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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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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2016 - Published: November 8, 2016.

There are six critical and eight important security patches.

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



From the ZDNet.com article:   "So, beginning in early 2017, Microsoft says it will scrap that entire system in favor of a new "single destination for security vulnerability information" called the Security Updates Guide."

>>> This will replace the "Patch Tuesday" monthly reports on security updates:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletins

The new format starts in 2017. I am not sure as to exactly how it will look or function.

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General Discussion / Re: Solid State Drives as OS partitions.
« on: November 15, 2016, 04:59:39 PM »
Thanks for the useful info, Ralph. Looks like SSD is worth it and holds up well.  Doug

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General Discussion / Solid State Drives as OS partitions.
« on: November 14, 2016, 05:41:17 PM »
Does anyone have any comments as to how well their solid state operating system drives have been holding up and performing? Are they still fast and reliable after a period of sustained use?

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General Discussion / What happened with Windows 10 this week.
« on: November 04, 2016, 10:08:18 PM »
What happened with Windows 10 this week.
 
       A weekly report on Windows 10 topics.


http://www.windows10update.com/happened-windows-10-week/

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General Discussion / Everything You Need to Know About the Cloud.
« on: October 30, 2016, 02:40:11 PM »
Popular Mechanics article: Everything You Need to Know About the Cloud.

How it works, what's new, and how to get your phone to stop running out of storage.
 


http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a23465/whats-so-terrifying-about-the-cloud/

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General Discussion / What happened with Windows 10 this week.
« on: October 30, 2016, 12:43:25 AM »
What happened with Windows 10 this week?

Keep up on Windows 10 with this website.

http://www.windows10update.com/happened-windows-10-week/

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Ed Bott - ZDNet:  Windows 10 tip: Start in Safe Mode and use other advanced startup settings.


http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-start-in-safe-mode-and-use-other-advanced-startup-settings/

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Ed Bott - ZDNet:  Five surprises in the latest Windows 10 Insider build and what they mean.


http://www.zdnet.com/article/five-surprises-in-the-latest-windows-10-insider-build-and-what-they-mean/

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