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Windows 11 Pros & Cons
January 3, 2024
4:49 pm
Dean
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Thanks for that Tip about Open Shell, Dougjp (Post #20).

Though I'm guessing the Toughest part for the few stragglers left, still using the old Windows 7, would the the 'Cost' of upgrading.

Not only would they have to buy the Windows 11 software, but because their old computer couldn't handle it, they'd have to buy a New computer . . .
Cha-Ching ❗❗

    Dean

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January 4, 2024
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Unsolicited but mercifully brief comment: I've been happily using Ubuntu Linux since 2007. Never a hack or virus.

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January 4, 2024
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I totally get your hesitation about transitioning to Windows 11. The good news is that Microsoft has ironed out most of the bugs by now.

January 4, 2024
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Freezinno said

I totally get your hesitation about transitioning to Windows 11. The good news is that Microsoft has ironed out most of the bugs by now.  

Yup ... Windows 11 has been around for over two years now. That's more than enough time to 'Get It Right'. I'll be upgrading to it soonly.

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January 8, 2024
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HermanH said
Only Steam has arbitrarily decided that their software will no longer run on Win7, for me.  

TurboTax 2023 requires Windows 10 or later.

January 9, 2024
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- some android Apps run in Windows 11, that is useful.
- ExplorerPatcher app gives back the Win 10 Taskbar.
- windows explorer is better, notepad is better.

On balance Win 11 upgrade is worth it.

January 9, 2024
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Linux users giggling whilst reading this thread. In Winblows defence, I would rather use windows than maccrap.
Someone mentioned saving money using mac. Not a chance with their high priced hardware and early, planned obsolescence. Anyone remember apple slowing down phones on purpose?
I had a mac laptop that I almost mortgaged my home to buy only to have Apple refuse to update it after a few years.
Sorry Dean for off topic chatter.

January 10, 2024
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I'll mention, in case anyone is awaiting news on the iPhone slowdown lawsuit, that they've just announced a settlement from Apple averaging about $95 per user.

Time to make sure those submissions are proceeding for you, if you had one of those throttled phones.

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January 11, 2024
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Freezinno said
I totally get your hesitation about transitioning to Windows 11. The good news is that Microsoft has ironed out most of the bugs by now.  

I made the switch a while back, and here's my take:
Transitioning wasn't too bad; it just took some getting used to. Some pros: sleek design, improved performance. Cons: some older software might not work smoothly.
As for going back to Windows 10, I haven't looked back. The new features in 11 won me over.
Now, about Windows keys, I found this legit place for them: https://digitalchillmart.com/product/windows-11-pro-32-64-bit/

January 11, 2024
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Freezinno said

I made the switch a while back, and here's my take:
Transitioning wasn't too bad; it just took some getting used to. Some pros: sleek design, improved performance. Cons: some older software might not work smoothly.
As for going back to Windows 10, I haven't looked back. The new features in 11 won me over.
Now, about Windows keys, I found this legit place for them: https://digitalchillmart.com/product/windows-11-pro-32-64-bit/  

Any 3rd party that sells a key for $29 is NOT "legit". Of course it depends on your definition of "legit".
The key may work for you and now and later, without issue. That does not mean its legit.

January 11, 2024
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RetirEd said
I'll mention, in case anyone is awaiting news on the iPhone slowdown lawsuit, that they've just announced a settlement from Apple averaging about $95 per user.

Time to make sure those submissions are proceeding for you, if you had one of those throttled phones.  

Thanks for the reminder !!

January 13, 2024
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Peter said

I was forced to transition to Windows 11 when my previous computer died. This is the first new version of Windows that I can remember where I don't miss any aspects of the previous version, and I like the differences.  

Similar story here, when I went to Windows 10.

At the time I had a fairly old computer, running on Good Ol' Windows 7 (which Microsoft was about to throw to the wolves). My old computer didn't have the specs to operate Windows 10, and my Techy friends warned me about the risks & perils of using an unsupported OS, so I finally gave in and bought a new computer.

Fortunately, the computer I bought can also handle Windows 11, so I'll be making the transition to 11 soonly.

    Dean

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Thanks Folks for all the Windows 11
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They were all very helpful. sf-smile

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