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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version George.J

These kind of unfair competition lawsuits has been there against Qihoo since ages, ever since it started soaring in popularity among the users and because of their successful business model.

Time and again the representatives have responded with messages like these:
"To some people, Qihoo 360 is a thorn in their eyes, but I would like to tell you this is not true. Qihoo 360 will not do such things because we would lose the trust of our users and ultimately, our business."

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6 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software gzwul62a

[Moderator's note: Comment removed as it is about commercial software, and does not necessarily apply to the free software listed in the review. Please do not post such comments.]

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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Geekomatic

@George.J:

Qihoo has it's own dark side & is now paying the price:

https://www.techinasia.com/qihoo-360-loses-chinas-courts-ordered-pay-sog...

Their future might not be so sunny...

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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version George.J

Am glad that a few like Qihoo 360 hasn't gone down the same route.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Geekomatic

The issue is two-fold: malware installed which skirts the AV (& I see it on systems running all of the top AV contenders) & users running with administrator accts.

When you think of it, it's really crazy that every PC running Windows doesn't come with a manual on the basics?

My electric kettle came with instructions, ffs...

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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version MidnightCowboy

@ Geekomatic,

Pretty much duplicates my own experiences although when we were servicing live customers the majority of trashed systems were related to the use of registry cleaners or similar tools and not infections.

Another humorous side to this, I use a small local ISP and they introduced a rule to their contract stating users without one of the antivirus programs on their recommended list installed would receive low priority for service calls. This because (according to them) a significant number of connectivity issues were being caused by infections. As their network often fails I went along with this (choice of 5 commercial products). After some time I queried the result and they said the rule had been removed because it hadn't made a jot of difference. :D MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 1 day ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Geekomatic

@MC,

I've been running Linux full-time for the past 5 years. Prior to that, I dabbled in the live cd's to get my feet wet, so to speak. I have a business of computer repair & upgrades which is basically due to MS. 90% would be virus or reinstalls to bloated machines with the other 10% being actually hardware issues (PSU, etc).

I try to mention Linux Mint to clients but people are very resistant to change (especially many older people). They'd rather deal with the issues of Windows than change.

The crazy thing is that about 80% of people don't do much more than email, web browsing, music & photos...which Mint runs and handles brilliantly.

Oh well, all I can do is try, right?

Cheers

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6 weeks 2 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software Fairportfan

I haven't scanned all the pages of comments, but i was installing some freeware today, and AVG Free 2015 warned me of it containing OpenCandy, and (allegedly) blocked it installing.

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6 weeks 2 days ago CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. Peter Pan

Plase think before asking :)

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux vandamme

i-nex gives an impressive amount of hardware information displayed in an easy to read format.
I couldn't install the stable version on Mint 17.1 because of dependencies, but the daily version installed and ran well.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Anupam

Good article by Emsisoft, and I support the things posted in it. It's quite unfortunate that because of this, the freeware in whole has come under question, which is really not how it should be. We all know there are excellent freeware around, and people should be aware of them. It's a shame that these practices by software vendors, including the antivirus vendors are bringing a bad name to freeware.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version MidnightCowboy

I second this post wholeheartedly. This issue was not the only, but mostly the main reason why I switched to using Linux for 95% of my time. Strange too that when I first began "converting" Windows users to Linux with physical installs and dual boots two years ago the return rate to Windows was more than 50%. Now it's less than 20%. :) MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version eikelein

I have to warn the unsuspecting "normal" home computer user.

Please read this installment of the Emsisoft blog and you know what I am talking about:

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/01/17/has-the-antivirus-industry-gone-mad/...

From my daily experiences with non-geek computer users I know that the Emsisoft article is fully true. There is absolutely NO conscience or moral behavior left in the computer industry. And for me that holds true for the software AND the hardware guys.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Geekomatic

Refer back to my post. AV is pointless if it's not running.

