Computer Operating System tips
Windows 8.1 Boot to the Desktop
Go to the Desktop and right click on the
taskbar (or tap and hold). In the popup
menu, click or tap Properties.
Then click on the Navigation tab
and check mark - Go to the
desktop instead of Start when I sign in. (wording
might be slightly different depending on
version of windows 8 you have see below)
and the next
time you log in it will go to the desktop.
users - ok to upgrade
Ok if you have Windows 8 I would recommend
upgrading now as I see many improvements to
the upgrade over Windows 8. Please be
careful and people using HP products wait a
few more months as Windows 10 is having
issues with HP laptops.
IMPROVEMENTS OVER WINDOWS 8
1. Return of
the start menu
2. Personalization and
4. Huge improvement in Browser
There are many bug fixes as well,
Windows 10 is a more classic Operating
Windows 10 update
- Ok the update went well, however, it did
not fix the issues on this machine I am
testing. Also, I mentioned malware thru the
new browsers-edge, Still the same not
caching simple malware. One more thing since
the upgrade is gradually being released and
the deadline is in July. I would recommend
not to upgrade until End of May beginning of
June. Be sure to check the main page for all
released a major update Tuesday 10th, to fix
the many flaws...At least one of the dozen
patches Microsoft issued this week is
already being exploited by hackers. This one
is a critical fix for a Microsoft graphics
program. Another patch, Microsoft's 100th
patch for the year so far, fixes known
vulnerabilities in Windows Media Player.
In the meantime, other patches were issued
for Microsoft's old but still widely used
Web browser, Internet Explorer. Another
patch is a fix for IE's replacement browser,
I will be INSTALLING THE
UPDATE TODAY and posting here the
results.... please keep checking this.
Windows 10 Subscription
10 is it subscription or not!
Well after many forums and blogs that I have
read, NO it is not subscription based for
any machine except volume discounts for
corporations. So what is the catch well here
is how I see it. Windows 10 will force
updates (no option on this), which means
eventually your #computers-hardware will not
be able to handle the Windows 10. This is a
lot of power for Microsoft, will my computer
be obsolete in 3-4 years instead of 5-7
years, because it can not handle the updates
from Windows 10, or how about you tablet 1-2
years instead of 3-4 years. Well you can
always use #Linux, or get an Apple....
First time testing
1. Installation - took 4 hours to upgrade
2. Start menu - tad bit confusing
3. Testing Edge Browser (replaces
- WOW - super fast, very surprised on this
4. Cortana - WHAT is that.....
Cortana is the equivalent of Siri but on
Suppose to be cross devise friendly but I
haven't tried it yet. VERDICT - not bad, a
little confusing setting up.
Major flaw - Visual time error when
unplugging electric from laptop. No
simple fix as of yet - HEY just don't unplug
your laptop ha ha. It is only happening with
AMD chips. There is a lengthy fix, but
I am waiting for now for a quick fix.
Not causing any other problems on the
6. Another flaw - may
not be a flaw to you. The start
button apps - you can not remove some of the
apps like the Xbox app.
Kind of like Apple you can not remove
some of the apps off you your phone or ipad.
I really don't like not being in total
control of my programs.
TIP: Windows 10 can test you computer for
illegal software and free it or remove it...
7. Tested the
browser edge for malware. Sorry Edge
did not compete very well with Chrome on
this. When I went to a site that pop
ups up that great call now your computer has
been infected. Edge failed and Chrome
blocked it. I will be adding if
possible a ad blocker to the browser and
updates was just as bad as installing the
upgrades. And the power issue still exists,
which seems to be limited to HP
between Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu
difference is price - Windows 10 -
$199.00 and Linux Ubuntu - FREE
Ok the best
part of Linux is virtually no malware or
virus, where as Windows (we all now this
compatible with more software out there,
Linux is not.
with Linux on them last about 3-5 years
longer than any Windows based machine.
normally preinstalled, Linux you have to
download create a dvd then install.
DVD's are hard
to run on Linux as they need scripts added.
But who uses DVDs that much.
Which one do I need -
If you are
running a business switching from Windows to
Linux could be time consuming. And all
your software will not work on Linux but in
the end it might be cost effective.
If you just
surf the web check email watch movies, type
a few documents then Linux
is for you.
If you run all
your software online I would recommend Linux
(check with the software vendors)
If you have an
old machine - anything over 5 Years - hands
down Linux, it will keep that machine
running longer and much faster.
Want help with choosing and installing.
So if you are thinking of switching don't
hesitate to give us a call. Installing
Linux Versus Windows will be $50.00 to $100.00