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Time has come to raze a point about spelling?

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As editors regularly point out to me, it is pots calling kettles black when I comment on spelling on web sites but I can't resist this one on last week's GreenSpec.One of the actions under the heading 'Demolition' is 'Raise to the ground'. Perhaps they meant 'raze to the ground'?

As hard drives get bigger and bigger - and cheaper and cheaper - that old partitioning application fdisk needs updating, because it does not (in its Win98 incarnation at least) work with drives bigger than around 60Gb. The solution is to download a fix from Microsoft.Go to http: //support. microsoft. com and enter the knowledgebase article ID 263044 and click on the second item 'Fdisk does not recognize?' etc.

Scroll down to your language download and when it is on your computer click on it and after a bit of crunching hey presto, fdisk will report the correct size of 60Gb-plus drives.There is also a fix on the support site for partitioning hard drives larger than 500Gb, but if you have drives that big you probably have a permanent IT person on your staff. Ah, I have just seen a 250Gb drive for just over £100 including VAT, so maybe not.

A final report on Atomic Clock Sync from www. chaossoftware. com. Two months later it is running consistently in line with the talking clock and two seconds faster than AboutTime from www. arachnoid. com/abouttime/index. html. That is good enough for me. Both of them. And Mandrake Linux 10? So far it has been a piece of cake. But although it is supposed to be able to, it could not work out that I had two monitors and two separate video cards. I could get huffy about this, but since the new operating system works seamlessly across the two monitors I am not going to. Meantime I languish forlornly hoping that Open Office will include a wordcount icon on its next incarnation - and enable a considerably faster loading speed than it does now.

Acrobat Reader 6 is almost faster.

sutherland. lyall@btinternet. com

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