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  K9GDT Amateur Radio (Ham Radio)     November 30, 2016
            
  To the Players, Coaches, Staff and Owners of the 2016 Chicago Cubs...  
                 
  Privacy and Computer Security  (opens in a new browser window)
  • Browser add-ons to protect your privacy (applies to all operating systems)

    • DuckDuckGo The capable search engine that doesn't track you
    • Ghostery While it can optionally forward your web activities to marketing groups, it does so without identifying you. That's how they stay in business! I'm fine with that  Everybody wins!
    • Privacy Badger From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    • Ad Block Plus Blocks tracking, malware domains, banners, pop-ups and video ads.
    • ublock Their motto is "Content. Not Clutter."

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Defending your rights in a digital world
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center A public interest research center in Washington DC
  • Gibson Research Corp. Steve Gibson is one of the good guys and his site is especially useful to MS-Windows users.
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Empowering consumers and protecting privacy

   MS-Windows 7, 8 and 10 Information    George's Place  November 10, 2016

  • If you are using MS-Windows 7, 8 or 10, you need to understand THIS PAGE. The MS-Windows 10 Anniversary Update restricts user control and has more surveillance!  
  • Check out the links to discover Microsoft's other nefarious activities
  • Since I no longer use MS-Windows, I'm publishing this information to assist family, friends and anyone else who may stumble upon this site. If you have something to add, please tell me about it. Thanks x106 !!!

  Vintage Operating Systems   (opens in a new browser window)
  • Are you looking for that ancient OS? You can probably download it from WinWorld's Abandonware
  • Here's some of what's there...

    MS-DOS CP/M Concurrent DOS MS-Windows Apple/MAC
    OS/2 NetWare BeOS GeoWorks Amiga OS
    GEM RISC OS Ultrix VMS UNIX
    Tandy Deskmate Atari DOS Sun Solaris Xenix Banyan VINES

  GNU/Linux Topics   (opens in a new browser window)
  • Curious? Here's an enjoyable and informative look at some Linux Mint applications, presented by Joe Collins.
  • Linux is all about choice. Here is a comparison of eight popular Linux desktop choices. Your desktop choice involves more than just appearance. Each desktop typically has a unique way of doing things.
  • Linux distributions (called distros) are released for specific uses: high performance computers, old PCs, servers, appliance control, firewalls, disk maintenance, etc. (There's even a distro designed to rescue corrupted MS-Windows installations!) Compare Linux distros at DistroWatch
  • Getting started with Linux: The Complete Guide.
  • Linux can run many MS-Windows and old DOS programs, including games. This screen shot (1440p) shows one of my concurrent Linux desktops running a modern MS-Windows program for my LAN-based Software Defined Radio and an old DOS based Motorola semiconductor databook:

    linux desktop

  • My Linux system  I began using Linux in 2001 with very early versions of Mandrake Linux. Years later, I used Ubuntu. After growing weary of Ubuntu’s new "user hostile" Unity interface, I moved to Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop. Over the years I've used these desktops   KDE GNOME XFCE Unity and Cinnamon. BTW, I retained all of my work files during these migrations. Sweet!

    I use two monitors for my Linux installation. One (1080p) is positioned just above my radio gear and displays Ham Radio software. It works with a small wireless keyboard and mouse. The other (1440p) uses a traditional wired keyboard and the same wireless mouse. It is located on an adjacent table along with the CPU box, networked photo/document printer, networked photo/document scanner, LAN RAID 0 drives, LAN backup drives, ethernet/WiFi router, DSL modem and UPS system. There's an additional backup system kept off-line.

   Monitor Adjustment

  • Adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast to see all twenty levels of illumination in the image below
        monitor adjustment
   Test Your Internet Speed   (opens in a new browser window)
  • The SourceForge Speed Test will test your current Internet connection speed. Upon completion, you will learn which services your connection is capable of handling, as well as additional information about your connection.

  My Favorite Links  (opens in a new browser window)

  This site is best viewed with a minimuim horizontal display resolution of 1,275 pixels    November 16 2016
  About George's Place...
       Created in antiquity using Notepad and MS-Windows 3.0
       Updated using Bluefish for Linux (OS X & MS-Windows versions available)   (opens in a new browser window)
  Date of last site update    November 30, 2016

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