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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago rseiler

This one might be worth a look:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/10/clipboard-master-4-0-review

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Best Free Sticky Notes Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago Realist

Has anybody tried Memento?
It's a small program, simple, lightweight(just 345 kB). However it's does support Rich Text Formatting

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Caddy - the HTTP/2 web server:
http://caddyserver.com/

 

Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips:

https://github.com/qdore/Mutate

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Caddy - the HTTP/2 web server:
http://caddyserver.com/

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One Of My Favourite Youtube Videos Ever 1 year 2 weeks ago cmling

Thank you very much! I learned a lot.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 2 weeks ago scericson

MS has apparently disabled the 'Uninstall' button for the Win10 update.

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 year 2 weeks ago clas

the Kana Reminder is very basic but also very simple to use. it has worked well for me for a long time. the only thing it does not have which i would want is the ability to save past reminders. it gives you the alert then when you ok it, it stops beeping and closes, losing the reason for the alert. easy enough to work around. some others just get too complicated, which is not bad, just different.

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Encrypted, Free, Private Chat. Probably. 1 year 2 weeks ago bernardz

Tox isn't complete yet but what is there looks very good on spec. I really like the video. Does it work?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tox_%28software%29

Cryocat looks good too although it does not have video.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptocat

If you are going to do something like this, I suggest over an encrypted VPN based in some European countries.

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Encrypted, Free, Private Chat. Probably. 1 year 2 weeks ago Havokdan

I like tox protocol:

https://tox.im/en-US

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago godwinq8

now a days Gizmo has changed their way they look out for software mostly I delete the mail its not interesting better than that, are sites which offer for free paid software. .

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 1 year 2 weeks ago arieshifman

Good morning you all.
I was using utorrent for quite a few years.
Very good. No complaints.
Evetually, the font size became too small for my eyesight.
So I switched to the top rated, Tixati, which has the option of changing font size.
Just for your information, all you good people.

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One Of My Favourite Youtube Videos Ever 1 year 2 weeks ago ektorbarajas

Indeed a great and very good video, now I finally understand the differential =)

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 2 weeks ago johnvk

I got an error shortly after i clicked on start of "System Diagnostics":

[quote]When attempting to start the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred:

The Data Collector Set or one of its dependencies is already in use.[/quote]

Anybody know how to solve this? I know this is not the forums, so if im the only one...

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago philip

Hi Himagain,

I rarely encrypt individual files, but I use 7-zip when I do. Tresorit (Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage) is the encryption tool I usually use (does not encrypt the original files in your local storage though). Tresorit now offers encrypted links for sharing/accessing individual files from the cloud. I also still use TrueCrypt for encrypted volumes (it seems to me to still present a resonable risk of compromise).

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago ixan

I had another look at the site. Everything except the demonstration costs money. I do hope that this isn't the way that Gizmo's excellent site is headed - only the try out is free and even for that you have to give them your details (which they will sell). Bit disappointed in this. But it is rare I am disappointed by anything on this site, so np.

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago stevenamills

I couldn't agree more. Sadly, when these sites keep hiding behind a wall like this, it's frequently because they spent way too much time trying to monetize and way too little time on useability. I have nothing against making a buck, but authors / site owners need to get priorities straight. I won't be giving it a try either.

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 2 weeks ago cyberqueen

Thanks for your response. I'm happy to know that the instructions are the same for Windows 7, but in that case it would have been easy and helpful to make that clear in the article, rather than mentioning only Windows 8.

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago ixan

So I signed up with a temp. email. 4th step is 'search for your favorite fruit'. All the ones I searched for cost $1. There wasn't a free one. Then eventually I finished the design and got the same error as you, Bernardz. I tried again, searched for palm tree (no free ones), searched for mango (no free ones) etc etc. Then get to the end and its "Whoops!" I am sure the site worked great with lots of freebies for Gizmo, but sadly not for me.

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago ixan

Can't even browse the site with connecting it to your Facebook acct. ie. giving them all your personal details. That's not free, that's giving them access to a lot of data they will no doubt sell. The alternative is to create an account. The only way to delete an account is to write to them and request it. Ridiculous. Anyone signing up should do so with a temporary account. I hate sites like this that won't even let you look at them without signing up.

