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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago marcdarkin

It won't disappear :)

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago heya556

Hey, I just started 30 day trial, and finally got that editor tab. I'll see if it disappears after 30 days. :D

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Using Windows Defender? An Easy Way To Get A Second Opinion. 1 year 2 months ago wg1995

Is it portable? Can I install it on a flash drive for use when I need it?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago marcdarkin

"(I don't have the editor tab)"

Strange. I can't think of a cause. The latest v.18 of Zoner has three main tabs to select (manager, develop, editor) and I don't think they can be detached or left off the layout.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago gpc111

I made a second attempt and had the same result. No email in either Yahoo or Hotmail. I'm going to give up on this, Thank you anyway.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy There you go then, Christmas bonus! :) Don`t thank me though, thank the guys at MiniTool. MC - Site Manager. view
Wallpaper of the Week: Winter Pond Sunset Reflections 1 year 2 months ago Sgluber

This is a Christmas gift, without a doubt!

Peace, serenity, harmony, introspection... feelings that this picture brings to me.

Simply WONDERFUL, rhiannon! Your choice reflects a lot of what the Christmas time should be for most of people.

Thank you so much! :-)

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

I can confirm they are giving away the item before the listed start date of the 15th.
I received the links in the 2nd email about an hour or so after the first email.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago britinfrance

Thank you so much for this!!!!!!! It works like a dream

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

Just got the subscription email verification. It said the next email will have the links, didn't say when. It will surprise me if it comes before the 15th.

thanks MC

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

SwanKnight didn't actually say he got a response from them he just said he was able to input his email address/register. We were both able to get it to accept our email address. I noticed it said the last email from them would have the reg # and the d/l link.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago eikelein

MC,

Thank you!
Merry Christmas from unseasonably warm Wisconsin.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago gpc111

I have not received anything in either Hotmail or Yahoo. Neither inbox or spam folders. Oh Well I already have 9.0.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

So, even though the giveaway doesn't start until 0001hrs on the 15th we can subscribe early? I am waiting for the first email from them. I wasn't sure if it would work.
thanks

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago SwanKnight

I'm getting an error even though I'm using a real email address (not an disposable one) and only tried once.

"Too many subscribe attempts for this email address. Please try again in about 5 minutes. (#8587)"

Edit: nvm, managed to register after a while.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 1 year 2 months ago heytisha

Hi usadoug, thank you for the comment! You make a good point. I am the same way! rarely will I spend time actually reading comments. YouTube also allows the uploader to disable/remove comments. However I think sometimes comments can border on abusive and/or irrelevant to the video completely. And if something can be done to filter comments more, it should be done. Wouldn't you say? 

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago Joe A.TT

Thanks!!

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Using Windows Defender? An Easy Way To Get A Second Opinion. 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

If Microsoft consciously decided to try to beat the major players at their own game it would be an embarrassment of epic proportions. Windows defender is something I would only use as a temporary fallback if my anti-virus and spyware software stopped working.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago heya556

I couldn't agree more. I just wanted to give my 2 cents. Devil's in the details.
As for Zoner, later I found how I could batch process images. Now only the crop is missing (I don't have the editor tab).
I guess paint.net will do in those situations. :)

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago terrawarra

Nice one MC.... it's so good to get a freebie like this one with no strings attached !

Merry Christmas

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 1 year 2 months ago WZehntner

Thank you for providing a link for Qihoo.
Thanks to your link I recently submitted a false positiv to them.
2 days later the false positiv was taken care of.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 1 year 2 months ago usadoug

One doesn't have to use Google+ to use you tube, why not setup G+? When using YouTube I given the choice to use my long time anonymous YouTube user name of my G+ name. In the event the ability to comment is so important to anyone they should decide to stop viewing YouTube content after telling the google/YouTube and the content providers of that decision, and carry through with that decision. Clearly YouTube's hope was to clean up comments by having comments associated with what are thought to be real names civility would ensue. Did take sever exchanges with someone at YouTube to discover how I could still use my long time YouTube user name at YouTube, not my G= associated name. Sometimes getting what you think is right takes effort, and patience. Yes policy can change tomorrow. I'm ready to be allowed to watch the videos without commenting, or walk away from YouTube, I doubt few others are ready to do so as well. Anyway not in enough numbers to influance policy.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago marcdarkin

This kind of debate and all the latest comments prove my opinion that no application is for everybody and when you've grown to appreciate one of them, it's very hard to move to another one. That's just a reason why testing all these apps feels tricky, and recommending one over the others is just a matter of personal considerations, just as with almost anything meant to be used in one's life. Quite a lot of them are so good that it's those little details what tips the balance in favor of this or that. And it's also why (fortunately) there are so many of them to choose from in the first place. I don't use just one since it's virtually impossible to have everything exactly as I like in just one single program.

