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3 weeks 2 days ago Unlimited Web Site Monitoring For Free GiorgosK

Take also a look at Change Detection:
https://www.changedetection.com/.

(Not to be confused with (the trial-limited free based) Change Detect).

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3 weeks 2 days ago This Antivirus is the Number-One contender on the block Av_Crazy

How is this a con - RAM usage is high on enabling Bitdefender and Avira engines , that should be obvious if you are enabling 2 engines

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3 weeks 3 days ago A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free Remah

Yes, Inkscape is worth looking at. It is the Best Free Vector Graphics Editor at this site.

Just don't give Rob a hard time for not mentioning it. After all this is a "hot find" article rather than a roundup of alternatives. In fact, there are so few good alternatives to paid vector-graphic products that they we're always excited to see a new one.

A bigger issue is that most users never bother to move beyond their favorite bitmap/photo image editor, of which there at least five times as many alternatives.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Turbo Pascal Rides Again Pattern-chaser

I started with a Visual Basic game on a Commodore Pet, but (very) soon graduated to a PC, Turbo Pascal, and .Exe magazine. I've never looked back since! :-)

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3 weeks 3 days ago A Top-Quality Vector Drawing App Online For Free mmaker1234

And what's wrong with the totally free for Windows, Linux, and MacOS vector drawing s/w Inkscape? On their site http://inkscape.org/ is published a portable version near the installer - it's a matter of taste to install or not to install.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Unlimited Web Site Monitoring For Free bernardz

Thanks, I use a free service https://uptimerobot.com/, which looking at this one quickly is probably not as good. So I will try this one out.

One problem in this type of monitoring services is that they give you the results based on where they are at, not where you are. This can be quite different to where you, and your targeted targets are.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Train Your Brain While Playing Games pratomorone

While I think Lumosity is quite interesting, you must have an internet connection (for some reason or another) to play the game. Trying to occupy your time on an airplane with this game is a lesson in frustration.

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3 weeks 4 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Anupam

To get rid of notifications, you should have edited your past comments on this page, and then turned off the option to receive notifications for replies to your comments.

Anyways, have done this for you, so you shouldn't receive anymore notifications now. If you do, please send a PM, or post in the forum please:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/fix-me/

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3 weeks 4 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC bawldiggle

Help! I cannot turn off notifications from this "blog".
The email link to "You can cancel these notifications from your Gizmo's Freeware account settings at http://www.techsupportalert.com/user/xxxxx/edit"
... takes me to my log in window but I am damned if I can find a list of my notifications.

So the only way to kill off notifications is to post a useless comment (like this) and DISABLE "Notify me when new comments are posted"

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3 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Media Center Software transitman

Hi people, I am a bit of a noddy on software but would really like to find a free alternative to Windows media center.
my chief reason for wanting it is to copy tv programmes to the computer
I have tried xbmc but got lost in the process and could not understand the answers in other posts. As i said, a noddy!

hope someone can help

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3 weeks 4 days ago Turbo Pascal Rides Again fabrulana

Started of on Turbo Pascal 3.0 back in the day, in 1990 I think. Continued on to Delphi until the market fell in my country. So moved over to .NET. Still love Delphi though. Lazarus continued the old Delphi 7 interface but the new Embarcadero moved over to RadStudio (currently in XE 7 version - recently released) which is very similar to Visual Studio. Note that there is now a free version of RadStudio called AppMethod (current version 1.15) - it unfortunately only support Delphi (or Object Pascal) for 30 days. The Objective C++ for Android and Windows 32/64 is free though. Looking at that to try and get my first Android app out there...

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3 weeks 4 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! vandamme

No caps lock, so you can't get the : to work. That's OK, I've seen enough! (shudder)

Your first advice is good though: "Forget Windows Ten"! I'm on Linux and I'm not looking back.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Zebedeeboss

Agreed 100% - Winpatrol has saved me grief untold times

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3 weeks 5 days ago Turbo Pascal Rides Again tjkeefe

Yes, it is like Turbo Pascal 3. See this page for more details, and limitations: http://www.teamten.com/lawrence/projects/turbo_pascal_compiler/

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3 weeks 5 days ago Turbo Pascal Rides Again GreenWyvern

I loved Turbo Pascal and Turbo C++. Back in the day they were the best on the market.

