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Q: Which Linux Distribution?

My older (third computer) needs a new operating system, and I don't want to pay . I will be giving this computer to someone who doesn't know much about computers, and the specs are as follows:

Intel Pentium III @ 866MHz
40GB Hard Drive (Not sure of brand nor speed)
128MB SD-Ram
(Model Sony VAIO #PCV-RX360DS)

I want to try to get a distribution of Linux on the computer, and since the computer is not currently running an operating system, and I'm not skilled with Linux (usually in the CPU or Vid Card section of this site so...) I need help. Thank you for any help.

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Preferred Solution: Which Linux Distribution?

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A: Which Linux Distribution?

I've always found that the Ubuntu distribution is a good choice for this sort of computer. It's based on Debian . . . very stable and proven.
Try a "Live" copy first if you like.
Nothing is installed to the hard drive . . it runs completely from the DVD ROM.
To date I haven't had a problem getting it to find any hardware on laptops nor set-top boxes.
Good Luck

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My older (third computer) needs a new operating system, and I don't want to pay . I will be giving this computer to someone who doesn't know much about computers, and the specs are as follows:

Intel Pentium III @ 866MHz
40GB Hard Drive (Not sure of brand nor speed)
128MB SD-Ram
(Model Sony VAIO #PCV-RX360DS)

I want to try to get a distribution of Linux on the computer, and since the computer is not currently running an operating system, and I'm not skilled with Linux (usually in the CPU or Vid Card section of this site so...) I need help. Thank you for any help.
 

A:Which Linux Distribution?

I've always found that the Ubuntu distribution is a good choice for this sort of computer. It's based on Debian . . . very stable and proven.
Try a "Live" copy first if you like.
Nothing is installed to the hard drive . . it runs completely from the DVD ROM.
To date I haven't had a problem getting it to find any hardware on laptops nor set-top boxes.
Good Luck
 

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i tried to use ubuntu 14.04 LTS as live USB from the boot i can choose LIVE USB after that it shows options like try ubuntu or install ubuntu but when i  choose any of the above option  a black screen is coming up and  nothing happen after that ...the same problem with all other linux distribution except ubuntu 12.02 LTS (it is possible to try or install so i think no issue with BIOS settings) as i am a python developer i need to try(install) latest 14.04 LTS of ubuntu . but HP shows Blank screen not even to use live Ubunts. i tried OS faild* Ubuntu 14.04 LTS*Elementary OS*Linux Mint*Fedora*Korora*lubuntu but Ubuntu 12.04 worked fine...but i want to use latest version of any of the above...!

A:Unable to try any linux distribution

Enter the BIOS and in system configuration-->Boot options,  enable legacy support 

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Hello. I'm thinking of installing the Linux distribution on this laptop next to Windows. But what better way to install and how will iron work there? My notebook:Lenovo G50-30 (80G0017UUA)

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I was trying to install a ubuntu distribution to my primary hard drive (along side Windows 7) and at 99% of copying files the setup reported there was not sufficient memory to install backtrack. I cannot boot back into windows 7 as the computer resets before getting past the boot screen (shows 'starting windows' as normal then the screen blacks and takes me back to BIOS).
this process loops unless I select windows repair option, which does not fix the problem.
The Backtrack live CD won't let me delete the new, half-installed partition, so therefore I cannot change the windows partition back to it's usual (small) size of 55GB.

All help would be appreciated as I need windows on my PC for work

Thank you to all in advance.

A:Installing linux distribution has stopped windows 7 booting

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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This is personal SCCM but I need some help.

When I have msi application and want to distribute the content to SCCM and DP as distribution pons, DP received it and SCCM did not failed got this message  (Distribution Manager failed to connect to the distribution point ["Display=\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=M3N"]\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\.
Check your network and firewall settings.)
Please help

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Hello.

Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


 

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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I am experienced Windows user, but I don't like W10 spying on me and I want to start learning and slowly transition to linux distro with a reliable option to run windows programs I am familiar with in secure controlled environment. Memory, storage space and processing power is not a problem. Thank you for any recommendations

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.
 

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.8, but no result.
 

A:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.
 

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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Ok, I have a Toshiba PCX 2200 series and this is the modem that Road Runner uses(well one of them anyway) and also I use the USB cable not the NIC. Is linux refusing the USB and prefers NIC?
 

A:I tried on the linux boards so now I'm here, about cable modem on linux...

