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Best Free HTML Editor 1 year 2 months ago JEB1966

For my money (that's a joke, son, I say that's a joke), the best freeware HTML editor out there is ToniArts Easy HTML. While I would like the program even more if it included syntax highlighting and/or HTML validation, I feel this lack is greatly outweighed by the inclusion of a preview of the document that can be refreshed without saving the document, a feature I have been unable to find in another freeware HTML editor.

Available at: http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ehtmle.htm

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

What am I doing wrong? Downloaded it ok, got the license code, but it won't install. Error message: "ShellExecuteEx failed, code 21. The device is not ready."

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Create Smart, Beautiful Maps for Free 1 year 2 months ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome, and thank you for the additional information. :)

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

I'm sorry I missed that. I stopped reading just a line or two short of the end, after finishing the directions.

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Party Lights, Or Just Fun On Your PC 1 year 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Something tells me Rob still owns a lava lamp and tie-dyed T-shirts.

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Manage Your Time Better, With A Tomato 1 year 2 months ago unclnis

Thanks for the tip!
I remember I've used it in the past and totally forgot about it. Just what I needed

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 year 2 months ago Realist

Desktop iCalendar Lite is also a good option.
Rainlendar shows events in a pop-up, if you click on a future date it doesn't show the events of that date in the Events List.

In Desktop iCalendar Lite you can select a future date and it will show the events and to-dos of that date.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy As stated in the offer text above - no. MC - Site Manager. view
Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago InquiringMind

Is it possible, at any later date, to upgrade the version being offered for download?

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

Thank you! This is a good one. Everything was smooth — subscribed, got subscription verification email, got email with download link & license code, downloaded, installed program, registered.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Correct. :) Currently enjoying 30 degrees and sunshine on the run up to Christmas instead of what I was used to back in the UK. MC - Site Manager. view
Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 1 year 2 months ago Sgluber

Nice!

Thank you, MC!
(the english brazilian guy, right? X-D)

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Create Smart, Beautiful Maps for Free 1 year 2 months ago abrandt

Thank you for this article. This looks very promising. I contacted Philipe via their IM... and learned that Mapme also has ROUTE OPTIMIZATION features... however their not documented yet. Appreciate notice of Mapme! ~ Alan

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Best Free Website Forum Software 1 year 2 months ago DavidT

Great article, thanks.
I wish I had read it before purchasing vbulleti!
New users might well be best to use free software.
I was going to give MyBB a try but instead opted to try vbulletin.
The trial version looked good and offered everything i needeed so why not?
The problem is that I have been unable to instal the software.
My domain host support are unable to make it work and vbulletin support are unable to make it work.
The software is certainly not for me if problems can occur that specialist support staff cant sort out.
No refund though. Having bought a product that I cant use, vbulletin are unwilling to refund.
Having made enquiries I realise that this is a common complaint.
Those starting out should think seriously about free forum software they use and check out the refund policy if they are buying.
My experience is not unusual, there is no way of telling from use of thevbulletin trial version, whether you will even be able to instal the full version and once you have downloaded it, vbulleting will not refund and take no resonsibility for it working.
This is not an industry norm. You can get easier to manage software with support that takes responsibility for your forum working.

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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

This is my picture(guess) of things -
- Installer does not offer to create ISO
- Installed Pro has a button top right for bootable CD
- It takes you to the link I mentioned above
- That page has a download for the ISO for the free bootable 9.1
- The differences between the free version, should not matter for the average user.
- The features that are lacking in the free bootable CD, are features that I have never needed
Here is a link to the comparison table -
http://www.partitionwizard.com/comparison.html

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

I agree and also normally only do such operations from a bootable CD. I assume the installer gives you a program to do operations on other than the system disk as well as an option to create a bootable CD? I was going to temporarily install it only long enough to create the CD. Is that linked .ISO download the exact same version CD as the one created by the installed app? If so, why install it?

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

Thanks for checking!

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

QUESTION: The FAQ has this item "How to uninstall AVG Security Toolbar?". Does this Pro version install the toolbar or any other undesirables? I am waiting to find out before I install it.
BTW: I had no trouble getting the email with code and download link. Just had to wait about 5 minutes. THANKS!

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

I would not recommend Windows Defender either, but then again despite what some the AV comparsions are saying, I would not recommend AVAST either. At the moment, the virus are winning.

Probably the best one I think now is Bitdefender but its not free.

 

At work what I am doing now when a machine comes to be cleaned, is loading a trial version of Bitdefender and cleaning it with that. 

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

Correct. I was just waiting for a response direct from MiniTool before posting here.
As Joe A.TT states, there is nothing else included with the download. We have an information page about how to avoid unwanted content here. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download...

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

I too only do such operations from a bootable CD
Does the Pro version allow creation of a bootable CD ?

I noticed that I have the ver 9.0 of the Pro version.
It has an icon top right saying 'Bootable CD'
When I click that, it opens this web page -
http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html
And it says 'free download'
If God visited me (again) and said he is re-creating the Earth, and do I have any wishes.
I would ask him to ban the expression 'free download', as I am never sure what that means.

PS Could someone let me know if this generous giveaway of Pro 9.1, is crippled in any way (missing some features) ?
I am sure anyone here that has 9.0 Pro installed would wonder whether to upgrade to 9.1, and perhaps lose features

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

No. I installed it and there was no AVG Security Toolbar or other unwanted extras. Nevertheless, you shouldn't get caught out if you scrutinize everything whenever you install software.

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

Ideally you shouldn't be doing partition operations on the same disk as the partition software is installed on.

If you go to http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html you can download the always free bootable version which is an iso of about 140MB (ouch).

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 2 months ago kapha

Nice review list. but it needs some edition. Elmedia player should be added to this list, because it supports a wide range of common and not so common audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV and more.
Visit this

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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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