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#16 ArialBlue

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:28

You are making a great point - WLE 2012 is awesome and Windows 7 can be butchered.


#17 articuno1au

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:29

It might be worth pulling those images down given that they have your personal email address on them :\

#18 max84

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:39

I just don't people like you...
You have like 3 people on your Messenger list. It's not like you need it that much anyway. Switch to something modern alltogether, and get Skype and Picasa.
Everybody has a choice, but using old software is not advisable after a couple of months.

#19 OP Andrea Borman

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:53

I don't use Skype because it did not work well on my netbooks. I think Skype is more for laptops or large computers not netbooks. Andrea Borman.

#20 Charisma

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:59

I don't use Skype because it did not work well on my netbooks. I think Skype is more for laptops or large computers not netbooks. Andrea Borman.

Yeah OK, tell that to the millions of people who use it on their tablets and smartphones. Wat?

#21 articuno1au

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:02

Skype runs happily on my Single core 1ghz Arm 7 based phone.

I think the 1.x ghz Intel Atoms (or equiv.) you are running can probably handle it..

#22 +Ryster

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:08

Don't feed the trolls guys. Ignore her and she may go away :)

#23 OP Andrea Borman

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:14

Yeah OK, tell that to the millions of people who use it on their tablets and smartphones. Wat?


Well when I installed Skype on my netbook. When it came to Skype testing my webcam and video calling software it said my software was not up to it. Well I cannot remember what the error message exactly was.

But that is rubbish. As my webcam and built in mic work fine with Google Talk,Aim Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. So it's not my netbook. It's Skype that was the problem. Andrea Borman.

#24 Midnight Mick

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:16

I can't beleive you posted an image with your Email clearly visible? LOL!

#25 Kane

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:20


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#26 OP Andrea Borman

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:32

Articuno 1au wrote-
It might be worth pulling those images down given that they have your personal email address on them



Midnight Mick wrote-
I can't beleive you posted an image with your Email clearly visible? LOL!


If you look on my profile at Neowin you can see it is the same email address that is on my profile. There is an option on your Neowin profile to add your user name or contact email to the messenger you are using. And in my case it's Aim Messenger and Windows Live Messenger(2009 version of course.)

And there are 2 versions of Aim now. The new Aim Messenger which is different from the old one or the old Aim. Both of which are still supported and can be run side by side each other. I use the old Aim of course. Andrea Borman.

#27 +Ryster

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:38

...The new Aim Messenger which is different from the old one...


Well I'm speechless. Andrea Borman.

#28 Rigby

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:58

Why do you sign your name at the end of every post you make? You do realize your name is already shown right?

PS: That purple classic theme makes me want to gouge my eyes out. TRC.

#29 Pam14160

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 17:09

Please, can someone explain to me why they attempt to deal with this woman?

#30 KRazpopov

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 17:11

Well when I installed Skype on my netbook. When it came to Skype testing my webcam and video calling software it said my software was not up to it. Well I cannot remember what the error message exactly was.

But that is rubbish. As my webcam and built in mic work fine with Google Talk,Aim Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. So it's not my netbook. It's Skype that was the problem. Andrea Borman.

Bulls**t. A year ago, I talked to a classmate of mine using Skype, and we had both audio and video enabled. He was using a computer with a Pentium 3 processor at the time (i think it was 900MHz) and 128MB of RAM. If Skype can run on that, then it can damn well run on an f'ing netbook.