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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago crosseyedlemon

It's surprising how many people still use XP. I think if a poll were taken it would easily be voted the best OS Microsoft released. For now I'm sticking with Windows 7 which retained many of the best aspects of XP but Linux is becoming a more attractive option with each passing month.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 1 month 2 days ago Sid in Extremis

I love 7zip, not just for normal zipping/unzipping, it can open all sorts of other things too, well worth poking around to see what it's capable of.

It is available as a portable program as well.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago Nodrog

The simplest (and safest) way to do this is to create a system image first, then go ahead with the update. After checking that it is properly activated with a digital entitlement for the device you can then restore your old set-up from the system image avoiding any of the potential issues with using the roll-back feature.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 2 days ago Mike C

I checked 3 of my email addresses and my daughter's email and was informed that no hacks had taken place. Nothing was pushed at me. Thanks for giving me just a modicum of comfort. I will say that, in large part, I credit Sandboxie with favorable results with this and other sites that check the varieties of online security. Thanks, Rob

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago toktok

Simplest probably is
- either upgrade before July 29th
- or wait till you absolutely need a new computer (or 2020 when support for Windows 7 ends
- if they don't extend the support - as they did with XP)
- and then you automatically will get Windows 10
- if you don't choose Linux instead ;-)

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 2 days ago Chris Caven

I see you meant this site rather than this article. Thanks for the link.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago bernardz I hope you reconsider. I like windows 10 and am currently recommending that all my clients update. What I do not recommend is using the rollback which is causing more problems then the update. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago rickybobby

I was really close to do what the article said. Thanks for the heads up. I looked for more info about the procedure and found a lot of people complaining. Windows 10 is not as friendly as the article would make you think.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 2 days ago bernardz The price of the hardware has been dropping, plus the number of cores has been going up. Another factor though that missing is probability, you maybe 100% safe for a lifetime, assuming that means a 60 year search but in next 30 years, the hacker has a 50% chance of getting in. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 2 days ago bernardz Don't do it. Rolling back Windows 10 is not a good idea, what happens is that your drivers often get replaced with genetic drivers and your personal settings are often changed view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 2 days ago bernardz http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/220-million-hacked-accounts-your... view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 2 days ago Chris Caven

Condescending, Patronising, Paranoid!

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Best Free Project Manager 1 month 3 days ago philip

I don't have any experience, but I did open an account and look around. Here is the decription I added to the Related Products section above:

Asana is a simple, logical, web-based project manager, which is straightforward and easy to understand and work with. It is primarily task oriented, and there is no effort required dimension to the tasks. That trades off bottoms-up planning for simplicity. The tops-down planning focus lends itself to more flexibility and quicker response to workload changes than traditional, details-focused project managers. In other words, it would be best for internal projects, like product development, than it would be for managing contracts.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago godel

Moore's Law pretty much crapped out around 2008, at least with regard to CPUs. Lately manufacturers been concentrating on reducing power consumption, with just a few per cent gain each generation in speed.

GPUs may still have some life left in them though.

Another factor missed in these calculations is how are the passwords stored at the other end.

Has the web site applied the full range of protections such as salting and PBKDF2, bcrypt or scrypt key stretching?

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

The moderators have removed several comments from this thread relating to pricing. The article is not about tracking potential hacks but checking them which is free as stated. Other than that, their pricing structure for additional services is clear enough.

The only comment I would make is that all of my own passwords/emails have been hacked according to them on the same day which seems a little odd. :) Still, as ever we bring stuff to the masses we hope will be both interesting and useful. If you feel this isn't, there is plenty more to see on other pages without slagging off the editor for features he never promoted in the first place. MC - Site Manager.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago Joebaba

Gizmo - the "BreachAlarm" site looks like a commercial sales tool..
"Warning - warning - your email has been compromised. Give us money and we'll tell you how."
Useless rubbish.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago classicggma65

Thanx for the info...found it all out when I tried to have a second email watched. Am now signed up with haveibeenpwned.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago mchldpy

Makes you wonder why this information was not forthcoming in the article.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago classicggma65

Just signed up to check one email address, but went to check a second...says for $10/year will keep track of up to 10 addresses...think I'll check out the other one, haveibeenpwned.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago Chris Caven

BreachAlarm pricing is crystal clear at:-
https://breachalarm.com/watchdog

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago Chris Caven

This Gizmo article hasn't given you any site other than BreachAlarm --- only the comments/replies therein have mentioned alternatives.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago Chris Caven

Only the FREE BreachAlarm Watchdog service does "not include full details of the breach".

