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Free Horror, Ghost & Gothic eBooks Online 11 months 6 days ago classicggma65

Both Barnes & Noble and amazon.com have free eraders for PC. You can download any book, whether free or not, to your PC and read from there. No need to buy an ereader. Think Kobo may have their ereader for PC free also. There are many good sites, safe according to WOT, that have free daily/weekly newsletters listing the daily free and on sale ebooks. Off the top of my head is Bookbub...Sign up is free.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 1 week ago camile

just a disapointment:
when I click on the link "Security Wizard" in the introduction, I'm given a message: OUPS§ NOT FOUND
In spite of the fact that the article is recent
hat's happen? Could you help?
Thanks

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Wallpaper of the Week: Half Moon Floating in Space 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Based on information that Alexa analytics provides it appears that only site visitors in India would have a first language other than English and they only represent about 12% of the those that visit this site.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Half Moon Floating in Space 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon Gibbous is a lovely word. I agree, scientifically inclined people likely would use the term gibbous. :-) Personally, since Gizmo's Freeware has a substantive worldwide audience whose first language probably isn't English, I use the clearest and most common terminology to depict the substance of the post so it can be readily understood by as many of our readers as possible. view
A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 11 months 1 week ago wales

Jojo Yee thank you for resonding.

I did not respond to any adds. I installed the app then as soon as the App was started my malware program came up with an instant message, "Progarm infected' Also there were unwanted pictures already installed. I am not saying that any of this was Jojo Yee's fault it could have been hacked into in some way.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Half Moon Floating in Space 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Celestial themed images always seem to work well as wallpapers. I think the scientifically inclined would probably use the term 'gibbous' rather than half moon however.

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Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 1 week ago Panzer "... maybe - see what a program does before deciding whether you really want it to happen ...": https://github.com/p-e-w/maybe Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor built for desktop: http://abricotine.brrd.fr/ view
A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 11 months 1 week ago canadadaniel

I'm using Windows 7 so I got to the web site and got this To use this game, upgrade to Windows 10. So I guess I won't be able to use it.

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Free Horror, Ghost & Gothic eBooks Online 11 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out. The site link has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
Free Horror, Ghost & Gothic eBooks Online 11 months 1 week ago Sdreiling

Unfortunately ereaderperkshas been taken down.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 11 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee Unfortunately wales you may get unwanted software if you respond to the ads appearing in probably any apps from the Store. Try to press the close button on an ad window or your device's back button to escape those ads. Hope this helps. view
A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 11 months 1 week ago wales

Be careful, when I installed it on android it also brought unwanted spam and virus. Had to use malware and then uninstalled.

Further comment would be helpful.

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Best Free Operating System For Kids 11 months 1 week ago nanyangacademics

We think that the best free operating system for kids are the various versions of Windows. It will help your child to spread uo their imaginations virtually. And the most important part of Windows are that they are very userfirendly to everyone.
Visit: http://www.nanyangacademics.com/

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Best Free Music Creation Software 11 months 1 week ago janl

I would definitely add this under the "Useful resources for music makers" section: http://equipboard .com/posts/how-to-make-electronic-music

Very up-to-date info, and generally an extremely noob-friendly guide to 1) how to understand electronic music production, and 2) get started. Great section on the essential gear as well. Hope it helps someone else as much as it helped me.

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A Freeware Tool For Rotating Movie Files 11 months 1 week ago johnkelin

Really awesome man. I have not used it till but after reading your explanation, i will try it in near future. Movies are the best source of entertainment which is used many people especially at weekends just like me. I used letsmewatchthis.net or join4movies.info online sources of movies for watching movies online. Online sources has many advantages like time and money saving which is most necessary in the current world situation. Anyways, thanks for making the nice efforts.

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Best Free Email Software 11 months 1 week ago philhaskell

For what it's worth - recently spent a day moving my partner's emails from Mac to new PC - chose Thunderbird, running on W10, as we have about 10 POP accounts. Made sure all mailboxes were empty at servers pre transfer. All fine initially but after a couple of days - practically impossible to get mails. Quick search online shows that recent updates to TB seem to have messed up POP3 access big time and have left many frustrated and annoyed users? Fortunately we are still running in parallel on the Mac so not lost anything and had set TB to "Leave messages on server" before unleashing it!

