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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy The Tunlr service is no longer available. Wasn't sure if this was the meaning of your post? MC - Site Manager. http://tunlr.net/ view
A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy There is also a Linux distribution that allows Windows XP or 7 to be run in a virtual environment within itself or the same way inside one of a number of supported existing Linux installations. Their business model however currently requires a "donation" for the VM installers although I understand this might change. If it does I'll post the details to our Linux forum. MC - Site Manager. view
A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Geekomatic

Lol,

Shows my everyday use of IP-hiding? I'm so legal, it's crazy... ;)

I used tunlr a while ago (not that long?)...How odd they couldn't find a way to go commercial & simply killed it?

Cheers for the head's-up,

Me

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago redbudo

I've used TAILS for several years with no difficulty at all. Also have used LPS from the Air Force SPI program. Also good.

Useful for those Starbucks moments.

Re the comments--I dual-boot on a laptop Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. And each OS has VirtualBox. So, in Windows I can run virtualized Bodhi; and in Ubuntu I can run Windows.

I stay away from MS productivity apps, instead using multi-platform apps; OpenOffice, LibreOffice, AbiWord, Thunderbird, TrueCrypt, etc.

No trick whatever. If you need help refer to the tutorial in the Brit Linux magazines.

Cheers

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Sgluber

Good suggestion rob, thank you! :-)

Just leaving a humble opinion: better than burn a DVD is to use a pen drive and a boot creator software, like YUMI:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

By the way, I have a 8 GB pen drive with a lot of amazing and different SOs/Linux distributions thanks to YUMI. Now I'm downloading Tails and it will be the novelty of my "collection".

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago JB213

Serious Newbie here when it comes to this stuff, please be kind.

My question, I was told a long time ago to never access my banking site using Windows (My laptop is Windows 7) ...

I was told to use the Ubuntu operating system via burned DVD and boot to that system to do my banking.

Is Tails the same thing as using Ubuntu ??

Cable guy told me my internal wireless card was bad, disabled it and installed a WLAN but since he did this I can not get Ubuntu to find my wireless access.

Would using Tails correct that problem ??

Thanks for any input on this.

Jenn

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago ant

MC are you referring to oracle VM virtual box? comes std with ubuntu flavours .dunno bout the other linux flavours. Im on mint and use it for a cadd package i cant get. with win7. Anyway its in the repos,no mention of donation.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Aninnymous

This setup does not appear to hide your IP prior to the browser nor prevent your ISP from reading your web traffic as a default. Furthermore, it would appear that the NSA has at least partially penetrated TOR as reported by Edward Snowden.

At any rate, it is NOT very hard to completely hide your PC activity in windows for free and encrypt your traffic from the first hop & hide your IP /packets even from your ISP:

1) general cleaning: CCleaner

2) RAM, disk cache & deeper cleaning: PrivaZer
http://privazer.com/

3)[Link to commercial services edited out]

Run the first two after a session, bring up 3 prior to your session; good PC management to clean out any virus, trojans & malware are always good practices.

In reality, if the NSA wants to see what you are doing, there is no defense other than to run totally web disconnected PCs and ensure high physical security of your location.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Aninnymous

IMO, you can either use reasonable precautions and take your chances with online banking or be safer by banking the old fashion way, in person, with written instruments (checks). Using PCs and debit/credit cards further expose you to fraud. In most respects, there is minimal difference between PC operating systems in this regard.

Ensure your deposits are largely protected from fraud by the bank or ensure that your homeowners / other insurance policy covers your banking liability.

Bankers are actually a likely source of fund loss and recourse to bank collapse depends on the FDIC in the US. Obviously you would likely lose all your bank money in a general currency collapse.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago JB213

LoLoL, well there you go .. NO totally safe way.

Thank you for taking the time to reply ~!!

Have a Gr8 Weekend and Keep Smiling. :-)

Jenn

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago JB213

Excellent information to check out.

Thank You.

