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Thread #59388   Message #948290
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-May-03 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Subject: RE: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Good ideas, John. I do have a zip drive. And a CD and a DVD. And a regular floppy. Tons of ways of getting stuff into the system. For now, I'm going to do a complete backup of the Win2000 side, then I'm going to reboot with the ME CDs. Probably have to redo the entire computer, but every so often the housecleaning is useful. I'll set up ME for the kids, with their games, and I won't bother to put the productivity software in over there. I'll keep that one small, and do all of the heavy lifting on the Win2000 side.

Say, have you seen those nifty little thumb drives they have now? Someone was suggesting one of those in lieu of a zip drive for my computer at work. They don't hold as much as many zip disks, but they do hold a lot, and all you do is plug them into the USB port. They do require a password (good idea). Since I don't have a reachable USB drive on my computer at work, I'd have to crawl under my desk every time I wanted to use it (though I did get a 1:4 splitter recently, and it's a little closer than the back of the machine). There are many manufacturers of the drives, and many of them are much less expensive than the one I've linked to.

SRS