Jump to content


Photo

Set me up, dudes


  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#21 Vellfire

Vellfire

    TV people want to leave

  • Salty Members
  • 14593 posts
  • LocationKentucky

Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

I don't know why but I liked Virtual Box better than Parallels.  I liked not running XP on my Mac at all a lot more though.  The only things I need Windows for are a handful of games which tended to not work well through virtual OSes anyway, so...

MS Office - if you're using this computer for school or work, don't bother with any of the 'alternative' office suites like openoffice or iwork. MS Office is something you will need.


why, what's wrong with openoffice?  it's done me well for two years of college already, i've never had any sort of issue with this

I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates


#22 Pilsen

Pilsen

    Administrator

  • Salty Members
  • 3914 posts
  • LocationSecret

Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

I think just use plugins for firefox that does the same as other applications.. say for example chatzilla as sub for mi2rc and Fireftp for well any other ftp softwarre

#23 Vellfire

Vellfire

    TV people want to leave

  • Salty Members
  • 14593 posts
  • LocationKentucky

Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

I use FireFTP too, it's a lot simpler than having a separate FTP program.  I use a separate IRC client though.

I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates


#24 Pilsen

Pilsen

    Administrator

  • Salty Members
  • 3914 posts
  • LocationSecret

Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:08 PM

Really, you'll get surprised at how FF could be so convenient..


Also I am with having Microsoft Office as well, I mean openoffice does saves to word while word doesn't saves to openoffice but it's just so you would get used to what i think is the most used software for these things.. Say for presentations I'm not sure how open's software works but Microsoft powerpoint seemed to be better.
I also can't get much sense or advantages with the other openoffice sofware as compared to similar products that are in the microsoft office.

#25 Vellfire

Vellfire

    TV people want to leave

  • Salty Members
  • 14593 posts
  • LocationKentucky

Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:16 PM

I'm pretty sure that anyone capable of using a message board is capable of using Office when they normal use Openoffice.  I don't think there's a lot of getting used to between them for anyone who is even halfway decent at using a computer!

I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates


#26 Pilsen

Pilsen

    Administrator

  • Salty Members
  • 3914 posts
  • LocationSecret

Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

I searched google for comparisons of the softwares and well:

http://www.techsoup....re/page4765.cfm

2006, a little outdated with the newer versions of the softwares but I guess the core idea remains..

#27 Barack Obama

Barack Obama

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4725 posts

Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:40 PM


why, what's wrong with openoffice?  it's done me well for two years of college already, i've never had any sort of issue with this

Mostly formatting issues and spreadsheets. Depends on your program of study i guess but I encountered a lot of issues of compatibility with some more elaborate spreadsheets I had to work with before I broke and got ms office

Use the alternatives if you can get away with it though!

Posted Image


#28 Vellfire

Vellfire

    TV people want to leave

  • Salty Members
  • 14593 posts
  • LocationKentucky

Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:11 PM

I guess I've never really had to deal with spreadsheets in my major, so I guess if you're using it mostly for writing papers you'll be fine.

I love this hobby - stealing your mother's diary
BRRING! BRRING!
Hello!  It's me, Vellfire!  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! ... Bye!  CLICK!  @gidgetnomates


#29 Barack Obama

Barack Obama

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4725 posts

Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:48 PM

They should just sell excel cause its the only one worth buying except for maybe outlook in a workplace setting

Posted Image


#30 Pilsen

Pilsen

    Administrator

  • Salty Members
  • 3914 posts
  • LocationSecret

Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:10 PM

Bill wants you to buy it all

#31 goldenratio

goldenratio

    now das fresh

  • Salty Members
  • 7631 posts
  • Location༼ຈ ل͜ ຈ༽

Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:54 PM

how about you just use your computer and when you need something you haven't gotten yet, you get it? i use this tactic and it works pretty well.

See you Later,
Gabriel

i'm a robot is what the deal is


#32 JMickle

JMickle

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 2673 posts
  • Locationburied in sand

Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:24 PM

i'm talking mainly about programs i should get FIRST, IMPORTANT SHIT like firewalls and spyware shit.









and other stuff

:welp: i'm easy

#33 goldenratio

goldenratio

    now das fresh

  • Salty Members
  • 7631 posts
  • Location༼ຈ ل͜ ຈ༽

Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:29 PM

do you really not know?

i'm a robot is what the deal is


#34 JMickle

JMickle

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 2673 posts
  • Locationburied in sand

Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:44 PM

kinda.


right, i'll have a go:

AVG
Spybot: Search and Destroy
Ad-aware
Zone Alarm

#35 Barack Obama

Barack Obama

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4725 posts

Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

Getting a firewall when you're behind a router and windows already has one built in is kinda dumb for a home computer.

Posted Image


#36 Frisky SKeleton

Frisky SKeleton

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4717 posts

Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:19 PM

kinda.


right, i'll have a go:

AVG
Spybot: Search and Destroy
Ad-aware
Zone Alarm


don't get any of this.

I USE Q'S INSTEQD OF Q'S


#37 JMickle

JMickle

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 2673 posts
  • Locationburied in sand

Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

don't get any of this.


see this is what i mean i have no idea

#38 Frisky SKeleton

Frisky SKeleton

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4717 posts

Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:30 PM

you only really need an AV program if you're downloading programs unless you don't know how file types work (BATMAN REAL NOT FAKE.avi.exe) and you only need anti spyware if you're downloading the dumbest stuff imaginable (free screensavers! your very own bonzi buddy! desktop strippers! your computer might be at risk, download this to solve it!) and zone alarm is useful for eating up ram. pretty much the only reason you'd need that stuff is if you're constantly getting stuff like that.

if the laptop is primarily for internet browsing you want to limit your system resources to prolonge battery and increaser performance.

I USE Q'S INSTEQD OF Q'S


#39 JMickle

JMickle

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 2673 posts
  • Locationburied in sand

Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:38 PM

well my laptops for running a few apps out and about, like Reason and Game Maker, but yeah its for web browsing when i'm at home, so that doesnt matter.

#40 big ass skelly

big ass skelly

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 7865 posts

Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:52 PM

See you Later, Gabriel

talking to yourself again golden rati? XD




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users