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  1. Posts : 30,279
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2
       #2180

    If this was posted earlier my apologizes for duplicating. Since we are talking development and testing.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...veloping-them/
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  2. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2181

    Hi there
    pretty well everybody I know uses 7-zip for de-compressing zip / rar etc compressed files -- not a problem.

    If you have a NAS / Linux server then even easier and safer -- connect to the Windows directory from the NAS and then use something like Ark / Unrar to decompress files -- you won't get any data loss with that system.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 1,750
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #2182

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    pretty well everybody I know uses 7-zip for de-compressing zip / rar etc compressed files -- not a problem.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I use WinRar for years. Never bothered me OR that nagscreen...
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  4. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2183

    Hi there

    also OK -- my point was to say - who ever uses file explorer for de-compressing files when there's so many better alternatives around !!!!.

    In some ways although it probably would be harder for some people - would be for Windows to install just as a basic minimal OS and then the user could add what utilities they like or a default one that operates like now for people uncomfortable with selecting components to install.

    There could say at install time be a "Customized" install where people could select components, or a minimal install which just installs the basic GUI and then you add what you need.

    However the almighty $$$ rears its ugly head again -- Ms might lose a lot of money on the bloatware it delivers with standard install.

    I've commented on this before but why on earth should a PRO (I assume that means professional) version come with things like Candy crush soda saga or similar installed by default -- hardly professional looking on some client's site !!!!.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 1,750
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #2184

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    also OK -- my point was to say - who ever uses file explorer for de-compressing files when there's so many better alternatives around !!!!.

    In some ways although it probably would be harder for some people - would be for Windows to install just as a basic minimal OS and then the user could add what utilities they like or a default one that operates like now for people uncomfortable with selecting components to install.

    There could say at install time be a "Customized" install where people could select components, or a minimal install which just installs the basic GUI and then you add what you need.

    However the almighty $$$ rears its ugly head again -- Ms might lose a lot of money on the bloatware it delivers with standard install.

    I've commented on this before but why on earth should a PRO (I assume that means professional) version come with things like Candy crush soda saga or similar installed by default -- hardly professional looking on some client's site !!!!.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Then you didn't heard the big news? Next year you can UNINSTALL all that trash, +1 for Windows. Begone, you evil BLOATWARE!
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  6. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #2185

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there...There could say at install time be a "Customized" install where people could select components, or a minimal install which just installs the basic GUI and then you add what you need...cheers

    jimbo
    Couldn't agree with you more. I've never had any use for so much of what comes with Windows that never gets used. And yes, I have a special dislike for things like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Facebook, Twitter and a host of other "stuff". Thanks to some help here, I've got rid of nearly all my trash apps.

    But this is just me being me.
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  7. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2186

    RingTailCoon said:
    Then you didn't heard the big news? Next year you can UNINSTALL all that trash, +1 for Windows. Begone, you evil BLOATWARE!
    Hi there
    @RingTailCoon
    Goede Dag !!!!

    My point is that the user shouldn't have to UNINSTALL all that B/S -- it shouldn't be there in the first place -- certainly not on a Professional version (Enterprise is a bit easier as businesses can sysprep installations and kill all that junk).

    Tot Ziens -- love visiting Amsterdam (not just for "Waccy baccy !!!).

    cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #2187

    Caledon Ken said:
    If this was posted earlier my apologizes for duplicating. Since we are talking development and testing.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...veloping-them/
    I think that says it all Ken.
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    Posts : 602
    Win 10 Pro
       #2188

    Caledon Ken said:
    If this was posted earlier my apologizes for duplicating. Since we are talking development and testing.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...veloping-them/
    Excellent article, especially:

    "But saying Microsoft should only produce one update a year instead of two, or criticising the very idea of Windows as a Service, is missing the point. The problem here isn't the release frequency. It's Microsoft's development process."

    And

    "Microsoft hasn't exactly revealed the development process being used with Windows 10, but the observable characteristics of the process (the way new features are shipped to insiders, the kinds of bugs that insiders have to put up with) combined with information gleaned from sources within the company betray a process that's flawed"

    And the whole section entitled "Test the software before you ship it, not after" is what many of us on here are saying and which an organisation the size of MS SHOULDN'T NEED TO BE TOLD!

    I was amused at the reference to people who in Win 7 and earlier, always waited for a while after a Service Pack was released. Me...me...me! All seemed a lot simpler then........

    Oh and, I vote for 7-Zip as well
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  10. Posts : 1,481
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #2189

    I have always used Windows Built in File Zip Extractor, but i'm not one that wouldn't trip 7 Zip if had to, starting to attempt to stick with Defender more than i used to, All Previous builds i always reinstalled Avast Free, but so far i haven't as yet on this new 1809 install, (hopefully i can stick to that and system will run fine for long while with this new software setup)
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