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Old 01-12-2010, 05:21 PM
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Default My new Toshiba lap top with Skype

The IT guy brought it to my job site this afternoon. It make this HP seem ancient.

Need to transfer some stuff that is in the HP to the Toshiba.

Going from 512 RAM to 4 GB, and 40 GB hard drive to 500 GB.
Harman/Kardon speakers with Dolby Sound Room
Skype built in. Anyone use Skype?
More stuff than I will know how to use.
It's like Christmas in Jan.

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Sounds like your HP WAS ancient!

I use Skype a lot with kids at college and family overseas. Awesome piece of software.
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Sounds like your HP WAS ancient!

I use Skype a lot with kids at college and family overseas. Awesome piece of software.
Is Skype easy to use?
How does it work?
Is there a simple explanation?
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Skype is simple to use. Not really sure "how" it works. It just works.
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No sarcasm here. I'm glad it works, but what does it do?
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Is Skype easy to use?
How does it work?
Is there a simple explanation?
Real simple. Just register and set up your profile and contact details. Then search for people you know by email address or name. When you find someone invite them to be a Skype contact. Once they accept press the Video Call button and it will connect them to you with sound and video.

There is also inexpensive computer to landline calling which I do not use.
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Skype is VERY is to use. Even a Verado owner could not screw it up. Its a free download, install it, register, setup a user name etc... You can search and setup and address/friends list. And is FREE!!!!
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No sarcasm here. I'm glad it works, but what does it do?
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http://about.skype.com/
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Skype is VERY is to use. Even a Verado owner could not screw it up. Its a free download, install it, register, setup a user name etc... You can search and setup and address/friends list. And is FREE!!!!


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This is my first post with the new Toshiba.
(Not that anyone would care but me)
Just thought I would put it here.
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Did you get your Skype up and running?
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No.
Have not had a reason to use it yet or someone to use it with.

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The only issue with Skype is if you get a Skype phone number it is very difficult to get them to cancel it and you keep getting a bill for it. Finally called credit card company and had them cancel. PIA
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Well that didn't take very long, Jan 12th to Oct 20th +/-. The Toshiba is history!
A couple of months ago two of the three USB ports broke loose inside. So loose I could not plug anything in them. I did a search and saw other had the same issue with that model
Got a CD stuck inside.
Got a severe virus that was the last nail in the coffin.
I did run Malwarebytes, AVG, CCleaner, Spybot

Our IT guy got a HP G61 Notebook for me.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...036&CatId=4937

I already like it better. Lets see how this last.



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Mac to Mac can simply use iChat, using free AOL IM user ID. Nothing to register, nothing to pay for. Audio, video and text. All at the same time. I know lots of happy Skype users, though. More power to them.
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ALL HP's are ancient.

For business, a laptop is a disposable item. I replace mine very 12 months and encourage my management team to do the same. It is cheap insurance.


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Snap, do you use a back up service like Carbonite for all the PC's?
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Snap, do you use a back up service like Carbonite for all the PC's?
Yes. I use it, and I encourage the management team to do the same. I don't micromanage, and am not going to force the issue, so if someone loses something that is somewhat critical, it is solely on them. Plus, I get to tell them "see, the boss is actually right once in awhile"

Carbonite is seamless, and I am a big fan. For our data servers and the other big stuff, we have our own terrastations strategically located and do autobackups daily.

FWIW we use Dell laptops, and float the cost under a Dell Business plan. A new unit runs about $2200. Works for us.


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