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Best Free Online TV Viewer 1 year 3 months ago nunomegas

It's true. I second that. And it's been like that I think over an year already.

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 year 3 months ago jackmiller

"minitool partition wizard" is better over all above(in my opinion),i had no any bad experience even on its free edition

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

Score: Test-1, Myself-0

My apologies to Jojo Yee. While reading faster than my comprehension levels intake speed, I suffered a buffer overrun and ASS-U-ME-d that the free version did not do GooTube downloads and immediately started mumbling under my breath and thinking other than "happy camper" thoughts.

michael

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago Monica33

We have tested the version of EaseUS Data Recovery, there is no any opencandy, no other products.

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Hmm, thanks Rob but I pass,
Sounds good but Esaeus have been know to bundle junk (declinable ? 'built in useful tools'!) including OpenCandy with other products, how does one know this is any different? Their response here http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=35454 is less than convincing.

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago katclanman

what happens if you need to re-install it for some reason? Is the code still good?

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Wallpaper of the Week (Titanium Silver) 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I like backgrounds like this with good contrast and not a lot of movement. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week (Titanium Silver) 1 year 3 months ago brighton2015

Great winter one when it get dark early!

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago bertie44

Thanks for this one, Rob. Followed your instructions and it all went fine. This is the sort of full-strength program it's good to have but you hope never have to use. (But on a quick run through, it's an eye-opener what sort of stuff it recovers!)

Bertie

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

The responses from crosseyed and MC seem to talk about different things. I have yet to find a computer that brings PC Decrapifier pre installed with it from the factory. And naturally I second the notion that every brand name computer should be cleaned up BEFORE it's put on the Internet the first time.

I strongly second the warning against PC Decrapifier; a customer had bought it some time ago and I saw it on his machine.
In the end it presented a list with remove/leave alone choices that the poor customer could not make. And that was what he had spent money on. Maybe newer versions are somewhat better but I doubt it.

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago reikipete

iTools.com seems great, BUT not all pieces are free, as you will find if / when you go to any portion of SPOKEO. I see 3 month & 6 month subscriptions on one inquiry. 'nuff said !

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

OK thanks. Sometimes there are time limitation on these licenses for trial versions so I wanted to clear that up. Recovery programs are never truly appreciated until your faced with a possible disaster so this is an excellent giveaway worth taking advantage of.

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

There is nothing contradictory here. The article has explained it. On the giveaway page, when you enter the name and email address, a license code will be sent to you in the email, using which you can activate the software, in the time period, as stated. After that, the software will be registered and then you can use it for as long as you like.

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago YossiD

A good start, but lots is still missing from iTools (unless I just couldn't find it). Where are the websites for online:
* PDF creation
* Audio/video file format conversion
* Graphics files format conversion
* Drawing tools
* etc., etc. etc.

I'm guessing this is a work in progress, so I'll check back from time to time to see.

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy "Once it's installed and activated, you can of course use the software for as long as you like". view
Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

There seems to be some contradictory information here. This is a trial version so I'm assuming you can't use the software for as long as you like. Does the license expire after one month? I recently installed the Rufus recovery software that was mentioned at this site so I was hoping for a different surprise.

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago ih8bills

I think the link crashed their site... ? I can't get there right now. OOOPS !

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

BorgBackup is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption:

http://borgbackup.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 3 months ago George.J

Comodo and Microsoft Security Essentials (limited) is free for Business use. Whereas Panda is free for non-profit organizations. 

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Best Free Application Minimizer 1 year 3 months ago Tar73

I just tested TrayIt quickly and work but it seem to be some issues. If I use the "place in tray" function and choose "hide window", then restore the window and close the program, the icon for the program still stay in the tray. So if I start the same program and want to minimize to tray again I suddenly have 2 icons for same program. It clutter the tray and create some confusion but don't seem to create any real problems.

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Free Travel eBooks Online 1 year 3 months ago guyperl

Check out http://travelionx.com/books/ with links to many FREE Travel eBooks (No Subscription Requied!).

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 1 year 3 months ago anandart

Chrome is certainly not protected from Googles snooping eyes ...I have been using SRWare Ironware same browser with less surveillance

https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

 

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 1 year 3 months ago lowndesw

rhiannon,

THANK YOU for the info on Chrome!!

Just trying to implement the recommended changes and wonder if all or any of this is applicable to Chrome CANARY.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago smithjulia

the Microsoft Cloud Platform vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection http://www.slideshare.net/maefrova/70646-windows-server-2008-server-administrator

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 1 year 3 months ago bernardz

I have been using it for a  day now thanks to this article and its quite good. What it also has which is good is SoundCloud as well as youtube.

