Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Other forums > Computer Training

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 01-29-2021, 06:52 PM   #61
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 92,826
Well, Shawn, I'll agree that's one of the things I don't like.

Please, someone tell me why, oh why, when they had a perfectly functional system with Windows 7 (won't even beg for XP) would they create something like Windows 10. What was the supposed improvement?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-30-2021, 09:22 AM   #62
ss3964spd
Moderator
 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairfax, Va
Posts: 4,203
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Quote:
Originally Posted by CX
What was the supposed improvement?
Microsoft's bottom line, I imagine.

There were likely those who though Windows 3.1 was an unnecessary "improvement" over DOS.

There are features and security challenges that just cannot be addressed with old OS's. But of course new OS's often introduce security problems not found during development and the baddies are adept at sniffing those out. We, the consuming public, are the beta testers for all OS's, even the mature ones.

As far as anti-virus goes, cx, for how you likely use your machine Windows Defender is built into the OS and is pretty good, automatically updates, and is quite free. I wouldn't rely on it if you leave your pc running and connected to the internet 24/7 but for typical use it will be fine.

Your router is the first line of defense, though. Be sure it isn't using the default password it came with.
__________________
Dan
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-30-2021, 10:23 AM   #63
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 92,826
Well, as an early user of DOS, Dan, I think it would be difficult not to see most any upgrade as an improvement. I may be a Neanderthal, but.....

At home I do tend to leave my machine on and wirelessly connected to the intrawebs 24/7. Other than just a wider opportunity for the hackers, what's the danger there and what's the defense?

By router, you're talking about the one from which I get my wireless connection, or something in my own machine?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-30-2021, 10:27 AM   #64
markch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 117
Hi CX - perhaps chiming in late, but when I buy computers I target 16GB RAM and ideally a SSD HD, and then economize on CPU speed. I also never buy current year laptops.

I also use google docs for everything (my computer boots into linux 99% of the time, and windows 10 otherwise). Literally the only thing I've had trouble with is adding a caption to a floating figure, which cannot be done and then re-opened in google docs. This is being typed on a 3 year old chromebook, which handles most of my needs, and runs google docs offline in a pinch.
__________________
Mark
markch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-30-2021, 10:31 AM   #65
markch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 117
As long as you're on a secure connection, no danger of being connected 24/7. These days most data breaches happen with information you give to websites outside your control anyway. You will sleep better when switching to two-factor identification for everything.
__________________
Mark
markch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-07-2021, 08:01 PM   #66
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 92,826
Thanks for weighing in, Mark. Once upon a time, maybe 12 or so years back, a couple of the guys here at TYW convinced me to at least try Linux and gave me a program where I could run Linux and Microsoft side by side and see if I could learn to use it and wean myownself away from ol' Bill Gates. Soon thereafter I burned all three of my existing computers (loooong story) and never got back to trying it again. Today I'm in the age group where we try almost desperately to simply remember how to use such systems as we already know. And not always with 100 percent success, I might add.

I may well buy another 8 Gig of RAM for this machine, but I can't say I've suffered from having only 8 Gig to date.

I am connected wirelessly to a secure network here at home, but I do so much buying online that I wouldn't possibly know where any breach might have come from should it happen. Cost of doing business, I suppose.

I've gotten functional on Windows 10, but there are still things I just can't figger out how to do like I did on Windows 7. How the hell they call some of these changes improvements is beyond me. Really, what was wrong with XP?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partitioning Mac with Windows Marge Computer Training 4 04-02-2014 08:30 PM
The all new Windows-8 java The Mud Box 19 03-18-2013 05:58 PM
New Windows scott-wisc Tile Forum/Advice Board 4 01-18-2013 03:12 PM
Windows XP SP3 HS345 Computer Training 8 09-26-2008 02:38 PM
Windows??? wrf Tile Forum/Advice Board 17 10-26-2004 07:38 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:06 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC