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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 6 days ago eikelein

I strongly repeat my endorsement of LinuxLite (see below).

If you don't run any Windows only(!) programs (like Quick Books) I even go one step further for a 6 years old Win7 machine: Get yourself a real Christmas present and buy a 120GB Samsung SSD (today $68 at Newegg). The rest are a few easy steps - if you don't have multiple GB of data:

1. Copy your documents, pictures and so on to your external HDD. Copy, don't back up.

2. Shrink your Win7 partition to let's say 20GB and make an image backup.

3. Use the Samsung software to transfer your current system to the SSD via a cheap USB/Sata adapter.

4. Put the SSD into your machine instead of the "old" HDD. It will boot just fine

5. Install Linux Lite on the SSD in the space you freed up in step 2 and hen enjoy.

I'll wager a beer or two you'll never want to go back to a HDD (or to Windows for that matter).

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 6 days ago vandamme

There's a new version of Lite out, and the long review at Distrowatch is required reading:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20151019#lite
Lite is underappreciated, probably because it uses an older version of Ubuntu as a base (because it Just Works). And the help system is great.

If you like a bit more cutting edge and visually appealing, try Elementary.

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224 Places For Free Audio Books Online 10 months 6 days ago SergeyTheRussian

Hello. The book called " LET STALK STRINE" sent me here. I am going to learn some Australian English as I am an English tutor. I have this idea that if I get an audio-book and mix reading with listening, the process will carry on faster, like when you read subtitles if you don't understand some film in original. So, guys, could you tell me where to find this audio-book, if it exists at all? The 'written' book is here, if anyone gets interested "http://www.textfiles.com/humor/strine.txt" P.S. +1

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 6 days ago eikelein

@crosseyedlemon

I feel your pain, I'm in very similar spot. I have made a choice that so far I have not regretted at ll.

Try LinuxLite https://www.linuxliteos.com It offers everything you may want for the average Facebook, email and Google user.

And OFF topic: TERRIBLE forum system where you can't make real link. Archaic!

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 6 days ago Remah

Alexa doesn't normally measure the metrics used for web hosting charges. It normally shows page hits and unique and repeat visits but they aren't relevant to web hosting charges which are usually based on data storage space and data traffic.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 6 days ago crosseyedlemon

I'm a bit confused. You state the donations are needed because of the huge traffic demand your experiencing but a quick check of Alexa analytics shows that the site traffic has actually been trending down the last 3 months. Perhaps you meant to say that the current servers are outdated and need replacing. I think more people would be inclined to contribute if they had more specifics on what technical or site upgrades were planned.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 6 days ago neilbt

As a mostly Ubuntu user, when i do use Windows i just use the Gnome Evince document viewer there as well.

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 6 days ago neilbt

Happy to donate as i have used this site for a lot of years, and can't see that changing yet!

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 6 days ago MidnightCowboy

Please folks can we keep the comments here relative to the Windows subject matter and deal with any Linux related stuff via the appropriate forum.

I'm happy to provide support for anyone wishing to consider Linux if they send me a PM requesting same. The result will depend on how many ask and what time I can devote to it, but will certainly be enough to get you started. MC - Site Manager.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 6 days ago Geekomatic

Hi Crosseyed!

If you're brand new to Linux, I think you'd find Linux Mint Mate a very comfortable fit. It's quite nice to look at, simple, great support, & is available in 32 or 64 bit depending on your machine.

As has been stated- you can run the system from a USB drive to get a feel for it & then simply choose "install" from the desktop icon if you like it. Be sure to back up your own hard drive data to an external drive before you begin the install & then let Mint have the entire drive (this will overwrite Windows). Here's a simple how-to:

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/how-to-create-bootable-linux-mint-usb.html

Most of all- have fun! It's a great OS.

G ;)

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 6 days ago Geekomatic

Happy to donate. I come here often enough & enjoy the articles.

Thanks for trying to maintain a great site!

