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    Reeding forums and stuff ...seems people are moving over to linux and apple... i have 2 iphones and an ip and very happy with them ...my iphone 5 is still working ...the only reason i had to upgrade to an iphone 5s ...to get ios updates... sounds like MS...money money money ...someone offered me more than i paid for my iphone 5s to buy my iphone 5 in mint condition... maybe it will become a vintage

    How bad could it be moving over ?... i read your PC with increase in speed by a huge margin ...you wouldnt even need to install and SSD to improve the speed... which seems to be a must if you go to windows 10 and it clearly states in the upgrade that it is NOT advisable to upgrade an old laptop.

    I hear you cant save files etc like you could on windows 7 and before ...so they have you by the balls and some... pay ...pay ... pay.

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    be prepared for alot of confusion. First off you will need a very large amount of data avail to you windows ten absolutely nails it with background tasks and content updates ( which constantly go wrong jsut do a google search), You can adjust settings but this still doesn't really reduce the load. Secondly space. Windows ten eats a ton of space and even stores a version of your previous os after a update to roll back on ( they probably knew it was unstable after 8 id be nervous too ). You can go ahead and delete these but you just never quite get the space back. third speed. If you are running a older system then internet speed and computing speed will drop badly as this operating system is significantly heavier than 7 on resources. You can skip eight as the comment above alludes to 8 was just full of issues.

    I am on 7 still and until i have no other choice i will switch to mac ( and i spent half my life telling people overblown mac is ) that is how much I hate windows 10. Dont do it Dave. 7 was their end game.
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    Any advice offered on alternatives for windows? Cost and operating efficiency is obviously important.
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    In 2007 self started with linux to understand how it worked, so obtained four CD versions to try. Each was pleasing, self found easiest for self was openSUSE.

    When decided to switch my business across decided to use the (Commercial) SUSE (acknowledge excellent support they provided) for my first years learning linux.

    Later decided switch back to openSUSE where assist in trying out, provide feedbacks, with help from those developing newer applications which became part of (Commercial) SUSE.




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    Which version ?

    Discussing which linux version - Commercial or Free, frequently results in ongoing debates.


    Find version you are comfortable with, stick to it until you understand it, so can update, upgrade, and know where to find solutions to any problems arising.


    Before try another version, be sure your regular Backing-Ups to elsewhere all work successfully to recover the level you need !





    Linux commands tar and scp for make it easier for various /home/username/ folders to be be compressed, then copied to other computers,hard-drives locations so available to recover essential data.

    When assisting others making switch to linux was able create compressed archive of all their MS-W personal data, then recover most of it into their new linux version /home folders.




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    Be sure you understand Boot, GRUB, Partitions, Multiple-Boot-Installations as these BEST done into a newly created empty Partitions !


    Admit extremely nervous first time tried this, managed OK, while over decades lost everything several times using Microsoft Windows, once with O/S2, once with Linux.







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    I got to a point where i was going to throw this laptop out the window ... 500 gig hard drive full as slow as f^&k ...everytime i wanted to open a picture or download even a small file ..." sorry no space" phoned a friend who gave me a program to download windirstat ... downloaded it and now what it gave me a picture of stuff ...but who knows what i was suppose to do with it.

    then i made an even bigger mistake ... i loaded a CCTV package to with with Dahua products (cameras and DVR's) not being technical minded ...i loaded the program icluding the DVR portion ...which resulted in it stroing footage ... i figued it out and removed the program and reloaded without the dvr portion.

    then back to the same issues ... after months and months of removing every single photo ...video ... program which wasnt required on the laptop ... still within days it would be "full" i resorted to swiching off at the power button which would give me 35 meg and if found any other stuff to remove i would do it.

    Then i needed to download a PLC program ...i got desperate ... searched youtube until i found a suggestion ...CCleaner ... dwonloaded it ran it and imagine that 390 GIG free space ...so wher edid all that space come from ... "WINDOWS TEMP FILES" ... YES ... 390 GIGS WORTH OF THEM.

    Because windows kept threatening that winodws 7 was no longer supported ...i decided to start searching for "FREE" WINDOWS 10 ... i found it ... you got windows download ... make sure your windows 7 is registered and 12 hours ... ten thousand five million six hundred thousand and ten updates my computer switched on again.

    So my question after all that ... what is the catch ...nothing in life if for free... is my computer gona work ... is there some hidden spyware ... has my computer now become part of the new world order ... have i just F&*ked up or will it be fine?

    Its been a long night ...i need to go sleep.
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    Imagine that ...the very first thing that pops up as i open an XL spreadsheet ... office 2010 support ends in October

    10 years has become the technical lifespan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    Imagine that ...the very first thing that pops up as i open an XL spreadsheet ... office 2010 support ends in October

    10 years has become the technical lifespan.
    I still run Office 2007 on my Windows 10 machine and XP on 3 of my machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    Imagine that ...the very first thing that pops up as i open an XL spreadsheet ... office 2010 support ends in October

    10 years has become the technical lifespan.
    Who cares about the support. I only use maybe 5% of its functions, so I do not need all the other unnecessary support they claim I need.
    In other words it will work for as long as the OS allows it to work.

    I am still using a DOS program on my XP pro PC, because the new replacement program requires a rocket scientist to navigate through the most basic functions, or maybe you can not teach an old dog new tricks . The fact there is no support does not bar the functionality of the software. I have 4 'old' PCs ready to take over when ever one fails, so that I can continue using the DOS program.
    I still have an office PC from 2000 with XP pro running daily. Every couple of days I have to switch off, as there is some issue with a WIN XP handler, and the PC hangs up. One day I will reload the XP.
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    Thank goodness i do still have my old netbook which has XP pro ....bought in 2006 and still has the same battery ... ok it only lasts 3 hours compared to the 6hrs when i bought it ...but it works for all my test equipment... I suppose i could run a virtual xp on wondows 10 ... nah too much hassle.

    Everything was going well until i started going through all the programs and updating drivers etc.

    I have a gmail account which is for one of my side line facebook pages which generates funds for the odd good ol captains ... i didnt think someone would actully want to steal the email address ... what are the chances ... a million to one ... going through the google accounts ...i found one is missing.

    So i do a bit of scratching to find someone has the same name ...sells a simliar product ...he felt the need to steal it ... so i sent an email to the address and he responded to confirm he had stolen it ... and there is nothing i can do.

    a bit of an eye opener for me ...i didnt realise it was so easy access them and take over and email address.

    There are more secure measures in place since 2016 (probably because of the same thing that happened to mine) like 2 step verification ... using another email address and a phone number ...if you have an gmail account and dont want anyone to access it ...make sure you update your email address and telephone number ... i didnt use my current gamil address for the notification if there is strange activity so it seems that because i didnt setup my account with the 2 step verification and didnt use my phone numeber ...he just made out like he had forgotten the password and got gmail to send info to his phone number changed the password and now i no longer have access to the email account.

    My concern is the information shared in emails with customers ... i suppose gmail is more for individuals looking for a way to communicate ...not when you need a secure platform to exchange important bussiness information.

    I can only asume this is what happened ...if anyone in the know better let me know.

    by the way you looking for a spam email address ... customrodracks@gmail.com ...please feel free to send as much crap as you like the more the better.
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