Jenn :-)

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago crombierob

Forgive me if my old lazy brain has not grasped all the motives that readers may have
Could they be broken into two broad categories -
1) Stop anyone seeing what you are doing, as you do it
2) Don't leave any trace of what you were previously doing in an earlier session
(Forgive me for leaving out concerns about leaving a record of what you were doing, on servers/etc out there.)

Regarding '2' would using IceDragon (Comodo's FF) in portable mode allow one to delete all history from your hard drive, by deleting the folder it was running in ?
Or crushing a thumb drive, if that was where your folder was ?

Rob
PS I love the portable mode, and have many folders (on my hard drive) allowing me to have different browsing history, for say Software, Hardware, Programming(VB6), etc
Since I consistently allow Tabs to accumulate, having them broken up across different FF's is a boon.
PPS Anyone tempted to do the same, I never run two of the portables at the same time, as I suspect they may confuse each other. (One portable running at the same time as the traditional FF, works fine.)

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy No, there is a dedicated Linux distro that has been purposely designed to run Windows in a virtual environment (XP or 7). Additionally, you can use their purpose built VM installers in a range of other supported distros that you might already have installed. The problem currently is that a "donation" is required so we will not be promoting it here. I've been in contact with the developer however and it is possible this might change. He also states that some users have been provided with this for free but until this is listed as "free" on his website we won't be posting links to it. If you're interested though, please send me a PM and I'll provide the details. MC - Site Manager. view
A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Aninnymous

Also edited out was the generic item called VPN (virtual private network = virtual point-to-point connection employing virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption.

The link to LifeHacker was NOT to a commercial service although the linked article itself linked commercial services. A bit of a stretch.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago SmAppsFan

Hi MidnightCowboy. Not to be a dunce, but how does one initiate a PM to you? Posting a reply message on this board (which this is) which would not provide the private forum required if you did not want to publicize this donation-required Linux distro?

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Just click my username to reveal the contact field or from the forum click my username to send a PM (private message) or email contact. MC view
A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago JM

actually, even running disconnected from the web...they still have access! your machine needs a power source....and they can connect via the electrical outlet.

ebuyer and other companies readily sell such devices so you can run a home network that way....been around for years- did surprise me....how you can have data and 240 volts mains power running through same wires at same time....but it works!

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 6 months ago Aninnymous

I suspect this is harder than you think without the presence of a device to decode and encode signals to be generated over the power line. However, why even bother with the power lines when they can supposedly employ lasers for direct line of sight hacking, peeking in windows, radio frequency demodulators to interpret keystrokes and cpu response, compromised E-Proms, Roms, & software, and so on.

But all of the above assumes that your physical security kung fu is weak.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 4 months ago Northwolfecnd

Yes, there is no escaping the NSA if they directly target you. Yet, the main usage I find for Tails/Tor is protecting one from criminals using your computer in free WiFi spaces (internet cafes/university/libraries...) to do their illegal work. Any criminal can do his activities using a random computer wile drinking a couple of bears outside an internet cafe, and they are untraceable...For all intents and purposes it was the ''targets'' computer doing the work.
Naturally, there is no protection without the usage of a good VPN service...currently there are many cheep options available (choose one that permits you to insert your own code).

Also, if you live in a small community, where everybody knows each other, you might not want the service provider, probably a friend or acquaintance, going around divulging all your activities, even if there is nothing illegal about them.
So the ideal package would be Tails/Tor/VPN...With Kali as your personal ''attacking'' software, just to be sure there are no major vulnerabilities. The idea is for you to regularly hack/crack/attack your Tails/Tor/VPN system using Kali, then gradually eliminate the vulnerabilities you discover.

There is no escaping Governments criminal activities, but there is a reason we all have doors in our houses and don't permit creeps looking into our homes, nor do we use glass walls in our bathrooms...
Total protection can only be achieved by going ''old School''...that means no WiFi on your mobo, even if allegedly disconnected, and no internet of any sort on your main server...''Let's get physical''...
Even if all your ''work'' systems are always offline, remember to physically destroy your mobo's WiFi connectors, since they can be remotely accessed, and no webcams (also must be physically destroyed).