Not sure whether to try Opera or accept the inevitable and go to Gmail (as we need to be able to get and respond to mail under the original accounts)

So - for POP3, no Thunderbird - IMHO

Thanks for other advice on this site.

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 11 months 1 week ago crombierob

Cottage,
I have just the thing for you (and anyone else who wants a simple reminder)
UK's Kalendar
It runs quietly in the Sys Tray (aka Notification area) with just a tiny icon showing the date (EG 17).
You click on it and you get a fullscreen calendar (42 squares). There are other views you can use, but I have always had it like a wall calendar.
To set a reminder you can right click any day's square, and choose New to set a reminder. The reminders have various settings, and should meet most/any needs.
You can use the page up/down keyboard keys to view other months.

I was an Analyst in large IT companies for 20 years (with a few years programming as well), and I worship 'KISS'.
I could not develop a better program if I tried.

I have had ver 2.3 for a few years, and it has never failed when I needed reminders.
I just Googled and here are some links to ver 2.4.4 -
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/UK-Kalender.shtml
http://www.ukrebs-software.de/

If you look at Softpedia's screenshots the view I use is screenshot 4 (of the 17).

I accept PayPal donations,
Rob

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Snapshot Your Registry To Analyze Program Behaviour 11 months 1 week ago Gil Mensch

I see that RegShot was last updated in 2015. CRegistry Comparsion was last updated in 2013. I'm not otherwise familiar with either app, but my tendency would be to go with the more-recently updated one. Nice find though, Rob.

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Snapshot Your Registry To Analyze Program Behaviour 11 months 1 week ago Realist

RegShot is similar
Thanks.

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Snapshot Your Registry To Analyze Program Behaviour 11 months 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
Seems to be an important tool.
Dowloaded and ready to be installed.
Peter.

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Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows 11 months 1 week ago Bob F.

What you said above will probably work, however for the cost of a Dollar buy some labels and write the password on the bottom of your router. I've been in repair for seniors for years and always used this method . To me not having a router physically labeled is totally ridiculous.

Bob the part time tech

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Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows 11 months 1 week ago panamapatrick

Doesn't work, nothing showed up in the box.

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Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows 11 months 1 week ago Frank D

Good one! Thanks!

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

I'll take a look.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 1 week ago snakyjake

I'm surprised after reading the pros/cons for Comodo that it didn't get more stars. Sure it installs the AV files, but I can live with that if everything else is 5 stars. As for potential uninstall leaving remnants...most software does that anyways.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 11 months 1 week ago bill99201

ANY NEWS ON A 4K VIDEO CONVERTER

THANKS BILL

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Best Free Website Forum Software 11 months 1 week ago akhlak

this is the nice post and website really i like most , here is the best IT site just click http://www.ritsbd.com/

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Here's a good starting point:-

https://prism-break.org/en/all/

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Best move towards Open Source and privacy consciousness:-

https://prism-break.org/en/all/#world-maps

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

How about:-

digiKam
Photo Management Program | Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of Open Source
https://www.digikam.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiKam

Open source and file placement / backup fully in your control.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago MarkIt8Dude

I am currently in the process of de-googling my life and this shut down fits right into that. A sincere thank you to Google.

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Transfer Files Between Devices With No Hassle 11 months 1 week ago Ratzo Couldnt get it to work between win 7 and linux view
Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 11 months 1 week ago Itanaman

Exactly. These days too many people download free programs from a link, then fail to read each screen as they are just clicking away. Then after they are done they find crapware this and adware that also installed, and the first thing they do is blame the person(s) who gave them the link, instead of where the real fault lies which is their selves for not reading to begin with. Stop being so click happy, take time to read what on those little windows, and install responsibly. Save yourself and others much frustrations.

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Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 11 months 1 week ago Itanaman

That is not what this post is about. However, yes those are folders that can be moved also, however, much easier than you have listed. All you have to do for those, is right click on them in Explorer, click properties, click location tab, click Move, navigate to drive you want your target/files, if necessary from there create folder structure, select final folder destination, click Select Folder, and Click OK. From there you can do that to all the other libraries you want moved, just selecting the folder your created in the first step. It will make the destination name for you, ie 'Documents to Documents, Music to music, etc. You can change those if you wish as well.