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 1 year 2 weeks ago bernardz

It comes up with this error "Whoops! We're still preparing this design for you. Try again in a few minutes."

Shame, I know I am interested in something like this, maybe the editor could do a review on this subject as there are many sites that offer this service..

 

 

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 weeks ago Sea Mac

Apparently this is a 'Yes, BUT ....' program with hidden catches to it ... I'll list it here: BUT with a few caveats.

First thing upon launch: "Phocus wants to access my contacts.". Well. I cannot think of a legitimate purpose that a big camera company (that only has very wealthy clients) would want the name/address/number/department/ETC of everyone I know (presumably all of their wealthy clients never think twice and freely share this information?) - but I can think of several purposes they might use this information for that I might be unhappy about at a later time.

So, NO: they do not get permission from the system to access my contacts - denied! 

Then this sneaky program tries to "call home" anyway: behind your back! Thank goodness for "Little Snitch" (I have purchased) warning me about bad activities tried over my internet connection!

Now, there are legitimate reasons a program might want to call home: to check for a newer version of itself is the common usage. But a good developer always warns you, with a prompt or two ... something to the effect of "AnyAPP would like to check for updates. (You must be connected to the internet to continue.)" {CANCEL} { OK } before it snatches at your internet connection, and sometimes the part in parenthesis is in a separate notifier box with {CONTINUE} instead of { OK }.

Having already tried to grab up all my contacts personal information: NOW Phocus will try to transmit information through my internet connection without me noticing it - until it is too late. What say you 'Little Snitch'? DENIED!!!!! Do NOT let Phocus call home, I said.

Now Phocus insists I register it - with my Hasselblad camera serial number, and a whole long user profile - 'for support purposes' (marketing support ... I'll bet): good thing there is a {LATER} Button: or I'd have quit checking this software out and given a failing grade to it right then. It will nag you regularly to register it, you bet!

Finally I get to the Welcome dialog. I checked the program out. It is "Adobe Photoshop" complicated in there: just the way I like it. Seems like well written code - just that it acts snoopy without permission. IF you trust Hasselblad will not snoop through your computer for data: go ahead and install this "Free Download" program.

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 2 weeks ago pctyson

I just checked. It is exactly the same in Windows 7 so there is no need to provide a seperate link.. Go to start and type perfmon in the search bar. Click on perfmon to open the Performance Monitor program. Then follow the instructions as stated above.

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Bonesaw: The Game:

http://kpulv.com/stuff/game/

 

Action fist:

http://www.pixelprospector.com/action-fist/

 

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles:

http://www.wind-water.net/

 

"Marble Blast Ultra ... is a 3D puzzle/action game involving a marble. In Single Player mode, the player has the main goal of reaching the finish pad of the level as fast as possible. Obstacles will hinder the player's progress, but powerups are also provided to help the player finish the level. There are sixty single player levels that can be completed by the player ...":

http://marbleblastultra.tk/

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Foobnix - lightweight and functional music player for Linux:
http://foobnix.com/en/index.html

 

Antimony - free graph-based 3D CAD system:

http://www.mattkeeter.com/projects/antimony/3/

 

LibreCAD:

http://librecad.org/cms/home.html

 

Using ZeroTier One you can create a global provider-independent virtual private cloud network in minutes:

https://www.zerotier.com/

 

DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

 

nQuake:

http://www.nquake.com/

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Using OneNote? You Need This Free Add-In. 1 year 2 weeks ago nowayman

As far as I like Onenote, it's not an ideal platform for tables, even with this add-on. It's much better to use something native, like Excel or Google Sheets for better functionality.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Phocus - free image processing software:
http://www.hasselblad.com/software/phocus

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Phocus - free image processing software:
http://www.hasselblad.com/software/phocus

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Foobnix - lightweight and functional music player:
http://foobnix.com/en/index.html
Windows version can't be downloaded from official page, so use this link instead:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/Foobnix.shtml

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 year 2 weeks ago Himagain

Hi Philip,
Just got here looking for file/directory protection and found the good stuff up above here - BUT it is a bit long in the tooth!
What's your latest favorite? :-)

ALSO what about the dual capacity of some of the file compression utils?
I can't remember how safe they are comparatively...............

Thanks for all the good work here!

