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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

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

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Clever Utility Lets You Share Your Scanner Across Your LAN 1 year 1 month ago StanKudrin

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

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

http://brew.sh/linuxbrew/

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Best Free Text Editor 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

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

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

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

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 1 year 1 month ago MidnightCowboy

See here. MC - Site Manager.

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

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 1 year 1 month ago gbarthad

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

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago Sooty

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

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

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

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

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

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

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

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

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

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

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

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

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Sgluber

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

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

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

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Minerva:

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

 

Project Reality: BF2:

http://www.realitymod.com/features

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee

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

It works for me.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago wednesday-mac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago grimbles

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago toktok

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

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

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

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

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 1 year 1 month ago pjyoung

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

Thanking you in advance for your input.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago toktok

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

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago Stamimail

At bfief looking:

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

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

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago lowndesw

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

THANK YOU.

No telling how many trees you saved!!

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

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

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

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

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Fake online product reviews 1 year 1 month ago bernardz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online 1 year 1 month ago judgemel

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

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Got a child with an Android phone? Read this. 1 year 1 month ago Burn-IT

Indeed there is nothing more annoying than hearing parents complaining about the lack of control on the web!!
They are no doubt the same ones that want nursery schools from earlier and earlier ages.
"I spanwned it, YOU look after it"

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 1 month ago crombierob

I tried your link for FastCopy v3-0-6 32bit, but that took me to strange (and foreign) places.
Our readers may prefer this link -
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/FastCopy.shtml

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Easily Take a Screenshot in More Than One Way on Your Android Mobile 1 year 1 month ago crombierob

Thanks for being frank, Frank
But I agree -
Shirley there should be an easier way to take a quick screenshot

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 1 month ago JMDaniel

Why is taking so long for Windows 10 software to come out of its shell?

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250+ Windows Tweaks At Your Fingertips 1 year 1 month ago mchldpy

He knew that.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

All it says in systeminfo is OS Ver 10.0 N/A 10240

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Easily Take a Screenshot in More Than One Way on Your Android Mobile 1 year 1 month ago Frank D

The instructions are confusing. Would be nice if just one method were presented, and if all the program's options were just preselected. It should not be this complicated to take a simple screenshot.

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How to Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 1 year 1 month ago ricktitan

Emailondeck.com hands down. Super simple, clears logs daily.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bili_39

I am using both (RTM and insider) builds and all tips works for me.

I am actually using most of them (just leaving the task view).

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bili_39

The third tip (in picture above). In dropout menu select "hidden".

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago v.laurie The build shown here is the stable build that everyone on the regular track has. If you are an insider you got build 10565 today. It does have a somewhat different start menu. view
Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

You must be using a different build of Windows 10 isn't the same. I had a large update this

aM.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

How do you get rid of the search icon?

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon Ah, thanks bem! view
Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

Any of the first few programs that can be found in the Related Products and Links section of the article are suitable for what you want. Pictus, Nexus Image, Honeyview and Xlideit are simple programs that can display a fullscreen view and have a good rendering quality.

Be aware, though, that the viewing quality of a zoomed image doesn't just depend on the program but also on the kind of interpolation algorithm used for the magnification. Some programs let you choose from a list of algorithms for that matter.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago scrockett

Thanks for the tip!

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago Stamimail

Hi, I'm looking for alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
I very like Windows Photo Viewer, but my 2 big problems are the:
1. in zooming the quality is bad
2. There is no FullScreen.
I'm looking for the same thing with those two fixed. A lite app without a lot of features.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago bem

You really do scour the web, don't you? I couldn't have found that if I knew it was out there. Good find.

The author, Brad Kovach, has since graduated and gone on to greener pastures, but a thank you is always appropriate.

Have one for yourself!

bem

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

Hi Peter! You're more than welcome............this is one of those little things I've had sitting around for years and it finally dawned on me that hey.............maybe I ought to write this one up, someone else might find it useful. :)

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago J_L

You don't even need the search icon, just start typing right after clicking the start button...

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 year 1 month ago william1967

Thank you for the article. There aren't that many articles explaining how to customize a Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop, this is very helpful in that respect. Can you explain how to install and change new window borders, icons and controls for a customized look of the desktop?

