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This has got to be seen to be believed: The Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Mini Desktop Computer:

Eight Minute YouTube Demonstration Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tqpTtAObec

PC Mag:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476696,00.asp

Comprehensive specs:  http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/cheap-functional-upgradeable-hps-stream-and-pavilion-mini-desktops-reviewed/

   

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2015.

There are five critical and nine important security bulletins.


MS Security Updateshttps://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-mar.aspx

See the following Slo Bytes BB posting concerning the FREAK virus:  http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=276.0



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General Discussion / Re: Today's MS patches include FREAK
« on: March 10, 2015, 07:38:50 PM »
Here are some additional articles on the FREAK virus.


ZDNet.com:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-against-freak/

ZDNet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-reveals-windows-vulnerable-to-freak-ssl-flaw/

This test will reveal if your browser can be affected by FREAK (access the URL to the right and the results will be shown within the blue highlighting):  https://freakattack.com/clienttest.html 

("Chrome for Windows and all modern versions of Mozilla Firefox are known to be safe. However, even if your browser is safe, certain third-party software, including some anti-virus products and adware programs, can expose you to the attack by intercepting TLS connections from the browser. If you are using a safe browser but our client test says you’re vulnerable, this is a likely cause".)

Stuxnet also patchedhttp://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-update-addresses-freak-flaw-stuxnet-worm/


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General Discussion / Windows 10: Will your PC run it?
« on: March 10, 2015, 06:34:17 PM »
Here are the basic pc specifications to run a WIN10 computer.


ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-will-your-pc-run-it/

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Here is a convenient way of taking a look at all of your installed fonts so a choice can be readily made as to which ones are most suitable for your purposes and which unneeded fonts can be deleted. I printed out 363 fonts on landscape pages at a size 14. The freeware program, PrintMyFonts, does suggest a small donation, but you can download and use first before you might feel compelled to voluntarily donate. File the printouts for future reference when a font change is desired.

Homepage: http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts

Download the .zip file:  http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts-download

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One report shows WIN 7, 8, and 8.1, RT, Vista and Servers to be the least vulnerable OS for 2014. Info also on browsers.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/02/vulnerable-operating-system.html

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General Discussion / Update on the SeaMonkey Project.
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:25:07 PM »
Update on the SeaMonkey Project.

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2015.

There are three critical and six important security updates.

MS Security Tech Centerhttps://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-feb.aspx

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Easily Create Your Own Start Button in Windows 8 - If you are not satisfied with the start button in WIN8.1, or the absence of same in WIN8, you might consider to resort to creating your own custom toolbar(s).


Make Tech Easierhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/easily-create-your-own-start-button-in-windows-8/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=03022015


Updated 3-1-2015

The Start10 Alternativehttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2888875/start10-will-make-windows-10s-start-menu-even-more-like-windows-7.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

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