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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 1 year 6 days ago robmets

I too have been using Teamviewer for a while, is there any advantage of this over it?

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 1 year 6 days ago harrym

Exactly the same as apples to oranges.

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 1 year 1 week ago pulsar02

I have been using Teamviewer happily for years, how do they compare?

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy The adds are provided by Google so we have no control over what is shown. MC - Site Manager. view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 1 week ago lisawho2u

I notice a big ad for mackeeper on your home page - mackeeper is responsible for the most annoying malware! I don't know if it's a virus but it causes relentless, pop-ups and is very difficult to remove. It has rendered one of my macbook airs unusable for the moment. I can't imagine how they convinced a legitimate site like yours to promote them!
Mac users, watch out for MacKeeper!

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

I have tried both LXLE and Linux Lite (see http://www.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite.html) on one of my older less powerful laptops. Both seemed pretty good.

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Try Creating Your Own Word Cloud 1 year 1 week ago tracylisascott

77 WAYS TO GET MORE CUSTOMERS
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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

@br1anstorm:
Thanks for the elaborate clarification.

I am in a vaguely similar situation, I am looking for a low resource and appealing Linux distro that my typical customer can use without a steep learning curve. And I believe yesterday I found the first candidate, LXLE (http://lxle.net/).

I still want to try two other potential candidates. Looks good so far.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago classicggma65

Have Win7 with IE9 & Firefox...just changed both following above directions with no problems. Thanks for the info. Always wondered why a few ads kept coming through.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

eikelein - I realise you are seeking to clarify things and perhaps reassure me. I was indeed thinking largely of the metro/touchscreen features of Win8.

I'm not being partisan, nor am I biased for or against either Windows or Linux. My situation is essentially this: I am an XP user, just about willing to use Win7 on my most recent laptop, but basically no longer keen to be tied to Windows because I am unenthusiastic about (a) the cost of moving to Win8 and beyond; (b) some of the newer features of Win8 - like Metro; and (c) the continuing headache that comes with Windows over security and the need for antivirus software etc.

I am not so dogmatic as to believe that the Linux alternative(s) are perfect or trouble-free. But on my limited experience so far, I am finding some Linux distros easy to adjust to, very attractive in terms of visual appeal and performance, and surprisingly versatile (there are few Windows software programmes I use which don't have an equally capable Linux counterpart).

Like others, I think I am likely to continue to run with both Windows and Linux OSs, either dual boot or on separate machines, until I am ready to make a final transition.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago v.laurie I don't have a copy of IE9 to look at but the procedure is likely to be similar to that for IE11. Maybe someone with IE9 can verify. view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago HisSon

Yep! ublock doesn't support Internet Explorer. Thank you jonbourne for that qualification.

I use Adblock Plus with IE9. Is there a way to make it work with 9? When I first started using it, it made my browser loading much faster but I would be interested in making it work for the reasons this tip was posted.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago jonbourne

Agreed. There's absolutely no reason to not use uBlock. It's available for FF & Chrome.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 year 1 week ago jorgeem1717

Hi MidnightCowboy...

Thanks for the comment. I was not aware of that issue. I have used IObit Uninstaller for more than 2 years with excellent results and no issues so far. Maybe you should try posting IObit Uninstaller again. I'm sure that you might not have that issue again. IObit's Uninstaller is really an excellent tool and GIZMO'S readers should have info and access to IObit's software.

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How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago x4rgon

Stopped using ADBLOCK (plus or non plus) a while ago - uBLOCK - way to go !

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy The IObit product was removed some time ago due to their persistently spamming this site. I am only acting as caretaker for this category so nothing will be radically changed, or added, until someone volunteers to take it over. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 1 week ago angleco

It would appear that WPS Office has changed from from to a subscription model as of December, 2014. The free version is still available at ksoft.com

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Best Free Startup Manager 1 year 1 week ago jorgeem1717

You should look at Glarysoft's Quick Startup. It quite easy and simple to use and has a nice GUI also.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 year 1 week ago jorgeem1717

What happened to IObit Uninstaller? Why isn't it even mentioned? REVO is a very good uninstaller but it will not uninstall 64 bit software unless you use the paid version while IObit, I find, is better removing "left over" files and registry input from the uninstalled program and I'm talking about the FREE IObit Uninstaller. I also use GEEK Uninstaller which I consider to be better than REVO.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 1 week ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 1 week ago atomMan

as x4rgon said - uBlock is, by far, superior to Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge (the latter of which does not allow ads by default) - uBlock doesn't slow browser loading and can block images and 1st and 3rd party JS globally or per domain

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago George.J The article was meant to give the readers a message "There are options out there especially for free". view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago George.J I hope the site still had the "Up vote" button [atleast for the registered users] because this comment deserves it. :) view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer mhddfs - the driver combines several mount points into the single one: http://svn.uvw.ru/mhddfs/trunk/README http://mhddfs.uvw.ru/downloads/ view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 1 week ago mman.jordan

So when I go into my network adapter properties I disable the permission to start computer and I click okay. Then if i go back in the boy is checked again. But when I change something else it sticks. How do I disable it and not have it enable itself?

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy My machines are also dual booted with Windows 7 although Windows only takes up about 5% of my uptime. A note too about wallpaper since this has been mentioned in other comments. For the thousands of folks who got Win 7 Starter with their notebooks, it is necessary to either hack the registry (never recommended) or install a third party program in order to change the default background. This type of restriction cum lower class status imposed by Microsoft is one that bugs me a lot, as does the supposed elevated status of Ultimate when the majority I know running this never use the additional features. MC - Site Manager. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Jojo Yee Me too. For every PC that I use, I turn it to a dual boot machine and get the best of the two worlds. view
Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 1 week ago BG Davis

Try free program "FastStone Image Viewer." It is actually a viewer AND converter/editor.

You can Save (Ctrl-S) to various formats including PDF. There is also a bulk processing option (Batch Convert). I use this all the time. Works great.

This is also excellent for many editing functions.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

@Zebedeeboss

Thank you very much kind sir, much appreciated.

Daytime high temp today +5º F (-15º C). No complaints though, that's living in Wisconsin.

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How to Convert PDF Files to Word Doc Files for Free 1 year 1 week ago anne-ology

Sure glad to know about this - just uploaded 2 files; looking forward to receiving them out of PDF.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Zebedeeboss

@eikelein

These are purely my choice as the ones that gave me least trouble installing and configuring to my needs. The fact that they needed minimal configuration make them my current working installed favourites.

In no particular order - Voyager - LXLE - PeachOSI - Netrunner - Mint 17.1 KDE.

Harder to set up (for me) but still work well - Manjaro - Salix

I am more familiar with Debian/Ubuntu based systems as I have "played" with them more. I emphasise the word play as I am just a pc user and by no means an IT Guru.

Recipricol Salutations from Chilly NW Kent - UK.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Fires From Space 1 year 1 week ago rhiannon I totally agree. I live in an area prone to wildfires, some of them fairly small and some of them gobbling up miles and miles of land. Other adjacent states are prone to wildfires and well, and if the wind gets up, the smoke blows here. Not great to breathe, but makes amazing sunsets. :) view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago garth Be nice guys, if peeps wanna use Linux they will, if not then they won't. Agree to disagree and move on please:-). Personally i have dual boot for the best of both worlds. garth, site moderator view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

My point just went woosh over your head. I can install Mint quickly and a user can have a complete operating system with all the apps they're apt to need, and won't have to fool with. They can use the stock wallpaper forever. They don't have to customize anything.

Why would they do that, when XP will run forever? Well, I have a ten year old car, and it does what I need it to do, but doesn't have antilock brakes, a backup camera, tire pressure monitoring, LED running lights, GPS, or mp3 player input. At some point it will be uneconomical, impractical and/or unsafe to drive long distances, so I'm shopping for a new(er) one. I'll probably get one off the lot that has the best mix of features I want, although I could order exactly the features I want and wait for delivery.

XP is fine if you never want new features and never go on the internet, and never buy new hardware. Same with Windows 2000, or 98, or 95. If they serve your needs, fine. I've moved on, and I surf the web (with no antivirus).

If you want a new operating system or PC, you will have to learn it and set it up. If you buy Microsoft, you are stuck with whatever they want you to have. If you are overjoyed with Windows 8 or 10, good for you. But if you try Linux, you have a choice of many different distros, with different desktop "looks" and different purposes. You may want a multimedia server, an educational suite, some odd language, or just something that runs on an old machine. You might like Gnome's icons, KDE's menus, or a tiled window manager. Whatever, just download it, install and go. If you don't want to change the wallpaper, fine. If you want to add more desktops or apps, change themes or colors, have wobbly windows, etc. just do it.

