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Best VPN Services for 2016 1 month 3 weeks ago Akkicena1

Wow, you did research on every vpn product. Great article. Its really good if someone tryint to know about vpn services of all brands. I have used 2 or 3 vpn services before. All were good with their specifications but telepacket vpn services are best. I am using from a long time. Really satisfy with them.

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Post To Twitter When You Can't Be There 1 month 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Although this is a good idea it would be even better if there was some way to quickly access Twitter timelines at any given point in the past to see what was posted. The Gizmo Twitter account doesn't even have a header image so I don't bother to follow that. Fortunately the website itself does a good job of making archived articles easy to access.

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KeyNote NF 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

It appears to be portable (just place in a folder and run it from there)

Regarding files size when inserting images.
I used PicPick to snapshot the top of this page (single page not scrolled)
I saved it as gif, which PicPick allows
It was tiny 0.07 mb
I allowed the Keynote program to import the gif file.
The size of the saved file went from 0.0 mb to 5.7 mb
I added another node, and did a paste into it
It is now 11.54 mb
I would recommend any members wishing to be saving many images, avoid this program

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How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 1 month 3 weeks ago Cho Cho

After I mark partition ( D:) (not C:) as active in Disk Management , my (D:) partition is disappeared. How should I do?? Please give me solutions.

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Best Free Outliner 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee

Update: This article has now replaced KeyNote with its enhanced version KeyNote NF (New Features), with some other copy-editing. 

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Dr.Gerry

Being used by big companies doesn't make something good. At my work we have a Sophos Email Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing email, a Sophos Web Appliance to scan all incoming and outgoing web traffic, and Sophos Endpoint Protection on all PCs......despite this fearsome arsenal of Sophos products, we just got hit last week with Cryptolocker......it got through the email filter, then it got through the web filter when a user clicked a bad link, then got through the Endpoint protection on the desktop, where it made it's way to our servers (also protected with Sophos software).......and as if that wasn't bad enough, that was the SECOND time our Sophos defences have been easily evaded by a Cryptolocker variant

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The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 3 weeks ago papavonschoen

There has to be an alternative. They should show a whole lot more dogs. They say a dog looks like its owner so may try my pic

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How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous 1 month 3 weeks ago Catsup22

The most secure thing to do if you are wanting to buy something, is .... go to a local store and pay cash!! LOL

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How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam Thanks for the feedback. You can use this site: http://checkshorturl.com/ view
Best Free Notes Organizer 1 month 3 weeks ago Anupam I installed Notesholder on my Windows 10 laptop, and it installed without problems. It launches on startup too. Maybe you need to install it as administrator? Or, just check in the settings if the launch at startup setting box is checked. view
How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous 1 month 3 weeks ago olamoree

The site referred to in #1 to unshorten a URL, unshort.me is UP FOR SALE and not working... any other you suggest?

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago BillK

Sophos system requirements state Win7 and upwards.
So if you want to protect old WinXP installations you need Avast or similar.
(And extra protection software as well for WinXP). :)

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 1 month 3 weeks ago g2mXagent

WinCDEmu can't handle cue+bin Audio CD, at least for me. MagicDisc works fine.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago carbotec

I have been using Sophos for some time it has little impact on performance. Since using the program I haven't had any problems and no infections of any kind. The one thing that stands out for me is the only way you can change anything about the operation of the program is if you log in online. This means no infection can interfere with the programs operation on your computer so you are always protected.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Bob F.

I also repair computers in Montreal part time and my customers are also seniors ( like me) who will say they are not good with computers . I think the problem is we expect too much from av programs all they can do and all they claim to do is remove viruses, if the client ever runs a scan . I' ve had clients update for two years with out ever actually running a scan even once. Clients who poorly install free software , never bother to learn to update and only pay for service when its almost too late We can't expect an av program to work miracles. It only does its job I have had horror stories uninstalling avast but blame that on the customer not the product . Security begins behind two ears . Most avs do their job which is all we can reasonably ask of them

Bob part time tech Montreal

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

A good reason why not to let other people have access to your machine. Even so, AVG like most other reputable products provides comprehensive removal instructions and even a dedicated tool for this should the built-in uninstaller fail.
https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en_US&urlName=How-to-uninst...
I've never had issues with AVG software except on machines where multiple security programs have been previously installed and then improperly removed as stated in your post. MC - Site Manager.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Gewane

Hi, I would just like to add that recently after a lot of issues on my computer running Windows 7 I got rid of Avast which everyone says is so good but in fact creates a great many problems and I turned to Microsoft Security Essentials and it works just fine.