Zoner studio is full of features but is a bit lacking in areas like those you have mentioned and it even has a few other inconveniences that I consider much worse. They might be important but I still think it's a very powerful application. And by the way, the crop tool is found in the editor window, although it should be present in the viewer too. Moreover, not nearly as with FastStone, but Zoner offers some batch processing possibilities for a few functions such as quickfix, resize, convert and rename: select any number of pictures in the manager window, click on the icon corresponding to the function you want, adjust the settings you wish and click on the 'Apply to all' button.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 1 year 2 months ago usadoug

IMO it's unfair to list as a con what "spam" comments that nor YouTube or content providers have no reasonable control over. Spam was first used to refer to unsolicited email. By posting comments for public consumption or post original comments to the content one is in essence soliciting responses. Googles/youtubes attempt to encourage/force the use of real names on YouTube had the potential to move abuse from inside the web into the world where people actually live. A crank angered by a John Doe on the web is likely to harass every John Doe they can find a phone number for. Actually comment on YouTube are some of the most useful on the web, particularly since YouTube got rid of the character limit and allowed inserting of all URL'. Yea you have to ignore the stupid crap, but that's a small price to pay for free. tmy gmail account associated with YouTube isn't my primary email account. The only time a make point to visit my gmail account is when I'm expect something from the google help staff or from the google/YouTube forums. Generally I scroll through the mail and based on the subject mark expect email to be moved to a folder for reading, the remainder is block deleted. I rarely engage in YouTube comment peeing contests

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon I'm glad you like it. I use Opera most days, and it's so useful to have my gotta have 'em add-ons. :) view
How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Winter Pond Sunset Reflections 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Awesome! I'm glad you like it. :)

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera 1 year 2 months ago Rick Grunwald

Nice article - thank you

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera 1 year 2 months ago ChronicChaos

Very cool Rhiannon. Thank you for this.

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 year 2 months ago Anupam

Agreed, it's a pretty good site. I have subscribed to their RSS feeds since a few years. But lately, the feeds are coming quite less even when the software updated daily on their site is more. Anyways, apart from this issue, the site is good.

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 year 2 months ago shnbwmn

Shout-out to Freeware Files. Have trusted it for years and it hasn't let me down. Large selection, easily navigable and a good community of users and admins.

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Best Free Outliner 1 year 2 months ago Frank M

I miss the old Buttonware's PC-Outline. It was a real classic and its visible shifting hierarchy was unique.
I used in the DOS form for quite sometime as it helped my thinking and progress in working on problems.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Winter Pond Sunset Reflections 1 year 2 months ago budchekov

I was looking for something seasonal and you found it !
Happy Holidays @ Merry Christmas rhiannon .. :)

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 2 months ago weltall

As a past used for Ultracopier I can tell you that it can actually verify checksums if you want it to, like Fastcopy and Teracopy. The only one I can't talk about is unstoppable copier. Used it only once to test it and never again in the past. All three of the programs though need the user to actually go by himself/herself and activate that option.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago heya556

I've been using FastStone Image Viewer for almost a decade. I'm so used to its interface and enormous possibilities. Alas, in the last couple of years, startup times have gotten really long. Funny thing it happens only on newer PCs (with a windows 8.1 or 10 on SSD), no matter if it's a new system or used for a year. On a PC with Windwos 10 on a HDD, everything works flawlessly.
With that in mind, I wanted to try something new.
I always like the Zoner Photo's UI but never got around to testing it. So, I installed it today to test it.
It's an understatement to say that it feels really poor compared to FastStone Viewer. Crop and batch processing are nowhere to be found. I don't use them very often, but I do use them when backing up photos from dSLR to OneDrive. I'm guessing these 2 are only included in the paid account.
I'll test it a little bit more, but the honeymoon phase was really short with this one. :(

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Best Free PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for pointing out ichabod. The download link has now been fixed. view
Best Free PDF Tools 1 year 2 months ago ichabod

Today, I found that your download link for PDFill PDF Tools goes to a page for downloading the entire PDFill package, "including the evaluation copy of PDFill PDF Editor (the free evaluation version will watermark edited PDF files), the FREE PDF Tools and the FREE PDF and Image Writer." From that page, it takes one more click to reach the link for downloading only PDFill PDF Tools; the latter page is at the URL that you give for the developer's home page.

