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Windows 11


I only ever used Windows 3.1. When OS/2 v2.0 came out I switched to it.
I did have Dual Boot enabled so I could run Win programs too.
Windows would erase the OS/2 partition if it was installed last.
So begin installing OS/2 and abort the install when the HD was partitioned. Then install Windows followed by installing OS/2.
I went from OS/2 straight to Apple and so never experienced the pain of Windows.
The Aus military use Windows on their desktops but I only officially used it for the calibration register.
Many friends use Linux, but they seemed to have as many problems, if not more, than Windows users.
Especially with all the different versions of Linux.
Apple did have a major update today. I don't know how long it took as I set it going as I went to have lunch and it was finished when I returned about an hour later.
The only inconvenience was having to login with my password to enable Apple Watch login.
I log in to the desktop with the Apple Watch, to the lap[top[ with fingerprint reader, the phone and iPad by facial recognition.


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This is why you should avoid Apple like a steaming dog turd on the footpath:

By way of analogy, just imagine if a car manufacturer designed an intelligent courtesy light switch that was digitally matched to the engine computer. If you choose to replace the switch yourself, even by taking an original spare from exactly the same model, the courtesy light then stops working properly. If you close the car door, the light goes on. It only turns off if you open the door at a 45 degree angle. To make it work properly, you need to reprogram ("calibrate") the engine computer to accept the replacement switch. Of course, the software required to do this is only available to the dealer network, not to third party repairers.

This is what Apple has done to the hinge in their latest mega-dollar laptop. Yes, that's right, the hinge that senses when the lid is up or down is now not merely a magnetic, Hall effect device, but an anti-repair piece of garbage that is designed to frustrate anyone who dares to engage their own repairer.

The other major anti-repair device is the screen. If you take two identical Macs and swap their displays, both displays now misbehave. Once again, they need to be "calibrated" to the motherboard. 

 



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What's happened now, the latest release of win 11 22H2 ISO, has routed some of the hacks to stop you from having your 12 months free MS Office.

My Lenovo laptop has onboard 8gb RAM and 128gb SSD, they can only be upgraded by removing them from the motherboard and installing soldering new replacements. This is not worth doing as the new components and labour, make it not economical as you could buy a new laptop for about the same cost., thinking about turning this laptop into a DOS/Win 3.1 or dual boot to play some of my older games, why because I can

My HP is getting a new 1TB SSD, this week, as the 128gb SSD is getting short on space.

In a couple of weeks I may have a few surplus HDD's to give away 2 x 500gb 1 x 750gb and maybe the 128g M.2 SATA III SSD, either PM me or watch the for sale section.



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Gundog wrote:

My HP is getting a new 1TB SSD, this week, as the 128gb SSD is getting short on space.

In a couple of weeks I may have a few surplus HDD's to give away 2 x 500gb 1 x 750gb and maybe the 128g M.2 SATA III SSD,...


Why not keep the HDDs as backup drives? BTW, keep your eye on the SSD reviews. Several models from 3 different high-end manufacturers are plagued with problems.



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dorian wrote:
Gundog wrote:

My HP is getting a new 1TB SSD, this week, as the 128gb SSD is getting short on space.

In a couple of weeks I may have a few surplus HDD's to give away 2 x 500gb 1 x 750gb and maybe the 128g M.2 SATA III SSD,...


Why not keep the HDDs as backup drives? BTW, keep your eye on the SSD reviews. Several models from 3 different high-end manufacturers are plagued with problems.


 I have a 4gb external hard drive and a few high capacity USB sticks that can do that job, but I share my data across Phone/Tablet, and both laptops if anyone device fails the data is available on another device.

Yes I am aware the issue with durability of some SSD's, it's like most non-volatile memory some are just crap eg. I have a 500gb Sandisk micro sd card that will not allow me to format it to NTFS, but is ok with exFAT or FAT32.

I did manage to format it to NTFS with a third party program but it was unreliable, now that card  is used in a my Camera as all photo's are taken in RAW format.



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Why not use the old drives for secondary or tertiary backup. They don't take up much room sitting in a cupboard.

 

P.S. Recently going through 20 year old CDs for a file. Pretty much every CD failed. Tried on 5 different CD drives, including a brand new one.

 

All the RAM discs were ok, but nevertheless I copied them to the hard drive & will make further copies once I delete most of the file not wanted.



