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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 10 min 25 sec ago br1anstorm

I'd just like to add my support, or reinforcement, to the recommendation about EasyBCD.

In making the transition from Windows to Linux, I wasn't keen to abandon Windows 7 completely as I have a few Windows-only programs which I continue to use. So dual boot was the obvious route to follow. But I wasn't happy about the idea of having to ditch the Windows bootloader (MBR) and replace it with Linux's GRUB - mainly because the reinstatement of a Windows-only setup, and the reinstallation of Windows MBR, looked like a challenge and a headache.

EasyBCD is the solution. With EasyBCD installed in Windows 7, the Windows MBR is retained, and provided you take care when partitioning and installing the Linux (GRUB) bootloader(s) it's possible to have not only dual but multiple-boot OSs without losing, rewriting or deleting the original Windows MBR.

On my (modest) laptop I have Windows 7, Linux Mint, Linux Lite and PCLinuxOS. The choice at boot-up is simple and clear. In terms of work, saving files on a shared 'data' partition means that any of the three Linux OSs can access them; and saving files on an external USB HDD enables Win7 to see them too.

I have no plans to revert to a Win7-only setup. But I like the fact that if I did want to do so, it would be a simple and pain-free step.

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Best Free Software for Linux 8 hours 7 min ago Panzer

"... cowyodel allows easy and simple sharing of text/data between computers. cowyodel is a command-line tool that allows simple interaction with a cowyo server, providing a simple way to upload/download text/binary that is encrypted/unencrypted ...":

https://github.com/schollz/cowyodel

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Windows 7 Startup 11 hours 59 min ago Remah

That scenario is extremely unlikely particularly when there are many far more likely reasons for slow startup. Bugs during startup are a common cause: a bug in an update particularly if it affects system restore point; a bug in a device driver; a bug in a service; etc. Many problems cause time-outs which mean that you're system can be sitting around waiting for a response until a threshold is passed and the system records an error/warning.

The first thing to do is to find out what the actual boot time is, then compare it with earlier boot times and see where the slow down occurs.

The article How to Use Event Viewer to Find Your PC’s Boot Time is for Windows 7 but it works almost exactly the same for Windows 8 and 10. Just note that when you double-click an event to view its properties then you can select the Details tab to see many of the startup times discussed in this article.

P.S. Now that this article has been split, I have space to extend the article with some details about this sort of issue.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 22 hours 49 min ago HmS-PA

Try Team Viewer. It is a free for personal use application. Really works well and you have full control to access from anywhere.

I have Team Viewer on my Samsung (Android) phone, and laptop, so I can connect to my home PC at any time.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 22 hours 57 min ago HisSon

Agree with HmS-PA. Appreciate Team Viewer allowing personal use of this app.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 23 hours 21 min ago otis_lewd

I did not see a link for a portable version, only a 32 or 64-bit msi.

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Best Free Online Applications 23 hours 33 min ago gizmo_user

Does someone know BabelNet (http://babelnet.org/)

"BabelNet is both a multilingual encyclopedic dictionary, with lexicographic and encyclopedic coverage of terms, and a semantic network which connects concepts and named entities in a very large network of semantic relations, made up of about 15 million entries, called Babel synsets"

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 1 hour ago Panzer

Mr. Rescue is an arcade styled 2d action game centered around evacuating civilians from burning buildings:

http://tangramgames.dk/games/mrrescue/

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Best Free PC Games 1 day 1 hour ago Panzer

Rainbow sword:

http://squiddershins.com/games/rainbow-sword/

 

"... Moustache King Adventure is an action Platformer in the same vein as Castlevania or Zelda II. The game stars Moustachio, a young man determined to improve his moustache by fighting his way up the moustachracy until the day he can become the moustache king ...":

https://squiddershins.itch.io/moustache-king-adventure

 

Treasure Hunter Man 2:

http://www.origamihero.com/ori6/

 

Mr. Rescue is an arcade styled 2d action game centered around evacuating civilians from burning buildings:

http://tangramgames.dk/games/mrrescue/

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 1 day 2 hours ago jms319

Hello,

If you have problems finding these updates for "Older Platforms" as XP, maybe you can use the following easy method to download the security updates without googling with the risk visiting (probably) "bad" sites: These updates are from Microsoft's own servers (Microsoft Update Catalog):

You can read more about the new security updates in the article here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4025687/microsoft-security-advisory-4025685-guidance-for-older-platforms

See which updates you need to download for your system, for example for XP 32-bit with Service Pack 3:

Look under "Older platforms table 2 of 3"

Find the row "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

You see in this row the KB numbers of 5 available updates, for example, under CVE-2017-0176 you see for example 4022747 (=KB4022747).