Himagain

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Best Free Online Books For Kindle 1 year 2 weeks ago dave1812

What a great resource - many thanks.

One I have used for ages is bookbub.com. Was suspicious at first but absolutely no adverts/ junk mail at all. Just select your favourite categories and get an email a day for several suppliers - Amazon, Nook, apple google and Kobo. Not all Kindle and some are special offers not freebies, but I have no problem getting more than enough books free or for 99p.

Ideal for me as I don't need to spend ages going through long lists, and have 'discovered' several new authors as well.

Dave

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 2 weeks ago AndyR

Windows imaging is quite good in Win7 actually.... however the time you need it most is when things go wrong and if you cannot log into the recovery console then you have zero chance of being able to restore that backup image making it essentially useless!

Many years ago I thought "ah yes just use the built in tools" rather than a 3rd party and found out the hard way it is not a good backup solution... for a long time I used to use Norton Ghost when it was just a DOS only program the things you could do with that were amazing and it worked correctly eveytime I used to build factory restore disks for people using a corporate licence.... however that was a long time ago and paid for software then and now... Now I use AOMEI personally "touch wood" it has never let me down although I would like to see some more advanced features such as control over if you wish to reinstate the MBR or not etc, but for daily use as a backup solution it's perfect... All the others I have reviewed here are good also at the end of the day it is down to personal choice and exactly what you need the imaging program to do for you, In a multi boot environment for example I think Macrium would be a better choice since upon restore you have more options...

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A Free Confidential Chat System For Family Or Colleagues 1 year 2 weeks ago bernardz

A free account has only 10 meg of storage, which may be an issue and the free accounts has adverts. I wonder if what is said in these chat rooms is used for their adverts?

Which gets you to the issue of privacy, which is also questionable. They do not allow secret accounts, how well they police that I am not sure, but they do keep a full history of everything, and they do not even demand a court order to release this information. If you follow the links below even civil matters like copyright infringements, they are likely to police. Put it this way, if I was a solicitor or someone who needs privacy, I am looking for something else. https://campfirenow.com/privacy

DISCLOSURE

  • We may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.
  • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.


 

 

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... LeoCAD is a CAD program for creating virtual LEGO models. It has an easy to use interface and currently includes over 6000 different pieces created by the ​LDraw community ...":

http://www.leocad.org/trac

 

OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects:
http://www.openscad.org/

 

Brackets - text editor:

http://brackets.io/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Archimedes is a free and open source CAD software:

http://archimedescad.github.io/Archimedes/

 

"... Kexi is an open source visual database applications creator, a long-awaited competitor for programs like MS Access
or Filemaker ..." (part of Calligra suite):

http://www.kexi-project.org/

 

EGroupware is a multi-user, web-based groupware suite:

http://www.egroupware.org/products-and-prices/egroupware-community-editi...

 

Onepoint project:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/opproject/

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

PhotoQt - image viewer:
http://photoqt.org/

 

Imperium - "... Open Source Web Based Business Management and Accounting Software -- Imperium provides a database of Contacts, Work Orders, Invoices and Accounts - the core functionality to manage your business finances. Integrates with email (SMTP, IMAP) and Google Services (contacts, tasks, calendar) ...":

https://github.com/edoceo/imperium

 

Frinika is a free complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more:

http://frinika.appspot.com/

 

"... BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development ...":

http://brlcad.org/

 

Bonita BPM:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonita/

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A Free Confidential Chat System For Family Or Colleagues 1 year 2 weeks ago nowayman

This is actually an interesting solution. But I'm not sure that it's actually THAT private.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Vokoscreen - recording screencasts with audio:

http://www.kohaupt-online.de/hp/

 

"... Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command line interface and a powerful interactive UI, csysdig, that runs in your terminal. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop + iftop + lsof + awesome sauce. With state of the art container visibility on top ...":

http://www.sysdig.org/

 

Speed Dreams is a 3d cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game:

http://www.speed-dreams.org/

 

"... Destination Sol ... Pilot your ship in the seamless open world made of space, planets, and more. Find new ships and equipment, find allies and beat all the enemies ...:"

http://store.steampowered.com/app/342980/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

NINJA-IDE:
http://ninja-ide.org/

 

TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system:
https://www.tug.org/texlive/

 

X2Go enables you to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection:

http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:newtox2go

 

