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#4391583 - 11/27/17 05:46 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Pale Moon team has released the first version of the Basilisk web browser that is based largely on Firefox code.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/17/pale-moon-team-releases-first-version-of-basilisk-browser/

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#4391857 - 11/29/17 07:28 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Need $ to produce your game?

Fig is a crowdfunding platform for video games

unfortunately fig site uses so much javascript the only page I can read in my locked-down browser is their blog




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#4391987 - 11/30/17 07:05 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Free secure email: Tutanota is derived from Latin and contains the words "tuta" and "nota" which mean "secure message".
Many prefer it to Proton mail.

I am trying it. It features encryption end to end.
By default it sends email encrypted but can also send unencrypted.

The site login works easily even though I use noscript, umatrix, ublock origin, etc. just allow tutanota.com.



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#4392287 - 12/01/17 02:57 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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PCsteps.com Has a lot of good page for both hardware and software for LInux or Windows, even MAC
such as,

How To Create a Software RAID 5 in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

How To Create Software RAID 5 in Windows 8.1 and 10

Software RAID 1 in Windows 7 for Increased Data Security

also Gaming

such as,
Get free games from Origin
with links to such as "Full PC Games. Origin On the House" website,
Full PC Games. Origin On the House

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I'll have to try Origin soon!


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#4392546 - 12/02/17 01:22 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Free Games and downloads from Shrapnel Games

Enhanced / newer version of old dos game - Steel Panthers

  • winSPMBT: Main Battle Tank Free Version
    Computer Game: Windows
    Type: Tank Warfare
    Steel Panthers for Windows
    Also available in an Enhanced CD version for $39.95
  • winSPWW2 Free Version
    omputer Game: Windows
    Type: Tank Warfare
    Steel Panthers for Windows, WWII era!
    Also available in an Enhanced CD version for $39.95


Others

  • Conquest of Elysium II
    Computer Game: Windows, Mac OSX
    Type: Fantasy Role-Playing
    The precursor to the wildly popular Dominions series!
  • Plasmaworm
    Computer Game: Windows
    Type: Arcade
    Control a plasmaworm through twenty increasingly difficult levels of play
  • Strange Adventures in Infinite Space
    Computer Game: Windows, Mac
    Type: Strategy
    Explore the galaxy...in 20 minutes or less!
  • Soup du Jour
    Computer Game: Windows
    Type: Matching
    Digital Eel's Matching Game to beat all Matching Games!
  • Goblin Slayer
    Board Game: Print & Play
    Type: Fantasy
    The quest for the Shimmering Widget!
  • Big Box of Blox
    Computer Game: Windows, Mac
    Type: Arcade
    Tetris on acid!


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#4392910 - 12/03/17 07:25 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Where to find, analyze, download CryptoCoin Software Distributions?

The CryptoCoin.cc website was first published on 1 December 2014 (initially as CryptoCoin.cm). It is a sister project of DistroWatch.com (a site covering Linux and open source Distributions)

It was conceived .. in 2001 - to create a database of cryptocurrencies and organise them in a logical and searchable manner. ... a one-stop resource referencing the software behind these digital currencies.

The emphasis on the word "software" above is no coincidence. There is a large number of excellent websites that focus on the monetary, financial and investment aspects of cryptocoins, but there are aren't many that provide information about the many interesting technical features of these exciting new technologies

http://cryptocoin.cc/

..Fascinating!


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#4404116 - 02/08/18 12:59 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Avast releases machine-code decompiler RetDec

Also the web / browser based version here is actually working: https://retdec.com/decompilation/
Amazingly good.


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#4404828 - 02/13/18 12:59 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Multimedia Day!

  • --- from gHacks.net:
    Installing Kodi using Ubuntu based systems
    "Installation of Kodi on Ubuntu / Ubuntu based systems is incredibly easy thanks to the use of the official Kodi PPA."

    Play audio only on YouTube to save bandwidth
    "Audio Only YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome to play the audio stream of YouTube videos only."

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  • --- from betanews:
    TVAddons releases new standalone Git Browser for Kodi
    "Unofficial Kodi add-on provider TVAddons promised to 'change how people access streaming media forever', and two weeks ago it released a new GitHub Browser to make it easier to browse and install Kodi addons."

