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Old 01-16-2009, 07:18 PM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by njguy View Post
I don't get a properties at all no matter what I do.

I just remembered and see what's happening - the FF in Windows and in Linux ARE different.

I know it's different b/c for instance to change the page browser (not links) preferences are in different places between the two OS versions.

BTW: I've posted links here before but this one was odd that it didn't work like the rest I placed in C-D.
That's weird. Are you still using LInux Mint and Firefox ? I'm using Elyssa & Firefox and when I right-click on the link, I do get the Properties menu.

By the way, thanks for turning me onto Linux Mint. I've tried a bunch of other distros but this is the one that seems to "have it all".

I'm doing a fresh install of Linux Mint Felicia next week, just to try it out on one of my oldPCs. I'm so happy with Linux Mint that I've put off buying another Mac. I'm currently shopping around for a couple of laptops for my wife and my son, on which I plan to install Linux Mint Felicia. If you have any recommendations on which laptop brand, let me know. I think I can get two laptops for the price of one Macbook.

Thanks very much!
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:00 PM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by JBrown View Post
Running Xp...About a month ago I started gettting this anoying pop up to please visit microsoft site and so as to make sure my software is genuine etc etc. Now I'm also getting a pop up at boot up time which pretty much anounces the same thing and as a side feature stops the boot process untill I click on 'remnd me later'...

What is all this,,, how did this new feature get added, a new blue star icon in the lowerright screen corner etc.

Where is this really annoying process...or what's it called so I can track it down and erase it. I don't see anything that clues me in when looking at Task manager...but then I don't know the name etc.

Any help appreciated.
In Vista its a service.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Location: Arden, NC
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Could this message be part of the Genuine Advantage bit that allows you to receive some "non critical" updates?
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