The modern, open-source successor to Turbo Pascal - and Delphi - is Free Pascal along with the Lazarus IDE. Really good for cross-platform development, and just seems to keep getting better.

See
http://lazarus.freepascal.org/

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3 weeks 5 days ago Turbo Pascal Rides Again PhilR_SoT

The version shown looks like Turbo Pascal 3 : the much-improved version 5.5 can be downloaded here :- http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20803

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility gzwul62a

For me, one thing is also important: a clipboard manager should not have a limit as far as the number of clips in concerned, i.e. it should also be a kind of 'history database'.

Once in a while it does happen that I need an old clipboard item that I know I have.

For example: Arsclip has a limit of (if my memory serves me well) 9999 clips. This number is reached quickly.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC MidnightCowboy

As stated by blueboxer, the ability to block unauthorized startup entries and browser hijacks is priceless and will save users untold heartache trying to remove toolbars etc. These are just a couple of WinPatrol's features. Thank goodness the technology world does not rely on PCWorld for best advice. MC - Site Manager.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Digital Photo Organizer MidnightCowboy

Did you read the product information notes?

"Zoner installer offers two types of activation: paid or trial versions. To get the free one, initiate the trial and then go to the 'Log in' menu > select 'Free' and then 'Activate'".

Alternatively, you can download from Softpedia instead. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Viewers/Zoner-Ph...

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility gzwul62a

As for Clipboard Help+Spell note there have been a few updates, since the review

v2.24.01 - Jul 14, 2014
v2.23.01 - Nov 22, 2013
v2.20.01 - Aug 31, 2013

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1514.0

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3 weeks 5 days ago How to Join the Microsoft Insider Program and Get a Trial Copy of Windows 10 Preview blittled

Be careful! I signed up and then followed the steps to get the update through the Windows update page thinking it was the process to get the ISO. Windows requested a reboot then after the reboot went into the Windows Update page and downloaded a file that was nearly 3GB then starts installing. This upgrades the computer to Windows 10.

I caught it in time but it does leave the Windows 10 update as an important update. You need to go Programs and Features and uninstall kb2990214 then restart and do a Windows update to clean your system.

You should type iso in the search field on the Windows Insider page and find the page to download the iso image instead.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Digital Photo Organizer alexo

Zoner 17 does not seem to have a free version, only a 30 days trial
The "Free download" is fraudulent advertisement.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! pvilan

I have the same problem described by discipline.
What is the solution?

Peter

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3 weeks 5 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Chaturanger

WinPatrol : As stated in PCWorld, this software is useless and ineffective!

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Text Editors lil_king420

@Anupam True. I did see that it was listed in the prog editor section and agree. It can be and is a well rounded programming editor. However, out of curiosity,and in the interest of sharing for the greater good :) I was doin a web search for a recommended alternative to the MS Notepad for some friends, and obviously Notepad++ was a forerunner in that list. Certainly you'd have to agree Notepad++ IS a GREAT simple text editor that few people are aware of, with features that I would think most typical users would appreciate and use over the stock editor. Like tabs for one instance. Anyways... I simply thought it prudent to mention ++ in this section in hopes that it helps someone seeking a sound Windows Notepad replacement. Nothing wrong with a little redundancy no? Thanks for your reply too.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC blueboxer

I recognize all but a few mentioned in the article and comments, and of course have and use most. Which leaves me amazed no one has mentioned WinPatrol, which I have found one of my most useful and used utilities (it even saved me from a couple of ransomware attacks that got straight through my big-name antivirus and antimalware programs at the time). In fact it is such good value that I have since subscribed to the paid edition, like Irfanview inn its support and delivery. Great stuff!

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3 weeks 5 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! PhilR_SoT

What a great pity that Digital Research decided to drop its graphical operating system GEM - this was far better than Windows was at the time.

If DR had continued their support, we would all be using GEM now and Windows would have been dropped like the pile of rubbish which it is.

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Text Editors Anupam

This category is about simple text editors. Notepad++ is more of a programming editor, and is covered here in a different review:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-programming-editor.htm

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3 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Text Editors lil_king420

As with a couple of other posters I like Notepad++. Why it is not listed as a replacement for the standard windows Notepad is beyond me. Here's the jist of Notepad++ forthose who are unfamiliar.

Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus-plus.org

Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
User Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding
PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
GUI entirely customizable: minimalist, tab with close button, multi-line tab, vertical tab and vertical document list
Document Mapping
Auto-completion including Word completion, programming function completion and Programming function parameter hinting
Multi-Document (Tabbed interface)
Multi-View
WYSIWYG (Printing)
Zoom control
Multi-Language programming environments supported
Bookmarking
Macro recording and playback
Launch Notepad++ with different arguments

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC v.laurie

I have had no problems installing and using Belarc on several Windows 8.1 systems.

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3 weeks 6 days ago How to Join the Microsoft Insider Program and Get a Trial Copy of Windows 10 Preview vandamme

Why be an unpaid beta tester for Microsoft? I'm open source now.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! discipline

How do you lock the shift key? I can't get a : to enter.

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3 weeks 6 days ago An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie clas

i just went thru this article again for a refresher on sandboxie. you are spot on. sandboxie is a must-use for me and as i download a lot, the ability to take stuff out of the sandbox and into my files is very important. since i have been using sandboxie i have had zero problems with any nasties that the jerks of this digital world constantly throw at honest people. thanks again.

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3 weeks 6 days ago How to Join the Microsoft Insider Program and Get a Trial Copy of Windows 10 Preview olad

I simply installed the Preview in a VM (VMware Player), and it has worked flawlessly since. 3Gb memory, 2 processors alloted. Using Dell XPS 15 (L502x). Not much difference from my point of view, but I haven't used it heavily. Only 3 days ;-)

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC bawldiggle

My essential freebies
Metapad3.6 (text editor) -- portable
- with optional active URL links (brilliant for research)
- optional always on top
- dual font panes (I have one fixed-width - the other variable width fonts)
- customizable font-size, back color
- (precursor to Notepad++ but a lot simpler)
- tiny footprint
- downside (Windows only)
- change selected text to:- lower-case, UPPER-CASE, Title-Case, iNVERT-cASE
ClipX
- very basic Clipboard extender (text only)
- stickies with an addon
- customize hot-keys
ShiftOff
- stops accidental UPpper CAse if capslock is on
- customizable (INI file, database, comes with non English characters which shows an error msg on first use, but simply fixed thru setup)
KeyboardLEDS
- transparent notifier of capslock, insert ... keys state
- fully customizable (fan boys delight)
LockHunter
- release stubborn files folders, external drives (best of the bunch)
FileTypeMan (by NirSoft)
- file associations (MS dropped this feature after XP)
FreeVK.exe (portable)
- free virtual keyboard
AutoRuns.exe (portable)
- manage startup (use with care)
... and ...
Everything, SuperAntiSpyware, PDF-XChange Editor, MyDefrag,

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3 weeks 6 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! pvilan

Thanks Rob.
An emotive trip to our past!

Peter

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Chaturanger

I forgot NetMeter

You can view the exact amount of data transferred by day / week / month / total or since a given time. This includes upload and download, their peak speed, as well as average speed. All reports can be exported in CSV format for later use.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Chaturanger

Very Nice list : Some additions :

I like Firefox, ClipX, Audacity, xyPlorer, virtualclonedrive, SumatraPDF, Daum PotPlayer, MozBackup, Erunt, uTorrent, NexusFonts, Don'tSleep, Unlocker, EfficientPIM, Sumo, PhotoFiltre, MailStoreHome, VirtualDub, AgentRansack, FairStars CD Ripper, Bullzip, Advanced PDF Utilities, MP3Gain, Switch Sound File Converter, LastPass, Comodo Internet Security, Speccy, PeerBlock, VLC Player, NoScript, Disconnect 3.14, WOT, Heartbleed-Ext, DownloadHelper, hmpalert, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, VirtualTotalScanner.

Enough?

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC crombierob

When you say "Search Everything" do you mean "Everything" the program that searches file names (not contents) ?

Rob

PS This was meant to be a reply to MikeR's post

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC somedude

Belarc was a great little utility until it ran into Windows 8. For some reason the report and the pages code always opens in Notepad which is about as useless as a rusty bent nail. Perhaps it does work in 8.1, but I'll never use 8.1 again as it too seemed more trouble than I cared to bother with.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Forget Windows 10. Try Out Windows 1.01 Instead! wednesday-mac

I still remember my friend's shriek of horror followed by a torrent of swearing after she typed:

FORMAT C:

Bless Bill Gates for saving us from our own inability to remember and use simple MS-DOS and PC-DOS commands. Not to mention all of those pesky shortcuts in programs running on same.

