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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – uh best to be on guard while surfing #2298664
      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Good advice! More users need to learn how to back out of a bad site or anything really by using Task Manager or even forcing a shut down. When you become click happy you can become very unhappy.

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      John
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      The expectation is that when you design a devices and are responsible for the OS that it runs and even some core apps. That you would be similar to Apple where you can provide a premium device experience because you control so much.

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      in reply to: Kicking the Win10 2004 tires #2297786
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      I had two PC’s that never was offered the upgrade through Windows update. One had a block for awhile which was indicating in Windows update and then that went away but never offered a upgrade. My home built desktop never was offered it either but had no blocks on it. I never felt I was missing anything anyway so didn’t really care. One day I got around to running the Windows upgrade tool you download and it installed the upgrade without issues. Probably just another glitch of many and here we are almost to Fall upgrade so does it matter?

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I know for myself the OS is just the means to run software I use. I don’t care if it has certain built in Apps like a Calculator or a Alarm. Cortana has never impressed me but neither has Siri or Alexa. The Windows upgrades are simply a nuisance that replaced the semi annual or longer of Microsoft releasing a new Windows version. Now we are stuck with a perpetual but forever improving Windows 10. At least that is what Microsoft would like to think. I just want a OS that is stable and get’s out of the way. I don’t need Candy Crush showing its ugliness or anything else. These are NOT value added in my opinion and just require me to remove them. Sorry Microsoft but I paid for a OS, nothing more nothing less.

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Anyone else catch that Apple will not be including a power adapter in the 6th gen watch anymore. I guess the next iPhone won’t include one either. Apple claims its being environmentally friendly and assuming I guess you would already have a adapter. I’ve seen this more and more with products, they give you the cable but not the adapter. If this is a trend, we all will be buying more adapters separately I guess. I wonder if Apple will accept any adapter as acceptable or will they try and void warranties because the adapter you had was not Apple? I like Apple products I have bought my share over the years. But Apple does tend to nickel and dime you on stuff. If they can get away with it they will charge you extra.

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      in reply to: Microsoft is pushing the Chromium-based version of Edge #2296491
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      AskWoody Lounger

      You are better off having Edge Chromium installed then Edge legacy. Microsoft isn’t doing any development on Edge legacy anymore. They only release security fixes for it. I have even noticed some are indicating that some web sites are informing Edge legacy users that it doesn’t support that browser anymore. Even if you don’t plan on using Edge Chromium as a primary browser. Its a far better backup then the original Edge. I still stick with Chrome even though I have no interest in any Google services, I don’t even use a Google account sign in. I just like Chrome as a browser and have tried a couple clone’s and just did not impress.

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      in reply to: It’s time to be thinking about saving a copy of Win10 v2004 #2295494
      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I wished now I had kept 1909 because in my opinion 2004 is still problematic to some degree.

      in reply to: Patch Lady – anyone else getting 2004? #2294805
      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have one notebook a HP Envy still stuck on 1909 because of a block with a audio driver issue. But have noticed in Windows update that the 2004 notice has gone away. So either my device won’t be eligible for 2004, or that it’s going to get pushed to my device. So far, no indication of a impending update coming.

      in reply to: Adapting to remote education — a teacher’s perspective #2294430
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      My wife a fourth grade teacher in a mid size Illinois town has been required to split learning into a two days in class and three in remote learning to comply with state requirements. In her words this is a complete mess and younger kids don’t have the discipline to do the remote learning on their own and many parents cannot always stay on them to make sure it is done.  It’s going to set kids back in learning big time at a time when the US has fallen behind other countries already in basic scores. Younger kids need the structure of a in person educator to keep them focused and use their training to get the most out of a student. Sadly the pandemic has caused this proper educational instruction to be interrupted so much that its going to negatively affect kids.

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      in reply to: Microsoft salaries #2293599
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      AskWoody Lounger

      Be nice if we had something to compare it to. What does a Google or Apple person make doing similar jobs?

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I read somewhere (can’t find it now) that a Microsoft update was causing some issues. Not sure if it was an Office update or Windows. Seems like Office just got some updates recently?? As for using Google docs, I think that model has as many potential issues being a cloud based service. I don’t think anyone of these services claims 100% uptime or has provided a perfect record of stability to all customers. As the old saying goes Stuff Happens!

      [Moderator edit for language]

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      in reply to: Windows 95 retail availability 25 years ago today #2290930
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      AskWoody Lounger

      Those were the days when you waited in line to get a copy. Now many try hard to block a new release. How things have changed with Windows.

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      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Wonder how many worked on such a project as this? It does explain a lot about what is happening at Microsoft and what is not.

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      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Edge legacy was doomed from the start, nothing wrong with performance mostly as long as web sites tested their sites for Edge and Firefox, but unfortunately most were focused on Chromium. I’m surprised Microsoft hasn’t killed Edge legacy before this. Firefox basically faces the same demise of having to try and make their browser work in a mostly Chromium based web.

      in reply to: Panos Panay gets more of the Windows pie #2286843
      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      What needs to change is not who is running Windows program, its how the program is run that needs drastic changes. Lot of Win 10 users from statistics still on 1903. Is it any wonder why this is? People stick with what is working and when they see newer versions not doing so great. Nobody is willing to give that stability up for a potential set of unresolved issues.

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