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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago eikelein

Alan,
Even for your "oldie" laptop I recommend you at least look at Linux Lite (https://www.linuxliteos.com/).
I have found it to be much more efficient with computer resources than Linux Mint which for me slowed a computer (with much more Ooomph than your laptop) down to a virtual crawl.

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon This is all I could come up, hopefully things will improve. http://www.groovypost.com/howto/using-Windows-10-improved-color-personal... view
How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago These Old Eyes

Will someone at MS please notice that the population is aging, in many cases (like mine) with diminishing ability for eyes to adjust to radically different light levels? I'd like to see a third party develop an appropriately intrusive "app" (shudder) to restore user control over background colors in Window 10, preferably within the next month!

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago abrandt

rhiannon: Appreciate and reviewed this 2nd vitualization reference article. THX! ~ Alan

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

If you're inclined to using Virtual Box, you might find this article helpful:
VirtualBox 5.0 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago abrandt

rhiannon: Appreciate the reference article. Have read and will implement with new laptop. Thx. ~ Alan

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

There are several virtual machine programs around, you can check out our article here:
Best Free Virtualization Solutions

I think Midnight Cowboy runs Windows 7 in a virtual machine using Linux. Maybe he'll chime in with his preferences.

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Keep A Journal With This Dedicated Windows Tool 1 year 2 months ago Papakid

Yep, I've been using IDD for several years now. Not as modern as this new app, but I'm used to it.

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How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

I'm delighted you found it to be useful!

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago abrandt

Howdy, rhiannon:

Appreciate your response.

I personally am fed up with Microsoft's ANTICS... however I am dependent on Win 7 now due to software Internet Marketing software that runs on Windows only.

I have been watching Linux for years... but now able to bring myself across the threshold for business purposes... so I have to plead IGNORANCE on my part in regards to the Linux world.

Sounds to me like virtual machine or virtual box would be the way to go vs. dual boot option.

My current laptop is a:

Gateway EC5801u laptop

- Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.2GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6" LED, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am starting to look for a KILLER DEAL on a :

- 15.6 **business** laptop, Quad Core i5 (at most), 16GB DDR4, 256 SSD, 1TB...

which will inevitably come with Win 10... then I will Virtual Machine UP with Linux Mint.

Open to any brilliant comments!

Thx much... ~ Alan

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How To Make Your Programs Open Maximized 1 year 2 months ago Kenneth Compton

Thanks for this tip/trick, it worked great!

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

You can run Windows "inside" Linux, as our very own Midnight Cowboy does, as a virtual machine or virtual box. Another option is to dual boot Windows and Linux.

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A Great Set Of Free Online PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago vvsvin

Adobe Reader now provides to Fill&Sign, Annotate for free, no other tool required.
For free merge i found a free tool called PDFsam. This can be downloaded as a zip file and the free features can be used. No internet required. No need to uoload sensitive PDFs.

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Keep A Journal With This Dedicated Windows Tool 1 year 2 months ago howiem

A friend of mine has been using idaily diary for years and really likes it. There is a free and pro version at
http://www.splinterware.com/products/idailydiary.html
System Scheduler is another very useful program on the same site, which I've been using for years.

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Keep A Journal With This Dedicated Windows Tool 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Good find Rob. Not all that interested in Red Notebook but there is a directory of 300 other apps to choose from and I'm already familiar with some of those such as Irfanview, Audacity, Foxit Reader & Spybot. Excellent selection of games for those that enjoy that activity.

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Best Free FTP Client 1 year 2 months ago SamSmith2045

A good list of FTP clients. However, I think FTP clients are definitely losing ground to other options such as web rtc. This is likely due to issues of security and speed. Businesses and confidential doc related transfers also tend to seek out other solutions.


