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by SYSTEM
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Brave (multi-platform web browser)
Replies: 30
Views: 48646

Re: Brave (multi-platform web browser)

Microsoft is on track to rake in over 8 billion for ad revenue next year so I have my doubts about their interest in enabling or maintaining tools on their platform that block ads. I can't imagine a product manager selling that idea to leadership. Well, Google and Opera are primarily advertising co...
by SYSTEM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 132
Views: 227855

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Vivaldi 3.0 is out. Vivaldi Technologies has introduced a built-in ad and tracking blocker, ability to seek videos in Picture-in-Picture mode and a timer feature: https://vivaldi.com/blog/1-day-2-big-vi ... -releases/
by SYSTEM
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: New at NirSoft
Replies: 382
Views: 682165

Re: New at NirSoft

BTW, I ran into a blog post that explains how a malicious NPM package stole software developers' passwords with WebBrowserPassView. https://blog.reversinglabs.com/blog/the-npm-package-that-walked-away-with-all-your-passwords This is why many antiviruses detect NirSoft tools. If you have one in your ...
by SYSTEM
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Discord - voice and text chat
Replies: 50
Views: 106490

Re: Discord

Hmm. I have seen someone else getting Discord (installed version, not portable) stuck in the updater screen as well only few weeks ago. Maybe it's related?
by SYSTEM
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Feature request: Adware tag
Replies: 29
Views: 24672

Re: Feature request: Adware tag

They even avoid any of the terms that have come up in this thread because Apple doesn't want anyone to clarify how much of their OS is dependent upon ad revenue. One of my favorite mobile programs for example "Overcast" doesn't mention adware or ad-supported either on the home page or on Apple's si...
by SYSTEM
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Discord - voice and text chat
Replies: 50
Views: 106490

Re: Discord

Current download from the Portapps site for this one is not functioning. Tested on Win7x86 -- it's stuck on the updater screen. I've used the installer client on a neighboring machine (Mac) so I know the service is fine. It worked fine on my PC (Win10x64). Maybe some sort of incompatibility with Wi...
by SYSTEM
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Brave (multi-platform web browser)
Replies: 30
Views: 48646

Re: Brave (multi-platform web browser)

Existing licensing and content obligations that will prevent Microsoft from putting in a really good adblocker and untying various consumer-unfriendly DRM This is a strange complaint because the only major browser with an integrated ad blocker is Opera. It's not a feature you can expect in major br...
by SYSTEM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 149
Views: 343951

Re: Firefox Portable

A bit more digging and it looks like that's already available in Chrome https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-doh-in-google-chrome/ ... I guess the question is whether or not any idea if those off-shoot programs have or will enable encrypted DNS by default in the future? Google...
by SYSTEM
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 149
Views: 343951

Re: Firefox Portable

Meanwhile Chrome is talking about enabling this feature, but it may not matter if the ISPs buy or contribute to userdata from Google: "... even if you use a proxy, VPN, or Tor, Google (including DoubleClick) might be able to recognize you using the X-client-data." https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateo...
by SYSTEM
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Single-letter forum posts issue
Replies: 62
Views: 41255

Re: Single-letter forum posts issue

thepiney wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:14 am
Was this intentionally done and if so, WTH happened. Did I miss something?
Yes, it was intentional. Rudy5 had a brief argument with a moderator and retaliated by shortening all his forum posts to one letter.
by SYSTEM
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
Replies: 320
Views: 1033294

Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10

Article about improvements in the April 2020 update: https://www.techspot.com/news/84312-wha ... pdate.html
by SYSTEM
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: KatMouse
Replies: 3
Views: 7869

Re: KatMouse

Also, Windows 10 works this way by default.
by SYSTEM
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: w [UserBenchmark]
Replies: 1
Views: 4303

Re: UserBenchMark

UserBenchmark got recently involved in a scandal. Their online CPU database is weighted to blatantly favor Intel processors over AMD. https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/dzdacg/userbenchmark_now_ignores_more_than_8_cores_rates/ This Reddit thread links to a UserBenchmark comparison that ranks...
by SYSTEM
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Enable portability with Nircmd
Replies: 11
Views: 14522

Re: Enable portability with Nircmd

Sorry to say - but for this you don't need Nircmd ;-) In the second line you can simply add the "/wait" (start /wait) switch, it does the job as well. Most non-portable programs, even those with cluttered and complex settings/entries can be made portable with simple batch files like this - the "/wa...
by SYSTEM
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: My top 10
Replies: 53
Views: 223589

Re: My top 10

Based on how heavily I use these programs:
  1. Vivaldi
  2. Visual Studio Code
  3. Discord Portable
  4. PStart
  5. SMPlayer
  6. Console Calculator
  7. X-LibreOffice
  8. GIMP Portable
  9. SmartSystemMenu
  10. Universal Extractor 2