The big difference between Windows and FOSS is important to some people. It's not just "free, as in free beer", it's "free, as in freedom". What's the big deal if the NSA has a back door into your operating system? Well, I have nothing to hide and probably you don't either, but there's a principle involved. Also, I don't like the idea of a proprietary "standard".

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Jorpho

Okay, and then what? Does their XP system not already have an office suite, video/audio players, and image editors? And won't they remain afraid of changing the wallpaper on their Mint system for fear of "blowing it up" ? More importantly, if they were happy running on a computer where nothing ever changed, what purpose is there in installing an OS touted as being particularly customizable?

(I hope you're not suggesting that the installation of an entire new operating system is necessary because of whatever difficulty there is in changing the wallpaper in XP.)

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 1 week ago Nina_Gorbunova

I'm surprised, ONLYOFFICE is not included to the list. (formerly Teamlab Personal)
Since the application got such a warm welcome from Techsupportalert community a year ago, I think ONLYOFFICE Personal should be mentioned: Https://personal.onlyoffice.com

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 year 1 week ago BilalGaditek

Nice Article,worth to read it, but i think it is a little bit outdated. Looking for your latest article about the VPN Service Providers.

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2016 1 year 1 week ago Jojo Yee Thanks Anupam. Will look into the apps you've suggested. Update: SHAREit has now been added to the list. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

br1anstaorm,

Thank you for the reply, I read it with great interest.

But I am sorry that I have to assume that you got it wrong: "... why add another layer of complexity to make it look like something it ain't? ..." would only be a correct statement about Windows 8 if it meant the Metro/Modern interface.

The Metro/Modern interface got slapped on top of Windows 7. Except for the UEFI dependency and very few functions that idiotically got migrated to the full screen interface it is exactly Windows 7.

And that will to a large part still be true for Windows 10, at least for what I can see from the available previews (which I have run ALL, in Virtualbox though).

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 1 week ago drkstlkr

Another alternative that I haven't noticed anyone mention yet is that Microsoft has a free online version of Office at https://onedrive.live.com/

I know it's not the same as using the full MS Office version, but for receiving/uploading/editing/saving/sending MS Office files (such as DOCX), it's hard to beat since it doesn't lose any formatting that some of your free office suites may do when handling MS Office files (such as LibreOffice). But that's just my two cents. ;-)

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago budchekov

For Windows try this.. http://www.radiodj.ro/

@There seems to be much discussion about problems installing on Ubuntu 14.04 flavors, seems as if 12.04 LTS may be the last 'easy to install compatible' version, maybe someone here can confirm?

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Powerful Free Windows System Utility Autoruns Receives Major Update 1 year 1 week ago MrWednesday7

Doesn't work.Stupid captcha.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Fires From Space 1 year 1 week ago Sgluber

Our point of view makes all the difference.

The origin of this photo is sad but, from that space view, it is a beautiful image.

As usual, thank you, rhiannon! :-)

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2016 1 year 1 week ago Anupam Jojo, would be good to add file transfer apps like Xender, Superbeam, or Shareit, which use wifi direct to transfer files at a really fast speed. Did not know about these until recently, and people should know about it. Maybe cover one of these in an app of the week article? Also cover backup software for contacts, sms, etc, like SMS Backup and Restore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRe... or Mobile Backup III: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobilehome.backup&hl=en view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

I run mainly Linux Mint Cinnamon on machines all older/slower than yours. I do genealogy with the Gramps program. Edit videos with KDenLive, AviDemux, or OpenShot, view with VLC, edit photos with DigiKam, Gimp; edit audio with OcenAudio or Audacity. Mint or Zorin are best for beginners.

You can install any of these apps that aren't included by going to the distro's "app store" and searching, reading the review, and click once to install. None of this going to dodgy shareware sites and getting adware included with your download. Or worse.

Speaking of which: if your Windows machine was hit with a Cryptolocker virus, all your files would be toast. If you keep backups in a Linux format (ext4, btrfs) there's no way they can get infected, even if the virus gets stored with your files. Just sayin'.

