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Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Robin,
The Security subforum at dslr is a good place to haunt for insite to upcoming Windows updates, problems with updates and other security related issues.
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/security
Advanced Tutor

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Tell me again how to do a print screen.
Alt+PrtScn captures the active window

PrtScn captures the entire desktop

Pressing PrtScn with both the left Alt key and left ⇧ Shift pressed turns on a high contrast mode. In Windows 8, pressing the ⊞ Win key in combination with PrtScn will save the captured image to disk.
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Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Thanks, Alan. I don't know why I refuse to remember that. 
Assistant Professor

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Don't forget Snipping Tool, my favorite.  Smiley Happy
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-use-snipping-tool
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Here is a link to a ZDNet article that describes some subtle but important differences between Home, Pro and Enterprise editions of Win 10 in regards to update options.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/mandatory-windows-10-home-updates-the-good-the-bad-and-the-potentially-...


 

Assistant Professor

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Interesting, I have 8.1 Pro so a bit more control but still don't like it. Sure not jumping into it right away. Will probably wait at least a month or more before upgrading, if at all.
Also playing a lot more with the new Mint 17.2. Gary and Jezra may have a convert if I find I can do everything I do now on Windows and a few of my gadgets have Linux drivers.

Hey HughesNet, how about that Linux status meter?  Smiley Happy
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Did you install it on a drive or are you booting off a stick ?

(I have 10 hard drives in my main computer, all are loaded with something and that thing is hard to work on with all those drives crammed in !)


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Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Sgoshe just FYI Linux dont need Drivers: found this on the internet

New pieces of hardware, even the simplest kind, usually come with a CD. On the CD, a very small piece of software called a "driver". If you read the instructions manual, you'll know that the hardware won't work on a Windows computer until you install the driver. If you're like most people and do not read the manual, then you'll probably figure it out yourself when you see your new high-tech gizmo doesn't work out of the box.

Insert CD, click on installation wizard, wait, eject CD, reboot computer.

If you bought the hardware a while ago and are re-using it on another computer, you'll probably want to forget about the CD and fetch the latest version of the driver from the manufacturer's website. Which can take quite a bit of time, given how, huh, let's say strangely organized some manufacturers' web sites are.

Okay, now that's only one piece of hardware. Now imagine you want to install Windows on a whole new, untouched, computer. For each little piece of hardware you'll have to find the latest driver (or use a CD), install it, and reboot from time to time. Video card, sound card, keyboard, mouse, motherboard chipset, etc. (better do the video card driver first or you're stuck with your high-end screen showing a very low resolution mode). And that comes after an already rather long installation of Windows itself.

Linux doesn't need separate drivers. All the drivers are already included in the Linux kernel, the core of the system, and that comes with every single Linux installation. This means:

  • A very fast and standalone installation process. Once you're done, you have everything you need to start working (including the software you'll be using, see "When the system has installed..." item on this website).
  • Out-of-the-box ready peripherals.
  • Less harm for the planet because all these CDs don't need to come with hardware any more (well, at least once Windows don't need them either...).
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Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

sgoshe, this one statement in his article is the one that says it all.

  • Microsoft will be conscious of those on bandwidth-limited connections.
Will they is the question? 
Assistant Professor

Re: Windows 10 License Terms posted re: updates

Lol! Ten hard drives, how do you keep that thing cool? What are they all 250MB size? Can't imagine needing that many with the size of today's drives.

Just been learning it with virtual machine in Windows and live USB stick. Thinking of going to dual boot and taking the real plunge. Biggest thing is needing to go back to the command structure for some driver installs and such but I kind of like it. Brings out the old geek in me.  Smiley Happy