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[] Intel CPU's-Past to Present by Mr.Victor July 31, 2015, 12:30:11 PM
Then and Now comparison article of the prior and current Intel processors spanning the last decade.
Today's current Intel CPU's are much faster, requiring much less power.  See article for details ;

Here's Intel's latest CPU named "Skylake"

What's Next for Intel? -

Intel's Codename List -
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[] Linux and WordPerfect/Word SIG by jackb May 06, 2009, 01:48:52 PM
The Board of Trustees have re-aligned the SIG schedule.  The WordPerfect/Word SIG will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, and the new Linux SIG will meet the third Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday of the month the Linux group will meet with the WNYLUG group at their facilities.
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[] Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users (From ozrom1e) by MrDonK! July 20, 2007, 06:34:49 AM
Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users


"Acronis can be obtained free if you have a Maxtor or Seagate hard drive.”


The important thing to note, however, is that both utilities are based on an OEM version of Acronis's well-regarded True Image backup application. According to the Inquirer's report, both free utilities support the creation of disk images, partitions, the cloning and formatting of disks, and more.


Inquirer's report:


One of the best HDD utilities is free


Seagate provides Two free downloadable utilities at the following links:





I found this information in = Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 116 • 2007-07-19

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[] Office 365 Upgrade $35/Yr by Mr.Victor September 23, 2015, 12:45:29 PM
Yesterday Microsoft finally released Office 2016 for Windows users, two months after Mac users had already been able to upgrade to it. Although the wait was a bit longer for Windows users, and Volume Licensing users will not be able to get it until October 1st, the company has put out a special offer to upgrade for very little cost, providing you have already upgraded to Windows 10 and own a copy of Office 2010 or earlier.

If you upgrade to Windows 10 and have Office 2010 or earlier, you can get a 50% discount on a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal through the pre-installed Get Office app.
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[] AVG Privacy ? by Mr.Victor September 18, 2015, 09:00:08 AM
AVG, the world's third largest antivirus vendor, is now under fire for announcing their new "not-so-private" privacy policy in advance of it's October 15 kickoff. Alexander Hanff a security expert and chief executive of Think Privacy, urged people using AVG's free antivirus to "immediately uninstall the product and find an alternative".
When AVG was directly asked "Do you share my data?"  their response was;

"Yes, though when and how we share it depends on whether it is personal data or non-personal data. AVG may share non-personal data with third parties and may publicly display aggregate or anonymous information."

The good news is that the company eventually plans to provide a way to opt out, when the privacy policy becomes active. The real issue is that they state that your information will be shared.

See more details here:

WIRED Magazine article:

Read the actual AVG Privacy Policy:
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[] Free Bitdefender Antivirus by Mr.Victor July 15, 2015, 03:12:03 PM
Here's the link to download Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition;

Full Paid Version $29.95 for 1-Year or $35 for 3-User (also look for additional 20% off):|20|pid|65|pos|

See Bitdefender's latest PC Magazine Antivirus review, along with other top picks;,2817,2372364,00.asp

Bitdefender and other Antivirus deals & rebates;,1284.msg1832.html#msg1832
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[] Why you need a VPN by Mr.Victor July 03, 2015, 01:11:52 AM
With today's mounting internet privacy concerns, using a VPN helps protect you in various ways. VPNs encrypt your data and at the same time transmit the data anonymously. Secondly, the data stored in your local hard drive is secure since information sent from your computer doesn’t map back to your machine. Also, some VPN's by a simple setting can port your connection via servers in other countries which can further protect your privacy, and allow you to use services not available in your area.  Here are some great articles to help explain "Why you need a VPN". ;

To get you started, here's a super deal on a lifetime unlimited devices "Tiger-Lite VPN" for only $29:
(Note: Although multi-PC there is only 1 active connection allowed at any given moment. User must end session before connecting to another)

proXPN $39 Lifetime subscription to this 4-star PC Magazine rated VPN:

VPN deal with unlimited lifetime (Use 5 devices simultaneously) $39:
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[Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc.] Adobe Flash Warning !!! by Mr.Victor June 30, 2015, 08:40:05 AM
Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc. If you're using " Flash " in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) please check for latest Adobe Flash Update !  It has now been discovered that Ransomware is being exploited via Adobe Flash. This vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

Check your current Adobe Flash version here;

Get the update at this link;

Here are some important tips:
1. If you don't need Flash, don't install it at all. To find out if you actually need it, rather than assuming you need it, try living without it for a week or two. You may get a pleasant surprise.
2. If you need Flash only occasionally, use click-to-play. That's where your browser asks you every time whether you want to let a page use Flash. Or turn the Flash plugin off altogether except for the times you know you need it.
3. If you have Flash, don't lag behind on updates. Even automatic updates can take a while to turn up, becaue Adobe spreads the load randomly amongst its users. You can jump the queue by checking for updates manually.
4. If you're still running Windows XP, please don't. Vulnerabilities that are really difficult for crooks to exploit on Windows 7 and later - as good as impossible, in fact - can often be still turned into working attacks against Windows XP.
5. Keep your anti-virus turned on and up-to-date. A good anti-virus can block this sort of attack at multiple points, e.g. by blocking the web page where the EK is hosted; blocking the EK's JavaScript component; blocking the Flash exploit itself; and blocking the ransomware it would grab next.
6. Don't skip making backups. If you don't have a good enough backup to recover from ransomware, you are at risk of any number of other potential data disasters, too. These include accidental deletion, a failed hard drive, and a lost or stolen laptop.

See detailed article here:

Already have Ransomware?  See my prior link for help;,1279.0.html

Security Now #514 podcast audio or video on the Adobe Flash Warning;
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[] Fastest Mobile Network? by Mr.Victor June 27, 2015, 06:08:18 PM
Who has the fastest mobile internet data network, along with the broadest U.S. coverage? PC Magazine evaluates 30 cities across America to help answer the question.

For the 2nd year in a row, their investigative test report finds on average, that Verizon takes top honors. AT&T was a close 2nd sharing top cities in performance honors at about 50/50 with Verizon.  If you want a faster mobile internet connection in your city or region, it is broken down between regions North, South, East, West and combinations thereof.  

What was not clear in this test, is who can best deliver Voice and Data simultaneously.  This is growing in importance as we join online business conferences with voice, and watch more live streaming podcasts during events or meetings. I would like to have seen mobile data/voice performance as part of the tests. Not all phones can utilize Voice & Data together, as well as not all carriers can deliver it.

See the entire in-depth PC Mag Mobile Performance article here;,2817,2485838,00.asp,2817,2485837,00.asp
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[] PC Mag's Antivirus ratings by Mr.Victor June 22, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
The "always moving" target of achieving the top ratings for Antivirus Programs is a daunting challenge.
There are some AV programs like Bitdefender and Kaspersky, that always seem to stay at the top of their game.

See PC Magazines latest June 2015 Antivirus reviews here:,2817,2372364,00.asp

Get your best Deals & Rebates here;,1284.msg1832.html#msg1832
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