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      AskWoody Lounger

      So far, with feature deferrals set, I’ve never been offered a “jump” release (jumping up 2 release versions). I’ve only been offered the next release in the chronological order.
      I’ve went from 1703 > 1709 > 1803 > 1809 > 1903.
      Maybe I’m giving them more credit than what is due, but I doubt things will change.

      I would expect 1803 to be offered 1809 still, and 1809 to be offered 1903, not 1909 – if deferrals are set properly and the time elapsed is correct compared to the setting.

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    • in reply to: Personal accounting software #1985033

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      AskWoody Lounger

      I use Homebank
      http://homebank.free.fr/en/index.php

      Works just as good as Money and Quicken, but much cheaper. 😉

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    • in reply to: Windows 10 problems are ruining Microsoft’s reputation #1984244

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      AskWoody Lounger

      The problem with such an article is that for every bug listed, a miniscule subset of users actually has the bug.

      I get that it’s cool to hate on Windows 10, I used to be the same way.

      However since 1703 and now up to 1903, Win10 has been trouble free and bug free 100% of the time for me. I’m not saying that’s everyone’s experience, but I will make the assumption that it is the experience of the majority otherwise we’d hear more about the bugs. I haven’t personally seen Win10 bugs since the 1607 days.

      That being said, Microsoft does have plenty of faults now. Their patches have been troublesome (at best) and downright destructive in some cases. However even in those cases, it’s generally still a small subset of people. If 900 million devices are running Win10, the subset of people with issues mathematically is less than 1%.

      It’s easy to forget that when bashing the company or the product. But regardless, they’re still doing some things right, eventually, if the affected userbase is <1%.

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      AskWoody Lounger

      1903 has been stable for me. Quality deferrals set to 14 days…no issues.

    • in reply to: Blocking ICMP echo (ping) to make grc.com happy #1952839

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      AskWoody Lounger

      (Having dealt with ISP’s and trying to get their equipment locked down for PCI compliance…)

      Most likely the ISP has it enabled so they can remotely perform troubleshooting on the equipment – if that’s the case, you most likely won’t be able to shut the door.

      You could call them for confirmation but that would be my guess. They usually have ports open so they can remotely connect to the equipment. They most likely will ping the equipment to verify connectivity, which is why it’s open.

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    • zero2dash
      AskWoody Lounger

      I love Win10, have since 1703 and all subsequent releases. It has been rock solid reliable for me on handfuls of machines. Using anything prior feels slow and archaic at this point in time.

      If *nix had better game support for my Steam library, I’d consider switching to Ubuntu – but it doesn’t, even with all the advances they’ve made over the last few years. (And they have.) Windows is still the main game in town if you are a gamer.


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      AskWoody Lounger

      I RDP from a 1903 to another 1903 and have not seen this issue myself.

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    • in reply to: OST -> PST? #1936901

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      AskWoody Lounger

      I’ve used Systools OST to PST converter in the past with success. However, it’s not free.
      https://www.systoolsgroup.com/converter/ost-pst.html

    • in reply to: Patch Alert: Where we stand with the August 2019 patches #1926328

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Folks running applications in any of those languages would, on occasion, receive “invalid procedure call error” messages when using apps that had been working for decades.

      “On occasion” makes this precisely correct.
      I’ve had no issues with 1903 and its August patches. No warranty implied, YMMV.
      Even /r isn’t screaming [blue] murder about 1903 and August patches, and that’s typically one of the first places that will do so.

    • in reply to: Let's debate password managers #1926124

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Many of your arguments (OP) are factually incorrect especially when you consider KeePass as an option.

      * KeePass is multiplatform and runs on everything, short of mobile devices. However, there are KeePass forks that are available on mobile devices.

      * KeePass does not need a browser plugin to interact with web forms, that’s what its auto-type feature is for.

      * KeePassXC being open source and hosted on GitHub means that it can be trusted because it is subject to code review and scrutiny.

      I see a lot of your reasons against knee jerk reactions are themselves knee jerk in nature. A little more research would have gone a long way, here.

      I use KeePassXC (just recently switched from KeePass since XC is a fork that is truly cross-platform) and store my KDBX DB file both locally and in Google Drive. The DB is encrypted, so Google cannot snoop it. My passwords are available anywhere I want.

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    • zero2dash
      AskWoody Lounger

      Again, I have not had any issues with the August updates for 1903 with any VB applications. No errors, everything runs as it should.

    • in reply to: ChromeOS Enterprise #1920960

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      AskWoody Lounger

      The real question is: will these have expiration dates, like all other Chromebooks in existence? The article doesn’t say, probably because Google doesn’t want these to be DOA.

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    • zero2dash
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’ve experienced (or had no reports of) none of the bugs Woody has reported at home and at work with several dozen 1903 machines.

      I’m not saying these bugs don’t exist, but they’re not being widely reported on /r either, which is typically the first place where people lose their minds over Win10 issues.

      Several posters here have reported similar findings with their 1903 machines/environments, ie no issues.

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    • in reply to: Where we stand with the Cortana/Search redlining bug #1936240

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Since we’ve been running 1903 at the office for months now, with no issues, I just recently in-place upgraded my new-to-1809 home machines to 1903 and have no issues there either.

      To me, 1903 seems just as stable as 1809, 1803, 1709, and 1703 were before it. I rarely see any complaint posts about 1903 on /r, and when I do, it’s usually PEBKAC or an outdated driver that is the culprit.

    • in reply to: Where we stand with the Cortana/Search redlining bug #1935827

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      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m not a seeker, but I am on 1903 with the August patch Tuesday updates and I’ve had no issues with any VBscript apps on several machines. Because of deferrals, I have not been offered the 2nd or 3rd cumulative updates yet so I cannot comment on those yet.

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