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 1 year 2 months ago cmonster

Tixati has web seeding capabilities now.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Get It Now. For Free. 1 year 2 months ago okidoki

Contrary to what poster mchldpy says, 'Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop' runs on Windows 7 (see: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-system-requirements-vs.aspx#5). The 'Community' version runs on Windows 8 and higher, as mentioned.

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How I Set Up a Home File Server For Free - A Review of FreeNAS 1 year 2 months ago Remah

joe.bennett can respond with his own specific system details but there are some well documented details about FreeNAS which you might not be aware of.

FreeNAS as it now is is a redevelopment rather than a fork of the original FreeNAS. iX Systems who bought the name FreeNAS, and redeveloped it moved FreeNAS to a different plug-in architecture using nanoBSD, OpenZFS, Django CMS, nginx web server, etc. In many respects it has vastly extended the capabilities of a server far beyond what a pure NAS needs to be but with those capabilities comes a hunger for hardware that you may not need to satisfy.

If you have issues about meeting the system requirements then you need to understand two things:

1. You can run FreeNAS with less than the minimum but you should probably be looking at other options if you do. A major component of the system requirements is the ability to run ZFS with all its features. In this case, the more RAM the better. But if you don't need some of those features then you can get by with less than the minimum. For example, ZFS deduplication has traditionally been a substantial part of ZFS requirements which many people don't want/need.

One of the key system requirements for FreeNAS that you probably shouldn't avoid is ECC RAM which basically means server-class systems.

2. Other options exist if your hardware doesn't meet the minimum hardware requirements:

a) The latest version of FreeNAS is 64-bit only so you would have to use an older version if you have 32-bit hardware. In which case you only need 4GB RAM and, again, can run with less. The problem is that it is no longer being developed and I'd suggest you'd be better off looking at the next option.

b) NAS4Free which continues the code of the original FreeNAS project (2005-2010/11): m0n0BSD, m0n0wall, PHP-based. It also has ARM versions so it is clearly happy on less powerful hardware. It prefers to be installed as an embedded system based on its m0n0 roots. The best part is that still probably requires only 512MB RAM to run and it runs on a lot older hardware. In comparison to FreeNAS, it is more limited. See what it is not.

Until 2013 I ran and enjoyed both and wouldn't make a blanket recommendation of one over the other because it all depends upon what you are trying to do. They are both excellent free products that introduce you to many of the benefits of FreeBSD  which is the basis of many non-Linux *NIX systems such as the caching servers used by NetFlix.
 

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Get It Now. For Free. 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

ANY Visual Studio 2015 Product MUST be installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher with update 2919355 to install successfully. (per M$)

unless a workaround is found.

However, Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition (like above, the free edition of Visual Studio 2013) installs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and the corresponding Server editions.

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How I Set Up a Home File Server For Free - A Review of FreeNAS 1 year 2 months ago Tesla6c

The latest (v9.3.1) "FreeNAS requires 8GB of RAM to run properly" - could you state which version you used and the hardware you installed it on? This information will be useful for those trying to use their old hardware.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Get It Now. For Free. 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

Thanks Geekomatic,
Having to use somebody's downloader/installer always feels slow to me no matter how fast my connection is.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Get It Now. For Free. 1 year 2 months ago Geekomatic

Here's the direct link:

https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs

The ISO is 5.8GB, FYI

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

I followed your link, found a review by Matt "Authenticated Reviewer" on join.me and reviews on team viewer but nothing side by side. Then I found this review (partial exert below) and gave up. Sometimes (some) IT types doing reviews tend to be a little full of ... um, company um ah, spirit. Then that's my opinion and we all know what that's worth. Diddly.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago KTURNER

https://www.trustradius.com/compare-products/joinme-vs-teamviewer
http://web-conferencing.softwareinsider.com/compare/7-66/TeamViewer-vs-join-me

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago keithr386

Another good one that is free and easy for such one-off situations is Zoho Assist.

https://www.zoho.com/assist/

Very simple to set up a session. I use this with my elderly parents-in-law whenever I need assist them.