Paranoia, Paranoia, Paranoia...''Tinfoil-hat people'' are always right, the Government is always out to get you...This should be your attitude in all things electronic/digital (phones/car/gps...)
Cheers.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 4 months ago Northwolfecnd

This assumes you are a direct target and your system was ''worked on'' physically. Tails/Tor/VPN aren't meant to offer total protection, much less if you are the target of a criminal Government...They are meant to give you privacy from your peers, keep your computer safe from cloning, and protect you from generic spy tools (use by governments and corporations).
If you are a direct target nothing can protect you. Most people are not direct targets, but targets of clumsy software attacks (mainly from corporations looking for ''pirated'' software/music/movies/TV shows...)
Remember, Tails/Tor/VPN service(that was omitted from the article)...VPN is probably the most important of the three.
Cheers.

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A Complete Operating System Optimized For Anonymous Surfing 5 years 4 months ago JM

Thanks, I know exactly what you saying...being TI for at least fifteen years myself.....gets lot worse than just the spying and messing with computer equipment.....you targetted yourself is what I'm really wondering?

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago mchldpy

@ Rob,
I don't say thank you near enough so...

Thank You Near Enough,

michael clyde

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago sgodlovitch

I'm not sure what changes are available between the free versions of Forte 5 and Forte 6 - at least, it wasn't obvious from their promotion of the product. The improved changes all seem to attach only to the commercial versions.
Both free Forte versions are very admirable editors but they have - for me at least - one serious limitation. Neither, as far as I can see, allows for layout adjustment, so you're stuck if you need fewer staff lines to the page (as, e.g., you'll want for many classical guitar scores).
If you're wanting a much more full-featured free notation editor, I'd recommend the latest version of MuseScore - version 2.0 beta 1 - which is, in my experience, even easier to use than Forte. MuseScore allows for layout changes not to mention a wealth of extras for score notation.

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Nice find, thank-you.

But I agree with your conclusion: MuseScore is way better. MuseScore is highlighted on the "Best free Music Notation Software" page: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-music-notation-software.htm.

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago MikeR

Rob Schifreen's contributions: always music to the ears.

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago vandamme

MuseScore is open source, runs native on Linux, and...well, I think it's better.

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago rjl

I couldn't find out how to make a comment of my own, only to comment on this comment by vandamme. I am a Linux user and so I will try MuseScore. I thought the tutorial for Forte was excellently done but in order to finish the install on WINE on Ubuntu you need to install Java. Well I already have Java installed ... so I should have been able to skip this step but it wouldn't let me and when I tried to reinstall using WINE internet explorer it wouldn't go to the JAVA web-site so I give up.

I am not impressed that the Setup program it didn't recognize that Java was already installed.

I may try to install Forte on my wife's Win7 laptop just to use it a little so that I can rate it. How do I start my own comment in here. I couldn't fine an empty box or a button that says leave a comment. Has anybody been successful in installing and running this on WINE?

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A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago Anupam rjl, when you are logged in on the site, then, at the end of the page of any article, you should see a heading "Post new comment", with your name, and a comment box. There you can write your comment and post it, and it will start a new comment. view
A Complete Music Scoring And Notation App For Free 4 years 10 months ago vandamme

The "New comment" box is at the bottom of all the comments.

You can go to the Wine app data base and give a (thumbs down) report on Forte. It might help out other folks. https://appdb.winehq.org/

Another thing thant helps Linux is to contact Forte and explain you'd love to be a customer but can't get their trial to run on Ubuntu.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 3 days ago Phylis Sophical

Requirements: 96MB of RAM, 256MB recommended. Too Funny!
This does sound like a great idea for those old laptops I have sitting around. Keep us posted everyone.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 3 days ago crombierob

I reckon the main reason I avoid Linux, is the incompatibility with all the 'windows' applications.
Shirley, ReactOS must have some similar limitations ?

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 3 days ago trainman261

The idea behind ReactOS is that it should be able to run standard Windows programs - but since it is in alpha, not everything will work. If you want to know if it works for the programs you would need, the best idea would be to run it in an emulator as suggested, and try loading the program to see if it works or not.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

I admire the dedication of this lot but it's been in alpha for like 8 years! Also the list of what works is not good for doing very much.
https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Tests_for_0.4.0#Stuff_not_on_the_Downloader...
IMO if there is a reason you cannot or don't want to use Windows 7 or 10, using ReactOS in preference to one of the many great Linux distros available doesn't make a lot of sense. MC - Site Manager.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago Remah

I thought that this site doesn't promote alpha software because, among other deficiencies, alpha means that it is not ready for end users.

Twenty years since it started with Windows 95/98 and it hardly looks like delivering a stable platform anytime soon. In the meantime Windows has moved on another decade or so. Windows technology has changed so much that it is hard to see ReactOS every catching up.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago MidnightCowboy

I think dedoimedo sums it up pretty fairly. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/reactos-0-4.html

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago eikelein

@Remah:
"... not ready for end users ..."
Who claimed that and where?

"... hard to see ReactOS every catching up ..."
Well, I admit, I haven't even been on their web site yet, but who claimed that and where?

And, for the love of it, why shouldn't Rob mention something potentially exiting? I happen to know from experience with many thousands of typical home users that something sort of stable that can run a web browser and additionally eventually a word processor is enough for eight out of ten people.

AND: Old computers die 95% of the time because the disk drive dies and/or the OS gets so messed up that there is no hope to fix it. So something like ReactOS may be even better than Linux Lite if you put an SSD drive in the old box.

YMMV indeed.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago MidnightCowboy Appreciating that it's all too easy to generalize but mostly the type of user requiring only a browser and word processor is unlikely to have the ability to extricate themselves from system issues. ReactOS is alpha software, is full of bugs and crashes frequently. Support is patchy and often technically challenging. 99% of Linux distros come with both a browser and word processor preinstalled and even the buggiest will be more stable than ReactOS. MC - Site Manager. view
A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago vandamme

The only reason I could see for ReactOS is if you have an old piece of gear that will only run Windows. A medical or scientific gadget perhaps. I had a milling machine that ran on a 386 for years and the driver only worked on Windows 3. (it's long gone.)

Before I'd go through the hassle of ReactOS, I'd see if my PC or gadget will run with Linux. Mint Cinnamon has been my favorite for years because I'm just used to the old XP menus, but Mint's is much cleaner. For old PCs, I like Puppy, Bodhi, or Lubuntu 32 bit. I'm talking 12 years old or more.

Linux has drivers for many of the gear that isn't supported in Windows 7 or newer. A lot of old programs will run on Linux using the Wine program.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago oldbilbobaggins

I'm no script kiddie, nor yet a Compleat Coder, but my many-decades interest in Difference Engines shows me that those stalwarts at Gizmo's Freeware are worth encouraging, salted with the occasional pinch of praise. So they have my appreciation.

Sure, some of their 'finds' are more earth-shattering than others.... but, in the interests of 'stripping off the overburden to uncover the occasional gleaming nugget', I'm quite content to hear of a Windows clone which still has one or two 'glitches'.... just like all earlier and later Windows versions.

I'll likely feel quite at home1

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago famewolf

I'd be more prone to use https://sites.google.com/site/chaletoslinux/home.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago phoneguy

@crombierob
You shouldn't really say that Linux is incompatible with "all the windows applications". If you run Linux with Wine you can run many Windows applications.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago MidnightCowboy

The actual list is here. MC - Site Manager.
https://appdb.winehq.org/

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago Fairportfan

Haven't checked the Winelist lately, but the last i checked, the two apps i really need weren't supported.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago Fairportfan

Uhhh ... nope.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago MidnightCowboy Which apps are these? MC - Site Manager. view
A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago Fairportfan

The real deal-breaker is Serif PagePlus.

