Windows 10 - Utter rubbish

Fred :
cheewei92 :

Can you post the spec of your machine?

Cheap but enough to do the job fine except it has 32 gig of internal.
That low memory could also be a problem as I'm told windows is getting even more bloated and the latest updates could naff up the computer.

I don't care about virus protection as it never sees the internet and all files put onto the thing are scanned before they get moved.

As I said, the operating system isn't the issue as everything works without problems, but the damned updates are a lot more than just a pain in the bum.

1. you should never turn off the automatic updates, because windows updates does not only fix bugs, it also fixes vulnerability of your system, i understand your laptop does not connect to internet and scan everything before they get moved, but it does not mean your computer is safe, i will explain it in another part 3

2. if you have some important event/meeting coming up, you can temporary disable the automatic update, but make sure to put it back on, windows update is your last line of defense

3. You need an antivirus, this is why
The main purpose of virus/malware is to help the hacker makes money, it can be done by stealing your credit card information, using your machine power to mine cryptocurrency, use your webcam to take your nude photo and blackmail you etc etc. All these features requires a lot of processing power.

By just scanning an infected file might not detect the malware because most malware are encrypted using RunPe, that means the malicious code is encrypted and will only run under certain environment. Thats why you need an antivirus, because it will monitor the program you opened, and if the program runs a malicious code it will know

Without an antivirus, your machine might be infected and running a bunch of unknown malwares(silent miner, rat, keylogger, adware etc) in the background, it may not send out the your information to the hacker, but its consuming your processing power every second.

Get a decent antivirus, do a full system scan, 5 bucks says it will light up like the 4th of july.

4. lastly, if your computer is slow, Windows 10 should be the last thing you blame. You can try to review your machine spec with an expert, your habit of using laptop, clean up your computer once in a while(cleanup + defragmentation + optimize) , check the running program/process(also the hidden one), check your startup app etc.

Treat your machine like you treat your car.

Andy Passenger :

I just read the first few posts.

But I can say that I am very happy with Windows 10.

I have been using MS Windows since the first version after MS DOS.  With the exception of Windows NT and Windows 8, the operating system has become better and better.

I have been using Windows 10 for years with an MS Surface Pro 3 tablet with only a i3 processor and only 4GB RAM.  The boot process and all applications run fast enough.
Except for my Electro-CAD program I have to wait a little bit for the graphics rebuild.

However, I have to admit that I also maintain Windows 10 a little (Wise Disk/Registry Cleaner).  But the effort is minimal.

Windows normally downloads the updates automatically in the background and when restarted the updates are installed first.
Only the rare very large updates take longer to install.  However, the last big updates were installed in only about 15 minutes on my tablet.
However one must also see that nowadays much less data garbage is left with updates and to clean all the data garbage simply needs more time.

I also have to remind the Apple and Linux followers about viruses and stability that MS Windows is simply more common and needs to support much more hardware and applications.
You shouldn't be surprised that there are sometimes problems and many updates.

Considering all this, Windows 10 is simply an excellent operating system.

This reads pretty fair and realictic. However, most microsoft issues are caused by protection of commercial interests.
Yes, it's tempting, whilst it is working. But something not working, the waiting for a patch is ages and this only for "known" issues. Due to the cclosed source and decompiling even illegal, there no way of a legal secondary opinion and due to monopoly, less chances of fixing.
I am linux user (since just pre-windows7(, also did di the wholde MS ways with DOS  and I agree, that until windows XP, windows had more advantages compared to linux.
Since windows 7, the coins turned sharply, possible caused by the relative monopoly of windows, increased software treats, again a rapid increase in financia; protection by microsft, whilst exposing users to even more treats , Since after Windows , this even went into extremes thhat bad, that open source (mosty linux apps) get even implemented, just to kep the name alive.
For most "normal tasks, any linux will serve you better. Most software is at least sufficient enough. What is missing and will remain missing, is the deep integration into the OS itself.  The actually BIGGEST mistake, microsoft has forced users into as well, as the "marjketing thing", all users can be admin. And trust me, an admin should be clearly different to a user
It is simply not good, porting each application, most never should have a right to request or accept communications via any port just like this.
Also, I personally dislike a lot, the huge system resources required to run it, all shit, if needed or not, is installed AND ported - opening up endless doors and "windows" to enable really every idiot to break into your machine and only yoy get locked out.

Since about 2007, Linux has improved that much, that everyone  cam install and use a  Linux distri.
Admin and users are strictly seperated as well as apps and system.
Other clear advantages:
- You install usually that and only that, what you need, almost nothing is installed or  configured without you commands
- almost no app is ported, you have to install and/or configure it yourself
- you decide, where and what and where it is installed and who can access /use it
- updates are coming, once they are 'ready', which could be several times during a day
- due to flexibility and security mechanism, as well less main stream, less viri/malware
- a lot of windows apps can run under linux
- There ain't many apps, where one can't see/check/change the source code
- huge communities supporting each other- different to "wait for the patch"
- in most cases, linux appas can handle microsoft stuff, but less, the other way around
- again security, Linux has a lot of more ways of authentication, especially to remote machines
- Linux can read/write windows, but windows can't even see any linux
- most distros/software ain't on;y open source, but they are commonly free and mostly equal good, as the windows versions
- Almost nobody wants to collect your personal data. if you stick to the official repositories, as this software is usually strongly vetted (yes, it's not always 100%)
* above resulting in much higher security as well as much stronger security
Disadvantages:
- one quite often needs to lookup/ask for information, how to install., configure ....
- limited driver availability - usually only for very new hardware
- less gizzmos
- apps can be suddenly missing/misbehaving after uodates,, so t might requiring a testing before or fixing them self
- you need to make your "admin" /root, before you can be an admin. This again, is not that difficult. Those, who not make their homework are soon excluded from advanced using
- GUIs are less flashy

To be totally honest, I only use oe windows software, for very specific work, as at that level NO linux equivalent does exist. Anything else is worked and run on Linux amd ,y most modern machine is a PIII with 8 gb of memory.I can ensure you, that linux is powerful enough, to fake any windows 12 and above server, so, that microsoft that actually validates as a valid licensed server with 64gb of memory and more.

Those, who can control their childish mut-be-admin and childish behavioyr like gaming on a tool, are sure better with a linux

@l3ully

Linux and website programming is at the top of my retirement to-do list.  :)
But so far I haven't had enough time although I don't work anymore for 1.5 years now.

@Fred
I haven't read all the posts and I don't know your computer hardware.
But if you still have a normal hard disk, I recommend switching to a new fast SSD hard disk (if you have at least a SATA III PCIe host controller). This would speed up Windows updates enormously (more than a larger RAM memory).

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