To download this KB, head to:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4022747

As an example, KB4022747 is the default query) Search for 4022747 (or KB4022747) or another KB you need to download. You can choose for which system language you want to download the file. Download the right one, since another language won't install probably. You'll find the SHA-1 checksums into the filename!

KB4012598 was the first security update for "Older systems" like XP, issued somewhere in May 2017, so beside the updates in Robs article (above), you should also download and install kb4012598 if you are still using an older version of Windows that doesn't update automatically - and didn't install that KB yet.

And even easier to find the latest updates: type "Security update for Windows XP" into the search box and sort on "Last Updated" to find all recent security updates.

jms319

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 1 day 10 hours ago Geekomatic

Hey Rob,

Any feedback on AeroAdmin?

http://www.aeroadmin.com/en/

I've been using it for a while now & works well-- also, free for business! No installation required-- the other party downloads the exe & accepts the remote, that's all there is to it (very similar to Teamviewer).

Cheers

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 1 day 10 hours ago Geekomatic

"...I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that."

From the article:

"It's also portable so will work straight away without needing to be installed."

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 1 day 21 hours ago Sid in Extremis

Are you REALLY going to think WOT is reliable for programs like this?

To be honest, that is mad.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 1 day 22 hours ago wildweaselkeeper

I'm always going to give you a five just for the time you spent researching and writing the article, but I sometimes wonder where you find these, so called jewels/gems? I put no Trust in "Web of Trust" and I could find very little information about this offering. And the little I did find gave me no confidence in it. I do trust "VirusTotal", for that most part, but I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that.

Thanks for the heads up; I'll stick with "Team Viewer".

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 days 4 hours ago cmling

Thank you! A very useful recommendation.

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Best Free HTML Editor 2 days 5 hours ago BrollyLSSJ

Maybe you can review some new / missing editors (WYSIWYG Style):

Mobirise - https://mobirise.com
Zeta Producer - https://www.zeta-producer.com/
Rocketcake - http://www.ambiera.com/rocketcake/index.html
TOWeb - https://www.lauyan.com/en/index.html
OpenElement - https://www.openelement.com
Trellian WebPage - http://www.webpagesitebuilder.com - Free registration required
Aloha Editor - http://www.alohaeditor.org (Version 2 got halted, Version 1 is still in development)
BlueGriffon - http://bluegriffon.org

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 days 18 hours ago jmjsquared

POP Peeper, available at www.esumsoft (dot) com, is THE email aggregator. It works *perfectly* not only with unlimited GMail accounts but with every other POP or IMAP server out there; including Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail and private domain servers.

Its feature-rich interface is well thought out and efficient and the program is constantly being developed by a very responsive and accessible.

I've used it for approximately 7 years and it is still one of the first installations on all my computers, despite my having looked at other "pretenders" since, including the disappointing, overly cutesy and obnoxious Mailbird.

POP Peeper, folks. Plain and simple.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 days 18 hours ago jmjsquared

No, it is WAY more than just a "notifier". Please, take the time to look more carefully and you will never again need to visit a web page to access your webmail (or any other email) accounts. I use it for approximately 25+ GMail, Outlook, Yahoo (and an even the old .MSN) email accounts, as well as all my own, private-domain accounts and even the RSS feeds I subscribe to, including GIZMO's. :)

At the risk of sounding like a cheesy TV commercial for a product to which I have no relationship other than as a very satisfied user, I say: "Give it a thorough look/see and you will not regret it".