I suggest anyone intending to use it check the options first, in particular WiFI and advertisements and the search engines.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Duck - Cyberduck for the command line interface:

https://duck.sh/

 

"... Picat is a simple, and yet powerful, logic-based multi-paradigm programming language aimed for general-purpose applications ...":

http://picat-lang.org/

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31 Awesome Halloween Wallpapers 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

An excellent collection of Halloween wallpapers. I was thinking of using an image of Donald Trump....but that's just too scary.

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy crosseyedlemon makes a very valid point but just a word of caution regarding software such as PC Decrapifier. Often the results when using such tools are ambiguous to say the least and you can soon break parts of your Windows system or inhibit the ability to restore it should the need arise at a later date. I would advise researching any potentially unwanted components individually before attempting to remove them. MC - Site Manager. view
Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Seems somewhat strange that you would be visiting a site like this if you felt downloading software was unnecessary. In any event it's a win/win situation because they offer articles here on how to get rid of the pre-installed bloatware that comes with most computers.

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Best Free Search Engine 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

"... WareFerret searches the top four code repositories: Sourceforge, Google Code, Github, and Codeplex. Edit and add to the apps you use. Searches only the best free, legal, open source software ...":

http://wareferret.com/

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Best Free Streaming Media Recorder 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

For the past several years, I've been using StreamWriter (https://streamwriter.org/en/) to record a favorite weekly Internet radio program; with that particular station's stream at 128 kbps, each four-hour installment weighs-in at around 225 MB (I then use a simple editor, MP3DirectCut, to edit out station IDs and promos). It's a free app (donations accepted).

StreamWriter can record audio as either MP3 or AAC files; other features include the capability to record multiple streams simultaneously, schedule recordings, and either be installed or run as a portable app.

Virustotal shows it to be 100% clean (as do Avira, HitmanPro and Malwarebytes).

Highly recommended.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 3 months ago wenbuyi

i find a free convert pdf to word online http://www.online-code.net/pdf-to-word.html, just need you upload your pdf, and a second you can download the microsoft word doc.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. There are so many places on the planet where there aren't leaves, and places that don't have trees that turn colors and fall off according to seasons that I couldn't leave them out. I'd rather live someplace where it's warm all the time but for now I live where there are four distinct seasons. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 1 year 3 months ago Sgluber

"... Autumn/Fall/Harvest (take your pick) is in full swing, or for anyone who likes colorful leaves. :) ..."

In my case, I only can pick the "I like colorful leaves" option, rhiannon! X-D

Thank you, as usual! :-)

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Get This $49 DVD Utility Free If You're Quick 1 year 3 months ago billinnm

Free? Free? $9.95 is not free to me? Tried to install it several times but have to pay to get free! The special code is BR-VZEMEQJI-CRZULX---Maybe it should be for April Fools instead of Halloween! Beware.

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I hope Rob wasn't serious when he stated he still uses the Yellow Pages....makes you wonder if he has a pet dinosaur too. Never hurts to have a variety of links to utility tools so I will add this to my other bookmarks.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

BlueProximity - add security to your desktop by automatically locking and unlocking the screen when you and your phone leave/enter the desk:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blueproximity/

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 3 months ago Clivvey

Good Stuff, you never seem to amaze me

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An Incredible YouTube Downloader with More Capabilities 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

Incredible "if you can pay" YouTube ...

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Your Portal To The Best Free Online Tools 1 year 3 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
I am convinced that presently there is no need to download or install software on our PCs to get done most of our daily tasks.
That is why your advise to use iTools is a very valuable one.
Regards
Peter

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 1 year 3 months ago moee

concur with all the other folks & think it's 'bout time I ponied up. Thanks for saving me & making me feel great----how dooo you do that?!

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 3 months ago Yankiwi

Gizmo's has saved me countless hours in researching software online and countless dollars which would have been spent in buying and trying second-rate software, only to end up disappointed. Many thanks to Gizmo and to all the many volunteers who make TechSupportAlert possible. You all are superb!

P.S.- If you ever need financial help again to be able to keep Gizmo's free and independent, please ask. Gizmo's is the best bargain on the web!