Email Watchdog Pricing
https://breachalarm.com/watchdog

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago Geert

>> haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012.
>> Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin.
Whoohahahaha... LOL :-))

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago pratomorone

Interesting...however, haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have (this site says it had not been hacked) was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012. Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin. Whom are you to believe?

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago abrandt

Ron: Appreciate this article... have implemented: 1. BreachAlarm... 2. Ultra High Security Password Generator by Steve Gibson... 3. haveibeenpwned.

Thank you.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago redstick

Thanks! Nice and quick. Another arrow in the security quiver. (complaints because it LOOKS funny? Huh!).

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Geert

>> That's what I meant.
I don't think so.

>> Using more special characters will increase brute-force time.
That's incorrect. (cf. my other comment http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/ever-wondered-just-how-good-your-password.htm#comment-126694)

My point is that (the easier to use) "Hello to you!" is as strong as your "H3ll0 2 U!"
In fact it is stronger since it is 3 characters longer.

Side remark: Be aware that hackers also know the trick of replacing 'to' by '2' and 'e' by '3' and 'you' by 'U'.
So if we're talking about GUESSING passwords (which we didn't so far - we we're talking about brute force cracking them), my password is as weak as yours.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago George.J

Certain things that I'd like to share with you guys....

1. No matter how strong your password is, never use a public computer to enter your sensitive information. You never really know what's running in the background on those computers.

2. Also if you are entering passwords in your browser, make sure you disable all extensions [except for password-manager extension] and also that you're in running in Safe/Incognito mode.

3. The best password for ease of use is an 8-letter passphrase combination of alphabets with a capital letter, a number & a special character.

4. Typing passwords on a virtual-keyboard is safer than using your own hardware keyboard.

5. Make sure your computer is free from malware/viruses/key-loggers. Always run a primary antivirus in the background, and perform monthly check-ups with a second-opinion scanner.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago George.J That's what I meant. I also stressed on the fact that it should be easy to use, so an 8-letter password is the most ideal one. An example of it is H3ll0 2 U! which automatically becomes a strong password. Using more special characters will increase brute-force time. Spaces are ideal. view
Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Geert

>> My last paragraph above should have said
You know you can edit your posts, right?

>> The entropy gain from DLU to DLUS is not that much...
Automated brute force attacks don't care about and don't know your password's entropy.
They don't know what characters you used for your password.
So they'll have to (spend valuable time by being obliged to) explore the complete DLUS space.
Even if your password only contains characters from the L space.
Hence, the password "f@K6[Mf3" will be cracked a fast as "goekjsoz" by their brute force algorithm.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 3 days ago SkiddMarx

at least haveibeenpwned tells you which breach resulted in your data being compromised, so you know which passwords to change...

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Geert

>> a password of 16 characters comprised of upper case, lower case, and digits should be secure for your lifetime.
Why do people keep thinking that having a mix of upper/lower case characters and digits is better?
Probably because they've been told that for so long. Too long actually.

A pass phrase like 'I love my cat more than my wife (does)' is way more secure than (the too short password) 'a@5èg4L%'
LENGTH is the key to secure passwords/phrases.

>> Under these assumptions, the time to crack a password is nowhere near the estimate provided by Kaspersky
That site clearly states:
Your password will be bruteforced with an average home computer in approximately ...
In other words, if 1000 average home computers are used (like it is done in botnets), you indeed have to divide the value by 1000.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Al S

My last paragraph above should have said "a password of 16 RANDOM characters ..."

Let L=Lower Case; U=Upper Case; D=Digit; S=Special (characters)
A DLU character has entropy = 5.95; a DLUS character has entropy 6.55
An 8 character DLU password has entropy 8*5.95 =47.6
An 8 character DLUS password has entropy 8*6.55=52.4
A 16 character DLU password has entropy 16*5.95=95.2
The entropy gain from DLU to DLUS is not that much and many sites don't accept special characters. As pointed out by reviewers, as long as the characters are random, length is more important than the character set.
In general it is best to use a program to generate a password of random characters and store the passwords in a password safe.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Geert

>> The best password for ease of use is an 8-letter combination of alphabets with a capital letter, a number & a special character.
That's incorrect. The best password is a pass phrase. Becasue of it's length.
The fact that it's easy to use and remember is a bonus.

