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This photo consists of a stitching of 70,000 individual photos. Navigate into and around it for very sharp details.

Dailymailhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3098370/The-biggest-photograph-world-Interactive-365-gigapixel-image-lets-zoom-Mont-Blanc-individual-climbers.html

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

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. 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/894199

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

oDuG

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

Mary Jo Foley - ZDNet.com:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-new-browser-its-edge/

Meet Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-microsoft-edge-pc

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


Prior postings on Spartan:  http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=280.0


Updated 5-15-2015:   http://www.zdnet.com/article/with-the-launch-of-its-edge-browser-microsoft-ends-an-antitrust-era/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2015 -

There are three critical and Ten important security updates.


MS Security Tech Center:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-May.aspx

Ed Bott - ZDNet.com:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/may-2015-patch-tuesday/

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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:  http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmosbest+%28Gizmo%27s+Best-ever+Freeware%29

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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 Updatehttp://www.windows10update.com/getting-started-with-windows-10/

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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 - ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/article/this-months-second-patch-tuesday-brings-34-updates-all-optional/

The list of optional updates:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/894199

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

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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 Ofhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/every-version-windows-vulnerability/

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


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


See the later posting concerning the optional updates released by Microsoft on April 21, 2015http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?topic=300.0   

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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 Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2906353/intel-compute-stick-worlds-smallest-pc-will-cost-150-with-windows-110-with-linux.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

See also:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2879974/beelinks-pocket-and-mini-pcs-take-a-cue-from-intel.html



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