Thanks for your opinion,

Cheers

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6 weeks 2 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version BearPup

Whatever the pluses Avast may have, their Privacy Policy is for the birds. I stopped using Avast when they tried to 'sneak' a new Privacy Policy during their virus definition update. The major change - they would start tracking what sites you visited, and deliver content based on that tracking. Even if you don't mind that type of Privacy invasion, the fact that they tried to sneak it onto my computer, caused me to drop Avast and switch over to AVG, also highly rated. I've not had any problem using AVG, and it has certainly blocked numerous attempts to 'violate' my computer.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Anupam

Hehe... why? Just for sharing a link? :p

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6 weeks 2 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool bawldiggle

Anupam, you are a legend !!

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Jojo Yee

Tried Textadept. It lacks some good features of Bluefish Editor though.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Jojo Yee

Thanks Panzer for the various suggestions. I-Nex has now been added to the list.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z ...:"
http://i-nex.linux.pl/about/
http://i-nex.linux.pl/install/

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Drake is a simple-to-use, extensible, text-based data workflow tool that organizes command execution around data and its dependencies ...":
https://github.com/Factual/drake

blessed-contrib - build dashboards (or any other application) using ascii/ansi art and javascript:
https://github.com/yaronn/blessed-contrib

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6 weeks 2 days ago Great High-Resolution Images That Are Free To Download mauries

Lots of pix but the subjects/quality is awful. looked at every photo and wouldn't rate more than half a dozen as quality pictures!

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6 weeks 2 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Jojo Yee

@jogo, PicPick is currently Gizmo's Top Pick at this category Best Free All-In-One Image Design Tools.

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6 weeks 2 days ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Baguadude

You just have to download the program from the right place. Here's one you can safely use:

https://ninite.com/

And yes, this is what Open Candy does to your PC:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/win32-adware-gen-adw-removal/

Removal guide is also included.

Be careful next time, do a web search before installing anything and read other users' opinions about the legitimacy of the piece of software you are trying to install (do not download it blindly from DOWNLOAD.CNET because your PC will be automatically infected) and ways of circumventing potential issues.

Good luck!

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6 weeks 2 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool crombierob

I too love PicPick
I made a similar comment on one of the other capture related articles on this site, which also was not listing PicPick,
And the author chastised me.

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6 weeks 3 days ago The Best Android Tips and Tricks Papadadz

I also have a problem with my sound control! At best it sounds like an old crystal set I used to try to listen to Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy!!!
Is there a work-around or App to give me more volume and tone?

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6 weeks 3 days ago The Best Android Tips and Tricks Papadadz

I am not sure how to handle a problem with my Nextbook 8 Android 4. 1. 1 ! I cannot find and fit a speaker or headphones to the connection on my tablet! There is a very small pen hole in the connection! What do I do?

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6 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week (One Click Windows 8 Restore Point, Mars News, Magic Tricks, Futurism) toonpig

Futurism site is totally awesome. You guys just keep finding great & useful sites for us all the time.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool jogo

I like PicPick, thought I learned about it here (but i dont see it on the "best screen capture" list)
It also supports capturing the scrolling window.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try A Prototype Drawing Tool From Adobe And MIT Robert Rex

I will never use Google as a a BROWSER or even Google Draw. Think of it like this. You are working on an idea and then you find out your idea was used by another group or person. Would you ever trust them again.
I have gmail and Google+, but only because of those I associate with have accounts there.
If it was up to me then NSA and Facebook along with Google could just keep sleeping with each other, but leave me out.
Good idea for this program, but who else is copying your work.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version jorgeem1717

AVAST is a great alternative for a free antivirus and has been in the top 5 for many years. It has very good malware detection and removal rates. I personally use AVIRA Free Antivirus 14.0.7.468 and find it to be much lighter on resources than AVAST. It also has a slightly higher detection and removal rates and Avira does a very good job so it's my preferred free antivirus until something else comes into the picture.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Jojo Yee

A good comment Crombierob. Saving a web page in mhtml or mht format is one of the handy methods for archiving or sharing as it contains everything in one single file.

About the file size, if a web page contains a lot of images, the resulting mht file can be larger than a scrolling capture saved in jpg format.

