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Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:27 PM

Got a new PC

Old one was Windows 7 and required little maintenance, but the hardware was getting old. So, it was time.

Now I have Windows 10.

I am finding that learning a new OS a great diversion from Trump.

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Reply Got a new PC (Original post)
LeftInTX Nov 2017 OP
earthshine Nov 2017 #1
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #5
Roland99 Nov 2017 #2
hermetic Nov 2017 #4
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #6
CentralMass Nov 2017 #3
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #7
Egnever Nov 2017 #8
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #9
Egnever Nov 2017 #10
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #11

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:33 PM

1. Stop MS from spying on you

 

Go into settings and ramp up all the privacy specifications.

Go to

https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

and download this fine program to stop the telemetry MS receives from Win machines.

If you actually use MS apps, then you deserve to be observed.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 06:30 PM

5. Been disabling and/or uninstalling most of those MS apps

Very intrusive!!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:33 PM

2. Some to be desired in 10

Esp on the administrative/config side.

Been working on an XP -> 10 migration project and some things have had us scratching our heads going, "why did they do *that*"?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 05:22 PM

4. No kidding

I went from XP to 10 last year when my old laptop gave out. happens a lot now. 10 has just sent an update which changed its appearance and functionality. I could not find my bookmarks at first and still cannot figure out how to edit them. They totally effed that up and I am really perturbed.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 06:31 PM

6. It is a good diversion from Trump

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 05:00 PM

3. I've switched to Fedora Desktop (Linux) on my personal laptop

https://getfedora.org
It is a pretty complete easy to use environment that that is free and prerry tolerant of older hardware.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 06:34 PM

7. Not enough time for learn Linux

I used to have Ubuntu on a Netbook. I guess if I need more diversions from Trump, I can install Linux on my old PC.

But so far, Win 10 is keeping me busy!

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 09:50 PM

8. There should be a getting started app on the smart menu

 

Lots of videos and tis to help with the new features.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 10:06 PM

9. I replaced it with Classic Shell - couldn't stand it



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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 20, 2017, 01:41 AM

10. I understand

 

But you aren't doing yourself any favors.

The new menu is actually much better once you understand it and it isn't going away,

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Response to Egnever (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 20, 2017, 02:44 AM

11. I can toggle back and forth then...

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