Compton is a lightweight, standalone composite manager, suitable for use with window managers that do not natively provide compositing functionality:

https://github.com/chjj/compton

 

easystroke is a gesture-recognition application:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/easystroke/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

MuPDF - a lightweight PDF and XPS viewer:

http://mupdf.com/

 

"... Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other ...":

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

 

"... Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries ...":

https://launchpad.net/noise

 

Audience - a modern video player that brings the lessons learned from the web home to the desktop:

https://launchpad.net/audience

 

gummi - simple LaTeX editor:

https://github.com/alexandervdm/gummi

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

youtube-viewer - a lightweight application for searching and streaming videos from YouTube:

https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer

https://code.google.com/p/trizen/

 

TypeCatcher allows you to search, browse, and download Google webfonts for off-line use:

https://launchpad.net/typecatcher

 

TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail:

https://github.com/linrunner/TLP

 

Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a Free and open-source software successor to Sublime Text:
http://limetext.org/

 

Diodon - GTK+ Clipboard Manager:

https://launchpad.net/diodon

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... The Silver Searcher is a tool for searching code. It started off as a clone of Ack, but their feature sets have since diverged slightly. In typical usage, Ag is 5-10x faster than Ack ...":

http://geoff.greer.fm/ag/

 

Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX command-line:

http://www.ledger-cli.org/

 

get_iplayer - a utility for downloading TV and radio from BBC iPlayer:

https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer

 

pianobarfly is a console client for the personalized web radio Pandora:

https://github.com/nega0/pianobarfly

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Regular Human Basketball:

http://powerhoof.itch.io/regular-human-basketball

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 weeks ago Panzer

Regular Human Basketball:

http://powerhoof.itch.io/regular-human-basketball

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online 1 year 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out Doranwen. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 2 weeks ago West Swan

Hello,

What do you think of the inbuilt backup and restore in Windows?

I've got Windows 7 and it seems fairly easy to use.

Regards,

Paul

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online 1 year 2 weeks ago Doranwen

Project Gutenberg has moved their Children's Bookshelf but it still exists. I've tried to link to it but it keeps getting caught in the spam filter, so all I can say is go look on their website, click on Book Categories, and you'll see the link to Children's Bookshelf.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 2 weeks ago Remah

We have an article How to find the best DNS server which covers DNS Benchmark, namebench and DNS Jumper.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 1 year 2 weeks ago Remah

I have corrected the links to point to John Paul Chacha's website.

The product record was incorrectly changed by another editor. The Imaging Luminary website you refer to is undergoing a revamp but it is not the correct website for Chasys Draw IES.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 3 weeks ago twigginsfl

I use a tool called namebench. Google it. If I try to post the url, it gets blocked. It is more complicated than the currently discussed tools, but the data it provides is more detailed.

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 3 weeks ago cyberqueen

I was disappointed that this otherwise useful article failed to mention and provide a link to v.laurie's earlier piece, which gave instructions for people using Windows 7. That is still a very widely used OS. I shouldn't have had to search through the comments to find Laurie's mention of the earlier article.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 1 year 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this our Photo Addict. It appears the vendor's site is undergoing a revamp. For now, we have updated the product details and listed MajorGeeks as the download source. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Digital Image Editor 1 year 3 weeks ago Photo Addict

The download link to Chasys Draw IES is broken.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 3 weeks ago gizmo.richards Thanks for the updated version number and download link. This has now been incorporated into the article. view
A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 3 weeks ago howiem

The latest version as of today, 6 June 2015, is 1.0.6 and the GUI is somewhat changed from earlier versions - there is no backup function like the one in the screenshot above - I could not find a reason why.

A direct link to the DNS Jumper page is at http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-6/ where there is a good tutorial as well.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 3 weeks ago KrinkleKrunk

Here is a way to test which DNS servers are actually fastest for your particular machine. < https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm > What is fastest for one person in a certain location may not be fastest for another person in a different location. I use OpenDNS because of the features, regardless of whether or not it is the fastest.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 3 weeks ago mchldpy

Last Updated September 19, 2011, that's only 44 months old, more or less. I'm not complaining mind you, just thinking it may be time for Rob to see about getting that colonoscopy examine he's been putting off, now that he has all this spare time. I have an old Polaroid-Land camera I could donate.