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 days 19 hours ago njrich

Hi,
This sounds nice but when I went to the site, it says the SW is just an email notifier? I thought it was able to replace looking at each separate mail product? It seems to notify me of new mail across products but thats it ?
Thanks!

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 14 min ago minijopoo

I have been using this program for 2 days with one gmail account. I already have been notified that I will need to buy the program after this week if I intend to to continue using it. That's not fair. Bummer! And after I set it up just the way I like too.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 1 hour ago PhilR_SoT

That's fine if you only have a Gmail account : I have a personal non-Gmail account but also a Gmail account for a community group with which I'm involved. Therefore, for me, it has to be Thunderbird.

Although it has been stated that developnent of Thunderbird is not continued, updates are still being issued - the last only a couple of weeks (?) ago.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 1 hour ago Rick_S

I use Mailbird, for all my email accounts, and I am pleased with it.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 2 hours ago Frank D

Thunderbird does it very well for me.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 9 hours ago rolou

Very nice program thanks and I prefer it to Thunderbird which may be finishing if the reports are correct.

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Best Free Context Menu Extensions list 3 days 18 hours ago Unhjem

The correct URL for FileMenu Tools is https://www.lopesoft.com/index.php/en/products/filemenutools, not the provided https://www.lopesoft.com/index.php/en/.
When I went to install FileMenu Tools 7.3.2.1 Windows Defender didn't like it. There was, however, no attempt to install any add-ons as mentioned earlier.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 days 18 hours ago PhilR_SoT

The excellent - and also free - Thunderbird email program can handle any number of Gmail accounts.

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Best Free VPN 4 days 19 hours ago Anupam

Thanks for the information. Seems quite good, and trustworthy, as their ProtonMail is already excellent.

Their is already a waiting list to register for their free version.

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Best Free VPN 4 days 20 hours ago budchekov

FYI, the ProtonMail folks have got into the VPN biz.
No idea how good it is.
https://protonvpn.com/
https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/20/protonmail-releases-free-vpn-to-public/

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Best Free VPN 6 days 5 hours ago Tingla

Why no mention of Opera browser with built in VPN. It's very easy to use, reliable, reasonably fast and seems to have no data limit. I've been using it since Opera released it and have never had a problem. I wouldn't use it for any online financial transactions but for anything else it's fine. Just wish other browsers (I prefer Firefox) would emulate Opera.

I subscribed to a paid service for a month but couldn't see any benefit from it over what Opera provides, so I didn't renew my subscription.

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Become A Graphic Designer In Seconds 6 days 14 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Another excellent find, Rob. Thanks!
My first thought was that the reaction any genuine graphic designer, upon reading the title, would be insulted/amused/scornful (pick one or all three). Still, I don't see any serious marketer wanting a professional-looking design would use one of these template-driven sites. They are more for the cheap (like me) DIY crowd. So graphic designers are still safe... for now.

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Got a Gmail Account? Want A Free Non-Technical IT Security Course? 6 days 20 hours ago sinks

Doesn't recognise my company name ,will not register my gmail account

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 week 15 hours ago philip

Thanks for the heads-up bb1769,

I've remove Viivo. I don't know of any new alternatives.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 week 18 hours ago bb1769

I just received notice from PKWare that Viivo will be shut down as of 1 July 2017 (but says servers will run until 1 July 2018).

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 20 hours ago Kumar_Shah

And what is wrong with just typing the name of the folder you want in the Windows 10 search window? Works like a charm to find any folder just by putting in the a few letters of the folder's name. Duh!

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Best Free Email Software 1 week 1 day ago jonrichco

Eudora 7 is still working fine under Windows 10 Creators. However, following a reboot, it fails to download on first attempt, but always works on second and all subsequent attempts. At least this is on our three systems. IMO still the best em client - only negatives are that it does not auto spell-check and cannot handle some fonts. Otherwise excellent.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 week 1 day ago Misty27

Hi, really wish the reviewer could do a full review Clonezilla, PING and any other more popular / better reputation ones for Linux. (Bill / Windows have left my building, this time for good).

Question: In Linux, if one is NOT backing up or imaging the *entire* HDD, with only purpose to restore an entire disk, are there huge advantages in using "backup" tools vs. imaging tools (with ability to image one partition or a whole disk)? Other than many BU prgms allow selecting a little or all of a partition?

Of course, if the HDD fails or OS must be reinstalled, the tool should have ability to restore at least a BU or image of all 'Nix OS partitions, incl. MBR, to a booting state. So far, my limited reading on Linux BU tools is, apparently some don't always automatically BU the MBR. As usual, part of the problem is different articles or posts say different things.

I'd rather use a good GUI, but I'm not afraid of CLI, per se. What does bother me on many CLI apps is the sparse to non-existent details of *exactly* what each option does; often a lack of examples. Info like, "[-d] - forces a dump" isn't helpful to new users. "Help files" like that are mainly reminders.

Thanks.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 1 day ago mur_phy

Maybe I am missing something but a quick look seems to just bring up nothing more that Explorer and the Quick Access menu which I have used since the inception with W7 if I recall correctly. I have Free Commander XE but have not spent time learning it but should. I have almost all the time close to half a dozen Explorer windows on the TB which allows me quick access to things I might be working on at some specific time. Things I might use frequently, I simply pin to the QA and then can drag/drop between panes when moving or copying files.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 1 day ago DrHuge

It's a Geek Off!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 2 days ago toktok

Thank you for the tip. I prefer using a dual pane file manager which has - among many other things - favorite and recent folders. You can even store favorite double pane folders - which is very useful if you often have to copy files between two specific folders. In the list of Gizmo's category "Best File Manager" I'd recommend Unreal Commander (which is like a free clone of Total Commander).

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 2 days ago HmS-PA

I just use the "pin" function to put special folders readily available. The PIN works just like it does with many of Microsoft Office and also several browsers. Right click on "File Explorer", in this example, and select the folder.

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CM Security AppLock AntiVirus 1 week 2 days ago RecklessMaverick

Unless this app has undergone a massive update it is FULL of ads. If not for third party products then ads begging you to download and install all the other CM products.... including the one you just installed and are running at the time the ad appears. When I had this app installed I spent more time dealing with its alerts, notifications, requests to install, requests to update and other bothersome tasks than I did actually using my phone. I saw ads for so many different CM products.... and all of them having some overlapping features.... that I quit trying to figure out which ones I had and which ones I needed and simply uninstalled it.

While this product may actually perform as well as the reviewer says it does the confusing number of self-promoting ads and constant alerts and notifications make it such a confusing and frustrating app that it does not deserve the 5-star rating it was givien. I would give it an overall 1-star rating.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 2 days ago toktok

A file management system like the excellent Total Commander (previously Windows Commander, a modernised version of the old Norton Commander) has all these facilities built in: favorite folders, recent folders, and a lot more. (Free, with a nag screen).

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 2 days ago toktok

Anyone remember the CP/M?
According to Wikipedia: "(Control Program / Monitor), microcomputer operating system; a precursor to the IBM PC-compatible disk operating systems (DOS)."
It had commands like COPY A:FILE.TXT B: (B: the second floppy drive!)
It could be used on many different types of computers before the DOS arrived but many of the commands were the same.

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 week 2 days ago philip Those "Types" are my own designators. Type 5 is a bit of an oddball, although I use 7-Zip for encryption occasionally. There are more Type 1 products here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-encryption-utility-for-cloud-s... view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 2 days ago Panzer

"... Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell ...":

https://github.com/railsware/upterm

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 2 days ago Panzer

X-CD-Roast tries to be the most flexible CD-burning software ever. It allows even the unexperienced user to create or copy a CD with a few mouse clicks in a intuitive and nice looking graphical user interface:
http://www.xcdroast.org/

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 1 week 2 days ago Panzer

"... FUZE is a learning environment environment for Windows and Raspberry Pi devices. It is incredibly accessible and gets students, and teachers, coding very quickly ...":

 http://www.fuze.co.uk/

http://www.fuze.co.uk/download-fuze.html

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 2 days ago Marnes

Why not use the favorites/quick access feature built into explorer, visible in the top left of the screenshot?...

