* Posts by Geoffrey Madden

5 posts • joined 23 Dec 2008

In 2015, your Windows PC can be owned by opening a spreadsheet

Geoffrey Madden

Many thanks for the advice. I checked a PC with Windows 7 for x64-based Systems, and discovered the following:

Important: KB3083710 "Install this update to resolve issues in Windows." The box had been ticked. Does this mean that issues with Windows 7 will be resolved by swapping to Windows 10?

Optional: KB3035583 "Recommended Update Install this update to resolve issues in Windows."

Are these really as dishonest as they appear to be? Like others, I have been trying to move over to Linux for years, for the last few using Mint.

Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Geoffrey Madden

Windows 10

Don't trust a monopoly which gives itself the right to obscure 54 cm squared of my monitor screen several times a day with self-advertisement, when an icon on the taskbar for several weeks with a similar message had not persuaded me into accepting their "service".

Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

Geoffrey Madden

Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

Initially, not knowing whether I was being offered a gift horse or a pig in a poke, I agreed to have Windows 10 on a backup PC, but ignored the UK state broadcasting monopoly's backing of the new Microsoft project and cancelled the reservation after reading a little more about it. A Trojan horse might be a more apt metaphor.

Microsoft say that I would have a month to revert to the Windows 7 that I paid for. Some hopefuls think that WindowsImageBackup would be a lifeline for the existing OS, but as Microsoft has a record of the product key, presumably any machine online could be in jeopardy.

High Court: Moderate user comments and you're liable

Geoffrey Madden

Suppressing truth

"exempts . . . service providers . . . as long as they remove it quickly once notified that it breaks the law" seems very worrying. How does the provider know something which it might take days in court to establish or refute? Is the provider expected to take a precautionary approach and suppress free speech?

Don't delay: Delete your DNA today

Geoffrey Madden

Victim of corruption

Thanks to The Register, I sent off my letter yesterday to the local chief constable. I had my DNA and fingerprints taken after being arrested by dishonest and corrupt police, evidently at the behest of an ex-policeman who had assaulted me twice and subjected me to harassment for more than five years. A copy of the text of the letter is available at the end of a page on Sussex Police: www.ggm11.plus.com/police.htm


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