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Best Free Software for Linux 3 weeks 6 days ago Panzer "...Subuser turns a docker container into a normal program ...": http://subuser.org/index.html view
Highlights From Half A Million Historical Videos 3 weeks 6 days ago magherafelt1943

Thanks for the article regarding 1/2 million historical videos, like your own site it is simply marvellous and a great source of information for history buffs like my self. 10/10

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 3 weeks 6 days ago mchldpy

saves in the Zip file format.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 hour ago J_L

Asked when it was first announced in the Editor's forum. Pretty vague answers, but it seems around the same except that paid software reviewed here will have their place in the forum.

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 4 weeks 2 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Can't say for sure... but I think if they used a common file format, such as Zip, they would proudly proclaim that. The complete absence of any mention anywhere in their website suggests a proprietary format.

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 4 weeks 2 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Uh oh, just read the item which kills this for me: can't backup open files. See the comparison of the various backup tools, towards the bottom of this page: http://www.iperiusbackup.com/backup-software-windows.aspx.

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Ten of the Best Places to Learn About Window 10 4 weeks 5 hours ago Joe A.TT

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/4896/windows-10-review

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 4 weeks 5 hours ago bo.elam

The installer you get at the Downloads webpage at the Sandboxie website is for version 4.20. That version doesn't work in Windows 10. Sandboxies beta version 5.01 is designed to work in Windows 10. The spam filter don't allow me to post the link to the beta installer. You can get it at the Sandboxie forum, look for Subforum Beta Version 5.01.

Bo

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 4 weeks 11 hours ago 4sure5

Anyone know what format the files are saved in? Is it one that can only be opened by Iperius?

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Best Free Startup Manager 4 weeks 12 hours ago chris.p

I'd like to see a major function fully described for each app, please: the ability to find and stop any program running, at any time.

For example if you find something running in Process Explorer that you don't want, and that you know is not system-critical, and that has obfuscated user-control options - like Internet Explorer or its add-ons such as elowutil.exe for example (yes, I know there is another way to turn it off), then does the Startup manager have the ability to locate and stop that process permanently? And can it override any protections that process has to keep itself running?

Many thanks :)

[And OK if this function is implicit in these apps, then fair enough, but if so can it be stated please :) ]

 

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 12 hours ago bernardz

There is a saying that a plate cracked even if fixed never looks the same.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 12 hours ago bernardz That argument crosseyedlemon is used by some about all websites it gets *bigger* when there is money involved. view
Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 14 hours ago crosseyedlemon

I don't think you have to worry about the staff here compromising their reputations. If you look at the products they like most in every category you will see that they still listed shortcomings of the programs or things that could have been better. This site has a huge following because it is known for providing balanced reviews listing both the pros and cons of each product or service...and I don't expect that will change.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 14 hours ago crosseyedlemon

Well that argument could apply to all the websites that review everything from books and movies to vacuum cleaners. I think most people have more sense than to make a decision solely based on a single review they read somewhere.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 15 hours ago booleanboy

It isn't what *I* think that counts - I'm an enthusiastic advocate. My concern was simply that reputations take a long time to build, but can be lost overnight and the overt transparency I suggested was to keep things squeaky clean for future users.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 15 hours ago crosseyedlemon

The reality is that without advertising you probably would never have heard of computers and this discussion would not be taking place. Some people seem to think that software can be created and maintained at no cost to the developers. We should be thankful that there are so many developers that ask for nothing other than maybe a product registration or small donation. Many of the freeware programs that the staff has directed us to are worth well more than a paltry 99 cents so lets not condemn the developers for trying to offset some of their expenses.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 15 hours ago crosseyedlemon

Hmmm....if you trust and value the integrity of the reviewers here then why would you even bother to mention that caveat? Do your really think the staff would actually begin a product review by saying "Hey we got paid big bucks to review this app so here is our unbiased analysis".

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 15 hours ago bernardz

Although I think it is a good decision, it could be dangerous because once you start with paid software people could question whether an editor is getting a commission?

