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All I can do is  first is bad enough, but it isn't just that builders like to start at sparrowfart, the sod are always so bloody cheerful.

If you knew what was really running through their heads you'd run screaming from the room.

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 I know what is running through their heads.They are thinking, we promised the client that this job would be finished in two weeks and we have already spent four months here and he still believes the job will be done by the end of the month. That is why they are so cheerful. They are almost peeing themselves with laughter.

Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.


 Robert A. HeinleinTime Enough for Love

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Microsoft Update:

They are finally pulling the plug on support for Windows 7...in January of 2020.

So now they will finally force everyone to upgrade to Windows 10, which means millions of people are screwed.
They win, we lose, and since you can't upgrade to 10 on a 10-year-old system that came with Windows 7, it's time to replace.

This computer still works fine, and there's tons of space on the hard drive, but I guess this means it's finally time for a new one.
It'll be a mess to transfer everything, and all my bookmarks and files, and learn a whole new system, like a newbie virgin.
And I don't like being forced into making changes, and I have no choice, so I'm quite pissed. You should be, too...

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Saturday 6th of April 2019 09:46:03 PM

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I'm running 7 and never get that.

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I had a message that asked me if I wanted to install Windows Media Player, which I have but no longer use. Strange.

There was a link that gave additional information, and it said that Windows 7 would no longer be supported as of 01-14-2020. You can still run it, natch, but there'll be no updates, no tech support, no virus protection, etc. etc. It will get unstable and glitchy and be open to hacking and malware and viruses.

I suppose it is time to replace this Dell from 2010, which came with Windows 7, but it works fine, like a good watch. Just like my mother-in-law's old Timex, which she passed on to me when she passed on, in 2004. I still wear it because it still keeps time. And this computer is running okay, too. If something ain't broke, don't fix it.

But now they're forcing us into it. I need to spend more money that I don't have, and somebody else gets richer and richer, and Windows 10 turns my "computing experience" to shit, like so much of everything else. It's the way of the world.

Or maybe this is a scam and a hoax and fake news. You never know anymore.confuse

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-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Monday 8th of April 2019 02:26:43 PM

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KidCharlieMane wrote:

I had a message that asked me if I wanted to install Windows Media Player, which I have but no longer use. Strange.

There was a link that gave additional information, and it said that Windows 7 would no longer be supported as of 01-14-2020. You can still run it, natch, but there'll be no updates, no tech support, no virus protection, etc. etc. It will get unstable and glitchy and open to hacking and malware and viruses.

I suppose it is time to replace this Dell from 2010, which came with Windows 7, but it works fine, like a good watch. Just like my mother-in-law's old Timex, which she passed on to me when she passed on, in 2004. I still wear it because it still keeps time. And this computer is running okay, too. If something ain't broke, don't fix it.

But now they're forcing us into it. I need to spend more money that I don't have, and somebody else gets richer and richer, and Windows 10 turns my "computing experience" to shit, like so much of everything else. It's the way of the world.

Or maybe this is a scam and a hoax and fake news. You never know anymore.confuse

Charlie

 


 I have Windows 11 and it works just fine for me. Much better then  Windows 10  from what the techy told me last year, when he downloaded it. I needed some work done on the computer so he offered to do the changes. Before that I had Windows 8.

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There is no OS called Windows 11...only 10...so you must mean Internet Explorer 11...which is a good browser.

That's why I use it, too. But many videos won't play on it anymore, so I also use Google Chrome now.

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There is no OS called Windows 11...only 10...so you must mean Internet Explorer 11...which is a good browser.

That's why I use it, too. But many videos won't play on it anymore, so I also use Google Chrome now.

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 I have Chrome and Firefox loaded. Chrome isn't bad but it uses a lot of memory so my go-to is Firefox. 



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There is no OS called Windows 11...only 10...so you must mean Internet Explorer 11...which is a good browser.

That's why I use it, too. But many videos won't play on it anymore, so I also use Google Chrome now.

