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Beware The New Adobe Acrobat Chrome Add-In 1 month 5 days ago pvilan

Thanks Rob for your valuable advice!
Peter

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 month 5 days ago K5JIC

Re "Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program " article, I like COZI . It's not a program -- it's a free Web-based service that can be used on iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows7/8/10.

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 month 5 days ago howiem

You might want to check out the freeware version of System Scheduler from Splinterware.com. It just has a tray icon and messages pop up as often as you set them up to. It is quite easy to edit alarms, appointments and you can schedule applications to run. I've been using it for about 6-7 years and it has always functioned flawlessly in Win XP and now in Win 7 Ultimate.

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 5 days ago Anupam

I decided to go with FX Explorer. It's bye to ES File Explorer after using it for years. I now really like the plain and simple clutter free interface of FX.. much better than ES.

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 month 5 days ago RedSkywalker

I used to rely on Google's calendar when you could choose to have it send you an sms reminder - sadly they have now withdrawn this service and I have forgotten quite a few appointments!

Anybody know of a calendar which sends sms reminders?

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Sandboxie 1 month 5 days ago clas

Wife and I have been using sandboxie for years. Two different computers, both being used 6-8 hours a day and constantly downloading and trying stuff, music, videos, programs and more. We never have a problem, never a virus or this or that using sandboxie. same version on win7 for years...great program and I would recommend highly.

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EssentialPIM 1 month 5 days ago movrshakr

I'd love to switch to a calendar/reminder program that would sync with mobile devices, but it must be able to import my (thousands?) of appointments currently in Outlook. I see this says email and contacts can be imported from csv--but not appointments !!!

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

I tried X-plore File Manager and Total Commander, but they are not for me. I like a simple and easy to use interface like ES. I like FX Explorer, and I think I will be keeping it. It's more suited for my needs and use.

Asus File Manager is also getting popular and has a good rating, but I don't feel like using it.

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Best Free Streaming Media Recorder 1 month 6 days ago everythinggoingwell

Have you tried Allavsoft?
It has the function of record
It even can directly download video via copy and paste video url.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 6 days ago vandamme

I'm a retired vacuum tube engineer, been using Linux for about 6 years now.. There's over a hundred distros of Linux, so finding the best one for you could take a while. Just start with an easy one. Mint, Ubuntu MATE, ZorinOS, Elementary, Solus are my top recommendations. If you have an older PC (ten years), Lubuntu. Go to distrowatch.com and hit the search button up top, and put "beginners" or "old computers" in the search box. See what you like.

As for Pixel, well, that's OK for a Raspberry Pi. And maybe for a machine you use to program the Pi. But you can't install it on a hard disk? I'd rather use Puppy, which gives you that option.

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 6 days ago Joe A.TT

X-plore File Manager is what I use now. I also use SD Maid which has a file manager that's okay.

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 month 6 days ago Mythman

What about Revo Uninstaller?

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

I tried FX Explorer, and Amaze File Manager. Amaze is totally free, but quite simple for my use... it doesn't have a text editor, which I require.

Found FX Explorer to be great. Will use it for a few days, and if I like it, which I think I will.. then bye bye ES.

Might give a try to Total Commander and X-plore sometime.

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 6 days ago Cthulhux The reason MiXplorer is not covered here yet is its continued beta status. Once it has been "released", I'll add it here. view
Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

Thank you for the link. I looked around, and yes, ES File Explorer does seem to be getting a lot of flake. I have been using it for years now, but I did start to think lately that it is becoming bloated. To be fair, I haven't come across ads or the turbo charging thingy on my phone yet... so for now I am okay with it. But yes, if I did come across it, I would also surely think of giving up on ES File Explorer.

Anyways, this made me look around for other worthy file managers, and the few names that I came across which users were recommending were FX Explorer, Total Commander, Amaze File Manager, X-plore File Manager, and MiXplorer. Few of them are already covered here. Will try these out, and see if I like one to keep. MiXplorer is available from XDA forum only. I will skip that.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 6 days ago alexxx46

Good text, thank you.

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Best Free File Manager for Android 1 month 1 week ago Bruce_Fraser

ES File Explorer has been kicked out on many Android review sites. It's because the developer has added bloatware and lots of ads. Example: https://www.androidpit.com/this-is-why-you-should-not-use-es-file-explorer.

