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    • in reply to: MX Linux 19 Final Released #2015175

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      Da Boss

      There’s review by Dedoimedo over here published 4th December 2019

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Time to get the November patches installed #2015042

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      Da Boss

      (Pre-Computerworld article)
      For those who need SHA-2 patches (Sept 2019)
      Win7 x86/x64 are available here for download:
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4474419

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    • in reply to: WIN 7 administrator password #2014742

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      Da Boss

      TL:DR
      my question is here regarding the BIOS/CMOS settings not saving..
      If the CR2023 (or whatever battery) that supplies a charge for the BIOS/CMOS settings were to be removed for 15mins whilst disconnected from the power socket, wouldn’t this just force a bios default and have no admin password whatsoever?
      This would enable you to change settings within the BIOS and they would (should) stick when saved.
      IIRC I’ve done this years ago on older tech resulting in reconfiguring the BIOS setup to achieve a full system boot. Couldn’t be that straight forward, could it?

      2nd part in windows is still open for suggestions (no CD/DVDROM) USB ports ony.

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    • in reply to: Is this the best science fiction show ever? #2014732

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      Da Boss

      For me, the John Pertwee era was the best of Dr Who (viewing from behind the couch at times) 😮
      ‘lost in space’ could be last or could it? Where did Dr smith get all his stuff from..sneaky sabateur

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    • Microfix
      Da Boss

      Updated to FF 68.3ESR on three Win8.1 devices and have encountered no issue.
      However, I don’t use the integrated mozilla FF browser update, I download the entire setup file onto a USB stick from their FTP Site on release and run it seperately on each device after an initial test/check.
      Awaiting the linux version update via repository.

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    • in reply to: Avast snooping gets called out by Firefox #2014090

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      Da Boss

      I say, well done Mozilla for taking the initiative and a step in the right direction.
      This is just the tip of the iceberg without mentioning any internet octopi

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    • in reply to: Update from 1803-1903 Fails 32GB Machine #2013794

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      Da Boss

      More to learn before I assign the bitty box to the recycle bin. Spending this much effort on a $200 device seems to approach the ‘not worth the effort’ place except as a technical challenge for we would-be sleuths.

      heck no! you could still use it for a linux distro to learn on and play around with 😉

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    • in reply to: Chrome OS FAQ, Part I: Is a Chromebook right for you? #2013667

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      Da Boss

      One thing to remember, Google Chrome OS can dual boot with Linux/Windows if you want a more familiar OS alongside in your chromebook (although not older models of chromebook)

      How to powerful dual boot Chrome OS and Windows 10 in 2019


      I dread to think what the telemetry connection/stats would be though 🙂

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    • in reply to: How to switch AV from MSE to Bitdefender at EOL #2015435

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      Da Boss

      dgreen, PKCano is on the money here..check log files, update T/bird if outdated.
      I’ve never had issues like that with bitdefender free on Win7 Pro x64 nor different OSes for others.
      Took around 15-25mins to install on an adsl/ fibre quicker (the last time I installed it)
      System Restore reset..never encountered it sorry so can’t comment.
      Let us know what the log files are.

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    • in reply to: A few notes about the Brave browser #2014774

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      Da Boss

      Didn’t like the initial automatic connections to servers for the default screen statistics. At the time of testing june/july 2019 there was brave’s own advertising which just reminded me of avasts tactics.
      What I did like was the speed/ responsiveness of the browser, far quicker than Chrome/firefox but just couldn’t bring myself to trust the browser for mission critical/private stuff..never say never, it was too early for that particular browser switch/companion for me on windows.

      @douglas9x I encountered the very same with regards to uninstalling brave earlier this year, the remnants were strewn everywhere: prog files, prog data, user profile xxx, user profile default and the registry..needed major manual surgery.

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    • in reply to: Is this the best science fiction show ever? #2014757

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      Da Boss

      ah, for us that would be a wooden PYE color CRT TV with 6 channel buttons and 3 terrestrial TV channels..
      this was one of the longest visuals I’d seen on the BBC, often thought the sound was broken
      testcard

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      Da Boss

      Charlie, ‘automatic updates’ are never used here either, I always check daily for extensions only and have the FF updates completely switched off in our other devices.
      This mozilla article helped me take control of the browser/extensions and how I want to use it, not mozilla 🙂
      https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections

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    • Microfix
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      CLUE..Top right hand area of askwoody pages show the way in 🙂
      AW-Login

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      You will need to contact customer support with username or email address used to register to confirm whether you are an existing registered user.
      see our FAQ section

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    • in reply to: Chrome OS FAQ, Part I: Is a Chromebook right for you? #2013746

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      Da Boss

      once the expiry date has hit on older less capable Chromebooks, just install LXQt on the device, Fedora Spins are a good replacement OS choice IMO 😉

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