Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tommy will think I'm nuts! - Win-10 Pro is back!
I couldn't get the goodies I wanted in Win-8 to activate entirely, because Mighty Microsoft said "Windows 8 is no longer supported." I wonder if they've seen the website for NetMarketShare lately, showing a pie chart that is over half devoted to Wonderful Windows 7. About 52% if I recall correctly, as of last month. So tell me again how fantastic Windows 10 is, please - I dare you!
And the first thing I did after the install finished was to discombobulate Cortana, the most all-inclusive piece off spyware ever flogged on the unsuspecting rubes who blithely grab these freebies and run with them. So my brief escapade down Memory Lane with old familiar Windows 8 came to a sad end. I took the path of least resistance, and re-installed Win-10, which, in gratitude for my noble efforts, promptly fucked up the dual-boot I had with Linux Mint. So for my next act, I have to re-install that, to get it once again into the boot sector from which it can be started. It's all still there, but I can't access it because Windows grabs the boot sector management for itself, thinking, erroneously, that it's the only thing in the known universe that matters. I have news, Schnookie....
This is the program I'm dual-booting with Win-10 on here, and this one really makes Windows seem like a "work in progress". This is the poor man's OS-X, and as they say, "It just works!" Once you get familiar with it, you appreciate just how well it does work.