I'd stick with Debian based distros; if you want to install stuff, most apps are packaged for Debian first. You'll find a .deb extension on the downloads. Half the distros are Debian based. The biggies are Ubuntu, Zorin, Bodhi, Mint, Lite, Elementary, Deepin; and they're all good for beginners. Go to the distro web site for instructions and introductions, then the forums for more info & resolve problems. If you install Mint or Zorin, look at the Ubuntu info too.

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago Fairportfan

Umm, copyright considerations might be something to think about - if you put this online, you are probably liable for the same "performance royalties" that radio stations pay...

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

We all know people who haven't changed the wallpaper on their XP system because they're afraid to "blow it up". In fact, for some of these people, that is a valid concern.

I pull out my Mint USB stick and tell them that in 15 minutes they can have a new operating system, complete with apps like an office suite, video/audio players, and image editors.
With another 30 seconds, we can find a nice wallpaper, I can show how the menu works and where the files go, and we're good to go.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

I'm a retired vacuum tube engineer, and I've used PCs since the 8086 days. I like the menu systems in Cinnamon, MATE and KDE, where the first menu is categories (sound & video, graphics, preferences, office) and the next level is applications (GIMP, Image Viewer, Scan). If I can remember what the name is, I just type it in the search (GIMP) and there it is; otherwise I run through the menus.

When you install a Windows app, it gets put where the autor wants it, plus a bunch of other cruft. So you get menu items for "Funkysoft --> FunkySoft on the Web Link, Uninstall FunkySoft, FunkySoft" etc. So, after trying to sort them into logical submenus, you just give up and put a shortcut to FunkySoft on your desktop. When the desktop gets full, you buy another monitor.

ZorinOS is specifically designed to not shock Windows users when they see the desktop, and there's a "look changer" that goes from Windows 2000 to XP to 7. Mint Cinnamon looks like Win7 to me. There are distros for Mac switchers, too: they have nice docks on the bottom, where they "should" be. Elementary is another gateway distro. Of course you can change a lot of things to suit your fancy, but it's better to start with something close to what you like.

So, go to distrowatch.com. Go to the Search at the top and click on "beginners" in the search box. There's links on each distro page to reviews and screenshots. Download a couple and give them a spin as a live disk, to see how your hardware works and how you like it.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

I defer to your greater knowledge, Remah. But remember I have been and still am an XP user. I do have one laptop with Win7 (which I still regard as pretty new!).

But the jump from XP to Win8 is a big one, both for my computers and - in a way - for me. A simple upgrade isn't possible. I could only get Win8 by buying it and doing a clean install. I don't think the gain is worth the pain.

Win8 no doubt does some things better than XP and 7. But I don't need, and my computers can't do, touchscreen. Nor virtualisation. And the ever-present obligation to take precautions against virus-infection and other security threats remains in Win8 to a degree that simply does not arise with Linux.

Linux OSs aren't perfect. But these are some of the considerations which result in my own answer to MC's original question in the title being "yes".

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Remah Your misgivings about Windows performance are largely misguided: 1) You can use Windows 7 and 8.1 without customization and the only differences that should impact you are that the default start menu and some settings are only available using the new interface. That new interface is hardly ever seen if you have your main programs on the desktop taskbar which is a faster way to access them rather than using either form of start menu. 2) Every iteration of Windows has not had higher hardware requirements. Windows 8 usually requires less than Windows 7 which generally requires less than Vista for equivalent performance. Certain features do require newer hardware particularly for new features in the areas of security, power, virtualization, and touch screen. The first three are particularly good reasons for migrating from Windows 7. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

Fair comment, MC. I do recall seeing that review by dedoimedo (whose views, advice and tutorials I greatly respect). In a way he's right: PCLinuxOS is not "cutting edge", if it ever was. I can't argue with his criticism of the partition/installation process, although as a novice I didn't find it at all problematic. But I don't think it's fair to suggest PCLinuxOS is on a downward spiral. To pick up on my earlier car analogy, it may not have the leather seats, glitzy paintwork or flashing dashboard lights of the latest model from the Ubuntu showroom (check out the "Unity" desktop....!). But under the hood and on the road, it works just fine.