A few days ago, someone using my computer accidentally installed AVG.

What a mess!! It's totally a virus!!!

And I spent an afternoon getting rid of it although you should be aware that AVG Zen will not allow itself to be uninstalled even with Revo Uninstaller and then rooting out all the changes it had made on Firefox using about:config and then using Malwarebytes, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware.

I don't know about Sophos but personally, I'll be sticking to MSE.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Fairportfan

Thanx. I like to know how things work.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy It's an overall status although "overall" there are others here contributing more than me. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Fairportfan

Cool. I sometimes see people putting all sorts of things after their names. Strictly for further curiosity - overall site manager ("webmaster", whatever) or a category?

(I'm just nosy}

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy It relates to here. I apply the tag to all my posts at the request of the site owner. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago Fairportfan

Question - "Site Manager" here, or somewhere else?

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

Hi all;

I am going to "stoke the flames" so to speak, please be warned.
I do NOT run any testing lab.
I do NOT have any numbers or statistics to show off.
But over the last 10 to 12 years I have conservatively estimated about 6,000 to 7,000 home users as customers of which 99% call themselves "computer illiterate" and honestly, most are.

You are welcome to dismiss what follows and stop reading right here - but please, I don't need or read or hear your reasons, I respect them whatever they are. Here I go:

For a long time I am suspicious of AV-Comparatives [AVC] "test results". Some of the reasons are:

#1: The worst malware infested computers I encounter often, way too often, run AVG or Avast; and those two have almost perfect scores on AVC?

#2: Slightly older machines with for example Turion dual-core, Sempron, Athlon II or older Pentium cpu, many with around or less than 2Ghz cpu and 32-bit systems (vista, W7, W8) running excruciatingly sluggish:
I remove the obvious malware and the machine is still slow.

#3: THEN I remove AVG/Avast/McAfee/Trend Micro or whatever and the machine "takes a leap" into what I consider normal operation for this class of computer. That is something AVC (and others!) never talk about, AFAIK at least.

#4: The subsequent scan with Malwarebytes Free with corrected settings finds anything from half a dozen to many hundreds of leftover malware traces and sometimes even a rootkit that other "miss".
Yep, Malwarebytes Free has it's rootkit detection turned OFF in the default install; go figure.

#5: Literally ALL of my customers do very well with Microsoft Security Essentials (or Defender on W8/W10) and occasional additional manually started scans with Malwarebytes Free.

#6: Occasionally I have used the bootable Sophos Virus Removal Tool. It loads it's virus definitions much slower than others and it runs FOREVER. Admittedly very subjective but that's what I experience.

Nothing against Sophos, I believe they offer very reasonable solution(s) for businesses and companies - and now maybe for home users? More power to them.

Disclaimer: I have absolutely NO business or any other relationships with any company or product mentioned before. Only real life experiences in very typical home user environments.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago lmac

I only use an anti virus that allows me to choose what I want done to anything it finds. I've lost data using those that misread legit software and delete it without my knowledge. How about Sophos??