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A Better Way To Copy Files 1 week 2 days ago Australia

Thanks Rob for the recommendation for your preferred file copy utility

For me to use a file copy utility, it has to:
1)Be fast
2)Be supremely accurate, and provide a complete copy of all folders and files, with no missing files
3)Ensures all copied folders and files have the same date and time, of the original source folders, files
4)Be portable (this is not essential, but I prefer all my applications do not touch my registry)

I suggest when trying a new file copy utility, always check the result by using a folder comparison utility, to make sure the copy job was complete and a true copy of the original. Some file copy utilities dont accurately copy folders with lot of levels of subfolders

I commonly copy files across to a back up drive, and there is an important difference between 'copying files' and 'backing up files'
Regarding backing up your data, you are not creating an accurate backup if the copied files have different dates and time stamps to the original source, which is what most file copy utilities do

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/12-file-copy-software-tested-for-fastest-transfer-speed/
This is the best comparison study I have found, from an independent source, regarding most of the free file copy utilities available for Windows
It compares the speed of copying of each utility to the copy speed of Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8

I have used the freeware "Fast Copy", as it is free, fast, and ensures the copied folders and files have the same datestamps as the originals

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 3 days ago Panzer

"... pak is a way of organizing paks, or executable scripts. Using pak, you can create, modify, and share scripts that perform various tasks ...":

https://github.com/tburnam/pak

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 week 3 days ago adastm

Thank you Philip for a wonderful set of articles on encryption and cloud storage. I wonder if the types of architecture (Type 1, Type 2, etc.) are industry recognised terms or terms you have coined yourself?

Also, in some of your other articles you have not mentioned Type 5.

Personally, I find it difficult to understand why Type 1 is not more common. Most people have a number of files and folders on their computer that they want to backup. To copy these to a local folder/drive for them to be backed up to the cloud is a storage burden. Why not just simply backup directly to the cloud? You said there are not many free solutions that use Type 1. This must mean that there are some but presumably you cannot recommend them or have not tried them out.

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A Better Way To Copy Files 1 week 3 days ago PhilR_SoT

Fast Copy does appear to preserve the date/time stampof files but it only seems capable of copyng entire directories unless the 'filter' option is used. This would be OK for a single file or all those which fit a flter string, but not to select a few files with wildly-different names in a direccory with many entries.

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Comodo IceDragon 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

This is not true. If you pay attention during the installation process there is the option to decline the antivirus install. MC - Site Manager.
https://help.comodo.com/topic-169-1-413-4460-.html

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Best Free VPN 1 week 3 days ago jsb86

Not bad, but there are quite a few others out there that are decent (not referring to vpnbook or vpn gate). I found a good list that is a bit more up-to-date here at http://getfastvpn.com/?p=1068

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Windows 7 Startup 1 week 3 days ago crombierob

Anyone noticed that win 7 (Pro 32bit) is getting painfully slow to start up in the last month or two ?
I wouldn't be surprised if MS updates are slightly crippling/handicapping W7 to encourage us to upgrade to W10
Rob
PS I don't run Reg Cleaners, optimizers, etc, and I avoid having software auto start with windows

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Best Free Personal Finance Software 1 week 3 days ago mfcarpino

I complete agree. KMyMoney is a much better piece of software than many of these apps listed here. It should be on this list.

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Comodo IceDragon 1 week 3 days ago jimsheba

It destroyed my computer beware.
When you update it will secretly install Comodo Cloud Antivirus in the background without giving the option to cancel the installation.
When I rebooted I got the blue screen and lost everything in my computer. Do not install this unless you have a backup or you will be very sorry

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 3 days ago Alin

still no support for being able to have tooltip comments for each folder and file!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago ITSecurityGuy

How can everyone overlook TRS-DOS as used on the TRS-80 (affectionately known as the Trash-80) from Tandy Radio Shack?

Aside from that, unless the article has been edited since the first post by Burn-IT, at least by the time I saw it, the reference was to "the early days of MS-DOS", also known as PC-DOS when purchased from IBM, not merely "DOS".