Windows. Our protector. Pfft.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC danielson

Thanks for the crash course my friend!

Thing is, as a Firefox (or Palemoon) advocate, I've often found myself to do some of the basic stuff to help people find out that there is something much more useful than IE (or Chrome) because, if its too complicated, they take the easy way out.

Surprisingly, a lot don't even know what a browser is...

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC rfbass

In several cases the "is incompatible with PM" is only
due to the different version numbers of FF versus PM.

FF is 30+ while PM is 24.7.2

You can take the FF addon sample-fx.xpi and rename it to
sample-fx.xpi.zip and extract the "install.rdf" xml file
and search near the end of the file for:

29.0
32.*

and edit it with a text, xml or hex editor so that
the minVersion is 24.0 instead of 29.0 (for example)
Then save the modified "install.rdf" and put it back
into the "sample-fx.xpi.zip" file. Then rename it to
"sample-pm.xpi" and it will install into PM right away.

I have done this with the FEBE8.0.5.xpi add-on and it
works fine.

Of course it would be nice if the add-on authors would
do this since so many users have dumped FF in favor of PM.

Regards

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3 weeks 6 days ago How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free Webdoc

This is all super great information. I learned a lot from this thread.

Would you guys please give me your opinion?

I am looking for a distro that:

1. Will run well on a P4 with 512MB of Ram
2. Is "Mom ready," meaning, your mom or grandma could sit down and just start doing her thing without getting lost.
3. Is a stable choice, meaning it will be around for a while and I won't have to babysit it very much.

Those three conditions are key, and should narrow down the choices quite a bit.

Bonus Points: It will fit on a CDROM.
Double Bonus Points: It will look pretty, for the office ladies.

I am engaged in a volunteer project where I need to update a bunch of old XP desktops and laptops for a local non-profit office. Some of the machines don't have a DVD drive, and can't be set in the BIOS to boot from USB.

I don't mind tweaking a setup a little bit. I always have to make changes to the way any Windows.

I am old enough to have experienced getting work done on a 286, so I just can't stand the idea of junking all these nice P4 computers (That I would have killed to own at one point in history)

Thanks!

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC davisbacon

I'd also add Greenshot, FastStone image viewer and Virtual Clone drive.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC GVracer

I to use Locate32 for searching file names and also Launchy.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Hondoe1950

I would be lost without xplorer2 which I use every day for copying files from one folder to another, searching for files, etc.

And Donation Coder's Clipboard Help & Spell is priceless. It enables me to copy-and-paste series of entries easily, as well as have an easily accessed set of often reused entries.

If you need versioning, as I do, AutoVer is free and great and must be on every PC I use. Otherwise, I can't go back to a previous version of an article I wrote, to see the changes, or recover a file if the most recent version got trashed somehow.

Actual Windows Manager is now a must, given my 29" screen that allows me to easily see three different program windows side by side.

The article also left out the search utility Everything, which is incredibly fast and lauded by many reviewers.

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC howiem

I use many of those on Vic's list, but many others as well
- For searching inside files, the free Agent Ransack from mythicsoft.com is hard to beat.
- Everything is another program to search for files www.voidtools.com.
- Sysinternals has many free useful utilities, like Current Ports and Process Explorer.
- I have come to prefer Daum Pot Player daumpotplayer.com to VLC Media Player, as it rarely needs updating, and I only listen and watch.ACE Media Player is another good one, but I use Daum most of the time.
- I also recommend the free version of Super-Antispyware along with Malwarebytes
- System Scheduler from splinterware.com also goes on my new computers asap,
- HostsMan, the Hosts File Manager from abelhadigital.com
- sUMo Update Manager is another program that I consider essential.
- I also consider Weatherclock from Respectsoft.com essential

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3 weeks 6 days ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC dlibertine

I have used Locate32 daily for years.

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4 weeks 35 min ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC MikeR

An astonishing display of psychic ability by Vic, this to add to all his other manifest talents. I won't bore him or anyone else to tears with an itemisation of the 90% similarity between his list and mine, so instead will offer up two freeware suggestions which to me are absolutely indispensable:

FileMinimizer Pictures from Balesio: I've lost track of the number of times I use it to minimize -- without quality loss -- the size of images I'm attaching to an email. I've lost track, too, of the amount of hassle I've saved myself by gently asking friends *not* to email out-of-camera holiday snaps at over 4MB per image a time but to use FileMinimizer Pictures instead and send me that same jpeg in 85% stripped-down form yet without any visible deterioration twixt original and minimized;

and:

Search Everything, the (to me) absolute must-have replacement for the appalling Windows Search indexing which would otherwise interrupt my work when it chose and slow things to a crawl as and when. Search Everything is light, non-intrusive and ye Gods, it seems to move at 10 times the speed of Microsoft's clunker.