Most of the times yes... it depends of the distro version that you use...
In any case you're better off with a nic card ( and this applies for Micro$oft OS as well...)
 

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I have SUSE 9.3 Installed on a 19GB partition of a 40GB hard drive. I heard that it is possible to dual boot with Windows with Linux being the first installed OS, but it's complicated. Can anyone tell me if I can pull this off without having to make Windows the first installed OS? Here is how I have my partitions:
hda1=1GB [swap]
hda2=17.8 / [root]
 

A:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

You will have to restore GRUB later using the SuSE CD and also create the GRUB menu entry for WIndows..
 

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Any hint on booting from the USB or SD card slots into Linux Mint??  ref: Yoga 11e Chromebook 20DU 0008US. Inpossible to use this for any serious work.  Maybe Mint is the cure?

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Hi,

I need to read windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux 9.x.
Can some one tell me the way, how this can be done or some setting which enable to read files from windows on linux.


regards
ratan
 

A:windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux

If you need to read an NTFS mounted drive in that machine then you'll need to add kernel support for NTFS. Try looking http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ for that info. If you just want to hit shares then just mount them via smb.
 

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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I AM CLEARING AND REWORKING MY NT4 AND WAS WONDERING ABOUT A LINUX OS TO WORK ALONG WITH IT IN A PARTITION.
COULD ANYONE RECOMEND A GREAT BROTHER?
I HEARD THAT CORELS LINUX IS SUCH A PLAYER WITH NT4. ANY OTHER LINUX OS THAT MAY BE BETTER? I AM A VERY NEWBIE AT THIS POINT>

THANKS------------OKOKOPO

 

A:{Moved to Linux Forum} - NT-4 AND LINUX ?

Greetings

OK, I have never worked with Corel's Linux, but I have been told that it is a nice version to learn the Linux GUI.

Other good version's to learn on are Mandrake and Red Hat. But, if you want to get more power out of your linux installation, you need to use distributions like Slackware, or Debian.

And... I am sure that another Linux fan will have a completely different point of view. Oh well... If you want, I can move this thread to the Linux forum, and you can see what their reaction is.

My best solution for you, is to buy a "Linux for Dummies" type of book, which should come with a free CD with a Linux distribution on it. That way, you get a beginner's Guide to Linux, plus a pressed bootable CD.

What I can give you, are specific instructions to installing linux as a dual boot system with NT.

If you go to www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot I have specific instructions on how to dual boot your system with NT.

Hope this helps

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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I work at a small private school that occassionally sends school information home to parents. The school has tasked me with researching a way that we, the school, can send emails containing the school information to parents.

Our list of parents who want to receive these emails is about 300 - 350 parent email addresses. Our desire is to develop emails containing important school related info. and email everybody on the list as a BCC. Our desire is to transmit these emails but not allow anybody to "Reply" to the emails.

Does anybody know of an easy way we can email messages in mass?

We are hoping for a simple and economical way to simply send one-way emails to parents.

We do not want to use the current email engine that presently exists within our school system. (The reasons we don't want to use our current email system is a whole other story and is not for this forum.)

I am new to forums and hope I haven't over stated my self. I will appreciate any feedback from anybody.
 

A:Email Distribution

Create a distribution list. I don't understand what you mean when you say you can't use "the current e-mail engine". Are you referring to the client or the server?
 

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I am interested in creating a website where people can go and sign up to receive a green newsletter. The only information I need for them to provide is there name, email address and age range. Is there a program that I can purchase and put on Windows XP Professional or Windows 2003 server. I prefer not to use an outside service like constant contacts. I would like the program to automatically save the information after the person enters it so that it does not have to be imputed manually. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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This is my first post on this site so I hope this is the correct forum for this topic. I'm finally upgrading to a new PC which of course will have Windows 8. I'm coming off of an XP machine and will need to transfer my files and folders. Simple enough, however I've read both here and MS site about the libraries and file system that W8 uses and how they're different than older versions so I'm now a bit confused as to the proper way to distribute my files when I put them on the new machine. For example, in XP I simply had a single folder for each piece of machinery (CNC machine that is) which contained all the documents (.pdf, xls, etc.), pictures, and videos directly pertaining to that individual machine. If I understand the W8 library system correctly, for best results I should now start an individual folder for each machine in each of the Windows libraries. That is, a folder in Documents for machine X, a folder in Pictures for machine X, a folder in Videos for machine X, etc. and then continue the same way for machine Y and so on. Am I correct? I have no problem doing this I'm just looking for best procedures to follow whenever possible and use the OS as designed.
Sorry for the rookie question, but most of my experience using computers, besides the typical "home" use has been with PPCL programming and process control. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Help with file distribution

You can set it up any way you want. There is no requirement to make the changes you mention. If you're comfortable with the structure you have now, stay with it. No need to even use Libraries unless you want to.

