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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – good to know I’m not the only one #2000894

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well at least it makes Edge more defined from IE. More importantly is how will new Edge do against Chrome in the  browser market? There are several Chrome clones to choose from and Firefox as well still in there trying. I do give Microsoft credit for making Edge cross platform in every way possible. That should at least make it on par with other browsers finally.

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    • John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t use Firefox a lot, but in the past Firefox has always had more issues with these fake security sites. I remember a couple weeks ago using Firefox and came across one of these attacks while on Reuters.com. I was reading a article and all of a sudden I was redirected to a fake security warning site.

    • in reply to: New Chredge logo #1998293

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well at least it won’t be confused with Internet Explorer now. Sort of looks to me like Microsoft mixed Firefox, Chrome, and IE icons all together and this is what was created.

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    • in reply to: Goodbye Technet, MSDN – welcome to Microsoft Q&A #1996158

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I always found better answers on TechNet then the more public forums. Most of which are staffed by people who pride themselves on not reading the question and giving canned answers which many times the questioner has already said they tried.

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    • John
      AskWoody Lounger

      What stood out to me is the small number of Insiders?


    • John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Just wonder if Microsoft is trying to bake in Edge Chromium into 20H1? Is this why they are trying to push out the upgrade early? I mean Edge original is floundering and with Windows 7 going away or going into enterprise extended support. Businesses may want new Edge to be in final release by January.

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    • in reply to: So where are all those horrible zero-days? #1990424

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well after the Chicken littles over hyped the Spectre and a Meltdown stuff. I figure the media has become obsessed with reporting these exploits. Hysteria sells clicks these days, the whole tech world is rather bland otherwise. Much of these things never make it to mainstream media. Which just proves how little influence these things have.

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    • in reply to: Whittaker: Speak truth to power #1990408

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Microsoft became too big to react to trends, it’s not as though they missed the signs or ignored them. They were simply too slow to do much to remain relevant to them. You see this a lot with big companies, they simply become their own worst enemy in terms of recognizing what they need to do, and then doing it. I can imagine lower level people screaming that we need to act, and upper management simply sits on their hands. Too worried about failure so they do nothing.

    • in reply to: Patch Lady – did Xfinity go too far? #1981368

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I live in a small town of 3000 and Xfinity is about the only option besides DSL or expensive fiber which isn’t even available in my area. Xfinity service isn’t cheap in my town and our system is somewhat outdated and in need of upgrades. There are weekly outages and Xfinity techs say they can only keep fixing things as they break. I have not subscribed to a TV service for a long time. I use an antenna for local stations, and the rest we stream. Both cable and to some extent satellite hurt themselves pushing customers into higher tiers just to get popular channels.

    • in reply to: Patching as a social responsibility #1978253

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Sometimes the medicine is worse then the disease?

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    • John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Yep I remember when IE was basically it for web browsing. Yes almost every browser now uses Chromium engine but so many different featured browsers today all free and work really well. When Microsoft even tells you not to use IE I think that’s about the time to dump IE.

    • in reply to: Windows TenTen #1974197

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well knowing Microsoft they will probably change that a dozen times before release. Not even sure why you would brag about something at least a year away? Technology is so much about the moment and by next year that moment could be gone?

    • in reply to: Surface Neo and Duo – coming a year from now #1972834

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Unfortunately anything interesting and different won’t come out for another year. Just wonder how many device makers will introduce duel screen devices between now and then? The Windows 10X sounds interesting but again, too far off and no hands on yet.

    • in reply to: Three known bugs in the latest build of Win10 version 1903 #1967131

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      For what its worth I know my OfficeJet HP printer definitely has issues. Tried printing last night, printer downstairs so didn’t check on it til this morning and found printer screen just spooling and nothing printed. Did same printing on Mac and worked fine. So I know its not physically the printer at fault. But I have had printer issues off and on with Win 10 for awhile now.


    • John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Not like Microsoft sets the bar that high anymore. If you don’t get a blue screen it’s ready for prime time !

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