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General Discussion / Re: No Microsoft Updates 02/14/2017
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:18:42 AM »
Microsoft Security Technet Library can provide a bit of info in place of the now discontinued security updates bulletin:


https://social.technet.microsoft.com/search/en-US?rq=site%3Ablogs.technet.microsoft.com%2Fmsrc&rn=msrc&ral=1&query=security+technet+library

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Download Windows 10 Build 15025 ISO Files - plus much more offered by Windows 10 Update website.


http://www.windows10update.com/2017/02/download-windows-10-build-15025-iso-files/

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Updated 2-19-17: On Ransomware proliferation: 

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dangerous-trend-of-ransomware-as-a-service/ 



Ransomware is about to get a lot worse, by holding your operating system hostage   prevalent

Researchers warn how ransomware could do more than just encrypt your files.


http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-is-about-to-get-a-lot-worse-by-holding-your-operating-system-hostage/

Ransomeware removal toolshttp://www.zdnet.com/article/remove-ransomware-infections-from-your-pc-using-these-free-tools/

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General Discussion / Best Free Windows Desktop Software
« on: January 29, 2017, 12:04:56 AM »
Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Good Selection.


http://www.techsupportalert.com/windows

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Microsoft is begging you to ditch Windows 7 for Windows 10


https://bgr.com/2017/01/18/windows-10-upgrade-7-security/

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General Discussion / How to Move Programs Between Drives in Windows 10
« on: January 12, 2017, 06:43:11 AM »
This might come in handy and reduce the size of your OS partition's installed programs.


https://www.maketecheasier.com/move-program-between-drives-windows10/

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2016

There are six critical and five important security updates.



https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-dec.aspx


Note As a reminder, the Security Updates Guide will be replacing security bulletins as of February 2017. See the Microsoft blog post, "Furthering our commitment to security updates", for more details.

Blog Post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2016/11/08/furthering-our-commitment-to-security-updates/

Microsoft Security Advisories:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisories


Security Update Archives (lower right of web page):  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/tag/security-updates-guide/

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General Discussion / The ASUS Mini-PC ViviMini-VC65.
« on: November 19, 2016, 04:13:51 PM »
The ASUS Mini-PC ViviMini-VC65.

I am considering this option to replace my aging Tower Desktop. Points of view are requested.


https://www.asus.com/us/Mini-PCs/VivoMini-VC65/

An all-around high-performance Intel ‘Skylake'-powered mini PC that holds up to four 2.5-inch storage or optical drives*

    Versatile modular design with three configuration options for a wide range of applications
    The world’s smallest mini PC that can accommodate up to four 2.5-inch solid state or hard disk drives*.
    Desktop-grade 6th-generation Intel® Core™ processor
    Space-saving design with an embedded power adapter and VESA-mount support for flexible vertical or horizontal placement options
    Stunning graphics via DisplayPort, HDMI, or VGA
    Full connectivity options including four USB 3.0 ports (plus two USB 2.0 ports), one audio output jack, and one 4-in-1 card reader
    802.11ac Wi-Fi, free ASUS Remote GO! and Media Streamer apps for wireless multimedia control and streaming
    Quiet and energy-efficient performance even at full load

I am guessing that its too slow and not flexible enough to adjust to future needs. An interesting unit for convenience and portability, but not up to snuff for replacing a desktop. Still has a lot going for it




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