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago cisreal

I don't particularly like any free software that you have to register for, they send you a bunch of spam.
Malwarebytes for $25 is all i need. However it doesn't scan email.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 month 3 weeks ago michaeltango

If your interested in free information on VPN's go to duckduckgo and type in - That One Privacy Guy's VPN Comparison Chart. This guy done alot of free work to help you out picking a VPN.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago grimbles

Yes, exactly the same product as in the test result chart that you referenced: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avc_factsheet2016_03.pdf

As you rightly point out, Sophos claims that its Home AV utilizes the same engine as the enterprise counterpart, and I have no reason to doubt that. I guess there is always a choice - we can either choose to believe unless proven otherwise or choose to disbelieve until proven true. :)

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago grimbles

I guess it depends on whose lab results you are looking at: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/business-windows-client/windows-8/

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy But this test relates to Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3 and not the free Home version. The free version description states: "It uses the same award-winning technology from Sophos that protects millions of business people worldwide", but I don't buy into this unless the exact specifications for things like antivirus engine number etc are listed, which I can't find anywhere, except for the commercial version. Fiat after all uses the same technology as BMW. MC - Site Manager. view
Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 4 weeks ago terrawarra

thanks rob,
hmm,.... 192 mb download !

I'll stick to quio 369 TS essentials.... absolutely free, no adds and it works well as noted on this site.

...... and it's a paltry 30 mb download.

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Use the Command Line for a Quick Cleanup of Windows Temp Files 1 month 4 weeks ago avijeetr

I was having around 135000 temp files in my pc, which was slowing down my pc speed performance. I used the command option of your article and deleted the temp files at one chance. It was really helpful , nice and as well as informative. Thanks.

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

In what independent tests there are available, it performs pretty badly. MC - Site Manager.
http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 month 4 weeks ago shahmeer1

Folders synchronizer is a small but powerful and fast utility for synchronization or backup of files and folders in windows. It supports two way synchronization. You can exclude folders with any specific names or just synchronize files instead of complete folders. Just download and start using from https://sellfy.com/p/Y8Mc/

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 4 weeks ago grimbles

Yes, it was.

What glitches of note? Please clarify. I've been using Sophos Home on 3 different machines for a little over 3 months with zero issues.

Sophos Home does NOT require Internet Explorer, and the article doesn't say it does, it just says to use something other than Edge. I use Firefox and Chrome with no problems.

Sophos AV (engine) has been around for ages (previously only available to the corporate sector). It is not 'new' as in brand new, never been seen before - it's just recently been made available for home users as well.

Sophos Home is lightweight, comes with a proven engine, and includes a very good online content filter for family situations.

(I am in no way connected or associated with Sophos - just a satisfied user).

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 4 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I may be getting senile but wasn't this posted not too long ago? The product seems to have some glitches of note and I'm sure some readers like myself have a preferred browser that is not Internet Explorer. I can't speak about this product specifically, but in some cases the services only remain free until the next version is developed requiring an upgrade.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 4 weeks ago philip Thanks for sharing this discovery DonsEars. I've started to vet/review this service, as it looks quite nice. view
The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Like all Microsoft products, IT DOESN'T WORK> My coonhound is either a miniature Pincer or a Rhodesian RIdgeback
Thanks for the post though - it provided a few minutes of fun

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Top Commercial Antivirus Product Free For Home Use 1 month 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy If like me there are any users of D-Link remote monitored cameras reading this, they won't function with this AV installed. Can't answer for all of them but they will work with AVG Free, Panda Free and Forticlient. MC - Site Manager. view
The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago hpearce

Does it allow the dogs to identify as cats or other animals ?

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The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I guess the real question here is when did Microsoft find the time between Windows 10 nags to create this site? If they didn't have enough haters before now they are going to have every cat lover demanding a What-Cat.net site.

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The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I would hope uploading an image of Elvis Presley would confirm he ain't nothing but a hound dog.

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The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago gmeiry

You’ve missed the humor side of this website. Have you ever wondered which type of dog you are? Well, the site works with human face photos as well. Upload yours or your friend’s photos and find out :-)

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Best Free Windows Explorer Add-ons 1 month 4 weeks ago rodocop

Another wonderful source of free apps, that add much to your Windows experience is Sordum company site, where the most close to the topic is Easy Context Menu app - http://www.sordum.org

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Best Free Windows Explorer Add-ons 1 month 4 weeks ago rodocop

I thought it's impossible to talk about Explorer extensions without mentioning of FileMenu Tools - http://www.lopesoft.com/index.php/en/download/filemenu-tools

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How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 1 month 4 weeks ago dliedke

Thank you so much! Your article solved my issue very fast!!