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 3 months ago Remah

The article could be more specific but it is stated that the "huge traffic demand" and the need to "improve the site" are the sources of "financial pressure". Re the costs, I haven't asked Gizmo but we're probably using dedicated servers which would mean that costs are largely fixed.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 3 months ago snakyjake

I've done some more product evaluations. Volume/container encryption makes data 100% vulnerable when the volume is mounted. It simply looks like an unencrypted drive when mounted. I'm still trying to find a solution that won't leave my data vulnerable when I'm using my data.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

The article doesn't specifically state that web hosting charges are a financial issue so we really don't know how the donations are intended to be used. Your contradicting yourself somewhat by saying page hits (site traffic) is irrelevant and then saying data traffic is relevant. The first certainly influences the second in most cases.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

Sumatra 3.1 has been released (2015.10.24).

Changelog:

* 64-bit builds.

* All documents are restored at startup if a window with multiple tabs is closed (or if closing happened through File -> Exit); this can be disabled through the RestoreSession advanced setting.

* Printing happens (again) always as image which leads to more reliable results at the cost of requiring more printer memory; the "Print as Image" advanced printing option has been removed.

* Scrolling with touchpad (e.g. on Surface Pro) now works.

* Many crash and other bug fixes.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

I believe they are maple leaves myself, but the person who took the image and posted the wallpaper called them oak leaves.  Since it's their wallpaper, I kept their title. :)

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 months ago blklein

Have you looked at Comodo Mobile Security for Android?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

I have a lawn full of those, and they're maple leaves, not oak. That's what is on the Canadian flag.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy It was a very respectful and reasonable request to move Linux related discussion into the forum which is being ignored. Consequently anything else Linux related will now be deleted. MC - Site Manager. view
Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

I strongly repeat my endorsement of LinuxLite (see below).

If you don't run any Windows only(!) programs (like Quick Books) I even go one step further for a 6 years old Win7 machine: Get yourself a real Christmas present and buy a 120GB Samsung SSD (today $68 at Newegg). The rest are a few easy steps - if you don't have multiple GB of data:

1. Copy your documents, pictures and so on to your external HDD. Copy, don't back up.

2. Shrink your Win7 partition to let's say 20GB and make an image backup.

3. Use the Samsung software to transfer your current system to the SSD via a cheap USB/Sata adapter.

4. Put the SSD into your machine instead of the "old" HDD. It will boot just fine

5. Install Linux Lite on the SSD in the space you freed up in step 2 and hen enjoy.

I'll wager a beer or two you'll never want to go back to a HDD (or to Windows for that matter).

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

There's a new version of Lite out, and the long review at Distrowatch is required reading:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20151019#lite
Lite is underappreciated, probably because it uses an older version of Ubuntu as a base (because it Just Works). And the help system is great.

If you like a bit more cutting edge and visually appealing, try Elementary.

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224 Places For Free Audio Books Online 1 year 3 months ago SergeyTheRussian

Hello. The book called " LET STALK STRINE" sent me here. I am going to learn some Australian English as I am an English tutor. I have this idea that if I get an audio-book and mix reading with listening, the process will carry on faster, like when you read subtitles if you don't understand some film in original. So, guys, could you tell me where to find this audio-book, if it exists at all? The 'written' book is here, if anyone gets interested "http://www.textfiles.com/humor/strine.txt" P.S. +1

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

@crosseyedlemon

I feel your pain, I'm in very similar spot. I have made a choice that so far I have not regretted at ll.

Try LinuxLite https://www.linuxliteos.com It offers everything you may want for the average Facebook, email and Google user.

And OFF topic: TERRIBLE forum system where you can't make real link. Archaic!

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago Remah

Alexa doesn't normally measure the metrics used for web hosting charges. It normally shows page hits and unique and repeat visits but they aren't relevant to web hosting charges which are usually based on data storage space and data traffic.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

I'm a bit confused. You state the donations are needed because of the huge traffic demand your experiencing but a quick check of Alexa analytics shows that the site traffic has actually been trending down the last 3 months. Perhaps you meant to say that the current servers are outdated and need replacing. I think more people would be inclined to contribute if they had more specifics on what technical or site upgrades were planned.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago neilbt

As a mostly Ubuntu user, when i do use Windows i just use the Gnome Evince document viewer there as well.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago neilbt

Happy to donate as i have used this site for a lot of years, and can't see that changing yet!

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

Please folks can we keep the comments here relative to the Windows subject matter and deal with any Linux related stuff via the appropriate forum.

I'm happy to provide support for anyone wishing to consider Linux if they send me a PM requesting same. The result will depend on how many ask and what time I can devote to it, but will certainly be enough to get you started. MC - Site Manager.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 4 months ago Geekomatic

Hi Crosseyed!