    How to install and use the fantastic Kodi alternative that's gaining in popularity
    "...rival streaming service Mobdro has been gaining in popularity. The app can be installed on any Android device, including phones, tablets, Amazon's Fire TV Stick, and Google's Chromecast 2"

    --- from Distrowatch
    LibreELEC at DistroWatch.com
    Originally Posted by Distrowatch

    LibreELEC is "just enough OS" to run the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC is a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular hardware. The project is an evolution of the OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users. The distribution runs on x86 desktop computers, Raspberry Pi devices and ODroid and WeTek computers.


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#4404870 - 02/13/18 07:11 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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How to use Decentraleyes (a Firefox Add-on) properly with NoScript, Umatrix / Ublock Origin

I have all these add-ons in Firefox. In fact all these:
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But until now I haven't been using Decentralize properly always. Especially since a new install of firefox-esr.

Decentraleyes test page here

When you have the correct settings it will indicate so. Or not if vice' versa.

Decentraleyes FAQ page
has the answer to the settings for Umatrix / UBlock Origin and NoScript, etc.

  • First make the settings for Noscript:
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    Add the domains ajax.googleapis.com, ajax.aspnetcdn.com, ajax.microsoft.com, cdnjs.cloudflare.com, code.jquery.com, cdn.jsdelivr.net, yandex.st, yastatic.net, libs.baidu.com, lib.sinaapp.com, and upcdn.b0.upaiyun.com to your whitelist.


    -
  • Then settings for Umatrix or UBlock Origin

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    Open up the extension dashboard, and navigate to the My rules tab. Revert any unwanted non-permanent changes, click Edit under the temporary rules section, and paste the list of rules below into the text area. Save and commit your changes. Supported requests will now be delegated.

    * ajax.googleapis.com * noop
    * ajax.aspnetcdn.com * noop
    * ajax.microsoft.com * noop
    * cdnjs.cloudflare.com * noop
    * code.jquery.com * noop
    * cdn.jsdelivr.net * noop
    * yastatic.net * noop
    * yandex.st * noop
    * libs.baidu.com * noop
    * lib.sinaapp.com * noop
    * upcdn.b0.upaiyun.com * noop

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    Note if you use both like I do just make these above noop settings in Umatrix. You don't need to set them in UBlock Origin also.

    I use UBlock Origin to do all its blocking (in non-easy mode) and Umatrix I have unchecked alll the hosts files lists (as shown in image below).
    Then I use Umatrix only to do some other settings and Allow / disallow some parts of pages individually occassionaly. UBlock Origin really does most of the work.

    [Linked Image]

    btw:Actually I did add
    * ajax.googleapis.com * noop
    to UBlock Origin also, before I figured out UMatrix would logically be where they go. But it makes probaly no difference


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  • That's it. Done!

    Now open the Decentraleyes test page here again to check if Decentraleyes is working.
    [Linked Image]


Voila' it works!

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Addendum...
Since I use RequestPolicy Continued, I just found out it only works with Dencentraleyes if you also allow the requested CDN in RequestPolicy Continued (ex. ajax.googleapis.com).
I may stop using RequestPolicy Continued anyway, although it is an excellent Add-on,
(blocks and is especially useful to block images, and more. that try to load from 3rd party sites into webpage)
since 3P Request Blocker just came out and seems very promising.
see; 3P Request Blocker blocks all third-party requests in Firefox
Its a web extension and thus can be used in later browsers also ... only be used in later than
Firefox ESR 52 / Tor Browser, since ESR52 doesn't have latest WebExt APIs.. Thus I may upgrade to newer browser since I currently using just Firefox 52 ESR.)

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#4405016 - 02/13/18 11:07 PM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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3P Request Blocker just came out and seems very promising.

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About this extension
This add-on block all 3rd party requests. Only you can allow|temporary allow them.

- You can use wildcard for source|destination domain.
- Additionally, this add-on will protect you from these attacks:
1. Try to load http:// resource from https://
2. Try to load internet resource from file://
3. Try to trick you with punycode domain (disabled by default) [article]
- You can configure this add-on to allow(ignore) 3P CSS resource and sub-domains.
- This add-on is not an ad-blocker, but it can block known tracking attempts, etc. Disabled by default. Of course, you can use this add-on with "Adblock Plus".
- Block resource type / MIME type to save bandwidth.
- Many options to configure. Hover your mouse over the โ˜‘ to read tooltips.
- Nothing is sent nor collected by this add-on.
- Support "Firefox Android". Results may vary. (my primary target is PC)


To Firefox ESR 52 / Tor Browser users:
ESR52 doesn't have latest WebExt APIs, so both won't work:
1. Whitelist "export" button
2. WebSocket blocking
Upgrade your Firefox or wait for next ESR release(ESR59+).


see; 3P Request Blocker blocks all third-party requests in Firefox


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One reason I use blockers such as RequestPolicy Continued?
Well "a picture tells a thousand words." :
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This is example of web junk that we have to deal with.
As you can see there are actually 96 objects being blocked just by RequestPolicy Continued in this example.!
No offense to the the site (its actually my Add-Ons page at Sandbagger's now at the webserver of wife's Cake site) its just an example of the massive crap that trys to load on pages that I don't need.