There is one other point which I think would-be Linux users need to weigh up: the community support. Because Linux distros are developed and championed mostly by groups of enthusiasts, the support comes mostly from the associated community of developers/users. This can make a real difference to the newbie's experience. It's dangerous to generalise, but in my experience there are three broad categories of community and support:

1) the massive and diverse community associated with the main Ubuntu-based distros. This embraces a range from total novices to uber-geeks. There is a multitude of sites and forums - almost too much. This can be daunting or frustrating. Finding meaningful answers to the questions a new user inevitably has, is like navigating through a jungle and often trying to decipher techie language that experts take for granted.

2) at the other extreme there are specialised Linux distros which have been developed by people looking for particular OS characteristics. These tend to have small, if dedicated, groups of supporters. Some distros(PuppyLinux?) are devised for small, old systems with minimal capacity. Some (ArchLinux?) seem to be better for geeks who have no fear and great expertise. Some Linux OSs seem to be aimed at those who like gaming or need heavyweight graphics capacity. And there are doubtless other distros which for whatever reason have a tiny fanbase and a minimal support community. Some emerge, flourish for a while, then fade. So...

3) I therefore found myself gravitating to those Linux distros which had a reasonably long track record (thus proven), with a community big enough to be helpful, ready to communicate in plain language rather than cryptic acronyms, and not so huge and diverse as to be difficult to engage with. On all those counts I discovered that PCLinuxOS, and Linux Mint, were among the most accessible communities as well as among the most user-friendly distros. But that has just been my experience. In the classic acronym, YMMV!

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

Just a brief response on my attitude towards Windows 8. I shouldn't perhaps criticise what I haven't tried and tested, but I am no expert - just an ordinary consumer. My misgivings about Win8 are as follows:

1) interface: as a traditional laptop/desktop user, I find Win8's normal configuration and interface unappealing. It is clearly designed more for the tablet-user. I know it can be tweaked (with or without 3rd party apps) to look like Win7. But I figure - why add another layer of complexity to make it look like something it ain't?

2) RAM/CPU demands: I haven't done any testing or research. But I have simply assumed that - as with every iteration of Windows - the latest OS needs more processor power/speed and more RAM than its predecessors. Great if you have just bought or built new powerful hardware. But if you are using computers that are a few years old, might they struggle a bit with Win8?

3) cost: well, surely most people prefer free or low-cost/voluntary donation to expensive payment towards mega-corporation's mega-profits. I also admire the commitment and effort of those who create open-source software, and like in some small way to encourage this. For me, that's as good a reason as any to look to Linux and leave Windows behind: which was in a way the theme of MC's original post...

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Worth mentioning too I think re: br1anstorm's comment that I generalized somewhat in the article in an attempt to keep it simple. This reflects my point of view regarding rolling distros although for the already knowledgeable, PCLinux is a very different animal to say Manjaro and as such users are far less likely to have problems with it. That said, there's another aspect to PCLinux that might put some others off. http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/pclinuxos-2012-08.html Admitedly the above review is on the old side now but the underlying trend remains the same. On the other hand, another group of users may love it for this alone because it is pretty much tested to death before it hits the streets. MC - Site Manager. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

Hey vandamme,

you write "... modern Linux distros that are more like XP or 7 ...".

WHICH ONES? Why don't you name names?

PLEASE!

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

@Zebedeeboss:

I read your comment with interest and , I admit, some glee. Thank you.

What I miss are names. Example:
You write "There are now some truly lovely Distros out there ...".

I'd like to learn from your experience, so WHICH ONES are "truly lovely in your experience?

Greetings from snowy Wisconsin.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago eikelein

Dear br1anstorm,

My personal thanks for this well written comment. I very much agree with most of what you said and will give PCLinux another try (my first try years ago was not satisfactory).

In the second paragraph you say "... but cannot ever imagine moving to Windows 8 ...". This puts your other thoughts sort of in question.

I routinely set up Windows 8 and 8.1 systems so that they work 99% exactly like Windows 7, desktop and all.

If you have reasons to reject the added security of UEFI then okay, no Win 8.

But I suggest that you try free Classic Shell (http://www.classicshell.net/). Disclaimer: I am in absolutely no way affiliated with Classic Shell.

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Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago Anupam I think it is quite self-explanatory on this page, under the stand alone basis: http://www.morguefile.com/license/morguefile Also read the FAQ here: http://www.morguefile.com/about view
Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago greyman

Can anyone tell me what this means?
You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner. Read the license summary.

