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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Pterosaur gives you the full power of Vim and your vimrc in each Firefox text field: https://github.com/ardagnir/pterosaur#vim-info "... Ever wanted to easily preview what your markdown would look like exactly on Github? Ever wanted to do that from inside of a Terminal? Well this Gem is for you. Dead simple. Never get caught writing ugly markdown again ... Octodown uses the same parsers and CSS that Github uses for their markdown rendering. Github markdown styling looks beautiful, so it is Octodown's primary goal to reproduce it as faithfully as possible ...": https://github.com/ianks/octodown view
Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 2 months 3 weeks ago DavidFB

Thanks for the link. I used the fosshub link. It warned to watch for extras. For 6.14 it asked for approval for Tune utilities i also saw with something else. Nothing else installed.

I notice it now also comes with a Realtime Sync tool. Thats great - this can cover 2 tools I used to use.

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Free Browser Extension that Efficiently Blocks Ads Using Less Memory 2 months 3 weeks ago Aninnymous

The memory comparison can be found at the already cited wiki.

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/%C2%B5Block-vs.-ABP:-efficiency-c...

I also have noted an obvious improvement in both Comodo Dragon (a Chrome offshoot) and PaleMoon (a FireFox offshoot). [don't you love open-source?]

No problems whatever with either extension on any browser I use. Highly Recommended

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Free Browser Extension that Efficiently Blocks Ads Using Less Memory 2 months 3 weeks ago Jorpho

The headline mentions "less memory" but there's no mention of that in the article. What sort of performance improvement is there here?

(Personally I have no problem with people paying to circumvent AdBlock at the moment, but the day an auto-playing video ad or some variant of "1 tip of a flat belly" sneaks in, it is TOAST.)

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 2 months 3 weeks ago jorgk3

I've just installed FFS 6.13 and I'm happy to report that no additional software was offered or installed. Great!

Update Feb. 2015: Another download and install. Sadly the "additional software offer" is back. In this case I had to click "Advanced Options" to then uncheck the installation of the unwanted software. How sad :-((

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... SLURM is an open-source resource manager designed for Linux clusters of all sizes. It provides three key functions. First it allocates exclusive and/or non-exclusive access to resources (computer nodes) to users for some duration of time so they can perform work. Second, it provides a framework for starting, executing, and monitoring work (typically a parallel job) on a set of allocated nodes. Finally, it arbitrates contention for resources by managing a queue of pending work ...": https://computing.llnl.gov/linux/slurm/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer OptiPNG is a PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller size, without losing any information: http://optipng.sourceforge.net/ view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 3 weeks ago bernardz I am going to try uBlock but I warn anyone using Adblock that uncheck “Allow non-intrusive advertising” and a while later it is checked again. view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain ...": http://virt-manager.org/ view
Best Free PC Games 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... Mibibli's Quest - It's been called "Mega Man + Space Funeral," and that's probably as good of a description as anything I could come up with. It includes over 20 painstakingly-made levels each with their own themes, enemies, bosses, and gimmicks ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/mibibli-s-quest/45676/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... Mibibli's Quest - It's been called "Mega Man + Space Funeral," and that's probably as good of a description as anything I could come up with. It includes over 20 painstakingly-made levels each with their own themes, enemies, bosses, and gimmicks ... but it's a Flash game so if you're on Linux then you can download either non-Linux package and just open the .swf file using Flash Player ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/mibibli-s-quest/45676/ view
The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago Remah My preference too. Another important benefit is that many hardware/system websites use cpu-z as their standard tool for detecting CPU information. So the knowledge we build up while using it can be used more widely. view
The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago Jorpho

My preferred tool is cpu-z, from http://www.cpuid.com/ . It doesn't tell you what all those various instructions mean, but on the other hand it is a GUI application.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago yrralrellim

You left out nothing here and for sure you know the correct terminology. Thanks much!!