 

 

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 15 hours ago lesam

Agree 100% the integrity of the reviewers is the most valuable asset of the site, it has been rock solid for years and there is no reason to believe that the planned introduction of reviews of paid programs as clearly stated will diminish that.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 16 hours ago Joe A.TT

Thank you MC. Since the site is changing the rules people need to know what the new boundaries are. I think a further announcement needs to be made, both here on the main site and in the forums, after the team has determined just what can be discussed regarding commercial software.

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How to Schedule Programs to Run Automatically in Windows 7 4 weeks 16 hours ago serializer

I recommend using VisualCron for more advanced scheduling and automation.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 17 hours ago booleanboy

Excellent move. Your site is always my first go-to when I'm searching for an application to achieve a new task and extending the scope of your reviews can only be to everyone's benefit.

The only caveat I'd place is that, should there be any sort of financial consideration involved with the review of a product either now or in the future, that this be noted within the review. I trust and value the integrity of the reviewers here; this move would protect that invaluable asset.

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Best Free File Rename Utility 4 weeks 22 hours ago fedya

For a long time I had been using for my image collection renaming purpose BatchRenameFiles Tool which served the purpose.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 23 hours ago MidnightCowboy Comments related to commercial products will only be permitted on the main site pages where these have been reviewed and not on the freeware review pages. Such comments must be relevant to the review and not just promotional statements in favor or other products. We have yet to determine exactly how commercial content can be discussed in the forum. In part, we need to see how visitors react to the changes after which the forum and main site rules will be amended to reflect the new policy. Obviously we need some flexibility for members to discuss commercial software but we also need to keep out the spam. MC - Site Manager. view
Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago anwas2012

A shame really. This was such a great site but like ghacks, dottech.org & many others now selling/advertising/pushing paid not free items. Free is free anything more is not free. .99 means using a credit card or paypal etc etc which costs more money. I hope the paid items are in a separate section so we can avoid completely and not mixed with the free.

IMHO such a shame.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago mchldpy

+1.5 on "Joe A.TT's" comment, fwiw.

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 4 weeks 1 day ago mchldpy

not "overlooked" but, didn't "realize" that can generate means, as you said, will automatically do it according to your preset parameters.
thanks for the enlightenment

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago Joe A.TT

Does this change mean that users are now free discuss commercial programs both here in the comments and on the forums? Or is that the site's Management will be redefining the boundaries of what can be discussed with regard to free and paid?

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago KBCowboy

I am really pleased to see this. I'm interested in the BEST product for a given mission and am willing to pay a reasonable fee for a good product. Many products offer both free and paid versions.....and often when a program is good, I just buy the paid version if there is a sort of ROI for the cost. I also like the suggestion made earlier to ask users for feedback on programs, or suggestions on programs that should be included in a review. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! I'm a long time reader

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago Bluesmanuk

It certainly won't do any harm to review products that have a genuine value to them that makes them a worthwhile purchase at the least amount of cost.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago Sope

+1 to lesam's comment.

Sounds a good and reasonable decision Gizmo!

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago glennbaugh

Thanks for your comment KBCowboy. I remember my PS2 in the early 80's with a whopping 20MB hard drive... I thought I had the cat's meow (and did compared to what I had previously). Like you, I gladly buy commercial products if they are the best for the job. Fortunately, they usually don't cost today what they did earlier in my computing life.

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Best Free Video Editing Program 4 weeks 1 day ago marni

this is a mess. The usual minimal documentation. Wouldn't import any of my videos [in any format], so it didn't last long on my hard drive.

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Best Free Video Editing Program 4 weeks 1 day ago marni

You're clearly a smarter dog than me. I didn't get to square one with Freemake - it has zero help/documentation. Oh there's one video, but it's just a 2 minute ad [music only].