So there ya go: two free apps that might not come immediately to everyone's mind but, when you've used 'em, you wonder how you ever managed without them. . .

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4 weeks 1 hour ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC beergas

Decent list. Along w/ the mentioned Revo, free Macrium Reflect for Image backup, a MUST. Fast, clean, updates.
Chrome, Malwarebyte Anti-Malware. Yes, LastPass a MUST.
Several little ones like Hotkeyboard but too many to mention like Q-Dir, Free Alarm, photo editors/correctors.

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4 weeks 1 hour ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource jorgeem1717

Hi friends...

I have been using Quick Translator which is a FireFox add-on for a few yrs and it does a splendid job. I have tried a few translators and this one seems the most complete, easiest and very convenient for my personal use. It can translate between over 50 languages in the way you want, example: Spanish to French or English to Portuguese and many more. I frequently use English to Spanish, Portuguese to English or Spanish, and a few other combinations. I'll look at Reverso (bookmarked) and see how it works but i really doubt that i will change from Quick Translator. I just does an excellent job.

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4 weeks 1 hour ago How to Report Spam Chiron

Thank you very much for pointing this out to me. Do you know of another way of forwarding email as an attachment with Yahoo I could instead advise?

Also, hopefully it is only a temporary issue, and it will start working again, but it's always nice to have alternatives.

Thanks again.

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4 weeks 1 hour ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC danielson

I too am still frustrated with Mozilla's decision to change UI which broke (as usual) a few addons along the way.

PM might be lightweight and fast but just Fx, it is far from being perfect.
Just after reading your post, two webpages I went to had legit popups that PM could not close.
A friend of mine, whom I had convinced to use as a result of Mozilla's political move (if you recall) was quite happy until he gets this regular annoyance when visiting Hotmail online which tells him to update his browser.
These examples are just a few of many more "minor annoyances" but still annoying.
What about new addons?
GPU accelerator addon is incompatible with PM:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gpu-accelerated-flash-player
The Fox addon is incompatible with PM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/the-fox-only-better/
These to name only a few.

Hopefully Palemoon 25 will be better.

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4 weeks 1 hour ago How to Report Spam fragile

Sorry to say that forwarding mail as an attachment using the Shift-Alt-F method no longer works for yahoo mail. Yahoo broke it the other day somehow, they can never seem to leave things alone that work, eventually they always make it worse.

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4 weeks 1 hour ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC Goliath

Very similar list! I use Photofiltre for everyday editing which is simple but powerful or in a rush just use BeFunky in the web. Thanks for sharing!

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4 weeks 2 hours ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC astral_cyborg

Thanks for the information

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4 weeks 2 hours ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC astral_cyborg

Almost the same list :]

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4 weeks 3 hours ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

EagleGet v2.0.1.8 Stable released.

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4 weeks 3 hours ago 32-bit and 64-bit explained Naveen D

Nicely explained

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4 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Web-Based Image Editor Panzer

"... From advanced image filters to pro local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool for Chrome ...":
https://www.polarr.co/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/polarr-photo-editor/djonnbgfie...

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4 weeks 13 hours ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC bawldiggle

PDF-XChange Viewer has been replaced by free PDF-XChange Editor.
"Viewer" is still available but is no longer developed.
Free "PDF-XChange Editor" does a lot more than free Adobe Reader
Well supported forum for all PDF-XChange products.

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4 weeks 13 hours ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC godel

I've swapped to Pale Moon from Firefox.

It can use the same add-ons, runs faster (I think), and most important, doesn't keep messing with the user interface at some designer's whim. The developer has stated that Pale Moon will NEVER use the Australis UI.

I even donated a few bucks to the developer.