:)

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 6 days ago TexasVet

Thanks to Midnight Cowboy and the Herd for all the time and hard work spent providing the best PC software info found anywhere. Worth every penny, even when I donate, and it's cheap too.
May Gizmo's future be bright.

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

There is definitely a collectors market for mint quality vintage posters so this website is worth a look.

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

Donated. Worth every penny for this site. It's saved me a fortune.

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 10 months 1 week ago OllieJones

The dark underbelly of freeware: if you don't pay for the product, you ARE the product. Still, the mapping service mentioned is excellent.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago boristhemoggy

I will be donating, no problem with that as I've used you for many years now.
However there are some glaring errors in your listings that I wish could be addresses. For example, media monkey not listed in audio programs, yet it's one of the best programs out there paid for or free.
It's clear that some of the reviewers are biased or don't do their research properly on some categories.
Nevertheless it remains a good resource so my donation should help out quite a lot.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago RickeeBoy

I've been using this brilliant site since 2001 when Gizmo distributed the superb Email advising on 46 best bits of s/w and I'll definitely make my first ever donation as this site is still easily the most uninfluenced and true site around. Thanks Gizmo you were and still are the best. (keep advertising out as this just starts the nasty influences happening) Cheers Rick

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago bernardz

Get real! The choice is no review on paid VPNs, is that better and its not like many readers here do not need a paid VPN. 


Back to reality let face it, it costs money to run a site and there is nothing wrong with  the owners of the site asking for the readers who benefit to help.

I personally feel that over the years, almost all of us here have gotten much from this site, that is why we keep coming back. So I was pleased to help with a donation.

I also see nothing wrong with advertising as long as the articles are not affected by the advertising.

Another idea would be for Gizmo to sell memberships with some minor benefits for these people on this site, for those of us, working this would have an bonus  that we could claim some of the money we pay off tax.

My suggestion is consider doing what many organizations do and have the people responsible for collecting money being totally separate for the editors.

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Best Free Setup Builder 10 months 1 week ago George

Hi DM I haven't had the chance to review InstallForge yet. But it claims to be absolsutely free and also obviously offer serial number creation as far as I can see from their screenshots: http://installforge.net/home/ Best regards, George

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Best Free Setup Builder 10 months 1 week ago rhox

You really should think about adding InstallForge: http://installforge.net

Unlike the other setup creators it has an integrated online updater and does not add advertising meta data to the exe file (like Inno Setup do).
Also it does not use MSI which is blowing up your setup file and creating dumb data on the end users machine but an own setup engine which is really fast and robust.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago bart2201

I once asked for this site to give me the full access to the site because I'm a disabled vet on a small monthly income. Needless to say they had no problem giving me full access and now that they are in need of help I will make sure to donate what I can on the 1st of next month. I've always relied on Gizmo's site for input and help and can find no reason not to give my support.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago vandamme

I also have CRS Syndrome, which means Can't Remember Stuff. I don't do well remembering long commands and their switches and syntax.
Linux has a GUI for just about anything you want to do, but it also has terminal commands to do the same thing, but usually more powerful and faster. I can type "sudo apt-get install" faster than I can open up a software chooser program and find the app I want, but if I don't remember the name I have to use that app store. I can click the "windows" button and type in a program name and it loads right up, but if I forget the name I have to rummage through the menus to find it. That's why I like Mint; it has a menu tree like XP or Windows 7, but is much better organized without all the useless extra stuff.

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago pvilan

Glad to donate to this great site!
Regards
Peter

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago wg1995

Does this application also serve as a virtual printer for files, converting them to pdf in process?

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago gruff

You can go into View and unclick Show Pages Continuously. Then it will scroll page by page.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago budchekov

Got a snail mail address to send a check or cash to ?

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago toktok

Excellent site! Thanks!
Have donated.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago Jorpho

There is, unfortunately, one trivial feature of Adobe Reader that doesn't seem to have been duplicated elsewhere yet: When you view the entire page, the scroll button will scroll one page at a time. For some baffling reason Sumatra and PDF X-Change both insist on smoothly scrolling, as if you'd ever want to have a giant page break smack dab in the middle of the screen.