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago toktok

If you just type coreinfo it may run very shortly in a DOS window, then disappear.
yrralrellim's advice may lead to the same.
But if you open a cmd line window (DOS window), you can run it.
To do so, click Start, type cmd (in the Search field), click cmd.exe, go to the directory where you have the coreinfo file (e.g. C:\ as yrralrellim suggests). You may have to type cd \ or cd c:\ to go to C:\
Then type coreinfo.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago Remah You can redirect the text (console-mode) output to a text file by appending ">" and a file name for the text. You can run the program from any folder by entering the folder path before the program name. If you can see the program file in Windows Explorer then you can right-click on it to get the context menu, select "Properties", and select and copy the "Location" information. For example, on my computer "coreinfo.exe" is unzipped to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Sysinternals". To run it and redirect output to a text file I create the following command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Sysinternals\Coreinfo.exe" > coreinfo.txt Note: 1. I enclosed the program path and name in quotes because the commmand-line interpreter normally treats everything after the first space as parameters (additional options or settings). 2. I didn't have to type in the complete path because I had copied the file location as described above. To paste it into the command line I right-click and select paste. 3. You can also copy the text output directly from the display rather than redirecting to a text file. To do this right-click and select "Mark". Then display the start or end of the text you want to copy, select the text you want (you can scroll up or down in the window as you select), and press the Enter key to copy it. 4. If I want to create a batch file so I can run the command again then I would type the following lines of text to copy the text from the console input (con) into the a text file that I can run (ci.bat) by typing "ci" . The "^Z" ends input to the batch file and is entered by pressing F6 or Ctrl+Z: copy con ci.bat "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Sysinternals\Coreinfo.exe" > coreinfo.txt ^Z view
The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago zep321

toktok & yrralrellim:

Thanks for you help. Got it to run after changing .exe file to C directory and following toktok command suggestions.
Of course I forgot which command worked so I have to do it over again and make a note.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 3 weeks ago Chaturanger

Oh boy...very strange...I never had theses 2 issues using TeamViewer (videos play normally...).
I switched to Anydesk 3 months ago which is a improved TeamViewer...also whithout theses issues.

Connect to me...we will conduct a test! Just install AnyDesk(portable)...Let me know!

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago yrralrellim

What command, if any, can I use to "PRINT" the info to a text file please?

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago yrralrellim

"coreinfo' command must be within the correct directory. MOVE coreinfo.exe to the C:\drive. Change directory in window to the c:\ drive and it will run.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago boristhemoggy

It installed and ran easily on my machine, but I got nothing like the info you got out of it. It was very minimal and not helpful at all.

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The Ultimate Guide To Your PC's CPU And What It Can Do 2 months 3 weeks ago zep321

I downloaded and unzipped the coreinfo file. I ran the command prompt "coreinfo" as per the instructions,but my system (Win 7x64) does not recognize the command. Help, please

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... TMSU is a tool for tagging your files. It provides a simple command-line tool for applying tags and a virtual filesystem so that you can get a tag-based view of your files from within any other program. TMSU does not alter your files in any way: they remain unchanged on disk, or on the network, wherever you put them. TMSU maintains its own database and you simply gain an additional view, which you can mount, based upon the tags you set up. The only commitment required is your time and there's absolutely no lock-in ...": http://tmsu.org/ view
Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

Listen to us fanboys go on!

Well i'm going to join the list. I've been using RemoteUtilities for 6 months now and have it on many PCs and i am very happy. It has literally every feature the others do (even paid ones) and they all work.

My beef with TeamViewer is that your traffic goes thru their servers. At least, as far as i can tell. I personally want privacy. And they track your usage, and if your usage pattern starts to look commercial, they warn you then cut you off.

2 negatives on RemoteUtilities tho:

1. When playing video on a remote PC the video slows down--even for a person sitting in front of the remote PC. (I haven't tried it but splashtop claims to be optimized for remote video.)