PS: Lightworks installing is erratic. I never did manage to install it. LW is helpful, but they just shrugged [evidentally it's not uncommon]

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Best Free Firewall Protection 4 weeks 1 day ago g2mXagent

Comodo Firewall always locked USB drives, won't let user eject usb hd:

带有进程 ID 840 的应用程序 \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe 停止了设备 USB\VID_0BC2&PID_3322\NA8E33YW 的移除或弹出。

there is a post at comodo forums in 2012, comodo said that is a bug, but 3 years ago, this "bug" is still there.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago KBCowboy

Agree completely Glen, I just posted a similar response. Oh, and for the record, I'm 68 and have been an avid compouter user for work and play since IBM PS1 and 2 days

Regards,

KBCowboy

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago Jerry Rhino

Thanks for your always great contribution to all of us users. I suggest that, when you are ready, you ask us to recommend our favorite, low cost, software. Would certainly give you many to consider. Your fans have a great store of technical know how.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago snakyjake

I always wonder if or how much better a paid product is by comparison. I wouldn't mind paying a small amount for a much needed feature that doesn't exist in the free/open products. This change is welcomed.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago Ronnie145

I've always trusted the advice provided by Gizmo reviewers, but wondered how the best free software compared to paid software. Once again you have addressed this concern by myself and probably many others. Thanks

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago GavinRB99

This is a brilliant idea. I view Gizmo's Freeware as my "go to" site for all kinds of solutions and I know the site can be trusted. Reviewing paid apps is a great move, especially in light of the fact that the reviews will be done under very specific, focused parameters.Well done!

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Your PC May Have Been Uploading Windows 10 to Others without You Knowing It 4 weeks 1 day ago caktus

How nice of MS to spread this little xxx around for FREE. I figured there had to be some kind of catch. I'm glad I decided to wait for the "bugs" to get worked out. I'm thinking perhaps I'd better wait 10 or 11 months before downloading the "free" Windows 10. Or perhaps it's time to start buying retail versions, but those might be bugged as well.

I recall MS stepping up to the plate and issuing a fix to fix the Sony fix, that was supposed to fix the Sony fix, that was supposed to fix the Sony rootkit. Now it sound like the MS heroism may have just been a big confidence scam as I am sure MS new full well that this little update bot scam would eventually crash and burn. Makes me wonder what other little blunders they've got in store for us.

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Highlights From Half A Million Historical Videos 4 weeks 1 day ago MikeR

Brilliant, Rob, and mucho gracias to Lex Davidson. Help of this kind is, well. . . priceless.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago MikeR

Bravo! There's a real need for this. Currently, one of the best ways of seeing an actual user review of commercialware is to look at GOTD and read the comments of the paid-for software that's offered as a giveaway for 24 hours on there. (That said, and this is no criticism of GOTD, the majority of what's offered isn't of premier league substance anyway -- ye gods, I'm so tired of FFMpeg rip-offs. . .) I have a mix of freeware and commercialware on my pooters, selecting whatever seems to me to be the best for the job. Amongst my favourites are the (to me) indispensable Movavi Photo Editor, Revo PRO, and Malwarebytes PRO, this latter which I was fortune enough to buy when it was still lifetime-licensed, though I wouldn't object to paying a recurring rental fee were I to alight upon it now (not, however, with anything from Adobe.) There are all kinds of things, good and bad, which TSA can say about commercialware in its usual objective authoritative fashion, and thus spare the rest of us from having to contend with the likes of jvPowertools and iObit's Protected Folder when it comes to sounding deserved alarm bells.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago greyman

Great move!
I love this site, and what you do here. Although I am a lover of freeware, I usually contribute to Dev's if it is something I can use daily. I have ended up paying for some of my security programs, including VPN and Antilogger, products with aggressive attitudes toward being up to date. Can't wait to see what comes up in this new format!

I would like to say thank you, also, for staying on top of the various aspects, both good and bad. of Windows 10. I am an early adapter, and the temptation looms large, as it it did with Windows 8. The common sense articles I have read here over the past months have allowed me to pull back, if just for now, and consider being very prudent about making that jump into what appears a vacuum for the collection of personal information.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago stella7

A sensible decision Gizmo. I love your newsletter and by including some paid software it makes sense. I always pay for internet security. Maybe the free options are safe and perhaps I'm too cautious in assuming that the paid options are more reliable.

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 4 weeks 1 day ago Bruce_Fraser

I think the key phrase in Rob's report which you are overlooking is "it can generate file and folder names when saving backups." That is, you don't have to make the folder(s) yourself; the program does it for you automatically, giving it name(s) according to the rules you set.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago glennbaugh

I heartily applaud this change in direction. I'm 69 and have been using PC's since the early 80's. I'm a diehard Windows fan... Apple has some excellent software and hardware, but their ongoing arrogance and feeling of superiority is a turn off for me... coupled with overpriced hardware. Windows has always been more cost effective. If corporate America thought Apple products were worth it they would have gone in that direction decades ago.