(Foxit Reader is hardly worth mentioning anymore. It's getting just as bloated and obnoxious as Adobe.)

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Encryption is Not Enough 10 months 1 week ago snakyjake

Yes, you understand correctly. I'm trying to evaluate some folder locking/hiding utilities to see if those kind of apps can keep other people from accessing my data. When I attach my USB drive (using VeraCrypt or similar), I don't want to automatically expose all my data to everyone that has access to the machine. I also don't want search indexing the drive/folder. I want my data to be only my data.

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago ozpeter

Glad to donate to such a great site.

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago ozmike

Just a small amount from Australia - as before.
Keep up the great work.

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Best Free Encrypted Virtual Drive Utility 10 months 1 week ago philip

Interesting TeeJay. Thanks. I'll take a look.

Update 2015.10.22: DoxBox, now CipherCrypt is still under development, but could be promising.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 10 months 1 week ago Flash0727

Thanks for all the good stuff you send. My wife and I are on Social Security and it's a little tough paying things out, but a donation to Gizmo is really great as you have saved us a lot of cash in wasted purchases. I wish the amount could be more. Keep up the good stuff. Many, Many Thanks
Flash0727

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago sicknero

One thing I've always liked about Sumatra is that it lets you rename and delete pdfs while they are open. This does wonders for one's workflow when working with a large number of files.

Also as previously mentioned, it makes a decent ebook reader too.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago vpz

one more big plus: Sumatra can read djvu, xps, epub, chm, mobi....

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago MendozaJJ

Chris, you can download MoonReader from Google Play and read pdf files stored in Dropbox or in Google Drive.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago tweetiepooh

I have no problem with including paid software on this site if it provides a fair comparison to the free alternatives and if it provides a "best of breed" but the main aim would be to recommend the free stuff that can be used instead of forking out for the commercial offerings.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago phltrnr

I'm so grateful to you for your excellent and impartial software reviews.
I wish I could have given more but unfortunately I'm living on a pension.
I hope your more affluent followers can enable you to continue to help us mere mortals to get the best out of the internet.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago Piquet

Read it the first time and disagreed with those reasons. The only time reviewing commercial software on a freeware site would be acceptable is if the reviews were for comparison purposes.

There's nothing wrong with advertising as long as it does not distract, mislead or dominate a page, as so much of it does on many sites.
Having 'sponsors' of Gizmo's linked to a separate page and accessed from a link in the top menu bar would give your users a choice.

I doubt that asking for donations will be a one off event.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago oblivion

Sumatra is also (helpfully) not subject to the sort of exploits that have occasionally plagued Acrobat users. And I can confirm that it runs perfectly on every version of Windows I've tried it on -- XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It hasn't changed in a year, which might be a small cause for concern, but it remains an excellent product and one I cheerfully use and recommend.

Removing the PDF browser plugin and instead using Open with... for PDF documents works for me too :)

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago FrankB

Donated last time, I've donated this time. Your site is the gold standard of community focused websites. Can't think of a time when I haven't visited your site a least once a week. Keep up the good work. We are behind you all the way.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

The reasons for this were clearly explained here some time ago. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/something-interesting-happening-...

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago ektorbarajas

Gladly donated, hope this helps. My best wishes to all the staff!

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago Piquet

And yet you seem to think its ok to review paid for software on a site that is named Gizmo's freeware.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago CASD

I've been using the adobe more because of the cloud, it lets me read books on my cell, If anyone knows of a another cloud PDF service let me know.

Chris

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 10 months 1 week ago skbryan

Guys, fix the Donate Link in your email that you sent out regarding donation requests. I was going to click it from within the email, but the link is not set up. Thanks. (Still donating. . .)

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 1 week ago Panzer Steel - Command line password manager: http://www.steelpasswordmanager.org view
Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago Geert

Donated because much appreciated.