2. Also, i use this product every day, but every, say, 2 weeks i have to restart either the remote host or the local viewer or both, cuz the ctrl and shift keyboard key modifiers stop going thru. I'm using the older v5.6 there is a new v6.0 out which perhaps fixes it, i dont know.

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Best Free Email Software 2 months 3 weeks ago dsp_418

So, it seems we're going to get back Opera Mail & Opera again: Vivaldi is the new Opera and they will add an email client as well.
Judging from what they did so far with the Browser and how much it resembles the original idea of Opera, I wouldn't be surprised if the email client would look quite similar to the old good M2.
We'll see, but this sounds exciting.

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Best Free Software to Split, Trim or Join Video Files 2 months 3 weeks ago Koll

Is there a good one that doesn't re-encode? I don't want to have to use the command line either.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 2 months 3 weeks ago The_Blode Thanks MC nice to be back. :) @Everyone reading this article...expect a refresh of the current article with the tools I use myself for anonymity these days and expect me to go into some mobile anonymity choices which weren't necessarily popular when I first started this article. view
Try Playing With This Great Image Clipping Service 2 months 3 weeks ago skbryan

This works fairly well, but I would prefer to download an app that is does this. [commercial software edited] is supposed to be able to do this, but crashes when using a large image, and they have no technical support.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 2 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Hi The_Blode. It's great to see you back in circulation and thanks for offering to take back the review. :) Leave this with me and I'll get it sorted. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 2 months 3 weeks ago The_Blode

I wrote this article 5 years ago and it's not changed all that much since it was written back when I was in University. It definitely needs a refresh. I'm willing to take this article on again if given the opportunity.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 3 weeks ago George.J Agree with that. uBlock is much lighter than the bloated AdBlock Plus and faster. view
Best Free Calculator 2 months 3 weeks ago DavidFB

Looks like a good one. Thanks

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Best Free Calculator 2 months 3 weeks ago DavidFB

Win8 apps like the calculator are lame when mousing and they take over the whole screen. Not handy if working on a spreadsheet, etc. Hence my seeking a desktop calc.

I saw some references to getting the Win7 calc to work in other OS's but a simpler option is the free MS Calculator Plus.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/confirmation.aspx?id=21622

You may want to shift the lame modern look to "Classic View" in the View menu.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 3 weeks ago magoo304

WOW it is amazing how LONG the "non-intrusive advertising" list is.
Thanks Gizmo for the tip.
Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 2 months 3 weeks ago Miss Souza

Thanks Bo for your swift response.

Unfortunately the adwcleaner requires me to download & I need administrator priveleges - so can't use it.

Even the ESET virus scan (though on-line) initially requires that I have administrator priveleges to download an active-x control - as stated in the help below:

"Need assistance with ESET Online Scanner?
ActiveX controls are programs that use Microsoft's architecture for running applications through Internet Explorer. The ESET Online Scanner is implemented as an ActiveX control, which means you must first download and install it before the program can be run through the web browser. To install or uninstall the ESET Online Scanner ActiveX control, you must have Administrator privileges"

Any other ideas? - I really appreciate your help

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Try Playing With This Great Image Clipping Service 2 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Please post support requests here in our forum. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
Try Playing With This Great Image Clipping Service 2 months 3 weeks ago geisha6567

I am very new to Gismo. Do you have a support feature .

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 3 weeks ago Chaturanger

TeamViewer is great but AnyDesk (same TeamViewer programmers) is better. I recently switched from TeamViewer to AnyDesk. No regrets. In facts, AnyDesk is a TeamViewer improved.

Just try and you will switch.

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 2 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

I posted a reply in the forums "MD5 checksums for reviewed software" [not letting me post link--you'll have to look it up :(

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 2 months 3 weeks ago brunetu

Thank you!

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 2 months 3 weeks ago brunetu

Thank you!