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4 weeks 15 hours ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update Sea Mac

Here are a few suggestions: Notepad X

Notepad X is an alternative open source text editor for Microsoft Windows

http://notepad-x.sourceforge.net/

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Notepad++ is also a good one: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
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AkelPad - is an open source editor for plain text. It is designed to be a small and fast.

http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/en/index.php

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PSPad is a well-known freeware editor among Microsoft Windows users:

http://www.fosshub.com/PSPad.html

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EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, too!
http://www.editpadlite.com/
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ATPad is a simple Notepad replacement written in pure C and Windows API
http://atpad.sourceforge.net/

I hope this helps!!!

PS .NET 4 framework is required for Jovial ... since you asked.

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4 weeks 16 hours ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update eikelein

Yes knyri,

I know and thanks for the confirmation.

That is exactly why I did that little test.
I had that same experience in an ancient past with some Windows software written by a Unix guy.

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4 weeks 18 hours ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update knyri

This issue is because it saved the file with Unix line endings (a line feed character) and not Windows line endings (a carriage return character followed by a line feed character.)
Something it should, but doesn't, have a setting for.

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4 weeks 1 day ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC dscape

One additional suggestion to make installing many of these utilities fast and easy: use Ninite.com. Select multiple programs, inclulding browsers, and then get one installer package that installs all selected programs WITHOUT the toolbars and extra crap ("make Bing my homepage"...).

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4 weeks 1 day ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC danielson

Firefox!
Still the most flexible, open source program available.

Foxit has changed since your post I'm sure!
No more "extra" surprises to install.

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4 weeks 1 day ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update sbruce45

Someone should mention the version of .NET framework required: the reviewer or the sourceforge website. I didn't see either mentioned it.

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4 weeks 1 day ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update tomchicago

jarte for me too. nice interface, lots more options than I ever use...but they are nice to have...and only 743 bytes,

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4 weeks 1 day ago Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC ChronicChaos

I think you forgot to add Revo Uninstaller.....

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4 weeks 1 day ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update eikelein

Rick,

I am with you on that big time.
And I have the same sigh ;-(

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4 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Desktop Search Utility - bill

That's strange - I've been using Everything version 1.2.1.371 for many years and it definitely doesn't have to rebuild its indexes after a reboot (though if it detects that changes have occurred since it last ran it needs to update the index to reflect them, which takes very little time unless the changes have been very extensive). And it has caused no problems with Windows Explorer on Win2K (which is where I generally use it). A quick run of the current version (also on Win2K even though it's not supposed to run there) doesn't rebuild the database either when the program is completely exited and then restarted, though changes to the index seem to get incorporated less immediately for some reason (possibly a difference in set-up values - I just performed a quick check using defaults).

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4 weeks 2 days ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update discipline

Weird. I'm on Windows 7, tried your test exactly, it worked just fine with Edit Pad Lite, Em Editor Free, and Wordpad. But NOT with Notepad. Anyone have any ideas?

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4 weeks 2 days ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update Rick Grunwald

I took a look at this and will be sticking with metapad with it's case changing and excellent search and replace
I wish someone would keep that program going (sigh)

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4 weeks 2 days ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update clas

i always appreciate new programs to look at and i did with this one. thanks.

very simplistic..very few options. hardly any options to make it "yours" i will pass.

have used jarte for a long time. a bit hard to get set the way you want but many many options to really make it do what you want. i will stick with it.

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4 weeks 2 days ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update eikelein

Sorry but I have to disagree.
In JNP I created a tiny text file like this (without the quotes!):
"this
is
a
test

----------"
Looked good in JNP.
Saved it as .txt.
Opened it in Notepad and it looks like this (without the quotes!):
"thisisatest----------"

I had the suspicion when I looked at the supplied files like quicksymbols.txt and his README.txt.

In Windows no line breaks, an almost unreadable mass of unstructured text. This means I can't use it on a customer's machine to leave a quick note that the customer then can actually read.

Not for me, sorry.

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller VII

It takes longer - cause with default setting it displays a more detailed info about the installed applications (app name, install date, version, size, company,website,comment, uninstall string, registry key) compared to Geek Uninstaller (app name, size and install date).

You can make Revo load faster while still displaying that info - by disabling icon appearance. Go to Revo "Options" - click Uninstaller tab and check "Enable fast loading mode".

