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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4785 on: August 01, 2018, 08:28:44 PM »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4786 on: August 01, 2018, 10:53:29 PM »
Windows Firewall Control is now free

  https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/windows-firewall-control-is-now-free/
Free or not, I've always been happy with the simplicity of the Windows Firewall and have never needed
something else to make something that's simple and works, more complicated. Just my 2 cents. :)
I realize that there are those that are want tighter or more complicated controls. For those individuals,
This is probably a good tool.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4787 on: August 02, 2018, 10:56:56 PM »
Windows Firewall Control is now free

  https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/windows-firewall-control-is-now-free/
Free or not, I've always been happy with the simplicity of the Windows Firewall and have never needed
something else to make something that's simple and works, more complicated. Just my 2 cents. :)
I realize that there are those that are want tighter or more complicated controls. For those individuals,
This is probably a good tool.

It is a good tool.
I've used it for years and have enjoyed the ability to keep closer control/knowledge of programs operating under Windows FW :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4789 on: August 11, 2018, 03:44:26 PM »

Google Public DNS turns 8.8.8.8 years old
"In short, we continue to improve Google Public DNS both behind the scenes and in ways visible to users,
adding features that users want from their DNS service. Stay tuned for some exciting Google Public DNS
announcements in the near future!"
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4790 on: October 20, 2018, 01:42:36 AM »

Winamp is back. Get the official beta from here: https://www.winamp.com/
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4791 on: October 20, 2018, 03:26:14 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4792 on: October 22, 2018, 04:05:55 PM »
Symantec retires Norton ConnectSafe (DNS) on November 15, 2018
If you're using this service, it's time to switch.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4793 on: October 24, 2018, 06:07:19 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4794 on: October 24, 2018, 03:48:41 PM »
Testing new ways to keep you safe online
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/10/22/testing-new-ways-to-keep-you-safe-online/
Their VPN will be a bit pricey at $10.00 per month.
I'm personally already quite happy with Avast's SecureLine VPN. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4795 on: October 24, 2018, 08:44:24 PM »
This might explain why Vivaldi is gaining in popularity almost daily.

The V forums are very active. Check them out https://forum.vivaldi.net
Most people have no idea how customizable Vivaldi is. A user can customize V more than they can Chrome.
No, I don't like Chrome. That said, if you take your browser personally you might try Vivaldi.
I have made my V just that, mine. I couldn't do that with Chrome.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/vivaldi-2-0-review-meet-your-ideal-browser-if-youre-willing-to-invest-time/
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4796 on: October 30, 2018, 02:04:19 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4797 on: November 30, 2018, 02:19:53 PM »
New Setting in Ccleaner v5.50 allows blocking Auto/Emergency Updates
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4799 on: December 13, 2018, 08:13:28 AM »
Can Firefox survive in a Google world?
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