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#4406693 - 02/22/18 05:16 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Looks like a useful free cloud tool from AOMEI:

MultCloud - Put Multiple Cloud Drives Into One
Free App for Managing Files and Transferring Files across Cloud Drives

Manage Multiple Cloud Drives in One Platform.

MULTCLOUD.com
Create an account - or try first

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MultCloud supports Dropbox, OwnCloud, WebDAV, Google Drive, MEGA, etc. all almost 30 cloud drives. These clouds are popular and safe cloud storages which gain large number of users all over the world.

Google Drive G Suite Dropbox Dropbox for business OneDrive OneDrive for Business MEGA Amazon Cloud Drive AmazonS3 Box FTP MySQL pCloud Mediafire SugarSync Egnyte


Media Reviews
  • lifehacker;
    MultCloud helps you access and search all of your files in one place so you don't need to sign into several accounts.
  • pc advisor:
    Multcloud.com is an online service that allows users to link their various cloud services to a single site. Here you can transfer files between the different providers, preview documents, and generally make better use of the storage facilities
  • the windows club;
    MultCloud is a cloud aggregator tool that offers the freedom to connect to several accounts from single place. More importantly, the free web service possesses the innate ability to copy files from one cloud storage account to another, without having to download it on your desktop.





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Install Linux in Windows 10:
How to Get Started Using WSL in Windows 10

ps. I Recommend Ubuntu (if using this tutorial) its more stable and in general easier and more bug free than openSUSE 42 leap.

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And warning; read up on apt-get, because using this command is Not usually recommended;
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

that will upgrade your version to the latest, and that could make a lot of changes - not always what one wants.

Say you are on 16.04 LTS (the most stable currently) that command would get you to a later version. Not always good.

That said, I've never tried this on Windows!

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Also see the Manual for WSL at MSDN


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#4407080 - 02/24/18 01:33 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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TechVine Tech Tips Helpful site fron OZ down under .au

AOMEI OneKey Recovery Review - TechVine Tech Tip
Originally Posted by TechVine Tech Tip
For many users, it is fundamental to have a strategic plan for backing up and restoring their computer in event of system failure.

AOMEI OneKey Recovery software enables you to create a recovery partition on your operating system which contains a snapshot of your PC at that point in time where you can restore to later if needed.

What puts this product above other the usual OEM factory recovery partition is that it works even when the OS cannot boot up! Furthermore, you can configure and setup your recovery partition in a few simple steps. It is supported on most Windows operating systems โ€“ XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.


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#4407099 - 02/24/18 06:13 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Eh' mate,, Need an old Windows 95 or Win3 or win98, etc, driver or software download?

Josh from Ballarat's Socket 3 site hosts a ton of stuff down under that used to be on the M$ ftp server. And more.

nice pic of the Victoria region also on the about the author page.

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The Linux Foundation - Introduction to Linux free course

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This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with Linux or Unix. System administrators, developers, architects, decision makers or new Linux users can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to work with more involved topics such as Linux system administration, network management and enterprise system architecture.
Course Materials

This course is:

100% online and self-paced
40-50 hours of content designed by our Linux experts
Designed to give students a good working knowledge of Linux
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#4408171 - 02/28/18 11:52 PM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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Help for Windows users:
LAZESOFT
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition is a powerful application that can not only recover lost data but also restore and repair entire Windows installations.

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Tutorials from Lazesoft Recovery Suite:

How to burn a bootable recovery CD
How to boot from the created recovery CD
How to create a bootable recovery USB Disk and boot from it
How to perform a data recovery
How to recover deleted files
How to recover data from formatted or damaged partition
How to fix boot problems if Windows won't start correctly
How to clone entire disk for backup or upgrading
How to recover Windows login password
How to recover Windows Server password

Tutorials from Lazesoft Recover My Password:

Forgot your Windows admin user password?
How to burn a Windows password recovery CD
How to boot Windows password recovery CD
How to create and boot from a Windows password recovery bootable USB Device
Video Help - Reset forgotten Windows 7 Administrator password
Video Help - Windows 8 password recovery
Free Windows 8 password recovery
How to recover Windows Server password
How to recover Windows 2003 password
Windows Key Finder
MS Office key finder
password-recovery-guide

Tutorials from Lazesoft Data Recovery:

How to burn a bootable data recovery CD
How to boot from the created data recovery CD
How to create a bootable data recovery USB Disk and boot from it
How to perform a data recovery
How to recover deleted files
How to recover data from formatted or damaged partition
Partition Recovery
More...

