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Windows 10 now has been out for a few months and used in anger by a large number of users out there it has become very apparent it is a step forward not step backwards for normal users out there. A step forward which has been long overdue for domestic Window users as it is certainly more functional and usable than Windows 8 ever was.

Basically Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been a real improvement on the previous to previous versions of Windows which kept the much loved desktop with the start button and menu. Add to this they have actually made the improvements in the background which include a smaller footprint and performance improvements.

The upshot of which because of where I currently work on a Tech Desk we are noticing less complaints and issues from Window 10 users simply by the fact people simply return less because of issues with their computers other than usual teething issues of a new operating system which is to be expected.

But as always there are dark clouds associated with Windows 10 due to Microsoft and the way it does business and treats it’s users which may of softened a bit but still has an unhealthy edge to it. Microsoft is still very high handed with way it does it business and told a lot of half truths about Windows 10 especially to the business customers.

The biggest lie Microsoft has told it’s business customers is the fact that they can stop updates of Windows 10 but it turns out that in the end business users can only defer not stop updates. This regardless of the potential issues this could cause business users with software compatibility and stability of the computers. After all some business users are far more demanding than domestic users and expect their computer systems to be reliable as their business depend on this fact.

Add on top of this Microsoft downloading Windows 10 onto people’s computers using Windows 7 and 8 regardless of the fact that person in question informed Microsoft they did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 either by saying no or ignoring the upgrade prompt. This has caused some major issues with people who are using mobile broadband because of it size and also smacks as high pressure selling on Microsoft’s part.

All this once again highlights that Microsoft attitude to users has not improved if anything they have got better at hiding it behind a better media and advertising smokescreen which once again ruining a real step forward in their main product Windows 10.

In conclusion Windows 10 is a step forward but as always Microsoft itself is still same as it is always been putting business before it’s users which I find saddest of all!

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As Windows xp users are slowly thinking about changing computers or those who have old hardware which frankly is very serviceable and only made useless by the Windows inefficiency of use of hardware should consider an alternative to Windows 8 and Apple.

One alternative which should be considered which will both give the Windows xp users an interface which they are familiar with and not have to abandon their old hardware which on the whole is still very serviceable and far from the end of its life is to replace the Windows xp on the computer with Linux Mint with xfce desktop.

This also has the added advantage in these times where money is short it will save the Windows xp user money as they will not have to buy new hardware and pay over the odds for an operating system which frankly not liked by the majority of users.

Why do I say this?

Because I have already done this for a friend who was given an old laptop running Windows xp which would have to be thrown away because frankly when it was running Windows it life span as a viable computer had come to end not because of the hardware but software.

But I installed Linux Mint with xfce desktop on the said laptop which breathed life back to the hardware and produced a laptop which was usable because it ran fast enough to be used again.

The friend in question now uses the laptop more than his Windows desktop simply because it is more stable and usable than his Windows computer with little or no problems simply because the xfce desktop is so similar to the Windows xp desktop with few minor differences.

Would I recommend that all Windows xp users do this?

The answer is yes especially if the user is just someone who uses their computer for browsing the internet, basic word processing and collecting their email as it will mean it will save them money and they will not have to go through the trauma and headache of learning the new Windows 8 desktop which frankly is very messy and user unfriendly!

Oh, the one other big advantage is the days of the constant battle with viruses and malware users are having with Window computers while surfing the internet will be greatly reduced even eliminated when the users go to Linux Mint. Basically the Windows xp user can surf the internet for a first time in a long while safely.

A good place to start is at the Linux Mint site and follow the download link and download the xfce desktop version of Linux Mint: Linux Mint

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Considering the growing dislike of Microsoft Windows 8 amongst domestic users as they get to use it everyday and with prospect of business taking up Microsoft Windows 8 which currently not good it got me wondering just why Microsoft are being so persistent at trying to push users to use their new operating system?

I understand that Microsoft have invested heavily in Windows 8 development which in itself is very mystifying as it has not gone unnoticed to likes of myself that Windows 8 has same base as Windows 7 with a few major tweaks regardless of the fact Microsoft claim it is a brand new operating system.

