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This free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works. Here's why -- and how to get it

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-free-windows-10-upgrade-offer-still-works-heres-why-and-how-to-get-it/

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What is ransomware? Everything you need to know about one of the biggest menaces on the web:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-an-executive-guide-to-one-of-the-biggest-menaces-on-the-web/



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Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade:

Ed Bott: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

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The end of Windows 7 support is weeks away. Microsoft says small businesses can pay for extended security updates just like their enterprise cousins.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/so-you-want-to-keep-running-windows-7-good-luck-with-that-small-businesses/

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Raspberry Pi has now sold 30 million tiny single-board computers
Raspberry Pi sales grew from 700,000 units in 2012 to 30 million units this year.



https://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-now-weve-sold-30-million

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/


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The December 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 36 vulnerabilities, of which seven are rated "Critical."

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-december-2019-patch-tuesday-plugs-windows-zero-day

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The PC was supposed to die a decade ago. Instead, this happened:

(You just can't beat those big screens).

ZDNet Ed Bott: https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-pc-was-supposed-to-die-a-decade-ago-instead-this-happened

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General Discussion / Ransomware attacking backup storage drives.
« on: December 06, 2019, 09:06:46 PM »
New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage. Ransomware attacks targeting these devices have surged in recent months.

I seems to make sense to have your data backed up on at least two USB external hard drives, along with other sources. After a full backup, it might make sense to disconnect the hard drive when it isn't being backed up on. 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-ransomware-attack-targets-your-nas-devices-backup-storage

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What to expect from Windows 10 November 2019 Update: A pleasant surprise.

Ed Bott - ZDNet:  https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-to-expect-from-windows-10-november-2019-update-a-pleasant-surprise/

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Ed Bott:  Buying a Windows laptop? Five must-have features for my next notebook:

Ed Bott: https://www.zdnet.com/article/buying-a-windows-laptop-must-have-features-for-my-next-notebook/


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes - How to tell if your Windows laptop battery is worn:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-tell-if-your-windows-laptop-battery-is-worn/


NirSoft: Program for checking your laptop battery:


BatteryInfoView v1.23:  https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_information_view.html

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Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft says Windows 10 1903 is officially 'ready for broad deployment'

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-windows-10-1903-is-officially-ready-for-broad-deployment/


Ed Bott: When will you get the next version of Windows 10?


https://www.zdnet.com/article/when-will-you-get-the-next-version-of-windows-10/

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