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 2 months 3 weeks ago brunetu

I think out of 10,000 people, only one might turn out to need one of the advanced edit features that ImgBurn has to offer. Although I appreciate it being standalone (not dependent on .NET Framework) and light / fast (the simpler, more responsive interface), I think the drawback that the interface isn't that intuitive, in fact even cumbersome, and that it leaves room for errors from users that are not that technical (the other 9,999 people...) is what matters more. So, I and most people would use CDBurnerXP (or BurnAware Free), which beat even many commercial software I've seen in terms of usability, stability, and so on, and even come (very?) close to the reliability / stability of ImgBurn.

And don't forget, everyone, it is better to burn discs at lower speeds (I would recommend half the speed advertised on the disc), especially with discs of whose quality you are unsure of. The more the sensitivity of the data (the more you care about it), the slower the speed you should choose.

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 2 months 3 weeks ago Remah I agree that MD5 checksums would be useful but I don't think it is feasible for us. As you are clearly aware, the minimum cost for us will be having to calculate and confirm checksums which we don't currently do. But the main issue will be that most of the downloads linked from our site are for software that changes quite regularly, much as frequently as once a week, so we would have lot of software where the checksums don't match. This applies to such popular categories as anti-virus and other security products, web browsers, system utilities (e.g. CCleaner), etc. So to keep the MD5's and downloads consistent we would need a process - automated to be effective - to maintain the reliability of the article information for the latest version of the downloadable software. Here's an example: 1. Monitor the download link page to alert us to a change. 2. Determine if the page change is a new version of the software. If not, stop. 3. Acquire the latest version number, download size, and checksum. 4. Update the product details in our database. Even if we did this, a further step would also need to be added to step 3 to bring the benefit you desire. We would have to install the new version and check that there hasn't been a change to the bundling. [Edited to correct spelling] view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 2 months 3 weeks ago brunetu

www.ClipConverter.cc/ is a better alternative to KeepVid for YouTube, Vimeo, etc. downloading, as of lately. No need for Java or other plugins, works with 1080p, is simpler to use, supports more video services, and has no ads that I could notice, or they must be completely unobtrusive. I say definitely replace KeepVid as the recommendation with this one!

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How to Make a Folder File List from the Windows Right-Click Context Menu 2 months 3 weeks ago drbb01

I have read a number of posts on the web that describe this tip for printing directory lists. However, it is the only one (including the Microsoft Fixit link) that points out that the list will automatically be printed to the default printer. I learned this the hard way after I installed the Fixit with the intention of printing the list to a PDF file. I assumed—incorrectly—that I would be offered the option to select the printer. Instead, when I clicked on the "Print Directory Listing" command in the context menu of a particularly long folder directory, the listing went directly to my default printer, resulting in a waste of many sheets of paper and ink.

If only this simple information Vic included here had appeared in any of the other articles on the web I read earlier—or if I had checked TechSupportAlert earlier—I could have avoided an unnecessary waste of much paper and ink. Good job, Vic!

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 2 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

Nice article MidnightCowboy.

I got here linked from the comments in Best Free Partition Management Software. In those comments is an extremely good example of just how sneaky these software providers are, and just how easy it is to get tricked if you're not completely vigilant.

Always use custom install!

I would like to add that like Umberto requested in the forums "md5 checksums for reviewed software" i would also like to request that MD5 checksums be provided for software recommended here at Gizmo's.

It is not a perfect solution. Perhaps by the time you come to download, there is a newer version that has not yet been reviewed--wont help this situation.

But it WILL prevent the exact situation that happened with that EASEUS partition program. That was the SAME version that was re-packaged with bundled software and listed on the same download page that Gizmo's linked to. Note that in this case the MD5 hash on the software author's download page will not help this situation.

I don't really think it's too much trouble for reviewers, tho i do appreciate their contribution so much it is hard to ask for something else from them. But it would be so nice to know when downloading a program that it is the EXACT version reviewed by the reviewer. That would give me piece of mind.

I would also like to note for newcomers that many antivirus programs come with the option to search for euphemistically named "Potentially Unwanted Software" or PUP for short. Most if not all of these bundled software programs are in that category. I will just say that the "potential" that you "unwant" these programs is very, very high ;)

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Google Earth Pro Now Free (Was $399) 2 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Appreciate this POST and the following COMMENTS... and any logistic updates ASAP!