When you save a web page in mht format, it usually converts images to text using the Base64 binary-to-text scheme. According to Wikipedia, "the final size of Base64-encoded binary data is equal to 1.37 times the original data size..."

To test it out, try upload an image to this online site http://www.base64-image.de/, then copy and save the Base64 string as a text file for gauging its size.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try A Prototype Drawing Tool From Adobe And MIT Papakid

Looks like fun, but only designed for Google Chrome browser, which I don't use. The interface is not the same in either Firefox or IE so doesn't have the appearance or functionality that you see in the tutorial. Disappointed; this is one reason I'm not fond of web-based apps anyway.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version cdntinpusher

I like Avast, but the only two problems I had with it were that it always wanted to uninstall legitimate Chrome browser extensions, and the ads when an upgrade was available, which had the effect of misleading my less adept family and friends to click the wrong link and install the trial version instead of the free version. I use BitDefender Free now - no ads at all, and minimal user interface, at the cost of all the bells and whistles that Avast (and others) come with.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool crombierob

See my very recent comment on saving as .mht instead.

Being open minded, I thought I would install Greenshot and capture a scrolling web page, and then compare the size of my .mht vs the image capture.
And lo and behold it cannot scroll FF (as bawldiggle points out)

If anyone is interested in comparing the size of my .mht with a scrolled capture, could they capture this page, and report back as to the size of your image file.
My .mht of this page is 515KB

Rob
PS I just created a PDF, It is a bit smaller, but is horrible to read compared to the .MHT (the .mht is identical to the live web page)

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6 weeks 3 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Exit fate:
http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=10

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Geekomatic

I have come to really respect Avast Free. I now load it for anyone without AV- as it has so many pluses:

The verbal side of it is fantastic. You know when things occur because you hear it. You know it's functioning & updating. Most of all you know it's still "active".

I cannot tell you how many computers I am called to repair that have expired or knocked offline AV! In MS's infinite wisdom (NOT), they decided it was a wonderful idea to "hide" all the icons behind a tiny arrow that most don't know about...so, they don't know their AV is off. First thing I do is "show all icons" & explain why.

I also like that Avast warns about updates to other programs- very good. Low resource use, as well.

Overall, it's an impressive product & I'm happy to recommend it personally.

Cheers

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6 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... bomi is a multimedia player formerly known as CMPlayer, which is aimed for easy usage but also provides various powerful features and convenience functions ...:"
http://bomi-player.github.io/

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6 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Operating System For Kids Panzer

"... Edu * Ro is an operative system assembled under the Linux computer operating system and built up especially for didactics. This operating system, compunded on the Debian distribution frame, contains a variety of free educational programms: from primary school to higher education, as well as various utility programms ...:"
https://edurolinux.wordpress.com/

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6 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

CCExtractor - a tool that analyzes video files and produces independent subtitle files from the closed captions data:
http://ccextractor.sourceforge.net/about-ccextractor.html

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version MidnightCowboy

This is not a review article but a topical news item about Avast! posted in the Hot Finds section for the reasons given. MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version Pappabear

Does this recommendation over
ride the number one position of the Commodo AV

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6 weeks 3 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool crombierob

Why are you all printing scrolling web pages ?
The best way to save web pages is to save them as .mht
That saves as a single file with that extension.
Whenever you need to view it, you just double click it, and the full web page appears in your browser (even if you are on Mars, with no internet connection)
IE has been able to do it for decades (mind you I have been avoiding IE for decades)
In FF you can get the maff extension, which can save as .mht
I have saved a million web pages that way, over the decades.
If I double click it, mine will open in FF (thus I can continue to avoid IE)

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version MidnightCowboy

You cannot run MSE and another antivirus (that has real-time protection) on the same computer so you should choose one or the other.

http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2011/06/02/does-microsoft-security...

Based on current independent test results, Avast! would be the preferred option by some margin. MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 3 days ago Free Antivirus - 2015 Version nlavery

Will this AV program "play well" with MS Security Essentials? Toby

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6 weeks 4 days ago Lightweight Web Browsers Remah

Thanks for the info. I will be updating this article when I am back on deck.