Keith R

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago snowbound999

Teamviewer is not made by Logmein company which some people have had bad experience with regarding their antics with Logmein free years ago which was cancelled along with constant price hikes of Logmein paid and poor support.

Teamviwer has a lot of capability and their one time session app does not leave anything installed on the remote computer once the session is over with. Teamviewer allows one to transfer files to or from the remote computer and allows one to see what is being displayed on any of the monitors physcially attached to the remote computer.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago Remah

I don't use TeamViewer but it seems like it is the standard that all others are compared to.

From a user perspective, TeamViewer and JoinMe use similar architectures which implies that their desings are considered close enough to optimal.

Security is unlikely to be a major issue because both organizations are aware of its importance. Both use the AES256-SHA suite. This is the same as https/SSL, which they also use for their websites, with 256-AES session encoding and 2048-bit RSA private/public key exchange.

Both use routing servers to ensure service continuity and connections are backed up so you don't lose a session if the connection to the primary server is broken. The location of the servers you are connected to probably has the biggest impact on performance. TeamViewer has a lot more servers in more locations than JoinMe so I would expect TeamViewer to have lower latency on average.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

Your unanswered prayers about file transfer s/w (might) stand a better chance if you spread a little help, gotta sow to reap. I mean, if your family can't do you wrong what good are they? Some can teach themselves from a book but there still exist a dependency on others. You learned from your smart computer acquaintances not to help family and/or friends. ha. Let me climb down off of my soapbox before I slip and fall off and everybody starts laughing.

DISCLAIMER -
I'm just kidding, really.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago fred64

Join.me might be OK to connect for some quick/easy minor work, but it lacks many of the features I use on team viewer.

I use Team Viewer to support family and friends across the country, including my sister in Hawaii and some in laws in Europe. Response time is pretty good on old slow systems (many have older PCs) and its a free service for non commercial use. I use team viewers ability to copy files and folders, remote print, remote reboot (and come back to the team viewer session) and remote reboot to safe mode. Team viewers chat box is very effective for sharing instructions. They provide a thinner client that installs a portable app and always start the latest version. I mean how much easier can it be for fully functional remote access to their PC? I have not tried some of the other team viewer features like access a PC from my android phone or using one of my Linux boxes, but I do have it installed.

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Best Free Music Notation Software 1 year 2 months ago Cullipool

I'd like to endorse all the good things you say about MuseScore, and add that it opens the .bww files of Bagpipe Music Writer (BMW) too. I'm thinking of changing the writing of my band's music from BMW to Lilypond, so that I can have more flexibility for some of our more intricate requirements. MuseScore appears to offer an intermediate step between BMW's .bww files and the .ly files of Lilypond.

I'm having problems, though, exporting the .bww files to .ly ones with "Save As..." — MuseScore crashes without saving a properly completed version. It's a pity, because the the export to .ly is much easier than Lilypond's bwwtolily procedure which just won't run on my PC. There must be a work-around, and I'll report back when I find it.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago Sope

Sad but true!

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago Kumar_Shah

Crosseyedlemon: Very apt screen name.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Fortunately my computer knowledge is such that I never have to worry about receiving such phone calls. I'm acquainted with a few smart computer people who absolutely regret the day they decided to help family and friends every time there was a computer problem. Rarely are they compensated for their time and assistance. Sometimes the best way to help someone with computer issues is to force them to learn new things on their own and rely less on others.

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Free Online Screen Sharing For Easy Support 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

Rob or anyone,
How does this compare with Team Viewer? (not so much in features but in latency, security etc... )

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 2 months ago Buddythecat

I was running Win 7 happily.. MS kept pushing to upgrade to 10.. I kept saying NO!!! but last Friday they ZAP!! did it any way before I could stop it.. At first I thought what the hell sooner or later ill have to. So Saturday morning when I went to check it>>. WHHHHAAAaaa my puter kept trying to start and couldnt>>> NO help from MS.. or the web.. Tommorrow I have a Cert MS engineer ( ) comming by to try to straighten it out.. $150 an hour.. Im going to go to small claims and sue MS for the bill Who else has this problem???