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How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 1 year 3 weeks ago jewels_Cave_Gem

Hi everyone. I am also running Win 7, 64 bit. Ever since I bought this desktop the usb ports tend to become unresponsive for a while. It is really annoying. At first I thought is was just my mouse but after changing the mouse I noticed that all the usb ports randomly decides to stop working for a few seconds. This causes my USB Modem to disconnect allot! Very frustrating! It also causes problems when I am copying large amounts of data to external Hard Drives. Its like the usb ports eject and then re-connect every few minutes. You can hear the eject sounds every time they do. Worst of all I am not even touching them!! I tried all the tips listed above but still nothing is working. I have been searching other posts but so far cant find anyone with the same problem as mine. Has anyone else got a tip for me?

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 year 3 weeks ago cdave

Other interesting site is http://www.freesharewaredepot.com/

Hope it helps
Dave

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 3 weeks ago AJNorth

There is an on-going thread discussing e-mail clients at http://cubiq.org/the-best-and-the-worst-email-clients-for-windows/ that some may find useful.

Also, it turns out that in Win 7 and Win 8/8.1/8.1 Update, Microsoft carried over their e-mail client from Vista(!), Windows Mail — but they deactivated it (because they’re Microsoft).

HOWEVER, for those who liked that [very likely singular] feature of Vista, or XP’s Outlook Express (to which it is a very similar, though not identical, update), it is possible to activate Windows Mail in the aforementioned operating systems; see http://ogri.me/en/hard-soft/324-enabling-windows-mail-in-windows-7 (the specific instructions for Win 8 are lower down the page).

Needless to say, one would do well to carefully read through the instructions a couple of times — AND also create a Restore Point — before proceeding.

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 3 weeks ago Peccadilloes

could not find hot files; got many graphs on the one page - not sure how to get what you are talking about

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 3 weeks ago JackP

Great tip! On Windows 8.1 Pro, in the "Run" dialog, simply type "perfmon", and the app will open right away!

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 1 year 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

Even a few weeks can be a lifetime in terms of software security. What was once golden is now just a heap of junk metal.

http://pando.com/2014/12/26/if-you-still-trust-tor-to-keep-you-safe-your...

Add to that the instant you start using Tor, anyone so inclined to be monitoring your online activities will immediately think you have something to hide and focus their attentions more closely. MC - Site Manager.

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 1 year 3 weeks ago DesertRat

I'm surprised not to see you mention the Tor Browser .... https://www.torproject.org/

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 3 weeks ago lowndesw

In Win 8.1 with Classic Shell with the Charms turned off, an easier way to get to Perfmon is thru the search window in the lower left windows pop up. Just enter "Perfmon" and click on Perfmon the Programs (top) section.

Never could find the "hot files report". ??

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 3 weeks ago Anupam

The link provided in the review is the official site of PotPlayer, and that should be used preferably to download the latest version.

If you notice on the VideoHelp site too, the version you quote is a beta version. The stable version is 1.6.54266 released on 21st May.

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 3 weeks ago Rigsby

I use this link to keep updated with the latest versions of Potplayer :-

http://www.videohelp.com/software/PotPlayer/old-versions#download

It's at v1.6.54446 as at June 3rd

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An Essential App for Medical Knowledge and Healthy Living 1 year 3 weeks ago weldan507

I really like the free games
I created this site, free games

http://www.gameandroidmodapk.com

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie

Nobody knows. Microsoft has not been clear. See this post

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How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago nowayman

It's funny that Google has removed their new horrible bookmarks manager, but the account manager stayed. Guess this is where they're going.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Moonwink

I've never had a Windows upgrade forced on me before. I prefer the classic desktop. I know nothing about Windows 10 figuring I'd wait and see what others thought about it first before even considering upgrading. Is there a classic desktop option available in Windows 10 or must we learn how to use the computer all over again. Thank goodness for "Classic Shell" or I'd be lost.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy ...":

http://electron.atom.io/

 

Ncdu is a disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface:

http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu

 

Ring (formerly SFLphone) is a free distributed multimedia communication software:
http://www.ring.cx/

 

DuckieTV is a TV-show calendar:

http://schizoduckie.github.io/DuckieTV/

 

PhotoFlow - A fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow including RAW image development:

https://github.com/aferrero2707/PhotoFlow

 

The LaZagne project is an open source application used to retrieve lots of passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different techniques (plaintext, APIs, custom algorithms, databases, etc.). This tool has been developed for the purpose of finding these passwords for the most commonly-used software:

https://github.com/AlessandroZ/LaZagne

 

quvi - The command-line-tool suite to access the flash media stream properties:

http://quvi.sourceforge.net/

 

MPFC is a gstreamer-based audio player with curses interface:

https://code.google.com/p/mpfc/

 

Rage media player:

https://phab.enlightenment.org/phame/live/1/post/rage_media_player_0_1_0...

