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General Discussion / Safe mode or clean boot?
« Last post by DougD on November 25, 2016, 01:25:59 AM »
General Discussion / Comparison of Transfer Speeds between Different Devices
« Last post by rsutter on November 23, 2016, 10:46:32 PM »
Hello All,
Interested in testing transfer speeds between different devices, I noted the time that it took to copy a 13.8GB series of 1853 files in 11 folders from one location to another.  The files were almost exclusively .jpg images.
I have listed the results below.
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / $74.99 - Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 21, 2016, 04:36:10 PM »
Amazon has Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 for $74.95.
This includes 2 DVD's; one for Mac and one for PC.

Some helpful links:

Adobe Photoshop Elements Learn & Support

Download Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 (for those that no longer have a DVD drive)

Adobe Premiere Elements Learn & Support

Download Adobe Premiere Elements 15 (for those that no longer have a DVD drive)
If you only want to purchase Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 refer to Ralph's info.

General Discussion / Office 2016 Question
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 20, 2016, 10:05:05 PM »
The following came from a SLO Bytes member.

Which is better 32 or 64 bit program  and  which office should I get?  I have been looking at the company linked below, but have no idea if these are okay prices (not used to download without having the disk) nor have I any past dealings with this company.

I responded on the BB so everyone can see my comments and add comments which I may have missed.

I would only purchase the latest Office 2016 by subscription which includes a fully installed Office applications or a standalone product. I would purchase from a known company; Best Buy, Staples, Amazon, Newegg, etc. I will let you do the research on finding the lowest price online or in a store.

Office 365 Personal

Office 365 Home

Office Home & Business 2016

Office Professional 2016

By default Office 2016 installs the 32-bit version. If you have large Excel spreadsheets or use Outlook PIM (personal Information Manager) then you will want to install the 64-bit. Be advised the the 64-bit does not support all the plugins if you use them.

Open the CD or look into the downloaded ISO file and open the office folder and select setup64.exe. Do not run setup.exe as it will go to setup32.exe.

office folder

If your Office needs are minimal you can try out LibreOffice which is FREE.
General Discussion / Re: The ASUS Mini-PC ViviMini-VC65.
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 20, 2016, 08:36:27 PM »
There's so many choices to be considered depending on your current computer needs and expected future computer needs.

I personally like Shutlle Mini PC's.

You might look at the HP Z2 Mini which will be released soon.
General Discussion / The ASUS Mini-PC ViviMini-VC65.
« Last post by DougD 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.

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

I just came across this article today that reinterates Ralph's post.

What Is The Difference Between Sudo And Su In Linux?
I hope they change more than the Bulletin Index! I do not like having them install things on my machine without my approval, and when I do not know what they are and when they appear!
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