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Postby NuGuy on Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:32 am

I haven't gotten around to the download yet, but you can find a download link here, as well as read opinions about it at:

http://www.download.com

(can't give you the entire link offhand... an easy 'search')


It is Freeware, and is described as an image viewer and converter

Looks pretty niffty to me.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:41 pm

eliminator wrote:link bad??? :(


works for me!

it's a very good program, i think. and it's freeware, unlike ACDSee (which isn't AFAIK). anyway ACDSee (last time i tried) had lot's of "buy me" popups, terribly annoying.
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Postby eliminator on Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:50 pm

ok 8)
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Postby Action Jackson on Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:30 pm

Thankfully my older version of ACDSee 5.0 doesn't have those annoying popups.

It is a retail copy though.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:01 am

Action Jackson wrote:Thankfully my older version of ACDSee 5.0 doesn't have those annoying popups.

It is a retail copy though.

that's why it doesn't have them! :x
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:08 am

Hey Action Jackson,why will a retail software show pop ups?Only shareware and adware software will show them.

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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:54 am

pranav81 wrote:Hey Action Jackson,why will a retail software show pop ups?Only shareware and adware software will show them.

::Pranav::


DOH! :oops:
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Postby NuGuy on Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:51 am

Well, I'm just not going to get a new computer system now (maybe next year).

I just bought (off ebay) a Lexar 512 MB CF memory card and a Lexar USB 2.0 card reader.

I've read and re-read all the advice given to me here regarding the OS upgrade, and it seems split between Win98 SE and Win2000. BTW, only once did I read (so I thought) that Win98 SE supported USB 2.0, so I tried to find a list of features but could not find any statement that 2.0 was supported in 98SE, including on Microsoft's web site.... I think it is, but can someone absolutely confirm that?

I'm not a power user, and just want the most stable OS that supports USB 2.0. Is it Win98SE or Win2000?

OK, I'm starting to be a pain in the butt, but further responses are appreciated. (I'm the kind of guy who checks, re-checks and verifies... Can't be too careful, you know. I've often screwed up the most simple and obvious of things.)
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Postby burninfool on Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:38 pm

"I'm not a power user, and just want the most stable OS that supports USB 2.0. Is it Win98SE or Win2000? "


Neither officially supports USB2.0,only XP supports it onboard.You must buy a USB2.0 PCI card and it will come with drivers.If you must use USB2.0 then buy XP,otherwise buy 2000.
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Postby NuGuy on Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:10 pm

Thanks, burnin
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Postby Action Jackson on Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:12 pm

What Burningfool said.

I've yet to encounter any problems with any of my IOGear USB 2.0 pci cards under Win98SE.
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Postby NuGuy on Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:50 pm

Thanks, AJ

I'll probably just get an IO card and Win2000, but yesterday I went to Dell's Outlet page and checked out some refurbished systems (I bought my PII 400 refurb from their Austin, TX refub store before it closed down; I've been really happy with it performing well). Everything 3 GHz or so & higher roughly costs at least $1500 US, with 1GB of memory. (I figure that if I would buy something new, and expect it to last a few(?) years, that that would be a good choice....)

I started to "assemble" a system from the recommeded (on this thread) hardware site, but selecting the motherboard wasn't as easy a I thought it would be -- feedback from (potential & actual) buyers of Maximum PC magazine's recommended MB found it buggy and often selected an alternative. I haven't studied hardware in years....

It's a lot of money, and I read that Intel is working on a new CPU that may come out soon (??). I keep telling myself that it's futile to "wait just a little longer for that something better to come to market"-trap, but I think I'm getting sucked into it anyway, just like quicksand. :-?
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Postby Action Jackson on Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:52 pm

Intel and AMD are always making new CPU's. The rate they're going is astonishing.

When you research for new hardware, it's tough to make a call WHEN you should buy b/c something newer [and mostly better] is just around the corner.
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