Mike Tech Show – Podcast – #106 – 01-27-07

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am glad that you mentioned AVG would continue to be free. I am not sure how the confusion started. I have been using AVG free since 2003 and anticipated every year to update the version.
    I can only assume there are many new users to the software that became confused.

    Digg recently listed Windows software resource hogs- and Norton took the cake.

    This is WHY I love and recommend AVG Free by Grisoft.

    It is a *small* download that does the job. It runs in real time, but you can also access scan features for outlook express emails and you can scan downloaded files as well.

    The version updates have always required a new download.

  2. Dave L says:

    The difference between a “Laser” mouse vs. an “Optical” mouse is that a typical optical mouse tracks between 400dpi and 800dpi, while laser mice track more than 2,000dpi. The more dots per inch (dpi) a mouse can track, the more sensitive and accurate it is. For most people an Optical mouse is more than sufficient . For those involved in graphics design, then a laser mouse would be a must. Some complain that Laser mice are just TOO sensitive. Personally, my wife has the Logitech V450 too and loves it… as do I. Works great on both our XP laptops as well as my Macbook Pro.

  3. Jesper says:

    I just want to tell you about a great tool to copy files. It is also free and chances are that you already have it. It’s called robocopy and is part of the Windows Resource Kit you can download from Microsoft. It can copy, move or synchronize, skip over errors, be scheduled, keep permissions, make a log and much more. It is a command line program so you don’t get a GUI but other people have made free wrapper programs (just google for robocopy gui). I have used robocopy to migrate 1.6TB of user files from a server to a NAS with great success. Also in the resource kit is permcopy which can be used to copy share permissions. I have not used this tool though.

    Thanks for the great podcast!