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Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 10,249
Posted By michael diemer
A decent operating system should not make you...

A decent operating system should not make you jump through all kinds of hoops to prevent it from doing all the noxious things that Windows 10 does to your computer (and to you). for this reason...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By michael diemer
You will definitely want to use a good AV when...

You will definitely want to use a good AV when W-7 is EOL. Preferably a paid one. Many to choose from. You couls start now with a free version of one or more of them,. decide what you like, and...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 10,249
Posted By michael diemer
Re: Linux: Zorin 15 was released recently. I have...

Re: Linux: Zorin 15 was released recently. I have been using it for a about a week and am extremely impressed. It is fast, appears to be stable and is simply gorgeous. I would say it could well be...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By michael diemer
Updating: Stop While It Still Works?

I am one of those with no intention of submitting to MS and going to Windows 10. I will be staying with W7 indefinitely (I actually use Linux for most online work, the only thing I use Windows for at...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By michael diemer
Actually, I had this happen once myself, and it...

Actually, I had this happen once myself, and it turned out to be a keyboard setting. I had hit a key and apparently turned on this weird behavior. I can't remember what it was, but I would just start...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 10,249
Posted By michael diemer
React OS is a long way from being usable. It's...

React OS is a long way from being usable. It's not even in Beta (and hasn't been for several years). Linux is a much better choice at present, with years of development, and numerous versions to try....
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By michael diemer
It does this now and then. I guess Windows ain't...

It does this now and then. I guess Windows ain't too bright sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By michael diemer
Looks like you need to do some searching around....

Looks like you need to do some searching around. This is one of the most dreaded things that can happen, IMO. I only had it one time, and it was on Linux, where it was fairly easy to figure it out....
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By michael diemer
If you have a desktop, the best option is to use...

If you have a desktop, the best option is to use Windows 7 and Linux on separate drives. You stay offline with the Windows drive and use the Linux drive for online work. Eventually, unless you need...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By michael diemer
With all due respect, you should switch to...

With all due respect, you should switch to Thunderbird email. Live Mail is no longer supported. My internet provider actually recommends Thunderbird, and advises against continuing with Live Mail....
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,329
Posted By michael diemer
Why not just use a different browser?

Why not just use a different browser?
Forum: News 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
I hope this forum will continue indefinitely, so...

I hope this forum will continue indefinitely, so all of us, along with anyone else who needs it, can still share helpful info. Windows 7 forever, Seven Forums forever!
Forum: News 23 Apr 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
Contempt for the customer is characteristic of...

Contempt for the customer is characteristic of monopolies.
Forum: News 08 Apr 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
A thought which occurred to me recently, if...

A thought which occurred to me recently, if you're going to use W7 beyond EOL, and plan to keep it offline: What about reinstalling (with SP1 disc) and then not updating? you would then have a...
Forum: News 29 Mar 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
You can open your microsoft documents, including...

You can open your microsoft documents, including spreadsheets, in Libre Office, and vice versa. So you just import them all into Libre and go from there. You don't even have to use Office again.
Forum: News 26 Mar 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
Yes, ten years or so in alpha doesan't give me a...

Yes, ten years or so in alpha doesan't give me a lot of confidence...Also,. it's from Russia I believe. Which also doesn't give me a lot of confidence. The only time I downloaded it, just out of...
Forum: News 26 Mar 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
I am currently running Ubuntu Mate, my new...

I am currently running Ubuntu Mate, my new favorite Linux (I have others I like as well). The Mate theme is very customizable, but if you're absolutely addicted to Windows, they have a "get more...
Forum: News 16 Mar 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
XFCE is a great choice. That was my favorite Mint...

XFCE is a great choice. That was my favorite Mint desktop, although Cinnamon is nice too. Just depends on your system. older systems with less ram do better with a lighter distro. ("distro" refers to...
Forum: News 16 Mar 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2,256
Posted By michael diemer
As a user of Cakewalk music creation software, I...

As a user of Cakewalk music creation software, I can confirm from their forum that Windows 10, that state of the art operating system, frequently breaks Cakewalk following updates. fortunately, I...
Forum: News 15 Mar 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 24,893
Posted By michael diemer
Running Windows inside of Linux is very doable,...

Running Windows inside of Linux is very doable, and this way Windows is "sandboxed" inside Linux and thus much safer from malware. Some people also plan to just keep using Windows 7, but offline,...
Forum: News 26 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By michael diemer
Thanks Brink.

Thanks Brink.
Forum: News 26 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By michael diemer
So, should I ditch MSE and run Defender instead?...

So, should I ditch MSE and run Defender instead? This is potentially big news. If it's not another end-run by MS to "prepare" our computers for Windows 10.
Forum: News 19 Jan 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4,282
Posted By michael diemer
Than you, I have a system image from une 2017...

Than you, I have a system image from une 2017 that I recently installed temporarily, to see if it had a working version of a program I can't seem to activate anymore. I suppose I could use that image...
Forum: News 18 Jan 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4,282
Posted By michael diemer
Just curious, if I wanted to roll back to the...

Just curious, if I wanted to roll back to the last update that behaved itself, what would that be?
Forum: News 16 Jan 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4,282
Posted By michael diemer
The best preventive strategy is to start using...

The best preventive strategy is to start using Linux now. I just put Kubuntu on my wife's laptop, along with Windows 7. By the time next year rolls around, she will be comfortable with Linux and...
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