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How to Find Out the Actual Quality of an Audio File? 1 month 1 week ago Rockfella

Check this image please. Is this very god quality FLAC or just the opposite?

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/zvbnlc.jpg[/IMG]

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 1 month 1 week ago DavidFB

I don't use the Virtual section. Not sure if I even explored that.
I just used File, New to create a VVV catalogue (3 of them) which are saved in the same folder. I then add disc "volumes" to one or other of them by using the Open button and choosing the file (catalogue) I want to save the disc to.

All the discs (volumes) in the file show in Physical view. I've got nothing in Virtual.
The only reason I have separate catalogues is the type of content - file archives, app & OS, utilities. I digitize my music so don't catalogue those discs (the meta data tells me the album it comes from) and as mentioned I use a different program for movies.

It appears you'd use Virtual folders to intermix volumes like Favorites. As I use VVV mainly to find things across the archive, I have no need for that.

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Unfortunately the editor who created this and many other articles is no longer with us so there will be no further updates until someone else volunteers to take it over. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 1 month 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

Thanks for the quick reply, David. And 'Duh!' on my part. Think I went brain dead from looking at so much stuff. Downloaded VVV and yes, it is incredibly straight forward and has the newest update to any of these programs. (Sept. 2016). However, I'm having a problem viewing all catalogs. Another Duh! moment I'm sure:

I cannot get multiple catalogs to show in 'Physical' or 'Virtual Folder'.
I create catalog A, then click the Virtual icon and create a new Root Folder, called 'Thumb Drives'.
Go back to 'Physical view', Right click on the catalog A, and add it to the virtual folder named 'Thumb Drives'.
All's good.
But when I create a second catalog,(B), the first one (A) no longer shows under 'Physical' and from Virtual view, No Root Folders show (Thumb Drives).
What am I missing?

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Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed 1 month 1 week ago Catsup22

FYI to Gizmo staff and Gizmo users: A large portion of the torrent information at this site is WAY out of date with much invalid info. For example, many of the listed sites for torrent searches have been seized by the government or are otherwise no longer valid (ie. the KAT sites).

I really appreciate Gizmo and I know it is a lot of time-consuming work. I hope some of the staff will soon revamp all the torrent information on this site. I depend on it and I know many others do, too. It is critical to everyone to always have the latest scoop on all facets of using torrents.

Thank you! :)

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Best Free Video Editing Program 1 month 1 week ago im5049

Having a problem with DaVinci Resolve. The readme file says that Desktop Video is required. Downloaded Desktop Video. Installation license says it is "Subject to payment of applicable license fees". Installation then fails.
Tried to start Resolve anyhow. Window pops up saying it needs a license dongle, or you can download free from their site. Well, this is the free version from their site. Resolve then fails to start.
So far this isn't turning out to be very useful.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 1 month 1 week ago DavidFB

Hi Phylis
VVV = Virtual Volumes View, as mentioned in the post I was replying to. I've continued to use it happily for my file archives.
In Search, I always change to "Contains" rather than the default to get more complete results.
It handles BD-Rs just fine too and can index hard drives, thumb drives or anything else you choose. Just make sure you use sensible naming conventions so you can find it (search for it) later.

For movies and DVD's, I use EMDB (Erics Movie Database). Thats working really well for me and is updated regularly. I've turned off Cast photos as I don't need all that but it successfully imported my old listing after I'd prepared it properly. (I had built a custom database but it choked on an update) I was then able to batch-update via IMDB. I mostly use the visual bookcase view.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 1 month 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

DavidFB, what program are you referring to. I only see 'VVV' in your post. Do you mean Virtual CD?

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Duplicate Cleaner Free 1 month 1 week ago Chigwells

Jan 2017.
Hi Everyone, well I would like to feed back that I downloaded both the free (3.2.7) and pro (4.0) versions. According to VirusTotal, the free version has adware, whereas the Pro version does not. I installed the Pro version first, on its 15 day trial, and got on very well with it. I am a photo enthusiast and store my Raw files on an external hard drive, and was in a bit of a muddle with duplicates local and external. I found I didn't need the extra photo specific extras that the Pro version offers, and installed the free version (well I probably would find them very useful but didn't get that far). I got on very well with the software, the tabbed interface is excellent, as well as the video tutorial (its the only offering on their tutorials page) which I found enjoyably easy to understand.

