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General Discussion / Alan Raul – November 4, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:34:52 PM »
The Town That Facebook Built - How the headquarters of the world's largest social network went from a Harvard dorm room to the vast site it occupies today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-k3R6BQjjU
https://www.theb1m.com/video/the-town-that-facebook-built

Shopping at Amazon Go in San Francisco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeDcJgwHc6Q
 
Office 365 Training Center
https://support.office.com/en-us/office-training-center

$250 Apple iPad - If you are looking to upgrade your current Apple iPad or purchase your first Apple iPad this might be a solution for you.
https://bestblackfriday.com/ads/costco-black-friday
https://www.zdnet.com/article/costco-kicks-off-black-friday-ad-leaks-season-with-pair-of-200-laptops/

Full List of 2018 Black Friday Ad Leaks – NerdWallet
https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/shopping/black-friday/

Black Friday 2018
https://bestblackfriday.com/

BFAds.net Black Friday 2018
https://www.bfads.net/

Windows 10 “Included” Image, Music and Video Software

Image Software included with Windows 10:
•   Paint
•   Paint 3D
•   Photos – lets you explore your memories, provides magical tools for editing and helps you create new videos and albums to share.
•   Snip & Sketch (Replaces Snipping Tool)

How to Use Windows 10’s Built-In Photos App
https://www.howtogeek.com/320942/how-to-use-windows-10s-built-in-photos-app/
 
Music Software included with Windows 10:
•   Groove
•   Windows Media Player
 
Video Software included with Windows 10:
•   Movies & TV
•   Windows Media Player

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General Discussion / Alan Raul – October 7, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
Autodesk SketchBook - is a FREE pixel graphics software application that features a radial/pie-menu user interface, intended for expressive drawing and concept sketching. SketchBook is available for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
https://www.sketchbook.com/
http://www.sketchbook.com/blog/category/tutorial/
https://www.sketchbook.com/help/
 
LibreOffice Getting Started Guide
https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/getting-started-guide/

LibreOffice: A history of document freedom
https://opensource.com/article/18/9/libreoffice-history
 
Microsoft Privacy
https://account.microsoft.com/account/privacy
 
Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V - It takes just 3 clicks to get Ubuntu running on Windows 10 Pro
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/09/hyper-v-ubuntu-1804-windows-integration

Optimized Ubuntu Desktop images available in Microsoft Hyper-V gallery
https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/09/17/optimised-ubuntu-desktop-images-available-in-microsoft-hyper-v-gallery
 
Run Ubuntu virtual machines made even easier with Hyper-V Quick Create
https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2018/09/17/run-ubuntu-virtual-machines-made-even-easier-with-hyper-v-quick-create/
 
What’s new in Windows and Office in October 2018
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/02/find-out-whats-new-in-windows-and-office-in-october/

Download Windows 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
 
Get things done with Office 2019
https://products.office.com/en-us/get-started-with-office-2019
 
Microsoft Office 2019 is NOT the version you want to buy
https://www.komando.com/happening-now/492090/microsoft-office-2019-is-not-the-version-you-want-to-buy



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General Discussion / Re: A new pop up in my yahoo mail "image8.pubmatic.com"
« on: September 30, 2018, 03:13:20 PM »
I assume you were using web browser to check your mail and not a dedicated e-mail client.

While surfing for a deal on a MacBook Air for a friend I got this notice at the bottom of the web page using Windows 10/Internet Explorer. I then pasted the link into Firefox running in a virtual machine running Ubuntu 18.04.1. No popup occurred... 



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General Discussion / Re: Lost Password for Win 10
« on: September 27, 2018, 08:10:53 PM »
I assume you have recovered all the files from his son.

I would make a complete backup of the drive before working on it. You always want to have a point to return to.

I can only "assume" you will be able to create a new user/password. If you do a clean install then the answer is yes. Otherwise I'm not sure.

If the computer previously had Windows 10 then it will be automatically activated.

Did you find the Windows 10 USB install drive I created for you? It will be time to create a new one since Windows 10 will have a new update in October.

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General Discussion / Re: A new pop up in my yahoo mail "image8.pubmatic.com"
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:35:27 PM »
A safe way to begin would be:

1) Try to get rid of it by going to search and typing Windows Defender Security Center and opening it. Click Virus and do a scan.

2) Download the latest Malicious Software Removal Tool and run it.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

If all else fails restore a previous system backup

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General Discussion / San Luis Obispo Linux Users Group Meeting
« on: September 03, 2018, 07:55:31 PM »
The next SLOLUG meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

http://www.slolug.com/


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General Discussion / Alan Raul – September 2, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:44:23 AM »
The ROKU Channel
https://therokuchannel.roku.com/

What is The Roku Channel?
https://support.roku.com/article/115012374788-what-is-the-roku-channel-

Create a Roku account without a credit card
Just skip the last page where it asks for a credit card.
https://my.roku.com/signup/nocc
 
Acronis – True Image 2019, Disk Director 12 and more
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/

User Group Relations – Gene Barlow
http://ugr7.com/

Acronis True Image 2019 Help
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATI2019/#35899.html

