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windows 10 QQQ
« on: November 08, 2016, 08:23:22 PM »
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I find that my data usage increased dramatically  , and it is windows 10 that is the main consumer  . The windows 10 Anniversary rollout has become a disaster resulting in loops of download attempts.  . the downloads normally trickle as a background download , and notifies the user the user only once these updates are ready to install. . but nowadays these updates consume 100% of your bandwidth .resulting in a very slow internet access .  windows no longer offer the option to turn off an update download , which has become larger , up to 7 Gb . but one may be unaware of a download in the background , and once you switch the PC off , it might result in update failing . and having to download it again. Corrupt updates can also cause the operating system to crash , and windows has to be repaired or re loaded
It makes me wonder if I should switch back to windows 7 . Or make use of Linux. Mike Stenson .  please give us your opinion and some advice re Linux . thanks HK  numberone

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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 04:44:15 AM »
You can test Linux buy installing it on a usb drive or cd. no need to install.
There are many different desktop environments so you might like to test a few.

If you absolutely  must have Microsoft Office Linux might not be for you.
There are other office packages that work well.

Most Linux distributions come with most things you might need.
Very few drivers need to be loaded things normally just work out of the box,
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 05:16:43 AM »
Another great way to test linux or any os is to install virtual box on you windows 10 pc.
Then you can run linux inside windows 10 for testing.

To see if your Pc is busy doing something on the network install a network monitor or maybe window 10 has one......?
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 10:12:41 AM »
thank you Mike. I will visit a PC/ Software shop next time i am in a big city - or is Linux available as a download ?
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 05:13:44 PM »
Most Linux distributions are free and available for download.
Most have forums and there is lots of info on-line.

Check this site for a few of the popular ones. http://distrowatch.com/

The under lying linux operating system for all linux's is the same but the desktop you see on your screen can be very different for each.
Android is also a linux operating system.

If you need help just leave a message.

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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 01:56:50 PM »
I more or less had my fill . third time now that I had to repair W10, losing info on MS office  . reason for failure being . our Escom just hands-up without warning . and after a download crash - IO all of a sudden get the situation where - mail does not work. Just tell you " unable to access data file " . I took alokk at Linux mint . One q to you Mike. how will this effect my e mail facility . I don't have to have Microsoft office. as long as I can pay my bills via EFT , get post etc. I will be satisfied

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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 02:03:46 PM »
Hi Hennie, have you tried OpenOffice, it's free and does the same job as MS Office...
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 12:03:51 PM »
Hi Hennie

The linux os's come with everything you would need on a pc.
Most have the Thunder Bird mail client, you get it for windows to..... so you could try it on windows first.
There is a office package to. Libre Office used to be open office that is now sort of dead. There is a windows version.
All software is available free on-line.

Did you get mint linux running. ? What version.

You don't have to get rid of windows you could have both.

Your web brower would be FireFox or Chrome.

https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Downloading Cinnamon 64bit would be a good start. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSdchGgZrMM
« Last Edit: November 27, 2016, 05:27:02 AM by Mike Stenson »
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 10:37:37 AM »
as a Linux  beginner ,  I first , to get aquinted , I offloaded Zorin - OS-12 core. 64 bit , as the operating system , on a old PC . 2 g ram .  and the zip opener 7z1604. . web browser = Chrome
feel free to advise something else. as a novice with linux , I will be grateful for  any advice. thanks
will let you know how goes. Must just do a few other things during December .
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Re: windows 10 QQQ
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 04:36:38 PM »
Zorin 12 should be good I'll have a look at it.
Looked at a earlier version sometime ago.

Try get you printer to work. Linux can't use window drivers.

Remember there is no such thing like C drive in linux.
All your data, pic and documents and settings will be in in the home directory.

Don't worry about anti-virus there are very few linux viruses.
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