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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2595 on: February 25, 2011, 04:05:56 AM »
I don't know if this is old news but...
Reclaim Free Space by Removing Unnecessary Files After Installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2596 on: February 27, 2011, 10:45:46 AM »
I don't know if this is old news but...
Reclaim Free Space by Removing Unnecessary Files After Installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
http://www.askvg.com/reclaim-free-space-by-removing-unnecessary-files-after-installing-sp1-in-windows-7-and-server-2008-r2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

Another way would be to simply run the Disk Cleanup tool, click on Clean up system files, press OK(twice) and then put a tick next to Service Pack backup files and click OK again. 

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2597 on: February 28, 2011, 12:41:34 AM »
Bob, OpenDNS made my browsing slower... maybe problem on resolving DNS names fast...
For Adult Site Blocking, consider http://k9webprotection.net 8)

Great recommendation!

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2598 on: February 28, 2011, 01:27:43 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2599 on: February 28, 2011, 02:44:10 AM »
Bob, OpenDNS made my browsing slower... maybe problem on resolving DNS names fast...
For Adult Site Blocking, consider http://k9webprotection.net 8)

Great recommendation!
Thanks for the recommendation.
Never had any problems with OpenDNS and since I don't go to or use Adult Sites,
I don't need anything to block them.  :)
 
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2600 on: February 28, 2011, 05:18:19 AM »
opendns is pretty fast in my opinion.  In fact, I've never used anything faster.

Just me though.  Everyone has their own opinion.

I guess now that OpenDNS is getting bigger and used by so many people its service could be degrading a bit by now, but I'm sticking with it.  I love the customization that's available.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2601 on: February 28, 2011, 12:11:11 PM »
Bob, scythe944, I see you both are on US but Tech is far from you, this distance will affect affect which DNS works faster in each location
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2602 on: February 28, 2011, 12:27:45 PM »
Bob, OpenDNS made my browsing slower... maybe problem on resolving DNS names fast...
For Adult Site Blocking, consider http://k9webprotection.net 8)

Great recommendation!
Thanks for the recommendation.
Never had any problems with OpenDNS and since I don't go to or use Adult Sites,
I don't need anything to block them.
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I would be strange to block them if you used them......   ;D

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2603 on: February 28, 2011, 12:38:24 PM »
Bob, scythe944, I see you both are on US but Tech is far from you, this distance will affect affect which DNS works faster in each location
Omid, OpenDNS has a much smaller database than K9. So, not only the speed, but the "detection" and classification among the categories is better on K9.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2604 on: February 28, 2011, 01:03:59 PM »
Omid, OpenDNS has a much smaller database than K9. So, not only the speed, but the "detection" and classification among the categories is better on K9.
Thanks for that. But after all, Using DNS for blocking Domain is only useful in Limited environment, because it can be bypassed very easily by just using a SOCKS4 or 5 Proxy
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2605 on: February 28, 2011, 01:08:53 PM »
Using DNS for blocking Domain is only useful in Limited environment, because it can be bypassed very easily by just using a SOCKS4 or 5 Proxy
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2606 on: March 01, 2011, 04:58:36 AM »
Omid, OpenDNS has a much smaller database than K9. So, not only the speed, but the "detection" and classification among the categories is better on K9.
Thanks for that. But after all, Using DNS for blocking Domain is only useful in Limited environment, because it can be bypassed very easily by just using a SOCKS4 or 5 Proxy

I guess that's where the layered security approach kicks in...

Internet > Router with OpenDNS > Untangle Box > Sonicwall > etc. etc. etc.

Eventually, you pretty much block everything.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2607 on: March 01, 2011, 01:34:54 PM »
Eventually, you pretty much block everything.
Even the whole Internet. ;)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2609 on: March 01, 2011, 11:16:52 PM »
Is this posted already?  ::)

Ghostery for Firefox 2.5.2 will rock your world with our new feature: Cookie Blocking.
http://news.ghostery.com/2011/02/24/new-and-improved-ghostery-for-firefox-2-5-2/

I'm waiting to see this new feature comes to Chrome too!
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