If you're brand new to Linux, I think you'd find Linux Mint Mate a very comfortable fit. It's quite nice to look at, simple, great support, & is available in 32 or 64 bit depending on your machine.

As has been stated- you can run the system from a USB drive to get a feel for it & then simply choose "install" from the desktop icon if you like it. Be sure to back up your own hard drive data to an external drive before you begin the install & then let Mint have the entire drive (this will overwrite Windows). Here's a simple how-to:

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/how-to-create-bootable-linux-mint-usb.html

Most of all- have fun! It's a great OS.

G ;)

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago Geekomatic

Happy to donate. I come here often enough & enjoy the articles.

Thanks for trying to maintain a great site!

:)

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago TexasVet

Thanks to Midnight Cowboy and the Herd for all the time and hard work spent providing the best PC software info found anywhere. Worth every penny, even when I donate, and it's cheap too.
May Gizmo's future be bright.

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

There is definitely a collectors market for mint quality vintage posters so this website is worth a look.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago Phylis Sophical

Donated. Worth every penny for this site. It's saved me a fortune.

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How Google Knows Everywhere You've Been 1 year 4 months ago OllieJones

The dark underbelly of freeware: if you don't pay for the product, you ARE the product. Still, the mapping service mentioned is excellent.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago boristhemoggy

I will be donating, no problem with that as I've used you for many years now.
However there are some glaring errors in your listings that I wish could be addresses. For example, media monkey not listed in audio programs, yet it's one of the best programs out there paid for or free.
It's clear that some of the reviewers are biased or don't do their research properly on some categories.
Nevertheless it remains a good resource so my donation should help out quite a lot.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago RickeeBoy

I've been using this brilliant site since 2001 when Gizmo distributed the superb Email advising on 46 best bits of s/w and I'll definitely make my first ever donation as this site is still easily the most uninfluenced and true site around. Thanks Gizmo you were and still are the best. (keep advertising out as this just starts the nasty influences happening) Cheers Rick

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago bernardz

Get real! The choice is no review on paid VPNs, is that better and its not like many readers here do not need a paid VPN. 


Back to reality let face it, it costs money to run a site and there is nothing wrong with  the owners of the site asking for the readers who benefit to help.

I personally feel that over the years, almost all of us here have gotten much from this site, that is why we keep coming back. So I was pleased to help with a donation.

I also see nothing wrong with advertising as long as the articles are not affected by the advertising.

Another idea would be for Gizmo to sell memberships with some minor benefits for these people on this site, for those of us, working this would have an bonus  that we could claim some of the money we pay off tax.

My suggestion is consider doing what many organizations do and have the people responsible for collecting money being totally separate for the editors.

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Best Free Setup Builder 1 year 4 months ago George

Hi DM I haven't had the chance to review InstallForge yet. But it claims to be absolsutely free and also obviously offer serial number creation as far as I can see from their screenshots: http://installforge.net/home/ Best regards, George

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Best Free Setup Builder 1 year 4 months ago rhox

You really should think about adding InstallForge: http://installforge.net

Unlike the other setup creators it has an integrated online updater and does not add advertising meta data to the exe file (like Inno Setup do).
Also it does not use MSI which is blowing up your setup file and creating dumb data on the end users machine but an own setup engine which is really fast and robust.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago bart2201

I once asked for this site to give me the full access to the site because I'm a disabled vet on a small monthly income. Needless to say they had no problem giving me full access and now that they are in need of help I will make sure to donate what I can on the 1st of next month. I've always relied on Gizmo's site for input and help and can find no reason not to give my support.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 4 months ago vandamme

I also have CRS Syndrome, which means Can't Remember Stuff. I don't do well remembering long commands and their switches and syntax.
Linux has a GUI for just about anything you want to do, but it also has terminal commands to do the same thing, but usually more powerful and faster. I can type "sudo apt-get install" faster than I can open up a software chooser program and find the app I want, but if I don't remember the name I have to use that app store. I can click the "windows" button and type in a program name and it loads right up, but if I forget the name I have to rummage through the menus to find it. That's why I like Mint; it has a menu tree like XP or Windows 7, but is much better organized without all the useless extra stuff.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago pvilan

Glad to donate to this great site!
Regards
Peter

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago wg1995

Does this application also serve as a virtual printer for files, converting them to pdf in process?

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago gruff

You can go into View and unclick Show Pages Continuously. Then it will scroll page by page.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago budchekov

Got a snail mail address to send a check or cash to ?

