Geek Software of the Week: Macrium Reflect Free!

Macrium Reflect Free Edition

Are you looking for free backup, free cloning, or free disk imaging software?
Reflect 8 Free is the best no-cost solution on the market. Why does Macrium offer such a feature-rich and powerful product for absolutely nothing? Because we believe the safety and security of your data should be available to everyone.

Q: Why does Macrium provide a free backup product?
A: We believe the ability to keep your data safe and secure should be available to everyone.

Q: Is it reliable?
A: Yes, the core Macrium backup engine is common across our product range and trusted worldwide.

Q: Is it fast?
A: For one off backups and clones, yes. However, you will find it much slower than the rest of our product range when used for scheduled backups. We have not intentionally slowed Reflect Free; it is slower because it does not include various Macrium backup acceleration features.

Q: Where is it useful?
A: It is useful for one off backups and clones. We don’t recommend it for continuous / scheduled computer protection. In particular, it does not include:

  • Features needed for fully featured ongoing protection of a computer
  • Ransomware protection of backup files (Macrium Image Guardian)
  • ReDeploy to ensure a restore will boot on new hardware
  • Technical support

Q: Are the backup files compatible with Macrium’s supported products?
A: Yes. If you upgrade to a fully supported product, you can browse and restore backups made with Reflect Free.

Q: Can Reflect Free be centrally deployed and managed?
A: Reflect Free is not compatible with Site Manager.

Q: Is it licensed for commercial use?
A: Yes, when registered accordingly, it is licensed for limited use within a corporate environment.

Q: What uses are specifically excluded?
A:

  • Backup of a computer other than that on which it is installed.
  • Restore to a computer other than that backed up, other than its replacement.
  • Install it on a device you do not own for use with any person other than the original registered licensee.
  • Use it on more than 10 concurrent installs across any one organization.

Examples of excluded usage.

  • Deployment of a common image to multiple computers (see the Macrium Reflect Deployment Kit)
  • Backup of any machine other than the computer upon which it is installed (see the Macrium Reflect Technician’s License)
  • Using a ‘service’ computer to clone, backup, or restore disks from other computers (see the Macrium Reflect Technician’s License)

Q: Is there a full EULA available?
A: Yes, it is here.

Q: Who should I contact with questions regarding Reflect free licensing?
A: Please send an email to licensing@macrium.com, and we will respond quickly.

Tenacity Will Soon Replace Audacity!

TenacitySo, remember when I announced that the great Open Source audio editor called “Audacity” had been bought up by the evil minions of corporate greed? And, they put “call home” code into Audacity? Well, I removed it from all my machines immediately! The Open Source community came together to fork the Open Source Audacity project… many variants began… but one… called “Tenacity” looks to be actually moving forward. On the show this week, I have an overview of a very, very early release candidate for Tenacity. And, I have become a sponsor of the project!

https://tenacityaudio.org/

Don’t “jump the gun” as there are not yet any binaries available for download, but they will be coming soon.

DrBill.TV #501 – Video – The Antenna Reflector and ISP Shoot-Out Edition!

My experience adding Antennas Direct Clearstream 4Max reflectors to my antennas; we do an ISP comparison: T-Mobile, Spectrum, Northstate. I discuss Supergirl ‘Wokeness’, consider the ‘Linus Tech Tips’ Linux Challenge, and talk about the ‘Great Server Crash of 2021’, GSotW: Signal for Linux Secure SMS Client (Nov 17, 2021)

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DrBill.TV #501 – Audio – The Antenna Reflector and ISP Shoot-Out Edition!

My experience adding Antennas Direct Clearstream 4Max reflectors to my antennas; we do an ISP comparison: T-Mobile, Spectrum, Northstate. I discuss Supergirl ‘Wokeness’, consider the ‘Linus Tech Tips’ Linux Challenge, and talk about the ‘Great Server Crash of 2021’, GSotW: Signal for Linux Secure SMS Client (Nov 17, 2021)

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DrBill.TV #500 – Video – The 500th Episode Edition!

On the 500th Episode of the Dr. Bill.TV Show, Dr. Bill and his son, the GameMaster, discuss popular TV, Movies, Anime, and other entertainment of the day, as tradition dictates! (Every 100 episodes the GameMaster puts in an appearance!) (Oct 01, 2021)

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DrBill.TV #500 – Audio – The 500th Episode Edition!