>> I've only asked once before and hopefully never again
Never again? How would that be possible? Next year's bill for hosting won't pay itself, will it?

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Thank You for Donating 10 months 1 week ago Sid in Extremis

Keep it up people, you are much appreciated.

Sid

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Back in October 2013 over 150 million Adobe accounts were breached and their reputation has never really recovered from that. Add the problems they have had with their flash player and you can see why just about any other alternative to Adobe is probably a better choice. I've been using the PDF Xchange editor for the past couple of years with no complaints.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago Anupam

I don't use built-in pdf reader in the browsers. In fact, I turn it off from about: config in Firefox. I like it better to download the pdf file, and then read it on my computer. I use PdfXchange Editor.

Different people have different choices.

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 10 months 1 week ago bernardz

Indeed, it says much for the society most of us live in here that we are prepared to give up this cost.

We could if wanted, pull the SIM card out of the mobile and only use Orweb or InBrowser on a mobile only with public WIFI using an app like wifi free.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago pvilan

Excuse me J_L but the reason is simple: most of Windows users are still running Windows 7 (as me), for well known reasons.
And I have been using Sumatra for years.
Peter

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 10 months 1 week ago J_L

With browsers supporting PDF's, and a similarly simple PDF viewer built-in on Windows 8+, I don't really see the need to even look for an alternative of Adobe Reader anymore.

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

Frankly, if that surprises anyone than that person must have slept well for a long, long time already.

Most of us want the convenience of getting local information like weather, gas prices, traffic alerts and so on.

Every "convenience" has a cost; with location services the cost is the loss of freedom to move around unobserved.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

If your looking for something unique in a wallpaper I would recommend the work of artist Rob Gonsalves who creates paintings referred to as magic realism. A few of his creations are autumn related but all of them are very interesting.
http://www.sapergalleries.com/Gonsalves.html

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Encryption is Not Enough 10 months 1 week ago philip

If I understand your concern snakyjake, you are only exposed when the machine is physically available for login by multiple people. I know that is sometimes the case in the workplace. Logging off when you step away would be inconvenient, but should solve the problem.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Thanks for the reference sources and info Van. Being over 60 myself, I understand that TBS (tired brain syndrome) you speak of.

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Clever Utility Lets You Share Your Scanner Across Your LAN 10 months 1 week ago StanKudrin

Nice article, thank you.
I have tested that software, it's pretty good for LAN sharing. But I didn't find connection compressing feature.
Scanners send all traffic in uncompressed format, software needs to compress it!
What about over network sharing? How can I make it?

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux ...":

http://brew.sh/linuxbrew/

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Best Free Text Editor 10 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... RichEdit is a lightweight, handy and useful text editor which allows you to create, open, and save files using both the Rich Text Format and the Plain Text Format ...":
http://richedit.co.nr/

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy There are other posts related to the same subject in that forum including recommended edits to the Windows registry that you may or may not be comfortable with. If you are still unable to effect a complete removal after reading this additional information I suggest making your own request for support in their forum. MC - Site Manager. view
Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 10 months 1 week ago gbarthad

Thanks but it didn't work...I managed to delete it (at first it said can't delete, file open in wallpapers), but the background text is still there on my wallpaper....

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

See here. MC - Site Manager.

http://forum.sysinternals.com/how-do-i-remove-bginfoexe_topic6958.html

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 10 months 1 week ago gbarthad

Pardon me if I sound rude, but HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT???

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago Sooty

I just wanted to add my thanks to vic for the article and to vandamme for the detailed linux post above.

Like crosseyedlemon I've been unsure which way to jump into linux but after reading the above I now feel I have the confidence to do so. Thanks.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks Jojo and Fairportfan, I got to learn something new. :)

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago vandamme

Your geek buddies are all in cyberspace. The place to start is http://www.techsupportalert.com/linux where you'll find "How to Replace XP with Linux" which is kind of dated but still good tips, and "Using Windows 7 and Linux on the same computer" which tells about dual booting. Plus one that helps you decide which distro to try first. The best Linux intro article is "Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You?"
(http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/moving-windows-linux-right-choice-you.htm)
which is really hard to find!

