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Nov 262014

cornucopiaFlash Ah-Ahh!
Flash has been updated to version
Flash for IE
Flash for other browsers
Main download page
Windows 8 users check Windows Update.
Of course this means Google Chrome has been updated too…
The stable channel has been updated to 39.0.2171.71 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release contains an update for Adobe Flash as well as a number of other fixes.
Download or update from within the program.

U-G-L-Y You Ain’t Got No Alibi
CCleaner v5 is out. New interface and optimizations.
Version History
***Pay attention during install. May attempt to install unwanted programs.

I wish you all a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving,


Nov 242014

thpinpostlogoI had a couple of Windows 8.1 computers that would not install KB3000850.
KB3000850 is also called “The November 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
The specific error code was 80070002.

The Windows error logs directed me to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. There I found complaints about system files.
The cure for that is:
From an ELEVATED command prompt [Command Prompt (Admin) ] > type sfc /scannow and press the Enter key >
Let it do its thing > Reboot and install your update.


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Nov 232014

BleachBit 1.6
VirtualBox 4.3.20

Several privacy outfits have banded together to release Detekt.
Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of FinFisher and Hacking Team RCS, commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world.
It does not work on Windows 8.1 64-bit.

Reader Emails
Q – Does the 8.1 workaround work for systems that came with 8.1 preinstalled? I used ProduKey to find my product key, but when I enter it into the Windows 8 Setup it does not work. Any thoughts? Thanks.

A – Why would you need a workaround for a 8.1 key?
If you don’t have an 8.1 ISO you can make one:
Generic keys are here:
You may also want to check out: :wink:

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Q – I loved your article and I enjoy Open Suse 13.2,, but one thing really irks me and that is the software patterns.
I remove all the patterns, yet the system still re-installs unwanted packages everytime i install software ( I even select packages selected by user), yet still I am unable to slim my installation. For me this is the biggest problem that Open Suse has and theefore stops newbies from using it.
Any ideas?

A – That ticked me off too. This behavior did not happen in previous versions of openSUSE. When I mentioned it in the forums they acted like I’ve got a screw loose.
To fix it: YaST > Software Management > Options > check Ignore Recommended Packages for Already Installed Packages.

Nov 182014

google chromeThe Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 39.0.2171.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:
-64-bit support for Mac
-A number of new apps/extension APIs
-Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

Source: Google Chrome Blog
Download or update from within the program.

Nov 182014

nvidiaGeForce Game Ready Driver 344.75 WHQL released.
Best gaming experience for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.
Release Notes
Newest Linux drivers are v346.16 BETA released on Nov. 13.

Nvidia has been on a roll releasing Windows driver updates these last few months:
Version: 344.75 – Release Date: Tue Nov 18, 2014
Version: 344.65 – Release Date: Mon Nov 10, 2014
Version: 344.60 – Release Date: Tue Nov 04, 2014
Version: 344.48 – Release Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014
Version: 344.16 – Release Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014
Version: 344.11 – Release Date: Thu Sep 18, 2014

Nov 112014

windows securityTime To Run Windows Update
As I mentioned this past weekend Microsoft has as many updates as I can remember on a Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2014

Adobe Flash Player
APSB14-24 Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player
Flash for IE
Flash for other browsers
Main download page
Windows 8 users check Windows Update.

Google Chrome
The stable channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.122 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
This release contains an update for Adobe Flash as well as a number of other fixes.

Download or update from within the program.

Nov 102014

nvidiaGeForce Game Ready Driver 344.65 WHQL released.
Release Notes

The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 344.65 WHQL, includes improvements which allows GeForce owners to continue to have the ultimate gaming platform. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience for Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Nov 072014

opensusegeekoThe site has been moved to a new server. Hopefully everything is OK.

Firefox 33.0.3 Released
Fixes “black screen” and “startup crashes” 8-O
Update from within the program: Help > About Firefox > Check for updates
Download (Windows, EN-US)
Release Notes
Download other languages and operating systems

openSUSE 13.2 Is Out
Lots of new stuff in it.
Announcement & Details
There are no working proprietary AMD Radeon drivers.
This is a show stopper on one of my systems. See FGLRX – Warning openSUSE 13.2 / Tumbleweed
Also, I am mot using the new default BTRFS.

Nvidia Drivers
Nvida Geforce Game Ready WHQL 344.48 Drivers are out.
Best gaming experience for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release Notes
Linux 340.58 dated 11/5 are also out. Download