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Remah

DOS as an acronym for Disk Operating System is a very common name for many different computer operating systems that have not much in common except their name. While MS-DOS and PC-DOS are often shortened to DOS, they are no relation to any of the following operating systems (OS) - all of which I used in the 1980s.

  • Mainframe OS like IBM DOS (DOS/360).
  • Minicomputer OS like DEC DOS and Datapoint DOS.
  • Microcomputer OS  including Apple DOS, CBM (Commodore) DOS, Cromenco DOS, Ohio Scientific Pico DOS, and Atari DOS.  

 

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs
I was using it on "mainframes" before th PC was invented.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs was one of the points I was trying to make.
I was using DOS on "mainframe" machines well before PCs were available.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Remah

There wasn't that many files (or even clusters) that would fit on a floppy-disk which was the standard storage device for such microcomputers. The floppy-disk provided relatively random data access and was a step up from sequential access devices like cassette tape drives and stringy floppy drives.

A tree/hierarchical file system was only needed once there were larger storage devices like hard disks.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Australia

Great utility Rob.
I have used this program for the last 7 years, and it is indispensable
Always has ranked in the top 5 freeware utilities on my computers

If you have a lot of data, with lots of file and folders, these programs are great for navigation
For example, when you are downloading files, and you are using the "Save as..." dialog box

An alternative is 'Listary', which is also found on reputable freeware sites

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Jojo Yee
Yes Burn-IT they were around before Windows. I think the editor refers to MS-DOS 1.0, a renamed version of QDOS in 1981, which did not support a hierarchical file system. It was only added to MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. (Ref: MS-DOS: A Brief Introduction; The MS-DOS File System)
 
According to Wikipedia, the first release of XTree was in 1985, i.e. after MS-DOS had supported the hierarchical file system.
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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 1 week 4 days ago Burn-IT

[i]It's hard to believe that in the early days of MS-DOS, before Windows was even thought of, there was no support for folders or directories on a disk. [/i]Are you sure???
I am fairly certain that directories and folders were around before Windows.
a) there is a limit of 256 entries in root.
b) products such as Xtree were around before Windows.
c) why would DOS limit it on PCs when the concept had been around for years under DOS on other machines.

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 1 week 5 days ago Australia

Thanks for the news Rob
Microsoft, it seems, does need to support older Windows operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8) after all, to keep the Windows ecosystem safe

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 1 week 5 days ago pdmagnet

To AUSTRALIA
That update to prevent ransomware virus is under the name of "Windows6.1-kb4012212-x64.msu" if you cannot download the file on windows update, it just google it and it is offered on several sites. Good luck.

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 1 week 5 days ago antdude

I wished Microsoft/Windows/Automatic Updates would get these for us automatically!

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Windows 7 Startup 1 week 6 days ago Remah

This was one of the largest articles at Gizmo's Freeware and it has long needed to be divided into two smaller articles. Now that task is complete, I should be able to complete some additions and improvements which couldn't be applied last time I tried.

Remah,
Editor

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 1 week 6 days ago Remah

This article has been updated to reflect some of the changes in the last decade and now includes memory limits for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Remah
Editor of this article

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 6 days ago Panzer
"... smem is a tool that can give numerous reports on memory usage on Linux systems. Unlike existing tools, smem can report proportional set size (PSS), which is a more meaningful representation of the amount of memory used by libraries and applications in a virtual memory system ...":
 
 
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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 6 days ago Panzer

"... NeoMutt is a command-line mail reader. It's a version of Mutt with added features ...":

https://www.neomutt.org/

 
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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 week 6 days ago g2mXagent

360 is China's most unethical company, it's best not to use the product.

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

Looks like the links got crossed. :) I'll let the site moderator know, thanks for pointing that out.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 6 days ago Panzer

Ktube media downloader:

https://keshavbhatt.github.io/Ktube-media-downloader/

 

uGet - download manager:

http://ugetdm.com/

 

uGet Chrome Wrapper:

https://slgobinath.github.io/uget-chrome-wrapper/

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Duplicate Cleaner Free 1 week 6 days ago christina1

try Dupli cateFilesDeleter program

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 1 week 6 days ago classicggma65

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 1 week 6 days ago arieshifman

Very nice!!

