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Do. Not. Want.

This is Lenovo trying to make me jump. Anyone have any experience with this abomination?

We have a laptop computer at work that’s, I think, five years old. It’s when Microsoft was desperately trying to make everyone use OneDrive. It’s on by default and so woven into the OS it can’t be removed. I’ve managed to disable it, but you’ll never get it off a computer built this season without wiping it.

My desktop machine at work is from the time when Microsoft was all hot about Teams. Every time I boot, I’m confronted with the ugly-ass Teams login. I haven’t bothered to see if I can remove it, just X it out and move on.

Look at the features list above. I do believe I see Microsoft making a move on Zoom and Steam. (To be fair, everyone’s trying to take the ball away from Zoom and Steam). Being Microsoft, theirs will be a shitty implementation that will fail, but it will be woven awkwardly into the fabric of the operating system.

Remember, nothing Microsoft does to Windows is about giving you features you want. It’s all a grab at someone else’s successful product.


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 7, 2021, 7:31 pm

Unless your computer has a Trusted Plaform Module (TPM), if you make the mistake of installing Windows 11, you will not get updates which means a computer connected to the Internet will be at risk of an exploitable issue with Microsoft software. Avoid as long as you possibly can!!!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 7, 2021, 8:22 pm

But we’re doing “serverless” world now, and “it’s all on the cloud”! Bwaaahahahahahaha. When I think back on how hard, as a business, we used to work to protect our data I can but laugh at the new paradigms.

Fur ihre sicherheit, naturlich.

Meaning if it was sorta your stuff on YOUR PC before, none of it is just YOURs any more.

and that’s the way the snoopers like it.
All tied in yet?
Get vaxxed, get tied in, or else, because big brother really is watching.

Comment from blake
Time: October 7, 2021, 9:23 pm

Time for Linux to make its move…

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: October 7, 2021, 9:36 pm

Mark Matis – thank you. I did not know that.

Re Windows 11, what I read in the promotional
material it was all about ‘connections.’ Video
phone calls, zooming, video conference.
I don’t do any of that and a ‘pc health check’
has already informed my that this desktop (CPU) is
not supported. So I have disabled windows update.
But Microsoft has a fix for anything that
‘corrupts’ update. So I am not sure how long
I can keep update disabled.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 7, 2021, 10:27 pm

Windows 7 was the last version that I ran. Went to Fedora Linux, it works for everything that I need. I am retired, so I don’t need Windows for any work-related software.

Comment from Weasel
Time: October 7, 2021, 11:02 pm

I still use XP a lot of the time. Being a communication guy we still use a lot of old stuff and can’t change that. Ki nda like windows 10 over 7 as it brought back the file manager. Otherwise I just don’t care!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 7, 2021, 11:20 pm

Linux (any UNIX based system really) – egad, a virus with a user interface running on my machine.

well, I suppose, if it means I can stop agreeing to participate in the annual drawing to be Bill Gates pool boy (see page 79, paragraph 3, 3rd sentence of the Windows user license agreement) it might be for the best.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 8, 2021, 12:14 am

I can’t count how many times I’ve uninstalled Teams on my work laptop. Next update, reinstalled. And always auto-launches on boot. Hate is too kind a word.

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 8, 2021, 4:29 am

I hope I get motivated to actually figure out how to move to Linux instead of just hoping it magically happens. I really liked xp, and 7 was pretty good but 10 is nagging and always wants me to centralize all my stuff when I insist on keeping as much separation between devices as I possibly can while using a couple Google apps. I hate it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2021, 5:14 pm

I’ve got a Linux machine in my work room. I don’t hate it, and it’s easier to implement than it used to be, but it has its issues. For one, all those little modules want *constant* updating.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2021, 6:03 pm

I’ve always been disdainful of the cloud, but I have to admit, lately I’ve got hooked on Google Drive. I keep a few documents I’m working on there (as I’m working on them, not as storage space) and they also have a handy task list. The beauty is, I can access it from any computer, of which I regularly use several.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 8, 2021, 11:59 pm

But Sweas, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE to do those Linux updates? Compared to the Windows ones???

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 10, 2021, 7:58 pm

Weasey, under the right circumstances, everyone else can access it too


Comment from BJM
Time: October 12, 2021, 3:45 am

I switched the Spousal Unit’s desktop to Mint and he hardly noticed. I’ve used Ubuntu for a while and recently loaded Pop on my gaming desktop.

The nice thing about the current Linux distros is that many run well on older computers.

BTW Costco has some sweet deals on ultrawide monitors this month. Maybe Santa will bring me a Samsung Odyssey G9.

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