Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2016 22:53 UTC
Windows

The final build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is build 14393. The update, which provides a range of new features and improvements, represents Microsoft's last big push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10.

The update is available right now to those who have opted in to the Windows Insider program, and it will be pushed out to Windows 10 users on the current branch on August 2. The free upgrade offer from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10, however, ends on July 29, leaving Microsoft hoping that the promise of the new update will be enough to get people to make the switch.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt many Windows 7/8 users here who haven't upgraded yet will be wooed by this new update.

If you're still running Windows XP, you're irresponsible and you should update to 7/8/10 or Linux immediately.

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Such hysteria!
by Bobthearch on Tue 26th Jul 2016 16:40 UTC
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

If you're still running Windows XP, you're irresponsible and you should update to 7/8/10 or Linux immediately.


Seriously? Lol. Such hysteria.

Yeah, good luck with your OS upgrades that are nothing more than Windows 10 upgrade spam. Has your unwanted 4GB download finished yet? Enjoying the popups and upgrade-or-die warnings? Not much better than advertising virus popups for fake viagra.

I am getting so sick of cleaning advertising viruses, anti-virus scams, and trojans from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 machines. Guess what, Windows 10 gets all of the same stuff too.

Meanwhile this XP computer chugs along just fine for internet use. It remains compatible with the latest version of Firefox (with AdBlock and Ghostery of course), and with a firewall and anti-virus software it's more safe than a stock Windows 7 or 8 machine. And with a dual-core processor, sufficient RAM, and a dedicated graphic card it has no performance issues for everyday internet or office-type work.

P.S. I'll stop using Office 2000 when they pry it from my cold dead hands. ;)

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RE: Such hysteria!
by timl on Tue 26th Jul 2016 20:44 in reply to "Such hysteria!"
timl Member since:
2005-12-06

Yeah, good luck with your OS upgrades that are nothing more than Windows 10 upgrade spam. Has your unwanted 4GB download finished yet? Enjoying the popups and upgrade-or-die warnings? Not much better than advertising virus popups for fake viagra.

Haven't seen any of those since I set 2 or 3 registry keys.

Such hysteria ;P

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RE[2]: Such hysteria!
by Bobthearch on Tue 26th Jul 2016 22:16 in reply to "RE: Such hysteria!"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Do you seriously expect most users to manually edit their registry? And why should they have to? Just to keep their computers free of Microsoft's advertising?

Of they several laptops and computers I've inspected recently, the Windows 10 popup spam was active on nearly all of them. And yes, some of them did have the 4GB $Windows folder.

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