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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.

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

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2015.

There are three critical and six important security updates.

MS Security Tech Center

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 Easier

Consider the effects of a system restore before using it.

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.


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

Interestingly, a Comcast broadband speed test displayed:
     Download Speed: 59.38 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  12.12 Mbps
     Latentcy: 10 ms

The GEEK Squad test:

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


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

Charter Communications

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

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:

Lenovo Forums:

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 advisory:

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 FAQ:

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.

Updated 1/14/2015 - Sophos-Naked Security summarizes the January updates (not patches):

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

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

New offering> My Bulletins (contoured to your personal needs):

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