The evolution of free software has been something to watch over the years. Some of the products are absolutely excellent, and because your site has focused on reviewing the best of those choices, you enjoy an avid following and I thank you sincerely. I've discovered many good programs because of information found in your reviews.

The final reason I applaud this move is the evolution of paid software pricing. Overall, it's a lot more reasonable today than in years past. I've spent a fortune for software to obtain the latest and greatest following new releases. Many of those upgrades are much more reasonable today than in years past. Lots of us are interested in using the best product to meet a need we have (or perceive that we do), and if it costs $40 - $100 or so to own it, we would if we thought it was the best suited for the task. That's a lot different than hundreds of dollars we have all spent over years of PC and software use.

Your site remains at the top of my favorites, and this move will only make it more so. Thanks for all you have done and continue doing.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago eikelein

+1
VERY COOL, thank you Gizmo!

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago lesam

Full support, This site has, since I joined years ago, been a model of ethical and professional standard reviews without bias.
There is absolutely no reason that the approach to reviewing paid programs will be any different.

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Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 4 weeks 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

I've been a loyal follower of Gizmos for several years now and I know they have reviewed pretty much every freeware program that has been available over that time. It makes sense to provide some information on the better paid apps rather than doing a rehash of freeware products that haven't changed much in the past year. I hope the staff continue to provide articles on improving computer security and efficiency because those are very informative and useful regardless of whether you use freeware or commercial software.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 4 weeks 1 day ago g2mXagent

COMODO Programs Manager is the best!

because it monitors the installation process.

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Word and Phrase search in PDF Files 4 weeks 1 day ago Sridhar.Palsamy

How to find double space in PDF files? Please advice

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 1 month 2 hours ago mchldpy

Gizmo said
"can create bootable drives of all the major Linux distros and other operating systems including Windows as well."

Hi Ian,
Have you or anyone tried making a "live USB" version from a windows install disk
with UNetbootin? I could believe maybe it making the install possible from a USB flash drive. If it actually tricks Windows into not handing off USB control to the OS during the boot process ... where have I been¿

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 2 hours ago Fairportfan

I hadn't noticed the System Restore thing - thanks. Already took care of the others, many by using "Custom Install" when i upgraded.

I ALWAYS use "Custom Install" (when offered) for ANYthing.

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Free Windows Backup Utility Is Simple And Flexible 1 month 3 hours ago mchldpy

" it's easy to create backups which are clearly labelled as to which sets of files they contain"

I've been using a paid for backup utility for so long, are there actually backup programs that you can't make a folder, call it what you want and store a backup in there?

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 9 hours ago AJNorth

AOMEI Backupper was updated to version 3.1.0 on 2015.08.04; as George.J noted, the changelog can be found at http://www.backup-utility.com/changelog.html .

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Your PC May Have Been Uploading Windows 10 to Others without You Knowing It 1 month 12 hours ago vandamme

That's funny. Microsoft already got you as a beta tester for 10, now they have you as a distributor. I only think it's funny because I don't use it.
I torrent Linux distros, but I have to opt in, of course. It's the least I can do to help spread Linux. The problem is that I have cable internet, and the upload is a tenth the speed of the download.

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Download Gorgeous Mouse Cursors for Free 1 month 13 hours ago bernardz

No longer available here. It is available here http://tinyhacker.com/hacks/beautiful-xsx-alpha-belended-cursors/

 

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 21 hours ago johnvk

Awesome Vic!

"Otherwise, she will start collecting all sorts of information about you."

Yeah, for example:

"Data syncing is on by default: Sign into Windows with your Microsoft account and the operating system immediately syncs settings and data to the company’s servers. That includes
- your browser history,
- favorites and
- the websites you currently have open as well as
- saved app, website and mobile hotspot passwords and
- Wi-Fi network names and passwords.
...
To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as
- your device location,
- data from your calendar,
- the apps you use,
- data from your emails and
- text messages,
- who you call,
- your contacts and
- how often you interact with them on your device.