I've tried the recommended open-source alternatives (mainly Scribus) and there is no comparison.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 2 days ago Remah

In the system development lifecycle, one primary difference between alpha and beta software is its release to actual end-users. There is a reason why we don't usually recommend such products and running ReactOS will almost certainly drive most users into a wall.

ReactOS is very interesting but there are far better products for us to recommend. It was exciting at the dawn of the new millennium but most people would be better off just installing an old version of Windows to get the compatibility they need.

As to catching up with Windows The original project aimed for Windows 95/98. Then the target shifted to Windows NT/2000. It made sense to do so but they still haven't hit that target properly. The longer it takes then the larger the gap between modern devices and this museum technology.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 1 day ago trainman261

I definitely think it's worth promoting, though - and the fact that it wouldn't necessarily be a good daily driver now is slightly beside the point.

Here's the thing: with Windows 95, 98, NT, etc. etc., some versions may have been buggy, while others were fairly stable (in that good-bad-good-bad cycle). But you usually just skipped the bad one - or if you had to use it, it was still decent.

Suddenly, now, we have Windows 10, which some would simply call spyware among other things - and that's really the key here. Microsoft does not seem interested in backtracking - they're doing the opposite, if anything - and they aren't bringing out another version of Windows after this version. Many people don't want to use it because of these privacy concerns.

But let's be honest, as praiseworthy as Linux is, it isn't what some fans claim it to be. Yes, as an OS in and of itself, it's great, and very capable. If you want to use Linux with programs written for Linux, perfect, no problem. But if you want to use it as a Windows replacement, well, it gets complicated. Yes, you have Wine. But it's not seamless, far from it - and not all programs work with it. Every time you want to install a Windows program, you have to start messing around with settings and what not. And yes, I know emulation is a possibility, as well, but that also uses up more power - fine on a desktop, not so fine if you're on a portable device.

Since ReactOS is built to resemble Windows as closely as possible, it's also better suited as a platform for running Windows apps in the long term, and that is really the promise. No twenty-five hacks to get all your Windows programs running, just install ReactOS and your programs, and you're good to go - at least that's the goal. Sure, it isn't as far as Windows itself, but let's be honest, it took a good while for Linux to turn into what it is today. And given what I mentioned about Windows 10, I'm expecting ReactOS to get a good shot in the arm when it comes to development and use, so that while it may not be a viable Windows replacement now, it just may be once Microsoft drops Windows 7 support.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

What you can or cannot do with Linux as opposed to Windows is relative to individual needs but in general terms for most users Linux has major advantages. All of my daily work, including what I do for this site, is done using Linux. The only time I boot into Windows proper or a VM installed Windows is to check out queries posted about Windows apps. MC - Site Manager.
Some views both ways.
http://www.cio.com/article/2917372/linux/7-things-linux-users-still-cant...
https://sites.google.com/site/ilugjammu/home/things-i-can-do-in-linux-th...
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/16-things-i-like-in-linux-which-...

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 1 day ago Fairportfan

...and, as i said, the majority of my work CANNOT be done on Linux.

Once i get a good emulator or Serif releases a Linux version ...

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 3 years 11 hours ago Moltke

I used ReactOS some time ago, and to be honest while it wasn't that bad, I could never get the network to work. Not sure if it's been improved since then, but that was a deal breaker for me. I must also admit that I just tried it on a VM, so I'm not entirely sure whether that was the problem or not, however, it is very easy to use, and certainly it won't  hurt if you just try it for fun inside a VM. 

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 2 years 11 months ago Broken Biscuits

So near yet so far. I own a laptop that's not fast enough to run Windows well. I've tried various Linux distros on it and they're OK. But I don't love Linux and at this stage I don't think I shall. Wine isn't the cure for everything - it certainly does not run the programs I want it to. Trying to get a printer to work is a pain in the ass and I had to buy a wireless dongle for the laptop to get wi-fi to work. It seems the one in the laptop doesn't work with Linux. So I don't buy the talk that Linux is the solution to every Windows problem out there.