This post was about moving installed program folders, i.e. move CorelDraw from default C Drive to another Drive after it has already installed.

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Best Free MP3 Tag Editor 11 months 1 week ago Stamimail

Hi,
I guess that many of these softwares are good for a Normal tagging. But what about Private tagging?
For further discussion, see...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-music-players-and-organizers.htm#comment-125555

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 11 months 1 week ago Stamimail

Hi,
I guess that many of these softwares are good for a Normal tagging. But what about Private tagging?
Let's assume for example that you want to add to your music files Private Tags according to where you love to listen to those files:
Songs for:
Home, Work, Car, Running etc.

There are several questions should be asked:
1. Which tag/field out of the file tags/fields should be used for Private Tags?
2. Which Tagger software is the best for adding such Private Tags? I guess this Tagger should be also a good Music Player, so that you can use this Tagger as the default Music Player, having the ability to add Private Tags at the same time you are listening to the file.
3. How to use this Private Tags? Which Tagger/Player/Search software is the best for Tag filtering/searching. For example: You want to filter/search your Music Library by the following criteria:: Rock, 5 Stars, Songs_for_Car [Genre, Rating, PrivateTag]

Notes:
4. We probably will want to save those filtering/search rules, for using later, like a playlist. It's actually Dynamic Playlist. We won't need to update the Playlist, since it will be based on filtering/searching the Music Library by tags.
5. This method is good not only for music, but for organizing photos too.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Because the interface was annoying, and it did things its way, which was not my preferred way.

I didn't want to put my pictures in the cloud, nor to give Google access to them, and to deal with the pictures on my computer, it didn't fo what i wanted.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Frank D

Thank you for that interesting information. Luckily, I've never needed those data items.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Remah The picasa.ini files store metadata relating to facial recognition, tagging and features other than photo editing. Facial recognition metadata, for example, cannot be stored with the photo files themselves. Tags, on the other hand, can be copied to the photo metadata by setting an option. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 11 months 1 week ago dsk

I am new to music management and can barely use iTunes
But I have a lot of music and need to organize it
I was hope for some input on the easiest programs to use

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon Oooops, sorry! view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon Good points. I remember when Google bought Picasa. I think you're right about the trajectory, subsequent development seems to have been lackluster. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon There does seem to be an underlying theme that people work with digital photos in just one way........ it seems to extend to some other Google products as well. Gmail in particular is frustrating, it's not intuitive for me at all. Even the plethora of keyboard shortcuts for Gmail don't offset the issue. Maybe it's me, but it's just too......linear. :) view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Hi rhiannon,

I was replying to Fairportfan, not your original article. I was asking why they "always wound up uninstalling it".

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon from my post: "......Google appears to be dropping Picasa web albums in favor of Google Photos" Also, if you click on the link to the original article you'll get more details. :) view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

digiKam
Photo Management Program | Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of Open Source
https://www.digikam.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiKam

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

You don't say why!

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Free Music Streaming. More Than 250 Orchestral Pieces. 11 months 1 week ago Harkn

Thank you so much for this wonderful find! I'm enjoying Beethoven as I type.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Frank D

I use Picasa as a standalone user. I always save all my changes to photos to disk, so those .ini files, which contain all the changes, are not needed. In the 10+ years that I used Picasa, I never had an issue with it.

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Free Music Streaming. More Than 250 Orchestral Pieces. 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

This is a terrific find. They have Antonin Dvorak included but unfortunately the selection offered isn't Symphony No.9 which has always been my favorite classical piece.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 11 months 1 week ago Geert

Time for an update of this article:
Google will be shutting down Picasa Web Albums on May 1, 2016, and as of March 15, 2016, it will no longer support the Picasa Desktop application.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

I've tried Picassa several times; always wound up uninstalling it.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Remah

I agree that it is very useful. Most competing products don't provide the better features.

The problem is that it is a flawed product that needs a major overhaul to fix it. Google initially bought it rather than developed it and I suspect that set much of its future trajectory:

  • it is single user so there is no proper multi-user option to share work on a network or work from different computers. Web albums can be colloborative but this was a recent feature (v3.6).
  • it stores photo info in separate picasa.ini files so if you lose them you can lose a lot of work;
  • etc.
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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Remah

FotoBounce is free with facial recognition as a key feature for organizing photos. I haven't used it but it runs on Windows and Mac OS/X.

