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Re: Windows 10

Post by jra » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:04 pm

McAz wrote:Chrome users it's time to consider Firefox Quantum (57) - been using the beta for some weeks now with no problems.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/


Quite the reverse in my case.

FF Quantum reduced my computer to the speed of a slug on sedatives. Awful pile of shyte. 1.3 gb of RAM it was consuming almost from the get go (startup). Chrome only 310 mb.

ETA. My laptop is nearly 6 years old and only has 2.75 gb of RAM to play with, so just one application consuming half of it is not good news.

Re: Windows 10

Post by jra » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:58 am

Canary wrote:War of words between the computer and car industries. :yikes:


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX) : Bill Gates compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash -twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads..

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.


The classic ones are the best. However, getting Windows 10 to crash (BSOD) takes some doing.

Re: Windows 10

Post by McAz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 pm

Chrome users it's time to consider Firefox Quantum (57) - been using the beta for some weeks now with no problems.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Re: Windows 10

Post by Stooo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:33 pm

Canary wrote:War of words between the computer and car industries. :yikes:


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX) : Bill Gates compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash -twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads..

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.


I don't have any of this and I don't have a possible tie-up with a certain fruit company that wants the ICE and onboard navigation to work with the ?phone

Microsoft has sadly departed from the mobile platform (I tried it for a year and some of it was great and some of it was awesome) and Android dominates the mobile market because ios is shit and you should feel bad for using it.

I bought my first PC in 1995, an ex display model Packard Bell 486 with Windows 3.11 installed and a 56k modem (I'd messed around with Sinclair stuff as a kid). I was using DOS at work anyway and I couldn't get pron or use word processors for menus and stuff on the work PC. Upgraded all the way through and tried some Linux (there's a reason why the Mansion went down a few times but nuff said :trollface: ) and I still use Windows, it works very well.

I use a version of Android on my phone that isn't standard and enjoy the customisation and actual ownership of my device, as a three year old developer phone it still punches way above it's weight and I still use my 2013 Nexus 7 tablet daily. Everything works and works well.

It's fine to snipe at Microsoft but they have literally changed the world, there's not many systems that work on ?Fruit software or hardware for a reason.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Text » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:31 am

The 'puter & car industries clearly don't meet each other's expectations. Let em sort this war of words out among themselves.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Big Fat Frosty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:24 am

i ride a ford on the road
and i ride microsoft on the internet
they both meet my expectations
:dunno:

Re: Windows 10

Post by Text » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:11 am

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Big Fat Frosty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 am

my ford car
and my micosoft pc
dont do any of them things
were you taking medication
when you were operating the aforementioned products...
:dunno:

Re: Windows 10

Post by Text » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:53 pm

Ooooh I say. Ford 10, Windows 1 ... is the latest score by my reckoning.
I cannot match the wonderful sarcasm ... but I'll add two of my own personal gripes to that list :

11. Being pestered with the question ''would you like to share'' every 2 minutes. (Well yes of course. I just luv sharing all my personal details with eager beaver hackers on the other side of the world, how did you guess? :roll: )

12. Being informed at the car show room that the 1yr warantee on your brand new vehicle only covers hardware malfunction. If you are unlucky enough to encounter any software problems, spin on it!

Re: Windows 10

Post by Text » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:44 pm

War of words between the computer and car industries. :yikes:


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX) : Bill Gates compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash -twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads..

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Re: Windows 10

Post by McAz » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:29 pm

Frankly wrote:I've just gone back to Windows 8.1. I've had terrible connection problems with W 10, and tried lots of patches etc, and nothing seemed to fix it. It's now working perfectly.

By the way can anyone advise how to get my files back from Asus web storage? Pretty please :wubwub:

Until recently I had an Asus machine with the same problem on Win 10 - sounds like a driver issue. :dunno:

Re: Windows 10

Post by Frankly » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Big Fat Frosty wrote:https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1010090/


Thank you for this BFF. I looked high and low on the web storage page itself, and there was nothing. :cuppaT:

Re: Windows 10

Post by Big Fat Frosty » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:12 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by Frankly » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:10 pm

I've just gone back to Windows 8.1. I've had terrible connection problems with W 10, and tried lots of patches etc, and nothing seemed to fix it. It's now working perfectly.

By the way can anyone advise how to get my files back from Asus web storage? Pretty please :wubwub:

Re: Windows 10

Post by McAz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:07 pm

rollup wrote:Well I've been using Windows 10 for about three months now.
Because it came pre-installed with new pc ... pretty good and fast too.
But Edge does not work for me.
I cannot for the life of me figure out why but if I use it it might be okay for a few seconds or half an hour but it crashes the system.
Screen goes black sometimes comes back on but more often than not doesn't so my simple solution is .... don't use it.


Yes, I've changed my view of Edge, it's a bit iffy - I'm back with Firefox and Chrome.

I still like Windows 10 though - best iteration since XP.

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