But this constant tweaking Microsoft is doing to Windows 8 to make it acceptable to it’s jaded users must be costing them a fortune as every developer knows it takes a lot more time and cost to modify software after its release. Add to this the fact they are now starting to add features which were removed from Windows 8 and existed in previous versions of Windows because of the user outcry and dislike of look and feel of Windows 8.

I must not be only one out there in real world is starting to think with reception Windows 8 and variants have had, plus the lack of enthusiasm of business world to take up of the operating system are starting to wonder just why Microsoft just cut their losses and simply produce an upgrade of existing Windows 7, and earlier operating systems, which users like and now comfortable with on computers.

Microsoft’s actions to force users in one go to change their operating system has failed big time as users can be extremely set in their ways. If Microsoft had been really paying attention the market over the years they would of known users were very conservative as if they were not the likes of Linux would have had a bigger foot hold in the market already!

Plus those executives and decision makers within Microsoft had been actually observing the Linux world would of seen a similar problem Ubuntu and Gnome 3 had being accepted within the Linux world because of the use of an application based desktop. Basically Linux users simply do not like these sort of desktops on computers to a point much like Microsoft Ubuntu is having to reintroduce features they took out which were from previous versions of Ubuntu.

Personally it is high time Microsoft stopped flogging the dead horse called Windows 8 much like ME and vista before it and swallow their pride as if they continue to follow the current cause of Windows 8 they are heading for a disaster or difficult times ahead especially within business aide of computing as Windows 8 is really not up for the job of serious computing.

All I can say Microsoft stop flogging the head horse called Windows 8 as it really not worth the effort any more!

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It seams that once again Microsoft have done a bit of a u-turn on Windows XP yet again rather than finally announcing the end of Windows XP virus warning on the 8th April 2014 instead they announced they were extending such warning until the 14th July 2015.

All because around of 30% of both domestic and commercial users still use Microsoft Windows XP even 12 years after it’s launch jointly because of failure of Vista and the inability of such users to adapt the way they use their computers to later versions of Windows both 7 and 8.

Basically after Windows XP Microsoft shot themselves in the foot by radically changing their operating system rather than previously when their operating systems were true upgrades so users found it much easier to migrate.

Add to this that each of Microsoft’s subsequent operating systems after XP have been pale reflections of XP in so much all have been less stable and usable. Microsoft in trying to improve their operating systems by rewriting them, especially with Vista, to make them faster and more secure have created a batch of operating systems which are frankly not up to the job unlike Windows XP was.

As I have said before it is going to be interesting for Microsoft when these Windows XP users finally have to stop using their computers as they are certainly not going to upgrade to later versions of Microsoft Window’s Operating Systems considering their dislike of such operating systems.

If anything as a group they are going to more open to using other operating systems as after all they are going have to change their software they run anyway. Plus they already have a very negative view of Microsoft’s later operating systems to a point they rather stick with 12-year old operating system rather then upgrade.

If Microsoft do nothing about these user they are potentially going to lose more share of the operating system market both on the domestic and commercial sides. We already know Microsoft will not do anything as they are so arrogant they assume there users will come round and everyone else know they will not such is their determination.

It is a testament to the Microsoft Software Engineers who created Windows XP as it is still being used some 12 years later and still much loved by it users even with it little problems here and there. Something has to be put in context here as an operating system Windows XP is not old fashioned as such considering likes of Linux are modifications to older UNIX operating systems which now are some 20 years plus old.

Basically the life spans of base operating systems and software can be measured in decades not years as the media would like you to believe. This mainly because software developers now rarely create new base software but improve on existing software because it is a lot easier and cost effective which again something lost by media in general.

Personally Microsoft rather than keep putting back Windows XP demise should actually modify Windows XP to work with newer hardware and devices as after all it would give them a better chance to keep the large majority of the current XP users. Plus they may actually regain their share of the market they have lost due to their newer operating systems.

But sadly Microsoft will continue presence course and cut lose their loyal Windows XP users without a thought.

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This year Microsoft’s support for Windows XP ends leaving all of them high and dry without any support though normally this would not be a problem but Windows XP users are very loyal to the operating system itself mainly because it has been one of the best and reliable operating systems created by Microsoft.