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 weeks 43 min ago i8spombots

Geert beat me to it..........install Everything (after the initial setup literally finds whatever as fast as you can type) and have your music paired to a non restrictive player (Foobar for example). I'm sorry Rob but this software should never have been suggested............."one track at a time" Good god, what a shill.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 weeks 3 hours ago Geert

>> This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box,
>> wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button.
That's exactly what you can do in the excellent search program "Everything". (cf. http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-fast-file-search.htm)
You type in a (part of the) title and artist and once found you double-click it and it is played in the program you linked .mp3 files to.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 weeks 7 hours ago zep321

Hey alan:

Thanks for the heads-up re MusicBee. Love it.
Song Director also very good, just that MusicBee has more "bells & whistles".

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Actually, I work in a datawarehouse environment in a very big company where sometimes we need to check text files of that size or even bigger before we load them to their corresponding tables, and believe it or not, yes, I have done that with emeditor with an old machine with only 2 GB RAM, that's why I discovered emeditor.

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Does the remote computer need a static IP address for unattended access?

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Tech Support Guy 2 weeks 20 hours ago Anupam

Please register and post in the forum, for which link is given in the article. Or, write to Asus support.

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My Asus x540s is not working the screen keep going back to the Asus screen and saying preparing fix

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LogMeOnce.com is getting rave reviews!
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Here is the in depth review of LogMeOnce: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2494447,00.asp.

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just tried this out. it's a keeper. very nice tool.

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Another Of My Go-To Tools Gets An Update 2 weeks 1 day ago eikelein

Robert,
Thank you VERY much!

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WPS Office Free 2 weeks 1 day ago reikipete

Up to recently I loved WPS Word processor and Spreadsheet. Then they upgraded their systems, added something that cost $$, and I may have hit the wrong button in accepting what I thought was the continuation of the freebies. I saw ( and ignored for a month ) a blurb for something they were selling. Then, the the other day I had major problems with both Firefox and comodo Ice dragon on both of the dell systems. I tried a lot of things, but as soon as I killed the WPS spreadsheet, both Dell's became alive again. This could be the Dells, me or WPS, and by the time I find the time to fully test my theory that WPS ain't free or at least ain't cheap, some genius will jump in with a GOOD answer. I hope she/he hurries up. Pete

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Another Of My Go-To Tools Gets An Update 2 weeks 2 days ago booleanboy

That's a useful recommendation Robert now that, since the latest version, SoftPerfect's excellent Network Scanner is no longer freeware.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 weeks 2 days ago alan2duggan

MusicBee is simply the best music player I've ever used and I've tried most of them. It is totally customisable and works brilliantly as a music organiser and player.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 weeks 2 days ago Gil Mensch

I want to put in a pitch for the free version of MediaMonkey, available at http://www.mediamonkey.com/download/ . I used the free version of Media Monkey for a few years and then upgraded to the paid-for "Gold" version, but the free version is very capable. It will handle a virtually unlimited number of media files, and has a very robust search function. Unlike free Song Director, you can queue up as many songs as you like with free MediaMonkey. You can also create and save named playlists, export to mobile players, update tags, rate your songs, rip and burn CDs, convert among formats, and run a server to play your media on other household devices. I have over 300,000 music files on my PC. MediaMonkey handles them easily. There is a bit of a learning curve to get the most out of MediaMonkey, but the basics are on par with other mainstream players. MediaMonkey is a mature app and has been in the marketplace at least since 2003. (Their active forum has posts from 2001.)

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"... Rspamd - fast, free and open-source spam filtering system ...":

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Tagsistant is a tag-based filesystem for Linux that turns directories into tags and search your files for you:

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Lilite - a Linux autoinstaller:

https://www.lilite.co/


Persepolis is a download manager and a GUI for Aria2:
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check out great savetube review here : http://savetube.org/2017/06/savetube-com-review-savetube/

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Ha, ha. Good one!

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You should definitely try the DuplicateFilesDeleter program. I highly recommend to anyone

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