Dec 8 Had a long session with MS securiety in Phip. and India and after an hour they couldny help the situation.. Called in a pro and He had no choice fut to reformat.. He did pre save all my files but the programs were lost.. So bottom line $200.00 and hours later my older lap top is back to the state HP delivered it with no programs or files...The new dell is running fine with the old info and im not a happy MS camper. Any one want to jpoin a class action suit???

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 1 year 2 months ago lynway

This is exactly what I was looking for but I have a three monitor system and I would like this to run a one specific screen. How can I arrange that?

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 2 months ago bootneck02

What Windows users forget is that Microsoft is not the only kid on the block. Up to 3 weeks ago I had been a loyal Microsoft user from XP right up W10. But 3 weeks ago I bit the bullet because I was not satisfied with MS attitude towards it’s users and that W10 had all the problems that it has and its attitude towards its users so now I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 64 bit. It is quick, free and all the apps any would want, all free and it is easy to use, and there is plenty of help out there e.g this site should you have any problems, so far I have not had any and I am a silver surfer without any IT training or experience of any other operating system other Windows.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... UrBackup is an easy to setup open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time ...":

https://www.urbackup.org/

 

Sismics reader:

http://www.sismics.com/reader/#!/home

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 months ago shoot_fire

I've been using Bitdefender Free for about 6 months now and while I'm an advanced [cautious] user, I've had no issues with it. It took a while to get used to just leaving it alone, as in the past I'd go in and tweak all the settings of my commercial antivirus.
As the author wrote, there's no conclusive evidence that the Bitdefender Free engine is the same as the paid, but it's pretty likely. One area that the free is much better than the paid is in usage of system resources. This is likely due to all the supplemental features the paid versions have. At idle, the Free version uses about 25 MB of memory as opposed to close to 250 MB for the paid Bitdefender AV Plus 2015. Consequently, the paid Bitdefender uses as much memory as McAfee! But I digress.
My point is, the free Bitdefender is a great product for either A) a total set it and forget it user like an elderly relative; or B) a power user who has trust in the product and who'd be able to tell if something were not right on their system.

Here's the simple, layered security setup I use on my Dell (every day) laptop:
1) Bitdefender Free A/V - set & forget
2) Windows Firewall - set & f9rget
3) Mcafee Web Advisor (aka Site Advisor) - for supplemental URL blocking and search engine result ratings (Mcafee has the best product in this category IMO, by far - far better than Bitdefender "Traffic Light" )
4) Malwarebytes Free - manual scan every 2-3 weeks

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 1 year 2 months ago sgtpapa

I will be 71 this month and not all that smart when it comes to computers. Yes, I can find the "on-off-delete" buttons, but at times I wish there was a place I could kick my computer in the ass so it would do what I wanted it to! It's worse than my Brother-In-Law! This review along with all the comments that followed have given me some great ideas as to the free tools I might use to clear up and fix some of my computer's problems. And yes, some of you are probably laughing and saying to yourselves that none of these programs will fix OPERATOR ERROR type problems. [I spent over 23 years in electronic maintenance in the Air Force and the thing that pissed the Maintenance Chief off the most was to see OPERATOR ERROR on an outage report.] But, I am learning more each day and thanks to sites and articles like this, I'm having less 'downtime'. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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50 GB Of Free Online Storage 1 year 2 months ago Patrik Silva

Good Opportunites To Save your data and save the live for your computer too. I really Like.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 1 year 2 months ago dabney

Change "women" to "some people" and "men" to "some people" . (Unless you are doing sales surveys for product advertisers, perhaps)

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Turn Your PC Into An Effects-Laden Photo Booth 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

I removed the pre installed webcam software from my laptop as a security precaution. The site mentioned gets a clean bill of health from Virus Total but I'd still sandbox the app.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 1 year 2 months ago bem

Go. Read. Be amazed.

I personally have never had access to any text that so completely breaks down the concepts involved in programming. The indices alone are more complete and detailed than most college and tech school textboooks.

Good find! Downloading..............

