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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 01:03:17 AM »
>cortana

Cortana is Clippy the MSWord paperclip's lovechild.   8)

AVG (free) is working for me and not taking up too much RAM.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 08:23:20 PM »
>AVG

Do a search on AVG. I *vaguely* recall some sort of security or tracking problem with them a couple of years ago.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 11:53:30 AM »
I nam sure this was an RC recommendation:
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10/update

I use it on every new win 10 computer.
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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2018, 12:54:41 PM »
On all Win10 machines I've always put Malwarebytes on them. Works really well and the machines are still nippy running it.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 12:01:21 PM »
Update:

While it was running okay on 8GB RAM, I took Mr. Mackin's advice and added more for a total of 16GB.  Slight increase in speed but you would barely notice, but everything is now somehow smoother which I like.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 12:45:25 PM »
What browser did you end up using?  Does it support *Monkey-flavored userscripts?

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
>browser
Vivaldi for daily stuff.  But I have a bunch of others installed including FF and Seamonkey (because it still has a free version of Netscape Composer!). 

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2018, 02:11:26 PM »
Put Greasemonkey on FF and we'll see if it'll run my filter script on NewsNow

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2018, 07:04:14 PM »
Put Greasemonkey on FF and we'll see if it'll run my filter script on NewsNow

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Done. Greasemonkey installed.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2018, 07:57:06 PM »
Jabbarnet has crept into W10, maybe earlier versions. You can now dictate into a text field.  Put cursor in field, Win key + H.  Worked on my crap laptop just now with a better-than-expected accuracy.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2018, 08:58:45 PM »
I'm not sure if this applies to dictation but when I was setting up this Win 10 laptop for the first time, Windows was prompting me to download the Windows Launcher for Android so I could seamlessly share files, calendar and Cortana more between my Android phone and my laptop. 

They didn't say that the Win Launcher would change the entire look and feel of Android, so someone with less knowledge would get a shock when they find their phone transformed.  MS is trying to backdoor it's way onto Android.

I played with the MS Launcher about a year ago.  It actually is not half bad and I might be tempted if I was a businessman.  But Cortana is limited compared to Google Assistant.

I have both turned off.

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2018, 09:01:31 PM »

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »
MAX OUT your RAM

>>Figure out what works for email.
I'm using MailBird after many issues with Outlook

I'm so sick of Outlook, will try Mailbird, still to try pegasus and eudora which were two favourites of mine back in the 90s.
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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2018, 07:49:47 PM »
>mailbird

Is this better than thunderbird?

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Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2018, 09:25:23 PM »
>mailbird

Is this better than thunderbird?

The paid version is great, if you want to pay.  The free version only lets you have one account.