Sam Smith
Technology Evangelist and Aspiring Chef.
www.innorix.com/en/DS

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago abrandt

Thank you to Stephen Jackson and Bob Peterson for their clean, clear and intelligent comments.
Bob... based on your post... I am going take a more serious look at Linux Mint... even though much of my Internet Marketing software is all Win-concentric.
Thank you, ~ Alan

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Just enter your scanner details into the Mint forum search and someone has bound to have encountered the same issue before and obtained a fix. I use a HP Deskjet for instance and it's just a matter of installing the appropriate driver using Synaptic. MC - Site Manager. view
A must-have instant messaging app to everyone for its popularity and ease of use 1 year 2 months ago Fairportfan

Instant messaging app?

No thanks.

I disable the stock IM apps on my devices immediately i get them.

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A must-have instant messaging app to everyone for its popularity and ease of use 1 year 2 months ago vandamme

Proprietary, and Facebook. Two strikes.

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago ron525

I have W7 and 10 on partitions on a Compaq l/top to see what 10 was like have found it hard to adjust but have done a lot of retro fitting with Winaero tweaker to make it feel more usable.

My daily is a Toshiba l/top partitioned with W7 and Linux Mint, Really want to move over to Mint but I don't seem to find the time at present as I am trying to keep up on the W10"s evolution.

I could kiss all the heart ache good bye If I could convince myself to only log onto Mint but I really don't understand linux at all and had zero success getting my scanner to function which I need continuously and installing other items not knowing if they are enabled or installed even at all.

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Reverse Image Search Has 15 Billion Pictures On File 1 year 2 months ago J_L

NoScript can be more than replaced with uMatrix and/or uBlock Origin. And how on Earth do you browse without menus?

In the meantime, Chrome does not need an extension for Google Search by Image. And of course TinEye has an extension for Chrome.

Sure if you want UI modification, customization to an extent far greater than what even an average techie needs, and/or open-source; Firefox is the browser. But I chose Chrome years ago for convenience, performance, and security.

Granted nowadays there is little real reason to switch, especially with everything nice and synced up to your tastes, but I simply find your arguments on Chrome losing its shine questionable at best.

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

I haven't run across anything that mentions that. If anyone else knows, maybe they'll comment. :)

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago lunchbeast

Speaking of Luddites, how far back can we go with this 'make it look like the old version that looked and worked better'? I have always preferred the look and feel of Win2K/WinXP, and I was able to get Win7 to look very similar. If Win10 can be made to look like Win7, can Win10 be made to look like Win7 looking like Win2K/WinXP?

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Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free Instead Of $1000 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

One of our Facebook readers shared a link to download the ISO in Spanish:
(Thanks Yamil!)

https://www.microsoft.com/es-co/download/confirmation.aspx?id=48146&6B49...

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Here's an article from Lifehacker:
Get Windows Media Center Running on Windows 10 in a Few Easy Steps

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Bob, I recently sent this link to people I know who've had recent problems updating Windows 7, you might find it useful as well:
Here's how to significantly speed up Windows 7 scans for updates

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago eikelein

+1 to Stephen J; you are perfectly correct and spot on with your observations.

It gets even worse when you start to really think about the driving factors behind all that.

I can not post a link to my blog here but if you go to pcejh.com and there you open October 2012 you'll find my article "What does Microsoft want to do with Windows 8?" and in January 2014 you will find another rant of mine. By following the links supplied in these articles you should get a fairly decent picture of what all is behind Windows 8 and 10.

In a few words: IMHO Microsoft wants a bigger slice of the billions of advertising money that is out there for grabs. That's all that is behind Windows 8/10.

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago repeters57

I fully agree with Stephen Jackson's analysis of Microsoft. So much so that I have begun the process of moving away from Microsoft products in favor of Linux. I am one of those unpaid "MS software evaluators" BUT I did receive a "FREE" copy of Windows 10 - WHOOPEE!. For all the hours I've responded to MS inquires I could buy my own copy of Win 10 ten times over. I have a small computer repair business so I must retain working samples of various MS Windows versions. Recently, most of my customer repairs are repairing Windows 7 failing updates. It seems MS could not care less about legacy OS's or are, indeed, as Stephen says, overwhelmed.

However, for my "everyday drivers" I have migrated to Linux Mint, (Ubuntu is too bloated for me). I am amazed how Linux just plain works - always. There is no need for any MS phone home "pirated copy" checks, any extra cost adders, or any of the MS controls, lockouts, various $$$ versions, and my pet peeve, EULA: "MS retains the right to control your computer and what is added as content". The more I use Linux the more I like it, AND IT"S FREE!

