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  1. Good extensive article here and includes advice for both Mac and Win users: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-care-for-your-laptops-battery/
  2. In his original post the OP stated they don't have a TV aerial - it came down in a storm. I suggested the aerial above as on the portable we couldn't get a signal due to 4g telephone interference.
  3. With TalkTalk. Not long after paying VLR (Value Line Rental) upfront about 18 months ago I was quickly informed by them that it was a legacy product and went with the Top fast broadband offer at £25 a month. They said it would include a freeview box (YouView) which I did not want but they explained to me that it was part and parcel of the top speed bundle. I could not use the cables to connect to the powerline adapters they provided as too short, either from the TV wall socket or the router socket! Good job I had some spare CAT cable! Then last January we received a notice that they were going to charge £4 a month for the Box - I explained it was part of a bundle - they said it was never part of a bundle! Er Hum! So I disconnected the YouView Box even though they (Customer Service) said they were not going to charge. We now have a Humax purchased from John Lewis which also has a Netflix button but also under Freeview there are lots of other freeview channels (including some channels from around the world - recorded shows). The Humax box has good 5g channel wifi connectivity. We do have a roof aerial but I think you would be OK with one of these: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/tv-accessories/tv-aerials/one-for-all-sv-9215-flat-indoor-tv-aerial-21488736-pdt.html
  4. OK, Just to let anyone interested in the manual that the location has now changed due to being messed about by Box.com - it claims it is not Linux or Firefox compatible - yet when I logged in on Zorin I could quite happily download. Recently they have started to try and get people to push for an account in order to comment on the manual, "... in the meantime your content is being downloaded" - which was a lie! If I logged in on latest Firefox, no issue - I told them this and now they have blocked Firefox! Clearly must have some serious backing from other OS's. I now store the manuals on pCloud. You do get a message to join but you can continue to download anyway. New links for the Unofficial Zorin 15 Core Manuals (.pdf and .odt): pdf: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZN2bskZmMDfqoi7IrkmwqA7m0NRTFTogjo7 odt: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZhsbskZF12cQ9u5q4BvnRSN03bw6RLFMfHV
  5. OK, it has started again. Work colleague also had similar issue this week. Solution? RiseUp VPN.
  6. Hi Pyrotequila, Had a look at the spec sheet - how much RAM does it have? 1 or 2 Gb?
  7. Error - Feren OS not Feren OS Classic - the latter uses Cinammon DE, FerenOS usse the KDE desktop (Kubuntu). And this on a motherboard from 2006!
  8. Well had an interesting result with the latest FerenOS - managed to install the KDE (Feren OS Classic) to replace Windows 7 Ultimate and migrate themes and sounds too. I was dreading the install as it warned that 64-bit Calamares had a habit of failing. I put my first failed attempt down to not seeing the drop-down options on partition naming - went without a hitch second time around. Installing the Canon TS8051 was a breeze (connected wirelessly), picked it up instantly. Also of interest was that the Power Settings on the System Tray indicated the charge on the Logitech K750 Solar powered keyboard - cool! The blank tile of Thunderbird was reminiscent of what happens at work with Google Chrome being blank on the Start Menu! However today it is showing as it should. Feren OS comes with a neat Compositor to reduce tearing as I experienced before going to Advanced Settings | Compositor - here the default is set to OpenGL 2, xrender, OpenGL 3.1 - selecting xrender stopped the tearing pretty much immediately. Reduced animation effects to zero, display setting set to 'smooth' (as opposed to 'crisp'). It has a Screen Capture application called 'Spectacle' with extensive options before and after screen capture. I've added SoftMaker Office 2018 as it looks nicer than LibreOffice and easier on the eye than MSOffice 2016/2019. Comes with built in 'Red Shift' for night time viewing. Considering it is a 64-bit distro, the fact that I was able to install this rolling release distro was refreshing!
  9. Which takes me back to: Then there's potential data leaks: https://latesthackingnews.com/2019/02/02/newly-discovered-vulnerability-affects-3g-4g-and-5g-by-leaking-mobile-users-data/ not to mention price hikes: https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/02/03/5g-data-spectrum-will-increase-price-data-plans-according-sprint-ceo/
  10. Then there is the potential health issue no one is talking about: https://www.jrseco.com/european-union-5g-appeal-scientists-warn-of-potential-serious-health-effects-of-5g/
  11. ccleaner has to be used carefully as it can delete stuff that hasn't been looked at that you may want. I use Malwarebytes and SUPER-AntiSpyware - both can be installed from https://ninite.com. To check for viruses without booting into Windows, download Comodo Rescue disk (free) - but it does need internet connection to get the latest updates. https://www.comodo.com/business-security/network-protection/rescue-disk.php
  12. Out of curiosity, what is the spec of your old tower?
  13. And don't forget his wondeful screenplay of Toad in his live action Wind in the Willows - the children (and me) loved it to bits - starred Steve Coogan as 'Mole' "I can't throw for toffee". If you've never seen it get yourself a copy. RIP Terry Jones (Hope he's not in a bare coffin!)
  14. Well just logged back into Linux, no issues! Weird!
  15. Hmm! No issues in 7 - just in Linux - I wonder if I caught a button somewhere! Also just recently installed firewalla hardware but can't see any issues there (apart from the VPN element being insecure!)
  16. You could take a look here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/windows-powershell-randomly-popping-up/05392abf-9869-4248-8e1f-85e919ab7504
  17. How is it that on computer when visiting YouTube, to view an old video I have watched, now states I need GSuite to access? Yet I can still view the video on my Android Smartphone.
  18. Cheers Altus - it used to be my Linux OS of Choice before Ultimate Edition, then Zorin (and MX Linux!). Having thought it through I suspect that M$ will have a patent out on that keyboard 'release' feature!
  19. According to the official spec sheet the Notebook has a welded module to the motherboard with 1 SO-DIMM slot for expansion up to 16 Gb: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX310UA/specifications/ It would just need to ensure that the additional module is of the same clock speed. On a separate note I tried the Crucial Memory application on a different rig once (MSI-2400 mobo) which only can take 2Gb RAM - Crucial reported it could be expanded to 8 Gb - so I don't trust it. To check existing RAM clock speed: https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-can-i-check-the-clock-rate-speed-of-my-ram
  20. I asked the question because a user of Zorin states that the Super key activates the menu on press not release - how can you detect this? Documentation?
  21. Hi, I always thought that the Windows menu appeared on 'pressing' but someone has posted on another forum I fequent, that it appears on 'release' of the Windows or 'Super' button. Can anyone confirm one way or the other? I can't find any documentation or posts anywhere else about this being on 'release' that the menu appears. Cheers and a prosperous 2020 to all Sheffield Forum members.
  22. Seems it also happened on different rigs back in 2015: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/kernel-power-event-id-41-task-category-63/addd3bb3-9c6d-48e1-bd6b-0c1fc8f73c64
  23. Well just installed MX Linux 19 on the cover of the current Linux Format Magazine and it is phenomenal! It even installed on a D600 even though it is a pae based distro and never baulked at live mode or installing. What I liked about this distro is that: 1. You can use the customised partitions you setup on a different distro! 2. Any changes you make in the live desktop have the option of being saved at point of install. My only concern is that during installation the CPU was maxing out at 100%. On reboot it seemed to shoot up to 100% activity when looking at installing updates but then hovered around 2-5% being idle. Will have to test some more but it is looking far superior to even AntiX (MX Linux is actually a combination of Mepis and AntiX combined. Outstanding distribution. 🆒
  24. And now off the beaten track (no pun intended!): http://tylerlyle.bandcamp.com/track/ditchdigger-2
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