Thank you,
~ Alan
Here are (2) additional articles I've found to learn more about Google Earth Pro FREE:

- 4 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Google Earth Pro
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-things-didnt-know-google-earth-pro/

- 5 More Cool Things You Can Do With Google Earth
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-cool-google-earth/

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 3 weeks ago FlyingTiger33

run IE9 and I tried the instruction for IE 11 but I don't have anything on the status bar except zoom so it's impossible to implement in IE9.

I would like to know how some of the respondits who say they installed it in IE9 did so.

Does anyone know if uBlock is being developed for IE?

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 2 months 3 weeks ago bo.elam

Hi Miss Souza, you can try ESET Online virus scan. If you run it using Internet Explorer, it will run in the browser. The spam filter in this site blocks the link for it when I post it. Search for the webpage using Google and click the link on the left side. Good luck.

You can also try this tool. Try it first.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/adwcleaner.html

Bo

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 3 weeks ago Linuxser

uBlock is the way to go

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 2 months 3 weeks ago Miss Souza

All four of the suggested software tools for removal of adware/spyware in your selection guide require installation on your computer "Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer". I am travelling, have picked up an adware infection that keeps popping up on my computer but I don't have my admin password & ID with me. Is there a tool that I can connect to on-line that scans & will remove it without me needing to install anything as I cant at the moment?

thanks

THis is what Sophos says about the threat

Virus Name: McAfeeGW: Heuristic.BehavesLike.VBS.Exploit.A
File Name: set_inf2.php
Filter Name: HTML Filter

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Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool 2 months 3 weeks ago djbohn

Thanks for the tip crombierob. It never occurred to me to search for an mht extension. Looks better than pdf, and pickpic et al sometimes stop during scrolling.
To get a complete page with all links/images etc. for use on Mars, web harvest the sucker.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago drjeffrey

I too am a huge Teamviewer fan, I have been using it for years.

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Use this Free Program to Create Great Flowcharts and Diagrams 2 months 4 weeks ago George Yes, yEd supports export to the following formats: - .bmp - .emf - .eps - .gif - .html - .jpg - .pdf Why don't you download it and give it a test drive? Best regards, George view
Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago fred64

I'm a TeamViewer fan -- bigtime. Its helped me out in so many ways that would be impossible with other products. It runs on all Windows versions, Mac, Linux, iPhone/iPad, Android, and BlackBerry systems and you can connect across platforms.

Their website provides a two click "instant download" that even the difficult folks who call me for help can navigate using my verbal or text instructions.

I can copy and paste text, files, pictures between systems (and platforms) using its file manager or the clipboard. I can also access remote cloud drives (dropbox, mozy, spideroak, etc.) and print remote docs locally.

For other applications it can run as a service for unattended access, it can also provide a concurrent or standalone VPN channel and it can be used for meetings.

My only trick for you is to set the remote team viewer to run as administrator on windows systems, otherwise you can get stuck if you initiate any security pop ups.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago vandamme

TeamViewer is cross-platform and works on Linux. I've also used Remmina. It doesn't have as many features but it's open source.

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Use this Free Program to Create Great Flowcharts and Diagrams 2 months 4 weeks ago trcmf

I haven't tried this software yet because there is a feature that is needed before I waste anymore time experimenting with software. I have spent days looking for the right software with all the features.

Does this software have the ability to export a flowchart as a webpage?

Thanks in advance.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago VirtualCharlie

Chrome Remote Desktop App is my current favorite remote desktop. Chrome Remote Desktop is cross platform so long as everyone has Chrome.Chrome Remote Desktop is also Android friendly. CRD requires some handshaking while both parties are otherwise communicating. I consider this a good security feature.
I also use Google Voice for a hands-free and no minutes charged experience.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/remote%20desktop
Charlie

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago eikelein

@Rob:
Thank you; I confess i wasn't even aware of RDC's existence because I deal with 99.99% Home Edition users.