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 2 months ago will2

Like with another post 2 years back, I think you should state if each utility Verifies the destination matches the source bit-by-bit 100% ! The only reason I look for a Copy Utility, is I am not happy with the Copy cmd in Windows, as it does not report copy errors when copying bulk data/drives. Therefore a primary feature I seek is Verification. BTW, when I perused your link for Ultracopier I could not even find a reference to Verification, so I guess it may not do that all-important function. Your review would benefit from including a at-a-glance table of vital Copy features for each Utility.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 1 year 2 months ago ixan

Or why women are silly, empty-headed and obsessed with looks and getting something pretty cheap, but men are willing to put hours of intellectual effort and skill into something. I think your sexism has no place anywhere, certainly not on a techie blog where a lot of people are women. I was a consumer electronics designer and find your remark very insulting indeed.

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago Brian Boru

:) Let me help you get started:
1 x Queen's Guard hat + 1 x bobby's hat = 1 Texas 10-gallon hat;
1 x US reality TV contestant = 1 x football hooligan;
2 x Republican front-runners = Monster Raving Loony party.

You gettin' the hang of it yet?

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Haha! Good luck with the lemonade. I'd probably make some myself if I enjoyed the math challenge of changing American standard measurements into the Imperial system.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

GreatNews - RSS reader:
http://curiostudio.com/

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 2 months ago Panzer

"... After a glorious run of almost 10 years, regretfully, BlogBridge is no longer available as a supported product ...":

http://www.blogbridge.com/

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 2 months ago Brian Boru

Yep, Xnview just quit on me, I didn't like Zoner when I tried it 1-2 years ago, so I've just started with FastStone. Impressed so far, interface seems as good as Xnview.

I've used IrfanView for I suppose 20 years, and have no plans to drop it anytime soon. Superb program, which I use for doing processing jobs, especially in batch mode. It does indeed open fullscreen, as Weltall mentioned.

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago Brian Boru

Nice find Rob, thank you. Martin Gardner's work was where I first discovered fun with math.

Let's make cross-eyed lemonade!

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Best Free Computer Chess 1 year 2 months ago Sea Mac

You are Correct: Sigma Chess is no more.

But SCIDvsMac https://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc

and DreamChess http://dreamchess.org/downloads.html

are 2 of the many remaining Chess games for Mac OS X still working ...

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy

No one is forced anywhere when using this site. In less time than it took you to post the negative comment, you could have seen the same content as anyone else.

"Most of the software on this site is offered free and it is hoped that learners of Mathematics around the world will enjoy and benefit from this resource. This site is designed for teachers and upper Secondary/High school pupils. - See more at: http://www.transum.org/Software/Transum_About.asp#sthash.eYkjSH9l.dpuf"

"On some pages we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website."

There is of course more information that takes just a moment to read. Ad blockers are free also.
MC - Site Manager.

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago ricks1912

I can't recommend this site. It started off with an interesting and educational game. As I progressed I was forced into a succession of commercial sites flogging various maths games. I couldn't be bothered investigating further.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 2 months ago bootneck02

For of those of you who are disenchanted with Microsoft and how they want to monitor your PC behaviour, and who you are talking to, who you are buying from and what web sites you are going on (don’t worry the security services are also monitoring as well) but not a commercial who may sell that Information on. Have a look at Linux there are many to choose but I would recommend Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 that is a LTS supported up to 2019, Ubuntu or Zorin. They are designed to be easy to convert from Windows but each have their pluses and their minuses. I have tried Zorin but found it good but with to many aps and it got confusing ( I am a silver surfer after all and not a techey) Looked at Ubuntu and Mint and found that Mint suited me down to the ground, it is what suits you that matters, also do not forget there is a fantastic community out there that if you have a problem who will assist you. I haven’t had a problem so haven’t needed their assistance so far. I am a complete novice and have only downloaded Mint 3 weeks ago and so far haven’t had a problem so my advice go for it and tell Microcrap to go to hell. The other advantage is that all Linux systems are free and so are the apps and also no expensive anti virus software, anti malware etc etc. In fact I am totally sold on Linux never to return to Microsoft.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

That's horrible.........I'm so sorry you're having to go through that. When you get your system back, I would suggest you install GWX Contro Panel, the latest version prevents Microsoft from updating your computer. You can find it here:

http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanentl...

It's been mentioned and recommended many times by our readers and editors, I have it installed as well.

