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General Discussion / Re: Nine Optional Updates
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:45:34 PM »

Scroll down a page on the below website and you will find a descriptive listing of the thirteen, May 19, 2015, Optional Updates. Mouse-click on the blue highlighted URL at the bottom of each update for greater elaboration. If you keep scrolling, there are a large number of previous updates similarly described. The list goes all the way back to January 7, 2015.

General Discussion / Re: SLO Bytes BB Software Update
« on: May 12, 2015, 04:44:39 PM »
It lo--+:oks to be kiworkng fine, Ralph


The new Microsoft browser is (probably) "Edge", (not Spartan), unless it gets changed again.....

Mary Jo Foley -

Meet Microsoft Edge:

...... and, IE will still be available, for a while, at least...........

Prior postings on Spartan:

Updated 5-15-2015:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2015 -

There are three critical and Ten important security updates.

MS Security Tech Center:

Ed Bott -

General Discussion / Free Windows Desktop Software Security List
« on: May 09, 2015, 11:38:44 PM »
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List.

Here is a large accumulation of free Windows software offerings. Note also the "not recommended" listings. (A 2009 article by Malwarebytes suggests that Iobit, a company based in China, is stealing their proprietary database and intellectual property into their software).

Gizmo's Freeware:

General Discussion / Guidelines for starting out with Windows 10.
« on: April 25, 2015, 02:33:52 PM »
This is for those who would like to consider experimenting with a Windows 10 version.

Windows 10 Update

General Discussion / Re: Microsoft 21 "Optional" Updates
« on: April 25, 2015, 01:40:05 PM »
This ought to shed some light on the subject.

Ed Bott - ZDNet

The list of optional updates:

You should be able to find a blue, underlined URL under each listed update to obtain a more definitive explanation of the patch.   

Every version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997: Something to be aware of. Hopefully, Windows 10 will correct the vulnerability.

Make Use Of

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2015 -
There are four critical and seven important security updates.

See the later posting concerning the optional updates released by Microsoft on April 21, 2015   

For the moment anyway, this appears to be among the smallest PCs yet to shortly become available (Pocket P2 slightly smaller). Just plug it into a monitor or TV (HDMI), connect your power source (Micro USB port), mouse and keyboard (Bluetooth 4.0) and boot up (don't forget to turn on the monitor/tv).

PC World

See also:

General Discussion / Popular Science reveals the "Deep Web".
« on: April 03, 2015, 11:21:34 AM »
Interesting short article defining the web underworld, which evidently, is far vaster that the surface web of Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc.

Popular Science

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