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago snakyjake

My main concern is on a Windows machine where other people have sys admin rights to read the user directory, malware, etc. All the tools I've seen have you decrypt the volume, which means the information is now vulnerable. For example, I have my USB drive encrypted, but I decrypt it so I can use my portable email client or RSS reader. But this also makes the entire volume vulnerable since it is decrypted. Ideally I want realtime encryption/decryption where the storage remains encrypted, but opened decyrpted at the time needed, and not decrypted for any other user or unauthroized use. The workaround is multiple encrypted containers: some decrypted full time, other decrypted only when needed. Another workaround I'm looking into is a virtual machine where I have more control.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago pvilan

Many, many thanks riannon!
I have been waiting for years for an utility to clear print queue other than manually!

Peter

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

philip,

Thanks for a good and informative article, I have read it with great interest. Since I am in the same boat as lowndesw it luckily all can remain theory for me.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago philip

Thanks for the questions Emphyrio. It's good to have fresh input. I've annotated the line in the article about PGP Wholedisk Encryption (it's spendy for individual use). It is now Symantec Drive Encryption.

You've also motivated me to take another look at VeraCrypt. It, like TrueCrypt had some problems on Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt is OK on Windows 10, but is not maintained, and more vulnerabilities have very recently been found in it. I'm going investigate VeryCrypt on Windows 10. It looks like a promising replacement for TrueCrypt. However, I am not going to be able to validate it for full-disk encryption.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bernardz

You should make people aware Vic that that not all software products are supported on Windows 10 including microsoft products for example just today I discovered SQL Server 2008 R2 is NOT supported on Windows 10.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2681562

This is going to cost a few of my clients and probably yours too.

 

 

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago emphyrio

Thanks for a great article, it was a pleasure to read.

One question: PGP Wholedisk Encryption seems to be Symantec Encryption nowadays. Are you sure this should be featured on Gizmo's Freeware site?

And another question: what is your stance on VeraCrypt? Does it fit your criteria for a good encryption program?

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 1 month ago johnvk

Other than Gizmo's here (techsupportalert.com) i like sevenforums.com

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago johnvk

Cache viewer looks useful. How do people do that?
What does "Privacy Test" do? That seems interesting.
What's in the "Permissions" option?

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Best Free Drive Encryption Utility 1 year 1 month ago clas

interesting article...thanks. i alway shy a bit from encryption on my machine as i often wonder if i will be somehow kept out as well as snoopers. but one program you mentioned, safehouse explorer, i do use and have found it simple and as secure as i need it. i was first impressed by the video explaining the product on its homepage. found that well-done and easy to understand for an old coot like me.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago lowndesw

I KNOW NOTHING about any of this stuff, but find it fascinating and useful in learning about the subject plus the related interworkings of my computers. Almost wish I had something terribly important to hide.

THANKS for another great article!!

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago sceptic

This is a correction to my previous comment. My reference to Readitlater should have been to Readability, and I was wrong to say that articles in paid-for websites are truncated. This is, however, true of Instapaper Text, which comes with Instapaper.

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Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android 1 year 1 month ago wanderinwoodsman

I must be missing something. I do not consider the "widgets" associated with this app numerous or thorough

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Sgluber

Since Firefox is the best browser for privacy and offer many resources for a "clean" web browsing, it's true that an extension like that sounds like something unnecessary. Plus, there are many good utilities that can help in this way.

But it is very good to see and count with a large and diversified number of good options and possibilities. The freedom in choosing what and how we want is unpayable.

From this point of view, I think that Click And Clean and all the other resources that help people are totally welcome.

Thank you for the suggestion, rob! :-)

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

I believe to know what add-ons like this are supposed to do.

But on Win7 and Win8 systems I can't avoid the question: WHY?
I am aware Win10 is a whole different bad of worms.

AFAIK there is nobody accessing my machine remotely, nobody snooping around on my machine personally and again, AFAIK there are no viruses, trojans or other malware running that might "harvest" such things.

I trust my perimeter defenses, I am careful what I click on and the Delete button is the single most used functionality in my email client.

Even my most "computer illiterate" customers (their own words!) do sufficiently well with Adblock Plus and WOT as the only add-ons in Firefox; and they have learned to heed WOT's warnings.

Please help me: Why?

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Ronnie145

Click & Clean is available for other browsers.

