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Comment by MmeMoxie on Have You Tried the VLC Media Player? (August 18, 2019 10:26 AM)
Tried it, did not like it, period, end of quote. I found that it was not that flexible or easy to use. As one other posted, the Help is useless, since...
Comment by Reggie on Free Bank Accounts at Walmart? (August 18, 2019 02:51 AM)
What a shame that in (one of) the most affluent nation on earth, so many Americans are financially illiterate. Kids in schools today learn about drag...
Comment by Marsha P. on Beyond Google: The Other Search Engines (August 18, 2019 01:58 AM)
Remember when Google (Alphabet) used the slogan "Do no evil"? And then it disappeared. Why? Because the public started realizing how absolutely vil...
Comment by Ryan James on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 17, 2019 02:16 PM)
This was a great aid and the fact that it helps you decide on what to turn off or delete is great! Thanks Bob...
Comment by barry on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (August 17, 2019 07:03 AM)
Fred Roller I think your full of you know what , police every where have always had quotas. next you are all partners with the state , the city , the ...
Comment by Phil on Try These Free Online Photography Classes (August 16, 2019 10:31 PM)
Bob, You just barely touched the subject of free photography courses. My two favorites are: https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/ https://www.creativeli...
Comment by Fred on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 08:42 PM)
An alternative is O&O ShutUp10. This is for windows 10 and there are other versions for other windows versions. It's free last time I checked and rea...
Comment by Robert Marshall on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:47 PM)
I am a less-than-tech desktop Windows 10 user, I always read your articles Bob, just to get some idea of what is going on under the bonnet(UK) - hood ...
Comment by Dr. Sheldon Cooper on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:37 PM)
Advanced System Care has similar functionality in it's Startup Manager component....
Comment by John S on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:32 PM)
A good article, as usual, and autoruns is a good tool. The problem is that what is really needed is a tool that can identify what automatically-loaded...

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A Free Windows XP Alternative

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Switching From Windows To Linux

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