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The Latest In Online Dog Identification Technology 1 month 4 weeks ago bernardz Luv it. Tested it out on a few dogs and it worked perfectly. Shame it does not have an android app. view
Best Free Notes Organizer 1 month 4 weeks ago wesman

I had used Notesholder under Windows 7, and have gone to Windows 10. After going Windows 10, it seemed Notesholder still worked. Then I had to reset, and consequently reinstall Notesholder. While reinstallation went off without a hitch, the software no longer launches upon startup curiously. Any ideas why this is the case?

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 1 month 4 weeks ago HA

I tried upgrading within 14.04 on two laptops, both bricked.
Did a usb install.
Looks the same as before, the new "Ubuntu Software" won't install .debs from other places.
Get Gdebi package installer and right click and install using Gdebi.

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Best Free Parental Filter 1 month 4 weeks ago Jonrock

Does anyone know of a good easy to use FREE Kids Safe Browser for an Android device for which it is easy to add a long list of URL sites?
Thank you.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 1 month 4 weeks ago vandamme

I have no problems with Ubuntu Unity, but trying Ubuntu MATE, it looks like it's more noob friendly. I think I could recommend it to any Windows user and they'd get to know it easily. Kubuntu is a nice alternative if you like that look.

But wait a month or two. Cosmetic stuff I don't even notice, but some bugs need to be sorted out. Kind of like buying a car the first month they come out. Of course I don't mind helping out by getting the new version and torturing it. But I can always boot into Mint 17.3 when all else fails. The new Mint won't be out until June, after Ubuntu gets cleaned up for them.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 4 weeks ago nobbywebfoot

What I would like is a simple application whereby I can just write a letter to a to a solicitor who is trying to rip me off. Just what is necessary for a private individual who would have just used a typewriter. (Is that still in the dictionaries!). I get very confused with the all singing all dancing apps which require a college degree and half a year to set up then change themselves back to what THEY feel what you need. I can not comprehend most of the technical jargon and end up typing Ancient Mongol in a Double Dutch font!

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Best Free Parental Filter 1 month 4 weeks ago Jonrock

What can be said about the Maxthon Kids Safe browser? I have this on a kids tablet device.
Does this seem like a good browser or are their better ones for young kids?
Has this been reviewed further, if so where? My main criticism so far is it seems difficult to add a long list of compiled sites to this browser..
Thanks.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 2 months 2 hours ago ZapNZs

Almost all of the free cloning or imaging software for Windows sucks. Aoemi, Macrium, Clonezilla, and Ping REALLY SUCK. I found out the hard way that THE QUALITY OF ALL BACKUPS ARE NOT THE SAME. Most of the listed programs here are easy to use, packed with features, have very modern GUI layouts, simplify usage by limiting certain User customization, and are capable of quickly creating backups without issue. BUT, should you ever NEED the backup you created with one of these programs, the inconsistent quality means that the backup may work fine but it may also be completely useless. This is far more common than most people realize because making the backup is easy to do without any problems, so you only find this out once you need to use the backup only to realize that the quality of the backup limits its usefulness. As data recovery can rapidly reach 4 figures, the investment in a quality backup program is a pretty insignificant purchase.

Bvckup 2 is superior to all of these programs listed, and it is to Windows what Carbon Copy Cloner is to Mac. Simple, basic, and lacking fancy features, it performs a single limited function and it does it so much better than the rest. The 30 bucks or whatever it is to purchase are worth every penny. Should you ever need that image backup, you can rest assured that it will be viable. YMMV

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 2 months 8 hours ago DonsEars

I just signed up with https://www.sync.com . 5GB free plus 1GB bonus for doing five tasks. Website and/or app fully encrypted outside of your computer. Located in Canada since 2011. Don't lose your password - they don't have it and can't restore your files. Website is clean and fast. I am impressed.

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Best Free Online Books For Kindle 2 months 12 hours ago david2016

Also a great website to get free ebooks and promotion on a daily basis:

http://www.ebookstage.com/welcome/MTEwMA==/

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 14 hours ago crip

You can get the surfeasy vpn as an extension on the regular Opera now, but it only gives 500MB a month, for free.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 15 hours ago snakyjake

Is everyone confident the "free" VPN isn't being operated by the CIA or a foreign government agency?
Where is the funding coming from?
How will the information be used?
Nothing is for "free".

