a lightfooted approach to windose ten...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by nodnar, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10..well, folks.m$ lost count...and you all got made standardised users,
    with unstoppable updates. and telemetry..
    i do not want to start a serious discussion here, but please stop to think.. m$ insider?? seriously...
    just look at the facts... dozens of failed updates...members are trying in vain to keep ahead of it.
    and i must ask you; is the invested time of your posts worth it?? just think of the time you invested..
    it must be multiple hours... and you will never get those invested hours back, ever... time to leave m$ as
    your operating system firm.
    just my 2 cents.
     
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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Let me "bite", :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    All that wasted time you seem to invest in something you claim you don't even use.

    And facts are far, far, far away from your post, onderbuikie;)
     
  3. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    well, @Enthousiast , to tell you the truth, you were one of the guys i was thinking of,
    and i hope i started a train of thought.;)
    as for my not using m$ ` latest invention,the fact is that i prefer 7. no crashes, no new versions;stability:)
     
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  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    But good 'ol #7 will be doomed.
    Shortly after it's expiration you'll start seeing more and more software no longer supported, Drivers for new peripherals such as printers will not be available and 7 will slowly sink into oblivion. I have no doubt it will not go out without a fight but corporate doesn't give a f***k about how you feel about 7
     
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  5. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    i have a wicked plan, Joe. And i will tell all.the trouble with us walrusses is that we are basically lazy while i agree with you that m$ will be in a tearing hurry to wring 7s`neck as soon as possible, i will finally back up my harddisk, i have a 4TB seagate thingy lying around for that, and then, ah then.. i will wipe that good old harddisk and install linux mint.i used it already on my antique lappy, and i was pleasantly surprised. i found i could live with it. just a bit slow on that old lappy. and it takes time to get used to linux,and if they want to sell peripherals to me, they had better have a working driver for my os, or the sale will be off. btw; it never failed to amuse me how long xp kept going after end of life, and i expect that to happen with 7 as well.i think m$ will have real problem there to standardise the users to standard w 10 users, i expect.
     
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  6. nodnar

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  7. chblock

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    #7 chblock, Feb 12, 2019
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    Not happy at all where Windows 10 has gone. Was a pretty happy win7 user until last year where I had to move up to 10 with new hardware. It is ~posssible~ to get 10 whipped into shape, but it's a real bitch.

    I thought it was involved getting win7 whipped into shape but that was nothing. I can't put that kind of time into setting up my computer every time there's a new version of Windows. I'm sure as hell not going to run it in its stock configuration with all the telemetry, automatic updating, and overloaded start-up processes.

    The complaint with Linux or BSD is it takes too much fiddling. Getting things set up to one's preference is time consuming, but now it's way less work than getting win10 set up to preference. In my case that's auditing services and tasks and getting all the policies configured to make win10 tolerable. Also setting up an unattended installation and configuring the install image as much as I can.

    One other big complaint with win10 is it seems to suffer from split personality among all its other faults. Remember how winxp had a nice homogenous interface for settings, all the settings panels looked the same. Then win7 added a new one with both styles running concurrently. Now with win10 there's three different interface styles for settings. And that new Settings interface on universal windows platform really sucks, also has a bunch of background processes required for support.
     
  8. chblock

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    #8 chblock, Feb 12, 2019
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    I have to comment on that article. I didn't read the article word for word, but glanced through. It looks to me they're peddling win10 on the FUD platform, upgrade to win10 because win7 is not secure and all kinds of nasty things will befall you if you fail to upgrade. Isn't that the same drivel we heard about upgrading from winxp to win7?

    Let me talk about the problems I've actually experienced in three decades of using Windows. I have had my computer compromised a few times over the years and it was solely from visiting sketchy sites running Internet Explorer as my primary browser. Since I've gone to Chrome and FF with a good filter, (uBlock Origin now), I've not had a single problem in recent years. It was only when I was using an MS product, IE, that I had trouble with online security.

    There's the argument it's not just sketchy sites that can penetrate your system, but any site can get hacked. It may have happened to someone at some time, but I've never experienced that. What are the odds the average person will hit a reputable site that's been injected with malware. I don't know, but I think it's pretty low.
     
  9. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    that is also my impression. more robust browsers do help.and; another consideration; if you run a site you want your visitors to come back, and they wont if their systems get compromised.so you have a real interest to keep your site clean.i once heard about infected ads on some sites here in holland, but an adblocker should keep you safe from that.
     
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