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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2016, 01:06:32 pm »
Speaking of video drivers, I just got a notification that the display driver was updated, and I needed to do a restart to restore full functionality.

When, I clicked the Menu button (for the first time)... WoW !  It looks very similar to Whisker Menu.

Who copied whom here ?   ;D

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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2016, 02:42:45 pm »
Now you have it installed, use something like "Belarc Advisor" to extract the product key .. as long as you have that you can always do a clean reinstall for free.
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2016, 03:39:28 pm »
Now you have it installed, use something like "Belarc Advisor" to extract the product key ...

Good ol' Belarc ... I remember that app.   Great idea !

Man, this is like riding aboard the Wayback Machine.   ;D

Dell has some nice apps, too.  Supply your service tag number, and it automagically updates all the drivers for YOUR machine.  It also displays the original config, when it left the factory.

BTW, winders 10 does virtual desktops.  Interesting !

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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2016, 04:32:51 pm »
BTW, winders 10 does virtual desktops.  Interesting !

Yeah, really badly if memory serves (?)
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2016, 11:06:51 pm »
I think you know what needs to be done.



And, of course, sanitize that hard drive.  You don't know what's gotten on there by now.

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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2016, 12:14:05 am »
LoL !  I never did like winders 7, and to make things worse, that's what they use in my workplace.

I only played with winders 10 long enough to get it configured, but it makes winders 7 look like the rusty toy that it is.

I'll probably leave winders 10 on the drive because I get this package, as part of my employment:

LINK:   https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-enterprise-e3-business-software

That'll save me from having to install an office suite, collaboration software, Skype, and all the rest of it in Peppermint ...  ;)
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2016, 04:39:52 am »
Windows 10 - because it feels good to donate your keystrokes to support a failing OS.
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2016, 05:16:29 am »
Windows 10 - because it feels good to donate your keystrokes to a sick business.
+1 Support a fading/failing business!  :D
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2016, 05:34:18 am »
Yeah that scans better .. edited :)
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2016, 07:13:06 am »

If I owned a business - I would love it to be this "failing"...  source Forbes

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    $407 Billion
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Sales
    $86.6 B
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2016, 09:59:51 am »
Okay, edited to "OS" from "business" .. sure they're still doing well financially as a (morally bankrupt) business, I guess if you twist sh*t around so you make money off Android for doing absolutely sod all, and quite probably sell peoples data you're always going to be rich, so yeah "failing business" (in a financial sense) may have been inaccurate by Joe Averages standard.

Though by comparison to past financial performance, it *is* failing.....
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2016, 10:25:51 am »
The fact that OEMs are still paying for hundreds, even thousands of Win10 licenses a piece is likely the only thing keeping the OS from being a total failure.  It also doesn't hurt their business any.  If not for Bill Gates getting nearly every OEM in the world to dance to his tune, the whole thing would be a smoking ruin by now.  Of course, M$ also makes game consoles, peripherals and software (including games) that people actually like.  (not gonna lie, I love the Halo games) So, it's more than just Windblows keeping that company afloat.
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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2016, 04:17:20 pm »
The fact that OEMs are still paying for hundreds, even thousands of Win10 licenses a piece is likely the only thing keeping the OS from being a total failure.

Exactly !

Take the Office Enterprise packages that I mentioned above.  It's requires a yearly subscription (paid for by my employer, as long as I work for them).  It basically allows me to install any and all MS Office Business software, on up to 5 different devices -- plus, I can use the online versions in Peppermint OS via a web browser.

The last I heard, we have 30K users.  I would imagine most employees are installing it at work, at their homes, on their mobile devices et cetera.

So, let's see ... that's 30K users x $20/mo x 12 months or USD $7,200,000.00 a year.

Let's round it down to 7 million dollars a year for the Office Enterprise subscriptions alone -- forget the licenses -- and that's just for one firm.





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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2017, 10:17:31 am »
I think you know what needs to be done.



And, of course, sanitize that hard drive.  You don't know what's gotten on there by now.


Ran across this article, last night (January 17, 2017 -- 10:34 GMT (02:34 PST) ...


"Microsoft: Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches can't keep it secure"


Pretty bad when Microsoft management is attacking their own products !

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Windows 7 "does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments", said Markus Nitschke, head of Windows at Microsoft Germany.

"As early as in Windows XP, we saw that companies should take early steps to avoid future risks or costs," he added.


Winders 7 has apparently become the 'new' XP ...

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Re: OMG ! I Feel So Dirty !!!
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2017, 10:27:00 am »
That said ...  I did it again !   :(

Just got done installing '10' and Office Enterprise on my new, virgin Peppermint 7 Respin lappy.




Unfortunately, I need Microsoft malware, in order to deal with MS sheeple, in the business world. 

Gawd, I feel soooo dirty !