I installed this on the laptop without any problems. That's when my troubles started. It would appear that my 7 year old laptop is too young for React OS so its drivers didn't work. The display was stretched and when I tried to change the resolution the OS crashed. I couldn't get it online either for love or money. So that was the end of my React OS experience. It is a pity because I liked how well it was running on the laptop. I'll keep an eye on the project but sadly I can't see it going anywhere. Back to Lubuntu I go.

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A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. 2 years 11 months ago MidnightCowboy

It's difficult to comment constructively because you don't give any details about which Windows programs you need, the printer make or wi-fi card. Suffice to say there is a lot of variation between distros as to which hardware is supported out of the box. Having said that the fix for unsupported stuff is usually only a forum post away. Here for example is the information related to Ubuntu wireless support. MC - Site Manager.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago twinkler

I'm happy to see Inoreader get some attention. When Google Reader shut down, I jumped to Feedly, but after growing increasingly unhappy with it, I found Inoreader last year and swtiched to it. It's fantastic!

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago BillK

The Firefox Inoreader Companion Add-on is the official Inoreader extension - Last Updated: July 8, 2016.

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago Niefer

Using it after Google Reader closed, tried many other RSS readers (online and desktop), and now I think Inoreader is much better than others (including Google Reader and Feedly).

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee

Yes, you got it right BillK. According to this page, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/inoreader-companion/, the current version of the Firefox addon is 1.30, last updated on July 8, 2016.

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago lewiek

Another +1 for Inoreader

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago DComedian

Inoreader is an excellent feed reader - I remember being so upset when Google Reader was discontinued, but Inoreader turned out to be even better. I prefer the layout to Feedly, although Feedly is a perfectly reasonable alternative.

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago runbei

I adopted The Old Reader after Google Reader evaporated. I've tried others, including InoReader, but The Old Reader just does the job simply and efficiently.

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago snowbound999

I gave up on using Inoreader on Windows 10 Mobile. Sticking with Feedlab at least that shows the articles that I have already setup under my Google account . Inoreader allowed me to login apparently but it showed not one article from my Google account RRS feeds that Feedlab has no issues with.

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 2 years 5 months ago bash550

I use Inoreader strictly. I tried them all, even desktop apps. Inoreader is the best feed reader to me at the moment. I just wish they would make a UWP app so I could use it without opening a browser.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago Geekomatic

How does Slimjet handle java, flash, Google apps, https logins to banks, etc? I had issues at some sites using Midori.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago MidnightCowboy No one here can replicate your own internet usage and therefore comment on what might be your personal requirements but since there's a portable version why not try it and see. MC - Site Manager. view
A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago tedwest

As I said or indicated on my comments about Pale Moon, Slimjet is THE best browser and it has few peers, and I'm familiar with more than a few browsers, and it's portability seems in keeping with my overall assessment... except that since I last commented, I discovered that portability is a bit of a misnomer - just last night I decided to use mt Slimjet setup on another machine, and the browser worked fine, but none of my extensions did. Worse, when I opened the extensions page none of the extensions were even listed.

So I copied the extensions again, opened the browser on the new computer, and... nothing! They copied because I saw them in explorer, but they were gone after I opened slimjet again, and I haven't been able to solve this problem. I've been backing up slimjet along with everything else, and I had the same result when I tried to run the backup copy - nothing but the browser itself worked. It appears I'll have to manually set up everything on my other computer. So from where I'm at, Slimjet is portable in that it doesn't require much setup or write to the registry, but it won't work properly when you try to use it elsewhere. If anyone has a solution, it would be most welcome.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago Geekomatic

I don't run Windows. Query is for another person. As I'd seen other browsers such as Midori "recommended" only to find it lacking in the basics such as described, I asked. Accessing https, java, Drive, etc is hardly "personal" but more an expectation for general browsing. I'm fine if you say, "we don't do testing, beyond VirusTotal". Thanks anyway.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago Bobcat 2105

Just for basic info. Not sure about the portable version, but the install put 5 new entries into my registry. Flashpeak, BLBeacon, FirstNotDefault, PreferenceMAC;s and Stability Metrics.

