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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

2 Weeks Ago   #151
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Thursday night I had the monthly meeting of my PC Users Group. Our current president is in IT. He doesn't see anything wrong with 10. I mentioned that I'm staying with Win7, and was sorry after. It's like publicly admitting that you never wash your socks. Now I'm on his s--- list, and most of the club thinks I'm nutso, with the exception of advanced users who really know what's going on.

OTOH, we've always had a monthly workshop in the current OS, under previous presidents, and I've been a member for 23 years. 10 "has issues" so I suggested there should be a workshop in Win10, he said there's no room on our schedule.
There are a lot of people in IT that don't know their backsides from a hole in the ground.


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2 Weeks Ago   #152
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I also don't have a "smart phone". My cell phone is a dumb as rocks phone that stays turned off except when I'm going to use it, which is rarely. I also have voice mail disabled so phone spammers/scammers won't run up the bill on my pay as you go plan. I also had texting disabled but has to turn it back on for my new idiot credit union.

I get the loyalty cards so I can get the discounts and coupons but I use a phony phone number (the same one all the time) so I won't get phone spammed as much. I'm very stingy with my phone numbers.

My mailing/shipping address is a UPS mail box. I almost never give out my home address.
I know. We discussed this in the other thread.
An elderly friend today was complaining about the amount of junk mail she gets in her (physical) mail box, and I told her about address lists being sold. But that was already going on pre-PC-computer. Now it's spread to phones.
I get close to zero junk mail in my physical mailbox.

But I've moved away from our topic. My point is that instead of throwing up your hands and saying "Well, we have no privacy, anyway," you do what you can.
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2 Weeks Ago   #153
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
There are a lot of people in IT that don't know their backsides from a hole in the ground.

Ain't that the truth... no, fact!
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2 Weeks Ago   #154
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
...My point is that instead of throwing up your hands and saying "Well, we have no privacy, anyway," you do what you can.
Exactly!
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2 Weeks Ago   #155
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How to run Win 10 and take back your "PC" (Personal Computer).

A) YouTube search on how to customize the OS disk to strip out the crap like Cortana, etc.

B) Use one of these programs to help mitigate telemetry and crap.

C) Go to eBay and find a nice used Nettop with at least 4 GB of RAM and install the Pfsense firewall. Now go here and enter the search term Microsoft and copy all those ASNs (Tip: press and hold control as you scroll down the list of ASNs. Right click, copy. BAM!). Add those ASNs to the Pfsense firewall and block on outbound connections.


D) Get a plunder bug from here or maybe used on eBay. Throw it inline between your computer and the router or modem (which ever may be the case), connect the USB to your PC and use Wireshark to monitor anything going in/out that shouldn't be. Add its ASN/s as well to the firewall. Don't block an ASN you shouldn't!

Note, I have yet to do all this, but this is my plan once I go Win 10. My computer is MY COMPUTER and I'll be damned if I'll be a Redmond Muppet on strings to help with their cash flow.
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2 Weeks Ago   #156
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If one plans on going the Linux route, check out Qubes. Make sure you get hardware that matches the most, I say the most compatibility possible. Read their FAQs and everything. Qubes OS: A reasonably secure operating system
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2 Weeks Ago   #157
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
How to run Win 10 and take back your "PC" (Personal Computer).

A) YouTube search on how to customize the OS disk to strip out the crap like Cortana, etc.

B) Use one of these programs to help mitigate telemetry and crap.

C) Go to eBay and find a nice used Nettop with at least 4 GB of RAM and install the Pfsense firewall. Now go here and enter the search term Microsoft and copy all those ASNs (Tip: press and hold control as you scroll down the list of ASNs. Right click, copy. BAM!). Add those ASNs to the Pfsense firewall and block on outbound connections.


D) Get a plunder bug from here or maybe used on eBay. Throw it inline between your computer and the router or modem (which ever may be the case), connect the USB to your PC and use Wireshark to monitor anything going in/out that shouldn't be. Add its ASN/s as well to the firewall. Don't block an ASN you shouldn't!

Note, I have yet to do all this, but this is my plan once I go Win 10. My computer is MY COMPUTER and I'll be damned if I'll be a Redmond Muppet on strings to help with their cash flow.
Plunder bug "this smart network sniffer enables passive recording or active scanning." What does that mean? What am I scanning and recording?

What's a Nettop?
What's ASN?

No way, not worth all that bother. I'll keep Win7 as long as possible.
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2 Weeks Ago   #158
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Ain't that the truth... no, fact!
I've been feeling alienated since he took over the club. I'm using old computers with an old system, and I have no smart-phone or Tablet, so the club has been becoming irrelevant lately, except to say hello to some friends. And it gets me out of the house.
But I've been getting all my support from the web for a long time, not the club.
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2 Weeks Ago   #159
freeagent

Windows 7 Pro 64 & Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
There are a lot of people in IT that don't know their backsides from a hole in the ground.
How many others do?

The only guy I know that could claim to know that did his science degree in Geology, but then switched and completed second degree in Anatomy.
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2 Weeks Ago   #160
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
get a plunder bug "this smart network sniffer enables passive recording or active scanning." What does that mean? What am I scanning and recording?

What's a Nettop?
What's ASN?

No way.

I'm sorry, man. If I don't sound coherent and you have no idea what I'm talking about then this project isn't for you. But if you do really want to learn, then you have the world's knowledge under your finger tips with Google. Just Google ASN, etc on what I wrote about and learn. It's not hard to understand at all.
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