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dorian wrote:

This is why you should avoid Apple like a steaming dog turd on the footpath:

By way of analogy, just imagine if a car manufacturer designed an intelligent courtesy light switch that was digitally matched to the engine computer. If you choose to replace the switch yourself, even by taking an original spare from exactly the same model, the courtesy light then stops working properly. If you close the car door, the light goes on. It only turns off if you open the door at a 45 degree angle. To make it work properly, you need to reprogram ("calibrate") the engine computer to accept the replacement switch. Of course, the software required to do this is only available to the dealer network, not to third party repairers.

This is what Apple has done to the hinge in their latest mega-dollar laptop. Yes, that's right, the hinge that senses when the lid is up or down is now not merely a magnetic, Hall effect device, but an anti-repair piece of garbage that is designed to frustrate anyone who dares to engage their own repairer.

The other major anti-repair device is the screen. If you take two identical Macs and swap their displays, both displays now misbehave. Once again, they need to be "calibrated" to the motherboard. 

 


 Your car door switch analogy is somewhat invalid because it is a direct currant device. The MacBook Pro had a clock rate of 3.49GHz. At that clock rate all the data and logic paths are transmission lines, not conductors.

That is why replacing parts require calibration.

As for the lid angle sensor, it senses the angle of the lid, not just closed or not closed.

Apple also does offer extended warranty.

And I do have an over 15 year old desktop still running though it has a replacement SSD memory.

And it does not run the latest OS.

And the cooperation between Apple devices is unmatched.

My only complaint is how fiddly it is to set up the localhost web server.

I don't know if Apple sell the calibration software and even if it does I doubt that any repairer would find the cost pf buying it justified.



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There are only two legitimate states for a laptop lid, either up or down. That's a digital quantity whose state can be transmitted by a "direct currant (sic)" device.

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Imagine using screen position to at say 45deg. closed it would turn off the screen whilst keeping all processes running and then gradually turning off the most power hungry processes as the screen progressively closes until finally turning everything off when fully closed.
Im not saying that that is something that Apple is going to implement, but Apple is an innovative company and incorporating hardware before the software is not unheard of.
And the problems with Windows as discussed here is something that Apple users do not encounter.

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Recently had the screen replaced on my 2020 M1 Macbook (Air), after suffering the stagelight screen effect recognised a warranty issue by Apple on MBP's (Flexgate) but not MBA's.

Complete new screen, no issues now. Cost to me was $0. (Even though before the repair I was quoted a price).

An oddity from new, not fixed by the new screen is that sometimes I need to open the lid a second time before the screen lights up.



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New update for Win11 is available.

What I like is the ability to remove Cortana, for those who like AI, Bing Chat and Copilot (preview), I dont use Bing and Edge, there are other changes which I have not checked out yet.

This update is a pelude to 23H2 whos release is due soon, there is talk that Win10 23H2 will be a total upgrade to Win 11 23H2.

Since the upgrade of the SSD to 1TB, I am waiting the arrival of a new USB CDRW/DVD drive so have some fun with a multi boot menu, Win11/Linux Debian and Android Os.



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Gundog wrote:

Since the upgrade of the SSD to 1TB, I am waiting the arrival of a new USB CDRW/DVD drive so have some fun with a multi boot menu, Win11/Linux Debian and Android Os.


 Check out Ventoy, if you haven't already.



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Windows 11 users I have just turned on auto update and windows 23H2 is available.

I stopped the update and have opted to download 23H2 ISO, so I can choose what installs, I'm not sure if 23H2 is available for win 10 users.



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Opps cant figure out how to delete double posts .. forgiveness?

 



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Why would you !! When I stopped working (Geophys) and we always used Legacy MS because all the Apps got written once and were stopped in time. Though I grudgingly admit I like DOS... An Airbourne Geophys data system used DOS and to move and curate data was a dream... I wont go on ..

Since then I havent used MS anything ... Not 8 ... 

Linux just gets it done ...



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The reason that Apple users love Apple products is that Apple hides the hardware behind a warm, comfortable GUI. If you mention hardware to an Apple user, they stare at you blankly, then throw up their hands and run away screaming. Linux would terrify these people.

For example, I'm watching an Apple user who is having a problem with his storage device. He has posted the same question to about ten forums and after 3 weeks he has still not solved his relatively simple problem. Apparently he is holding out for a point-and-click solution. A Windows user with essentially the same problem solved it within 2 days after I pointed him to the same solution.

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