@all:
A long time ago I bought Teamviewer version 4 to remotely support my customers. Then AFTER the purchase they changed their policy and suddenly my license was only good for one upgrade to vers. 5. Basically they want me to buy a new version every two years. I told them NO SIR.

Got a special price offer on Instant Housecall for a life time license and jumped on it.

By now I hate Teamviewer and convert every customer to IH when possible. IH just works better and is still usable when the customer only has a relatively sluggish DSL connection.

But I realize, this all is off topic; I apologize.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 2 months 4 weeks ago Anupam Yes, not opening here too. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 2 months 4 weeks ago caktus

The link doesn't seem to be working. Tried with IE, FF and K-Meleon. Even links on Googled sites don't seem to work.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago CB

Unless I've missed something, RDC requires one of the computers to be Pro or better. Connecting Home Premium to another Home Premium is not possible. TeamViewer has no such restrictions, is lightweight, fast, rock solid, and has the ability to operate on LAN only (e.g. your home network) if desired.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago rob.schifreen Teamviewer has the advantage that it works with all versions of Windows. You can only use RDC to connect into a PC if you're running the Pro or Enterprise or Ultimate versions. If you have home/starter etc, it won't work and you'll need to use something like Teamviewer instead. There are other differences too, such as around the level of security required to gain access (and thus the level of security you need to give the remote caller). You'd certainly need to consider the security implications before allowing RDC connections through your firewall. If teamviewer works for you, then stick with it. view
Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago robmets

I too have been using Teamviewer for a while, is there any advantage of this over it?

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago harrym

Exactly the same as apples to oranges.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 2 months 4 weeks ago pulsar02

I have been using Teamviewer happily for years, how do they compare?

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy The adds are provided by Google so we have no control over what is shown. MC - Site Manager. view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 months 4 weeks ago lisawho2u

I notice a big ad for mackeeper on your home page - mackeeper is responsible for the most annoying malware! I don't know if it's a virus but it causes relentless, pop-ups and is very difficult to remove. It has rendered one of my macbook airs unusable for the moment. I can't imagine how they convinced a legitimate site like yours to promote them!
Mac users, watch out for MacKeeper!

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago br1anstorm

I have tried both LXLE and Linux Lite (see http://www.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite.html) on one of my older less powerful laptops. Both seemed pretty good.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago eikelein

@br1anstorm:
Thanks for the elaborate clarification.

I am in a vaguely similar situation, I am looking for a low resource and appealing Linux distro that my typical customer can use without a steep learning curve. And I believe yesterday I found the first candidate, LXLE (http://lxle.net/).

I still want to try two other potential candidates. Looks good so far.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago classicggma65

Have Win7 with IE9 & Firefox...just changed both following above directions with no problems. Thanks for the info. Always wondered why a few ads kept coming through.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago br1anstorm

eikelein - I realise you are seeking to clarify things and perhaps reassure me. I was indeed thinking largely of the metro/touchscreen features of Win8.

I'm not being partisan, nor am I biased for or against either Windows or Linux. My situation is essentially this: I am an XP user, just about willing to use Win7 on my most recent laptop, but basically no longer keen to be tied to Windows because I am unenthusiastic about (a) the cost of moving to Win8 and beyond; (b) some of the newer features of Win8 - like Metro; and (c) the continuing headache that comes with Windows over security and the need for antivirus software etc.

I am not so dogmatic as to believe that the Linux alternative(s) are perfect or trouble-free. But on my limited experience so far, I am finding some Linux distros easy to adjust to, very attractive in terms of visual appeal and performance, and surprisingly versatile (there are few Windows software programmes I use which don't have an equally capable Linux counterpart).