Tutorials from Lazesoft Windows Recovery:

How to burn a bootable Windows recovery CD
How to boot from the created Windows recovery CD
How to create a bootable Windows recovery USB Disk and boot from it
How to fix boot problems if Windows won't start correctly
Fix NTLDR is missing
Fix BOOTMGR is compressed
build a Windows 7 USB System Repair Disc
Fix a damaged MBR for Windows XP
Fix a damaged MBR
Fix a Windows 7 Loading Crash
Fix a Windows XP Loading Crash
fix DISK BOOT FAILURE
fix invalid boot.ini
Fix 'Operating system not found'
Fix Windows Boot Crash
fix Windows Server 2008 BOOTMGR is missing Error
Generate Report
fix the 'Hal.dll is Missing' error
fix BOOTMGR Is Missing
Start Menu on Lazesoft boot disk
Build Windows 7 System Repair Disc
Build Windows 8 recovery USB disk
Windows Vista USB bootable recovery disk
Windows XP bootable recovery disk


More...

Tutorials from Lazesoft Disk Image & Clone:

How to burn a bootable disk/partition manager CD
How to boot from the created disk/partition manager CD
How to create a bootable disk/partition manager USB Disk and boot from it
How to clone entire disk for backup or upgrading



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#4408237 - 03/01/18 07:32 AM Re: HARDWARE / SOFTWARE FAQ and USEFUL LINKS [Re: Joe]  
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GPT 4 dummies (forget the book or webpages) - I finally get it. And so can y'all;

Linux Mint install on my Toshiba Satellite laptop replacing Windows dual boot completely.

And what do I get? I finally get it !!

Squeaky clean GPT partitioned drive.
Nice!

No interventions, fussing with Disk Partitioning software, etc.

I actually just realized this greatness of GPT when I went to move my Home folder to another Drive.
Actually I had been so keen to get Windows wiped and Mint installed I made the cardinal (to a linux-geek) sin of not making a seperate /home folder and partition.
When I went to change that, and started using Gparted I thought I'd have to muck around about the usual / primary , extended and logical drive shuffle.

Thats when I realized it was so easy. Just select free space size-> format, done..... partition forever!
up to 128 possible of these by default in GPT. see reference https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-gpt/index.html
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GPT uses LBA exclusively, so CHS headaches are gone.

Disk pointers are 64 bits in size, meaning that GPT can handle disks of up to 512 x 264 bytes (8 zebibytes, or 8.6 billion TiB), assuming 512-byte sectors.

GPT data structures are stored twice on the disk: once at the start and again at the end. This duplication improves the odds of successful recovery in case of damage from an accident or a bad sector.
Cyclic redundancy check values are computed for critical data structures, improving the odds of detection of data corruption.

GPT stores all partitions in a single partition table (with backup), so there's no need for extended or logical partitions. By default, 128 partitions are supported, although you can change the partition table size if the partitioning software supports such changes.

Whereas MBR provides a 1-byte partition type code, GPT uses a 16-byte globally unique identifier (GUID) value to identify partition types. This makes partition-type collisions less likely.

GPT enables storing a human-readable partition name. You can use this field to name your Linuxยฎ /home, /usr, /var, and other partitions for easier identification within partitioning software.


But Like I said forget the books or websites - get yourself a Linux Mint 18 disk and install and forget the GPT details. You get the GPT benefits and no interferences (provided you have an EFI and/or UEFI and GPT capable machine) from the crappy factory Windows style install.

You see the factory install of this laptop like most with Windows had the usual quirky Windows drive setup. Hidden backup partition from Toshiba, to refresh the OS if wanted, etc.
Windows also alwaays tries to make it harder for any other OS to be installed..

Not anymore.
And even if I wanted to put Windows back on here (NOPE!)
At least the drive now has been properly GPT partitioned - with a big enough EFI partition 512MB.
Unlike the way I got it!

btw; if you ever need to move your ubuntu or mint home folder see;
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving
or https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-home-folder-ubuntu/

just remember to edit fstab (the second time - /media/home thingy) before you move the home folder the last time!


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