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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #150: January 19, 2010, 05:18:09 PM »
anyone here use Google Books? do they have FULL books, or just previews with the option to buy from elsewhere?

From what I've seen, it's like the Amazon preview. I could find every page but the 1 I needed from a particular technical book, so I had to get off my ass and go find a physical copy.

If you want to read free books, check out Feedbooks.

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« Reply #151: January 19, 2010, 05:22:16 PM »
right. you have the "Public" or Stable version of Chrome.  it's the version that everyone downloads. you need to specifically opt to switch to the Beta channel. but it's a simple switch.  open your Chrome Browser, and go here:

http://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/

takes like 2 minutes to get the Beta version.

this I am not sure of. i've not had any issues downloading plugins. lemme set up my laptop and I'll check it out.


don't have windows vista, i'm on a mac so i can't get the beta version.

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« Reply #152: January 19, 2010, 05:35:17 PM »
don't have windows vista, i'm on a mac so i can't get the beta version.

ah. I can't help you then. I don't know anything about Macs, or about any issues with the Mac version of Chrome.

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« Reply #153: January 19, 2010, 05:50:39 PM »
Not all extensions are going to work for the Mac version of Chrome.  I'm not sure of the status of getting any extension support on Chrome for Mac.  I thought the Mac version was a beta version, has it gone gold now?

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« Reply #154: January 19, 2010, 05:55:59 PM »
Here is a link to download the Dev channel build of Chrome for Mac:

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html?dl=mac

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« Reply #155: January 19, 2010, 05:57:28 PM »
having to hold down "c" to boot to cd on mac = fail

ever heard of a boot menu?

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« Reply #156: January 19, 2010, 06:03:58 PM »
having to hold down "c" to boot to cd on mac = fail

ever heard of a boot menu?
Because I'm sure you always boot from a CD at least once per day.

I use rEFIt anyway so I get a boot menu all the time.

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« Reply #157: January 19, 2010, 06:09:49 PM »
at work, yeah, i boot from a cd often. why in the hell don't they have a boot menu? it doesn't make any sense.

it is also a pain to eject a cd too.

what is rEFIt?

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« Reply #158: January 19, 2010, 06:40:34 PM »
at work, yeah, i boot from a cd often. why in the hell don't they have a boot menu? it doesn't make any sense.


Because 99% of people don't have a need to boot from a CD or DVD very often, and when they do it is not much of a hassle to just press the c key.  Besides, don't you have to hit a key to boot from a CD on most PC's?  "Press any key to boot from CD" or something similar?

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it is also a pain to eject a cd too.

Hitting the eject key that's right on the keyboard is a pain?

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what is rEFIt?
An EFI boot menu.  Macs don't use BIOS, they use the newer EFI "Extensible Firmware Interface" originally developed by Intel and meant to replace the older BIOS systems, but isn't used very much on PCs.  Apple has boot camp that lets you run Windows, but rEFIt allows you to run more than just one OS, such as on my machine I run OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows 7.

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« Reply #159: January 19, 2010, 07:46:38 PM »
Because 99% of people don't have a need to boot from a CD or DVD very often, and when they do it is not much of a hassle to just press the c key.  Besides, don't you have to hit a key to boot from a CD on most PC's?  "Press any key to boot from CD" or something similar?
Hitting the eject key that's right on the keyboard is a pain?
An EFI boot menu.  Macs don't use BIOS, they use the newer EFI "Extensible Firmware Interface" originally developed by Intel and meant to replace the older BIOS systems, but isn't used very much on PCs.  Apple has boot camp that lets you run Windows, but rEFIt allows you to run more than just one OS, such as on my machine I run OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows 7.
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99% don't boot to a cd? what?

PCs that I use generally have a boot menu. You hit F12 or ESC or whatever and a menu comes up asking you what you want to boot to (CD, Internal HDD, External HDD, etc).

On Mac you have to hold down the "C" key until it comes up which is a pain and even ejecting the CD is a pain. It doesn't come out immediately after you hit the button.

Is rEFIt just for Mac? Is it free?

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« Reply #160: January 19, 2010, 07:51:33 PM »
99% don't boot to a cd? what?

