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    Santa brought me daughter an Acer Aspire one for xmas what do I need protection wise?

    Anyone know if i need Virus protection if it's running off theWi-Fi downstairs? More importantly parental security settings
    It's running Linux so I cannot put MSN messenger on there could I put XP on there or alike?
    Thanks and Merry xmas all

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    You can put Xp or Vista on there no problems, my brother runs Vista onhis.

    if you do put windows on just get the microsoft security essentials package, its free (with valid windows) and is rrated one of the best packages around at the moment.

    It's easy to put xp on it if it's got linux on it.

    Just the stuff that you have on your computer that you are using and put it on hers. and it should be ok.

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    Nice one people but got no disk drive as its a netbook

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND;7333384

    Nice one people but got no disk drive as its a netbook



    You can make a bootable USB stick - plenty of details on Google and an instructional video somewhere on YouTube.

    stick with the linux, and no you shouldnt need virus protection

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND;7333384

    Nice one people but got no disk drive as its a netbook



    all i did was get a busted pc from the tip rip out the dvd/cd drive, bought the power leads & usb lead from maplins.

    Ropster;7333411

    stick with the linux, and no you shouldnt need virus protection



    Good advice!

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    first off, you need to be less gullable - santa obviously doesn't exist, and if you'll believehe does , you'll probably believe the pop ups saying you've won a ipiod or whatever.

    Then get xp on it and nod32.

    looks like santa made a cock up

    A 3 year extra warranty...

    i am 0n linex just g0 0n ebuddy

    Get some extra warranty for the screen, as the screen on mine cracked, and its not 3 months old. Acer are saying it was caused by me, but unless actually putting it on a table and using it causes the screen to become cracked, then i don't see how it was my fault. You can google for more info.

    I would stay away from Acer as they are a bunch of immoral crooks :x

    bassman_uk;7334431

    I would stay away from Acer as they are a bunch of immoral crooks :x




    +100.000

    bassman_uk;7334431

    I would stay away from Acer as they are a bunch of immoral crooks :x



    Too right.

    the linux OS has a facility for chat which is sur eto include MSN - why not just use that?


    been running my AA1 for well over a year now with no issues.

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    bassman_uk;7334431

    Get some extra warranty for the screen, as the screen on mine cracked, … Get some extra warranty for the screen, as the screen on mine cracked, and its not 3 months old. Acer are saying it was caused by me, but unless actually putting it on a table and using it causes the screen to become cracked, then i don't see how it was my fault. You can google for more info. I would stay away from Acer as they are a bunch of immoral crooks :x



    pointless buying extended warranty on ANY computer - laptop netbook desktop - all pointless. Save your money to upgrade in a year/when it breaks.

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND;7333384

    Nice one people but got no disk drive as its a netbook



    If you have the 360 hd dvd addon drive you can use that.

    Original Poster

    scrumpypaul;7335658

    the linux OS has a facility for chat which is sur eto include MSN - why … the linux OS has a facility for chat which is sur eto include MSN - why not just use that?been running my AA1 for well over a year now with no issues.



    i tried that but the message wen i enter me email and password i get this -
    "your msn messenger account ***@hotmai.coml" is error, our protocol is not supported by this server"
    anyone help?
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    JBAUERBEATSJBOND;7385241

    i tried that but the message wen i enter me email and password i get this … i tried that but the message wen i enter me email and password i get this -"your msn messenger account ***@hotmai.coml" is error, our protocol is not supported by this server"anyone help?rep left for all so far



    anyone else help:thumbsup:

    Santa brought me daughter an Acer Aspire one for xmas what do I need protection wise?
    So you don't have any more daughters? Condoms.

    JBAUERBEATSJBOND;7385241

    i tried that but the message wen i enter me email and password i get this … i tried that but the message wen i enter me email and password i get this -"your msn messenger account ***@hotmai.coml" is error, our protocol is not supported by this server"anyone help?rep left for all so far



    dunno much about pc's, but that sounds more a server error than a pc error.


    i don't use chat myself but i did test it when i got the pc and it worked for me.


    there are a few forums out there for acer aspire one and i'm certain that community will put you right. there were one or two small things i needed to clarify when i got mine and the aa1 people were great in getting the right answer for me.



    don't give up - just ask the questions and you'll get the answers.



    aspireoneuser.com/forum/



    oh, happy new year too!!!
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