If you try it, let us know how it goes.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Remah +1 rhiannon, exactly what I was going to say. I actually moved to Google Photos and paid for a subscription. I soon dumped it because it defaults to working with files according to the date a photo is taken. I prefer to work with on-disk organization in folders because I have many photos that are scanned so they don't have the correct date. Picasa works either way so it allowed me to organize my photos by putting them into file folders named by date. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon I agree, so many programs are organizers or editors, and I'm not seeing yet a program that has the balance of the two that Picasa desktop does. Zoner probably comes closest, but in the newer versions, you have to be online to use it......deal breaker for me, I've already got enough stuff chewing up my limited bandwidth. :) view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Frank D

Thank you! My hopes are not high for an equivalent. Picasa was unique. Everything you could want was there. A nice balance of simplicity and complexity. I'll hold onto it and use it as long as it remains operational. For them to abandon something that was so useful is very sad. "Progress" wins out over utility and user satisfaction.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon I"ve been looking since last night and a good part of today, haven't found anything so far but if I do I'll share it. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon I agree, Google Notes was good. When they shut that down is when I stopped using Google products for the most part......I still used Google Reader but then they dropped it. Likely Google Search and Gmail will stick around..........the rest, who knows? I read that they have a program called Google Keep that's supposed to be a notes program, but I haven't looked it at given the longevity of other Google products. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon I'm thinking Feedburner will be biting the dust, I've been reading reports how it's not being developed and rumors it will stop being supported. Who knows what's next though.............. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon Good question. Google continues to shut down programs (for example, the demise of the much loved Google Reader and now Picasa) that seem popular. I don't use many Google products anymore because they disappear, I'd rather use something I know will be around for a while, and if it goes away, there's going to be a reason I understand for it. :) view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon Flickr is owned by Yahoo. They are cutting well over 1,000 jobs. I wouldn't be surprised if they continue to scale back and retire products and take another direction. It will be interesting to see if they continue to support Flickr. view
Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Frank D

I took a quick look at Flickr and was unimpressed.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago jandbrare

Why? Why? I use Picasa every time I download pictures to my PC. I use it for cataloging, editing, collages, Geo viewing, uploading to Picasa Albums and more.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago habogee

I use the face recognition feature quite often. Does any other freeware offer this feature?

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago danielson

Diffractor is a nice program and from what i can understand it is a freeware/donationware program.
http://www.diffractor.com/

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Altnetcoza

I guess it was only a matter of time… Presumably the next (and last?) to go will be the desktop version of Google Earth, and after that there’s not much left for the vandals at Google to kill.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago hramat

Indeed. I am still missing proper alternative for both web picasa and pc software. Have to also agree with RSS, still no solid replacement! Pity that they do not release it as open source.

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Picasa Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net
https://alternativeto.net/software/picasa/

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago danielson

Another Google blunder.

Google Notes was excellent, Google RSS Reader was superb!
What gives Google?

At least if Picasa could be released as Open Source...

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Google is Shutting Down Picasa on May 1, 2016 11 months 1 week ago emphyrio

I'm a little sad about the demise of Picasa. I found it easy to use and polished, with useful features but not too many. Too bad that all good things come to an end.

Are there any recommendations for a desktop alternative to Picasa?

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Best Free Online Genealogy and Family Tree Applications 11 months 1 week ago okrick They really do provide guest accounts. The linked pages were moved and I updated the links accordingly to http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/577/kw/guest%20registra.... All of the sites that provide feature limited freeware nag to some extent. Ancestry is no different in that respect. Thanks, Rick view
TrueCrypt Is Dead. Long Live VeraCrypt! 11 months 1 week ago Ratzo Yes Truecrypt is still safe to use the following article is worth reading https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm view
Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 11 months 1 week ago Tappy

Hello Gizmodians, I have been using the suggestions on this site for many years. I need some help with this one. I would like to put multiple animated gif files in a folder, then view the files in a grid format with dimensions I specify(to cover entire monitor space) while remaining animated. Does anyone know of a program capable of this? If not what would the code be to create a webpage that would meet those requirements? Thank you fro your consideration and keep up the good work, Sincerely, Tappy

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Best Free Online Genealogy and Family Tree Applications 11 months 1 week ago Moonwink

Both links provided for Ancestory.com end up at the same page "Support Home" Ancestry is all about subscriptions and they are costly to maintain. Once your subscription runs out, so does your access to the information you've posted. They keep sending "new clues/matches" as they come in but you can't see them. They're just teases to get you to re-subscribe.