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6 weeks 4 days ago How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser Altnetcoza

This is surely a replacement feature, rather than a new feature (and not a particularly good replacement at that). Until just days ago, Chrome (when multiple profiles were in use) featured an avatar in the top LEFT corner, allowing one to open a new Window with a different profile. As the old menu allowed one to have multiple Windows open under different profiles, rather than “Switch(ing) Person(s)”.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool ggiaggia

"Snipping Tool" is a workhorse for my needs. For scrolling window, free Screenpresso sometimes works.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Lightweight Web Browsers CASD

Ice Dragon has a major memory leak...
I let it sit for several hours and it finally froze up with over 1700.0 mb of memory usage... worse them chrome!!

If you want a low usage firefox type browser then use SeaMonkey...

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6 weeks 4 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool KetchupKid

I also use Greenshot, but I followed Twinkler's advice and loaded the Firefox add-on "ScreenGrab." It is FANTASTIC! Thanks Twinkler.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool lunchbeast

Thanks - I'll give a look.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Anupam

http://www.ducklink.com/p/free-screen-capture-tool/

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6 weeks 4 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool lunchbeast

Link?

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Office Suite amayzingone

Sorry but the smart money is on Softmaker FreeOffice 2014. By far the best compatibilty with MS Office docs. Similar small footprint and broad functionality to Kingsoft and has regular updates.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Click. Capture Screenshot. Upload. Share. nextexit

I should have read Rob's article more closely and clicked on his hot link. It takes you to Dowse, but the BIG green download button at the top of the article does not. It takes you to the problematic site.

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6 weeks 4 days ago Click. Capture Screenshot. Upload. Share. nextexit

When I went to the download, WOT rated it as blacklisted by a third-party lister. The 3rd party indicated that it also downloads potentially unwanted program that are hard to uninstall.

The download site, if you read the fine print, tells you that you must download their installer and that the installer will concurrently download other programs that you may not want but, it says you can easily uninstall those you do not want from the add/remove programs in Windows.

Why would they make you jump through those hoops?

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Sticky Notes Utility Chess Writer

The stickies reviewed by the writer of this article seems to have reviewed Stickies v 7.

Stickies v 8 is now out and you can very much add images to text notes. In addition, the new Stacked stickies feature absolutely blows all other sticky notes softwares out of the water.

If PNote gets 4 stars, Stickies v 8.0 and above should get atleast 7

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6 weeks 4 days ago Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software Steven Avery

On Open Candy

One bottom line is that some systems of the grandmothers, or anyone less tech-savvy, gets trashed.

Look, they wanted to foist a Uniblue registry product on you, a registry cleaner that has trashed systems for years.

The small benefit you might get (product A instead of B) is at the expense of the freeware community as a whole.

Caveat emptor!

Steven

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6 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Office Suite GraveDigger

While the free version of Kingsoft Office (2013) is a great choice, I would be reluctant to advise people to stay with it since it's already been replaced with WPS Office 2014 and will probably not be that well supported going forward. The subscription only version will continue to be supported and Kingsoft will probably make it harder to get the older version.

I would recommend going with LibreOffice as it's well supported, continues to be a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office and has been a good choice for a number of years now...

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6 weeks 5 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Chaturanger

I prefer DuckCapture...much better and easier...can capture scrolling webpages on Explorer, Firefox and Chrome...

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6 weeks 5 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool mchldpy

Ctrl+S to save a scrolling webpage ... (screenshot) file format = .html
ha.

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6 weeks 5 days ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool twinkler

I use Greenshot, but for capturing scrolling screens in Firefox I use Screengrab (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screengrab-fix-version).

