I can't see why primary school pupils require homework. I don't remember doing any. My primary school was rural , four pupils in my class. (I am an electronics engineering graduate).
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I've had my Linux from 1999 and have still not had to pay for an upgrade.
Nobody fears upgrading or changing their Linux in fear of data slurping.
£5M of our tax payers money or $200 per PC only a monopolist with vendor lock in can do this.
It is a Microsoft problem.
Sometimes Windows will not update: KB4019472 failed to install error code 0x80832250
At a company I do work for I always advise not to open zip, unless they are expecting it. I think the Win10 update reset hide extensions so a user clicked a link in an email, got sent to a onedrive site and downloaded an invoice pdf (.pdf.zip), then rang me and asked if he should have! The zip seemed to contain stuff for android, so I don't think it did anything.
@ Voland's right hand I think you have a great point there. I backup users Win10 machines onto a Linux server using rsync via DeltaCopy ... so I'll try and work out how to do this.
Unpinning does not remove the offending software of the computer.
Right click uninstall ... sometime later on the 'recently installed' list there it is again.
Use the command line it seems to stay away (this is not easy for general users), though I have not seen the sp1 update.
Be honest Timmy boy can you unpin from all apps XBOX ?
Are you simply regurgitating your Slurp script? ... be honest now.
Gates called Linux pacman
Monkeyboy called Linux a cancer
Here we have a PROFESSIONAL OS with Candy Crush and X-Box on the start menu. These cannot be easily removed and keep on coming back like a cancer.
I just got some HP boxes for a company and the extra cost, compared to no OS, for Win 10 Professional was ~ £80 each. The DVDs had no HP bloatware!
There are some good things about Windows 10, but the lack of choice / control and the telemetry spoil it.
Fortunately I don't use it.
I can't remember if it was Maplin or Display Electronics that was my first on line shopping experience. 300 baud modem to their BBS on DOS in the eighties. Seemed to work o.k.
Looking at their website, I don't think it is a geek store any more but I have not used them for a long time.
I think an advantage over XMPP is file linking or transfer.
I set up an XMPP server (ejabbered) a long time ago and the few users seem happy with it, but I'd love to add file linking or transfer.
The Windows client (Pandion) I use is probably dated now . Do you recommend any clients?
Total cost of ownership includes removal of malware and restoring from backups, or paying ransoms.
Free and fair competition is always better than a monopolist.
Hiding known extensions by default must be a great idea.
Why do people send invoices and text in malware infested xls and doc format, if editing is not required? Can a virus be contained in a pdf?
O.K. I'll defend them.
Every time someone brings an virally infected Microsoft Windows PC, I use Malwarebytes to remove the infection and most of the time it is successful. I always remove Malwarebytes after and suggest to the owner they buy the Pro version if they are more likely to get malware due to their usage.
It is part of the TCO of a Microsoft OS, as Lincolnshire CC have found.
Can't talk about up time because I don't know. I made a computer in 1995 which ran DairyPlan on DOS in a milking parlour , not the best of environments, 24/7. It died last month. I don't think it was the computer's fault so much as a surge because each individual part was defective. I repaired it 5 years ago, all the fans were solid! I replaced the old AT PSU with a new ATX style by soldering the old plugs on the new. It was horrible to repair as it was covered in cow and fly shit.
In the UK, one cannot buy a decent X86 laptop, at a fair price, without paying the Microsoft tax (they also tax Android).
The only place where there is true choice between Microsoft (Bing) and somebody else (Google), the competition win.
One can choose any search engine, but there is little choice with PCs.
As others have said thgis will only cost us, the consumers.
I've just helped someone with an Acer Win8 laptop, he got at Christmas, it had pokki on it. Malwarebytes removed alot of spyware. He didn't know what pokki was and said he didn't click on it. The desktop was full of pups like Wild Tangent. He has just emailed back saying he is getting ads from Strong Signal ... anybody know that? This was an i3 with 3GB ram and it was slow. I don't know how people have the patience for the monopolist's OS.
@El-Fev ... you don't live anywhere near the east end of the A66 by chance?
I can't see how they can get payment without being traced. I know CryptoLocker uses bitcoin but I don't think the police ones do.
I also wish those horrible people at Microsoft would do an update where the default "Hide known extensions" is not ticked.