You can read about "Guest" accounts at:

Register for a free limited "Guest" account at:

(If you're sending out updates to this section please verify the links take you to the pages you're referencing.)

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Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon FYI, Russian internet search engine Yandex purchased Agnitum Outpost: http://www.agnitum.com/news/2016-01-14-yandex-acquired-agnitum-technolog... view
Free Online Index Card App Helps You Organise Your Info 11 months 2 weeks ago subtext

Really?

The Company does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago greyman

Thank you for posting this, Rob. for small businesses with servers to back up, this is a great option. I do not have a business such as that, and I currently use Macrium Reflect.
One thing which I think puts Veeam and its product in a position to help the average PC user better than Macrium is the amount of information available on video explaining everything it does, and how to do it. When you download the product, they send you scads of support info and vids via email, very succinct and detailed.
Macrium is great, but not for the person who has never used it. They have very little info for the user on their site, if any. I had to look arount the web for instructions, (not from Macrium) as to how to use it to image my drives before doing a windows 10 upgrade. ( Didn't upgrade yet, too dodgy, still)

Anyone out there ever use DriveClone? They have a free and paid versions. Just having a bit of a problem trusting the company, which is Chinese. I would love to know if their free product is not some kind of trap with the product clones your drive, but you have to purchase their software if you wish to restore. It would be great if someone here at Gizmo's could check it out.
Thanks again, for all of your great suggestions.

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Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/ view
Best Free Text Editor 11 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/ view
Best Free Programming Editor 11 months 2 weeks ago Panzer "... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/ view
Finds of the Week: Print to PDF in Windows 10, Must-See Sky Events for 2016, Gmail Adds Two Safety Features, Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Chart 11 months 2 weeks ago jbhq

WOW ! excellent find.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago famewolf

I currently use macrium as well..the free version only allows full backups while this includes 2 other options including file level. Additionally it appears to allow volume resizing on restore according to the user guide which would allow you to restore to a smaller ssd for example.

[Direct file link removed as per site rules]

I have not used it yet..just downloading and plan to test it against macrium for a few months.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago Marnes

The landing page being a bunch of buzzwords and little true info - which is sadly pretty typical for companies lately - is a big turn off tbh... I'm gonna check it out but I doubt it's gonna knock aomei backupper off its throne. I see incremental backups being mentioned but that better be included as a free feature or it's an automatic loss imho.

Edit: having to make an account (and thus adding yet another attack point for hacking/database leaks/etc) just to download something is big turn-off too.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago famewolf

This is great news! I'm trying to migrate to a ssd and was hunting alternatives since I didn't think macrium would fit the bill. Is it still fully backwards compatible with older backups if I want to do the resizing on the destination?

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago Remah

If you have one or two systems and no VMs  or servers then, apart from the integration with server-level products, the benefits of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE are more limited compared to Macrium Reflect Free Edition. In this case, the biggest difference is likely to be incremental imaging. deduplication and exclusion of the recycle bin and other unneeded files. In other words, after the first full backup Endpoint Backup defaults to incremental backups - only changes since the last backup - to save storage space. If you keep copies of many files -  I duplicate my local cloud storage folders (One Drive, Dropbox, etc) - then the storage saving can be massive.

IMO, there is no significant benefit in file-level backups which are not available with Reflect. I avoid them because it is too easy to miss out key files and you only find out when you need to restore them. Partition/volume-level backups catch everything more easily.

[Edited] Veeam has two free backup products and I got them confused: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE and Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. The latter is primarily a solution for different issues than most personal users have. Veeam clearly designs and markets the free Veeam products to integrate with enterprise-level products - read that as server products: Products for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V (page down a couple of times to see the Free Tools list at the end). So if you want management and automation of backups for servers with multiple systems and VMs (virtual machines) then you also have a very good option with other free software to help.