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My favorite tree graphics are made with MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, I believe the MyHeritage Family Tree Builder program is free for everyone. It can create beautifull tree posters with very good resolution.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago Al S

Let's change the assumptions a bit:

1. Assume the attacker has downloaded a copy of the password database and is attacking it off-line.
2. Assume the password database is partitioned into 100 equal segments and each segment is attacked by a separate processor (i.e., 100 processors).
3. Assume high end PCs with vector graphics processor are used. This will yield about 3.0E07 password checks/second per processor.
4. Assume every 1.5 or 2.0 years, the number of processors used in the attack doubles and the processing power increases according to Moore's Law (doubles every 1.5 or 2.0 years).

Under these assumptions, the time to crack a password is nowhere near the estimate provided by Kaspersky; however, a password of 16 characters comprised of upper case, lower case, and digits should be secure for your lifetime. Yes, I have a spreadsheet that does the analysis.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 3 days ago bernardz None of these will work if your ISP, VPN or WIFI has been hacked or taken over. I experienced this is a recent trip to Iran. 6. Change passwords regularly, use something like lastpass. view
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 month 4 days ago eikelein

@joy90976
Dear joy,
Why don't you voluntarily offer to take over administration of this list?
Now THAT would help...

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 1 month 4 days ago bernardz Its too annoying with its security check also it looks too much like a commercial sting. The other site you gave us looks better - haveibeenpwned view
The Five Wallpapers our Readers Liked Best 1 month 4 days ago dabney

Thanks for re-sending these. I downloaded Tidescape as my lockscreen, but since I no longer use a lockscreen, wanted to download for screensaver and create puzzles on Jigsaws Galore. Success.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 month 4 days ago joy90976

Why are there so many broken links and outdated programs on this list? Seems to me it hasn't been reviewed in quite awhile, as I clicked on many programs in the list that hadn't been updated since 2010 or 2012. Support has ended for many programs on the list also, due to age. One example is Xerobank, which hasn't been around since '09 or so. I don't know about you, but I prefer products that are up-to-date on the latest threats.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago bernardz Two observations A hacker would have more than one PC. Most of us here for say $10,000 could put together a rig of 50 to 100 PC. Then start your cracking with one starting with A, the next with B, etc. Then I went into several sites that check password strength, put in the same password "chess2016pass" and found huge differences in the amount of time claimed to break the password in this case it went from 12 days to 54 million years. view
Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago George.J Since Kaspersky is a big name in Security, and has it's own password protection application in the Antivirus suite, it's probably safe. view
Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 month 4 days ago thewillies99

I need a photo organizer that doesn't scan my entire computer. I need it to scan specific folders that I designate and then let me organize those folders within the program. Anyone aware of free organizers that will do this? I do not want to use Picasa.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geert

As the site states:
Never enter your real password.
This service exists for educational purposes only - Kaspersky Lab is not storing or collecting your passwords.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geekomatic

But it does the same thing.... I have tried both.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Burn-IT

And next week when my PC is hacked I'll know where they got the password from!

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geert

@rob
>> Add a 3-digit number to the end, and now the crack time is nearer 30 years.
Your sentence suggests that the adding of digits makes your password better. But that's not the case.
It's not the fact that you add 3 DIGITS, you can add three random characters to "Fred-Secret" and it will also go to 30+ years.

The bottom line is: the longer the better (with an optimum of 12 characters). That's why using a pass PHRASE rather then a passWORD is promoted.
I've never understood why people think that adding digits, upper and lower cases and special characters would make your password better.
That's not the case. Why? A brute force attacker doesn't know if you have used special characters and upper/lower cases or not. So, (s)he has (to lose time) to try them no matter what.

Try it in Kapserky's password checker for yourself.
fq2H!@#ys = 4 months
Ilovemycatmorethanmywife = 10000+ centuries

Which one is easier to remember? Which on is easier to enter on your mobile?

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geert

The page you mention states clearly: It is NOT a “Password Strength Meter.”

