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[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Hey everybody, I'm Molly Wood and welcome to CNET Mailbag. Once again, we're taking your feedback about all the stuff we do here at CNET. And hey, have you've been watching CNETTV nonstop and full screen since it launched last week? It's pretty great, right! It's making me look fat? Don't answer that. Okay, on to the feedback. We got an avalanche of E-mails this past week complaining about an ad on our weekly TiVo cast. Now if you don't know about this, it's a weekly show that I host that you can subscribe to unto TiVo with the latest CNET videos. But here is one example of the mail we got about this ad. "I just watched an episode of CNETTV on my TiVo that had a huge Norton Ad in it. The ad was so enormous that I couldn't tell whether it was the time to stop fast forwarding over a portion of the episode that didn't interest me. If these ads continue to appear in the huge centered style, I will have to unsubscribe from CNETTV." Well, my friends I am happy to say that we heard that message over and over and loud and clear. The show went up on Friday and by Monday morning TiVo had changed the way the ad appears and it will never do that again. So in behalf of me, I am really sorry. But hey, it is all fixed. So see? Writing into CNET really does work. On to other mail, Greg writes in, "I wish Brian Cooley will do Buzz Report again. When he took over during Molly's baby time, I looked forward to each new episode. I still laugh when I think about how he's shown up Apple TV. With Molly back it's okay, but not as entertaining." I don't know what that Apple TV thing means, but Greg, you're in luck! Brian Cooley is hosting the Buzz Report this week because I am out on vacation. You'll love it! Justin writes in, "When are you going to make another video?" Right now, Justin, right now! And finally, Bruno answers our postcard question from the last week about installing operating systems on new computers. He says, "It's simple. There is one golden hard drive with the operating system and all the drivers installed on it, ready to run. Microsoft supplies a mean for OEM to load everything and allows them to reboot several times. At the end of the golden making process, they'll reboot one last time with the end-user screen enabled. So the hard drives then all the OEM machines are loaded with something like ghost from Norton with the copy of that golden drive. You all knew that, right?" Well, thanks for the E-mail Bruno, but I'm gonna have to correct you there. It's actually monkeys. Or rather yes, I guess I probably knew that, but I still think that monkeys is a better answer. Okay, everyone that's it for this week's edition of the CNET Mailbag. Keep the feedback comin'! [ Background Music ] E-mail me at Mailbag at CNET.com or send me a postcard, 235 Second Street San Francisco, California 94105. See you next time. ^M00:02:37 [ Music ]