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Fedora 11 software update stuck

I just told the update notifier in Fedora 11 to install the security updates. It downloaded everything and applied the updates. Now the updater says Cleaning Up Packages. Its been stuck there for ...
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How can I update the bios of my gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard?

Virtual PC docs say I have to disable trusted execution or update bios. I am running a gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard. How can I update the bios, is it risking what I have installed on my system ...
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Cleanup after fresh windows server 2003 installation

After installing Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 and then running every single windows update, the disk space used is huge. This is mainly due to all the hotfix / updates and their rollback data, etc. I ...
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My friend's Mac OS X is crashing every 20 minutes since her last Software Update… can it be fixed?

My friend bought a Mac OS X in January 2004. Two years ago, she upgraded to Leopard. Her Mac performed OK, although it froze now and then. Then today, she did a Software Update. She clicked ...
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Product or method that will allow me to schedule all heavy background tasks (updates, scans, etc)?

So, frequently I notice my computer is running like a dog and check task manager to find out that google desktop is indexing, virus scan is running, windows update is downloading stuff, other programs ...
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Is it a good idea to install an OS as soon as it's released? [closed]

Or is it better to wait some time so critical fixes are released? I'm thinking specifically about Windows 7, but this can apply to any OS.
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How do I stop Apple Software Updater from trying to install iTunes? (Windows)

Whenever there's a Safari or a Quicktime update the Apple Software Updater pops up asking if want to update. This is fine, however it also auto-checks a box that says 'Install Quicktime + iTunes' that ...
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How do I update my jdk update 12 to jdk update <latest> without having to download the whole 100+MB jdk bunch?

How does one update jdk update 12 to jdk update without having to download the whole 100+MB jdk bunch? OS: Fedora 9 (About to go Fedora 11, but that is a different story)
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AppFresh-like software for Windows? [closed]

AppFresh is a useful program for Mac OS X. It scans for applications on your computer and does an online check if there are available updates. Is there similar software for Windows?
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Chrome and O3d not updating

Update: Chrome and o3d are now at latest versions, not sure if they are updating properly though, and can't really check until next release. Whenever chrome or o3d try to update themselves on my ...
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Managing updates for multiple computers on the same network

At home I have three Windows PCs running Vista and, come update time, the home network can become a bit congested with three computers downloading exactly the same updates at (around) the same time. ...
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Save applied system updates for backup

When I need to reformat a hard drive, or if I get a new computer, the first thing that needs to be done is to download all the backups. Depending on how old the installation media is, this can often ...
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Automatic updates on OS X Leopard

Is it possible to set OS X Leopard to update my system automatically at a specific time, just like Windows does? Right now the Updater randomly pops up when there are updates and I have to manually ...