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Help me choose a barebones SFF computer.

Thinking about building my own PC. Looking for smallest possible form factor barebones system with Socket 479 (Pentium M). [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on Dec 16, 2005 - 14 answers

Why the blazes won't this display correctly in Internet Explorer?

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]
posted by blag on Dec 13, 2005 - 14 answers

Druglord for other platforms?

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?!!
posted by spyke23 on Dec 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Good PC gaming websites?

Recommend me good PC gaming websites. [more inside]
posted by uncle harold on Dec 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Remote control of Mac by PC?

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]
posted by Argyle on Dec 4, 2005 - 9 answers

Design/Production filter: Going from Mac to PC.

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]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 29, 2005 - 30 answers

How to pinpoint software culprit?

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]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Nov 22, 2005 - 13 answers

Mac/PC desktop capture video streaming and conferencing

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]
posted by jruckman on Nov 18, 2005 - 4 answers

ole abit

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]
posted by delmoi on Nov 18, 2005 - 4 answers

How can I automatically get album covers for music on my ipod?

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]
posted by youthenrage on Nov 17, 2005 - 10 answers

XP recording app needed

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?
posted by bright77blue on Nov 17, 2005 - 8 answers

I cant use my joypad on my home pc?

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.
posted by indio1919 on Nov 17, 2005 - 6 answers

Automagic insertion of album art into iTunes on the PC?

What is the most reliable way of automatically adding album art images to iTunes on a Windows PC? [more inside]
posted by unclemonty on Nov 9, 2005 - 15 answers

DVD Burner b0rked

DVD-RWFilter: I burned a DVD ages ago, and on attempt to re-read, wimdows thinks it's blank. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Nov 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Adobe Illustrator w TabletPC

Tablet/Wacom to Adobe Illustrator using the Pencil Tool setup [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Nov 7, 2005 - 12 answers

Advice wanted on TV video server.

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?
posted by insomnia_lj on Nov 3, 2005 - 5 answers

How to get the screen resolution up on an XP PC?

Please help with Windows XP PC with screen resolution issues. [more inside]
posted by keijo on Nov 2, 2005 - 16 answers

Why is CD playback on my Win2K machine plagued by "popping"?

Why is CD playback on my Win2K machine plagued by "popping"? [more inside]
posted by NinjaPirate on Nov 1, 2005 - 7 answers

SizzlingKeys equivalent for PC?

Is there an equivalent to SizzlingKeys that works with iTunes on a PC?
posted by teem on Oct 24, 2005 - 2 answers

dashboard for pc, does anyone make it ?

I love the dashboard program available on macs. is there an equivalent for pc's? [more inside]
posted by dawdle on Oct 24, 2005 - 8 answers

Should I build a PC, and how?

PC building 101 [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Oct 18, 2005 - 27 answers

What's best for me? Mac or PC?

Can you advise me on getting a laptop? Mac or PC? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Oct 16, 2005 - 33 answers

Webcam Frustration

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!
posted by timpollard on Oct 15, 2005 - 2 answers

Why can't our computers get along?

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]
posted by slimslowslider on Oct 11, 2005 - 18 answers

Help me select a laptop. (Be gentle, its my first time...)

Help me select a laptop. (Be gentle, its my first time...) [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 11, 2005 - 41 answers

Burned by Roxio

As part of my work, I need to extract clips from movies and burn them to a DVD. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 8, 2005 - 7 answers

Outlook Reply-To problems.

How can I set up a permanent Reply-To address in Outlook 2003 on an Exchange server? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Oct 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Any experience with mediaREADY 5000

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
posted by flyby22 on Sep 27, 2005 - 0 answers

Is 7 too young to put PCs together?

Is 7 too young to put PCs together? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Sep 20, 2005 - 24 answers

Stall on cold boot, sometimes. Help.

IT problem brainstorm: I have a PC that stalls during boot. Help. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Sep 19, 2005 - 21 answers

WebEx is it???

Does anyone have any experience with products like WebEx that aren't subscription based? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Sep 19, 2005 - 7 answers

Can I pull a song off of a DVD?

Can I pull song files off of a DVD on my PC? How?
posted by Methylviolet on Sep 14, 2005 - 6 answers

No IDEa about hard drives

Can I add more than just four IDE devices to my PC? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 11, 2005 - 11 answers

GeForce 6600 or a Radeon X700?

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?
posted by nthdegx on Sep 4, 2005 - 19 answers

Portable PC screen

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...
posted by wibbler on Sep 1, 2005 - 8 answers

To (Pentium) D or not to D?

What's the score with Pentium Ds? If I'm buying a new desktop computer, should I make sure I have this processor?
posted by nthdegx on Aug 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Apple keys for a PC Keyboard?

Is there anyone selling keys with Apple markings for PC keyboards? (Or do I have other options?) [more inside]
posted by ontic on Aug 24, 2005 - 15 answers

What is a practical use for an extra PC built from spare parts?

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.
posted by gfroese on Aug 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Calendaring Software

Calendaring Software? [more inside]
posted by jazzkat11 on Aug 23, 2005 - 9 answers

Transfer: PC to Mac

How do I transfer songs from a PC to a Mac? [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Aug 18, 2005 - 10 answers

How to build a cheap gaming PC...

I want to build a cheap gaming PC that can handle any modern game, yet not cost me a fortune. [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Aug 8, 2005 - 24 answers

MediaWiki windows server synchronisation

How can I synchronise a local wiki installation (preferably MediaWiki) with an online server installation? [more inside]
posted by suleikacasilda on Aug 5, 2005 - 12 answers

More old software

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?
posted by Pedagogue on Aug 1, 2005 - 4 answers

Seeking PC power supply recommendation

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.
posted by flyby22 on Jul 31, 2005 - 13 answers

What motivated Bill Gates?

What motivated Bill Gates?
posted by ValveAnnex on Jul 23, 2005 - 19 answers

What's wrong with my computer?

HELP! My computer is having some strange problems that look to be pretty serious! I've got a Presario running XP. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jul 14, 2005 - 5 answers

Can I print multiple documents at once?

Is there any way to select and print, say, 30 documents at a time without having to individually open each one?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jul 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Cool, odd, or unusual uses for a computer?

What are some of the coolest, oddest, or most unusual uses you've come up with for your personal computer?
posted by gwenzel on Jul 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Cleaning a PC

Looking for good ways to clean out a PC storage before donating. I have some old PCs that I would rather donate than trashing them. What are good procedures and tools to use to clean out disks? Should I leave the OS on ? There may be questionable and personal content lurking around that I would prefer to wipe out. etc. etc.
posted by flyby22 on Jul 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Mac Vs. PC

Mac Vs. PC I am in the market for a new Laptop and am an avid PC user. What are some pro's and con's of making the switch to a Mac? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Jul 7, 2005 - 28 answers

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