I know for me that is a very strange thing to say but personally Windows XP does have its problems but of all the Microsoft Operating Systems it was very reliable, robust and most importantly easy to use. After Windows XP Microsoft’s operating systems have gone downhill both in usability and efficiency of resource usage to a point it is absolutely ridiculous in Windows 8.1!

This stopping of support of Windows XP by Microsoft is going to cause major problems with the XP users as they are very loyal to the operating system and like the interface and feel of the operating system and bar a few are very dubious about Windows 8.1 especially because of it’s looks, feel and lack of real usability.

My personal recommendation to these Windows XP users who do not want to use the later versions of Windows is to take the plunge and move to Linux especially those distributions which use desktops which look similar to Windows XP so the learning curve in the switch is minimal. Add to this it would also mean the Windows XP user would not have to change their hardware as if anything the Linux will give their old hardware a new lease of life.

There will be those Windows XP users out there who will say that such a change would mean they could not run software they currently use but this would of also be true if they were to upgrade to Windows 8.1 as they would have to change the software anyway so they would be in the same position.

The other worry some Windows XP users will have is the loss of data in the change of operating system which simply will not happen as Linux will still read the Windows files and large majority of associated Open Source software will allow the import of Windows files so not a real problem.

In conclusion I recommend that Windows XP take the plunge and convert to Linux especially those Linux Distributions which use similar desktops to Windows XP as they will find they will continue to use computer with a familiar desktop and use their existing hardware saving them money and heart ache in the long run.

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I am still waiting for people in general to wake up to what a joke Microsoft Windows operating systems have become in so much of all the operating systems currently on the market as it is the only operating system you have to pay for and what do you get for your money?

An operating system whose older versions are so full of security holes and exploits even with the best security software are very susceptible to attack plus the fact the newer versions both difficult to use or do anything cleaver with them.

What makes the newer version even more of the joke is the fact that every other operating system works out of the box but Microsoft Windows 8 simply does not. The most common thing people want to do is watch a dvd easy on any other operating system not Windows 8 where the user has actually download an application from Microsoft to play a dvd!

I know I am boring people with this but it has to be said until users wake up to the fact just how poor Microsoft Windows as a product is and wake up to the fact that there are real alternatives including Apple.

For change to take place people have to start to demand a change or things will remain the same and they will continue to have to suffer the problems of Microsoft Windows and nothing will ever change for the better!

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This week Microsoft has finally announced the return of the Start Button to Windows 8 which was much predicted by large number of computer pundits and people like myself who actually spent time listening to people around us. This is a told you so moment for such people who have been hammering on and on the fact Microsoft made a mistake by removing the Start Button in the first place.

It is also a massive U-Turn on Microsoft’s part who have had finally had to admit that some parts of Windows 8 are simply are not liked by the large majority of users both domestic and business. Microsoft are trying to put the spin that the media has ignored those who said good things about Windows 8 knowing full well a large majority of Media has either been indifferent or hostile about Windows 8 especially connected to the Computer Industry.

If anything Microsoft’s attempts to make a good job of their bad job of Windows 8 sounds hallow and it is treated with contempt by the media including the mainstream newspapers like The Financial Times. Simply Microsoft by trying to emphasise the good points of Windows 8 rather than admit their mistakes they are making their situation worse as they further erode their credibility as a serious software writers in the eyes of the Computer Industry in general.

Personally I don’t see the return of the Start Button to Windows 8 will save the day for Microsoft or Windows 8 as it has not gone far enough as the Start Button leads to the Mono Desktop not a Menu as in the previous versions of Windows which the users were asking for. Once again Microsoft have failed to fully listen to its users but it is a small step in the right direction.

In conclusion it may be a told you so moment but the damage to the Computer Industry by Microsoft’s Windows 8 has already been done from retail to software writers and it is going to be a long haul to rebuild everything back to what it was before the release of Windows 8!

Last week Microsoft announcement they are pushing forward the release of Windows Blue to next month from October which should include the return of the Start button and program menu and the accompanying claim they are actually listening to their users which frankly still has a very hollow ring to it.