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Best Free Undeletable File Remover 11 months 2 weeks ago XjFV845Z

I just used it. Worked well. No negatives.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago Remah

Our Best Free Drive Cloning Software article is not up-to-date on Macrium Reflect Free Edition v6. Reflect allows more than just full (entire system) backup:

  • volume-level backup which is any partition
  • differential backup which is everything since the last full system or volume-level backup

Reflect also allows "volume resizing" - on the feature list it is "Reorder & resize partitions".

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Finds of the Week: Print to PDF in Windows 10, Must-See Sky Events for 2016, Gmail Adds Two Safety Features, Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Chart 11 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon I'm not sure what you mean about a teaser. The link is to a PDF file that you download and save to to your system. In the upper left corner the author mentions the book that chart comes from, where the book is available from, along with a notation that the author has done his best to make sure the information is as accurate and up to date as possible but cannot guarantee the information is correct and that it may not fit your situation.........looks like a standard disclaimer to me. The other books the author has written are listed in the upper right corner of the flow chart. There are two images of books that the person has written in the lower left and lower right corners of the file. The information isn't obscured, you don't have to click on anything, visit any particular website, or sign up for anything to see the chart - click on the link and the PDF downloads directly to your system with the whole chart clearly visible. As far as I'm concerned, none of that negates the value of the information in the chart. view
Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago beergas

Agree to Macrium. Full backup is fastest I've found. Others way slower and Macrium continually keeps support.
Works quick to a D drive attached. Restore is fine tho tad longer than creating backup. Never bother with the other two usual options since full is so fast and better chance of getting away from whatever causing need for it like a bug
or virus attack or new change. Run every 5 days and hardly do the built in Windows Recovery anymore. Shame but all these commercial or pro$ ones don't cut it.

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Finds of the Week: Print to PDF in Windows 10, Must-See Sky Events for 2016, Gmail Adds Two Safety Features, Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Chart 11 months 2 weeks ago Sea Mac

The complete and interactive web version of the troubleshooting hardware flowcharts - including the one you linked to - are here: http://www.fonerbooks.com/pcrepair.htm

A very useful resource for ALL computer repair technicians!

Many Thanks!

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago Gravwell

Running Win 7, 32 bit. Installed software. Created boot disk. System would not boot from CD media. This means that any backup created would be useless in the event of a system failure. The program itself does not provide an option to create another boot disk. [Commercial reference removed as per site rules]

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago clas

hi rob, thanks for the post. was wondering what makes this entry different than, say, Macrium Reflect.
I have been using backup software for decades and it is a must-have and must-do for me. Macrium has always been perfect and never a problem. So what does Endpoint bring to the table that is different or better or it it just another name that does the same?

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Finds of the Week: Print to PDF in Windows 10, Must-See Sky Events for 2016, Gmail Adds Two Safety Features, Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Chart 11 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

The troubleshooting flowchart appears to be just a teaser to get you to purchase one of the complete PDF guides. Think I'll take a pass on this one.

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Having a computer crash and having no reliable backup application is a nightmare and can cost you financially if you need to call in experts to do a repair. Will definitely take a look at Endpoint.

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How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free 11 months 2 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Hello and welcome RodWilliams :-). Please post in the Linux forum where we would be able to provide better support: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/

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Get An Enterprise-Grade Backup Program For Free 11 months 2 weeks ago mjt328

Thanks, Rob. This appears to be worth checking out for sure.

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What ISO Files Are - How to Open and Use Them 11 months 2 weeks ago ch120508

I have a directory which contains both Windows & Linux, is there a S/W available to create an iso image that works on both Linux & Windows system?
Thank you!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 11 months 2 weeks ago LeeW777

I've been using Private Firewall for several months now with good success. I find the popups quite handy as (being paranoid) I want to know exactly what programs and software are attempting to access the internet. I'd also give it a 5-star.

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How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free 11 months 2 weeks ago RodWilliams

I am doing, or trying to, do what the article is about. I have successfully created a stick and booted an XP machine. I want to enable the XP machine to boot on linux and have achieved this. However with onme hard drive (albeit multiple partitions I can see my way to adual boot. However, I want linuxmint17.3 to replace XP, not supplement it. All my data is now on a new Win 10 device so how do I get rid of XPSP3.

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