Like others, I think I am likely to continue to run with both Windows and Linux OSs, either dual boot or on separate machines, until I am ready to make a final transition.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie I don't have a copy of IE9 to look at but the procedure is likely to be similar to that for IE11. Maybe someone with IE9 can verify. view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago HisSon

Yep! ublock doesn't support Internet Explorer. Thank you jonbourne for that qualification.

I use Adblock Plus with IE9. Is there a way to make it work with 9? When I first started using it, it made my browser loading much faster but I would be interested in making it work for the reasons this tip was posted.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago jonbourne

Agreed. There's absolutely no reason to not use uBlock. It's available for FF & Chrome.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 2 months 4 weeks ago jorgeem1717

Hi MidnightCowboy...

Thanks for the comment. I was not aware of that issue. I have used IObit Uninstaller for more than 2 years with excellent results and no issues so far. Maybe you should try posting IObit Uninstaller again. I'm sure that you might not have that issue again. IObit's Uninstaller is really an excellent tool and GIZMO'S readers should have info and access to IObit's software.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago x4rgon

Stopped using ADBLOCK (plus or non plus) a while ago - uBLOCK - way to go !

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy The IObit product was removed some time ago due to their persistently spamming this site. I am only acting as caretaker for this category so nothing will be radically changed, or added, until someone volunteers to take it over. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 2 months 4 weeks ago angleco

It would appear that WPS Office has changed from from to a subscription model as of December, 2014. The free version is still available at ksoft.com

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Best Free Startup Manager 2 months 4 weeks ago jorgeem1717

You should look at Glarysoft's Quick Startup. It quite easy and simple to use and has a nice GUI also.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 2 months 4 weeks ago jorgeem1717

What happened to IObit Uninstaller? Why isn't it even mentioned? REVO is a very good uninstaller but it will not uninstall 64 bit software unless you use the paid version while IObit, I find, is better removing "left over" files and registry input from the uninstalled program and I'm talking about the FREE IObit Uninstaller. I also use GEEK Uninstaller which I consider to be better than REVO.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 2 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 2 months 4 weeks ago atomMan

as x4rgon said - uBlock is, by far, superior to Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge (the latter of which does not allow ads by default) - uBlock doesn't slow browser loading and can block images and 1st and 3rd party JS globally or per domain

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago George.J The article was meant to give the readers a message "There are options out there especially for free". view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago George.J I hope the site still had the "Up vote" button [atleast for the registered users] because this comment deserves it. :) view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 weeks ago Panzer mhddfs - the driver combines several mount points into the single one: http://svn.uvw.ru/mhddfs/trunk/README http://mhddfs.uvw.ru/downloads/ view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 2 months 4 weeks ago mman.jordan

So when I go into my network adapter properties I disable the permission to start computer and I click okay. Then if i go back in the boy is checked again. But when I change something else it sticks. How do I disable it and not have it enable itself?

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy My machines are also dual booted with Windows 7 although Windows only takes up about 5% of my uptime. A note too about wallpaper since this has been mentioned in other comments. For the thousands of folks who got Win 7 Starter with their notebooks, it is necessary to either hack the registry (never recommended) or install a third party program in order to change the default background. This type of restriction cum lower class status imposed by Microsoft is one that bugs me a lot, as does the supposed elevated status of Ultimate when the majority I know running this never use the additional features. MC - Site Manager. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 2 months 4 weeks ago Jojo Yee Me too. For every PC that I use, I turn it to a dual boot machine and get the best of the two worlds. view
Best Free PDF Writer Software 2 months 4 weeks ago BG Davis

Try free program "FastStone Image Viewer." It is actually a viewer AND converter/editor.

You can Save (Ctrl-S) to various formats including PDF. There is also a bulk processing option (Batch Convert). I use this all the time. Works great.

This is also excellent for many editing functions.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 3 months 2 hours ago eikelein

@Zebedeeboss

Thank you very much kind sir, much appreciated.

Daytime high temp today +5º F (-15º C). No complaints though, that's living in Wisconsin.