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

uselessd is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design:
http://uselessd.darknedgy.net/

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Observium is an autodiscovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. Observium seeks to provide a powerful yet simple and intuitive interface to the health and status of your network:
http://www.observium.org/

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components:
http://www.zabbix.com/product.php

Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work:
http://munin-monitoring.org/

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices:
http://www.cacti.net/

Icinga - user-focused monitoring:
https://www.icinga.org/

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Ways to Learn Programming Panzer

Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software:
http://golang.org/

An Introduction to Programming in Go:
http://www.golang-book.com/

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4 weeks 2 days ago Jovial Notepad Gets An Update Australia

Very nice. Thank you Rob Schifreen and Robert Tucker
Ticks all the boxes - portable, clean interface, no unnecessary bloatware
- no nagware, no advertisements, no internet phoning home
Cant ask for everything, but if it could colour highlight words, then it would be the perfect application

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4 weeks 2 days ago The Ultimate Scientific Calculator. From Microsoft. And It's Free. Remah

If Microsoft's excellent calculator doesn't suit then there are other options in Best Free Calculator.

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4 weeks 2 days ago The Ultimate Scientific Calculator. From Microsoft. And It's Free. Iskandar

good

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Desktop Publishing Program cecrouch

Good point! Thank you for information you've provided on dopdf. The ability to convert printable documents to PDF is certainly important to every desktop publisher.

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4 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Desktop Publishing Program EldonW

I noticed this is an updated article. With regards to PagePlus Starter Edition's inability to save to PDF, there is a very simple solution. Use the free program doPDF.
http://www.dopdf.com/
It's probably the simplest of all PDF printer drivers and doesn't require Ghostscript. The setup file is just 1.18MB and the program is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008/2003/2000 Server (32/64-bit).

I scanned the website with VirusTotal and it's 100% clean. Here's the report: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/116d49b6e8a560c141ad29ef6450b3d3af687e...

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4 weeks 2 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC Tiesenhausen

Now that we've sorted out that there is an absolutely free version of the program, let's look at it:

x32, not x64: So what? It takes two fractions of a second instead of one?

maximum 100 tasks, 100 actions per task, 100 tasks running simultaneously: sounds like a lot to me.

backs up on fixed weekly schedule, not whenever you want it to: ought to be good enough.

puts free edition footer on e-mails it generates: I'm proud to be known as a skinflint.

I use System Scheduler a lot and won't stop, but this program is interesting because of the variety of triggers it accepts.

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4 weeks 2 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance CASD

I had a problem with Maxthon 4 a while back but they seem to have fixed it,,
The tabs would not open in the same order that you saved them in.. I like my tabs in a certain order..:)
But it seems to be fixed now.. Great!

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4 weeks 2 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC howiem

I've been using System Scheduler for many years http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-program-scheduler.htm and it works great. Mybe not as many features, but it does what it is supposed to do.
http://www.splinterware.com/products/wincron.htm
Also comes in free and paid versions works in both 32 and 64bit. There are some other neat programs on the site as well.

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4 weeks 2 days ago Security Wizard Recommendations roshan007

its my 1st time ...............
i will try is it the best

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4 weeks 3 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC beergas

Thanks. I like the various individual task tools around. Free Alarm Clock, Hot Keyboard Pro, etc. But this 'free' version automation tool falls into crippleware in my eyes. It is just for x32 for example.
Buy verison adds native x64, unlimited Actions per Task, unlimited run Tasks. See the compare chart Free vs Paid.
Ok casual users I imagine. Just noting NOT a free ver of the full commercial program.
Free Edition overview: Native 32-bit application.
Full set of Triggers & Actions.
High number of Actions per Task.
Limited concurrently running Tasks.
Community and limited basic support.
Updates later than commercial version.
Not for commercial use.
Use for free and tell about the software to friends and colleagues.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC mrbuckingham

Aye, we know that now the original link has been corrected (as per previous posts).

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4 weeks 3 days ago Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC stevelindsey

There are 3 versions; commercial, personal & free

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4 weeks 3 days ago Lightweight Web Browsers Panzer

K-Meleon 74 is out:
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?8,129657

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4 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Jaex

In ShareX IRC channel (you can find web chat link in getsharex.com) title I put link to beta version if you wanna try it before release.

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4 weeks 3 days ago Windows Web Browser Performance Remah

I have updated the price-performance section and added a section comparing the three main 32-bit web browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox) with their 64-bit counterparts (Chrome, IE, Waterfox).

