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    help required for my two sons new pcs

    I'm in the process of building two new PCs for my sons (12, 14) nothing over the top but far better than they could dream of, they both have p3 at the moment so this will be a huge improvement.

    I want them to have a wow factor with the interface and desktop I am using "objectdocker" to give them the MAC menu thing and I am trying "samurize" to make their desktops look cool as they put it, and I have bought them gaming cases for it all to go in.

    I was wondering if there was any things people have used themselves on their home PCs and been inpressed with, you know the sort of things you can't use at work.

    Also any free MMORPG that you would recommend at the moment.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    If you mean like changing the Theme of the desktop, Boot screen, Log on/out screen then this is a good bit of software

    http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/

    It is Paid Software but very good i used to use it alot myself, the software is designed to fix errors on ur pc and custimize windows, downloading certain themes etc, i do actually have a downloaded version of this with a keygen if you want it i can upload it for you.

    very good and from what it sounds like exactlu what ur looking for.

    Kind regards

    James

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Before Vista/Aero there was...

    http://www.otakusoftware.com/topdesk

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by edie209
    I'm in the process of building two new PCs for my sons (12, 14) nothing over the top but far better than they could dream of, they both have p3 at the moment so this will be a huge improvement.

    I want them to have a wow factor with the interface and desktop I am using "objectdocker" to give them the MAC menu thing and I am trying "samurize" to make their desktops look cool as they put it, and I have bought them gaming cases for it all to go in.

    I was wondering if there was any things people have used themselves on their home PCs and been inpressed with, you know the sort of things you can't use at work.

    Also any free MMORPG that you would recommend at the moment.
    If you want wow factor and a 'cool' look install ubuntu w/ beryl then add wine or vm software for the windows apps you need to run.

    ditch the freeware windows tinsel gumph for xp, run a mile from Vista and DRM-hell..... and instead run ubuntu or buy an intel imac to run os x.

    Sorry if i'm not being helpful i just calls it how i sees it.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    27 days till KDE4 !
    http://www.kde.org/

    Free MMORG:
    http://www.regnumonline.com.ar/

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    That looks like a few things to look at whats the game like cybernerd? do you play?

    torledo I do agree but for the moment I think my boys will be better of with XP

    I must say to that I would like to use free apps just incase they don't like what I do

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by edie209
    I must say to that I would like to use free apps just incase they don't like what I do
    Like i said in my previous post i would be happy to send you full working version.. won't cost you any thing then and you can change it as many times as you like.. so come when your boys get it they dnt like what theme you have set it to. take them to the programme show them the themes that are available and let them choose one

    Simple

    PM me if you would like software pal

    regards

    James

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy
    Quote Originally Posted by edie209
    I must say to that I would like to use free apps just incase they don't like what I do
    Like i said in my previous post i would be happy to send you full working version.. won't cost you any thing then and you can change it as many times as you like.. so come when your boys get it they dnt like what theme you have set it to. take them to the programme show them the themes that are available and let them choose one

    Simple

    PM me if you would like software pal

    regards

    James
    Please don't offer illegal software on here please.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by richard

    Please don't offer illegal software on here please.
    I agree!
    Failing that, tell us the school you work for and we can get some money for the BETT fund by calling FACT/FAST :twisted: (Assuming you ignore software licensing at work as well!)

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Please don't offer illegal software on here please.
    Agreed, it’s inappropriate, and illegal!

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    My Bad for not explaining this correctly, the software is actually infact Legit.. paid for by me. was just going to send as a copy of my version which is paid for and i brought 3 licenses for the software yet i only have used the two.. have one here doing nothing.

    Sorry guys should of explained in more detail really!

    regards

    james

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy
    My Bad for not explaining this correctly, the software is actually infact Legit.. paid for by me. was just going to send as a copy of my version which is paid for and i brought 3 licenses for the software yet i only have used the two.. have one here doing nothing.

    Sorry guys should of explained in more detail really!

    regards

    james
    If you brought 3 and only used 2 then you have 1 free and as the OP has to machines and only one license then he is breaking the law by using it on both machines.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Who the hell are you ? A copyright lawyer for Microsoft or something...

    Let's face it 99% of people at school, college, UNI AND IT people (i'm not making any reference to people on here ofcourse ) have used or continue to use 'free' or cracked software. Don't be equating the use of this for personal use to other forms of illegal activity or piracy used for profit.

    The strange thing is this guy is actually talking about software he's bought with his own money, which is more than can be said for most people aged 18-25...and yet you're still splitting hairs and giving them a hard time.

    Take that broom handle from out of your backside already rich.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    ok i am sorry i don't want this Thread to turn into an argument,

    I only have the one license and yes technically your right about the law.

    I have one license spare which i would be happy to send to edie.. and if you like the programme then i supose there no harm in buying another license. I understand that Edie does not want to spend money on software and would prefer the free or opensourse software but i don't think theres much to choose from from when i have looked i have found Cracked, Patched versions of the software and places where you can buy the software but not many Free/Opensourse.

    So i hope that explains it a little more... i am only trying to be helpful and offer this license as i don't have any use for it any more.

    Regards

    James

    P.S. Yes i do try and buy what software i can out my own pocket which lik you say is more than can be said about other people my age.

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    Re: help required for my two sons new pcs

    Failing that, tell us the school you work for and we can get some money for the BETT fund by calling FACT/FAST (Assuming you ignore software licensing at work as well!)
    Sorry doesn't it say at the bottom of Tiny chimpboys postings that he's looking for work, rather than already employed.

    Give the lad a break he's young, but keen! (Sorry 'tiny not wanting to sound patronising re your age etc)

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