When I next rebooted, Internet Explorer and WinPatrol informed me that it had had its homepage changed. I uninstalled the free version with Revo Uninstaller but IE still wanted to have its homepage changed. In the end had to do a system restore to get rid of the changes.

I checked out the other offerings here and found this best suited my not-too-techie abilities very well. All in all I love the software. These days of massive hard drives, it is so easy to gain duplicates scattered about. And yes, my hard drive is a bit of a mess lol! I was able to comfortably delete gigs of duplicates. I would like to use the free version but because it has bundled crapware in it I will not.

Reading through your overview page 'Best Free Duplicate File Remover' I see in the comments RandyDoqa in Nov 2013 notes it is bundled with OpenCandy. Then in March 14 inthefog claims it no longer has toolbar bundling. Currently on their download page, next to the free version, is a fancy blue shield thingy proudly stating '100% Clean' and next to it, 'No toolbars, bundling or other unwanted extras'. however VirusTotal would disagree with the statement: virustotal.com/en/file/2c020730883b340031acb91463b63c0517b7456185d7a2c5963152a428ac3c3e/analysis/1484158995/, as would I.

They are not doing themselves any favors by bundling in all this trouble!

Hope this is useful!

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Control The Amount Of Personalised Ads You See (Europe Only) 1 month 1 week ago HA

I live in US, but out of curiosity I took a look. I saw the whole menu. Lots of them claim to be tracking me.

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Control The Amount Of Personalised Ads You See (Europe Only) 1 month 1 week ago rutherfordpaul

Waste of Time.
The "menu" stops at the letter "L".
Where is the next page?
Of the 50+ listed UK sites, this turned off just 3 of them.

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 1 month 1 week ago shannf

Tech Support Guy is excellent. They have helped me several times in the past, and just sorted out a complex problem with a Windows 7 computer in less than 24 hours.

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 1 week ago crombierob

Softpedia still has the free version available.
Here are their links -
http://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/XYplorerFree.shtml
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/File-management/Portable-XYplorerFree.shtml

If any of you have not tried XYPlorerFree, do yourself a favor and download it whilst it is still available.
It is a gem

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 1 week ago GJW

Note that the free edition of XYplorer has been discontinued as of 10-Jan-2017.

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 month 1 week ago BuckSkin

I can also vouch for the free version of Synchredible; it truly is incredible and can handle tremendous folder trees without choking as so many of the other programs do.
Many of these programs can handle a few hundred files in a very few folders, but then start making big mistakes the more you throw at them.
I was also able to download and install Synchredible without getting any undesirable hitch-hikers in the process.

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Best Free PDF Tools 1 month 1 week ago Jojo Yee It's free Ehorwitz1 for their online conversion services only as covered in this article. I've not tried their desktop version which is trialware. view
Best Free PDF Tools 1 month 1 week ago ehorwitz1

Looks like Nitro PDF-to-Word and PDF-to-Excel are no longer free. I've used them both successfully in the past, but now the screen is asking for a password. I've never set up an account there and there is no "Forgot ID / Password" help available. From looking at the site, it seems like the previously free version is now their Cloud product and requires a monthly or annual subscription. Their whole product can be downloaded as a free trial valid for 14 days.

If I've got this wrong please tell me. I could use the help!

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 1 week ago Lee Wilkerson

What's the point of clicking all of those links and D/Ling each individual chapter? Waste of time!
And what would be the point of D/Ling one or two chapters?
It would be far easier for the web page designer to include all of the links into one complete work and I would be more than happy to pay someone a nominal fee to compile all of those links into one.

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 1 week ago Lee Wilkerson

That is NOT a LINK!

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Monitor Your DSL Connection In Minute Detail 1 month 1 week ago Lee Wilkerson

Great! Now how about one for the rest of us who don't have the selected chipset?

