I agree with buying a rig that outstrips your current needs. Gives one room to grow while not falling short when tasked with large files.
Originally Posted by victor6er
[QUOTE=rjssigns;1316176]One thing Win 10 does is use your computer and internet connection like a bit torrent to supply others with updates. Odd how no one mentioned that. You are paying for internet that Win 10 is using free of charge. This scheme also slows your internet connection.
see post #12
Ive mentioned before I think windows updates are BS AND NOT NECESSARY. But now you tell l me they "force " you to get updates? I know its BS now. Security flaws my a$$. I believe they want into your machine more than you think. and no Im not paranoid but why in the hell would they NOT allow you to turn this off? Think about it.
I know we have had this discussion before, and I posted 3rd party reports of known security flaws within all releases of Windows. 1 bug didn't get fixed until 7 (but after Win 8 was released as well) and it has been a bug since the Win 95 days. Just wasn't exploited out in the wild.
Originally Posted by visual800
The 9x series was filled with security flaws and it was that family of Win OSs that got Windows it's horrid reputation. You telling me you don't remember when a virus could be executed from an attachment without having "touched" it? As much as I like (and still run) Win 98, it had it's flaws and that was still back in the day when the consumer use of the internet was not like it is now.
There is no perfect code and if you have the computer online, no matter what the OS is, you run a security risk. Now, some of the exploits require such a random, and unlikely, sequence of events to happen that it's irrelevant, but not for everything.
MS, in my humble opinion, made it worse when they did some things out of "convenience" for the user regardless of security.
In part, I would say it's to monetize their system now. Especially for those that use the Home version, which I would say would be the majority. But you can't argue with the current currency out there and that's information.
Originally Posted by visual800
However, if you do not believe that there are security flaws and bugs to the system and that you are in no danger (other then user error danger), do you go online without anti-virus/malware protection?
Shoot, even with protection along those lines, they can still use your computer, infect your router (which most don't change even the most default settings) and that infects your whole network even if your computers are protected.
They are able to do that with flaws that are in the Win system calls. Which also goes to explain why Flash is the biggest vector of virus transmittance, because of how it handles those system calls. And it's still a problem, although updates are in the process of fixing that, which would allow developers to write code that says this program will never those calls and if it uses one that it says that isn't going to, the system needs to shut it down. Flash seems to be the most troublesome one to get to handle the switch.
There is a fine balance. I do believe that things need to be kept up to date. Things change over time and systems need to be kept up to date to support that change, especially if online.
However, updates should only be about patching, which they don't seem to be with MS and that's where "you" start to questions the validity of updates.
I, however, firmly believe that any and all production/work sensitive/"whatever you want to call it" computers should not be connected online period. And thus, you can continue doing work without worry about anything external affecting those computers.
This is probably my biggest complaint when production software going subscription and/or web-based. As that opens up the work network to security concerns.
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You can turn that off in Settings / Advanced Options / Choose how updates are delivered / select "Turn off" and select PC's on my local network.
Originally Posted by rjssigns
Nice balls Joe, err I mean, oranges.
Originally Posted by OldPaint
Obviously the best solution for a business is to use at minimum Pro or better yet Enterprise. The option to defer updates is an important one and something that I've always done with the dozen computer I have on the network here even all the way back to XP. Deferring basically lets the rest of the world beta test an update for you. Check in around here often and you will sometimes see people freaking out some because some update broke something that they need to run their business. TURN OFF automatic updates or turn on defer updates. Also always set them to not reboot automatically so you can be sure everything is saved and closed before a reboot.
Of course with Windows 10 Home your options are limited to hacks since that is an operating system not intended for running parts of your business. We do not have a cricut or one of the other home cutters here, we have a Summa. Home user things are for homes.
Another thing with Windows 10 many are not aware of is the Enterprise LTSB version. That is the Long Term Servicing Branch. That version does not have Cortana, Edge, no Store!, not one single tile is loaded and running. The LTSB only gets critical security updates and even those have the option to defer. Regardless the LTSB version is not as easy to find and in my opinion Enterprise is the way to go although LTSB is also great. If the machine is a dedicated single purpose business use machine you can also (depending on the type of program and whether you have Pro or Enterprise) configure the computer to basically work like a Kiosk. When one particular account logs in you never even see the Windows at all, the program you specify runs full screen and if you close that you are logged out. Very handy for certain things - us for example. We have a dedicated machine that its sole purpose is to run Flexi Production Manager. The design part of Flexi is never used on that machine, its just the RIP and the design desktops send the jobs to it. Works great, I rarely update it, no on uses the web on it, etc. As such that machine never has any problems at all. Prior to the Christmas holiday its up-time was over 150 days since the last reboot. I own a business here, things that are critical to this business working must be reliable. That means to me, using business class computers, not consumer intended PC's that come loaded with bloatware, Windows Home, inferior quality and slower hardware, etc.
Anyways I do feel your pain OP. In laws just went through the same mess on their home computer and it was literally a week before I could finally help them get their PC back running right. The 1607 update was actually okay but it decided to choke on some older drivers and pretty much was unusable until I was able to get over there an fix it for them.
Here is another interesting thing in the 1607 Anniversary update. Windows 10 now has a genuine Linux command line built in! Its not a port or a virtualized thing either, it is a true native running Ubuntu bash shell as part of Windows. One last somewhat interesting thing with Windows 10 is that its much more lenient about activation. What this means to you - you can technically go into the Activation setting where it lets you change your product key, you can put in a key right from Microsoft
Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys
and in place upgrade your Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise if you want. Now - that key will never really be able to be fully activated. However in Windows 10 the activation nags to not fully cripple your system. Yes you will get a little reminder at the bottom right edge of your desktop after a while and it will let you know on the updates and system screens that its not activated and you cannot change your wallpaper (you actually can, just right click a picture and choose set as desktop) with the regular tools but everything else works just fine and will continue to work just fine and you will still continue to get updates and all just fine too. :) Is perpetually running a computer in this manner against some Microsoft licensing terms? Probably so. So I'm not suggesting everyone does this to get Enterprise but it does work perfectly fine and Microsoft even publicly publishes keys just for installing Windows 10 in this way.
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Biggest problem is going to be qualifying for the Enterprise version.
Originally Posted by SightLine
Unless they made tweaks to it, it's only good for CLI programs, no GUI ones. Very similar to WINE.
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