What is the best way to share an external hard drive between a PC and a Mac (both laptops) so that both computers can read and write to it? Can it even be done? [more inside]
Game controllers for the PC? Tell me about them? [more inside]
I have an old pc. Celeron 600mhz processor, 376mb ram. The ram is maxed out (I believe) and the overhead of microsoft's anti-spyware combined with AVG antivrus, along with XP sp2, have slowed the machine to a crawl. Is there a way to speed things up that is compatible with quicken 2004 and will leave me protected from net nasties? I thank you, hive-mind. [more inside]
Thinking about building my own PC. Looking for smallest possible form factor barebones system with Socket 479 (Pentium M). [more inside]
We use an internal survey tool which automatically generates and collates web-based surveys. It wasn't written by me. I'm having a problem with one particular page; have a look at the following: [more inside]
Druglord the pc game.... has anybody written it for any other platforms? can i get it for the palm os or mac os x? have tried googling to no avail, though have seen mention of a longwinded method of getting it running for os x. anyone interested in porting to other platforms?!!
Recommend me good PC gaming websites. [more inside]
My Mom has a new Mac (OS X) and I have a PC (WinXP). How can I remotely see her screen and manipulate it easily? [more inside]
What concerns are there when switching from an all Macintosh (Quark 4.1, Pshop 7, Illustrater 10) shop to an all Windows shop running new PCs and the Creative Suite 2? [more inside]
My computer is freezing intermittently. My gut says it's a software problem. Is there some sort of "black box" program to help figure out which program is the culprit? [more inside]
I have a Mac and my friend has a PC. How can we stream a live video capture of our desktops to each other ? [more inside]
I need a new video card for my old PC, with an Abit kt7-raid (which has AGP 2x/4x support). Will any AGP graphics card work? Any AGP 4x or 2x? [more inside]
So I just got a video ipod, and I have about 50 gigs of music on my computer. I need an automated way to get album covers for some or most of these mp3s onto my ipod. [more inside]
I would like to know of software which can record sounds on a PC XP - but, it needs to be able to record any and all sounds. E.g. the sound from a web site playing in flash, or last.fm or pandora. I am not a big fan of going the analog patch way. Any ideas?
i have a dell pc at home. How come i cant use the the little joypad ive bought on games ive bought like Splinter cell and rainbow six? I know it works cos i checked it out on hardware settings.
What is the most reliable way of automatically adding album art images to iTunes on a Windows PC? [more inside]
DVD-RWFilter: I burned a DVD ages ago, and on attempt to re-read, wimdows thinks it's blank. [more inside]
Tablet/Wacom to Adobe Illustrator using the Pencil Tool setup [more inside]
I have an old Intel Celeron 501MHz PC sitting around collecting dust. I'm wondering whether it would be suitable as a video server for my television, assuming I upgrade it with WiFi and a TV card. I don't have/want cable, so I don't necessarily need TiVo-like capabilities, but it would be nice to have something that could access my WiFi network, grab my downloads (mostly fansubbed anime, foriegn shows, etc.), and play them on the home theatre system. Is it worthwhile to use such a system for this purpose? Is there a more elegant solution that I'm overlooking that doesn't involve burning a ton of DVDs?
Please help with Windows XP PC with screen resolution issues. [more inside]
Why is CD playback on my Win2K machine plagued by "popping"? [more inside]
Is there an equivalent to SizzlingKeys that works with iTunes on a PC?
I love the dashboard program available on macs. is there an equivalent for pc's? [more inside]
PC building 101 [more inside]
Can you advise me on getting a laptop? Mac or PC? [more inside]
Webcam frustration: I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000, and it's driving me up the wall. When it's not in use, the 'active' light is always on, but when I try to use it with any application, it goes off and the camera does nothing. I've done all the logical stuff I can think of - checked the Logitech site, Googled for this error, uninstalled and reinstalled software and hardware, changed USB ports and toyed with finding a major religion to cling to, but so far nothing makes any difference... so please help me, MetaFilter friends, or Mr WebCam will become surprisingly intimate with Mr Hammer... thanks!
My husband has a Mac in Rhode island. I have a PC in California. We would like to talk to each with webcams. Why won't our computers be friends? [more inside]
Help me select a laptop. (Be gentle, its my first time...) [more inside]
As part of my work, I need to extract clips from movies and burn them to a DVD. [more inside]
How can I set up a permanent Reply-To address in Outlook 2003 on an Exchange server? [more inside]
Does anybody have any experience with the relatively new MediaREADY 5000 from Video without Boundaries. Seems to be cheaper than XP Media Centers. But appears to have low storage. The URL is http://www.vwbinc.com/products.html
Is 7 too young to put PCs together? [more inside]
IT problem brainstorm: I have a PC that stalls during boot. Help. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with products like WebEx that aren't subscription based? [more inside]
Can I pull song files off of a DVD on my PC? How?
Can I add more than just four IDE devices to my PC? [more inside]
I have my eye on a new computer. I have the choice between including a 256Mb GeForce 6600 or a 256Mb Radeon X700. For an avid gamer, I have no idea if the latter is worth the extra £50. Is it?
I spend a lot of time at the computer. Sometimes, I'd like to sit in a nice comfortable sofa, and still point and click. Does anyone know of a "portable screen" that shows exactly what's on the pc screen, but wireless? A bit like a tablet PC without the PC...
What's the score with Pentium Ds? If I'm buying a new desktop computer, should I make sure I have this processor?
Is there anyone selling keys with Apple markings for PC keyboards? (Or do I have other options?) [more inside]
I, like a lot of geeks, seem to just have a few spare motherboards and hard drives kicking around. I'd like to put these to good use, but the question is how? I'm interested in building a machine into a piece of furniture of even a wall or ceiling (renovating the basement now so timing is good for this), but I can't think of any reason to actually do this other than a digital picture frame with an LCD screen on the wall. This PC is already running without a case, so its in pieces and can stay that way. What practical (or slightly impractical) use can I get from an extra PC like this? I don't just need a simple server, already have one of those, and a client machine would be great, but I want this machine hidden if possible which makes the logistics of getting a monitor and keyboard somewhere useful a little more difficult.
Calendaring Software? [more inside]
How do I transfer songs from a PC to a Mac? [more inside]
I want to build a cheap gaming PC that can handle any modern game, yet not cost me a fortune. [more inside]
How can I synchronise a local wiki installation (preferably MediaWiki) with an online server installation? [more inside]
Back in the '90's, I had a game for the Mac called "Mission: Thunderbolt". I heard it was moved to PC format. 1) Was it? 2) If so, where could I get it? 3) Are there any more like it?
I am in the process of building an AMD Sempron 2400+ based file storage machine. I am seeking recommendation for how big a power supply I need. I am planning on 4 to 5 (may be 6 in future) 250GB Seagates, 2x320GB WD Sata drives, 1 DVD writer, Geforce FX 5500 video card. The $50 case has a stock 480W PSU. I am wondering if I need more juice and possibly something by a well known brand ? I recently built an Athlon box with Seasonic 430 PSU. Seems pretty quiet. Not sure if I should get another of those.
What motivated Bill Gates?
HELP! My computer is having some strange problems that look to be pretty serious! I've got a Presario running XP. [more inside]
Is there any way to select and print, say, 30 documents at a time without having to individually open each one?