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Monitor Your DSL Connection In Minute Detail 1 month 1 week ago Hopalong

@ Australia on 10. January 2017 - 0:08
+1
Best wishes to all.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 1 month 1 week ago Australia

Have been using this website Techsupportalert, since its inception
Have probably read this section over the last 5 years, and not a lot of the main recommendations have changed. Time to see where the dust has settled

I recently installed the latest version of Agent Ransack 2016 Build 865, and I recommend it highly
Previous versions just didnt work as I expected them to work

I have installed another search program, Locate32 in the past, but that program relies on creating an index, and keeping it current
Using Locate32, you also need to flip between 3 tabs to setup a search

Agent Ransack you can create a search all on the one place
Agent Ransack is very similar to the Windows interface (at least Windows 7, which I am using), and the program works on a 64bit system
It doesnt rely on an index
The program also understands that if I search for "factory receipt" (in quotation marks), I just want documents that contain 'factory receipt', not all documents that contain the text "factory", or "receipt" or "factory receipt"

I successfully found text, existing in .doc files, docx files, and PDF files
On another occasion, I found a txt document on my computer, a Ukranian text file, and I copied the text "LangName=Українська"
During a search, Agent Ransack found the document with this text in it !

The homepage suggests you also install "Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs" which was available as a link, but this is only needed if you need to search within more exotic Office files, such as OneNote documents, which I dont use

In summary, Agent Ransack is now my go to application for 'text searches within files'
For file name searches, with a very fast program startup time, I dont use Everything (which is always recommended by most Tech sites), but MasterSeeker (also freeware)

Both applications can be found on reputable freeware sites, and I have no affiliation with either program

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

Whilst this is true to an extent, most people are capable of finding out how to do something the same as they had to learn Facebook, Twitter and how to setup a smart TV and Android apps for themselves. At least with Linux they don't need to spend half their life configuring a firewall and antivirus software. I've watched novice users attempting this and mostly the end result is less protection than they had with their default Windows install. Some Linux distributions do not come with hplip installed by default but this is easy enough to find using the package manager and the process thereafter is easier than with Windows. The configuration after install might need some research for anyone not able to work this out for themselves, but pretty much every distro forum or wiki gives this information in an easy to understand format. MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/opOuQJG.png

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago Australia

Thats great guys.

The article was about setting up a new linux distro set for someone else (a novice computer user)
"to use for someone who's overwhelmed by the complexity of Windows"

You guys are computer users, not novice users, and set up a Linux distro that connected to your specific printer

My point remains, be sure that if you are giving a Linux system to someone else, that you ensure that recipient has a compatible printer, and you will often need to set up the OS with the relevant Linux printer configuration

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Me too. I have a HP Deskjet 1516 and have no problems using it across a wide range of distros. MC - Site Manager. view
The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago Jojo Yee

I have been using some HP printers on Linux systems and they generally work well with HP Linux Imaging and Printing Drivers (HPLIP).

Here's a list of printer drivers for Linux which is useful for Linux users, not all printers are supported though.

http://www.openprinting.org/drivers

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago Australia

I think any recommendation about Linux, should always discuss the hardware support for that Linux version
An internet connection, and setting up printing capacity to a specific printer, are required, before handing the computer to a new user

If users wish to connect to the internet, are there likely to be issues with Raspberry Pi ?
?modem compatibility
?is wifi supported 'out of the box'

If they do wish to print, is this possible ?
Will the recommended Linux version allow people to print, use their existing printer ?
A quick internet search suggests that for you to use a printer with Raspberry Pi, there is a fair amount of technical expertise required in the initial setup

These seem like small issues, but for the vast majority of computer novices, hardware issues are paramount
New users invariably will want to print within a few months of using their computer

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 1 week ago abrandt

This might make sense for someone with a strong Linux preference... but does not yet carry sway for me to make the Linux transition. Thank you. ~ Alan

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Monitor Your DSL Connection In Minute Detail 1 month 1 week ago Australia

Welcome back Rob. Wishing you health and prosperity in 2017
Keep up the great work

Techsupportalert.com remains the most reliable and trustworthy tech site online, regarding free software
The "Hot Finds" section is instructive, helpful, and a goldmine of interesting news and software !

Your contributions reveal a true passion for computing and software
Inspiring

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Background Eraser 1 month 1 week ago papavonschoen

(Commercial content removed as per site rules) Both programs will let you remove backgrounds and use layers. It would be nice to have a desktop program, for Windows, to make this easier. Rarely do I edit my photos on my phone or camera. They get transferred to the computer, edited and placed back on my mobile device.

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 1 month 1 week ago himanshux22

I think the Windows PC inbuilt defrag tools is best for optimizing the PC and defrag it. The third party software only has few additional tools and options to defrag the PC more effectively.