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 1 month ago howiem

I agree with listing Eudora 7.1.0.9 here. I have been using Eudora since there was an Internet and am still using it with no problems on a Win 7 Pro x32 system, running in Win XP SP3 compatibility mode.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux:

https://github.com/qdore/Mutate

 

PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution:
http://www.ppsspp.org/

 

Passion Audio Player:

http://www.passionplayer.com/passion_audio_player.html

 

"... cclive is a tool for downloading media from YouTube and similar websites. It has a low memory footprint compared to other existing tools ...":

http://cclive.sourceforge.net/index.html#about

 

GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors:
http://gkrellm.srcbox.net/

 

"... Wbar is a simple and highly customizable quick-launch dock that adds a little dimension and color to an LXDE or Openbox desktop without adding much additional weight or being gaudy ...":

http://lxlinux.com/wbar.html

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago BillK

I have set Firefox to always use Private Browsing mode so no history is ever stored and everything is cleared when Firefox closes. I don't see that this extension is necessary.

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Best Free Text Editor 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Notepad Supreme:
https://sites.google.com/site/akoware/downloads/software-for-window

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Passion Audio Player:

http://www.passionplayer.com/passion_audio_player.html

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago bernardz

You need to click on the page and then click on the reader; this can make it a bit slow to read. It can be slow to load.

As it is  on the
pros: The result  is surprisingly good, what I think it might it might be very good for is  sending an article to someone else.

Cons: Most of us can screen out in our heads most the rubbish anyway.

It seems to freeze the page if pressed twice on the same page.

Does not work sometimes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago mchldpy

Developed by brothers Vlad and Serge Strukoff. Wasn't there a failed German Blue Movie by that same name?

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Ankittt

This service works great!

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago AndrewK

Having tried various extensions of this type (and Windows 10's Reader View), the one I now use is Clearly by Evernote. Although it is designed for use with Evernote it works fine on its own - I usually use the Print icon to print the result to a PDF. Most competitors do not produce live links in a PDF copy, but Clearly picks up links and converts them to footnotes - still not clickable, but you can at least see what the link is.

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Jorpho

The trouble with services like these is that all too frequently they don't work with all videos, or they suddenly stop working entirely. (For a while there were a bunch that apparently required running a local Java applet, which were kind of creepy.)

My usual process is to download the video and then separate the audio stream using VLC.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago 4sure5

Regarding viewing slideshows on sites as a single page, I've had success with PageZipper. You wind up scrolling down a lot, but it's much faster than clicking through the slideshows.

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Aninnymous

Since many browser files can not be removed until the browser closes, an external generalist cleaner program like CCleaner or Privacy Eraser may be a better choice than an extension. If it requires a browser restart to clean those files, the difference is not significant.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago Jonrock

It would be nice if there was a program/ app that would allow one to view the many slideshows on sites as a single page. It is VERY frustrating trying to click through all those slides otherwise and i thus avoid those sites.

If anyone is aware of a solution to this annoyance please post. Anyone else have this same annoyance?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee

Try also "My Fotos" which probably has some basic features that are needed, such as rotate, crop and zoom.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/apps/my-fotos/9wzdncrdfxpf

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago Frank D

Love it! Thanks for the article.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago sceptic

I use Instapaper. There is a problem with both this and Readitlater, however, which is that where the website is subscription only (such as The Times, London), only the truncated (public) version is converted. The reason is obviously that the conversion is done online, Instapaper accessing the page. I have long wanted an add-on that did the conversion locally, to avoid that problem. Reader evidently does just that. However, it does not always render the article (in the case of The Times), but the readers' comments instead. Also, as someone else has noted, it freezes on returning to the original page.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Well, I prefer the native feature "Reader View".
It does it sufficiently good for my bad, old eyes AND it is not an extension.
I recently read that Mozilla in a future version supposedly will drop support of extensions altogether, so I will not get more and more of them.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

I'm sorry I can't help. I have Android devices for tablet and phone and I use QuickPic myself. A quick search for "free picture viewer for windows tablet" gave me the link I'm providing below, but those are specifically photo editors. Anyway, I guess they must have some kind of viewer to relay on, so you might give them a try.

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/5723574687/photography-apps-android-tablet

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

Nexus Image is free even for commercial use, as they specifically say so.  I guess Honeyview could also be used commercially, as I haven't found any warnings against that, and it supports RAW files. You can read my review of both programs in my article.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 1 month ago frankyfinks

I have been using this free 3D floor planning software at http://citybuildco.com.au/tools-and-resources. It came in handy when we were redesigning our office and wanted to get a leg up by having some of the plans ready for the builders.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware:
http://open-sankore.org/

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