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klondike

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #45 on: Nov 07, 2019, 03:12:56 PM »
It's no good if you arrive somewhere to give a presentation, take out your laptop, switch it on and it spends hours fluffing about before you are allowed to use your own equipment. Updates are fine but I need to decide when I can tolerate updating.
Do you give a lot of presentations Sparky? Most business users would be running Windows Pro and probably only get updates via their office system rather than direct from Microsoft.

klondike

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #46 on: Nov 07, 2019, 03:19:52 PM »
so glad you put this on - thought it was only me with this torment. of forever pop ups saying "need more disc space" .. "Windows can't install this & that etcI don't want windows to install anything.. it really spoils things for me... it really is a pest  and you can't seem to override it -- you have to click on what it says otherwise... wouldn't mind but this is a new laptop .. well 18 months old .. I hardly ever use windows only for letters or downloads ... haven't a clue what to do about it ..but you're right it's an absolute pest - if I could get rid of the Windows part altogether I would.


They don't sound like genuine Windows messages to me. If that doesn't have enough space to install an update it doesn't do anything so user friendly as give an intelligible error message it just presents you with some obscure error code which you have to look up. I'd advise you to download and run Malwarebyes to see if you've accidentally installed something nasty.


https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #47 on: Nov 07, 2019, 04:39:14 PM »
I binned Windows when I retired and loaded Linux on all my home kit. Never looked back.
Updates are only advised and not essential.
Cant believe klondike replaced a Linux distro with Windows!
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #48 on: Nov 07, 2019, 05:57:50 PM »
I binned Windows when I retired and loaded Linux on all my home kit. Never looked back.
Updates are only advised and not essential.
Cant believe klondike replaced a Linux distro with Windows!
Yes but not all programs will run on Linux.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #49 on: Nov 07, 2019, 06:02:04 PM »
Yes but not all programs will run on Linux.

That's why I dumped Linux.

I had a commercial accounting / tax program that needed lines & lines of code typing into the Linux terminal before it would run.

I suppose I could have written a routine, but why reinvent the wheel to get it to do what Windows already did.

Also the firm didn't offer technical support when running it on Linux.

With Windows it was one click & away.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #50 on: Nov 07, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »
Quite true, not everything has a version written for Linux.  However, not everyone needs specialised software.  After a career in IT and software development, I have no need for much more than a simple O/S,  a good browser and everyday software .
I use Ununtu 16.04, Chromium web browser, Thunderbird mail and OpenOffice for most tasks. Add to that a photo editor and that's it.  All free software.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #51 on: Nov 07, 2019, 09:03:18 PM »
I am using Linux Mint which I find is very like a Windows computer but more easily configured to meet my particular needs. This was necessary because Windows 10 constantly updated itself and I had purchased a particularly slow machine. It is true that there are a few programs which are incompatible with Linux and I have never had much success with Wine ( a conversion program to allow Linux to use a Windows program. It does have a different feel but I have nearly always found a way to achieve what I require. The main problem for most people is to get the platform installed in the first place but there is plenty of help around if anyone needs it.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #52 on: Nov 08, 2019, 12:17:04 PM »
Yes but not all programs will run on Linux.
Yes they do, running WINE (WINE is not an emulator) has handled every Microsoft application I have had to use since the switch.There is more software available than you can possibly use and at no cost.No hassle with updates is a major boon.
eegrek: I have a couple of different distros and Mint is one of them, I agree that its the most "Windows" like and ideal for someone "crossing over".
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klondike

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #53 on: Nov 08, 2019, 04:01:46 PM »
Cant believe klondike replaced a Linux distro with Windows!
I was giving the machine to a youngster and didn't want to get into constant education and support. Easier to install something they knew how to use and wouldn't involve editing some config file hidden away just to get something to work. It had no desktop anyway as I'd been using it as a webserver.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #54 on: Nov 08, 2019, 04:38:23 PM »
A little off subject, but I have had a Kindle since the type 3 first came out zonks of years ago.  this morning, half way through my morning paper it blanked out and came up with a message saying "Updating your Kindle, wait for a few minutes and do not turn off."  In all the years I have had the reader, it has never knowingly updated before and has me really puzzled.

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