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago toktok

Excellent site! Thanks!
Have donated.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago Jorpho

There is, unfortunately, one trivial feature of Adobe Reader that doesn't seem to have been duplicated elsewhere yet: When you view the entire page, the scroll button will scroll one page at a time. For some baffling reason Sumatra and PDF X-Change both insist on smoothly scrolling, as if you'd ever want to have a giant page break smack dab in the middle of the screen.

(Foxit Reader is hardly worth mentioning anymore. It's getting just as bloated and obnoxious as Adobe.)

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 4 months ago snakyjake

Yes, you understand correctly. I'm trying to evaluate some folder locking/hiding utilities to see if those kind of apps can keep other people from accessing my data. When I attach my USB drive (using VeraCrypt or similar), I don't want to automatically expose all my data to everyone that has access to the machine. I also don't want search indexing the drive/folder. I want my data to be only my data.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago ozpeter

Glad to donate to such a great site.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago ozmike

Just a small amount from Australia - as before.
Keep up the great work.

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Best Free Encrypted Virtual Drive Utility 1 year 4 months ago philip

Interesting TeeJay. Thanks. I'll take a look.

Update 2015.10.22: DoxBox, now CipherCrypt is still under development, but could be promising.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 1 year 4 months ago Flash0727

Thanks for all the good stuff you send. My wife and I are on Social Security and it's a little tough paying things out, but a donation to Gizmo is really great as you have saved us a lot of cash in wasted purchases. I wish the amount could be more. Keep up the good stuff. Many, Many Thanks
Flash0727

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago sicknero

One thing I've always liked about Sumatra is that it lets you rename and delete pdfs while they are open. This does wonders for one's workflow when working with a large number of files.

Also as previously mentioned, it makes a decent ebook reader too.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago vpz

one more big plus: Sumatra can read djvu, xps, epub, chm, mobi....

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago MendozaJJ

Chris, you can download MoonReader from Google Play and read pdf files stored in Dropbox or in Google Drive.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago tweetiepooh

I have no problem with including paid software on this site if it provides a fair comparison to the free alternatives and if it provides a "best of breed" but the main aim would be to recommend the free stuff that can be used instead of forking out for the commercial offerings.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago phltrnr

I'm so grateful to you for your excellent and impartial software reviews.
I wish I could have given more but unfortunately I'm living on a pension.
I hope your more affluent followers can enable you to continue to help us mere mortals to get the best out of the internet.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago Piquet

Read it the first time and disagreed with those reasons. The only time reviewing commercial software on a freeware site would be acceptable is if the reviews were for comparison purposes.

There's nothing wrong with advertising as long as it does not distract, mislead or dominate a page, as so much of it does on many sites.
Having 'sponsors' of Gizmo's linked to a separate page and accessed from a link in the top menu bar would give your users a choice.

I doubt that asking for donations will be a one off event.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago oblivion

Sumatra is also (helpfully) not subject to the sort of exploits that have occasionally plagued Acrobat users. And I can confirm that it runs perfectly on every version of Windows I've tried it on -- XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It hasn't changed in a year, which might be a small cause for concern, but it remains an excellent product and one I cheerfully use and recommend.

Removing the PDF browser plugin and instead using Open with... for PDF documents works for me too :)

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago FrankB

Donated last time, I've donated this time. Your site is the gold standard of community focused websites. Can't think of a time when I haven't visited your site a least once a week. Keep up the good work. We are behind you all the way.

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

The reasons for this were clearly explained here some time ago. MC - Site Manager.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/something-interesting-happening-...

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago ektorbarajas

Gladly donated, hope this helps. My best wishes to all the staff!

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago Piquet

And yet you seem to think its ok to review paid for software on a site that is named Gizmo's freeware.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 1 year 4 months ago CASD

I've been using the adobe more because of the cloud, it lets me read books on my cell, If anyone knows of a another cloud PDF service let me know.

Chris

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Gizmo's Independence is Under Threat: Please Help 1 year 4 months ago skbryan

Guys, fix the Donate Link in your email that you sent out regarding donation requests. I was going to click it from within the email, but the link is not set up. Thanks. (Still donating. . .)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 4 months ago Panzer Steel - Command line password manager: http://www.steelpasswordmanager.org view
Thank You for Donating 1 year 4 months ago Geert

Donated because much appreciated.

>> I've only asked once before and hopefully never again
Never again? How would that be possible? Next year's bill for hosting won't pay itself, will it?

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