 

"... xombrero is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks. In additional to providing a familiar mouse-based interface like other web browsers, it offers a set of vi-like keyboard commands for users who prefer to keep their hands on their keyboard ...":

https://github.com/conformal/xombrero

 

sandy is an ncurses text editor:

http://tools.suckless.org/sandy

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Don't fear the Internet - "... Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic ...":

http://www.dontfeartheinternet.com/

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 3 weeks ago paul bucuresti

Just a word of warning: doPDF installs some novaPDF softare which apparently is based on. I was not content with the way doPDF works (or it was not working properly, I don't really remember) and when I tried to uninstall it, the unsintaller tired to uninstall novaPDF and failed every time. I had to deleted manually then use a registry cleaner.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 year 3 weeks ago paul bucuresti

I also like PDF X-change mostly but I need pdf signing with digital certificate (and that's pro only).

According to their website, Foxit Reader appears to allow only verifying, and not adding a digital signature based on public key certificate.
For one of their commercial products, the description includes:
Add/verify digital signatures: Allows the PDF document receiver to validate the status of a digital signature to determine if the document has been modified since the signature was applied.
But for Foxit Reader it's only: Verify digital signatures: Allows the PDF document receiver to validate the status of a digital signature to determine if the document has been modified since the signature was applied.
So does Foxit Reader really allow digital signing? Does this require a Docusign account? If yes, how does this work and why is this required?

If Foxit Reader can't sign PDF - would there be an alternative free software able to do this?
I'd like to skip the hassle of installing foxit reader only to see it doesn't offer pdf signing.

What about Sumatra? Does it allow pdf sigining using an existing digital certificate?
Thank you.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Passpie lets you manage login credentials from the terminal with a coloroful/configurable cli interface:
http://marcwebbie.io/passpie/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Maquisard is a charming game of snooping and investigation. As the lobby boy at a fancy hotel, the player will receive clues from the resistance to the identity of a government agent and will try to figure out their identity by snooping on the guests over the course of three days. Players must listen in on conversations, peek into rooms, and observe the guests' habits in order to figure out which guests has all the traits of their target. It is a single-player puzzle game that will have an unique non-linear investigation gameplay and draw on the aesthetics of Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel ...":

http://maquisard.itch.io/maquisard

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Best Free Start Menu Replacement 1 year 3 weeks ago AtlBo

If you will be on Windows 7 for a while, Start Menu Reviver is worth a look. It's very well written software and a compact and configurable start menu replacement program. The replacement search bar works to perfection, and there are great shortcuts to Windows settings dialogs that are placed in an unobtrusive way in a narrow bar across the left of the menu. The actual menu is in two parts. One is a visually appealing tiled arrangement, where tiles can be a little bit bigger than an icon or 1/4 size. You can add tiles, move them, resize them, and even select or change the color. There is also support for adding internet links as tiles. Setting up the tiles is simple. You select the start file for the program and the icon is added, which adds to the visual appeal of the menu. Moving the tiles is simple drag and drop and works perfectly. The second part of the menu pops out the right and is otherwise a standard Windows 7 style menu. The only difference is that there are choices for using the menu in the standard fashion for Programs or conveniently for Recent Items, My Documents, or even a Custom configurable setting where you can decide what you would like to see. And you can go back and forth between the view choice. Size of the menu is configurable along with colors and overall this is a great solution for a free start menu. Best of all the program is optimized and really performs. It snaps like a start menu should.

