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January 17, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Glad to share the link above with anyone getting fed up with Adobe's sharing apps for increasing subscription fees.

In the Lifehacker article, there are 27 free apps for just about any need.


January 15, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
My old 500GB Western Digital has been showing signs of dying so I went out and got a 256GB Mushkin Source SSD. What a joke. I see no improved boot up speeds on Windows 7, nor any other improvements over my old drive. Boot times and app start up times are the same. I have made sure TRIM is enabled and the SSD checks out OK. Muskin offer no software to help with speed on the SSD. Thoughts? I'm confused...
January 11, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We're not too far into the new year, but we already have several great skin submissions in the gallery. If you are wanting to get the year started with a new desktop setup, now is a great time to start.

Check out some of the latest additions:

Peaceful Sunset by adni18


Hi-Tech by IceBaBee


Hot Rod by don5318


Memories by LightStar


January 10, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
I edited my original post about my hp being back up and running, it isn't. First it slowed down to a crawl and I get a stop code that says unmountable boot volume. I tried booting it up with the USB hoping to repair it. No go as the repair screen never came up. Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows and the first time it came back with an error message that says cannot install Windows on specified drive partition. I did not have this problem before. I'm literally at my wits end with this. Refurbish...
January 7, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
This morning I turned on the laptop and it took twenty five minutes to boot. Started last night with all three browsers, Chrome, Edger and IE freezing and refusing to work. On the desktop...everything slowed to a crawl. Five minutes or better just to open explorer. Then a blue screen comes up and says unmountable boot volume. Googled it and followed the instructions. Boot from the USB choose repair system, that never came up. Hard shut down wait a few seconds and hit the power button again. I pr...
January 5, 2019 by theknitter on detentionorders
This past week, Activision executives, Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford sent DMCA notices to Steam and GOG demanding the removal of Star Control: Origins on the grounds that Star Control: Origins violates unspecified copyrights of theirs.

Finally, after many months of requesting from them what, specifically, in our game that they they believe they own they finally posted a table outlining their justification for taking down our game.

For those not familiar with copyright, here is a reall...
January 3, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The release runs with Version 5.666 of Winamp as a patch.

You can read more about it at the link above.


We have received news today that Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, contractors on the classic DOS game, Star Control 2 for Accolade and widely credited as being the "creators" of Star Control II have issued a DMCA take down notices to Valve and GOG to take down Star Control: Origins.

(this is the one sent to GOG)

As some of you may know, there is a legal dispute between Stardock and Reiche and Ford regarding the trademarks and copyrights pertaining to Star Control.  Stardock owns the...
December 24, 2018 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
I renewed my WC Subscription and it is not showing in my account.  I saved the receipt to PDF file and will send it to someone if needed.

Order number: 4294768 Status: Completed  <- My order.

I reset my Browser cache but no good.  Can someone look into this for me please?
December 20, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
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December 18, 2018 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Sadly she has passed away. RIP Penny. 
December 13, 2018 by KarmaGirl on When Coffee Goes Bad
Happy Holidays! All the staff at Stardock and Wincustomize hope that your holidays are filled with joy, love, and happiness.  It's been a great year, and we're looking forward to all the exciting things that 2019 will bring.

There are so many awesome holiday customization options on WC, that it's hard to choose which to spotlight!  So, I chose just a sampling of what is out there to start you out on the right path to having a colorful and festive desktop.  Please share you...
December 13, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
It goes like this...

B Updates: They're the Patch Tuesday Updates. 

"The big updates most people are familiar with come out on “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of the month. These are called “B” updates because they’re released in the second week of the month. That explains why there are no “A” updates, as Microsoft doesn’t generally release updates in the first week of the month.

B updates are the most important updates, ...
December 11, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Stumbled across the article linked above...has some good stuff and ways to get to stuff like no longer existent websites...etc.

Worth a look...enjoy.