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How to Convert PDF Files to Word Doc Files for Free 3 months 5 hours ago anne-ology

Sure glad to know about this - just uploaded 2 files; looking forward to receiving them out of PDF.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 3 months 6 hours ago Zebedeeboss

@eikelein

These are purely my choice as the ones that gave me least trouble installing and configuring to my needs. The fact that they needed minimal configuration make them my current working installed favourites.

In no particular order - Voyager - LXLE - PeachOSI - Netrunner - Mint 17.1 KDE.

Harder to set up (for me) but still work well - Manjaro - Salix

I am more familiar with Debian/Ubuntu based systems as I have "played" with them more. I emphasise the word play as I am just a pc user and by no means an IT Guru.

Recipricol Salutations from Chilly NW Kent - UK.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Fires From Space 3 months 6 hours ago rhiannon I totally agree. I live in an area prone to wildfires, some of them fairly small and some of them gobbling up miles and miles of land. Other adjacent states are prone to wildfires and well, and if the wind gets up, the smoke blows here. Not great to breathe, but makes amazing sunsets. :) view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 3 months 6 hours ago garth Be nice guys, if peeps wanna use Linux they will, if not then they won't. Agree to disagree and move on please:-). Personally i have dual boot for the best of both worlds. garth, site moderator view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 3 months 7 hours ago vandamme

My point just went woosh over your head. I can install Mint quickly and a user can have a complete operating system with all the apps they're apt to need, and won't have to fool with. They can use the stock wallpaper forever. They don't have to customize anything.

Why would they do that, when XP will run forever? Well, I have a ten year old car, and it does what I need it to do, but doesn't have antilock brakes, a backup camera, tire pressure monitoring, LED running lights, GPS, or mp3 player input. At some point it will be uneconomical, impractical and/or unsafe to drive long distances, so I'm shopping for a new(er) one. I'll probably get one off the lot that has the best mix of features I want, although I could order exactly the features I want and wait for delivery.

XP is fine if you never want new features and never go on the internet, and never buy new hardware. Same with Windows 2000, or 98, or 95. If they serve your needs, fine. I've moved on, and I surf the web (with no antivirus).

If you want a new operating system or PC, you will have to learn it and set it up. If you buy Microsoft, you are stuck with whatever they want you to have. If you are overjoyed with Windows 8 or 10, good for you. But if you try Linux, you have a choice of many different distros, with different desktop "looks" and different purposes. You may want a multimedia server, an educational suite, some odd language, or just something that runs on an old machine. You might like Gnome's icons, KDE's menus, or a tiled window manager. Whatever, just download it, install and go. If you don't want to change the wallpaper, fine. If you want to add more desktops or apps, change themes or colors, have wobbly windows, etc. just do it.

The big difference between Windows and FOSS is important to some people. It's not just "free, as in free beer", it's "free, as in freedom". What's the big deal if the NSA has a back door into your operating system? Well, I have nothing to hide and probably you don't either, but there's a principle involved. Also, I don't like the idea of a proprietary "standard".

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 3 months 8 hours ago Jorpho

Okay, and then what? Does their XP system not already have an office suite, video/audio players, and image editors? And won't they remain afraid of changing the wallpaper on their Mint system for fear of "blowing it up" ? More importantly, if they were happy running on a computer where nothing ever changed, what purpose is there in installing an OS touted as being particularly customizable?

(I hope you're not suggesting that the installation of an entire new operating system is necessary because of whatever difficulty there is in changing the wallpaper in XP.)

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Best Free Office Suite 3 months 13 hours ago Nina_Gorbunova

I'm surprised, ONLYOFFICE is not included to the list. (formerly Teamlab Personal)
Since the application got such a warm welcome from Techsupportalert community a year ago, I think ONLYOFFICE Personal should be mentioned: Https://personal.onlyoffice.com

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 3 months 21 hours ago BilalGaditek

Nice Article,worth to read it, but i think it is a little bit outdated. Looking for your latest article about the VPN Service Providers.

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