What really aggravated a lot of people were the updates claiming they were important but they were only important if you had intentions to upgrade .
Sorry this one is a bit personal, won't do it again.
Thank you leopard. I will be 79 next January and quickly approaching my expiration date. I love this crazy machine, I was 65 when I bought my first one. I am very independent and was determined to learn it. You are right about seniors not growing up with them and they are not stupid. When I bought my first I realized it was the future and bought 5 new computers for family members that still had small children and one for a suicidal nephew, his mom said I saved his life. I really don't like what MS is doing to us.
It's never too late to learn Linux Generally I'm still a Windows guy but a few years ago I thought it would be a good idea to start learning Linux, just in case to have an alternative. And now I'm really grateful I did because if MS continues the google and Apple route, forcing spyware on it's users and leave them with no choice whether they want to download something or not the day will come when I'll inevitably have to switch to Linux because I don't like being forced to download updates, run spyware on my pc etc. Once Windows was all about choice, customization, openness and all that. Well, things change, that's how life works and it's good, would be very boring if everything stayed the same
Can I please have back an OS that just does what I tell it I want to do? No automatic cloud crap, no pushed software or ads. Download updates on my own terms. Those were the days!
I highly recommend the sci-fi show Continuum. It is almost prophecy.
Night Hawk & Others, even the most technical person could click on the wrong thing-I have. This one thing I like about google chrome browser, it keeps adobe flash player in a sandbox. I actually wish chromium, opera, firefox also had the sandbox. I think there is a way to enable sandbox on chromium but I am not sure if it really works. Chromium can (was able to) be installed on windows using Chocolaty package manager.
Once commerce got started on the web everybody wanted in and it was the CB Radio type boom all over again where the competition for better hardwares saw a fast pace in advancing technologies leaving some in the dark. You went from 720mb on a 5.25" floppy to 128gb and even now 1tb on a flash drive! Suddenly it was a case where the OS got too big for it's jeans and needed to trim some Fat like Vista knocking out Fat32 support big mistake.
The WinMin kernel was then brought in with 7 and 10 is looking condensing things further as far as how to reduce the overhead with processes using less memory. Of course by then with the lessen need to replace outdated hardwares since 7 wouldn't require more then Vista to run and onto 8 the slack in desktop sales overall as all the new hand held toys were introduced and flooding the market MS had to change the focus. "We are a monopoly and still haven't monoploized the mobile market? What is this?!" would be something some MS exec would have been uttering!
The leading problem however is not with which browser you have and what sand box you want to run things in but user interaction! If you never click on anything that looks interesting you never get stung! Browse, Look, and Do Not Touch! Now how many people do you know who won't? Not many! Here I end up "bug hunting" often enough when someone had an oops ut oh! type of day clicking on the wrong thing and getting a nice one tucked away in there some place. When contacting one support and getting screamed at for not using their special removal tool I had to let them know it was already too late since the bug was found, isolated,, and removed. I would keep the removal tool for some other event.
Couldn't agree more, I run circles around my kids when it comes to PCs (they run circles around me otherwise). Lord knows I have tried to teach them, but their passions aren't as great as mine, so they know basically how to turn them on use a few programs. Beyond that they are clueless to issues as updates, viruses, etc. Other than my talking about it, my kids aren't even aware of Windows 10, they are into the iPhone, iPad, Chromebooks, Fire tablets craze I guess.