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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: Today at 06:01:03 AM
This kind of "evolution" is actively encouraged by distributors though.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: Today at 05:42:36 AM
Good luck using a Windows style editor when your X won't start and you'll have to fix config files on the terminal when you never dug into vi/Vim or similar editors.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: July 30, 2014, 06:11:44 AM
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. smiley
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 30, 2014, 02:10:40 AM
I'm talking about a nice graphical text editor with bookmarking, regex search, column edit mode, and some other things I miss from the above-mentioned windows editors.

... which is what Vim provides.
5  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: July 29, 2014, 05:24:15 PM
Basic Info

App NameAdGuard
App URLhttp://adguard.com
App Version Reviewed5.9
Supported OSesMicrosoft Windows up to 8.1 (currently)
Support MethodsThey seem to prefer their support ticket system.
Upgrade PolicyLicensing works per year, independently of the version numbers.
Trial Version Available?Yes, it is. The (unrestricted) trial period lasts only two weeks though.
Pricing Scheme1 year: 19.95 US-$
2 years: 29.95 US-$
Unlimited: 49.95 US-$

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Intro:

As Ad Muncher 5 (about to be free or something) is heavily discussed all around teh interwebz, people might forget about the alternatives. I'm not talking about Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge, there's more; be it GlimmerBlocker on OS X, be it the free but failing AdFender, be it AdGuard. All of them share one goal: Blocking advertisements and (optionally) other annoying stuff without browser-side restrictions.

Why I think you should use this product

In opposite to ad blocking add-ons for browsers, AdGuard works as a transparent proxy. Browser add-ons usually hog the system, transparent proxies don't. - Also, some of you might use more than one browser (or HTML-capable mail clients), so you'd have to install a pretty decent amount of extra software. Install, fire and forget, never see any ads again. You don't trust Adblock Plus/Edge? Use AdGuard!

(Admittedly, some of them might still come through; you can easily report them though.)

How does it compare to similar apps

Ah, my favorite section in this case:

In comparison to Ad Muncher (at least v4), AdGuard has a better looking multi-language GUI, HTTPS support, a more reliable browser overlay and a larger feature set, including "internet security" (blocks malicious websites).

In comparison to AdFender, AdGuard's built-in filters seem to work much better, AdFender failed to filter the majority of ads for me (regardless of the fact that it's freeware).

In comparison to Adblock Plus/Edge, AdGuard happily ignores which web browser you're using.

Conclusions

AdGuard is a nice ad blocker which definitely needs more attention. If there is one thing to complain, it's its license. No freeware! - Still, let's see how it'll perform compared to Ad Muncher 5 one it's released.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: July 29, 2014, 01:17:36 PM
AdGuard is nice and its "overlay" is more reliable than that of Ad Muncher IMO. (Also, the UI looks a bit better, but then again, Ad Muncher 5 looked OK on older Windows systems too. AdGuard's tray menu has a blurry font on Win8.1 for me.)

Filtering has some issues yet, such as banners not being detected correctly, but there's a "report banner" function.  Thmbsup
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Guess how useful virus scanners are? on: July 29, 2014, 10:11:45 AM
The never-ending story...
http://www.syscan360.org/...VSoftware_JoxeanKoret.pdf
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 09:43:33 AM
So... pundantic?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 09:36:36 AM
It's pedantic, you native American-English human!  Grin
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 09:32:06 AM
I'm not that old!  cheesy

I'm not even angered. I'd assume "pedantic" fits better here indeed.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 09:14:09 AM
I think you might possibly lack sufficient familiarity with colloquial American-English usage and vocabulary such that you tend to misinterpret

My familiarity with the slang of American-English native speakers reduces to discussions on mailing lists and online boards. Probably this is a good excuse.

and occasionally read far more into what is being said

Being pedantic is mostly intended, not restricted to certain languages. Of course it's not my intention to actively discourage you to tell us about software though. smiley

I doubt it's a causing concern or confusion to many (if any) of the other readers. And while I now understand what you're saying (with thanks for elaborating) and can now see the point you're trying to make, in the context of the post itself, it's somewhat hair-splitting and slightly OT.

Well, probably, yes. I wasn't talking about the board but about the thread title in the first place. When it comes to software compatibility, being precise would even help here: Given that Pipelight is "Wine software" instead of "*NIX software", it's rather likely that it will even run on OpenBSD and other platforms which aren't actively announced on its website.
I might give it a try later.

I hope this helps you better understand where I'm coming from, and why I don't feel the need to either change the original post or drop *NIX from its title.

Agreed. My pedantry might sometimes be misinterpreted as trolling or flaming, but in this very case it wasn't meant to. Thanks for listening. smiley
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 08:22:06 AM
So, given that you really want to keep a misleading thread title, let me get into the contents then:

How is it "good news" that a Windows binary (Pipelight) which can access Windows plug-ins can run on Wine "now"?
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 08:14:56 AM
My point would be that my initial point that "*NIX" is a lie here still persists.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: July 29, 2014, 07:47:00 AM
Well... I bought AdGuard for now. HTTPS support seems to be mandatory these days.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 07:32:45 AM
Just an FYI: "*NIX" stands for any variant OS that is Unix-based or Unix-like.

Pipelight is a wrapper for using Windows plugins in Linux browsers and therefore giving you the possibility to access services which are otherwise not available for Linux users. Typical examples of such services are Netflix and Amazon Instant, which both use the proprietary browser plugin Silverlight. These services cannot normally be used on Linux since this plugin is only available for Windows, and the only open source alternative (Moonlight) is lacking support for DRM.

Pipelight helps you access these services by using the original Silverlight plugin directly in your browser, all while giving you a better hardware acceleration and performance than a virtual machine. Besides Silverlight, you can also use a variety of other plugins that are supported by Pipelight. Take a look at the installation page for a complete list.

Pipelight uses a patched wine version to provide a windows environment to the plugins, but you do not need to worry about this as Pipelight will take care of installing, configuring and updating all supported plugins. From the perspective of the browser these plugins will behave just like any other normal Linux plugin after you have enabled them.


-- Ironically, the *BSD (well, only two of them?!) support - as well as the Linux "support" - works via Wine - thus, via an additional Windows simulation layer.  wallbash

No, this isn't "*NIX software". This is "Windows software which also runs on systems which can pretend to be Windows".
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Pipelight has a new website - plus new version available on: July 29, 2014, 07:02:56 AM
"*NIX" for "Linux-only" is quite optimistic.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 29, 2014, 06:45:05 AM
Have you looked at Vim?  I thought it was a Windows port of vi but apparently it is multiplatform

Actually it started as an Amiga port.

I just want one text editor that is more than a notepad, and less than an IDE. 

+1 for Vim then.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 28, 2014, 04:04:51 PM
Where to store the "critical data" then?
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 28, 2014, 02:57:07 PM
"Not on a workstation" - but ... on servers then?
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 28, 2014, 08:28:51 AM
I hope "store your critical data on machines you don't own" wasn't serious either...
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 28, 2014, 08:23:37 AM
I don't trust servers I don't operate myself.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: July 28, 2014, 05:40:51 AM
Rule 0: No critical data is ever to be stored on a workstation.

Precisely. Store it in the Cloud!
23  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: July 25, 2014, 05:40:42 AM
Still larger than Emacs.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free antivirus on: July 25, 2014, 04:43:35 AM
Oh, and the next Optimo AV developer here? Or are you the same guy?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: World's weirdest file manager on: July 25, 2014, 02:49:34 AM
It did?  It seemed to me that's the same reason that you're dismissing it... so I guess that's even?

No. The screenshot I attached was made by me. Using it feels different than looking at it.
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