I know what read the license summary means. I just cannot really figure out what they mean by "stand alone" manner.
Great find, BTW, but don't wish to have a problem posting these images, down the road...
(I was thinking of using them for the occasional accompanying graphic on Google+)

Thanks in advance, to anyone who has an answer.

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Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago Sgluber

*thumbs up*

Thank you, rob! :-)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer lighthouse - a scriptable popup dialog: https://github.com/emgram769/lighthouse view
Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago anandcoral

WOW ! what a find !!
Great, thanks a lot.

Anand

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Google Earth Pro Now Free (Was $399) 1 year 1 week ago mchldpy

It appears that the log in screen, even though being used for the Pro version, is the same screen used for the non pro version because after clicking on the enhanced trial version it took me to the google earth pro page, where I had just downloaded pro from. While this might not be the "you were right" scenario I thought it was, I still think you are right because of my never ending belief that google is always up to something.

michael clyde

UPDATE -
Now you don't have to sign up to get Google Earth Pro. After downloading the app you simply enter your email address as your username and enter the key "GEPFREE"
for the needed key and your good to google.

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago wreckage

If Nimbus sync'ed with Google Tasks which I can see in Thunderbird on my PC, it would be perfect. At the moment I'm using GTasks which does, but I believe it is Android-only.

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Google Earth Pro Now Free (Was $399) 1 year 1 week ago mchldpy

Hey Vic,
You were right. I'm in the middle of the log in screen after installing and there are two items of interest, "want to try a free trial of google earth enhanced" and "ready to buy google earth enhanced". I guess I'll see what it's all about.

michael clyde

Oh, thanks for the tip.

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

Sorry, I'm not AirTime tech support. Also, I was just curious and don't need it.

Reading the "automated" instructions, it looks pretty complicated and lengthy but doable. It requires setting up a webserver and feeding your stream into it, so good luck. The forum tells of successful installs in Ubuntu 14.04, a long term release (probably a good idea, since you won't want to fool with it after you get it going).

And yes, I can install my favorite distro, Mint, from a USB stick under fifteen minutes or so, but that doesn't include downloading updates to freshen it up. Nor the weeks of playing with the settings to please my eye; that is never finished.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 week ago movrshakr

While I really like the Comodo apps, I do think its write up should note its "extra" things installed if you do not catch the tiny text (a not obvious, easily detectable way to do that) leading to a separate screen to exclude them. Such is noted for some of the other products.

A Geekbuddy component is one of the extras installed if you do not notice the small text under a BIG button to proceed, and there is another extra I do not remember.

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago budchekov

Why don't you answer my question, if one has the latest LTS 14.04 installed, will Airtime, last updated in 2013 and compatible with 12.04, install without errors and work.?
Searching reveals it IS a problem and without farting about for hours with the terminal it's unclear if it can be EASILY installed.
@FWIW other than lightweight distros like Puppy Flavors and Porteus, even with the ISO downloaded, no major Linux OS can be fully installed and updated in 15 minutes.

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago br1anstorm

A useful article which has prompted some thoughtful discussion.

I started looking at Linux options when WinXP (which I have used and liked for years) reached the end of the road. I have a laptop with Windows 7.... but cannot ever imagine moving to Windows 8. Hence the exploration of Linux.

I was a little surprised to see that rolling-release distros were so swiftly dismissed. Apart from - obviously - security - I wanted two things from a Linux OS: reliability/stability (or ease of use with no crashes or tantrums), and longevity (no obligation to keep changing or reinstalling every time a new variant came out).

The fact is that because all Linux distros are so tune-able, the developers are constantly revising them. Fine, if you are one of those who trades in your car/computer/OS every year or less for the latest showroom model. I prefer to drive something that does the job well, looks good, and doesn't break down or need constant servicing, and that I can run for years without worry.

Many popular Linux distros are just custom coachbuilds on the same basic underlying chassis (often Ubuntu). Nothing wrong with that, except that all these other distros have to adjust when the underlying chassis gets redesigned.

Rolling releases seem to me much more evolutionary, changing very gradually rather than producing a new model/version every few months.

I have been trying out PCLinuxOS, which is a rolling release. I don't find it unstable. It is well-proven, and competent without being flashy. Its developers are also quite rigorous about testing whatever updates are provided, and tend to discourage unorthodox tweaking and tuning (customising) because that's often the way to induce instability and crashes. For anyone looking at Linux options I'd suggest PCLinuxOS (which does offer various desktop environments from lightweight MATE to the all-in KDE) is worth a try.

