Sorry for the lack of news. I’ve been super busy with work and I’ve got a terrible cold/flu/whatever on top of that.
Linux Mint 18.1
Mint 18.1 got released last week. Very disappointed in this release.
It is using LTS kernel 4.4. Skipping this one.
Winbubble is tool I used to tweak some Windows stuff (mostly GUI customizations). They now have a version for Win10.
Not as many options as it had for previous Windows versions.
Old version for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 is at Major Geeks.
(shortened to make them a quick read)
Q – Where do I get Win10 ISO’s?
A – Official downloads: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
Easiest way – Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
Q – After installing and deleting openSUSE I have left over entries in my UEFI boot menu. How to I get rid of it?
A – EasyUEFI – http://www.easyuefi.com/
Q – I need a large regular hard drive for video editing. What do you recommend?
A – The best SSDs and hard drives are always listed here: http://www.storagereview.com/best_drives
This week on TWiT – Windows Weekly, Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft said:
“… Getting too aggressive in pushing out of the Windows 10 free upgrade. We know we want people to be running Windows 10 from a security perspective etc., but finding the right balance where you’re not stepping over the line of being too aggressive is something we tried and for a lot of the year I think we got it right, but there was one particular moment in particular where you know the red X in the dialog box which typically means you cancel, didn’t mean cancel, and within a couple of hours of that hitting the world, with the listening systems we have we knew that we had gone too far and then of course it takes some time to roll out the update that changed that behavior. And those two weeks were pretty painful and clearly a low-light for us. We learned a lot from it obviously.”
Start listening about 16:00 into the video. The text above starts about 17:40:
Good to see someone at Microsoft knows what’s up.
And on a side note. Uh, excuse me, Um, what “listening systems” are we talking about?
A reader wrote to ask me if and what I use for network scanners for my home network. I thought some of you might find this info useful.
[Read more…] about Quick Network Scanners
Went and saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last night.
Saw it in IMAX 3D. Packed house, good movie. Recommended. Don’t want to say anymore and ruin the movie for you.
I’ll be going back again to see it in standard. They gave these out:
Time To Run Windows Update?
All supported Windows versions have received updates.
Microsoft’s permanent beta OS, otherwise known as Windows 10, has been updated to version 14393.576.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2016
Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history
– Added support for Firefox Web Extensions
– Improved Firefox History and Cache cleaning
– Improved Chrome and Opera Session cleaning
– Improved Edge Extensions management
– Improved DPI awareness and support
– Minor GUI improvements
– Minor bug fixes
– Disable Microsoft from conducting experiments on the system
– Disable Tips, Tricks und Suggestions while using Windows
– Disable occasional app suggestions in the Start menu
When closing, message about Restart after Windows updates
– Restoration point will only be created when changes need to be executed
– Closing via the file menu now also displays a dialog about restarting the system
Available in German, English, French, Italian, and Russian
– Language will be automatically selected based on settings in Windows
A music player for my Android smartphone. I’ve searched. For years I’ve searched. I gave up…
A few days ago I started searching again.
Google searches, articles, reviews. Downloaded, installed, and uninstalled 1/2 a dozen apps I hadn’t tried before. By now I’ve tried too many to remember.
None of them fit. [Read more…] about The Best Android Music Player
I Can’t Drive 55
Actually I guess I can drive Chrome 55. But, it’s cool song that is responsible for many a speeding ticket and I couldn’t resist.
Anywho, now blocks flash on most sites, uses less memory…
Wise Disk Cleaner 9.33
Stephen Hawking says technology will devastate the middle class
Well that’s just depressing.
Apple just sent the strongest hint yet that it’s working on a self-driving car
They will claim it runs like a Hennessey Venom GT, it will look like a Porsch 911, but it will have a 1970 AMC Gremlin engine.