My recommendation would be to stay as you are initially, then as you get used to Windows 8, and it will take considerable getting used to, especially coming from XP, start making changes that add to the usability. Just my $.02 worth.

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Can someone give me a few good PDU(power distribution unit) options with around 30A input capacity for 19” rackmount system?

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I am responsible for about 225 Windows XP PCs on a Novell network. If anyone has experience pushing updates or new applications to several hundred PCs, I am looking for the best (easiest) way to do this. I just finished an upgrade that I did using sneaker-net, and it was too much.
 

A:application distribution

LOL, Sneakernet, haven't heard that term in a while....

here's a couple places to start digging,
mostly the type of thing like running them from a network share on some server via batch file or script, plus Microsoft has quite a few options in the remote deployment arena
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp1/hfdeploy.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3E90DC91-AC56-4665-949B-BEDA3080E0F6&displaylang=en

http://thesource.ofallevil.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/hfdeploy.mspx

It may or may not be exactly what you're looking for, but at least it's a start.
edit: I dunno what's up with the domain on that last link, I didn't even notice it until after I posted it, I'm looking into it, that's just weird.
http://s.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/hfdeploy.mspx
is the acrtual MS link to the same content.......still weird.
 

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I have inherited a list of 57 email addresses that I will use frequently over the next months. Is there a way to create a distribution list in Outlook without having to enter each address as a new contact? Can I cut and past the whole list into a distribution list? Currently, I have savied as a word document and just cut and past into bcc field when I have to send, but I'd love to have this in an Outlook list if possible.

Does anyone know the maximum number of email addresses that one can include on a single message in Outlook? I have another list that has 194 names on it. What's the best way to send as a mass email? This is a neighborhood security patrol alert announcement email, not advertising.
 

A:Distribution list

Hi needhelp1950

Your ISP determines how many e-mail addresses you can send at one time. You might try a maximum of 25 addresses to see if that message is allowed through or not.
Otherwise, call your ISP to see what their limitations are.

Copy the e-mail addresses to a spreadsheet and Import them into Outlook.
First, Export your existing Contacts from Outlook as a .csv file to see the template that Outlook uses. Then copy the names into the .csv file and Import it back into Outlook.
Which version of Outlook are you using?
 

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Can someone tell me of a way a person can distribute a file to other people other than e-mail and are not connected to a network. I appreciate any help.
 

A:File distribution

You could try a free filesharing programme
http://www.wfshome.com/

Or a paid for web hosting service - there's lots out there, some with trial periods
http://www.mydocsonline.com/

Instant messaging - they allow you to send a file

Via a website if you have one

If they are photos - there's free pic hosting sites
http://www.photobucket.com/

Or you could mail them a floppy
 

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I have just installed my new Sapphire HD 5770 1 Gig card. Now I am ruining Win7 Pro 32 bit and have 4 Gig on board memory. Now with the new card I would in affect have a total of 5 Gig. So as we know 32 bit only looks at 4 Gig so when playing games how is the memory now distributed or what effect does the additional 1 Gig on the ATI card have?

A:Memory Distribution

32bit is only read max 4GB of the memory. and you have VGA card 1Gb. what game that's u mean??

you can open the task manager when you run a game. and that's will show you how much memory used.

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Hi,
I want to distribute IE8 setup with my product. Do I need to buy any licence for it. It will be used intranet thats why I can't give a link to microsoft site.

Any suggestion.


Thanks
Muthu

A:IE Distribution licence

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Windows has IE built into the OS. Sorry I dont quite see why you need the setup for it?

In the EULA it mentions Unauthorized reproduction or distribution is illegal

Thanks..

