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    Just as a little post-script to this discussion...

    Just as a little post-script to this discussion thread, I do some risky things, like dual-booting with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (current with all available updates and interim upgrades). And...
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    I recently got an ASUS Transformer Book T100TA...

    I recently got an ASUS Transformer Book T100TA with a keyboard dock, from the Microsoft Store (Signature Edition) for $329.00. That compares very favorably with Chromebooks, Android tablets and iPad....
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    I have to agree with this assessment. Given that...

    I have to agree with this assessment. Given that if hackers got into the code, they have the power to do other, more malevolent things, I would not like to find out that someone slipped in any Easter...
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    Windows Secrets -- All Windows All the Time?

    In think it is indeed not appropriate to insist that Windows Secrets ignore other Operating Systems entirely. That said...

    Focusing on Windows, especially the current Windows 8.1 and upcoming...
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    @Ken Kashmarek -- NVIDIA DRIVERS in UBUNTU: I...

    @Ken Kashmarek --
    NVIDIA DRIVERS in UBUNTU:

    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with hybrid NVidia-Intel graphics. This was also a nightmare to configure to work with Ubuntu Linux. My solution is...
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    If anyone ever did try to hijack any major Linux...

    If anyone ever did try to hijack any major Linux distro, it is almost certain there would be a very large outcry from developers and users of that distro. It most assuredly would become known. Linux...
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    To those who have posted obscenities in this...

    To those who have posted obscenities in this thread -- you are not helping us to maintain a civil forum. Enough said.

    Windows and Linux have their fans, but it is true that this is a...
  8. I also dual-boot with Ubuntu Linux. My Windows...

    I also dual-boot with Ubuntu Linux. My Windows partition is Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Yes, GRUB2 does take over as Boot Manager when installing Ubuntu. This actually works better than trying any of...
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    True. Emsisoft's Online Armor Free (link...

    True. Emsisoft's Online Armor Free (link) is a better match with AVG Free. (NOTE: As of 2015, the Online Armor download is a "Free Trial". This is still the same Free Firewall after 30 days, but you...
  10. Thread: Backups

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    Off Site storage of a second or third drive, or...

    Off Site storage of a second or third drive, or for data, Cloud Backup, should relieve this issue.

    As mentioned in this thread, backup archives, no matter what program made them, are just very big...
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    "Brains can get messy." Especially when you...

    "Brains can get messy."

    Especially when you remove them from their enclosures! ;)
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    I had to use IMAP for my free Fastmail account,...

    I had to use IMAP for my free Fastmail account, because at the time, the only free accounts did not allow POP access. As a result, I found that I was deleting emails locally and they were no longer...
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    Probably it was a good thing she finally allowed...

    Probably it was a good thing she finally allowed you access via the login credentials. Thanks for the details.
  14. Good point, Perri 7. Sometimes that does happen....

    Good point, Perri 7. Sometimes that does happen. But as Coochin points out, the real issue is whether or not the files have been modified in any way. Last Modified would be consistent even for moved...
  15. Wouldn't the files show properties when looking...

    Wouldn't the files show properties when looking at them? The original and any duplicates should have different Date Created properties, shouldn't they (in most cases)?
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    Here's the Internet Explorer LifeCycle Support...

    Here's the Internet Explorer LifeCycle Support Matrix at Microsoft's sites:
    ...
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    Would you mind telling us which method you used,...

    Would you mind telling us which method you used, and how difficult the steps were?
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    One of the things which keeps me using Macrium...

    One of the things which keeps me using Macrium Reflect Free are the company's excellent Tutorials and Support Forums. Not the instant access of a phone call, but free to registered users, and the...
  19. Saw this one on the NBC Nightly News. Very cute!

    Saw this one on the NBC Nightly News. Very cute!
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    Imaging When Encryption Containers Are Present

    For Windows Backup utilities, the article seems to be very good, and full of information I didn't know before. However, there is the issue of Windows Backup not handling Encryption Containers. There...
  21. Kingsoft Office 2013 is perfectly adequate, and...

    Kingsoft Office 2013 is perfectly adequate, and has no known security reasons to stop using it. However, Kingsoft is moving toward a new version of their suite, and they are renaming it. The 2014...
  22. Not trying to persuade you to come back, but I...

    Not trying to persuade you to come back, but I must point out:
    Moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 was a large leap, technically speaking. Not surprisingly, a lot of older hardware couldn't make the...
  23. If you want to run the security and stability...

    If you want to run the security and stability risks of using an older version, this would be just fine. I don't know about inSSIDer, but some old versions of paid software are free for good reasons.
  24. Great minds think alike. I am also waiting for...

    Great minds think alike.

    I am also waiting for the reviews of Wndows 10 and some hands-on advice from the contributors to Windows Secrets. Things look pretty good so far.

    Of course, I didn't go...
  25. Consider all the Costs

    mbutler205:

    mossbloom:


    The problem with going over to Apple is that their hardware upgrades and their OS upgrades are tightly interwoven. When you upgrade the OS, you may need to upgrade the...
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