It dosen't matter which software you use. The only thing is you need to defrag the Hard drive partition.That can be performed by the simple window defragment option.

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PicsArt Photo Studio 1 month 1 week ago rameshsanapala

Good to see this app. I have seen other apps but compare to other Image editor PicsArt app this the best one have lot of best features. I am going to try this now. thanks for sharing

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Best Free Download-Upload Meter 1 month 1 week ago Gibbs.Slap

I have been using http://www.speedtest.net/ for years and have never had a problem with it. I keep it pinned to my task bar and use it anytime I feel there may be a slow down of my download speed.

Give it a try if you wish...

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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2017 1 month 1 week ago krzychu

Check out the best Snow Globe Live Wallpaper! It's completely free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jmcoworking.snow

Now your wallpaper can become a snow globe. A bit of winter in your pocket.
Shake the phone to make a snowstorm! Rotate to see the flakes falling in different directions!

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Best Free Download-Upload Meter 1 month 1 week ago Anupam

Yes, both Networx and Network Scanner are no longer freeware. Happened only a few days ago.

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Best Free Download-Upload Meter 1 month 1 week ago astral_cyborg

Same thing happened with Network Scanner of the same company. Used to be my favorite free scanner.

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Best Free Download-Upload Meter 1 month 2 weeks ago EldonW

What a pity NetWorx now costs $29.00 (for up to 5 devices).
It could be free for a single device.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

Assistance with this is beyond the remit of the comments sections so you will need to use the forum. Suffice to say the OS featured here is not suitable for what you want but the specs of your machine will run about 100 others that are. :) If Linux alternatives for the specialist software you use are not available, you can always install a copy of Windows as a guest in a VirtualBox Linux host. This is how I work and have done for several years. MC - Site Manager.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/linux-on-the-nuc-using-ubuntu-min...
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005499...

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you, Rob, for another helpful update.

I recently purchased an new which is still sitting in its packing box:

- Intel NUC6i5SYH (Swift Canyon)
- 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i5-6260U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 2.90GHz)
- Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 16GB RAM DDR4 2133 HX421S13IBK2/16
- Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-N5E500BW)
- Windows 10 Home 64

At age 63, I can only imagine this will be my final computer purchase.

For work, I use specialized Windows SEO / Metrics software... which has dissuaded me from seriously considering any Linux distro.

At this point, the only Microsoft product I still use is Windows.

Considering the above, could Linux prove a viable option for a Windows business-concentric such as mine?

Thank you much in advance for any innovative and detailed ideas and responses. ;)

~ Alan

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

I suggest you have a browse here. There is a lot of information about all types of distros including those designed to run on legacy hardware and the second thread contains screenshots of what they look like although to get the latest details I suggest you start the last page and work back. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/chitchat/514-what-does-yo...

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PureVPN Review 1 month 2 weeks ago Australia

What a fantastic review. Thank you
According to colleagues, PureVPN is reliable enough, but I share your privacy concerns
One friend was asked to provide a photo of himself, after having problems with his account
Crazy stuff, and I would never give anyone this level of information, in this age of Identity Theft

On the bright side, a recent promotion seems to offer lifetime access, for the price of an annual subscription

This photo issue may have been a one off, but its an interesting fact that companys can ask for some pretty personal info, which is best refused

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Best Free Video Editing Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Mesh Yup such stuff we usually put them in the app's full review and under pros and cons. They can be quite troublesome when it takes you hours to re-code a few minutes trim view
Best Free Video Editing Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Mesh I usually run my tests using windows, and about Linux it probably might be application errors. I don't know that much about Linux products but it will be helpful to seek help from Linux web forums view
Best Free Video Editing Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Mesh Most freewares comes with such third parties or sometimes plug ins. Which is why you should be careful when running setup to choose custom installation and only install the products you require. It saves time and space. view
Best Free Video Editing Program 1 month 2 weeks ago Mesh Oh you've got a 64 bit setup. Download the setup in this link: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/sa/products/davinciresolve and make sure to choose 32 bit when installing. Feel free to contact me again should you encounter any problems. view
The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago classicggma65

If there are other distributions that are way better than this one, Please let is old fogies (one "g") know what they are...

