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Old 10-10-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Surviving Microsoft's new Windows Update

Woody Leonhard's article "How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’ " outlines the pros, cons, possible user options on Microsoft's new Windows update for Windows 7/8/8.1 users.

Additionally, there is a lengthy discussion in the "Ask Woody" comment section that might be worth a read...



As I've noted before on my systems, I have set Windows Update to "never", "Windows Update Service" is set to "disabled" and (using gpedit) "Prevent Windows Anytime Upgrade" is set to "enbabled"...'-}}



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Yeah...that's kind of the way I feel about it...'-}}



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Thanks for the link. I'll reread later.

   
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Good lord ... be absorbed by the Borg or you risk turning simple computer maintenance into two or three full-time careers.

   
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Pretty close to my thinking...'-}}



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I prefer to be absorbed by the Penguin. At least it lets me think I'm in charge.

   
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LOL!!! From what I've read, that's exactly the point of the Penguin and certainly more and more people are if not moving, at least giving it (collective noun there given all the penguinish variations) serious consideration...


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Quite a few businesses and other organisations already have made the switch.

Interestingly, if Microsoft gets wind of any of their customers thinking about changing they lower their price to match what they would pay for Linux support etc.

For an individual to get on with Linux it depends on how computer literate they are and what they want to be able to do.

For word processing and other office related stuff, browsing the web and dealing with emails and such, everything will be fine.

There are some useful options when it comes to programming/coding and more creative activities too. Unless you really need Adobe's offerings, that is...

   
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bo: Unless you really need Adobe's offerings, that is...
Yeah...that's the stickiebit for me along wtih Corel Painter. What a number of people appear to be doing is using the Penguin for all online stuff and then using their Windows systems completely offline--multiboot environment I think...


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