This release is nothing to with Microsoft listening to their users but Microsoft trying to save Windows 8 itself which frankly has not gone down well with both the users and industry itself reflected globally in increase of sales of tablets and an over 10% drop in Desktop and Laptops.

Basically Windows 8 has not taken off and much like Vista before it has has not gone down well with both users and industry who now universally dislike or find the new mono front end to the desktop unusable. Add to this the fact not everyone likes the modifications Microsoft have done to the back end which frankly make the operating system difficult to use commercially.

This week by this announcement Microsoft have admitted they have made a big mistake releasing and changing the desktop in Windows 8 something a lot of users like myself have said since it’s release. It has been a disaster for them and computer industry in general which has suffered because of the release of Windows 8 especially in the retail sector who have stubbornly stuck to Windows 8 regardless of the fact it has damaged their profitability at a time they did not need it.

You could say Windows 8 is Microsoft’s own Coke in so much they changed it hoping the users would like the change but they have discovered like Coke the users did not like the new operating system so like Coke Microsoft will have backtrack to save Windows 8 as they now have no choice to do so.

In conclusion Microsoft must get Windows Blue right this time as this is their last chance to get Windows 8 right as if they don’t it could spell the end of Microsoft’s domination of the operating system market as both the users and computer industry will vote with their feet and start to seriously look for alternative operating systems which all users can use and revive the flagging Desktop and Laptop sales.

This is the last stand for Microsoft!

If we were to believe Microsoft and it’s associates we would believe Windows 8 and Office 2013 have been an success and it will change the way people use their computers. But I work in a retail company which sells computers, tablets and the such and that is not what I have seen on the ground or heard from talking to customers who on the large majority are not overly impressed with Windows 8 and Office 2013 if anything very dubious about both products for different reasons.

In truth from personal observation in the store people have been buying Tablets /iPads more than Laptops as people discovered they could do the same things on a Tablet/iPads they usually do on a Windows Laptop for a fraction of the cost and hassle. In these hard economic times that is the most important thing to customers who really do not have the cash to spare.

This has been further borne out by reviews elsewhere which say exactly the same thing. Basically we should really take with a big, I mean big, pinch of salt when Microsoft say that Windows 8 and Office 2013 is success as on the ground it simply is not. It looks from where I am Microsoft and it’s associates are being very selective about the truth in so much they are lying by exclusion in so much they simply ignore the negative stuff and highlight the good stuff.

All Microsoft problems here are further compounded as computer staff within businesses IT departments get hold of Windows 8 whose comment basic go along the line it is very good for home use but it makes the serious use of a computer very difficult . This from personal experience can be a kiss of death within the businesses world of IT who need operating systems, like Windows 7, which make it easy load and use more heavy duty software not more difficult as Windows 8 is!

In conclusion I think Microsoft have totally misjudged the market trends and it has hashed up the release of Windows 8, Office 2013 and associated hardware on to the market especially here in the United Kingdom. The whole release process what poorly implemented and poorly advertised on Microsoft’s part her in the United Kingdom to a point they depended on the major Retailers here to do their work which frankly was a mistake as said Retailers on their part had no spare cash to do Microsoft’s work so they only made a token effort with no Microsoft support.

So those of us who are actually observing the domestic market at the coal face away from the hype of Microsoft’s press machine are seeing and hearing Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Office 2013 is not the success Microsoft would have us believe!

It has been months since Windows 8 has been released by Microsoft and I have still avoided using it in anger but the few times I have had to use it I have found it the most unfriendly operating system I have ever used. One thing it is not is intuitive or friendly to use even for someone who is as experienced as myself. I found myself at a loss when confronted with Windows 8 mainly due to lack of any prompts or pointers on screen to help any users.

It seams I am not only one who is having problems with Windows 8 look and feel on laptops and desktops as I have heard stories of people who have returned laptops back to where they brought them as they simply did not like or could not use Windows 8!

It seams Microsoft have defined a whole new level of user friendliness and really confirms something I thought the first time I saw Windows 8 in so much a large majority of users simply are not going to like the front end.

