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General Discussion / Notes from the 01/18/14 SLO Bytes Photo SIG
« Last post by rsutter on January 18, 2015, 11:27:01 PM »
Hello All,


I have posted the notes from the SLO Bytes Photo SIG on the club web site at http://www.slobytes.org/digital/notes.html
You will also find updated material on the Links page at http://www.slobytes.org/digital/links.html


The next meeting of the Photo SIG will take place on February 8th beginning at 2:00 pm in the home of Ralph Sutter.
The topic will be Images in Black and White.  Learn more at http://www.slobytes.org/digital/index.html

Looking ahead to the March meeting on 03/08/2014, we will focus on simple video editing using the free Windows program, Windows Movie Maker.  This program, downloadable at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker, is available for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and earlier Windows operating systems.

Ralph Sutter

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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by dickJ on January 16, 2015, 04:06:07 PM »
Unfortunately, the Lenovo page on updating machines to Windows 8.1 does not list my laptop, Lenovo Idea Pad Y470 (Windows 7 Home Premium) as updatable to Windows 8.1. 
If anyone has any ideas, or wants to buy a very fine Windows 7 laptop, please contact me.
dickJ
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General Discussion / Run a quick ZDNet broadband speed test, plus a few others.
« Last post by DougD on January 14, 2015, 11:54:44 PM »
http://www.zdnet.com/broadband-speedtest/

My HP Desktop came up with 34.666 Mbps on Comcast (Salem, Oregon).

Interestingly, a Comcast broadband speed test displayed:  http://business.comcast.com/tools/internet-speed-test?CMP=KNC-IMPAQT-20140121-GOOGLE-66036757&IQ_ID=66036757&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Business%20Speed%20Test%20-%20NB%20-%20Exact&utm_term=66036757-VQ16-c-VQ6-38140648014-broadband%20speed%20test&kw=broadband%20speed%20test&ad=38140648014&c=Business%20Speed%20Test%20-%20NB%20-%20Exact&iq_id=66036757-VQ16-c-VQ6-38140648014
 
     Download Speed: 59.38 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  12.12 Mbps
     Latentcy: 10 ms

The GEEK Squad test:  http://www.geeksquad.com/do-it-yourself/tools/test-your-broadband-speed.aspx

     Download Speed:  10.94 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  10.28 Mbps           (quite a difference). ?????

AT&T: http://www.att.com/speedtest/

     Download Speed:  59.34 Mbps
     Upload Speed:  12.03  Mbps
     Latency:  18 ms

Charter Communicationshttp://speedtest.charter.com/

      Download Speed:  59.44 Mbps
      Upload Speed:  12.06  Mbps
      Latency:  25 ms
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by DougD on January 14, 2015, 08:30:55 PM »
You might as well contact Lenovo support and/or the dealer you bought the laptop from, and determine what they might offer as an upgrade from Windows 7 to a customer. Its at least worth a try.   ::)

Lenovo Support:  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en

Lenovo Forums:  http://forums.lenovo.com/

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 advisory: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht079684

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 FAQ: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

Here is an eBay offer of a Windows 8 "Lenovo Windows 8 Pro/App Drivers Recovery Disc set/Upgrade to 8.1 (13355-402D". If you could somehow install this over Windows 7, you might then be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 8.1. Probably a bit chancy though. Can't guarantee results but the cost is $14.99 plus $3.84 shipping. You might check with Alan on this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Windows-8-Pro-App-Drivers-Recovery-Disc-set-Upgrade-to-8-1-13355-402D-/271660882282?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item3f4040196a
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by dickJ on January 14, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
Or here's a cheaper one ($64.99) from someone I never heard of on Amazon.  Is it safe to do this?  Do they work? Disadvantages?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aag/main/ref=olp_merch_name_1?ie=UTF8&asin=B00EDSI8HW&isAmazonFulfilled=0&seller=A1OWTWWJITRQOR

dickJ
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by dickJ on January 14, 2015, 10:56:44 AM »
I just found a download copy of Win 8.1 Pro for $69.99 at the location below.  What are the problems or disadvantages of getting this one?

http://365techshop.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=59

dickJ

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General Discussion / Windows 7 exodus - No longer need help!
« Last post by dickJ on January 13, 2015, 01:34:20 PM »
As of today Microsoft will only supply critical patches for Windows 7 as it enters its 5 year exodus period.  I would like to change my Lenovo laptop from Windows 7 to 8.1 but only find Windows 8.1 programs costing more than $100.  Is there a less expensive answer?
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Updated 1/14/2015 - Sophos-Naked Security summarizes the January updates (not patches):  https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/14/update-tuesday-wrap-up-january-2015-see-we-didnt-use-the-word-patch/?utm_source=Naked%2520Security%2520-%2520Feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=rss2&utm_campaign=Feed&utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_campaign=46b6155001-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31623bb782-46b6155001-301420529


Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2015 - Note the change info below regarding advance notifications. There are seven important bulletins and one critical one.

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




Please note the announced change(s) in the advanced notification service. The Security Bulletin Summary appears to be basically unchanged.


http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2015/01/08/evolving-advance-notification-service-ans-in-2015.aspx


New offering> My Bulletins (contoured to your personal needs): http://mybulletins.technet.microsoft.com/
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General Discussion / Cicret Bracelet
« Last post by rsutter on January 10, 2015, 11:45:19 AM »

Hello All,


Here's the perfect item for the minimalist.
http://www.cicret.com/wordpress/


Ralph
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