What if you say, want to perform a clean install? or a VM say, virtualbox? it would appear the only way to achieve this is to install W10 first, tell W10 all is cool and then upgrade to W11.
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It just works. used it on XP, 7 and now 10. even 10 on a tablet. given all the M$ BS about 'tablet centric ui design" or whatever marketing said, 2k3 still just works.
why the hell should i learn where M$ has put the bloody buttons this week. Office, and Windows are both tools. no one has redesigned the hammer in the last 20yrs, functionality can be added without fucking up the UI every time.
Someone should try and point that out to marketing.
Hogwash. built in obsolescence is a key feature of the whole economy.
Just compare a 20yr old Audi with one now, or Merc, or Bimmer.
Back to IT matters. Name one good valid reason why i needed to change from Windows 7 to 10?
So M$ could flog W10. thats it.
LOL. You'll never know :)
I knew this would get a butt-laod of down-votes. I've been getting that since vista came out, i looked at, stood back and proclaimed "fuck that"
3rd party firewall, plus nat plus another nat & firewall. no-script. add block. no explorer, no outlook.
I clean peoples machines of infections on a daily basis almost, but not mine strangely in spite of some healthy pr0n & wares surfing.
Unfortunately, i can't tell you any more or i'll have to kill you ;)
I still do interweb banking & send emails using XP, surely i should have been hacked to bits by now?
Prob because i don't use a browser made by M$ nor an email client by them.
W10 is just as infectable as xp,7 and the others in between if your a muppet & click on the *free* whatever links etc
In my mind an OS is supposed to quietly get on with running things, be stable and reliable and above all does not go through a major upheaval every 6 months that at best simply breaks every antivirus product on the market and at worst deletes all your hard work?
If you wanted to add functionality, you installed what used to be called a programme, now irritatingly renames to App also.
I support a number of companies PC's, mostly windows and predominately Win7, because "it works". I have a couple of Win 10 installs but they are LTSB - the only version of Win 10 i see as a viable OS. its just a shame that M$ makes it near impossible to *cough* legally use.
Old Fuddy Duddy out!
The only thing missing from the Pi3 was true gigabit connection. ever since the 2B i've run one of these as an ever-increasing in size NAS system. It truly is the lowest power NAS solution you can make/have. The only slight down side was the speed i could get it to sync at (with the backup NAS, naturally)
I'm not going to poo poo the twin hdmi connectors, i'm sure there is a market & that's why they fitted them. For me, however i use all my PI's about the house headless & only need a monitor for basic set-up (via kvm before anyone pipes up with a @Gah vga, who uses that???). It seems now i'll need a tinky-winky hdmi to normal hdmi adapter, plugged into my hdmi to vga adaper. hay ho
CPC Farnell only has the 2Gb in stock too. £42.53 inc vat. only 29 left.....28 now ;)
from the above link "It’s also why these extensions tended to break with new Firefox releases."
Which is exactly why i used to stick the the ESR release. Firefox now is a bit like Windows 10. New features shovelled in every release, and a bit of sticky-tape for any of the cracks that have been 'noticed'
But then a couple of weeks back, the signing fails on add-ins and i find most of them disabled, i was expecting a major $hitstorm to erupt on the 'net that day, but it seemed to slip by almost unnoticed.... Perhaps that is because almost no one uses FF any more?
I thought roll-up previews were supposed to mitigate this short of shit. Surely this should have been detected by enterprises a month before the rest of us get it foisted upon us..... or are enterprises not bothering to test Wupdates before giving their WSUS the green light?
Given that XP is also still getting patch tues updates( if you tell wupdates its a 'kiosk') i doubt very much that updates will be ending for W7 any time soon..... This is just more from the M$ data slurping (W10) marketing team
Barclays (and prob many more) use W7 in their Human Cashier replacements....
How do i know this? I crashed one once & it rebooted - wasn't even W7 embedded!
"Making marketing calls to people who are registered with the TPS is completely unacceptable, and we will take robust enforcement action against firms that are contacting people without their consent," said ICO enforcement manager Andy Curry.
Unless they call internationally and or spoof the number, or hang up, or refuse to identify themselves etc etc..... which most of em do.
People still use Skype? and i mean voluntarily not foisted on them by 'management'
Skype is a perfect example of an excellent idea, bought out by corporate greed & then totally fsked up. I dropped out around V4ish whenever it was they totally fricked with the UI. never looked back as there are many non-M$ VoIP solutions available. some even work too!
800 Quid for a phone with a swanky new camera. Madness
Lets see, for around 50 quid you can have a Nokia 'dumb' phone with a battery that lasts best part of a MONTH between charges and if you really do want to take pictures of everything not far north of a hundred quid will get you a very reasonably point & click camera featuring many many pixels & half-decent optics.
The only reason to integrate a phone & a camera is so you can instantly send stupid pictures to you mates on twit/book/chat/verse or whatever.
You want it all? You want it all crammed into a 5mm thick form factor, you wanna pay 800 notes for it & don't care that if you drop it its fucked. Go ahead moron!
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