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Yet Another Windows 10 Defect

Drive “A” with floppy disk

Microsoft seems to have a team of software engineers who have forgotten the legacy systems of the past. I have a powerful quad-core desk computer that has been performing well for many years. It has progressed through several Windows OS upgrades.

Windows 10 has been the worst of all editions. Always something not working correctly or having to be turned off as an undesired “feature”. Every new update changes my preference for Adobe Reader back to the “default” Windows Edge. This is driving me nuts!

This time it is the 2.5 inch floppy “A” drive. The OS keeps trying to access the empty drive […] Continue reading » Yet Another Windows 10 Defect

Windows 10 Goof

Windows 10 did a huge update on this computer two days ago. But not one of those patch and go corrections that usually happen. Not this time. My computer was out of service for more than an hour with several self-induced shutdowns and restarts. I was expecting a major update as there has been news of one coming.

Microsoft dumped this one on me unannounced. A really good OS provider would garner a little more respect from this user with a notice that the update was major and would require several hours’ downtime. It’s simply good manners.

Fortunately, there is a Linux box setting right next to […] Continue reading » Windows 10 Goof

A New View

Radeon 5450 in Sandbox

Sandbox (my Linux computer) has been infused with a new PCI-E video card. It takes over the video chores that were being performed by the on-the-motherboard video. It is a VisionTek PCIE 1GB VT which of actually consists of a Radeon 5450 chipset. It’s an AMD product as is the main dual core CPU in Sandbox.

The 1 GB memory on the video card card is now used rather than system memory of the on-board system.

This is not a super high performance video card nor did I intend to install one. This card is low cost and low […] Continue reading » A New View

My Sandbox

Sandbox

Dang! I am back on my Linux OS band wagon. I float between the Win and the Linux OS’s as the mood strikes me. Well, actually when I need a program that can only run with one or the other. I have a large investment in Win OS software, so that system can never be replaced without considerable loss of function.

However, I have often given that single OS option some thought. There is a lot of Linux freeware that can do most of the same functionality of the purchased Win products. It is the low volume very specific Win OS applications that no Linux […] Continue reading » My Sandbox

Back to Linux (Again)

It was all I could stand, I could stand no more. I just returned my ASUS EeePC net-book back to the Linux operating system. Actually I have installed XUBUNTU which is a special flavor of the standard UBUNTU distro.

If you look back in this blog it can be determined I allowed this little net-book (I am using it now) to upgrade itself to WINDOWS 10 home edition. Sadly, Win 10 is not a good choice for the wimpy 1.7 MHz Atom processor in the net-book.

Win 10 was completely thrashing the hard drive and the processor cooling fan. The fan was constantly running on its highest speeds. Performance was […] Continue reading » Back to Linux (Again)