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago WallyB

Willrun4fun, what would be your choice of distribution for use on an old, underpowered PC? I've not used Linux before, but I'm ready to give it a try to make some currently unusable hardware useful again.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago KiltedMuskrat

I've used different versions of Linux for several years now. What I have been doing is taking friends discarded and "out-of-date" lap-tops and making them perfectly usable again. Then I give the lap-top (with new life and vigor) to "old foggies" who haven't even got an email address. Linux is just super for this use.
This version would seem perfect for many an old, easily obtained, and really cheap lap-top, netbook, tablet or even old Kindle - which are almost given away on ebay.
I do agree that the various distros of Linux can and are confusing.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago redstick

Oh, I don't know, it might be useful for dummies like me, who are intimidated by all those "so many distributions" of Linux. A nice, calm, distro would be a good introduction into the mystic world of Linux. We weren't all born knowing all this, unlike some lucky folks. I am grateful for the heads-up -- and for all the good work done by they often unappreciated Gizmo elves. Thanks!

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Anupam

How come you know about it?

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 1 month 2 weeks ago willrun4fun

There are so many distributions that are way better than this one. I don't know why anyone would bother unless they were teaching kids to use a Pi and were short on them.

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Gil Mensch

No anger here, my friend. Just trying to keep you on track.

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Chill your anger buddy .. it is simply not worth it

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Gil Mensch

"It has NOT been released. It has NOT been announced." In other words, it's a rumor.

By the way, correcting a factually incorrect or unsubstantiated assertion is not the definition of being "in a snit".

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago beergas

Dang now that's bril. Why has no menu/launcher come up with that by now. Have to look thru remaining chats here. Like the idea of using double click of ctrl key as a default to a launcher. But lot of prgs demand ctrl + a key or two, not 2x of a key.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 1 month 2 weeks ago larchambault

Bonne année 2017 ( Happy New Year ;-)

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

No. Microsoft is developing a scaled down version of windows that will run on older machines and provide adequate security. It has NOT been released. It has NOT been announced. I sent a link that was to something similar and that is what got a couple in a snit.
THere is no microsoft link
If you know someone who is in Microsoft, they can give you a heads up on some projects that are still in the concept mode

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Free Commercial-Grade Antivirus For Your New PC 1 month 2 weeks ago siegelge

It is someone who is stripping down Windows and is distributing a pirated version. In the FAQ it states that to activate it you need to download an activator from the Pirate Bay.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer "... agedu - a Unix utility for tracking down wasted disk space ...": http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/agedu/ "... apt-fast is a little shellscript that increases the speed of apt-get by many times ...": https://github.com/ilikenwf/apt-fast view
Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago Mark S.

I've tried various launchers over the years - I even wrote my own launcher about 20 years ago, which optionally moved recently used files and apps to the top - but they do nothing for me.

Creating a custom Windows taskbar menu is far better than the Start menu, because you can put exactly what you want, where you want, with no fuss, and you don't get assorted junk appearing. Windows leaves it alone.

Combine this with the Everything Search Engine, and you don't need the Start menu at all. In fact, I rarely ever use the Start menu on my development machine.

Since I use portable apps as much as possible, and I keep my custom menu folder in the same location as my portable apps, my menu is also portable.

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago oblivion

You can also, of course, reorganise the programs area of the Start Menu using similar techniques.

Where launchers come into their own is where they provide extra functionality (or chrome!) and/or make (re)organisation of your shortcuts either easier or unnecessary.

There are almost always alternatives to the features Microsoft provide, but if you can meet your own needs without exploring different solutions, nobody's going to force you to do anything different!

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago Mark S.

Actually, the best solution I've found is already built into Windows. You can very easily create your own new menu with sub-menus on the right side of the task bar.

a) Create a folder anywhere on your system
b) Copy shortcut files into it. You can have sub-folders with shortcuts too.
c) Right-click on the task bar > Toolbars > New Toolbar... It asks for a folder, give it the folder you've created.

Now you have a new menu on the right side of the task bar. The name of the menu is the same as the folder name, and sub-folders are shown as sub-menus. You can create any hierarchy you like of links and sub-menus, and reorder them by dragging.

Simple and effective. I've been using this for years and it works well for me.