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6 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Textadept - a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor ...":
http://foicica.com/textadept/

DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/Caldav/Carddav/LDAP gateway allowing users to use any mail client with Exchange, even from the internet through Outlook Web Access on any platform:
http://davmail.sourceforge.net/

"... ArgyllCMS is an ICC compatible color management system, available as Open Source. It supports accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, cameras and film recorders, and calibration and profiling of displays and RGB&CMYK printers ...:"
http://argyllcms.com/

dispcalGUI is a graphical user interface developed for the display calibration and profiling tools of Argyll CMS:
http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/

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6 weeks 5 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Double Action is a free stylish multiplayer game about diving, flipping, and sliding your way into action movie mayhem:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/317360/

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6 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File Manager for Android SwanKnight

"File Commander" is an excellent file manager with a beautiful interface, but lacks some advanced features.

"FX File Explorer" remains my favorite though, it's well designed and it has root support which is a must for me.

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6 weeks 5 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux Anupam

Same here. I use Desktop Lighter:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/Desktop-Lighter.shtml

It can change the brightness very easily using a slider, and can autorun with Windows. Although it's not being developed and an old software, it still works with Windows 8.1.

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6 weeks 5 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux Jojo Yee

Both Flux and Redshift are too reddish to me especially when the color temperature is 5,000 K and below.

Personally I prefer to adjust the backlight instead. The Fn key increases/decreases the brightness of the screen by about 5% on each press on my machine, but there're software tools to make the task easier such as Friendeye for Windows or Light for Linux which can be added to auto start when the system starts up.

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6 weeks 5 days ago How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors Poochy

I don't think virus@hacksoft.com.pe works anymore.

"Reporting-MTA: dns; omr-m04.mx.aol.com
X-Outbound-Mail-Relay-Queue-ID: 6A70870000093
X-Outbound-Mail-Relay-Sender: rfc822; [my email].com
Arrival-Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:48:58 -0500 (EST)
Final-Recipient: rfc822; virus@hacksoft.com.pe
Original-Recipient: rfc822;virus@hacksoft.com.pe
Action: failed
Status: 5.7.0
Remote-MTA: dns; ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content
presents a potential 552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit 552-5.7.0
http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=6590 to review our 552
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gsmtp"

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6 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer BobC

I also had problems with Toolwiz - deleted it a couple of years ago.

Last fall, I ran the latest version of Glary and it ran amok. It deleted stuff it should not have deleted - using its standard default options. I had used it prior for a few years without problems.

I just deleted Advanced System Care (IOBIT) a couple of months ago after updating the latest release. It ended up installing crapola that I did not want and created some minor problems. I still use its Smart Defrag, but nothing else.

I also stopped CNET a few years back as soon as they started installing crapware and hi-jacking my browser, etc. As I recall, when they initially switched to their new "ad mode"/hi-jack business model, I dropped it. I also used to like Softpedia, but then they started the same thing as CNET and I no longer use them. I should note that it depends on what you are downloading - some of the truly free S/W still comes without the crapware/hi-jackers. Yes, I know, in many cases you might get an "option box" during install to "not accept", but a lot of times you have to select the "Customize" option at the start of the install (if the option is made available).

I have found Majorgeeks to be a reliable site and have yet to get any crapware/hi-jackware from their site. SourceForge has also been a good site (although I have heard some rumblings they will be changing their "business model" too).

As far as tools, I use CCleaner, Wise Care 365 and Puran (the Puran Disk Defrag seems to work quite well).

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6 weeks 6 days ago How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser SimpleMikey

Thanks, Vic! This was very helpful. Now if someone can figure out how disable the stupid 'ghost URL' thingies that continually popup in the lower left corner of the screen, my life would be MUCh easier!

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6 weeks 6 days ago Scan and Send Documents in PDF with Your Mobile Device for Free ianmac

It is nice to see the developer is working on a solution and I hope they get the issue fixed for you.

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6 weeks 6 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux zdub

If you are a late night computer user and have trouble falling asleep, you should definitely give this a try.

Check out this study (which also mentions f.lux): http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/publicaffairs/news/pressreleas...

(BTW, my kids use f.lux but I personally don't care for it.)