Update: Just installed portable on a different computer and it wrote to the registry. Good browser, but the claim that it doesn't write to the registry is false. Although, the entries are normal and harmless.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago tarstarkas27

I have been using Slimjet as my primary browser for years and it works very well. One feature that Chrome doesn't have which Slimjet does well is opening new tabs for links, searches, address bar entries and bookmarks without having to do anything extra like a second key click. You can also use all chrome extensions and synch everything with google. Has a password manager built in too. It is highly customizable and is also updated regularly to keep pace with Chrome updates since it is based on Chrome. Firefox used to be my favorite but Slimjet has taken its place.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago exbioman

Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3 dual booted here. Slimjet worked just fine sideloaded in Mint. In Windows which I use constantly, not so good. Froze. Used it along side Opera and Firefox for 2 years. To replace FF as default browser. Liked it otherwise. Use Opera for its built in VPN. And to watch videos.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago exbioman

https sites just fine. The rest, Java?, flash, apps, you're looking for trouble IMO. Since it's Chrome engine based, apps probably work like they would in Chrome. In case you don't know, running Java in your OS is a security risk. Flash is being shunned on browsers. Sites using Flash are outdated. Risky.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago otis_lewd

What annoys me about Slimjet (SJ) is that after sitting for a while, it seems to go to sleep so that when I want to refresh a page, it takes multiple seconds for anything to happen. I find this very annoying. In addition, sometimes it seems that when this delay happens, SJ seems to sometimes knock out my router and I have to power the router off and on. This doesn't happen all the time, but it only happens once in a while when I go to refresh my SJ page. On the plus side, SJ uses less memory than all the other browser memory hogs. I don't know why these browsers need to use so much of my memory - and keep it used even when I close tabs. Modern browsers are horrible. I wish SJ would not "go to sleep", as otherwise I might keep using it.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago stechy

Hi
Unfortunately all chromium clones suffer from this problem. It's by desing, i.e. it's a feature, not a bug :)
All extensions, passwords, site prefs, etc. are encrypted using a key depending on the PC; when you change the PC the key cannot be generated anymore so you cannot access the extension, passwords, etc.
Google wants this, to make you to login with a G account for sync, so they can see all your stuff.
Until now, Opera is the only chrome clone which has not this problem.
See https:/ /portableapps.com/node/42637 or search for it; it's an old bug/feature.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago tedwest

Much obliged. I would have wrestled with this forever. Thanks so much.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago Fairportfan

"Like many others in the market, it's based on the Chromium engine. It's in good company, because Google's Chrome is too."
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...and that's why i won't even bother to check it out.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago eikelein

Just tried the portable version.
It added FOUR entries to the registry!
There is no "Remove Slimjet" or "Uninstall Slimjet" to be found anywhere!
And the worst:
After using it two or three times I started Firefox again and told FF that I wanted to use it as the default browser again. Win10 then starts the Default Apps app that wants me to confirm or establish that choice for the OS. SlimJet seems to have removed the Firefox entry from the list of browsers from which I have to select the "new" system wide default web browser.

Does the maker of SlimJet really believe that I might contemplate to try the installed version? No way!

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago Bobcat 2105

Add/Remove entry is under Flashpeak Slimjet in my Programs and Features section. I did not make it my default browser. The portable version can just be deleted, no uninstall is needed.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago arieshifman

Thanks

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 8 months ago eikelein

@Bobcat:
You seem to refer to my comment. Correct?
If so: I was talking about "the portable version".
. That IMHO should neither make nor leave behind ANY registry changes!
If not I apologize.