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 16 hours ago dwainwood

I didn't see any "VPN" letters to the extreme left of the address box.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 16 hours ago ixan

I tried this and all except one ip address/location site correctly identified me and weren't fooled by the "VPN" for one moment. Also the browser has been designed for fat fingers on a mobile device with large fonts and a huge amount of white space. This is fine for a phone but it's hardly anything I would want to use on a pc at work.

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Best Free Operating System For Kids 2 months 17 hours ago Panzer "... Escuelas Linux is an educational distro, designed for the use of Free Software in elementary and K-12 schools ...": http://escuelaslinux.sourceforge.net/english/index.html view
A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 19 hours ago RedSkywalker

Extreme left of the address box - it's usually greyed out if it's not being used. Just click on the "VPN" letters and it will offer you a choice of 3, USA, Canada or Germany.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago Joe A.TT

Then I would recommend that you remain on LibreOffice.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago Ronnie145

I've used OpenOffice and now LibreOffice which I am quite satisfied with. Is there any advantage(S) to FreeOffice?

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ToolWiz Care 2 months 1 day ago Joe A.TT

According to the Wayback Machine, Toolwiz Care hasn't been listed on the home site since August 2014...

http://web.archive.org/web/20140808032434/http://www.toolwiz.com/en/products/

If the developer themselves dumped the product, I wouldn't recommend your using it.

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ToolWiz Care 2 months 1 day ago Freeware Fanatic

I was interested in trying the "ToolWiz Care" utility, but when I went to the website Malwarebytes Antimalware warned me it was a malicious site. So, I guess I'll pass on trying it.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago classicggma65

Thanx, will check out the article. Wanted basic info, such as comparisons of the various components like the word processing, spreadsheet, etc. Will probably get Free Office and do my own comparisons...was just trying to save a bit of time.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago Joe A.TT

What kind of comparison are you looking for? I have been using FreeOffice for a few years now and it's more than adequate for my purposes, however, your needs may vary. You may want to read this article and come to your own conclusions...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-office-suite.htm

FreeOffice 2016 replaces FreeOffice 2012.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago classicggma65

How does this compare to Open Office?

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago Anupam As per the site, there is no version available for the Windows phone. You can install on Windows computer, but not on a Windows phone such as yours. If you had an Android, then, there's a version available for Android. view
Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 1 day ago Angelynn

I tried to download this onto my Nokia Lumia 920 phone and I was unable to do so. It gave me the message: Windows doesn't support this file type. I tried to save it and also to just download it thinking that might help but it didn't. Do you know why it gave me the message?

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Best Free PC Games 2 months 1 day ago Panzer Mibibli's quest: https://ryanmelmoth.itch.io/mibiblisquest Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Torn is a text-based online RPG set in Torn City, a dark, murky underworld where only the sharpest survive. In Torn City you can be anyone and do anything. Build your character to infinite strengths and play it your way ...": http://www.torn.com/ view
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 2 months 1 day ago Jonny H

Ok, so mp3 etc has IDv1 / v2... is this the same 'metadata structure' on wave, flac? what about aac, caf? ie is it a universal set of available 'records'?

I can't add a comment to certain filetypes (unless I use alternate data streams), but where's the info re which filetypes 'natively' support which 'tags'?

Presumably there's tagtypes, ie FS-tags (date created, modified....)

Does anyone know where the details (metadata available on ... types of filetypes?)

Let's say I want to make my own audio filetype... called .BOOM
is it a particular propertyhandler that needs to be registered ?
ie .mp3 has a persistent handler, {098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}, the 'null p.handler'

Where is the record&association between (for example) 'ID3-Friendly Audio FileTypes' & 'tagset' ?

.caf is core audio, ie apple audio, and has no tag options in windows... probs cause it's "not known", but apparently, it's a wrapper file-type...