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6 weeks 6 days ago Scan and Send Documents in PDF with Your Mobile Device for Free rickybobby

The app looked promising, but it failed to run on my android jellybean xperia phone too. The developer said is working on a solution for this issue, so it seems to be a common problem.

Good app suggestion, though. I hope all bugs get fixed soon.

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6 weeks 6 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux SanDiegoJack

Is there a utility which will override web dictates to blacken text? Much is too pale to read quickly.

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Online Books For Kindle johnsss

Hi

www.ireaderreview.com is back.

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6 weeks 6 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux MidnightCowboy

"If you use Windows, just get Linux".

I know it's still early in the year, but coolest comment of 2015 (so far) :)
MC - Site Manager.

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6 weeks 6 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux HisSon

I also used this or a similar program in the past and found it dimming the picture too much.

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6 weeks 6 days ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux vandamme

If you use Linux, use Redshift. I use it to color-correct my monitor, which is too blue for me. Redshift is in the Mint repository. Two clicks, done.

If you use Windows, just get Linux.

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

5 Common Myths about your Antivirus

A really interesting video from a website that I visit daily.

Myth 1: Detection Rate is Everything - False
Myth 2: If an antivirus detects a threat as being malicious, the file is definitely malware - False
Myth 3: Paid is always better than Free - False (for home)
Myth 4: You cannot use 2 antivirus at the same time - Usually True (but completely misinterpreted)
Myth 5: More "Security" the better - False

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Bangarang Player:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Bangarang-52125.shtml

Trojitá - a Qt IMAP e-mail client:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trojita/

Curlew is an open source graphical application built around the well known FFmpeg/avconv and Mencoder command-line video/audio conversion utilities to provide users with an easy-to-use video conversion tool:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Curlew-95832.shtml

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

OmegaT is a free and open source multiplatform Computer Assisted Translation tool with fuzzy matching, translation memory, keyword search, glossaries, and translation leveraging into updated projects:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/

2... Skrooge allows you to manage your personal finances, powered by KDE 4.x. Thanks to its many features, it is one of the most powerful way to enter, follow, and analyze your expenses... :"
http://skrooge.org/

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

"... Baka MPlayer is a free and open source, cross-platform, libmpv based multimedia player. Its simple design reflects the idea for an uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching tv shows ...:"
http://bakamplayer.u8sand.net/

Quanta Plus:
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=10135

DockbarX:
https://launchpad.net/dockbar

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Media Player Panzer

Baka Mplayer 2.0.1 is out:
http://bakamplayer.u8sand.net/index.php
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/Baka-MPlayer...

MPlayer SVN-r37356(20150113) is also out:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer-ww/files/MPlayer_Release/

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6 weeks 6 days ago Best Free PDF Tools Anupam

PdfXchange Viewer is still being developed. If you look at the site's download page, you will find latest versions of both editor and viewer... 5.5.311, released on the same date.

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7 weeks 1 hour ago Best Free PDF Tools bawldiggle

PDF-XChange Editor (free) replaced PDF-XChange Viewer.
IMHO (free) Editor is vastly better than Viewer
- Viewer is no longer developed

The thought of shelling out for commercial [PDF-XChange Editor] is a hard decision I have not taken yet. But then PDF-XChange forum is very active for all -- free users and paid.

Cons: Settings from Viewer to Editor are not transferable.
Cons: Unfortunately Viewer and Editor only print from MS-Internet Explorer.

I have given up on PDF24PDF as printer (from web pages) so often the result is a blank page.
Firefox/Palemoon addon [Print pages to PDF] does a reasonable job including capturing bookmarks, but it does split images and tables between pages.

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7 weeks 1 hour ago A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux bawldiggle

It works well! The reduced glare late at night does make a difference when I finally get to bed.
Never thought of the affects of blue light at night.

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7 weeks 2 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool bawldiggle

A shame it only captures scrolling web-page in IE only.
- IE is only used when Palemoon or Firefox fail

The system tray menu is huge, and so is the context menu.
My web connected PC does not have MS Office.