Personally I think Windows 8 has not done what it was meant to do and improve the look and feel of the laptop but it has the effect of making computers in general more user unfriendly and harder to use.

Even the likes of Ubuntu, one major Linux distribution, has sensed that not all is well with Microsoft’s Windows 8 and now they are openly advertising themselves as a better alternative to Windows 8.

I think in the end Microsoft have made a big mistake with Windows 8 in it’s present form and they really need to rework the front end of Windows 8 or there could be a serious possibility it could be their swan song in so much we could see the start of Microsoft’s fall from the top as an operating system!

It has been almost a month since Microsoft released Windows 8 to an indifferent public who still are not exactly fired up by it. This is not surprising considering that so many new releases were done at the time it was released plus Microsoft not really doing anything to promote it’s release.

What really has not helped Windows 8 is the fact to a normal user the look of Windows 8 is very off putting and confusing considering most users are already used to traditional look and feel of the operating systems. Most users when they first see the desktop of Windows 8 have a looks of mild confusion or total incomprehension, not exactly what Microsoft wanted!

All this now has been heightened by the fact the mobile version of Windows 8 has been released where the operating system which does actaully make sense to users in general.

As I have said before Microsoft have tried to put a touch phone operating system onto a laptop which frankly does not work on the big screen of a Laptop as it looks a mess and it is confusing to most users who are of an age who do not use touch screen devices.

Windows 8 may of worked better if it gave the users the option to use a more traditional desktop an option removed in the final release strangely. Plus it would of also helped if Microsoft actually got behind their own Operating System with some real good old fashioned advertising before it’s release to drum up some public interest rather after the fact.

Microsoft once again have missed an opportunity for setting the computer world on fire with a new and exciting operating system but in the end Windows 8 is just yet another operating system with a strange desktop which the large majority of users are mystified and perplexed by but nothing special or exciting.

We should not be surprised by Microsoft anymore as it is becoming very apparent as a Company it has lost it’s edge and innovative position within the Computer world. All Microsoft is now is yet another Software House, be it one of the biggest, who happens to write an operating system but nothing special or outstanding!

Yesterday Microsoft Windows 8 operating system was released in United Kingdom to almost total apathy by the General Public here who just brought their computers a usual regardless of the fact if it had Windows 7 or windows 8 on it.

The only people who made anything about the release of Windows 8 where the retail companies selling computers which frankly flopped mainly because Microsoft themselves really did not advertise the release of Windows 8 on the media here in the United Kingdom!

All this shows the sheer arrogance of Microsoft who think they have the computer operating system market sown up here in the United Kingdom they do not have to advertise as they think people will always buy their operating system regardless.

But this arrogance this time could be their downfall both with the General Public and Retailers alike both of who dislike being treated with such arrogance and off hand way.

Personally I don’t think Microsoft’s windows 8 is not going to be a winner of operating system with users in general and it is going to cause no end of problems with the Retailers here in United Kingdom as users are going to have a lot of problems with Mono front end of Windows 8. It really looks like windows 8 is going to be yet another Vista and ME more of a problem than useful to all.

If I suspect Windows 8 does not take off as such I suspect that Retailers in general will go elsewhere to find computers and such which will sell and cause less problems, hence less money lost, after they have been sold to the customer.

Microsoft frankly has not got Windows 8 right both for the user or seller alike in their sheer arrogance has blinded them to the computer market needs totally. All this at a time when retail in general is having a difficult time when they needed a release from Microsoft which shined but got an operating system which is a donkey and potential liability!

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It is getting close to launch time for Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8 all with usual show put on both by Microsoft themselves and the Computer Retailers.

But there is a big but over Microsoft Windows 8 launch it does what it was intended as an operating system for touch screen laptops and desktops all in the hope that it is exactly what people want and going towards. Add to this Microsoft are cashing in on the so called touch screen fad of tablets and phones.

The big but being in creating Windows 8 around touch screen Microsoft have blatantly ignored those users who for whatever reason do not want to use or cannot afford to use touch screen devices where Windows 8 desktop becomes a liability almost unusable. Personally this part was not very well thought through by Microsoft and this is going to the Achilles heal of Windows 8.