Cortana also learns about you by collecting
- data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as
- - your music,
- - alarm settings,
- - whether the lock screen is on,
- - what you view and purchase,
- - your browse and Bing search history,
- - and more.”

And more?! That wasn't enough? Basically it looks like they upload your entire PC and all your activity to their server.

And "because Cortana analyzes speech data, Microsoft collects 'your voice input'"

Simply consider what Cortana (and Siri and OK Google) must do to be able to respond to your request. They have to be listening to your speech ALL THE TIME. More than that, they have to be listening to the *microphone* all the time, meaning they hear everything in the room, all the time.

Also "Windows 10 generates a unique advertising ID for each user on each device. That can be used by developers and ad networks to profile you."

I'm privacy conscious. Windows 10 is not for me.

[All quotes are from: hxxp://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/]

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 21 hours ago BIGPROFITBUZZ

Indian Share Market Tips: Bigprofitbuzz is an Indian stock market advisory firm. BigProfitbuzz had proven month after month that trading and investing in stock market.

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Your PC May Have Been Uploading Windows 10 to Others without You Knowing It 1 month 23 hours ago mchldpy

At first I thought, this almost seems illegal, M/S using my OS to spread their crapola around on my dime. Then I remembered, it's their OS. At least they graciously allow me to turn it off so I don't have to break the terms of my legally binding agreement by reverse engineering.

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Highlights From Half A Million Historical Videos 1 month 1 day ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!.
This is a very important addition to your last week post.
As you say, navigating one million minutes of videos is intimidating. We need this kind of help.
Regards
Peter

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago rfbass

Hi:

Is there an easy way to include the comments with the Printer-friendly version?

The comments, such as the one from jhvance, are really useful.

regards

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 1 day ago tommyzulu

I am puzzled by your comment about bloatware/opencandy with Avast. I have installed it on three laptops and there's no trace of Opencandy on any of them. I have found it very easy to avoid installing Chrome if I don't want it.
I find an increasing number of nag screens in Avast, and it does try to get you to upgrade - always at an alleged discount: does anyone ever pay the so called full price?
But the free version has been very effective in blocking all sorts of invasions... so I'm relucatant to abandon it for the reasons you give.

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago paulytx

Appreciate the info. I live or die with "Fences". Do you know if that will still work with 10?

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 month 1 day ago blackkitty

What do you think about blackkitty.net?

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 month 1 day ago Atlanta Southsider

To the Readers of the #1 Freeware Site,
I love this site and almost always agree with its recommendations. I just tried the Music Library MusicBee Portable and IHMO it does not come close to the version of MusicMatch that I have used since 2004. I started with several previous versions beginning in 1998 but in 2004-5 Yahoo! bought and wrecked MusicMatch trying to have a winning music service. MusicMatch Version 8.20.01.0130 is still out there on various freeware sites. I will warn you that you get locked into MusicMatch if you start using all its features like the ability to "AutoDJ" by genre, tempo, preference, etc. There is no current program that can read MusicMatch's complicated track tagging system. When I started with it, it would go to its site and bring down an album cover graphic, auto-track-naming etc. That is lost now and only the album cover graphic is picked up when you rip your CD into the system. The freeware version does not write custom CDs correctly for travel anymore, but the old paid version does. I will also warn that there are sites out there on the net offering to sell the old paid version that are bogus rip-off sites. I am not aware of any valid sites that sell the paid version because you had to go online to validate you purchase on MusicMatch's website. MusicMatch Freeware Version 8.20.01.0130 runs very well on Windows 10 without the stupid warning of Windows 8.1 that you had to "ignore".

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30 Sites For Legal (and Free) Torrents 1 month 1 day ago Dbharm

and where are http://www.pulltorrent.com/ and http://www.queentorrent.net ?
i used them very very often////

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago jhvance

If you're using Win10 in some way involving a router or wifi (as almost everyone would), then it would be very worthwhile to modify those settings in ways outlined in this discussion:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/windows-10-shares-your-wi-fi-with-contacts/

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago Anupam

Meaningless for you, you mean? It might be meaningless for you, but not many people use portable browsers, and for them, this tip will be really useful, those who want to change default browsers.