Bob Peterson

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago Fairportfan

Already did most of it.

The first time i saw Windows 8, i said "Windows 8 is ugly and its mama dresses it funny".

I see no reason to say the same about W10.

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 1 year 2 months ago Stephen Jackson

Another excellent article from Gizmo, although this says a little about us stick-in-the mud, Luddite PC users - and an awful lot more about Windows 10 and Microsoft's superior attitude to its customers' righteous gripes. Or is Microsoft simply overwhelmed? Page after page of teeth-gnashing rage on its feedback pages might suggest the latter. What I love is Microsoft using thousands of people as unpaid testers before announcing, "Right, folks. We've heard what we need from you lot, so after July you'll have to pay to install our operating system." Ah, the ring of the cash-register!

I've bitten the bullet with Windows 10 and learnt to use it...sort of. It's not bad, once you'be handled the dozens of needless and futile changes that never needed to be; and it should get better, as more third parties are persuaded to contribute to its "Apps". Yet borrowing terms from Google is an invidious move. It drives home how backward Microsoft Edge and Hotmail (are we still allowed to call it that?) are even now, compared to Google Chrome. And you realise that, on so many levels, Microsoft still doesn't bother to listen.

Three cheers for quietly dumping the best features of Windows 7, including the invaluable Media Center and Windows Movie Maker. (Movie Maker is still available amongst Microsoft Essentials, so we grab it whilst we can.) Three cheers for updating our most expensive versions of Windows 7 and 8 with Windows 10 in its bare bones. Three cheers more making us pay to use the latest versions of Word and Office on a yearly basis. Three cheers, MS, for simply being YOU. ;)

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A must-have instant messaging app to everyone for its popularity and ease of use 1 year 2 months ago Jojo Yee Good point Av_Crazy, I have now replaced it with a new one :) view
A must-have instant messaging app to everyone for its popularity and ease of use 1 year 2 months ago Av_Crazy

This screenshot is 4-5 years old !! It's from froyo-gingerbread era !!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... vitunes is a curses-based music player and playlist manager whose goals are: a minimalistic appearance, strong vi-like bindings, and quick playlist creation/management. vitunes does not strive to be a feature-rich media player, but rather a quick, vi-like media indexer and playlist manager, that just happens to be able to play the music it indexes ...":

http://vitunes.org/

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Problems With Chrome? Use Google's Free Cleanup Tool. 1 year 2 months ago Tomnov

I'm about to throw Chrome out on it's ear like I did IE so long ago.
Google is getting too big for it's britches. The original beauty of Chrome was that it was a stabler version of open architecture Chromium, supported user scripting and many other features. It improved upon IE by handling plugins differently, and worked with Sun Java & Adobe (Flash & Shockwave) to make those plugins airtight and more stable.
Now Google is becoming a bigger gorilla than MS in the browser business, and throwing it's weight around, and not being as cooperative sharing back to the OA community of the browser they co-opted. Limiting the outside plugins & scripts that it now uses. Practically forcing updates down ppl's throats. Refusing to support or allow upgrades to machines using XP, ala MS.
I currently prefer a couple of Chromium clones & OA Chromium to Google's hot mess.
I only keep it on my computer for compatability purposes for the masses I work with & troubleshoot.

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A Great Set Of Free Online PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago howiem

I don't see a way to annotate a PDF, like with https://www.cutepdf-editor.com/edit.asp, or http://www.pdfonlinereader.com/WebPdf2/, or pdfescape, but very useful otherwise.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... Packet sender - award-winning free utility to send/receive TCP and UDP packets ...":
https://packetsender.com/

 

"... Cloud Commander - orthodox web file manager with console and editor. Will help you manage the server and work with files, directories and programs in browser from any computer, mobile or tablet ...":
http://cloudcmd.io/

 

slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier:

https://github.com/slap-editor/slap

 

Krill aggregates feed items from all sources you specify, filters out those that interest you, and displays them as a live stream of clean, legible command line output:

https://github.com/p-e-w/krill

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Best Free Electronic Book Reader 1 year 2 months ago AJNorth

Another overview of Windows eBook readers that some may find useful is at http://beebom.com/best-epub-reader-for-windows/ .

