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Sep 032015

win10_logoWinbeta is reporting that Win10 TH2 will be released in November and not October as expected.
This is good news / bad news.
It is good news because TH2 is incredibly buggy which I attribute to the new Memory Compression feature. This is simply IMHO. This will give MS time to sort things out.
It is bad news because as I stated before, I will not release thw Win10 tweak guide until TH2. I just don’t want to continually rewrite the guide. Win10 is a perpetually ungraded OS and TH2 is being followed by Redstone in 2016.

Sep 012015

google chromeThe Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 45 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Chrome 45.0.2454.85 contains a number of fixes and improvements.

Download or update from within the program.

Sep 012015

harrypotterFree PCmover Express
Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to provide you with data transfer tools that transfer selected files, folders, and more from an old Windows PC to a new Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC.
To get started, download PCmover Express —free for a limited time.

Never used it. Maybe You or someone you know would find it useful.

Win10 At 5% And Climbing
Microsoft Fanbois are all atwitter about Win10 hitting +5% market share so soon. To me it says more about how bad Windows 8 is than how good Win10 is.

Harry Potter’s Eldest Son James Starts At Hogwarts School Today
James Sirius Potter starts year one. J.K. Rowling tweeted out:
I’m in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King’s Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He’s starting at Hogwarts today.

Why Didn’t I Know About This Site?
Tech Guru Daily

Map That’ll Blow Your Mind
Glad I don’t live in one of the 144 largest counties (no offense).

Captain Kirk FTW
Yeah, my team sucks. Hopefully RG3rdstring will get traded. Captain Kirk (Cousins) to the rescue!

‘Concussion’ Movie Trailer
Though I cannot vouch for this film or its accuracy this subject is important to me. I suffered 3 very bad concussions in high school.
The third one was the last straw and was the reason I did not play college football.
To this day I have many large gaps in my memory of those years.

Sep 012015

thpinpostlogoArs Technica – Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8
By now we are all aware that by default Win10 sends a lot of info to Microsoft. Folks have found Windows 7 & 8 are doing it too.
Well, kinda. Let me explain. Microsoft added 2 updates that collect more info.
1 – KB3022345 superseded by KB3068708 superseded by KB3080149 adds the Diagnostics Tracking Service.
2 – KB3075249 seems to monitor UAC prompts (hopefully to make it less annoying)
Continue reading »

Aug 312015

nvidiaGeForce Game Ready Driver 355.82 WHQL available. Supports Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista.
The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 355.82 WHQL, ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max
Release Notes

Linux 352.41 drivers dated 8/28 available too. 64-bit and 32-bit.
NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver README and Installation Guide
openSUSE SDB:NVIDIA drivers

Aug 312015

samsung_ssdSamsung has updated their SSD tweaking software.
Samsung SSD software page
edit – 1615hrs Apparently a global company like Samsung can’t handle a little download traffic.
If the above link doesn’t work hit up Major Geeks:
User Manual

New in Version 4.7
Magician version 4.7 features a number of improvements over version 4.6:
– New model support: 850 PRO 2TB, 850 EVO 2TB
– Advanced Performance Optimization support for 840 EVO mSATA
; New firmware is required to use Advanced Performance Optimization
– Minor bug fixes

Aug 302015

win10_logon_logoThis has been making the rounds this weekend. Folks are claiming it works. I don’t know if it does or if the activation will stick over time.
I post this as information only.
original source?

I was under the impression that Win10 activation was somehow tied to info their servers which makes me wonder if activation can be yanked.

Aug 272015

nasa_blackholeGot Win10? Got Updates!
Released today:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081448)
Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081449)
Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081452)

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10532 for PC
If you’re on the Windows Insider Fast Ring it should show up soon. This update looks kinda lame.

Firefox 40.0.3
Bugfixes / Security fixes
Download (Windows, EN-US)
Download other languages and operating systems
Release Notes

Dr. Hawking’s New Statements On Black Holes
Hawking proposes way for information to escape destruction in black hole
Hawking presents new idea on how information could escape black holes [Video]