CAF files serve as wrappers for a wide variety of audio data formats. The flexibility of the CAF file structure and the many types of metadata that can be recorded enable CAF files to be used with practically any type of audio data. Furthermore, CAF files can store any number of audio channels.

Support for many types of auxiliary data
In addition to audio data, CAF files can store text annotations, markers, channel layouts, and many other types of information that can help in the interpretation, analysis, or editing of the audio.

Support for data dependencies
Certain metadata in CAF files is linked to the audio data by an edit count value. You can use this value to determine when metadata has a dependency on the audio data and, furthermore, when the audio data has changed since the metadata was written.

CAF File Structure

CAF files begin with a file header, which identifies the file type and the CAF version, followed by a series of chunks. A chunk consists of a header, which defines the type of the chunk and indicates the size of its data section, followed by the chunk data. The nature and format of the data is specific to each type of chunk.

The only two chunk types required for every CAF file are the Audio Data chunk (which, as you might have guessed, contains the audio data) and the Audio Description chunk, which specifies the audio data format.

The Audio Description chunk must be the first chunk following the file header. The Audio Data chunk can appear anywhere else in the file, unless the size of its data section has not been determined. In that case, the size field in the Audio Data chunk header is set to -1 and the Audio Data chunk must come last in the file so that the end of the audio data chunk is the same as the end of the file. This placement allows you to determine the data section size when that information is not available in the size field.

Audio is stored in the Audio Data chunk as a sequential series of packets. An audio packet in a CAF file contains one or more frames of audio data.

CAF supports a wide range of other chunk types, which can be placed in any order in the file except first (reserved for the Audio Description chunk) or last (when the Audio Data chunk size field is set to -1). Some chunk types can be used more than once in a file. Some refer to—or are referred to by—chunks of other types.

So it's another MS-iceberg thing, where the registry only gives you the headlines (.mp3's are associated with mediamonkey and the options yadayada... nada on the 'deets on the ID3 shiz')

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 2 months 2 days ago danielson

Besides the fact that i never cared for Unity, i tend to agree with Matthew Moore who claims 16.04 to be unpolished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Li052ZBN8
This i saw first hand in the Gnome version with constant overlapping of dashboard icons.
Michael was more patient at keeping Unity on (one half hour) than i was with Gnome.

The only reason i gave a vote of 3 was 'cause i know LinuxMint will make it better (or at least as good as before).

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Send Files Securely to Anyone Anywhere in the World 2 months 2 days ago amiestudycircle

After reading your review of Send Anywhere, I have installed it on my PC and on my Android mobile. So far, it is working fantastically.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon I understood that. I'm not sure how many of the inactive feeds could be attributed to Twitter or some other form of die off - some weren't very active in the first place, some the technology they focused on became obsolete, some the people moved on and some I just don't know. Many I didn't delete when they stopped being active years ago - I'll go ahead and blame that on inertia, and life events that have gotten in the way of me being able to get things done in my habitual and preferred manner. ;-) In the RSS reader I've been using for quite a while, inactive feeds aren't listed - the active feeds are listed and then there's a little blurb that says something like "plus XX feeds" at the end of the list. When it got to a certain number I decided it was time to clean them out. A virtual tipping point, if you will. view
Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 2 days ago Joe A.TT

SoftMaker is the name of the company. They have a paid office suite known as SoftMaker Office 2016 as well as a free one called SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016. SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 was released recently and supersedes SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012.

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 2 days ago philip Thanks, I hadn't thought of that Roger. I make a note of that in the article. view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 2 days ago rogerms

Very good article. Personally I prefer to encrypt the entire system disk using VeraCrypt, or BitLocker in some cases. In that case even if the cloud provider stores the files unencrypted locally, they are actually still encrypted. Over the years I've run into some minor issues with the virtual drive method, especially with Office or XMind files.

