New, Trial version of website

The website currently has the “RC” version of the software installed…it’s the version after the Beta, but before the standard “tested” release. I do it for the developers, as they need people to test it before they can release it, so I test it. So if  you experience any issues with the site, please let me know. I believe the contact forms are working OK…but there is always chat if not. OK? Thanks for participating with me. I appreciate your patience and input if you have any…

Get Ready

WordPress 4.6 Beta Release went out just now…which means the public release will be right behind it soon…so get your backups done, databases, themes, etc…and get ready for the update to come out so you will be ready when it gets here. They sure move fast, don’t they? 🙂

Microsoft didn’t even wait for July 29th to charge…

This article indicates that MS won’t supposedly try to charge regular users for Windows 10 SAS, only business enterprise, but I’m skeptical. They didn’t go to all that effort to FORCE installations of the supposedly “free” operating system, without a reason. But that’s the news that was released at a MS conference earlier this month. I find the article distasteful, but you can read it and form your own opinion.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-is-rolling-out-windows-10-as-a-subscription-service-but-only-for-certain-enterprises/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=21935322407075098143808078291188

Dell’s Security Software has Major Security Flaws

Apparently Dell security management software admins are being advised currenty to patch their systems after finding SIX (6) high-risk vulnerabilities, including hidden user accounts and backdoors! That’s right, one of the highest-rated “critical” flaws involves a hidden default account with an easily-guessable password in Dell’s “SONICWALL” Global Management System (GMS) …along with others. If you are using this software you will definitely want to read this article, and also watch for patches (or my recommendation, get something else to proctect your system and uninstall this crap, because backdoors don’t just “happen” on accident, they are deliberately written!)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hidden-backdoor-account-found-in-dell-network-security-software/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=21935322407075098143808078291188

Microsoft is STILL trying!

ONE Microsoft update today… One “IMPORTANT” update. Which one? Guess! KB3035583 . I have it memorized by now…I keep HIDING IT, and Microsoft UNHIDES it, and is still trying to force me to upgrade from Windows 7 so they can FORCE me to purchase all their junk I now get for free. Wow…they just don’t give up. How can I ever TRUST Microsoft again? I will never be able to trust them after what they’ve done this last year to try to gain digital control…it’s simply disgusting. I went ahead and purchased an Office 365 subscription even though I said I would never use the SAS. But they had the “free” 1Tb of cloud storage with it (OneDrive) …so I’m wondering if next year, after I fill up the drive, if they will try to charge me for that also, separately. Google’s version was $9.99 and MS’s was $6-something…with Office, so I went with MS even though my better judgement says Google is just a little more ethical and concerned about their users. But I may switch…