I'll still use 7ZIP
Just like I use VLC or Media Player Classic rather than anything bundled by Microsoft.
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Edge hijacks any usage of IE as well.
I had to recently manually log into some factory reset old Ruckus access points where the web interface would only work with IE, not Chrome, edge or Firefox.
But every time I entered the 192.168.0.1 address, Edge would close IE and put the URL in its browser - which of course didn't work.
I can understand the need to want IE retired, but it was incredidbly frustrating to have the application closed without my say so.
My 9 year old machine (core i5 with 8Gb of RAM still on Windows 7) booted up quicker and used less RAM the last time I tried Windows 10 on it.
Reason I didn't stick with it is that I just prefer the look and feel of 7, without having to use a third party program to make 10 or 11 look and operate like 7.
When I do finally migrate, I'll be buying no new PC or parts.
Glad its not affected output as I rely on them for quality articles like this
'Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky' – do cities have to be so sexist?"
Ask this on the FB group "Spectrum for everyone", there'll be someone there happy to help.
I don't have any physical hardware anymore, but before I sold it all I copied all my 3" disks to 3.5" and then used the emulator REALSPEC to convert them to IMG files to run on an emulator.
I wondered where the "i hate twitter 'cos its a cesspool and don't need it" post would be.
Like all social media, its as good as YOU make it - you get back what you put in. If you're coming away from it angry and riled up, then maybe you're not using it right?
I use Twitter to keep up to date with more highbrow celebs and a few parody accounts (RAF Luton for one) and use Facebook to keep in touch with far away relatives and subscribe to a few special interest hobby groups where the trolling and abuse is virtually non existent.
If you're going to engage in the more toxic parts - well, the old saying applies - "lie with dogs and you'll get fleas". Or that boring twit in your local pub - you're not forced to sit at his table and listen or argue with him.
"Lab did a lot of good (schools, health, police & courts)"
Sadly they also did a lot of "bad" for schools. I remember BSF and the consultants, and all these modern school designs.
Replacing traditional brick built school designs for modern ones of glass looked stunning, but they cost a fortune to heat in winter, cool in summer, and when a huge pane of glass was smashed it costs far more than a regular piece of glass and often required professional services and cherry pickers.
Or the bank level Cisco switches they specced for the internal networks. We could get several HP ProCurves for just one of their Cisco ones - from their "preferred supplier" of course.
The worst one was a Dell PC. Cost to us from Dell was £299. Once we bought it from our managed service provider, who bought from a company who then bought it from Dell it was £450.
"another problem with Windows' single-user ancestry is that the default Windows user all too often must run as the all-powerful PC administrator"
I've been managing Windows networks in education since 1999 and I've never come across anything that's needed admin access to run.
And there's no greater hacker out there looking to exploit the system than a bored schoolboy.
Sadly, it *will* go on older machines, and runs quite well. I found it used 1Gb less RAM than Windows 10 at idle.
But Microsoft says otherwise and no doubt wants me to scrap a perfectly functioning PC that isn't anywhere near the end of it's life.
My commute was the same. 20 minute train journey, trains frequent (every 15 mins) and never packed and ticket was just £5 return.
Some days I'd vary it with a beer or meal after work in town too. I definitely now feel mentally worse off WFH, not to mention financially. Dreading winter when I have to have the heating on all day.