I've recently switched to Sync.com for cloud storage, and so far I'm impressed.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 2 days ago crosseyedlemon

My intent was not to create an argument but rather to point out why Rhiannon had encountered so many discontinued RSS feeds. It's a fact that Twitter is one of the most popular sites online and a 140 character tweat can easily direct readers to articles that previously required a RSS subscription and newsreader.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 days ago Panzer ZeroNet - open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network: https://zeronet.io/ "... Gngr ... an old-fashioned new browser ...": https://gngr.info/ AltYo - drop-down console: https://launchpad.net/~linvinus/+archive/ubuntu/altyo "... Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals ...": https://github.com/zyedidia/micro IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor): http://www.open-source-projects.net/IT-Edit/IT-Edit_presentation.html "... M++ Player is a compact audio player that helps you listen to your favourite audio files quickly and with minimum effort, while offering support for playlists, audio file management, theming, viewing YouTube videos and lyrics, as well as other features ...": http://www.mjsware.co.uk/ "... Vis aims to be a modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor ...": https://github.com/martanne/vis Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager: https://fruho.com/ view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 2 months 2 days ago Panzer Dopamine: http://raphaelgodart.tumblr.com/dopamine view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 days ago Panzer Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Open Media Player is an online audio and video player that is hosted as a service. It utilises multimedia data from one or more places, creates a player, and then allows the player to be easily embedded in one or more sites ...": http://iet-ou.github.io/open-media-player/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 days ago Panzer ghostwriter is text editor for Markdown: http://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ yakyak - desktop chat client for Google Hangouts: https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak "... Albert is a desktop agnostic launcher, inspired by the ease of use of OSX' Alfred launcher ...": https://github.com/ManuelSchneid3r/albert "... Metiix Blockade - DNS-based ad block for your entire network ...": http://www.metiix.com/blockade view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 2 days ago TonyF

Great article. I'm not familiar with cloud storage so some interesting considerations were mentioned. I doubt I'll ever trust storage outside my control though.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 2 days ago RedSkywalker

I've been running it on a win7 machine for a couple of weeks now with no problems at all (in fact it's so good I am seriously considering making Opera my default browser). It was interesting that when I tried to access the Pirate Bay via Chrome it gave me a dns fault and Opera did exactly the same until I enabled the VPN when it loaded quite happily. It's amazing how many sites are blocked to UK users!

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 2 months 3 days ago Thanh145

yeah, you are right man, i have tried that too and its not actually free.
then i have found this https://goo.gl/SQLvJT

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 3 days ago Realist

In the Spreadsheet utility when u cut a text no blinking border is shown, unlike MS Excel.

This is a serious fault. You will never know from where you cut the text in a large spreadsheet.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 3 days ago L.M

The free VPN is only available on Developer version 38 of Opera. It is not quite a VPN but a proxy that only protect your browsing not other apps.
I tried it out and discovered that after working initially, it left me out to dry while streaming online watching the Star Trek Enterprise series.
It reverted without warning to my IP addresses, and despite giving the green light (it is actually blue) on the browser bar.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 3 days ago Chris Caven

Bit of an own goal your user name, "crosseyedlemon"!

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 3 days ago Phylis Sophical

Seems there is also a Portable version under Support > Tips n Tricks > Portable tab. But you have to install the full version first.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 3 days ago Phylis Sophical

I believe SoftMaker is the Parent Company, still is.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 2 months 3 days ago OhZone

I must be blind because I don't see the VPN button. Where is it?

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 3 days ago MidnightCowboy philip is actually one of our longest serving editors and we value his contribution highly. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 3 days ago rhiannon I agree - apples and oranges. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 3 days ago rhiannon That's an interesting way to use Twitter. view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 3 days ago philip Thank you. I'm pleased to know that you appreciated the article. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 3 days ago jonbourne

That is a ridiculous argument. RSS is by far superior to a truncated 140 character message. You're comparing apples and oranges here.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 2 months 3 days ago bernardz We have discussed this one before here, it used to be SoftMaker view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 2 months 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

Don't recall seeing posts by Phillip before but if this article is any indication, he will be a great addition to Team Gizmo. I don't really have a need for encryption services but there is some excellent information here for those who do.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 2 months 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

"I recently found myself needing to delete 100+ inactive feeds". Not all that surprising, as Twitter has in many cases, made dedicated newsreaders of the RSS variety obsolete. I use FeedDemon but only for those obscure sites that don't have links to either Facebook or Twitter.

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