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    (Original post by DaveKirkham)
    that's all i was after thank you very much jim
    copious amount of porn :confused: :p:
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    (Original post by F257)
    copious amount of porn :confused: :p:
    ch... yeah right... :rolleyes:
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    lol :p:
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    The internet in halls is great, Was in Margaret Rule Hall last year, apart from one hour downtime at some point everything was speedy.

    Skype works, along other services. - Xbox Live also worked.

    Oh and for wireless in the room, I *did* bring my own wireless router which I plugged straight in to the wall as having laptop in bed is quite nice on a rainy day. - On that note, the Freewire service then doesn't work.

    But I had the phone unplugged and it seemed to work faster (Really its a piece of junk when you have mobiles)

    But its all decent
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    (Original post by Paw-Fox)
    Oh and for wireless in the room, I *did* bring my own wireless router which I plugged straight in to the wall as having laptop in bed is quite nice on a rainy day. - On that note, the Freewire service then doesn't work.
    Nice, perhaps they aren't as strict as when I was in halls but you had to register your laptop with your MAC address so people not staying there could turn up, plug it in and get a net connection.

    They were the same about routers, you couldn't get one unless it was 'approved', and wireless was a big no-no. The internet at Pompey is pretty secure (you need certificates as well as a login to get on) so they dont want any tom, **** or harry able to connect
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    (Original post by Paw-Fox)
    But I had the phone unplugged and it seemed to work faster (Really its a piece of junk when you have mobiles)
    :O
    Noo! lol
    I mean, freewire to freewire is free!..cant get better than that
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    Apparantly in the letter if your copy of windows isnt valid you wont be allowed to connect to the internet?

    Well, my copy of Windows is pirate...as is my virus protection software, as is my software required for the course, also with copious amounts of downloaded films and music. Do they actually check? Thing is my computer, may be illegially using programs but its safer to the network than some guy who has no knowledge about computers thinking he is fine with his PC World Laptop and the latest copy of Norton.
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    (Original post by Petrells)
    Apparantly in the letter if your copy of windows isnt valid you wont be allowed to connect to the internet?

    Well, my copy of Windows is pirate...as is my virus protection software, as is my software required for the course, also with copious amounts of downloaded films and music. Do they actually check? Thing is my computer, may be illegially using programs but its safer to the network than some guy who has no knowledge about computers thinking he is fine with his PC World Laptop and the latest copy of Norton.
    Really? So downloading pirated software is completely safe. No problems whatsoever?

    You can get Vista for £40, presume they will do the same for Win7 when that launches
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    (Original post by skribla)
    Really? So downloading pirated software is completely safe. No problems whatsoever?

    You can get Vista for £40, presume they will do the same for Win7 when that launches

    Yes. If you know what your doing. If your going to use ****** programs like Limewire...well then thats another story.

    And I wouldnt put Vista on my computer if they paid me.
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    I guess no one has any idea if they check or not... those are the rules. If you get caught, no internets. The uni will be fined if people are connecting to their network using/ downloading pirated content, so it is probably in their best interests to enforce it.
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    (Original post by skribla)
    I guess no one has any idea if they check or not... those are the rules. If you get caught, no internets. The uni will be fined if people are connecting to their network using/ downloading pirated content, so it is probably in their best interests to enforce it.

    Yeah thats a point, I suppose they cant afford to get sloppy. Im owed tax back in October, so I might have to go legit! I will keep an eye out for Windows 7 as that is looking quite good.
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    it's free to upgrade to win7 from vista i do believe :X
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    (Original post by DaveKirkham)
    it's free to upgrade to win7 from vista i do believe :X
    Nah, only free if you recently bought a Vista pc/ laptop. Can't remember when that was enforced though.

    Windows 7 is a faster vista. New Office 2010 is really good too, especially in excel </geek>

    EDIT: The only way any OS/ software would be safe, would be if you did whatever you needed to yourself. It can have trojans etc in it that you wouldn't be able to detect. Anyway, an extreme situation, but nonetheless check out The Ultimate Steal - you may have to wait until you have your .ac.uk address given to you at uni induction (if you haven't got it already) but you can get Office Ultimate/ Vista (hopefully Win 7) for £40. Hardly worth taking the risk for that amount of money.

    This site is 100% legit, and has been set up to make MS software more affordable for students
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    (Original post by DaveKirkham)
    it's free to upgrade to win7 from vista i do believe :X
    I bought a laptop bout a month ago. Get a 'free' upgrade to Windows 7 for £15. Better than the RRP price though
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    Or if you're doing an eligible IT/Computing course, you can get Windows XP/Vista/7 & Visual Studio for free since Portsmouth Uni is a member of the MSDNAA
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    Its ok I have just spoken to a friend who is a computer programmer working for a big organization and he can get me a legit copy of Windows 7. Happy days.
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    (Original post by mafro)
    I bought a laptop bout a month ago. Get a 'free' upgrade to Windows 7 for £15. Better than the RRP price though
    but that's not free at all?! that's daylight robbery :eek:
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    It's like anything, the rules will say you can't do it but whether you do or not is up to you Would probably stay away from torrents tho
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    I would stay away from torrents..or at least be careful...students have been fined in the past for it..
 
 
 
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