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The Day Windows Support Died #5322833 01/14/20 08:12 PM
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Had a family member with a message Windows 7 support ends today. I had a Windows 10 computer ready to go. This is the family member that she was not concerned about internet security. Some of you may remember she let someone remote into her computer and the router. I always have a back up computer ready for her with all files stored on a second hard drive. smile

Time flies. Kinda forgot Windows 7 Support ends today.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322850 01/14/20 08:26 PM
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You're a stronger man than I am, dealing with someone like her.

W10 was available for free. I don't feel sorry for anyone with a W7 machine who has issues going forward.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322858 01/14/20 08:38 PM
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I still miss Windows 95.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322859 01/14/20 08:38 PM
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This was a $60 computer on Ebay. She just gave me a compliment. Said the Windows 10 computer is faster. I have the free upgrade on the Windows 7 machine so that can become her back up.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322869 01/14/20 08:50 PM
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Can't get The Night Chicago Died out of my head now. Thanks.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322880 01/14/20 09:03 PM
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I was thinking Don McLean, The Day the Windows Died version.


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: MONKEYMAN] #5322889 01/14/20 09:15 PM
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Any news on when Linux reaches end of life ? LOL

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Originally Posted by FastGame
Any news on when Linux reaches end of life ? LOL


Probably around the same time Windows does LOL


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Re: The Day Windows Support Died [Re: FastGame] #5322907 01/14/20 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FastGame
Any news on when Linux reaches end of life ? LOL


The unfortunate part is that something like Linux Mint didn't become an alternative to Windows OS and MacOS in the OEM PC business, the market has been there
I don't understand why it never was filled! Mint is far better and more stable and more secure over all than any Windows OS.

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Originally Posted by gathermewool
You're a stronger man than I am, dealing with someone like her.

W10 was available for free. I don't feel sorry for anyone with a W7 machine who has issues going forward.


It appears as though you can still get free copies of W10 as long as you have a valid, activated copy of Win7. ZDNet posted about it a few days ago. Apparently MS hasn't removed all the links or disabled the tools to do an upgrade.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

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Any news on when Linux reaches end of life ? LOL


The unfortunate part is that something like Linux Mint didn't become an alternative to Windows OS and MacOS in the OEM PC business, the market has been there
I don't understand why it never was filled! Mint is far better and more stable and more secure over all than any Windows OS.


I've been looking at alternatives to Windows for the last while... again. I've tried various flavors of Mint, Win4Lin, Fedora, Ubuntu and a few others over the years.

While they have all "worked", none have "really" worked if you know what I mean. While I could get by with the various linux distros I've always had issues where things like the sound wouldn't work, or they weren't able run windows software that I use, or they would sort of run the programs, but not completely. I know people that are used to running linux and command line love it, but my family does not. I'm always the guy that get's asked to deal with the issues. Frankly my family doesn't have as many issues dealing with Windows as they do with linux.

I'd say that it's hard to get buy in on something like that.

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nlife, I agree. I gave her an Ubuntu machine. Her main complaint was "where is my card game?" etc. Just wanted the Windows programs she was familiar with. Got to give her credit. She tried it for a week.

I used to mainly use Linux and love Ubuntu for some things. But Windows now has features that I do not want to live without. Ones that are helpful for old eyes.


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Originally Posted by AC1DD
Originally Posted by FastGame
Any news on when Linux reaches end of life ? LOL


The unfortunate part is that something like Linux Mint didn't become an alternative to Windows OS and MacOS in the OEM PC business, the market has been there
I don't understand why it never was filled! Mint is far better and more stable and more secure over all than any Windows OS.



I'm enjoying Linux Mint

The last Windows O/S I used was Windows 10 Home Edition


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Haven't used Windows since Win7 came out. Wiped my copy of Win10 before firing it up on my Lenovo Tiny Thinkcentre. When Ubuntu Mate 20.04 comes out, I'll wipe my computer and have a new setup in fifteen minutes.


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Got the message and after procrastinating about 5 years upgraded to Win10 on my old laptop.

Apparently still โ€œfreeโ€ upgrade as that all worked.

I will say the old thinkpad 7 year old w530 way faster although i7 24gb ram and original 180GB SSD. Happy with windows thus far that is related to my 12 year old daughter to run Minecraft and Chrome.


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