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EactFile 1 year 2 months ago Mellow Yellow

Your article states that if you know any other programs with similar abilities, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

I can think of two programs. Hashmyfiles, which is portable and works in a similar fashion. FreeCommander, another portable program, which is like Windows Explorer on steroids. It also has an MD5 hashing option, as well as many other features.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... Cyph secures your conversations against any threat, from lone hackers, to agencies armed with theoretical quantum attacks — no signup or downloads required ...":
https://cyph.im/

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The Ultimate Scientific Calculator. From Microsoft. And It's Free. 1 year 2 months ago teokrastev

Sicyon is all-in-one scientific calculator. The core of Sicyon is an expression (VBScript/JScript) calculator with features as: estimate a function using variables, user-defined functions and Sicyon objects; plot/tabulate a function; solve an equation, minimums, maximums and definite integral of a function; fit a function over data set; sophisticated units converter; database reader with various physical and chemical constants; matrix operations; set of plugin tools.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... 4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects ...":
http://www.4pane.co.uk/index.html

 

"... Curlew - easy to use, Free and Open-Source Multimedia converter for Linux ...":

http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Curlew?content=155664

 

"... Canto is an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful ...":

http://codezen.org/canto-ng/

 

"... Butterfly is an open source in-browser nix terminal written in coffeescript and backed up by a python tornado server ...:"

http://paradoxxxzero.github.io/2015/10/30/butterfly_2.0.html

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago Sid in Extremis

I'm not sure bumping this is a good idea, Ako's advice seems to be seems to be for Vista and Malwarebytes no longer offers lifetime licences for instance.

I am not certain, but I think some of the listed software will tread on the toes of others and cause problems.

It is quite easy to install too much security software and slow the system down significantly.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago ako

You will indeed easily mess up your PC by installing randomly several applications from this list. 

I was lucky to buy MBAM early enough to have lifetime licence. I personally don't want to pay much on security, so I probably would not pay a yearly licence. MBAM is not obligatory. I trust Avira much more, but even more  Sandboxie and LUA.

I'm using Windows 7

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Best Free Music Creation Software 1 year 2 months ago up2scratch

looks kind of good i like making my own music

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago ako

I guess all major products already support win 10. 

I am not personally using win10 and will not in near future.

The problem is time indeed. Would you like to join us to become co-author?

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago ako

I personally have separate account for financial.

And I NEVER use admin account.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 1 year 2 months ago George.J

Having used a variety of music players, I will suggest Black Player as it's just what I was looking for. It features an equalizer, bassboost & 3D surround virtualizer with widgets, scrobbling, an ID3 tag editor, no ads, themes, and support for most commonly used music files. Additionally working with tabs and drawers is amazing with this music player, and supports changeable themes, fonts, colors, and has gapless playback, HD album cover management and a lot of customization options. 

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago raymond4500332

My system's setup:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium with Lifetime license
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Avast Free Antivirus
Privatewall 7.0.30.3
Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware 1.0.12.1
CryptoPrevent 7.4.21
Spybot AntiBeacon 1.5.0.35 everything blocked
Qhostpress antikeylogger

Cyberfox web browser with latest versions of:
Adblocker Plus
Better Privacy
Blur
BugMeNot
Calomen SSL Validation
ClearCache and Data
Clickjacking Reveal
Cobra Online Security ATD
Decentraleyes
Disable DHE
Disable WebRTC
Fat-Free Fox
Ghostery
HTTPS Everywhere
Netcraft Anti-Phishing
Privacy Badger
Protect-Access Free
Random Agent Spoofer
Search Engine Security
Security Plus
SSleuth
TrafficLight
urlcheck
WOT

Portable KeePass 2.xx
with Serpent encryption plugin for database

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago howiem

I've been using separate sandboxes (www.sandboxie.com) for each site where I do financial transactions or conduct other sensitive functions and delete the contents of the sandbox after use.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago footpatrol

Nice security list. it would be helpful if there were links to go to those sites too.
Since some are out-dated the years of operation might be listed along the side.