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geert

Has nothing to do with KeePass, but with typing in 60 characters.
Question is: do you use passwords of 60 chars long?
I guess you don't. And that's not needed neither. It's overkill as another person already said.
Passwords of 12 characters will do fine.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago Geekomatic

Steve Gibson's site has had this forever:

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

Cheers

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago crosseyedlemon

Kapersky can provide an estimate on how long it would take them to crack passwords but obviously far better hackers are employed by organizations such as the NSA. A 60 character password is overkill and would actually be a signal to hackers that your data is extremely sensitive and valuable. Most experts agree that within another decade keystroke passwords will be replaced by biometrics such as fingerprints and retinal scans anyway.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 4 days ago tweetiepooh

The problem comes when you need to enter one of those super complex passwords and you don't have cut/paste from your password store working. Can you remember how to type it? To be fair I do use a password store for many of my passwords but it can be interesting to enter something long and complex say to link your TV or smart box to a pay TV platform. Try entering 60 random characters using a TV remote!

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 1 month 4 days ago bernardz See Evernotes in local mode view
Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 1 month 5 days ago Joe A.TT

I used KeePass' Password Generator to generate a 60-character password made up of upper and lower case letters, numbers, hyphens, spaces, underscores and other special characters. The site told me the password would take 10,000+ centuries to bruteforce. I suppose KeePass is good enough for me.

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 1 month 5 days ago wednesday-mac

You might try Achieve Planner (at http://www.effexis.com/achieve/planner.htm).

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 1 month 5 days ago Rescoper

Hey bernardz, thanks for the feedback! Our integrations are just getting started, and mobile applications are planned for the near future. Evernote is definitely on our wish list for integrations.

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 1 month 5 days ago FerranWintrop

Hello BernardZ - you seem to be quite knowledgeable about task managers - I am looking for a desktop app / task manager as I have an aversion to cloud / online apps. Can you recommend one similar to the one in this discussion?
Thanks - FW

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A Task Manager That Learns About Your Faults 1 month 5 days ago bernardz Looks good on specs, and it certainly does fill in a hole of a decent Task Manager. The biggest minus to me would be no android app and no link into evernotes. view
Best Free Online Backup 1 month 5 days ago mchldpy

With the increasingly cheap(er) prices of drives these days, I fail to see the the point of backing up to "The Cloud" (which is a sales pitch term aimed at city slickers prospecting for gold in them thar hilz, the cloud has always been there) when you could dig a hole in your backyard to put them in and they'd be safer than anyplace in "The Cloud". For the "Cloud Traveler" that's never home and needs the automated safety and security offered by the "Company's" backup solution, you can bet your ex-wife will dig a hole for you ... for free.
What, you say your still married,
get your girlfriend to do it then.

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The Five Wallpapers our Readers Liked Best 1 month 1 week ago Sgluber

5 gems, really difficult choose just one... can I pick Mountain Sunset and Tidescape? The colors range on them is amazing! :-)

Thank you so much, gizmo! ;-)

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The Five Wallpapers our Readers Liked Best 1 month 1 week ago EldonW

It's almost winter here, so I'm going with Superb Mountain Sunset.

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The Five Wallpapers our Readers Liked Best 1 month 1 week ago Jojo Yee My favorite goes to the crisp details of Tidescape. view
Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago Mighty

The C Runtime Libraries that you see many programs install perform a similar function to the .Net framework. They are a collection of functions that many C programs routinely use. They are distributed as .DLL files, so that, technically, they could be shared by several programs written in C by different developers.

But, the Microsoft developers didn't think ahead enough when they set this up. They did not change the name of the .DLL from one version to the next. So, when Developer A released their program, they assumed a particular version of the DLL was installed on the user's computer. That was fine. Until six months later, when the user installs Developer B's program, which installs a newer version of the DLL over top of the one being used by Developer A. Ideally, that shouldn't be a problem. But, in real life, it wasn't uncommon for the new version to break Developer A's program. And, maybe Developer B's program won't work with the older version of the DLL.

So, what the developers quickly learned they needed to do was install their own copy of the runtime libraries with their programs. That defeated the purpose of saving space by reusing those libraries. But, as hard drives have grown, that's really not a concern. Several copies of the libraries are trivial in size, by today's standards.

So, I assume the plethora of .Net versions grew out of the experience gained from dealing with the C Runtime Libraries.