Not that I discount others. Of the various other Linux OSs I have tried out, I'd rate Mint as the slickest and most user friendly, Zorin as the most familiar to Windows XP or 7 users, and - for those wanting to keep alive old, slow computers with limited processor and memory capacity, LXLE.

My advice to those thinking of making the change to Linux: try out a selection of distros. It costs nothing, you will undoubtedly find an OS which suits you, and you will come to like it.

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Outstanding find, good sir! Super hi-res pix. Thanks!

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Jorpho

But of course. The comments thread for an article titled "Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You?" is clearly no place to debate Linux vs Windows.

(Just sayin'.)

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Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago Anupam Good find Robert! :) view
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Why not try
www.freerav.com

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 week ago nadahkhi

One of the best site to review software. I always feel one thing missing in comments area, as I want to see comments about something related with topic, like this antivirus. There must be a search area to find comments about the thing in your mind, related with topic.

Hope to see something like that to find.

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Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago BearPup

An excellent site with a ton of free pics. Thanks very much for this - already downloaded several pics to add to my wallpaper collection. Thanks for this one.

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Hundreds Of Free High-Res Images To Download 1 year 1 week ago Geert

Very nice find Rob!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 week ago Panzer Calamares is a distribution independent installer framework: https://github.com/calamares/calamares/releases/tag/v1.0.1 view
TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 1 year 1 week ago Anupam Good alternatives if you want to mount ISO images, etc... but both these programs cannot act as virtual burners. view
Best Free App Launcher for Android 1 year 1 week ago Farrukh

I've found Nova is among best ones. Go Launcher is become too much Ady...

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 1 year 1 week ago Farrukh

Yes this is not stable and safe...
Same happened with my Windows 8.1 x64. I simply tried to launch MSDN 2013 iso, and the moment it assigned a drive letter, Windows crashed with a blue screen, collecting log and then restarted.

I was using ImDisk Toolkit and Magic Disk and both are good alternatives.

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago bernardz xbmcnut asked about google keep. I used to use it, now compared to Nimbus or the others that people are talking about here; Google Keep is easy to use but has extremely limited features. This would be fine for people who require only a few simple notes. For those that need extra features, you will need to look at something else. view
Try Creating Your Own Word Cloud 1 year 1 week ago bernardz It produces nice looking ones quickly, this one, http://www.wordle.net/create has more options view
Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago mchldpy

Thanks guys for the answers. Something I learned, MOST of these for Windows/Linux need the back end of a database system.

thanks again,
michael clyde

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago plkoz

I am using free "Todoist" which is cross platform. It works well on Win 8.1 and android devices.
I'll have a look at Nimbus Note. Todoist is a bit bare and limited.

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago dpn

ZaraRadio Free Edition works in WINDOWS
http://www.zarastudio.es/en/descargas.php

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Thanks AndyR. Please see my answer to previous reply. (I was using bootable CD to run it :-)

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 1 week ago webguy

I ALWAYS run imaging from a bootable CD (typically Acronis for my PCs at home). In this case I downloaded the PING ISO file, burned it to disk, then booted from the disk. Maybe it was just a one in a thousand glitch. I might try testing it again after first imaging with Acronis. Does anyone know if PING writes to the SOURCE at any point IF you run from the bootable disk like I did? Thanks.

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Need To Browse The Characters In A Font? Here's How. 1 year 1 week ago v.laurie Also see http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-easily-insert-special-symbol... view
Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago vandamme

Yes: first take 15 minutes to install ZorinOS, Mint, Deepin, or Ubuntu; then install Airtime. Be free of Microsoft.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 1 week ago Y6F0

Actually, insomnia lifehacker doesn't work (sorry). Try insomnia lifehacker download.

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago Bruce_Fraser

I use Wunderlist to sync my notes, todo list, and lots of other things. It's free, and cross-platform: Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone/iPdad, Windows Phone, Chromebook.
www.wunderlist.com.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 1 week ago Y6F0

Try a free program called Insomnia, which keeps the computer awake when it would otherwise sleep.

I'd include a link, but the site flags it as spam. Search on insomnia lifehacker.

