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    Unable to clear internet history!

    To my amazement, today I noticed that my IE 6.0 did not clear internet history. I tried it again through the control panel, but no https://merb.cc is still up there!

    I then did a Google search and found this:

    http://www.purgeie.com/lockhist.htm

    Apparently this software deals with this problem. All you tech gurus, any ideas on why thisis happening and how I should fix it. I can`t upgrade to IE 7.0 because my version of XP Pro is pirated and I do not have the CD.

    GG

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Gonad
    I can't upgrade to IE 7.0 because my version of XP Pro is pirated and I do not have the CD.
    Be carefull someone made a thread before that merb was under LE surveillance... I guess they are about to get a supena to get your IP adresse and come to your house to seize your computer material because using a pirate version of windows is a crime.

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    Thumbs down Purge IE Pro

    I downloaded this software and it is awesome...works like a charm. Now, if only I could get it for free.

    GG

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Gonad
    I noticed that my IE 6.0
    General Gonad, I interpret your refusal to pay for XP (even though you must run up an incredible bill with SPs, and can probably afford to purchase XP) as a refusal to financially support Microsoft's poorly programmed software and therefore am surprised you're not already using Firefox or Opera.

    Seriously, please do yourself a favour and use IE one last time to go to
    http://www.mozilla.com/ or http://www.opera.com/

    Most importantly, you won't have ANY issues clearing your cache/history/cookies with those browsers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    General Gonad, I interpret your refusal to pay for XP (even though you must run up an incredible bill with SPs, and can probably afford to purchase XP) as a refusal to financially support Microsoft's poorly programmed software and therefore am surprised you're not already using Firefox or Opera.

    Seriously, please do yourself a favour and use IE one last time to go to
    http://www.mozilla.com/ or http://www.opera.com/

    Most importantly, you won't have ANY issues clearing your cache/history/cookies with those browsers.

    Yes, I am still on IE...don't ask me why. I actually had some computer work done and the guy reinstalled everything with XP Pro. My paid version of XP was home Edition so I can't upgrade to IE 7.0, which is much better.

    When I went to Bureau en Gros to buy a new CD of XP Pro, they said I had to get Vista. Microsoft does not sell older versions. This is a company policy for Microsoft.

    Fucken software biz...they create new products every three years and force us to upgrade....fucken joke...like Bill Gates needs more money!

    GG

    P.S. What do the software biz and SP biz have in common? Big fat margins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Gonad
    Yes, I am still on IE...don't ask me why.
    I'm not going to ask why, it's something I'll never understand
    But really, Firefox has far more features and is much more efficient (ie actually works) than IE.

    If anything, IE 7.0 has 'borrowed' features from Firefox... don't bother upgrading, just change to something better, (and will always remain better). Firefox is constantly being perfected as it is open source, whereas Microsoft will upgrade only if there is a 'threat.'

    Microsoft has never done anything innovative in years. If the software I need for work were compatible with Unix or Macs then I'd invest the time to learn a new environment than Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    If anything, IE 7.0 has 'borrowed' features from Firefox... don't bother upgrading, just change to something better, (and will always remain better). Firefox is constantly being perfected as it is open source, whereas Microsoft will upgrade only if there is a 'threat.'

    Microsoft has never done anything innovative in years. If the software I need for work were compatible with Unix or Macs then I'd invest the time to learn a new environment than Windows.
    Ok, I am convinced, I'll make the switch.

    GG, the tech challenged, frustrated pig!

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    The guy at Bureau en Gros is an idiot, no big surprise. You can buy a legal OEM copy of XP Pro at Microbytes for 189$ or at Frostys for 193.20$ tax free.

    By the way...it's been 6 years since XP was released and Vista is long overdue. One reason new software comes out, among other reasons, is to take advantage of the advancements in technology that older software cannot. It's not just a money grab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    If the software I need for work were compatible with Unix or Macs then I'd invest the time to learn a new environment than Windows.
    FYI, the learning curve for Mac OS X is might short. You'd have to invest somewhere in the vicinity of 15 minutes.

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    A friend of mine got a Mac recently: top of the line! He hates it with passion because, besides multimedia, this thing isn't compatible with any software he need to use. And he's not into hardware changes or addition yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver kloseoff
    you can use a usb key with a browser and all your favourites and all the cookies and history will be there instead of your computor
    techman could give you the fine details as he explains better than myself
    oliver
    I still maintain that the cheapest/least time consuming solution still is installing Firefox where you can properly clear all your 'Private Data' with 2 or 3 clicks.

    But if you want to go the USB key way, I'd recommend http://portableapps.com/ The webpage is self-explanatory.

    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskiin
    FYI, the learning curve for Mac OS X is might short. You'd have to invest somewhere in the vicinity of 15 minutes.
    That's true, I guess I was thinking more of Linux. Although I'm not ready to spend $2,000 on a new Mac just to spite Microsoft
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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo4
    A friend of mine got a Mac recently: top of the line! He hates it with passion because, besides multimedia, this thing isn't compatible with any software he need to use. And he's not into hardware changes or addition yet!
    Your friend should get Parallels. Costs $80 and will let him run Windoze and Mac OS X side by side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    That's true, I guess I was thinking more of Linux. Although I'm not ready to spend $2,000 on a new Mac just to spite Microsoft
    A refurb 14 inch iMac costs $800 US from Apple. I've used nothing but refurbs, both home, business, and my kids for years with no problems whatsoever.

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    Run ccleaner, whichever browser you happen to use.

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    It's very reliable.

    1 vote: Opera. Obviously faster than Firefox. Nice password "wand" for quick password entry. Paste and go URLs. I occasionally have to use IE to load some "Ajax" based sites.

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    I have used Opera for more than a year now and it rocks.

    Mouse movement to close pages, go back and forth in browser, spelling check are very nice. You almost never have to use the keyboard.
    Multiple tabs are a nice touch too.

    http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/ for all the features

    Highly recommend it too

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    Just get FireFox

    Forget MAC, Linux is a wet dream and IE sucks. IE 7 is the biggest pile of crap MS has ever released. It's IE 6 with tabs and a crappier user interface. FireFox is the only way to go and get the IE tab pluggin. This way any page that doesn't render well can be viewed in an IE tab with 1 click.

    MAC is too geared towards media and just doesn't have the software support you need. If all you need is Excel, Word and Internet then get Mac it will be easier but if you're a tinkerer then stay with Windows. Lots more software available.

    Linux...LOL...never ever install Linux on a machine that the end user is not a tech guy. Whatever people say no matter what version they're talking about Linux is just not ready and probably will never be. Ubuntu, redhat or any other distribution is just not mainstream. I should know, I have 2 machines at home...1 windows and 1 linux (not including the 50 or so I have at the office running Linux). I once saw my wife try and use the linux machine...lol was a sight for sore eyes.

    Stick with windows XP, wait for SP1 of Vista and anybody that says MS sucks is a geek that just doesn't understand the end user. My favorite argument is that there are 10 times more security holes in MS then Unix...LOL FULL OF CRAP. Install the same amount of apps on the MS machine as Unix machine and you have a 10:1 the other way. IE though is piece of crap but all the other browsers have there holes also.

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