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A Brilliant New Way to Create and Share Your Presentations, Fast and Easy 3 years 11 months ago crosseyedlemon

Anything having to do with Microsoft will most certainly not deserve to be called brilliant....lol. I tolerate Windows but for any other application you can be sure there are better open source or independent alternatives to what Mr. Softie can offer.

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A Brilliant New Way to Create and Share Your Presentations, Fast and Easy 3 years 11 months ago vandamme

I wonder how much it cost them to come up with the name. First thought I had was "swayback nag". I uploaded a 5 MB powerpoint, but then it hung halfway through Swaying (Swayifying?). A different PDF worked but looked pretty nasty. But thanks for trying, Microsoft.

Funny thing, they have a nicely done tutorial; they put it on Google's YouTube.

I might try again, using the web to Sway(tm) a presentation written in LibreOffice. Topic: "Why Linux is better than Windows."

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 6 years 1 month ago jimspoon

I copied some very large files from one drive to another last night - had a hardware problem that corrupted at least some of them, I'm afraid. today I'm using Nirsoft HashMyfiles to generate hashes for both the source and destination files. It's very slow, apparently now reading only about 25MB/sec. Pretty sure it's not the fault of the software, but rather of other factors (drives are in external dock connected via esata, other programs running, etc.)

So I am definitely looking for a program that would verify very large files FAST. I wonder if there is a file copy program that can generate hashes for source and destination files during the file copy? Or could that be trusted?

Anyway thanks for the links. Will definitely try them out.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 5 years 8 months ago sicknero

Teracopy has a verify option which generates hashes during the copy/move process.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 5 years 1 month ago jimspoon

thanks very much - i will give Teracopy a try.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 4 years 5 months ago snakyjake

Alternatives:
FileVerifier++
wxChecksums

I'm looking for something that uses better algorithms; MD5 is real slow.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 1 year 2 months ago stamessage

Alternative:
CrcCheckCopy ( I am its author )
- free
- command line tool
- Windows and MacOS
- CRC32 (fast)
- supports unicode filenames and folders
https://www.starmessagesoftware.com/crccheckcopy

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Geekomatic

I've always used Geekuninstaller....any idea how this one compares?

Btw, there are programs I've un-installed using Windows own which ends up leaving hundreds of leftover files, found running a file search & then a reg search....not good.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

Awesome as usual from Nirsoft. Even showed some programs that for some reason won't show up in Revo Uninstaller.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago LittlestMac

First impressions:
A very thorough initial scan; takes almost 2 minutes to finish and allow the user access to the interface.
Why do I have 18 versions of Microsoft Visual C++? Is this necessary?
I don't see too much of a difference between this and Revo Uninstaller, free version (the program I've been using for year).

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Possibly 64-bit? Last i checked, Revo free doesn't do 64-bit.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

Perhaps this program does 64-bit, which Revo free doesn't (or at least, didn't, when i checked last, a year or so ago)?

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I see there is a 64-bit version, which i have downloaded.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago mur_phy

Up until Revo did not offer its product free for 64 bit I chose it but after had to move to Advanced Uninstaller 11 but then it had some issues and have since moved to Geek Uninstaller also which does what Revo does but much more quickly and with less muss and fuss attached. This program I likely will install to see the "before" & "after" results.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago arieshifman

Thanks. All the Nir Sofer products are excellent.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Kumar_Shah

Don't know what you mean, Revo Free doesn't do 64-bit. I've been using it with Windows 10 64-bit with no problems at all.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Fairportfan

That's what i thought until i read an article that caused me to check - it RUNS fine on 64-bi Windows ... but it won't UNINSTALL 64-bit programs.

As i recall, 64-bit programs don't even show up in its list.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 5 months ago Kumar_Shah

You are quite wrong and inadvertently misleading people with your comments. From their web page:

Revo Uninstaller Free is fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server

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