There's a lot of tutorials on YouTube which show you how to install different distros.

Places like linuxquestions.org and the forums for the distro you've installed are good for resolving problems. ubuntuforums.org is also the mother lode for other Debian based distros like Elementary, Zorin, and Mint. Forums are good if you need to converse back and forth with the neckbeards. Just about every problem I've had has been addressed and solved before, so you just need to search for the right thing. I see people asking questions on Quora or Yahoo answers but you can't get a conversation going that way.

Don't buy books. They are obsolete, take up space, and cost money. I'm 68, and my tired brain has figured out some things, but mostly I look on the net.

Just try it (run off a flash drive until you get the feel of it) and you'll see that the learning curve is not like when you first started using a computer. You already know how to do that.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago vandamme

Wifi dongles are a big sticking point for Linux. Most just plug in and work (check mfrs. website for compatibility). The driver is part of the Linux kernel.
The others, sometimes you can install Windows XP drivers using a package called ndiswrapper. Best to search forums at your Linux distro or your dongle maker.

All my PCs were Windows machines and now dual boot. Over the years I've reduced the Windows partitions to the bare minimum... just in case I need it or sell it. Hey, I paid for it. Mostly I run Mint because it looks like a clean version of XP.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

I've been thinking of trying Linux on this laptop and using it as a backup once I get a new one. Problem is there seems to be several flavors of Linux and I don't have a geek buddy that could debug the problems I would likely run into. I've always been keen to learn new things but I've also found that one's tolerance for frustration diminishes as one gets older.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Sgluber

A long, long ago, I created a BAT file to do something similar to this. I will try Print Flush, probably it is a better solution than mine! :-)

Congratulations to the author, who saw the potential behind the idea, and thank you for sharing with us, rhiannon! ;-)

EDIT (20/10/15):
Hahahahaha! Print Flush does EXACTLY what my BAT does, except by the "Lexmark section". X-D
Even so and once again, thank you Brad Kovach & rhiannon! :-)

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Best Free PC Games 10 months 1 week ago Panzer

Minerva:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/235780

 

Project Reality: BF2:

http://www.realitymod.com/features

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Still further afield - if you like that, look for a YouTube video clip called "Title of the Song".

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Start print job, remove paper halfway through, turn off printer?

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee

Try this:
1. Print a text file, say for 5 or 10 copies.
2. When the printer is about to start printing or after printing 1 copy, power off the printer.
3. Run Print Fush.
4. Power on the printer, and the print queue is gone.

It works for me.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago wednesday-mac

I put Linux on an old Compaq Presario laptop running XP. The problem I ran into (not Linux's fault) is that the wireless adapter won't hold the internet connection, so I have to use it solo with a jumpdrive because I'm unwilling to wire it into the LAN.

If anyone knows a Linux workaround through a USB wireless adapter, please let me know?

I'm running Linux and XP side by side on an Acer netbook; am reluctant to make that final leap into removing XP. But all the programs that ran on XP run in Wine on Linux.

I refuse to convert to Windows 10, regardless I've used Windows since version 3.1 (land of the dual floppies). Microsoft tests in the marketplace. I don't want to be part of that marketplace, and the privacy issues/hidden issues yet to be revealed make me extremely wary. That, and having to find yet another third-party program to get their ^$#@Q!!! Start Menu out of my face. I want my OP to be silent and invisible. Windows is getting more and more intrusive.

Linux it will likely be. Here's hoping it's easier to install and tweak in five years.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon About the third paragraph down you'll see the words "Download Print Flush 1.3" underlined. That's the link to the download. Click on it and the program download should start. Hope that helps! :) view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Bnice4me

How do you get the program? I clicked on Print Flush 1.3 but it only took me to a text page with no download available.