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Hello
I am trying to download the 64 bit MS Office Home and Student 2010 and found a page with a questionable download which states , "32/64-bit, delivered via electronic distribution."
Does that mean the download can discern between the need for 32 and 64 and i do not have to go further to select.
32 bit does not work.
Does anyone know my best way to get this download either as a downoad to the pc or as an iso file. I have the product key and hope I can get the office I paid for when I migrate from Win 7 to 8 with a clean install. Office came preinstalled in my Dell who won't talk unless you pay. Should i be at dell or MS?
Thank you
Peter

A:32/64-bit, delivered via electronic distribution

Peter,

I sent you the download link from the Dell site where we link for Windows 7 ISO downloads.

Regards,
Golden

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I've got OE6

and I have several distribution lists.

I want to be able to send a mail out to people on my distribution list.
But I dont want the people on the list to be able to reply to any of the members on the list except for me.

Neither do I want them to see who is on the list for example.

-----------------------------------------------------------
From: Jaye
To: Jaye list
subject: list of info
-----------------------------------------------------------

I don't know if this is simply a matter of setting the people in the list as BCC ?
but then a reply to all will go out to the whole group

in advance

thankxs
 

A:a bit of an urgent one on distribution lists

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Is there a way to undelete a distribution list I deleted by accident?

Thank You,
Michael
 

A:Undelete Distribution List

It should still be in your Deleted Items folder within Outlook. If not and you are trying to do it at work then try "Tools">>"Recover Deleted Items" from the menu bar.
 

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I just setup an Active Directory, and I was wandering if I could let my server host all the network applications (such as MSN), and the PC's just use a "\\SERVER-1\%application_name%" link to run it. Is this possible? The server is a Windows Server 2008 and the Client PC's are running different OS's ranging from XP to 7. Would I need to install a Windows Role and/or Feature to make this work?
 

A:Domain Application distribution?

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just loaded MS Office on new machine. everything works fine, except when I try to send a message to a distribution list. Then I get the message "unexpected error occured". happens in all the possible categories: to, cc, or bcc. no clue. updated all distribution lists.
made new test distribution list and it sent. have long distribution lists and don't want to have to remake all of them.

thanks for the help
 

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Hi all,

I am creating distribution lists in outlook for sending out e-mails to lots of customers but i want to keep the e-mails private so each customer does not see anyone else in my mailing list! is this possible? and if so how?

thx in advance,

lee_1133
 

A:Distribution lists in outlook

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I want to remove this from my computer. Can this be done?

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How do I print members' names in a distribution list from an address book in Outlook 2003?

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You have to hand it to them, it's a twist on social engineering that hadn't been attempted to spread malware, that I know of anyway.I had the opportunity to examine malware whose initial infection vector was a car windshield flier with a website address. The malicious programs were run-of-the-mill; however, the use of fliers was an innovative way of social-engineering potential victims into visiting a malicious website.Several days ago, yellow fliers were placed on the cards in Grand Forks, ND. They stated:PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations. To view pictures with information about your parking preferences, go to website-redactedSource: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5797

A:New vector for malware distribution?

Good grief!

~ OB

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Is it possible to create a distribution list in firefox. I have Outlook on my desktop computer with distribution lists. I have tried to send the lists to an individual that has a laptop and thought that I could copy it in the contact lists. I don't seem to be able to do that.

Therefore, I tried to create a distribution list on the laptop and am having a hard time doing it. Can someone outline the steps to create a group or distribution list in foxfire. Maybe it is not possible?

Thank you,
 

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The following link reports Emsisoft malware removal statistics by type (2015):

Antivirus, Anti-Malware, Anti-PUP? What is Emsisoft really?

Such data is important when crafting your security config. What it shows is that, at the time the data was collected and reported, the probability of a Trojan, Bot, Backdoor and Rootkit infection is 14 %, an exploit is only 1 % and a virus 0.2 %. On the other hand there is a 79 % chance of encountering a potentially unwanted application\program (PUA\PUP).

What the above statistics do not indicate is what proportion of the PUAs\PUPs are just mere annoyances versus the more sinister ones - those that will attempt to download and install a Trojan, Bot, Backdoor, Rootkit, VIrus, etc.

The incidence of ransomware is not specified, but more recent data suggests approximately 2 %.

It is important to understand the following:

If you do not download and install applications - or - only install applications from trusted publishers from their direct download links, use built-in system\browser protections, use safe computing habits, then the probability that your system will be infected is virtually 0 % !

For a significant portion of adult users, a security soft such as Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security is sufficient.
 

