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#1 JWB

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 1257 PM

Cut and paste almost doesn't work except when I don't want it to i.e. placing arrow between letters or words will turn some or all of text blue and sometimes delete. Some pages keep reloading. Double tabs when I click "open link in new tab". Same things happen in every browser except  I.E.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 1738 PM

I found a patch which fixes 95% of the issues with Windows 10: https://linuxmint.com/

 

No, I'm not joking. Unless forced to use it for work, I won't run Windows anymore. Windows 10 is a raging dumpster fire and best be abandoned by all users with haste.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 0525 AM

You are using Windows 10. That is the problem right there. And it only gets worse with every patch. MacOS seems to actually work, but you are then wedded to hardware sold by Apple.

 

 

I have a Win7 install for when I need some Windows software (gaming mostly), otherwise I use various flavours of Linux. for some work related stuff one can try WINE to run it under Linux.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 0731 AM

Yeah, for the first year after release I was willing to give Microsoft some leeway on Win10 quirks. At this point, its costing waaay too much to support. Bad enough when home/SOHO users struggle with Update Hell, but fer crissakes DOD is still having problems with updates BSODing systems.  


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 1131 AM

I found a patch which fixes 95% of the issues with Windows 10: https://linuxmint.com/

 

No, I'm not joking. Unless forced to use it for work, I won't run Windows anymore. Windows 10 is a raging dumpster fire and best be abandoned by all users with haste.

Couple of questions:

How or what do I do with that link?

Will it replace the OS with linux/unix?


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#6 Panzermann

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 1307 PM

There is a reason that statistics say more than 40% of Desktop PC are still running Win7. Win8 sucks and Win10 even more.

 

 

 

I found a patch which fixes 95% of the issues with Windows 10: https://linuxmint.com/

 

No, I'm not joking. Unless forced to use it for work, I won't run Windows anymore. Windows 10 is a raging dumpster fire and best be abandoned by all users with haste.

Couple of questions:

How or what do I do with that link?

Will it replace the OS with linux/unix?

 

 

click on the link and yes it leads to the website to downlad an image of Linux Mint. The fresh and minty Linux. Of course it will either replace or install alongside other operating systems. To keep using a software for work that is only avaiable for windows you can either use WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator, a software layer that emulates the Windows APIs and runs many Windows programmes on Linux) or install a virtual machine and install WinXP in it to run the windows software.

 

 

 

 

for some installation help there is this video:

 

 

 

or this one ^_^

 

 

 

just to try out Linux Mint you can boot from a DVD or USB-stick without altering anything on your computer.  (maybe you have to switch on booting from USB or DVD)


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 1523 PM

My ultimate question is how well does Mint work with printers. I use a Brother mfc 8810 dw. I searched around the webz trying to find out if the two will cooperate and got no real answer.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 0937 AM

And yet I have a 5 year old pc that came with 7, was updated to 8.1 for free and now runs 10 without flaws.

There was one hiccup - W10 didn't like the onboard ethernet chip but allowed a wireless connection. I used that to manually update that device driver and have had no issues since.

W10 seems fine to me.
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