Thanks

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Now, If we only knew how create a stuck print job........... :) view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon I read that as well, it is funny. :) view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Thanks Fairportfan, I'm not running Windows 10 so I didn't test it. view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon You're welcome, I'm always glad to share whatever I can dig up that's useful. :) view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon I'm happy you like it. :) view
Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon I'm not running Windows 10, but Fairportfan's comment said it worked. Good to know. :) view
Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago vandamme

Try Linux on your "old" PC. You might not want to get a new one.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago grimbles

Nice balanced report Vic, a refreshing change to all the conspiracy theories. :)

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago toktok

Thanks a lot!
It would be interesting to learn if it works on a stuck print job in Win10.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Certainly appears to work in W10 - that is, the batch file runs and it doesn't thrw any errors; i didn't happen to have a stuck print job handy to make sure, though.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Not germane to the utility, but he has posted a hilarious commentary on typical e-mail practises, titled "[confused subject line here]", at { https://bradkovach.com/2015/04/confused-subject-line-here/ }

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

This will be the best option. MC - Site Manager
http://lifehacker.com/5381466/use-a-linux-live-cdusb-for-online-banking

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 10 months 1 week ago pjyoung

I am looking for a way to ensure that my online banking is secure. Would a dedicated browser, used for banking transactions only (no browsing) be enough to add an extra layer of security for these transactions? Or is there a better way?

Thanking you in advance for your input.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago toktok

Thanks!!
In the instructions, you are asked to right-click the icon, then to select "Run as Administrator".
You could also right-click the icon, select Properties, Advanced and check “Run as Administrator”, I suppose (Win7). Then it would work at once when you need it. (Easier to use for non-geeks).
Does it work with Windows 10? (It says it works with Vista, Windows 7 and 8 - but perhaps someone could test it?).

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 10 months 1 week ago Stamimail

At bfief looking:

Pictus - I needed to set a lot of hotkeys to get what I want. The default keys was an issue.
Nexus Image - not my style.
Honeyview and Xlideit - are impressive, but needs more few improvements.

I'll look into it more and will decide. Thank You very much.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 10 months 1 week ago lowndesw

rhiannon, you are right!! I desperately needed this and didn't even know it!!

THANK YOU.

No telling how many trees you saved!!

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Really appreciate the excellent work Vic is doing in keeping everyone updated on Window 10 developments. My plan is to wait until after Christmas then purchase a new laptop to replace my current one which is 5 years old and running Windows 7. I'm not a fan of Apple but the more I read about Microsoft the less I want to stick with them. Some of the mistakes they've made in the past would never have happened if they actually listened to their customers concerns but their arrogance prohibits them from doing that.

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

The location tracking thing is a reality but it's worrying only if you are going to specific locations. Obviously with millions of people moving simultaneously the tracking systems used by the NSA have to have filters to eliminate the "white noise" which is the mundane activity of most users just doing routine stuff that doesn't trigger any flags.
P.S. Last Tuesday I spent the entire day in bed sick....honest.

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Fake online product reviews 10 months 1 week ago bernardz

Here is some good news that Users who post 'fake' Amazon reviews could end up in court
 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11939070/Amaz...

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 10 months 1 week ago bernardz For those of you that use gmail and andriod, to see what it looks like go into your gmail account and then cut and paste this URL into the address bar. https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/1/ If you use an iPhone go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations to see it. view
Got a child with an Android phone? Read this. 10 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Sometimes we all need something to complain about....

I gave you a brand new Ford
But you said, "I want a Cadillac"
I bought you a ten dollar dinner
And you said, "Thanks for the snack"

I let you live in my penthouse
You said, "It was just a shack"
I gave you seven children
And now you wanna give 'em back - B.B. King

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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online 10 months 1 week ago judgemel

A A Roi has over 300 chapters free to read online across seven science fiction and fantasy storylines (complete novels, novellas, short stories and flash fiction) at http://thenewscifi.com

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