So please, just because the tip does not suit you, atleast don't call it meaningless. The article is not posted to provide tips for individuals.

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago raymond4500332

Since I use portable apps much of the time, like my default Web browser, Firefox, Vic's advice about changing the default web browser setting was meaningless.

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Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for 1 month 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

As usual Vic has provided some very good information here. These days it's getting harder and harder to distinguish the good spies from the bad ones so turning off Cortana would probably be the first thing on my list of settings adjustments. The shiny new online store was mentioned so I'm just wondering how long it will take Microsoft to annoy computer users with nag notices to purchase things they don't need or want.

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 1 day ago sheumais

I did precisely that when Windows 8 was introduced, as I wasn't sure how enthusiastic I was with the update. I used Macrium Reflect for my Windows image, as recommended on these pages, keeping a Windows 7 and 8 image up to date until I finally decided 8 was fine for my use. It only takes a few minutes to install your image using a boot disc, so you can get used to 10 without having to depend upon it. So far, I've had no issue with Macrium Reflect back-ups or reinstallation.

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 month 1 day ago Realist

Has anyone tried ClipCube?

http://zodcode.com/clipcube

It's different from other clipboard managers, it stores clipboard entries and URLs separately. It also has a scratchpad and supports tags.

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 2 days ago godwinq8

Good information b

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 2 days ago MidnightCowboy I have now received a reply from Privacyware re: Windows 10 compatibility. Although this is possible, it is unlikely in the short term so you will need to use Windows own firewall (my recommendation) or find an alternative. MC - Site Manager. view
How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 2 days ago zep321

Thanks, Vic. Right now I have no intention of reverting as I am pleased with with the upgrade. I have 3 pc's and am testing win 10 on the oldest. So far so good.

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

As I understand it, the free upgrade offer doesn't expire for a year so I'm content to wait and see how the inevitable bugs are handled. Reverting back to the old system indicates that the computer user didn't do his homework before taking the plunge and ultimately he will have to upgrade again anyway at some point.

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 3 days ago v.laurie I haven't actually done it but I think you should be able to go back to Windows 7 with your system image. You probably have to do it with a bootable USB key or DVD since I suspect the image won't work directly from Windows 10 but I could be wrong. Be sure your PC will recognize whatever medium you are using. Another thing I don't know is how activation will work when you try to downgrade after the 30-day period. Your Windows 7 license is converted to a Windows 10 license when you upgrade. Microsoft licensing is always murky so it is conceivable that you might have to do a telephone activation. view
How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 3 days ago jorgeem1717

Good question zep321..... I would also like to know if iit's possible to use an image of my Wins 7 OS after I have Wins 10........

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How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 3 days ago zep321

If you pass the 30 day limit to revert and wish to downgrade back to win 7 can I use my system image of 7 made just before upgrade? If so
do I use the win 7 or 10 recovery usb or can it be done after booting into win 10?

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 3 days ago crombierob

Panzer,
I am old, as is my memory.
However I think I have seen your name often, and if I am correct then you know what you are talking about (and you can ignore what follows).

The Russians are very smart, resourceful, and desperate, so I tend to be very wary of Russians bearing gifts.
If the .ro stands for Romania (a neighbor I believe), I would be wary of their free gifts too.

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 3 days ago crombierob

XYPlorerFree allows you to color the background of the Tree, and also the List
You also have a fair bit of choice on colors for folder names and background color

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

Hi darrin71. Management of trusted publishers is detailed here.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733026.aspx

The two things that annoy me most are popup windows for "are you sure you really want to exit" and apps that overwrite permission rules. Regarding 360, I guess you're stuck with this behaviour because no doubt the permissions granted for the program at install are what allows it to overwrite your block rule. Although not an ideal solution for you maybe, but I would suggest switching to Panda until the full direction of the 360 products becomes more clear. I have Panda on two machines and neither have been compromised by anything nasty and what money I do have is still in my bank account. :D

Regarding Privatefirewall, I've sent a contact to the vendor and will post their response here as soon as I get it. MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 days ago darrin71

