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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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Consider the effects of a system restore before using it.


http://www.maketecheasier.com/what-system-restore-can-and-cannot-do-to-your-windows-system/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20012015

I might also add that system restore can begin downloading gigabytes of files with each shutting down requiring a user to delete the bulky files and shut off system restore until they can figure out what is causing the malfunction.

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http://www.zdnet.com/broadband-speedtest/

My HP Desktop came up with 34.666 Mbps on Comcast (Salem, Oregon).

Interestingly, a Comcast broadband speed test displayed:  http://business.comcast.com/tools/internet-speed-test?CMP=KNC-IMPAQT-20140121-GOOGLE-66036757&IQ_ID=66036757&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Business%20Speed%20Test%20-%20NB%20-%20Exact&utm_term=66036757-VQ16-c-VQ6-38140648014-broadband%20speed%20test&kw=broadband%20speed%20test&ad=38140648014&c=Business%20Speed%20Test%20-%20NB%20-%20Exact&iq_id=66036757-VQ16-c-VQ6-38140648014
 
     Download Speed: 59.38 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  12.12 Mbps
     Latentcy: 10 ms

The GEEK Squad test:  http://www.geeksquad.com/do-it-yourself/tools/test-your-broadband-speed.aspx

     Download Speed:  10.94 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  10.28 Mbps           (quite a difference). ?????

AT&T: http://www.att.com/speedtest/

     Download Speed:  59.34 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  12.03  Mbps
     Latency:  18 ms

Charter Communicationshttp://speedtest.charter.com/

      Download Speed:  59.44 Mbps
      Upload Speed:  12.06  Mbps
      Latency:  25 ms

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:30:55 PM »
You might as well contact Lenovo support and/or the dealer you bought the laptop from, and determine what they might offer as an upgrade from Windows 7 to a customer. Its at least worth a try.   ::)

Lenovo Support:  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en

Lenovo Forums:  http://forums.lenovo.com/

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 advisory: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht079684

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 FAQ: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

Here is an eBay offer of a Windows 8 "Lenovo Windows 8 Pro/App Drivers Recovery Disc set/Upgrade to 8.1 (13355-402D". If you could somehow install this over Windows 7, you might then be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 8.1. Probably a bit chancy though. Can't guarantee results but the cost is $14.99 plus $3.84 shipping. You might check with Alan on this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Windows-8-Pro-App-Drivers-Recovery-Disc-set-Upgrade-to-8-1-13355-402D-/271660882282?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item3f4040196a

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Updated 1/14/2015 - Sophos-Naked Security summarizes the January updates (not patches):  https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/14/update-tuesday-wrap-up-january-2015-see-we-didnt-use-the-word-patch/?utm_source=Naked%2520Security%2520-%2520Feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=rss2&utm_campaign=Feed&utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_campaign=46b6155001-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31623bb782-46b6155001-301420529


Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2015 - Note the change info below regarding advance notifications. There are seven important bulletins and one critical one.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-jan.aspx




Please note the announced change(s) in the advanced notification service. The Security Bulletin Summary appears to be basically unchanged.


http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2015/01/08/evolving-advance-notification-service-ans-in-2015.aspx


New offering> My Bulletins (contoured to your personal needs): http://mybulletins.technet.microsoft.com/

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