A major concern is what security etc. programs that work on a WIN7 system will still work on WIN 10 OS. It would be nice to see a tabulated list that shows this someplace. If you are aware of any please post and/or share in email newsletter. Thanks. [I realize time is limited]

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS ...":

https://www.habitat.sh/

 

Rainbowstream - a Twitter client in terminal:

http://www.rainbowstream.org/

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 2 months ago Anupam

FreeCommanderXE works fine on my Windows 10 since the start.

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Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility 1 year 2 months ago Sasha_oo1

Thank you a lot for sharing these apps. I accidentally deleted photos from my wedding. I used PC INSPECTOR File Recovery and it found all my files pretty quickly and all the files were undamaged . And I think this article would be helpful for you too :))) It has a good utility https://hetmanrecovery.com/digital_photo_recovery/hetman_photo_recovery.htm

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... North - apply for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures ...":

https://outlands.itch.io/north

 

"... CAPSULE is a single-player survival game played entirely through a radar interface. Players navigate a hostile landscape, learn about their surroundings, and unravel a classic sci-fi story in the process ...":

https://finji.itch.io/capsule

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 2 months ago texastechy

might want to update this so that people know FreeCommander XE is not compatible with Windows 10.
I could not get it to work.

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 year 2 months ago Jojo Yee

CLCL works well for me too wreckage. I've tested Ditto as well. Its function for "Enter to paste" works for me. To keep copied format, check if you've enabled supported types.

Right-click the tray icon, select Options > Supported Types, then add them with the Add button. See https://sourceforge.net/p/ditto-cp/discussion/287511/thread/519550f3/

Moving the icon onto the system tray is a good solution to prevent the history items blocked by the System Tray window.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language ...":
http://inform7.com/

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Reverse Image Search Has 15 Billion Pictures On File 1 year 2 months ago anne-ology

very interesting - and another plus for FF.

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 2 months ago imo

IMO messenger – it’s a great and versatile instant messenger for tablets and phones that
works with MSN, Skype, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, Google Talk, Jabber, MySpace and Facebook. The
interface is also very simple and looks nice, so there is no reason to interrupt from this
program! http://imoappdownload.com

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Reverse Image Search Has 15 Billion Pictures On File 1 year 2 months ago crombierob

I will start using chrome when it has NoScript and menus.
In the meantime, FF has an extension for this.
So if you are browsing images in FF, and have an image in a web page, you can just right click to do the search.
If you have an image on your hard drive, you can right click it to open it with FF, and then do the right click, to do the search.

Chrome has lost it's shine,
Rob

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 year 2 months ago wreckage

I'm very surprised you have said that Ditto is so good. I have just installed it and it's terrible! Firstly, the Help file says to highlight a stored entry and hit Enter to paste. That doesn't work. Secondly, It opens behind the System Tray window (My taskbar is on the right side (vertical) on my screen) so I can't get to the clipboard items. It can't be dragged higher by its border. Yes. I know I can fix that by moving its icon onto the Taskbar.
Thirdly, it doesn't remember formatting! What good is that? It pastes only text.
I'm sticking with CLCL for the time being, although 1Clipboard (by the same people who brought you PicPick) looks promising. All it's missing is 'instant paste' when the stored item is clicked.

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SSuite Office 1 year 2 months ago FireBall71

I would just like to say as a long time user of SSuite's software, that this review is a bit lagging.

The screenshot is about 3 years old, there are new updated screenshots available at their website, which will show how much they have progressed with new software development.

Please update the above screenshot for this version of their office suite called Excalibur. Please also add that they have a whole range of office suites that cover every type of computer for best operation and user-experience. http://www.ssuitesoft.com/officesuites.htm

May I also add that they now have an online office suite available e.g. http://www.ssuitesoft.com/webapps.htm

Thank you.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 2 months ago FireBall71

I would just like to add that SSuite Office now also has an Online Office Suite:

http://www.ssuitesoft.com/SSuiteWebOffice.htm

It consists of a small text editor, full desktop word processor, and a basic spreadsheet application.