Remah - Editor

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4 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Hash Utility CryptoSurfer

I've been evaluating HashCat, and it seems that its previous glitches have been corrected. I know this product has been reviewed and mentioned on several occasions here (e.g., best free security software list, and so on) but it properly belongs here to take note. It will be interesting to see how the emergence of 'One-Way Accumulators' (I'm also reviewing) will affect the hash landscape. Radically so -- I suspect.
Here is the write-up of HashCat (they won the DefCon competition, again this year)from Wikepedia, if anyone has tested this utility, I'd appreciate your input.

HASHCAT:

Hashcat / oclHashcat
Developer(s)
atom
Stable release
0.47 / 1.30
Development status Active
Operating system
Cross-platform

Type
Password cracking

License
Proprietary EULA
Website www.hashcat.net

Hashcat is the self-proclaimed world’s fastest CPU-based password recovery tool. It is available free of charge, although it has a proprietary codebase. Versions are available for Linux, OSX, and Windows and can come in CPU-based or GPU-based variants. Hashcat currently supports a large range of hashing algorithms, including: Microsoft LM Hashes, MD4,MD5, SHA-family, Unix Crypt formats, MySQL, Cisco PIX, and many others.
Hashcat has made its way into the news many times for the optimizations and flaws discovered by its creator, which become exploited in subsequent hashcat releases. (For example, the flaw in 1Password's hashing scheme.)[1]
Variants
Hashcat comes in two main variants:
• Hashcat - A CPU-based password recovery tool
• oclHashcat - A GPU-accelerated tool
Many of the algorithms supported by Hashcat can be cracked in a shorter time by using the well-documented GPU-acceleration[2] leveraged in oclHashcat (such as MD5, SHA1, and others). However, not all algorithms can be accelerated by leveraging GPUs. Bcrypt is a good example of this. Due to factors such as data dependant branching, serialization, and Memory (to name just a few), oclHashcat is not a catchall replacement for Hashcat.
Hashcat is available for Linux, OSX and Windows. oclHashcat is only available for Linux and Windows due to improper implementations in OpenCL on OSX[citation needed].
Sample output
$ ./hashcat-cli64.bin examples/A0.M0.hash examples/A0.M0.word
Initializing hashcat v0.47 by atom with 8 threads and 32mb segment-size...

Added hashes from file examples/A0.M0.hash: 102 (1 salts)

NOTE: press enter for status-screen

--- Output Omitted ---

All hashes have been recovered

Input.Mode: Dict (examples/A0.M0.word)
Index.....: 1/1 (segment), 102 (words), 2769 (bytes)
Recovered.: 102/102 hashes, 1/1 salts
Speed/sec.: - plains, - words
Progress..: 102/102 (100.00%)
Running...: --:--:--:--
Estimated.: --:--:--:--

Started: Tue Dec 10 18:07:54 2013
Stopped: Tue Dec 10 18:07:54 2013
Attack types
Hashcat offers multiple attack modes for obtaining effective and complex coverage over a hash's keyspace. These modes are:
• Brute-Force attack
• Combinator attack
• Dictionary attack
• Fingerprint attack
• Hybrid attack
• Mask attack
• Permutation attack
• Rule-based attack
• Table-Lookup attack
• Toggle-Case attack
The traditional bruteforce attack is considered outdated, and the Hashcat core team recommends the Mask-Attack as a full replacement.
Competitions
Team Hashcat (the official team of the Hashcat software composed of core Hashcat members) won first place in the KoreLogic "Crack Me If you Can" Competitions at DefCon in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

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4 weeks 3 days ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used wreckage

Hello, Jaex.

Great work! Adding the 'print' button is a great help. Now, who needs PicPick? ;-)

I have downloaded the latest version but your print button is not present. Can you please advise when this version will be available?
Thanks.

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4 weeks 3 days ago This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource Frank D

I think its most valuable feature is the automatic back-translation, so if the Google engine's output doesn't sound right to you, you can try the other three. One of them is pretty sure to be satisfactory. I use the Firefox add-on version, but there's a stand-alone also. Another good feature is the voice output, which you can adjust for speed.

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4 weeks 3 days ago What Else Have You Just Downloaded? EldonW

Excellent article. Another tip is to not be connected to the internet while installing a program, unless absolutely necessary. Often the bundled junk is not included in the installer, and has to be downloaded. An example is the extra programs offered while installing programs from NCH Software. Also, one doesn't have to be connected to the internet while using an installed program to convert a video, edit an audio file, type a document, etc.

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