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Produce A System Health Report For Your PC 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie

Perfmon reports for Windows 7 systems were described in a previous TSA article.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 3 weeks ago donaldius

I've used [edited] for many years and what I liked about it was the open window into which individual files could be added, re-ordered or deleted before creating the PDF. I have now tried Bullzip and PDF24. Both work OK on my 64-bit Win7 system. However I must recommend PDF24 since it has a similar ease of use to my trusty [edited]. You can pop individual pages and/or docs into the window and merge the lot with ease.

[Moderator's note: mention of commercial software edited out]

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Anupam

Let's not make it a debate about Windows or Linux, here on a Windows article. Better keep it for forum.

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Best Free Startup Manager 1 year 3 weeks ago TeeJay

I am still using CodeStuff Starter without problems, but the fact that it has not been updated since 2009 should be listed as a "con." I definitely want to check out the Glarysoft product suggested below.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago vandamme

That's a subset of the "Linux includes a whole lot of applications that you don't have to install or update separately" reason to install Linux, at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Anupam

That's a really silly reason to run Linux. You can easily install VLC or PotPlayer to run DVDs, which most of the people running Windows do anyways.. they are much better than WMP.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Nodrog

Selecting Hide... in the customise notification area window only has effect until the computer is restarted, it reappears with "show icon and notifications" enabled after a shutdown/restart. Even selecting "only show notificatios" resets after a restart.

Even though I have reserved the upgrade the icon is still there and a message about it now shows in Control Panel/Windows Update instead of the normal "No Updates/Updates available" dialogue.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Talky - simple video chat and screen sharing for small groups:

https://talky.io/

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What Your PC Will Need if You Want to Upgrade to Windows 10 1 year 3 weeks ago bawldiggle

Win-8 (on a new Dell laptop) was the final straw.
I started with Win3.x ... all of my 4 rigs are Win7. I recently dusted off an old paper weight (Acer 2003 laptop -- WinXP) maxed out to 2GB RAM and massive (¿) 150GB HDD ... to play with Linux (Mint) ... first OS install in my life. First baby steps into Linux. Anything has to be better than the MS fiasco.
» Progress is mans ability to complicate simplicity (Thor Heyerdahl) «

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Automatic Backups To Folder Or FTP 1 year 3 weeks ago GeoHub4

Madam / Sir,

I'm using AutoVer now for about a year and one of its outstanding properties is that it can save an open Microsoft Office application to a backup drive.
This program works very well and has up to now never failed me.

Something else:
Do you intend to switch to Drupal 8 or are you giving Backdrop CMS a chance?

Your website offers the best tips concerning the usual necessities of a computer user. Thank you very much!

Best regards,
GeoHub4

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DVD Authoring Software That's Open Source And Free 1 year 3 weeks ago Anupam

The link in the review is fine, and opens the site of DVD Flick, which is open source and free.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Nope. It's not. You might want to follow our Forum thread here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/14857-free-upgrade-to-windows-10-a.html view
All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago drkarasheed

It was heard that those with 'Pirated Versions' of Win_7 or Win_8 or 8.1, are also going to have an option for a free upgrade ?
Is it true ?

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago drkarasheed

Are we going to have an option to burn an 'ISO image' of the new OS ???

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 weeks ago marcdarkin

I've carried out another set of reviews comprising the products suggested by readers in the comments and a few others that I willingly tried as a part of my testing for the article. The latest requests (by mrin, Bhat59 and Panzer) were Pictus, Xlideit and Little Image Viewer (LIV). The first two have been included in my article, which is now a long one and I'm afraid it will probably grow even more, as new programs are getting better and better. It's also getting more and more difficult to find convincing reasons to let ones in and others out, and sometimes it's just a matter of personal feeling. But that's exactly why I feel like I can't fail to mention the ones that offer something special besides a good standard in terms of operation.

Apart from those three apps, I have also tested Diffractor, Coolutils Photo Viewer, vvvP catalog, and Free Exif Editor. I will keep an eye on a couple of them because they are good candidates to be included at some point in the future but not yet. I won't explain my reasons here because nobody asked about those programs and it would take longer than I'm prepared to. But I think I owe our fellow Panzer a few reasons why I have discarded that Little Image Viewer.