I find the Windows built in "Snipping Tool" (with my custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+P) to be adequate for 90% of my needs.
Scrolled web pages, I save as PDF, then bookmark locations of the PDF

When I finally setup a virtual machine I will trial Greenshot.

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7 weeks 4 hours ago Quickly Check Any Document For Grammar, Plagiarism And More sicknero

Thanks for posting, it's good to have an online resource for this as it's not something I'd use often enough to make it worth installing software on my system.

Your article by the way scores 93% for style, 79% for vocabulary and appears to be completely original :-)

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7 weeks 5 hours ago How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer beejabee

Venting! I upgraded from Win XP Pro to Win 7 Ultimate in Aug. 2014, primarily to receive windows security updates. I've been hit by 4 Trojans since the upgrade. What a mess. My computer appears to still be infected - slow boot and startup, programs timing out including Firefox browser. I've spent almost $300 dollars for removal applications and online support - some are effective, some are rip-offs. I recently considered purchasing another laptop, but not yet since there'll be issues with existing purchased software and since the Microsoft push is now for Win 8.1. - I'm not looking for another OS version. Currently, I appreciate the concise details provided by this site for addressing a windows infection - I'm not sure why I didn't discover this site within a google search. Could've saved me time and money - I haven't tried any of the suggestions yet, but my fingers are crossed. I would've liked to have seen an initial overview of suggested steps. I'll figure it out as I printed the documents and re-read what I need to do. I'll put venting on the back burner for now - time to get to work. Thanks for listening...

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7 weeks 8 hours ago Click. Capture Screenshot. Upload. Share. Frank D

Nice program! Thanks for the tip.

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7 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software AndyR

If you try and clone a NTFS based image onto GPT that is going to cause problems even you did manage to get it to take initially... When you say the 3TB drive wont boot could you please specify what the error is ? also are you using the latest Intel drivers as without them there is not many systems that will detect the drive correctly.

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7 weeks 11 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Joe A.TT

I see. I thanks for that.

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7 weeks 13 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool pctyson

Jojo... you are right. What is really strange is that if you hit Ctrl+Shift+PrtScn while in a Firefox window, Greenshot will change focus to the Internet Explorer window and capture that window. If an Internet Explorer window is not open, it will not do anything. A little odd but this program is still a keeper for me. I will just have to use Internet Explorer when I want to capture a scrolling screen.

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7 weeks 21 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool boristhemoggy

Yeah I can't find anyway to make it capture a scrolling screen

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7 weeks 21 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Jojo Yee

Joe, it seems to work in IE only, by selecting "Capture Internet Explorer" or shortcut Ctrl+Shift+PrtScn.

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7 weeks 21 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool boristhemoggy

I use [commercial software edited] and that is also supposed to do scrolling screen shot saves, however they are always broken up at the beginning so almost useless.
I mayy try this one and see if it works for me.

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7 weeks 22 hours ago Try This Really Flexible Screen Shot Tool Joe A.TT

Are you sure Green shot can capture scrolling webpages? I use the portable version and can't find that feature.

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7 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service okrick

"TaxACT Free Edition and Deluxe include a maximum refund pledge for accepted Federal IRS E-file returns" per https://www.taxact.com/taxes-online/.

I doubt that the IRS would sanction a tax preparer which offers variable tax calculations (i.e. refunds) depending on the fee paid. I suspect doing so violates Federal law.

If it works a pdf import saves no more than 15 minutes of entries. I wouldn't have commented but I had the delusion that the folks at TaxAct might read my comments and do something about it:) I'll remove the comments.

Rick

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7 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service KetchupKid

TaxAct is not really free. By this I mean that it even states before you get started that you can only get the max refund by using the paid Deluxe version.

Also, its import of a previous year's tax PDF file does not work.

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7 weeks 1 day ago Quickly Check Any Document For Grammar, Plagiarism And More MelvilDui

This is the URL in the original post:
http://www.paperrater.com/

If you use that and run a test, you get no plagiarism results.
If check there, you are referred to the full (paid) version.

The original article as posted needs to be revised to make it accurate.

[Snide comment removed]

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