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Hi, Does anyone know of a way to create a distribution list based on criteria? For example, say I wanted to create a distribution list with the members only living in a certain city (ie. Do a search for New York, and add all those people to a list instantly)?

Is there an easy way, perhaps a 3rd party plugin, where I can create this list without going through the contact list and picking those that need to be in there?

Also, why doesn't the list update its members if that individual members contact info has been changed elsewhere?

Thanks!
 

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I have an Outlook distribution list problem. This seems to occur in many versions of outlook. I have a distribution list where I am the owner and it is shared across everyone on the team. I update the list periodically as people in the unit leave or are added.

What I've found is that often when people are using the distribution list, it's not the updated version. The people removed are still on it and new people are not being included. Is there some way to advise team members to clear out a cache or somewhere that this is being held onto by their computers so that the newest version of the list can be used?
 

A:Distribution list - not updating?

Assuming you use the Distribution List from your computer, and send it out to everyone for them to save your list as the New Distribution Group, they may be saving the new DL and not removing the old DL first.
Just a test, if you want to, Create a new DL and add just one person to it. Save it, and send it to yourself. Open your email and drag and drop the DL to your Contacts folder, now if you look in your contacts folder, you will see two identically named DLs.
Perhaps, when you next update the DL, include instructions How To go to Contacts and delete any and all DLs Named "Your DL Name", as step 1 before saving the new one.
If this is the cause, it is Business as Usual. Many Users will do the right thing, and save the new DL correctly, and never mention that they see 3 of the same DL in their contact folder, never knowing they are selecting the old one.
 

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Is there a way to have Outlook-based contact groups that, if one staff member adds/deletes a contact, that it updates for everyone that has access to the contact group?

We are using a 2010 Exchange Server, 2010 Outlook and most of the computers are PC (I am the only one who also uses a Mac).

I'm having trouble finding a solution online -- because "auto updating contact group" generates different answers for me.

I know we have a Global Address List-- and I think that's kind of the way my boss wants it to function -- but instead of it being the global master list, it would be smaller lists that multiple people should have access to. For example, an "All Staff" list, a list of people who attend the weekly administrative meetings" ... "volunteers" ... and we would normally send these lists out to the people who need it. But if it changes, or people are added or whatever, then we have to send it out again, and most people don't understand how to remove the previous one, and then add the new one. We have a lot of non-computer friendly people, and I'm not the greatest myself...

Okay, any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Or if you could kindly point me in a better direction than googling "auto updating contact list".

Thank you!

-Samantha
 

A:Distribution List that updates for all

Welcome to TSG nhcsam. Hope you find answers to your problems and help others when you get the opportunity.

We us FIM (ForeFront Identity Management) This allows admins to assign owners of distrabution groups and security groups. The owners can then add and remove members as they please without requesting the services of an admin. Its been big time saver and freed the admins to do admin work instead of permission.

FIM probably cost money and requires and admin project to implement. There used to be a 'Public Distrabution List' that was stored/associated with an Outlook public folder (Been to long since I wore an Outlook hat). You might ask your IT folks about that or if they can give update permissions to an individual for a distrabution group.

If no cooperation from IT I would have them create a distrabution group and send them the updates each and every time. They can either do the work or find a solution.
 

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I'm looking for some info if this is even possible with outlook.

We have a public e-mail for support that 10 users have access for a ticket system.
Users send in e-mails to get support.
i'm trying to find a way for outlook to automaticaly distribute e-mails to each agent.
example
inbox
- Agent 1
- Agent 2
- Agent 3
- Agent 4
- Agent 5
When the e-mail would get in the box it would go to agent 1, then the next e-mail would go to agent 2, etc.
Is there add on or a way to create rules for outlook to do this automatically?
 

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Using Outlook 2000 version 9.0.0.2711 is there a way, after having created distrubtion lists for sending group email, to find how many lists "bob smith" is on?
I have not been successful in setting up any kind of search using the advanced find... please help.
 

A:outlook distribution lists

I would like to clearify this first. You create a distribution list. in that list there is a user, bob smith. you want to find out if bob smith is in how many distribution list. Is that correct? if so, there is not a way to find out. Outlook is not smart enough to go through all the distribution list to find out who is or is not on that list.
 

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I have a pair of JBL headphones and suddenly only one side stopped working so I deducted that there is a problem with the jack, because when I slightly move it I get sound in the other side, so I got it to a phone store to change the jack but now it sounds like it's always on mono audio, what can I do?
 

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