Hi MC! Hope all is well. Well I have to ask you if you have heard anything from or if you can contact Privacyware regarding a Windows 10 compatibility update. As you know there is a lot of people out there who love Privatefirewall, me included...which brings up another question for you, how can you disable trusted publishers in Windows 7 firewall? Reason is Qihoo is trying to force people to upgrade from 360 Internet Security to Total Security. Total Security, as you know is not the same product, however Total Security Essentials is. If I want to wait to see how Total Security Essentials develops before I decide to upgrade then I should be able to block the 360 Total Security Online installer rule 360 just made in windows 7 firewall. Correct?? Why is it everytime 360 updates its virus definitions it changes the 360 Total Security Online installer rule it made from "my blocked setting" to allow? As usual I thank you for your time and consideration and any links you can provide.

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Hard Disk At High Utilization? Find The Culprit. 1 month 4 days ago GeorgeIV

While Process Monitor is an excellent tool and that's a very good article on using it, it may be a lot easier to use the Windows Resource Monitor. This can be opened from the bottom of the Performance tab in Task Manager or by typing the first few letters of resource into the start box which is the quickest way to get a look at what's going on.

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More About QTTabBar 1 month 4 days ago marni

It's now up to v1.5.0.0b2, and supposedly fully supports Windows 7

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 month 4 days ago wayoutwes

I downloaded Rufus but do not know what I am supposed to put into the 1st, 2nd & 4th text fields. I am running a Windows 7x64 system with a 500GB NTFS formatted main system hard disk. I also do not know what GPT is. Please help.

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 month 4 days ago DrBongo

I was just looking around for a program like the that when the email about this program arrived. Definitly appropriate for now.

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 month 4 days ago vandamme

"...or whatever"?? You can use this to download Linux! This might be a better alternative to UNetbootin.

Have a look at the bottom of their page for the ISOs it works on.

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 month 4 days ago Aninnymous

Rob, you need to clarify exactly how to download the ISO since the page at your link does not specifically indicate where to actually click to download an ISO but instead apparently initiates a multiple choice exam without explanation.

One magically runs Rufus at some unknown point - but the link you give does the actual install of Win 10 as well ... somehow. Judging from previous WIN installations, it will not be crystal clear what the outcomes of the presented choices will be, so a brief roadmap would be useful.

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Best Free File Manager 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

My Commander:

http://myco.yonan.ro/

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 month 4 days ago Jojo Yee

Thanks for your comments jim7fl. System Settings is directly available in the left most column of the Menu. It is one of the favorite icons by default unless you have removed it.

By the way, I've now updated this review to reflect the changes in the latest version Linux Mint 17.2.

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

More links:

https://stuk.io/

https://www.dataquest.io/course/learning-python

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 month 4 days ago boristhemoggy

I've used Rufus for some time now, and lately taking advantage of the GPT as my working drive is over 2 gig. Highly recommended and simply to use, excellent and it's free!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

grab-site is an easy preconfigured web crawler designed for backing up websites:

https://github.com/ludios/grab-site

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Best Free Media Player 1 month 4 days ago Panzer

"... MPDN is a modern extensible media player written in .NET (with performance critical parts in ASM/SSE2) featuring a fully integrated high quality Direct3D 9, 10, 11 video renderer that is equally extensible ...":
http://www.zachsaw.com/mpdn/

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 1 month 4 days ago Anupam

It seems like you did not read enough on Windows 10, and neither did you look at the compatibility report before deciding to upgrade. If you had read the compatibility report, you would have known which installed software on your system were not compatible with Windows 10.

Also, if you had read up on Windows 10, you would have known in Windows 10 Home edition, there will be no option to choose Windows Updates, they will be automatic.

You really cannot blame Microsoft for you not reading enough before you performed the upgrade.

Anyway, if you are not satisfied with Windows 10, you can still downgrade to your previous OS within a month.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 4 days ago MidnightCowboy I also think staying with Windows firewall is the best option. If you download the test report from this page it makes interesting reading, even though it relates to the Windows 7 firewall. MC - Site Manager. http://www.av-comparatives.org/firewall-reviews/ view
Best Free PC Games 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

The Hunter:

https://www.thehunter.com/

 

World of Warships:

http://worldofwarships.com/en/content/game/

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