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    COMMENTARY By Susan Bradley A newsletter about Windows isn’t run on Windows. I’ve always found it interesting to see how something works, and I’ll bet
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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      I get four copies of the newsletter every time it’s published.  I get two copies of the Alerts.when they are published.  The mail servers seem to have multiple instances of my email address.

      Always create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates; you may need to start over!
      We were all once "Average Users". We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do with our systems, we don't need anyone's approval, and we don't all have to do the same things.

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      I just wanted to say thanks for today’s edition. I’ve been a subscriber forever, well, actually came to you when Fred merged with you. Just a wonderful look behind the scenes. I’m impressed with your dad as I’m 73 and have genetics that will take me well into my 90’s as well. I use primarily a Windows Desktop, older eyes need the large HD monitor, and iOS devices do not allow the extensions vital to my every day usage. I do have an iPhone 14 Pro Max and a year old iPad Pro 12.9, with the magic case which I use a lot in the evenings downstairs when not at my desktop – I have several streaming services, some available on my Bravia, some only on my Apple devices which I can cast to my Bravia. I would like to put in a plug for Apple support – I had for years a MacBook Pro laptop, but after retirement just wasn’t using it for anything, but they supported it until I sold it back to them this past summer. Their customer service app is outstanding, they can remote in to either device and though not controlling anything, walk me through every step I need to find the particular spot I need to fix whatever it is I need, if the first level can’t, they boot me right to a senior tech who can. I’ve just never gotten better customer service anywhere. I’ve been in love with tech since 1981 when I was using an IBM 3270 to program management reports from an IBM mainframe in a language that doesn’t even exist anymore. But I’ve never had a better resource for all things tech than this newsletter. I’m just grateful you exist and that you are so wonderful in all that you do. So, thanks to you, Susan, for being here for us. :^) Yeah, still like old school text emojis.

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      GREAT newsletter issue; thanks for glimpse inside the machinery.

      A suggestion regarding your last point, “never let yourself get into a situation where no one is left to help you with the technology you have and upon which you depend” — I absolutely agree, and that’s why I’m active in a couple local and one national technology group. They really are an antidote to feeling like you’re alone with your tech problems. A user group will at least provide company, and likely valuable help.

      If you’re in the DC-area, check out http://www.wap.org for all things Apple, and http://www.patacs.org for all-things-technology.

      If you’re not near DC, visit http://www.apcug2.org to check for local tech groups where you are.

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    • #2501956

      You left out some important details: do you sleep?  If so, when?

    • #2503024

      A newsletter about Windows isn’t run on Windows.

      Funny…If it was on Windows server, there would be constant blue screen or mess up updates or changed that are useless that add nothing etc.

      Windows Server are bad. This is why  about roughly 80% of all servers use linux. Hopefully more people will see that and move from Windows OS to Linux OS.

      Windows 10 tel-spyware has caused more people to move to Linux. Plus Windows 11 has added more users to switch. When Windows 12 became cloud base with cost payment for everything, a lot more people will move to linux.

      • #2503029

        Please. I run several Windows servers with zero blue screens.

        Based on the desktop usage I’d say more are moving to Apple not Linux.

        Roughly 80% run linux on servers because of the licensing or rather lack thereof.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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