In addition to the runtime libraries, C programs might also use one of the .Net frameworks to perform some functions. They are not mutually exclusive. The C Runtime Libraries tend to be lower-level calls, like how to read from a hard disk, get the date from the OS, etc. .Net has those, plus a boatload of more baroque functions.

For example, the C runtime libraries will help the developer read data from an image file. But, it's up to the developer to decode the format and build the image in memory. Whereas .Net has functions that read any of multiple different image file formats and build up the in-memory copy of the file in a single call. .Net can makes some things easier. But, there are special cases where a developer might want to get at the raw data himself. So, neither is "better."

Drake Christensen

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Google is Phasing Out Support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

@crosseyedlemon:

I don't believe that the lifespan alone is the primary reason.

The long lifespan rather points to an old software design and old internal structures. That's a very similar scenario as MS was facing with IE which is now (Win 10) officially deprecated.

As stated in another comment, it's mostly the content providers. If they would switch all their content to HTML5 there would be no need for discussions like these here. Google proves this point with their "exceptions list".

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Google is Phasing Out Support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser 1 month 1 week ago cressean

The problem with changing video players lies not with the users but with the sites. When the security warnings first appeared I disabled my Flash player, only to find that the news and blog sites I was redirected to no longer worked.
How long ago was that? It feels like years.
I suspect there are few users who care which player they use. If the content providers drop Flash, it’s gone.

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Google is Phasing Out Support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser 1 month 1 week ago trainman261

What I really hope is that they don't make it so that it's impossible to use flash with Chrome. Mind you, I pretty much stopped using Chrome when they stopped supporting extensions that weren't from the Chrome web store, I stick with Firefox now, and I hope they don't start doing the same thing. If I want to run a certain piece of software, I shouldn't be told not to by some "authority" in Mountain View that I can't.

Side note: I honestly think it didn't really start with Apple not allowing flash to run on iOS (called iPhone OS back then), it started when Adobe released flash for Android and it was not very efficient at all, which made flash very unattractive for mobile platforms (interestingly enough Blackberry, back then RIM, showed us that it actually was possible to make flash work well on mobile with its implementation on the playbook). That was really the first hit, because Apple would have implemented flash if it were popular on mobile. Adobe is solely responsible for the catastrophe that flash turned into.

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Google is Phasing Out Support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser 1 month 1 week ago howiem

I hope Firefox follows suit. My experiences for a long time are that Adobe Flash causes more browser crashes than other factors.

New subject: Is Youtube really all that flash intensive? I rarely see flash activated when I watch a Youtube video.

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Google is Phasing Out Support for Adobe Flash in the Chrome Browser 1 month 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

I don't really care for Flash bashers. The reality is that any format that has a lifespan as long as Flash did will inevitably develop security issues. In time we will see security issues crop up with the HTML format and then developers will once again go back to the drawing boards.

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 1 month 1 week ago Remah Windows 10 has been great for me. So much so that I gave up on my plan to keep using Windows 7 and 8 on my other computers. Everything runs Windows 10 now. The main question I would ask you is how old is the computer and when are you likely to replace it? If it is only a couple of years old and you plan to keep it for another five years then an upgrade now could save you the cost of Windows 10. If you will replace your computer in the next few years, getting one with a new version of Windows, then I'd wait for that new computer to get me the latest version of Windows. view
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@rob.schifren:

THANK YOU!
Great find, cool stuff. Microsoft and free stuff? I lived to witness that miracle!

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

@tacenator:
Why would you not want to upgrade? Win 10 IMHO technically is a good system.
The two main complaints can by now be alleviated with free software.
#1: Classic Shell will give you a very nice two column menu as we have come to expect.
#2: What many people, myself included call "spying" can be turned off with SD Anti Beacon. Admitted, you'd have to check after every update from MS if there is a new beacon in the system but with SD Anti Beacon that is only a few clicks. Don't forget, SDAB is free...

How "small" is your SSD really and how much free space do you have on the system drive? THAT is the question, IMHO at least.

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 1 month 1 week ago tacenator

Thank you toktok. I have long considered Linux, but have hesitated because I need some MS Office programs. Now that they can run in a separate setup on a Linux system, I will consider when a new system is warranted. Anyone else want to weigh in on Windows 10?

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 1 month 1 week ago toktok

MS say they will support Windows 7 until 2020. Perhaps they will extend it after that (as they did with WinXP). Whether you want to change of course depends on a lot of things. Personally, I'll stay on Windows 7 as long as possible (perhaps if or when it becomes necessary to buy a new computer), or perhaps choose Linux instead.

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Ditto, blueboxer.

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More Free Books From Microsoft. Download Yours Now. 1 month 1 week ago tacenator

Slightly off-topic, but Win 10 free offering will end soon. What is the consensus opinion(s) from the site authors and members of Windows 10? I am pretty happy with Win 7 Pro, but know that soon enough MS will stop supporting the platform. Should we be migrating to Win 10 or stay with what works? My system has the OS on a relatively small SSD with the storage and program files on the large D drive, so migration might be an issue.

TIA

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This Site Featuring Science GIFs is Truly Mesmerising 1 month 1 week ago blueboxer

The site won't let me in - I don't use Twitter and have no interest in doing so. When you list membership-only sites, please do us the courtesy of warning us so we don't waste our time.

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 month 1 week ago philip

Hidyll says this about Hidyll: "Hidyll uses a proprietary encryption algorithm." So Hidyll fails the first selection criterion for encryption software listed in Encription is not Enough.

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 month 1 week ago Qumrantech

You can also try Hidyll (http://hidyll.com). There is a free trial. :)

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Best Free OCR Software 1 month 1 week ago Dav

GT Text is very accurate.
It does OCR on the screen of whatever you are viewing with incredible accuracy.
Only the supper small windows fonts that joins the letters fails.
I know, because I am part of the developing team. :)
www.softocr.com

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A Video Studio In Your Browser. For Free. 1 month 1 week ago graphicinvestor

The real benefit of this service is that it provides excellent, free, commercial-grade templates for opening and closing title/credit sequences. These are not something that could be produced without a lot of effort and there is no good alternative supplier of free, dynamic title/credit templates of this quality.

What goes in between are your video files. But if you want to do any clipping, merging, zooming or other effects then that has to be done before uploading to showbox. In fact, you might as well produced the whole content as one video before uploading if that’s what you want to do. But if you have a set of clips that can just be put in order, showbox handles that easily. You can also upload clips in different formats and they will be combined automatically.

It isn’t a video studio, but if you want something just a little bit jazzy at the start and finish, showbox is good.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 month 1 week ago AndyR Well you can't really judge any software by the website it is on even if it is the company's website, I doubt they actually built the website in the first place though I do agree they should hire somebody to fix it as it is a problem and are probably loosing some potential paying customers also. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 month 1 week ago V12RR

Downloaded the Comodo software but the website is degenerate. You cannot create a User Account - just loops back to the Sign In Page... contacting Comodo is also difficult and when you do they just say there nothing we can do?

Does not deserve 5 stars!

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NexusFont 1 month 1 week ago ctychick

Does Nexus have a temporary install feature? If so, where is this option in the software? I've run Nexus in the past but could never find this option. It's a must-have for me. Thanks!

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Get Classic Windows 7 Games in Windows 8 and 10 for Free 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon You're quite welcome. :) I found the games when I downloaded the Winaero utility that tweaks Windows 8.1. I had used it before and wanted to use a few of the tweaks after a recent hard drive failure and subsequent re-installation of Windows 8.1. I had a full hard drive backup but decided a clean installation of Windows 8.1 would be fun, and a fresh install seems to make Windows snappier and more responsive. I was looking around their site to see what other programs they had and found the games. I liked them so much I thought others would too. view
Get Classic Windows 7 Games in Windows 8 and 10 for Free 1 month 1 week ago Stewbeforever

I don't know how you found these games, but would like to thank you.

Keep up the great work.

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How do I use this?

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Get Classic Windows 7 Games in Windows 8 and 10 for Free 1 month 1 week ago Joe A.TT

Me too. I hate Windows 10 calculator and Photo app.

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Very helpful. Thank you for sharing

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This has solved a huge problem for me! I have an eye problem which makes it difficult for me to read many web pages but some time ago I discovered a Chrome extension "High Contrast" which lets me change the contrast settings for each page but until now it meant I had to stop using my favourite browser, Opera. Just used this and installed "High Contrast" in Opera with no problems at all. Many, many thanks :)

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