On the 500th Episode of the Dr. Bill.TV Show, Dr. Bill and his son, the GameMaster, discuss popular TV, Movies, Anime, and other entertainment of the day, as tradition dictates! (Every 100 episodes the GameMaster puts in an appearance!) (Oct 01, 2021)

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Google to Add “Free Channels” to Google Chromecast!

Google Chromecast with RemoteIf you like FAST (free, ad-supported streaming television) channels, which are usually shown on local TV “sub-channels,” but now can’t get them because you were using Locast, and need these channels “streamed” to you… there may be new hope! Check this out!

Google’s latest plans for Chromecast are all about free TV

Protocol – By: Janko Roettgers “Google is looking to make its Chromecast streaming device more appealing to cord cutters. The company has plans to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers Chromecast as well as select smart TVs from companies including Sony and TCL, Protocol has learned.

To achieve this, Google has held talks with companies distributing so-called FAST (free, ad-supported streaming television) channels, according to multiple industry insiders. These channels have the look and feel of traditional linear TV networks, complete with ad breaks and on-screen graphics. Free streaming channels could launch on Google TV as early as this fall, but the company may also wait to announce the initiative in conjunction with its smart TV partners in early 2022.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Chromecast owners will likely be able to browse the channels through a dedicated live TV menu, which the company has thus far only used to offer access to paid TV services like its own YouTube TV subscription service. On smart TVs, the streaming channels are expected to be presented alongside over-the-air programming that can be accessed with an antenna.

That approach mirrors the way TV makers like LG and Samsung have integrated free streaming channels into their platforms. For these TV makers, free channels have become an overnight success story. Samsung alone streams ‘billions of minutes’ of linear programming via its TV Plus service every month, Samsung Electronics SVP Sang Kim told Protocol last year.

This success has prompted other TV platform operators to also embrace free linear programming. Roku has added over 200 free channels to its platform, and both VIZIO and Amazon have embraced live channels on their respective devices as well. Most smart TV makers directly integrate these channels into existing program guides, allowing for a seamless transition from live broadcast TV to streamed channels. This effectively turns FAST channels into a free alternative to basic cable.

Increased demand for free streaming channels has been met by a growing interest from media companies looking for ways to monetize their catalog fare. AMC Networks, for instance, has launched multiple FAST channels, including one dedicated to ‘The Walking Dead’ and one featuring IFC comedies like ‘Portlandia.’

Other media companies with their own free streaming channels include the Weather Channel, Scripps, Reuters, Meredith and Bloomberg. It’s unclear which of these channels will ultimately find their way to Google TV, but Google is expected to strike deals that will give the company wholesale access to dozens of free channels.

Interestingly, this is not Google’s first foray into free TV streaming. When the company unveiled Android TV in 2014, it also included a live channels framework that was designed to aggregate live programming from streaming apps and over-the-air broadcasters. However, the framework never gained much traction, and Google didn’t port the Live Channels app to Chromecast when it relaunched its streaming stick a year ago.”

DrBill.TV Special – Video – Two Ways to Conquer Condo Cord Cutting!

Dr. Bill shows us a ‘how to’ on cord cutting for someone living in a condominium that wants to watch OTA (‘Over the Air’) TV! He shows us two methods, one totally INSIDE the condo, and one actually OUTSIDE the condo! (Sep 15, 2021)

Also, what parts he used to do it (below!)

Amazon Links:

Tablo Quad Over-The-Air [OTA] Digital Video Recorder [DVR] for Cord Cutters – with WiFi, Live TV Streaming, & Automatic Commercial Skip, Black
https://www.amazon.com/Tablo-Quad-OTA-Cord-Cutters/dp/B07PLVF8B7

GE Digital 2-Way Coaxial Cable Splitter (for the “internal” antennas used with the Tablo.)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054EILOE

Febsmart Wireless PCI Card
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071NZ6DL9

LTE Filter for TV Antenna Improves Digital Antenna Amplifier – 4G Filter for Clear TV Channels, Reduces Interference from Cell Towers
https://www.amazon.com/Improves-Digital-HYOUCHANG-Interference-Channels/dp/B07Z8YKFCK

Ancable Window/Door Feed Through Coaxial Cable
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DWTBT8X

HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD PCI Express TV Tuner Card 1609
https://www.amazon.com/HAUPPAUGE-WinTV-quadHD-Express-Tuner-1609/dp/B01DZSVLTW

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