Well, OK nothing is totally safe, but Linux (love it or hate it) is a lot more secure on the whole than windows, so why not use that surplus laptop to perhaps look after all those external drives full of photos and documents..
Linux isn’t really a windows replacement, its closer now than ever, so you wont be running adobe or outlook etc.. However there are heaps of free open source programs around for you to try! like OpenOffice, Gimp, loads loads more..
go on give it a go!! find the old laptop, you may find you love it.. the install files are found here https://www.linuxmint.com/ HAVE FUN!
Ps, I’m not an expert on computer security I just find it interesting!
I saw a great piece of software on YouTube this week, it monitors the traffic your PC passes to the web and other machines on your network. Its called Glasswire, https://www.glasswire.com/ there is a free version and 2 paid for versions really cool! and very useful..
Privacy is important, protect yourself on windows.. read about spy-bot anti beacon here and how you can slow the data harvest on windows 10…
there are lots of programs around that offer to help.. take care many are full of malware! short of adopting an all Linux experience, there are a few things to discover in the privacy settings in your present operating system.
BE WARNED THOUGH, THINGS CAN BREAK! YOUR RISKING BRICKING YOUR PC..
C4FM has picked up a little more and I’ve put the node back on, its been given less power than a hand held in a puddle, but its there use it! I will script it so that if no one txs into it within 7 minutes it will exit the room its in.. this is to stop the radio from constantly txing for the listeners.. cruel i know, but the radio glows in the dark txing for 2-3 hours!! you have a mic, use it..
Currently printing bespoke fan guards and RASPI cases with the AnyCube.. have to say that’s a stonking bit of kit!
I have learned of something new! anyone know more about it?? G
So the new 3D printer arrives on Monday! Can’t wait! interested to know if it will have a heated plate, fingers crossed.. I’ve chosen the “Anycubic assemble Delta Rostock 3D printer Kossel” its a very good looking piece of kit, COME ON AMAZON!
Only time will tell if this printer is any good, but I wanted something with a relatively small foot print, I will make a nice acrylic case for it to work in later. Mean while I need to bust out the 3D software, software of choice is 360 from Autodesk.. I’ve been using cad for best part of 16 years if not more and still love autodesk. However some of the other products around out there are truly amazing.. TINKERCAD is free to use online and is sooo cool..
I plan to be able to make my own cases and printed circuit boards, with the addition of a small light weight router head this might be able to engrave and cut small parts…
SDR-Play has arrived in store and what a nice little radio! SDR-Uno software is very powerful a little challenging big learning curve but amazing!