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New Box

What I've Got:
- Antivirus installed. Went with Free AVG for now; checking out another suggestion.

What I Still Need to Do:
- Install a whole bunch of software. Given that I'm at work (and working), doing anything major with the laptop is for free moments. Right.
- Remove some software. Specifically, once I'm positive I've got AVG up and happy (See the next What I Don't Got), I plan on removing the trial version of McAfee. Also specifically, the box came with a pre-installed version of Micro Shaft Works (Gag. Shudder. Koff Koff).

Don't see any reason to leave that disk space occupied by software I don't intend to use. Evah.

What I Don't Got:
- An Internet connection, probably because I am at hospital and hospital's LAN doesn't recognize the MAC for the new box. I expect this is the case for both wireless and land-line. So it goes. I've got my dial-up software to install, then just need to jump through the hoops of downloading current settings. Done that before. Be curious to see if new modem makes a difference on the Ranch's old, rural telephone lines.

Comments

tassie_gal
May. 24th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
*YAWN* I'll vouch for AVG. Macafees is supposedly the UNI standard, but I could never get it to work properly, so when no one was looking I accidently uninstalled it and reinstated AVG.
madshutterbug
May. 25th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
Oh, my. Such an unfortunate accident that was.

I've been a McAfee fan for a long time; however, the last couple of "upgrades" seem to be "slowgrades" rather than otherwise. So feh. AVG went in easy, and seems to be working well. Definitely didn't slow the box down.
tassie_gal
May. 25th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
yes very unfortunate.....my computer cried for days ;-)

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