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 I'm sorry Charlie. I had it wrong. Ed just let me know its Windows 10 I have here on the Computer. I get so mad at myself when I have posted some info wrong. Back to the drawing board for me eh...confusesmile

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Nah, no big deal...don't wory about it. What I want to know is...do you like Windows 10? I am going have to learn to like it pretty soon.

We recently heard there would soon be a Windows 12, but that turned out to be a big April Fool hoax. Dammit! furious

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Tuesday 9th of April 2019 11:49:38 AM

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Considering how much fun and profit we get from these electronic adding machines, a couple of hundred dollars for a new operating system is pretty much of a bargain. That said, if you are really cheap there is always Ubuntu which is not only free and for nothing, but comes with the hint that you are a bit of a computer geek.



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It's not the replacement of my machine that I mind...hell, it's old...I first set it up in May of 2010, so I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it. Better to replace it before it dies and I lose a lot...or maybe everything.

It's the forced upgrade from 7 to 10 that I object to...Windows 7 is generally regarded as the best OS that Microsoft ever offered...and 10 is widely considered to be among the worst.

Too many bad reviews, too much hate for it, too many glitches and too many difficulties. Not to mention having to start from scratch and having to learn to navigate through it like the newbie virgin I was twenty years ago. That does not please me one damned bit.

Charlie



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It's not the replacement of my machine that I mind...hell, it's old...I first set it up in May of 2010, so I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it. Better to replace it before it dies and I lose a lot...or maybe everything.

It's the forced upgrade from 7 to 10 that I object to...Windows 7 is generally regarded as the best OS that Microsoft ever offered...and 10 is widely considered to be among the worst.

Too many bad reviews, too much hate for it, too many glitches and too many difficulties. Not to mention having to start from scratch and having to learn to navigate through it like the newbie virgin I was twenty years ago. That does not please me one damned bit.

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Tuesday 9th of April 2019 08:15:13 PM


 If it rained beer you would complain about the cost of buckets.

I have computers God used when he was in short trousers and there is always a version of Ubuntu that will run on them. Then drop one of your younger relatives a few quid and get them to do the installation 



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It's not the replacement of my machine that I mind...hell, it's old...I first set it up in May of 2010, so I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it. Better to replace it before it dies and I lose a lot...or maybe everything.

It's the forced upgrade from 7 to 10 that I object to...Windows 7 is generally regarded as the best OS that Microsoft ever offered...and 10 is widely considered to be among the worst.

Too many bad reviews, too much hate for it, too many glitches and too many difficulties. Not to mention having to start from scratch and having to learn to navigate through it like the newbie virgin I was twenty years ago. That does not please me one damned bit.

Charlie


 If it rained beer you would complain about the cost of buckets.

I have computers God used when he was in short trousers and there is always a version of Ubuntu that will run on them. Then drop one of your younger relatives a few quid and get them to do the installation 


Just Googled Ubuntu. A Linux based system? Sounds interesting. I'll have to do some research.



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Just Googled Ubuntu. A Linux based system? Sounds interesting. I'll have to do some research.


 

It has potential. As I have said before, I know bugger all about computers, but apparently all the programmers think that Ubuntu and the other Linux based systems are the dog's wedding tackle



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Just Googled Ubuntu. A Linux based system? Sounds interesting. I'll have to do some research.


 

It has potential. As I have said before, I know bugger all about computers, but apparently all the programmers think that Ubuntu and the other Linux based systems are the dog's wedding tackle


From what I've heard one of the major advantages is that Linux is so rarely used that the bad guys don't bother creating viruses or malware for it.



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Just Googled Ubuntu. A Linux based system? Sounds interesting. I'll have to do some research.


 

It has potential. As I have said before, I know bugger all about computers, but apparently all the programmers think that Ubuntu and the other Linux based systems are the dog's wedding tackle


From what I've heard one of the major advantages is that Linux is so rarely used that the bad guys don't bother creating viruses or malware for it.


 Ouch! According to the family's computer nerds, Linux is in continual use. Apparently it powers most phones, servers, computers (Windows is just stuck on top) and everything else. And it doesn't have so many bugs as Bill Gates stuff because being freeware, it is being continually up dated. Or something.



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