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2020-02-17 Cyber
Microsoft is forced to pull a disastrous Windows 10 update that caused computers to crash and keep freezing
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-17 15:07|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [251 views ]  Top

#1 Not the first time...
Posted by magpie 2020-02-17 16:22||   2020-02-17 16:22|| Front Page Top

#2 Windows ME?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-02-17 16:44||   2020-02-17 16:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Microsoft are like crack peddlers. One silly thing will pop out at you every few weeks;

"You just have to get this update ! It fixes an issue that someone could exploit to compromise your bladder remotely and force you to urinate at inopportune moments !"

Just uncheck everything and close it and you never have any problems. Win10 doesn't allow you to turn off the fucking updater. At least mine doesn't. I have to tell it 'I'll select which updates I want', then uncheck everything it shows is absolutely necessary. Little bastard still takes a lot of bandwidth in the background.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-02-17 17:16||   2020-02-17 17:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Linux is free. I use Debian with the xfce4 desktop, which is kinda-sorta like the Apple desktop. All the software I use is free.

My wife uses Win10. Every time I have to do something on her machine I end up cursing.
Posted by Fred 2020-02-17 20:25||   2020-02-17 20:25|| Front Page Top

#5 I have a Win 10 laptop that I had to buy because we needed to submit an invoice to Microsoft, and, get this, it could only be done with Windows. And not with the new Edge browser, but only with the old IE. To quote a MS exec on the line during the resulting problem solving, "We really need to do something about this."

So, I don't use it much, like once every few months for business sites that can't handle Mac.

As soon as I start it up, it starts downloading massive updates I have a dsl that runs about 1.5 Mbit. The Win laptop takes all 100% of that and everything else grinds to a halt. So, I have to power it off and try again when I go to bed.

In the AM it's not done. Continue the next night. Last time it took three days and infinite reboots to get the thing updated.

Updating Linux never takes more than a couple of hours, assuming I haven't done it lately. But usually, I have my Linux boxes on auto update and they run in the middle of the night and never cause problems.

You can't schedule update downloads in Win 10, only delay the reboots to the night. How nice of them. Anytime it discovers an update is available, it starts to download it and I have to power it off to preserve domestic tranquility.
Posted by KBK 2020-02-17 21:08||   2020-02-17 21:08|| Front Page Top

#6 Little bastard still takes a lot of bandwidth in the background.

When Win10 came out, people noticed that it was spyware masquerading as an operating system.
Posted by Sholuling Sneatch7607 2020-02-17 21:52||   2020-02-17 21:52|| Front Page Top

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