Acronis True Image 2019 Forum
https://forum.acronis.com/forum/acronis-true-image-discussions/acronis-true-image-2019-forum

What is an Acronis Survival Kit?
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATI2019/#41690.html
 
61639: Acronis True Image 2019: How to create Acronis Survival Kit
https://kb.acronis.com/content/61639

draw.io provides FREE, high quality diagramming software for Chrome OS, Linux macOS and Windows.
https://about.draw.io/integrations/#integrations_offline

27 Interesting Facts About Linux
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/08/interesting-facts-about-linux

Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 LTS
https://ubuntu-mate.org/

What is Ubuntu MATE?
https://ubuntu-mate.org/what-is-ubuntu-mate/

Linux Mint 19
https://www.linuxmint.com/
 
Linux Mint Installation Guide
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/


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General Discussion / Router Backup and Update Settings
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:29:08 PM »
I have attached screen captures on how to update and backup a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router. Other Netgear models and brands may be similar.

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General Discussion / Alan Raul – August 5, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:03:30 PM »
Google made the Titan Key to toughen up your online security
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-made-the-titan-key-to-toughen-up-your-online-security/

Google pledges to foil phishing attacks with new Titan Security Key
https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-pledges-to-foil-phishing-attacks-with-new-titan-security-key/

Google Product Forums
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!home

5 ways to protect your privacy while using Amazon products and services
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/07/27/5-obscure-settings-amazon-update-your-privacy/827840002/

The Race to a Trillion
https://www.aboveavalon.com/notes/2018/7/11/the-race-to-a-trillion
 
How to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10
https://mspoweruser.com/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-drive-for-windows-10/

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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I have been looking for the cost of 1 TB SSD's to drop. I have been using 1 TB Toshiba spinning HDD's for many years for off-site backup. They don't get much use so I didn't need to go with high-quality Samsung SSD. The spinning HDD's were getting painfully slow when you are use to SSD's.

I was looking at:
Inland 1TB 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive  from MicroCenter for $159.99.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/508183/1TB_3D_NAND_SATA_III_6Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive

Until this deal showed up on the Amazon Prime Day 2018:
SanDisk SSD PLUS 1TB Solid State Drive - SDSSDA-1T00-G26 from Amazon for $149.99.
It's interesting to note that these SanDisk SSD's were first available on Amazon on June 11, 2018.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D998212/

So I pulled the trigger and ordered 2. Now my off-site backups should take a fraction of time.

UPDATE: I had previously checked B&H and they were priced higher than Amazon. They now have dropped the price to match Amazon but without having to pay the sales tax.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1415978-REG/sandisk_sdssda_1t00_g26_1tb_ssd_plus.html



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General Discussion / New Club Projector
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:30:15 AM »
After the projector failure at the last meeting, the Board of Directors has decided to purchase a new projector. The old projector had lasted 11 years. Independently, Ralph and Alan came up with the same suggested Optoma projector for the club to purchase.

The new club projector is a Optoma HD143X 1080p 3000 Lumens Projector.
https://www.optoma.com/us/product/hd143x/

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD143X-projector-review.htm

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1381053-REG/optoma_technology_hd143x_uhd60_3000_lumen_hdr_uhd.html



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General Discussion / Alan Raul – July 1, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »
O&O ShutUp10 – a FREE standalone antispy tool for Windows 10
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Windows 10 how-to: Ed Bott's free tech support and troubleshooting guide - A curated list of the best sites for support information about Windows 10.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/free-how-to-help-windows-10-ed-botts-tech-support-troubleshooting-guide/

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General Discussion / Re: Rufus exe is infected - UPDATED
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:58:34 PM »
Rufus has been updated.

Portable Apps has a new version out... Rufus Portable 3.1 Build 2
https://portableapps.com/news/2018-06-25--rufus-portable-3.1-build-2-released

The same thing happened with Acronis True Image 2018 exe a few months back being misidentified by Windows Defender as containing a trojan.

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General Discussion / Rufus exe is infected - UPDATED
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »
The SLOLUG group uses Rufus to create Linux bootable USB flash drives. Rufus can also be used to create a Windows install USB. The latest version of Rufus 3.1 activates Windows 10 Defender that the exe contains a Trojan:Win32/Plutruption!ARXep

I have tried downloading directly from the official Rufus website in addition to the portableapps web site both with identical results.

In the mean time I have retrieved an older version of Rufus which still works.

It would be appreciated if anyone can verify my findings.

Thanks

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/rufus-portable

From the Rufus website:

IMPORTANT: Once again, as was the case with the 3.0 release, Windows Defender (with definition update 1.269.1834.0) is erroneously reporting that Rufus 3.1 may contain Trojan:Win32/Plutruption!ARXep. We have reported this to Microsoft yet again and we expect them to clear this false positive very soon. In the meantime, you are invited to re-download Rufus 3.1, as we have put a temporary new version online that shouldn't trigger the antivirus.

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It's much worse than previously thought.

VPNFilter Can Also Infect ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL, and ZTE Devices
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vpnfilter-can-also-infect-asus-d-link-huawei-ubiquiti-upvel-and-zte-devices/

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