By doing this Microsoft could of already sown the seeds of Windows 8 failure especially among business and serious computer users who are not interested in touch screen but the more practical side of computing in so much an operating system with easy to use desktop which works on basic computers.

Potentially Microsoft could have another Vista on it’s hands as this time there have been rumblings from number of software companies, including likes of Valve, about Windows 8 use of applications. Add to this a very indifferent reaction from the business side of computing who I suspect really do not need the application based fancy front end to Windows 8.

In conclusion Microsoft should of really put a lot more thought into the release of Window 8 rather than they have done added a new application based front end to what is basically an improved Windows 7. They have jumped onto the touch screen band wagon dangerously ignoring the very important business and serious users by providing a more practical version of Windows 8 without the touch screen front end.

Finally some people I know, some real Microsoft fans, who have used Windows 8 pre-release versions initially like it’s look and usability on a touch screen but all end up with same conclusion nice looking operating system but horrible to use on real computers those without touch screens. Basically their initial enthusiasm for Windows 8 quickly dissipated when used for real when they used it in anger.

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I am little annoyed that the new laptop I brought to run Linux could not run Linux leaving me stuck with using Microsoft Windows 7 on the laptop!

So I am now stuck with Windows 7 on the new laptop which I have made the best of by customising my desktop and loading on the Open Source Software packages like LibreOffice rather than buying software after all why buy over priced packages when there are as good and better packages which are free and more stable available.

I will give Microsoft Windows 7 is more stable with some very nice features which Windows Vista was never though it is still not as stable as good old Window XP though that would be a hard act to follow even for Microsoft. I like the fact unlike Windows XP the networking actually works which is very useful in so much I can easy access the shared directories on my Windows XP machine something I could never do on my old XP machine.

But there is a big but with Microsoft 7 in so much like Vista before it if you use it out of the packet with no modification it is remarkably stable and usable a large amount of the time, the but being if you do anything outside of this then you start to encounter problems with Windows 7.

The biggest problem I have found are with the updates of Windows 7 from Microsoft themselves which change the functionality of the operating system so much that software packages which worked before an update may not necessarily work after a update. One example being an old version of Serif Draw which stopped working after an update. This also shows another problem with Windows 7 is it backward compatibility with older programs frankly does not work further highlighted by the fact they have to ship a separate XP Emulator with more expensive versions of Windows 7.

Then the next problem being if start to do anything which is outside from the normal use of Windows 7 which includes customising your desktop using third party programs like Rocket Dock then in instability of Windows 7 becomes very apparent! On example being on boot up of my laptop either one of two programs fail to start up correctly and have to be stopped and restarted to run correctly. If it was the programs in question this would occur every time but it occurs irregularly on booting of the laptop.

In conclusion my own view Microsoft Window 7 is a good operating system for those us just use their laptop for so called normal use, for example Surfing the Web, Word Processing, etc. , but not idea for anyone who needs to do serious work on a laptop. This has be highlighted from my experience of businesses where I live who tend to prefer Windows XP over Windows 7 because of it’s stability.

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I have finally got a Laptop with Windows 7 and the only reason I am using is because a Linux refused to go on to the Laptop in question. So far I have found Windows 7 to be a step forward in Microsoft operating systems but it still even after decades of development on Microsoft’s part plagued by constant glitches and bugs as it’s previous operating systems!

Yes, Windows 7 does use the resources on Computers much better than Windows Vista and xp before it though it is still far too resource heavy and fails to use the hardware on the computer to the full. Window 7 like it’s previous incarnations it’s desktop is far too resource heavy and it is still far to confusing to a large majority of it’s users.

What I do not understand with Microsoft is why with all the effort and money they have put into developing Windows they really have not created an operating system which is fast, efficient and easy to use while various Linux Development teams have created such operating systems in half the time at the faction of the cost?

I think it shows that Microsoft as a company has really shown real little innovation for decades which certainly shows in their next offering Windows 8 which frankly is their attempt to put an Android/Apple iPad front end onto computers in an effort to cash into already over subscribed market.

So in the meanwhile I’ll use Windows 7 Laptop not really by choice but at least it’s usable with some useful features not present in Windows xp.

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