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Site News Domain For Sale To Help Fund

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 26, 2024 - 3:07pm owner Rare Ideas, LLC is selling the premium domain name to help pay down some related debts and to help fund operations. It is being sold by the original owner who purchased it Aug 24, 1999. It would make a great name for a design studio, fashion house, or many other businesses. It's available for auction via with the auction ending Monday Apr 29, 2024, 12:20:59 PM EDT.

Full Set of Legacy Apps Available On Site and In Platform

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 12, 2024 - 12:44am

We're happy to announce that our full set of legacy portable app packages is now available in the Platform's App Store. As apps continue to drop support for 32-bit Windows and legacy versions of Windows, we've been creating legacy packages to make apps available as broadly as possible. That way, a Windows 7 or Windows 10 32-bit user can still easily download and install the last compatible version of the Krita sketch and painting app since the current version requires Windows 8.1/10/11 64-bit. And it's automatic. The Platform will show you the appropriate apps for your current version of Windows by default, and you can select to view all of them in Options. Now Accepts Wire Transfer Donations. Card and PayPal Donations Simplified

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 23, 2023 - 1:47pm

We're happy to announce that we now accept donations via wire transfer in multiple currencies around the world. I know everyone has been requesting this for a while and we finally have a way to do it that makes sense financially. We can now accept Euro, Australian Dollars, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Hungarian Forints, New Zealand Dollar, Romanian leu, Singapore Dollars, and Turkish lira via wire transfer.

Continuing Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Support

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 14, 2022 - 12:27pm is happy to announce our continuing support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. As we continue to update and improve our apps, platform, and utilities for Windows 11, newer versions of Windows 10, and Wine, we'll be continuing to support legacy Windows versions for our users around the world.

Downloads From Working Again

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 28, 2022 - 10:47am

Previously, we posted that Google Safe Browsing Is Incorrectly Blocking All Downloads From Google has still not responded despite it being longer than their 72hr promised turnaround. In researching and testing, it seems that based on a single false positive in a single file, Google Safe Browsing blocked all downloads being passed through our site's redirector which keeps stats on how many downloads of each app occur.

Google Safe Browsing Incorrectly Blocking All Downloads From (Workaround Done)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 23, 2022 - 1:38am

Google Safe Browsing is currently blocking all downloads from The example file containing malware is GoogleChromePortable_103.0.5060.134_online.paf.exe which is verifiably not malware according to VirusTotal, another Google property. This file has false positive detections in Jiangmin, Antiy-AVL, and Malwarebytes. Antiy-AVL and Malwarebytes have been informed of their issue.

Adding 12 More Languages To Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey Builds

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 5, 2022 - 6:54pm

We're happy to announce that we've added 12 more languages to builds of the Mozilla apps, expanding access to hundreds of millions more users. We cut down on unused languages for the Beta, Dev, ESR, and Nightly channels to free up build time and have now added Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Serbian, Swedish, Thai, and Vietnamese to all 3 apps where available.

How to upgrade the platform manually to fix issues with connectivity and corruption

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 11, 2022 - 9:08pm

Some users have had issues here and there when upgrading the Platform. Most recently when the platform switched to https-only connections before we added in the ability to fall back to http on some machines. If you've come across an issue, you can manually upgrade the Platform which should fix most of your issues. Our apologies for the folks affected.

Now accepting donations in 23 currencies around the world!

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 10, 2022 - 6:16pm

Eraser logoBy popular request, is now accepting donations in 23 currencies in dozens of countries around the world. Over the years, we know many users who have wanted to donate but been unable to donate in US dollars. now accepts US Dollar $ (USD), Euro € (EUR), Australian Dollar A$ (AUD), Brazilian Real R$ (BRL), Canadian Dollar C$ (CAD), Czech Koruna Kč (CZK), Danish Krone kr (DKK), Hong Kong Dollar HK$ (HKD), Hungarian Forint Ft (HUF), Israeli New Shekel ₪ (ILS), Japanese Yen ¥ (JPY), Mexican Peso $ (MXN), New Taiwan Dollar NT$ (TWD), New Zealand Dollar NZ$ (NZD), Norwegian Krona kr (NOK), Philippine Peso ₱ (PHP), Polish Złoty zł (PLN), Pound Sterling £ (GBP), Russian Ruble ₽ (RUB), Singapore Dollar S$ (SGD), Swedish Krona kr (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and Thai baht ฿ (THB). All are now available on the Donation page. Donations are also accepted in Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Monero (XMR) as well as check and money order by physical mail.

Please consider making a donation today and thank you for supporting and helping us to serve our users!