Thanks, great reviews!

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Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free Instead Of $1000 1 year 2 months ago crombierob

Thanks for the heads up Rob.

I came across a mention of this a week ago, and did a brief Google.
On some forum, some of the members were mumbling/muttering about the hoops that MS makes the users go through.
A couple of them were leaning towards going back to the Express 2010 version for less hoops
I would be very interested in feedback from our members.

Sorry for possibly looking a gift horse in the hoops,
Rob

PS I have been a VB6 programmer since VB3, and am no worshipper of the 'OO' God. (I worship 'KISS')
However depending on the hoops, etc, I may be tempted to have a look at it.

PPS I went to the download(S) page. there is a tiny exe, and also the ISO Rob mentioned. I am downloading the big ISO, but noticed this info/alert on that final page -
"Note: To enable the acquisition of the latest versions of new platform features, and to allow more customization of your Visual Studio install to minimize install time and size, the Visual Studio setup experience includes features not included in the .ISO file. Use the instructions above for the /layout switch to create a complete offline installation package"
I wonder if that relates to some of the 'Hoops' ?
And I am also wondering that perhaps I better re-read the download page, in case I should look into that 'layout switch' (whatever that is) ?

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Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free Instead Of $1000 1 year 2 months ago CyberWolf64

Just an FYI, you can download the ISO of the installer media here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48146
As of the date and time I typed this.Be warned the ISO is approx. 3.7 Gig.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Atlantis Labyrinth Nebula 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Ah, I've managed to bring yet another soul over the dark side. :-) I'm happy to hear you like it. It's a good background for people who don't use wallpaper much, or at all (which, I hasten to add, is perfectly fine). I think it's easy on the eyes and has enough detail to make the background interesting without being intrusive. The other wallpaper I mention is darker, with fewer details, has fewer bright areas and adds small touch of color.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Atlantis Labyrinth Nebula 1 year 2 months ago oldbilbobaggins

Thanks - I appreciate this enhancement. I don't normally use backgrounds, but this has changed my view....

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CrystalDiskInfo 1 year 2 months ago taffa

every time I Failed To Initialize This Disk did test on disk got clean.

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CrystalDiskInfo 1 year 2 months ago taffa

need to check if external drive Heath

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago ako

joy90976, You are invited to become co-author of this list. The reason for inactivity is simple: time.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 2 months ago ako

I personally use AdMuncher. Haven't seen any comparison of them.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy

The current Windows firewall is in fact better than most third party alternatives unless of course you install untrusted software in which case nothing will protect you. It also depends on how you configure Comodo to work with other software. This is highlighted in many places including Wilders. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/comodo-firewall-free-vs-windows-f...

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 2 months ago urshurak

It's just intended as a big warning, not a blame. I recently installed Windows 10, and there's only some other securitysoftware there, like malwarebytes and bitdefender. Other firewalls didn't give any problems.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy It is very easy to blame software for system problems that can be caused by a variety of other issues. I know plenty of folks using Comodo with Windows 10 and having zero issues. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 2 months ago urshurak

BEWARE FOR COMODO on windows 10! It gave me huge problems and difficulties to uninstall. After boot I only had a black screen, and couldn't run anything. I couldn't even get in safemode and it even gave me my first BSOD in windows 10. Had to use Linux to straighten things up. NOT FOR BEGINNERS.

Windows 10 firewall control has a very, very, very annoying sound, so uninstalled it straight away. Please, developers, get rid of that sound!

Zone-alarm is getting too little credit here. It's really a "fire-and-forget" kind of software, with more than enough possibilities if you want them.

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A Great Set Of Free Online PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago Geekomatic

I've been happy with pdfescape.com. I use it to basically fill out forms-- since my chicken-scratch writing is so deplorable- lol.

I'll have a peek at smallpdf soon.

