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Forum: Backup and Restore 28 Jan 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By Bluesan
+1 for the DBAN recommendation. I routinely use...

+1 for the DBAN recommendation. I routinely use it to clean up computers that I donate to our local schools.
Forum: System Security 07 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7...

I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7 and 8.1 side by side with Mint and Zorin. I used to also have Ubuntu but since they came out with the Unity UI and Gnome 3, I gave it up. The only...
Forum: System Security 06 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
Forum: System Security 06 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7...

I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7 and 8.1 side by side with Mint and Zorin. I used to also have Ubuntu but since they came out with the Unity UI and Gnome 3, I gave it up. The only...
Forum: System Security 06 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
LOL, glad to hear it! I'd invite both of you...

LOL, glad to hear it!

I'd invite both of you to read this one too (it's a follow-up from 9/4/13 on the blog post referenced, from 8/7/13, in post #1):



Linux 'Hand of Thief ' bank Trojan is...
Forum: System Security 05 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
For sure.

For sure.
Forum: System Security 05 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluesan
If you take the time to read the entire article,...

If you take the time to read the entire article, you'll find it's not as "frightening" as you would lead us to believe with your comment. But, thanks for posting, it's very interesting.



The...
Forum: Chillout Room 26 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,007
Views: 85,623
Posted By Bluesan
We had a vet in our community (retired now), that...

We had a vet in our community (retired now), that focused on big animals (cattle, horses, and the like), but, used to provide spaying and neutering for the little critters, as time permitted, for...
Forum: Chillout Room 23 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,007
Views: 85,623
Posted By Bluesan
I sorry, I don't have a pic to share, but, we do...

I sorry, I don't have a pic to share, but, we do have two American shorthairs. A black male (named Santa Claws) who looks remarkably like my avatar, and a female calico (Mrs. Claws). We rescued both...
Forum: Chillout Room 22 Nov 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bluesan
Posting from it now. Very solid.

Posting from it now. Very solid.
Forum: System Security 26 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
I mentioned yesterday that I didn't have anything...

I mentioned yesterday that I didn't have anything more to contribute to this thread, but, you just don't seem to want to let this go, so, it begs a capstone comment from me to finally end my...
Forum: System Security 25 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
Microsoft suggests a standard user account for...

Microsoft suggests a standard user account for all users (I'm not going to post a bunch of links, they're easily found by searching for them).[/QUOTE]

Do you have a link for this from MS because...
Forum: System Security 24 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
Sure, here's a couple of them for you... ...

Sure, here's a couple of them for you...




(And it doesn't exclude the Administrator from that recommendation.)

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?...
Forum: System Security 24 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
I've seen the following referenced by posters who...

I've seen the following referenced by posters who offer help in setting up a standard account many times. (I think I've even seen it here once or twice in these forums.)



Microsoft's pickup,...
Forum: System Security 24 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
Microsoft suggests a standard user account for...

Microsoft suggests a standard user account for all users (I'm not going to post a bunch of links, they're easily found by searching for them). Personally though, I think that they'd like to make a...
Forum: System Security 24 Oct 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,947
Posted By Bluesan
A Standard User's UAC setting is "Always Notify"....

A Standard User's UAC setting is "Always Notify". The Windows 7 "default" is one step below that. Not quite the same.

Personally, I have a standard user account set up. Entering my "root" password...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 23 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 5,408
Posted By Bluesan
I looked at several of the options, and decided...

I looked at several of the options, and decided on Netvibes.

Netvibes: A New Home For iGoogle Users (http://blog.netvibes.com/netvibes-a-new-home-for-igoogle-users/)
Forum: Chillout Room 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Bluesan
A Lenovo T400.

A Lenovo T400.
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,032
Posted By Bluesan
Here are the instructions I use to set-up dual...

Here are the instructions I use to set-up dual boots...

Ubuntu Guide



Ubuntu Raring Installation - (http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Raring_Installation)
Forum: System Security 05 Jul 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By Bluesan
In addition to any software software solutions,...

In addition to any software software solutions, personally, I would also suggest doing it all behind an NAT router, and to use a Standard User Account for everyday web browsing.
Forum: General Discussion 05 Jul 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 8,168
Posted By Bluesan
I'm not familiar with the other choice offered...

I'm not familiar with the other choice offered for erasing your hard drive, but I am quite familiar with DBAN. I use it regularly when cleaning up computers for donation to our local schools.


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Forum: Chillout Room 29 Jun 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By Bluesan
Yes, I know they have no moving parts, and the...

Yes, I know they have no moving parts, and the "explosion" was just the phone breaking into many pieces. Apparently some of the humor of the situation, and my description of the events, were lost in...
Forum: Chillout Room 29 Jun 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By Bluesan
I was probably one of the first on my block to...

I was probably one of the first on my block to have a smart phone - a Motorola Droid.

Unfortunately, I needed to carry a laptop on business trips to have access to client files. My routine was to...
Forum: System Security 29 Jun 2013
Replies: 1,255
Views: 327,187
Posted By Bluesan
Personally, I use MSE behind a NAT router, and...

Personally, I use MSE behind a NAT router, and with a standard account, and have been happy with it. Layering is the key to security, and my scheme seems to be working just fine.

I used avast! for...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 May 2012
Replies: 98
Views: 13,930
Posted By Bluesan
Back in the XP days, I used a third party...

Back in the XP days, I used a third party registry cleaner once, with tragic results. Since then, particularly now with Win 7, I don't bother. Besides, I usually do a fresh install once a year, so,...
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