PCs that I use generally have a boot menu. You hit F12 or ESC or whatever and a menu comes up asking you what you want to boot to (CD, Internal HDD, External HDD, etc).

On Mac you have to hold down the "C" key until it comes up which is a pain and even ejecting the CD is a pain. It doesn't come out immediately after you hit the button.
I don't think most users ever have a need to boot from a CD.  The only time you would do it is to install an OS, which 99% of computer users never do, they just buy a new computer, they don't upgrade. (OK, maybe less than 99% but still a vast majority)

On the PC you still have to hit a key, I don't see the big difference.  Taping a key once at the right time during boot up, or holding a key for 5 seconds.  I don't know what you mean about ejecting a CD.  On my Macs I just hit the eject key and it comes out.

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Yes (I think) and yes.

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« Reply #161: January 19, 2010, 07:54:37 PM »
we boot from cds at work all the time to make images of and restore computers, including macs.

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« Reply #162: January 19, 2010, 07:59:12 PM »
we boot from cds at work all the time to make images of and restore computers, including macs.
:lmao: You don't get what I am saying.

YOU do it, but YOU are in the IT field and regularly do this kind of thing.

To the vast majority of HOME USERS it's a non issue.

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« Reply #163: January 19, 2010, 09:22:31 PM »
can someone help me with the ABC thing plz :)

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« Reply #164: January 19, 2010, 09:28:00 PM »
can someone help me with the ABC thing plz :)
What about it?

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« Reply #165: January 19, 2010, 09:30:46 PM »
so i go to abc.com to watch a scrubs episode, and it's like you need to download some plug-in, but it won't download.

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« Reply #166: January 19, 2010, 09:31:36 PM »
so i go to abc.com to watch a scrubs episode, and it's like you need to download some plug-in, but it won't download.
With which browser?

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« Reply #167: January 19, 2010, 09:32:57 PM »
chrome had the problem. worked fine with firefox, which is what i used to watch it.

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« Reply #168: January 19, 2010, 09:35:04 PM »
It looks like it is a proprietary plug in from ABC rather than just something like Flash or Silverlight.  What is the episode you want to watch?  Isn't it on Hulu?

I can't really help much now but if you still have problems I'll check it out when I get home on my Mac.

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Re: The "Software and Web" Geek thread.
« Reply #169: January 19, 2010, 09:36:31 PM »
It looks like it is a proprietary plug in from ABC rather than just something like Flash or Silverlight.  What is the episode you want to watch?  Isn't it on Hulu?

I can't really help much now but if you still have problems I'll check it out when I get home on my Mac.

Hulu for most networks just links back to the network website. Like ABC.

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« Reply #170: January 19, 2010, 09:38:57 PM »
It was Scrubs.

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« Reply #171: January 19, 2010, 09:41:23 PM »
Hulu for most networks just links back to the network website. Like ABC.


This is wrong.
I even went through IMDB to check:
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi1425212441/

That's flash player, nothing proprietary.

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« Reply #172: January 19, 2010, 09:42:12 PM »
Hulu for most networks just links back to the network website. Like ABC.
I can watch Scrubs from Hulu on my work machine.  If I go to ABC and try it, it prompts me to install the plugin.

PatsNats, it looks like the plugin they use is called "Move" and I don't believe it supports Chrome on Windows either if I read the bug report right.

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« Reply #173: January 19, 2010, 09:42:39 PM »
This is wrong.
I even went through IMDB to check:
http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi1425212441/

That's flash player, nothing proprietary.


how did u know the exact episode i was watching? did i mention it or something? cuz if not, thats weird

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« Reply #174: January 19, 2010, 09:43:33 PM »
I can watch Scrubs from Hulu on my work machine.  If I go to ABC and try it, it prompts me to install the plugin.

PatsNats, it looks like the plugin they use is called "Move" and I don't believe it supports Chrome on Windows either if I read the bug report right.


Yeah I just figured that out :lol:

Sometimes ABC.com gets the show first, other times it's Hulu. Sometimes I have to go through TV.com or IMDB.com for the link to work for shows just added. When I don't have a TV or DVR available I get antsy to watch a show. It's lame I know.


But try to watch old episodes of V - it's just links to thewb.com