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Antivirus for power users [closed]

All antivirus software I've come across (so far) has an installer; runs in the background (usually via drivers); uses up a lot of CPU and/or RAM bandwidth; very rarely finds any virus (as viruses ...
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Maximum disk size for a Debian 6 VMware installation?

I'm planning to install a variety of Linux distributions on VMware Player to get more experience with Linux (I've only used Fedora back in university). I'm starting with Debian 6.0.5 Squeeze, and have ...
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Visual studio 2010 Express edition on Intel Atom N550 based netbook?

The answer was yes for 1.6 Ghz Atom Processors... For the N550, it's a 1.5 GHz DUAL CORE processor, will it be able to run VS 2010 ? ...
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What is the point of the xorg package in Ubuntu?

I am about to do a minimal installation of Ubuntu 10.10. First, I'll do a command-line install with the minimal Ubuntu cd. Second, I want to install a minimal version of gnome. So I am simply looking ...
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What is the reasonable minimum ram for Ubuntu in VMWare

I'm running Win 7 on 3G ram on my host machine I need to open an Ubuntu 10.04 VM in VMWare 7 and it needs to stay open for whole day for accessing some sites and connections. I won't serve ...
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Minimum specs needed to run 1080p HD movies?

I was wondering how low you could go with hardware that would still be able to smoothly run HD movies. My current plan is around $215 CAD w/o a hard drive: Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz - 1GB DDR/SDRAM - ...
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Making Windows XP run on 256MB of RAM

I have a Windows XP system which has only 256 MB of ram, and unfortunately upgrading the RAM is not an option (it needs DDR, a DDR2 chip didn't fit and I'm not in town long enough to order one ...
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Is it possible to download minimal drivers on Windows, without the extra software packages?

The situation in all its glory: 30 megs for ATIs' "Display Driver Only". Almost 100 megs for NVidias' GeForce/Ion bloatware. 300 megs for an HP printer driver with immense amount of crap 30 megs ...
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howto open new firefox window without toolbars, tabs, addins etc ? (shortcut rather than javascript)

I'm currently awaiting the arrival of a new pc and in the meantime am having to work on a small laptop screen. I need to have two browser windows open at the same time, tiled horizontally. Is there a ...
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Minimalistic Linux or opensolaris HOST suitable for VM Guests [closed]

Question: Suitable Linux or opensolaris (minimum requirements/packages) as HOST platform, to run Virtualbox or VMware? Note: I would like a bare minimum installation of Linux or opensolaris as the ...