The first one is that I don't feel comfortable with it at all. It's not user-friendly. After the experience I may have acquired trying countless viewers, I still can't figure out how to do some things that I know that can be done with this one. I'm talking about something like showing the view with the menus and toolbars back again after having selected the full size view or the slideshow mode. Or how to get a 100% zoom without turning to that dreadful full size view, as there are no shortcuts or mouse commands for that, and the zoom slider refuses to just stay on the 100% figure and stubbornly keeps going from 99% to 101% and back when you slide it. Or how to stop the slideshow and go back to normal mode, because double clicking on a pic enters slideshow mode again. Or how to make the Esc key work like it's supposed to (well, it's my guess from that "_beenden mit <ESC>" German message that appears), which has no effect on any of the various things it might be used for. Or how to exit the program directly when the toolbars and icons have disappeared and I haven't learned the corresponding shortcut yet (it won't let the Windows taskbar show up and you have to press Alt+Tab to swap programs). And there are a few more inconveniences. I thought it could be a faulty installation and I reinstalled it again with no luck: lots of warnings or error messages appear without any apparent reason and they aren't very informative unless you know German (oh God, I thought something really serious had happened when I saw that "dateizugriff verweigert"!). Sometimes, with no apparent reason, you can't access the folder tree and it just won't open any picture or directory, and you just can't figure out how to load a pic from another folder because your menus and icons have disappeared and the Ctrl+o shortcut has ceased to work. This is one of the only two programs I know that zoom in and out in the opposite way to the rest when you spin the mouse wheel. Any zoomed view over 100% is always smoothed, and therefore useless for close inspection of artifacts or pixel sharpness. The thumbnails are blurry. The tooltips and menus are loosely translated in quite a few cases (check this out: "if window size is smaller than the image size than image size will be adapted to window size if choosen")... Well, I'm sorry but it's clearly a product that I can't recommend at the moment.
 

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago jivadas

I unknowingly installed some earlier Windows Updates to my Win7 pc preparing for Win10. they *** my PC display on Chrome in a variety of ways when I tried System Restore it had become disabled (I read elsewhere about a similar effect) does anyone know a workaround to restore SysRestore so I can dump this 10 Trash and restore my beautiful desktop to Win 7 ?

Please note: Gizmo's Freeware is a family website. As per the site rules, the use of foul, racist and sexist language is not permitted. If this rule is not respected, all comments related to the account will be deleted and the account blocked. MC - Site Manager.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago vandamme

Thanks. I'll probably just reach for my SuperGrubDisk if the time comes to restore grub; it's pulled my dupa out of the fire a few times already.

No DVD playback on Win 10? Yet another reason to run Linux.

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An Essential App for Medical Knowledge and Healthy Living 1 year 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks kkanalz and MC. It skipped my eyes despite after a few rounds of reading. view
All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie

A typical upgrade has the option for a clean install or for retaining personal files. I do not personally know what happens to a dual boot system but this link says Windows 10 upgrade keeps the Linux partition but removes grub.

BTW check this link for some old Windows features that get removed when you upgrade. 

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Best Free Lightweight Web Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago XPer

Hello again ,
just have to add to my prior comments: there's one more browser- Maxthon Nitro ( from FlashPeak ), and it is fast; it isn't yet stable, also, it doesn't import Favorites ( You have to create them from scratch), BUT it is fast, no glitches, no crashes. Try. I'm quite sure, You'll like it. A.Raa.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago Joe A.TT

According to this article, KB3035583 was issued 3 times: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2922604/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-re-re-issues-controversial-windows-10-advertising-patch-kb-3035583.html On my own W8.1 x64 system it was installed twice, and that is only because I reinstalled Windows in April. Another strange thing is I can't find KB3035583 when searching from Explorer. Is this happening to anyone else?

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 1 year 3 weeks ago vandamme

What happens when you upgrade to Windows 10? Will it wipe out your whole hard drive, or the Windows 7 or 8 partition with all your data, or just upgrade the operating system?

I have several PCs, all of which dual (or triple) boot Linux, along with (usually seldom used) Windows 7 . Would the upgrade wipe out my Linux partitions, along with my data? If that happened, it would take me an hour or two to reinstall Linux and my data, and get it back to the way I like it. And it sounds like the best action would be to keep 7 until it dies in 2020 (or the PC dies).

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie

I have seen no information on this. If anyone knows more, please let us know.

Update: According to this link, prices will be 119.99 for Windows 10 Home, $199.99 for Windows 10 Pro

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