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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #100 on: September 21, 2021, 06:23:29 PM »
But my point was/is, the equally as old Toshiba running win7 was pretty fast and certainly quite liveable with compared to the “newer” laptops I have.

big cause of that is windows 7 was designed for older hardware than windows 10...

if you were able to install windows 3.11 onto a laptop bought today, it would fly...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2021, 06:25:53 PM »
Surely they didn’t take minutes to fire up when new ? When you say grossly underpowered……is that in todays terms or did they sell laptops yrs ago that were grossly underpowered ??

When you say PEBKAC issues…..I don’t even know if you’re swearing at me or not ??   ;D

you can buy a brand new laptop from a shop today and it can be grossly underpowered for what it required from it.

OS specs are generally minimum specs.  they are the specs required for the OS to run, not necessarily run well.

if you have a bare minimum specced laptop with windows 10 installed, it might well run slowly...

i'll let you google what PEBKAC means on your flash ipad...  ;D

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #102 on: September 21, 2021, 07:19:47 PM »
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...  or did they sell laptops yrs ago that were grossly underpowered ??

You can buy a cheap very under powered laptop for $200 .. thats only good for ... I dunno really.
or very high powered one  4000+

its always been the same.
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #103 on: September 21, 2021, 08:06:32 PM »


When you say PEBKAC issues…..I don’t even know if you’re swearing at me or not ??   ;D

You WERE swearing at me…or belittling me to be more precise !!
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #104 on: September 21, 2021, 10:44:34 PM »
Lol I think that picnic sounds much nicer


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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2021, 06:06:13 AM »
You WERE swearing at me…or belittling me to be more precise !!

PEBKAC wasn't aimed at you specifically... which is why i added the 'with all due respect'...

human errors/lack of knowledge is a big part of why things go wrong with PC's... just a fact...

lack of knowledge isn't a crime... not everyone likes to get into the nitty gritty, they just want it to work... i can respect that...

it's like the Honda advert from a few years ago... 'isn't it just nice when everything works'...

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2021, 12:31:42 PM »
PEBKAC wasn't aimed at you specifically... which is why i added the 'with all due respect'...

human errors/lack of knowledge is a big part of why things go wrong with PC's... just a fact...

lack of knowledge isn't a crime... not everyone likes to get into the nitty gritty, they just want it to work... i can respect that...

it's like the Honda advert from a few years ago... 'isn't it just nice when everything works'...

This is why "I things" are good for the non computer savvy.. It's a lot harder to break them.. (OS wise, not physically LOL), and why many people say they love them....
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2021, 01:09:56 PM »
This is why "I things" are good for the non computer savvy.. It's a lot harder to break them.. (OS wise, not physically LOL), and why many people say they love them....

don't disagree at all...

we are an ipad/iphone/appletv household, for exactly that reason... i don't need the hassle at home...  ;D
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2021, 01:47:09 PM »
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2021, 02:00:28 PM »
so, what's your alternative?

android?

righto...

i'll take my chances with apple devices, which work and are secure, as opposed to android, which are less secure and need more work to administer in a family environment, especially for those of us with special needs kids.

i'm not buying the latest and greatest every year, but i appreciate the undeniable fact that they work with minimal fuss.

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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #110 on: October 04, 2021, 11:21:10 AM »
everything needs an account these days ???

Some newer HP printers will NOT print a single page unless they have internet connectivity and you've linked them to an "HP Smart" account
https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/pwrgb1/buyer_beware_some_newer_hp_printers_will_not/
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #111 on: October 04, 2021, 01:04:28 PM »
everything needs an account these days ???

Some newer HP printers will NOT print a single page unless they have internet connectivity and you've linked them to an "HP Smart" account
https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/pwrgb1/buyer_beware_some_newer_hp_printers_will_not/
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Re: One for the IT Boffins
« Reply #112 on: January 13, 2022, 10:20:56 AM »
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-kb5009543-kb5009566-updates-break-l2tp-vpn-connections/

Windows 10 will not allow for uninstall of 5009543. It is apparently necessary for your system according to the MS overlords

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