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Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

You are unlikely to get many responses here in the comments section. Please post this in our forum where it will receive greater coverage. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago crombierob

There is a free program, that is very good at PDF Tasks
http://www.pdfshaper.com/download.html
http://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html

I just tested the free version with the 30'ish individual PDFs, and it merged them into a single PDF file.
You use the File Menu's Merge option, and click Add, then navigate to a folder containing all the individual PDFs. Select all, and choose Open.
You can then move individual files up and down to get the correct order.
Then click the Process button.

I cannot fault the output

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Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 1 month 2 weeks ago creid145

I realize this is an old post but I am hoping the system will notify Vic that I posted this comment/question.

I just suffered a sever virus attack that only affected the programs installed on my c drive. A few small program were installed directly on my e (external) drive and they were not affected. Since I am looking at a fresh install of the program after reinstalling Windows my question is this. Can I just choose a location on my e drive when the install ask me where to install the program? If so will the program load everything and interact with the registry keys and .dll libraries?

Thanks for the information,
Clyde

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago raymond4500332

After carefully downloading all PDF files, as well as downloading the title page and converting that to a PDF file, I used PDFill Tools 13.0 (build 4) to merge the multiple parts into one cohesive PDF document. It is 1,067 pages long and 40,459,562 bytes in size.

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago oblivion

Mm. Looks a tiny bit complex for normal users but also looks like one to watch, particularly for more advanced users. Thanks!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer "...Portacle is a complete IDE for Common Lisp that you can take with you on a USB stick ...": https://shinmera.github.io/portacle/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Zazu App - fully extensible and open source launcher for hackers, creators and dabblers ...":

http://zazuapp.org/

 

SpaceVim - like spacemacs, but for vim:
http://spacevim.org/

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... TextSuggest ... use autocomplete and expansions in any application ...":
http://bharadwaj-raju.github.io/TextSuggest/

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Zazu App - fully extensible and open source launcher for hackers, creators and dabblers ...":

http://zazuapp.org/

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Transmission-QT (Windows) 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thanks - the link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Tixati 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

I am using 2.5.1 now and the proxy section of it is terrible. It leaks info and is only for outgoing

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Transmission-QT (Windows) 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

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The requested URL /apps/wordpress/trqtw/ was not found on this server.

 

Possibly what you want is https://sourceforge.net/projects/trqtw/

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 month 2 weeks ago sorrynomad

i have tried many DVD authoring programmes over the years but none can compare with Freemake Video Converter. If you want a comprehensive, simple to use prog. then look no further than this product!

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I Still Rate This Excellent Free Youtube Downloader 1 month 2 weeks ago sorrynomad

I have been using Freemake video Downloader for over three years now. it is by far the most reliable and trouble free prog. of its kind!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Iris floss is implementation of blue light reduction software like Iris, f.lux, Redshift and Night Shift with 10 lines of code and minimum dependencies for all Linux distributions ...":
http://iristech.co/iris-floss/

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. It tries to be as similar as possible to the original gameplay but to integrate user interface features most modern realtime-strategy games have like selecting multiple units ...": http://dunelegacy.sourceforge.net/website/

 

"... REX is a digital board game ...":

http://gamejolt.com/games/rex/210076

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. It tries to be as similar as possible to the original gameplay but to integrate user interface features most modern realtime-strategy games have like selecting multiple units ...": http://dunelegacy.sourceforge.net/website/ "... RT is a server-side, database-backed web application which works with any modern browser, including many popular mobile devices, and the email interface works with any mail client, from Outlook to Apple Mail to Thunderbird to Gmail to Mutt ...": https://bestpractical.com/request-tracker/ view
Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago sesc

Reading comprehension.
"NEW All chapters from the second edition now available free online!"

If you don't scroll down too impatiently, you get the 2008 SECOND edition PDFs. The only thing that is provided only of the 1st ed is the monolithic PDF of the whole book.

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Sun Clock 1 month 2 weeks ago Anupam

Thanks for pointing it out. Corrected now.

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago Gil Mensch

Actually, if you click the link it plainly says "All chapters from the second edition now available free online!" The First Edition is also available on that page.

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Get This 1000-Page Book For Free 1 month 2 weeks ago olamoree

This PDF is for the FIRST EDITION and the download for the 2nd Edition will be available in 5 years. No matter, the First Edition and the errata for it is a worthwhile download for the vast information contained therein.

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