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172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online 1 year 2 months ago mdbruffy

Hello. Just found your site. How do you feel about Graphic novels?

http://mdbruffy.deviantart.com/gallery/44030824/Nova-Trek

mdbruffy

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Some Neat Windows 10 Training Videos From Microsoft 1 year 2 months ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
The title is "Power Tools for Windows 10"!
It reminds me of past and very useful Power Tools for older versions of Windows

Regards

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A Great Set Of Free Online PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
I agree.
I have been using smallpdf since last year and I am convinced is the best tool kit available for pdfs.

Peter

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Some Neat Windows 10 Training Videos From Microsoft 1 year 2 months ago Lugh

Thanks Rob, looks useful.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 1 year 2 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I'm afraid I've come to the party a tad late!

I have just tried Zemana, the portable version, on my system. It's offering real-time protection during the 15 day trial, after which this facility is removed. It took approx 3 minutes to update the vrus definitions and the same time to run a Smart Scan. Under Settings, I ticked Pandors cloud-sandbox technology prior to scanning; however, I wouldn't recommend doing so because it increases the risk of false +ves. Zemana 'detected' Suspicious Browser Settings and by default the items were selected for repair: I excluded the aforementioned and continued the scan without Pandora enabled.

The GUI is straightforward and easy to navigate; I think I might be keeping the portable version just for a second opinion, but I will still continue to use Virus Total on my PC when installing new software.

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago mitey

Well , I see some Lenovo system accelerator Plugin.dll & AccelDll.dll . Is this the thing infected or is it a exe file please ?

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Best Free Image Editor for Android 1 year 2 months ago alice31

As an android user I can say nothing can be better than using Pixlr for editing photos. I am using it for couple of months now and I am quite happy with it's performance. So you people can give a try on this. And if the images are too much complicated then its better to outsource them to the photo editing company like Clipping Path Specialist (https://www.clippingpathspecialist.com)

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Best Free iPhone Apps 1 year 2 months ago mcballi

Engines of Vengeance is currently for free, only this weekend.
http://enginesofvengeance.com/

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How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files 1 year 2 months ago adam933

If you are a Linux user, check out "abcde".
An outstanding CD ripper with all the bells and whistles.

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago Lugh

No, The Accelerator vulnerability is new.

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago Lugh

Try clicking the link that Rob was good enough to provide, the one after "Details of the affected computers, and how to remove Accelerator, are at"

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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Inkspace is associated with Wacom...

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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 year 2 months ago papavonschoen

Windows Inkspace

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 year 2 months ago bernardz

Yep you are right.

Its a brilliant free piece of software for anyone that uses twitter, at work I use it everyday.

 

For a list of its features click here.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169620#

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Could not agree more. Some time ago I bought a high end Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 Pro. The extra garbage installed was a nightmare to research and remove. Doing so for some of it can invalidate your warranty. MC - Site Manager. view
Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago Sgluber

I agree with you, Joe A.TT.

Most of the time, the pre-installed "packs" bring more problems (confusion, annoyance, slowness...) than real good solutions for the maintenance of a stable, fast and efficient OS.

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago Burn-IT

Surely this is old news - though it is always worth pointing it out for the benefit of newer buyers.

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago whalewatcher

Does this just apply to their desktops and laptops, what about tablets?

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How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files 1 year 2 months ago NotSoSure

I'm not complaining about where the links go. It's just that the sentence before the second link says it's supposed to be pointing to CD - DVD rippers, not CD - DVD burners. Is there a link to CD - DVD "rippers?"

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How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy The links go to their correct destinations: Best Free CD Ripper and Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software. MC - Site manager. view
How to Work With Audio CD .CDA Files 1 year 2 months ago NotSoSure

The link for CD - DVD rippers in your article is actually for CD - DVD burners. Is there a better link?

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago tennisdoc1

Thanks for this, it appears I am not affected, but agree with Joe--I have yet to really look at the first program bundle of Lenovo's. These bundles come with some "stuff" my Epson printer is one too
Teresa

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Got A Lenovo Laptop? You Need To Uninstall The Accelerator. 1 year 2 months ago clas

Personally, I dont use Chinese computers. But always nice to get tips, thanks.

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