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago 4sure5

I've never enjoyed math puzzles, but taking a look at the site I see lots of things I'd like to try. Having fun doing math seems like a great idea, and will certainly keep the "little grey cells" busy! Thanks, Rob!!

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 2 months ago Remah

1. Although there are statistics on whether email accounts are setup for business/public versus personal use, there is no widely-used methodology to determine which emails are for business or public use and which are private and personal. http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Email_Market_2015-2019,_Executive_Summary.pdf is one example of this where they simply summarise the type of service that the email originates from.

A growing trend is for personal communications on social media and instant messaging rather than on email. But even there it is not clear what the actual breakdown is of messages.

2. Mobile devices use email clients too. Webmail is browser-based.

Many reports show mobile email clients replacing webmail use hence the decline in webmail, e.g. https://litmus.com/blog/email-client-market-share-where-people-opened-in-2013.

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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago iun

Thanks Rob for posting this. My family, including 90 year-old mum love maths puzzles! Boo to crosseyedlemon!

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Free Arts & Crafts and Hobbies eBooks and Written Instructions 1 year 2 months ago toonpig

Was looking for book on photography so glad checked Gizmo first found just what I wanted straight off. Thanks for your hard work in compiling these lists for us. I tell everyone to check out this site first for honest reviews of stuff & best place to find it

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 2 months ago Realist

First, I was talking about personal emails.

Second, Can email on mobile devices be counted as webmail or client?

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 2 months ago reninmartin

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 2 months ago Remah

The majority, about two thirds of emails, are opened using email clients. The big change has been the move from using the desktop to using mobile devices which is now half of all emails opened. Webmail is increasing and it might equal client opens in another two or three years at current rates of increase.

You don't have to search far to find those stats, e.g.:

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 2 months ago Realist

Email clients - for personal use - is like outdated now. Most people now a days use online emails.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 1 year 2 months ago DanielRuf

Some problems with some email addresses:
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Remote host said:
552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content presents a potential
552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit
552-5.7.0 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6590 to review our message
552 5.7.0 content and attachment content guidelines. pk5si21685982wjb.102 - gsmtp
[BODY]
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Remote host said:
553 sorry, that domain isn't allowed to be relayed thru this MTA [mail235] (#5.7.1)
[RCPT_TO]
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Remote host said:
550 5.1.1 User Unknown
[RCPT_TO]
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(ultimately generated from research@spy-emergency.com)
host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [74.125.194.26]
SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content presents a potential
552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit
552-5.7.0 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6590 to review our message
552 5.7.0 content and attachment content guidelines. t132si17126167oib.144 - gsmtp
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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

When it comes to having fun, math puzzles rank just behind root canal surgery in my opinion. Thanks but no thanks.

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Best Free Wallpaper Changer 1 year 2 months ago Geert

My Daily Wallpaper deserves to be mentioned here too
(cf. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/385000-windows-wallpapers-and-auto-changer-program.htm)

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 2 months ago Geert

AT LAST!
A wallpaper changer that starts up with Windows WITH the possibility to stop running after the wallpaper is changed.
And it's portable too. What else could you want more?
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

That is surprising............it makes sense that some people would want to start at the beginning. That's something I would use.

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 2 months ago Ayush

I simply prefer Bing wallpapers!

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 2 months ago Ayush

I simply prefer Bing wallpapers!

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 2 months ago miniliq

I've used James Gart's Wallpaper Master (free and pro versions available) for several years -- I have about 3000 images in a file it accesses randomly (other choices available) and displays on my dual monitors at a frequency I choose, with or without captions -- many other display options available.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Reverse Engineering is a lot like trying to understand why women are obsessed with shoe sales or if your a women, why men are willing to spend hours tinkering with a carburetor. It's pretty interesting stuff even when there are no clear answers to these questions.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

The NY Times and several other news services I follow have about 200k tweats in their timelime and it's a bit surprising there isn't a shortcut to reach the start of the timeline for those people who like to do archival research.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 2 months ago RecklessMaverick

Reading this and trying to make sense of it reinforces my decision to stay away from twitter and Instagram and other similar social services on the internet. The ONLY reason I keep a facebook page is for Double Down Casino slot games.

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

Awwww, that's so nice of you to say.......... :)

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Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 1 year 2 months ago Paxmilitaris

Is there a good freeware tool to remove all metadata from any files?

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