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    Huge Microsoft Security Flaw Getting Patched

    Microsoft fixes NSA's 'severe' Windows security flaw: What to do
    https://www.tomsguide.com/news/micro...-tuesday-jan20

    Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday
    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/...patch-tuesday/

    Fed up with Microsoft?

    Want to get Linux/Ubuntu?

    Start with Linux Mint
    https://linuxmint.com/

    It's free, it's secure, and it's the version most like MS Windows.
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    I knew of a man back in 2005 who said his computer opened in Windows then went to Linux and this made it hack proof! And I'm afraid this is another thread that's over my head so no need to waste your time as far as I'm concerned.
    I miss when you could still take time to charge by the frost line.

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    One of my laptops has Linux as an operating system but I honestly still prefer Microsoft.

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    Microsoft and Apple are the most appealing and most user-friendly. But they have had decades and the feedback of millions of people and millions of dollars to make them so.

    Linux has been around for many years as well, but it has been operating in a very tiny niche. It is currently used by less than 2% of computer users. It continues to improve, but it does not yet have the scope of the commercial operators.

    Most Windows 7 users will be satisfied to move on to Windows 10 and never give another thought to their own safety and privacy. They install security systems on their houses, then let the bad guys in through their PC's.

    Maximize security and privacy in Windows 10
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Maximize+s...+in+Windows+10
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    Here are some useful links to help wannabe Linux users.

    Easy Linux Tips Project
    https://easylinuxtipsproject.********.com/p/1.html
    This one is a blog. HVAC-Talk puts asterisks there to reduce website spam.
    Replace them in your address window with the word "blog-spot" minus the hyphen.

    Linux Forums and Tutorials
    https://www.linux.org/forums/#linux-...-tutorials.192

    HowtoForge provides user-friendly Linux tutorials.
    https://www.howtoforge.com/

    Linux Mint Forums
    https://forums.linuxmint.com/

    Linux Mint Installation Guide
    https://linuxmint-installation-guide....io/en/latest/

    Linux Mint Troubleshooting Guide
    https://linuxmint-troubleshooting-gu....io/en/latest/

    Linux Mint v19.3 Start Page
    https://www.linuxmint.com/start/tricia/

    Release Notes for Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon
    https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tricia_cinnamon.php

    New features in Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon
    https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tricia...n_whatsnew.php
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    Thinking about keeping Windows 7 for a while?

    Windows 7 support dies today: What you need to do now
    https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/windows-7-death



    What is the single most important thing you can do to protect your Windows OS?
    This procedure has been around for a long time, but most Windows users never took the time
    to learn about it. And Microsoft never got around to putting it at the top of your PC priority list.

    A friend of mine got hacked a few weeks ago and got his ID stolen because he never knew about this.

    Protect Your Computer with This One Simple Trick
    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/limited...ews-25682.html
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    Here's another option for those who want to keep Windows 7: Pay for support.

    Want to keep using Windows 7 after 2020? It'll cost you
    https://www.techradar.com/news/want-...-itll-cost-you

    Prices start at $25 per device per year.

    This service is primarily for businesses that can't switch to Windows 10 yet.
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    I prefer Microsoft. Linux is to difficult to troubleshoot when problems occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broner910 View Post
    I prefer Microsoft. Linux is to difficult to troubleshoot when problems occur.
    Ah, yes; life on the plantation!
    Ain't it wonderful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1959 View Post
    I knew of a man back in 2005 who said his computer opened in Windows then went to Linux and this made it hack proof! And I'm afraid this is another thread that's over my head so no need to waste your time as far as I'm concerned.
    I run Linux Mint at PC boot, and windoze 7 in a Virtualbox inside of Linux.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Been using Linux since 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broner910 View Post
    I prefer Microsoft. Linux is to difficult to troubleshoot when problems occur.
    What problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    I run Linux Mint at PC boot, and windoze 7 in a Virtualbox inside of Linux.

    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Been using Linux since 2008.
    What does running Win 7 inside of Linux accomplish?

    Does it give you better access to Win 7 files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    What does running Win 7 inside of Linux accomplish?

    Does it give you better access to Win 7 files?
    I use Linux for everything else, but I need windoze for a few proprietary programs. Accounting and refrigerant journal. I even used OS/2 back in the day, it was cool, but IBM already shot themselves in the foot with MS, so they were competing internally and it never caught on.

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