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2016 1 year 1 week ago sonystrife

360 Clean Droid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.cleandroid

-cache & junk cleaner (better than 1tap cleaner, BUT BE CAUTIOUS)
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i stopped using 1tap cleaner since it has quite many intrusive ads

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago mchldpy

Search geeked on me. Anybody recommend similar for se7en x64.

thanks,
michael clyde

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago zzc

In my case, Nimbus Note has been working very well on Win 7, an Android phone and an Android tablet since Nov 2014. Besides normal formatting features (bold, italics, super/subscripts, fonts: size and colors, etc) it also supports inserting graphics and tables into notes. One can also organize notes into folders and sub-folders and use tags. Syncing among devices works flawlessly so far.

One of my gripes is that it always uses its own default setting for window position and size (which I do not like) and does not remember my preferences. It seems to forget some other user-settable settings when it is restarted.

It has both a free and paid version. I am a satisfied user of the free version.

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Not Yet Upgraded To Windows 8.1? Beware! 1 year 1 week ago Anupam Problem is specific to your system. Many many people have performed the upgrade without any issues. I am personally running Windows 8.1 since a long time. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago MidnightCowboy I have experienced the odd update breakage with Linux but so long as users stay away from rolling releases, such incidences will be fairly isolated. Windows too is not immune from these issues. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540791/unbootable-after-windows... Third party security updates have also been the cause of major issues. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-21352762 https://blog.avast.com/2009/12/04/apologies-for-bad-definition-update/ Regarding speed, my experience with an i5 desktop running Windows 7 and Chalet OS as a dual boot is that opening software, file transfers, surfing and the other daily functions I perform are faster with the Linux system. The key here though is that an i5 is not an average machine. Many, especially notebooks, have far less power than that provided by an i5 setup and this is where Linux scores because many are ideally suited to lower powered systems. In general though, yes, Windows mostly does just work as hardware support is excellent but from my perspective I was prepared to sacrifice a little time to sort out compatibility issues because of the other benefits of changing. This of course might not be reason enough for someone else. MC - Site Manager. view
Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 1 year 1 week ago Zebedeeboss

I have to agree with Jorpho on this one. I have distro hopped for the last 2-3 years trying to find the right "Linux" that just worked.

Quote "Speed. In general, most Linux systems run many times faster than Windows."

This is the single statment that got me to write a reply. In my findings this is so NOT true. Yes Linux works, and now days it works generally well. Day to day use it is no quicker than a typical windows 7 setup on an average i5 machine.

Now this is just a view point - I have no proof of timings or fabulous screen shots of "Top" etc showing use of resources etc. Why? Because I dont care. I am not one of those who tweaks and fixes and tunes to get my machine to run using just 384k or some other arbituary low figure. i5 with 6gm Ram... what do I care if my machine uses 5.7Gb as long as it works and works well. If it starts to "lag" I usually say - ok what don't I realy need running and start to close things down and this happens more often with Linux than it does Windows. In my experience.

I too leave my machine on 24/7 so not fussed about start up times. I just want to be able to work/play - do multiple things at the same time and not spend hours on a forum trying to find a fix for something that gets broken when an update occurs.

For me... Windows 7 just simply works. It does everything I want. That said - I am a glutton for punishment and I love "playing" with Linux to see if I can conquer it. and conquer is the apt word (sorry couldn't resist that one). I have to fight - tweak - configure - groan - start again - until I get Linux the way I like it.... then BANG!!!! it all goes pear shaped after an update... Sigh!!!

If you simply want a machine to go on the internet and surf Facebook etc - do e-mails and a few documents then Linux can work for you. There are now some truly lovely Distros out there.

But when I need to do something and and do it NOW... I reboot to windows. OK rant over. Its a good informative article (if a little biased). A good example of why I always refer people To Gizmo's site. With the comments section you get to hear for and against, presented in a professional manner to allow you to make your own mind up. Keep up the Great work.
ps scuse typo's and gramatically incorrect punctuations etc :)

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how to get a free tower friends.................

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Got a Spare PC? Why Not Launch Your Own Radio Station For Free? 1 year 1 week ago budchekov

Interesting, thanks, have a Dell Xubuntu box gathering dust.

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Nimbus Note 1 year 1 week ago xbmcnut

I now use Google Keep. Syncs seamlessly with Windows and Android App and can access using Safari on IOS. Has location and time based reminders, can store audio and pictures and even allows you to search text on photos. Have not looked back. https://keep.google.com/

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