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  K9GDT Amateur Radio (Ham Radio)     December 7, 2017
  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

  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
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  About George's Place...
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