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Date: 06/30/21 20:33
Windows 11 in test mode
Author: mundo

Saw today on TV, Windows as # 11 in test mode !



Date: 06/30/21 20:55
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: GRNDMND

mundo Wrote:
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> Saw today on TV, Windows as # 11 in test mode !

Terrific...not!

KC



Date: 07/01/21 08:27
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: Frisco1522

Oh boy.  Does Gates send an RFID chip with it?



Date: 07/02/21 18:45
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

Want Gates farm fries with that?



Date: 07/02/21 21:26
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: cchan006

Frisco1522 Wrote:
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> Oh boy.  Does Gates send an RFID chip with it?

Hopefully, people have learned and no one (and not even one) on TO shpuld be rushing to upgrade to Windows 11. I might buy a secondhand machine with it installed around the time Windows 10 reach support "end of life," maybe at least 5 years from now? Avoid grief and save lots of money.

As for software billionaires, their wealth tend to go to their heads and they suffer from "Messiah Complex." They embark on "new endeavors" they have no business doing. They think they are saving the world, yet they are destroying it.

Kinda what happens when the computer screen isolates a person from reality?



Date: 07/03/21 00:17
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: norm1153

I am still on Win 7,  Have no plans to do any upgrade. 



Date: 07/03/21 13:58
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: SP4360

It's more like all the GenZeds these companies hire to their "Development Dept".  "Oh look how I moved this and that around and makes the screen look cuter."  "Great idea, we'll call it Windoze 45." 

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Frisco1522 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Oh boy.  Does Gates send an RFID chip with it?
>
> Hopefully, people have learned and no one (and not
> even one) on TO shpuld be rushing to upgrade to
> Windows 11. I might buy a secondhand machine with
> it installed around the time Windows 10 reach
> support "end of life," maybe at least 5 years from
> now? Avoid grief and save lots of money.
>
> As for software billionaires, their wealth tend to
> go to their heads and they suffer from "Messiah
> Complex." They embark on "new endeavors" they have
> no business doing. They think they are saving the
> world, yet they are destroying it.
>
> Kinda what happens when the computer screen
> isolates a person from reality?



Date: 07/03/21 15:01
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: jst3751

cchan006 Wrote:
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> I might buy a secondhand machine with
> it installed around the time Windows 10 reach
> support "end of life," maybe at least 5 years from
> now?

Windows 10 will reach end of life October 14, 2025

Windows 11 is said to be a free upgrade to Windows 10 on "eligible" devices. What that exactly means I am sure will be clarified in the next 6-9 months.



Date: 07/04/21 08:55
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: SlideSellerII

Win11 is going to be a hot mess for the industry and the consumer. So far I have found that 2 possibly 3 of my laptops (between my wife, work and myself we have 4) are not compatible with Win11 and my desktop is also not compatible. I may allow my one compatible laptop to do an auto upgrade but do not see a reason for it, yet.

Here is the Microsoft propoganda page on Win 11.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11?ocid=eml_sv_cons_win_awr_announce_50298_21319_2131903_en-us_HER-A&zuid=10CFAB3133D4F6CCC36404DE3D89CD3E0E

And a script program that you can use to check your system for compatibility (if you are uncomfortable doing this, ignore and everything will be ok)
 
https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11
 



Date: 07/04/21 08:57
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: gandydancer4

Go ahead. Upgrade to Windows 11 --Steve Jobs  ×   



Date: 07/05/21 11:41
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: ACR_Ted

Same situation here...only one of my computers meets the requirements for Win 11, but that is no loss. 10 works just fine.

Win 11 *requires* a Micro$ account which means spying tracking etc. Win 10 makes it optional.

Ted



Date: 07/06/21 19:45
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: radar

ACR_Ted Wrote:
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> Same situation here...only one of my computers
> meets the requirements for Win 11, but that is no
> loss. 10 works just fine.
>
> Win 11 *requires* a Micro$ account which means
> spying tracking etc. Win 10 makes it optional.
>
> Ted

Not quite.  Windows 11 Home requires an account.  The Pro version does not require an account. 

Besides, what difference does it make?  Google knows every detail about you already, so MS is just doing the same.  If you use Apple devices, then they know everything.  If you have an Amazon Echo, then they know all. 

People still running on Windows 7 have big, red targets on their backs.



Date: 07/07/21 00:38
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: norm1153

What kind of target?  How about if someone has two (2) VPN's plus Avast Premium Security?
 



Date: 07/07/21 22:31
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: anthracite

Well, alternatively.....   ;)




Date: 07/11/21 12:26
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: zr1rob

radar Wrote:
If you have an Amazon
> Echo, then they know all.

If you've heard of "Amazon Sidewalk",  you know your whole neighborhood is spying on you.



Date: 07/11/21 17:33
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: cchan006

zr1rob Wrote:
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> If you've heard of "Amazon Sidewalk",  you know
> your whole neighborhood is spying on you.

From 22 years ago, a quote from Scott McNealy:

"You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."

Scott McNealy was CEO of Sun Microsystems, owner of the "We're the dot in the dot com" advertising campaign around the same time (2000, or "Y2K" which ended up being a high tech fear porn). Of course, they were not really the "dot in dot com" if people knew how Internet actually works. There are many dots to connect (pun intended) between him, Sun, venture capital money, and other powerful interests which I won't cover here.

Anyway, sheep consumers, "newer is better" rat race, and other acts of collective ignorance brought us here, and it's by design. There will be more misery in the future, which we have earned.

Figure I say it now, while I still can.:-)



Date: 07/19/21 21:21
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: jgilmore

cchan006 Wrote:
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> Anyway, sheep consumers, "newer is better" rat
> race, and other acts of collective ignorance
> brought us here, and it's by design. There will be
> more misery in the future, which we have earned.

Of course, you're absolutely right but hardly a new thought. Been this way for decades, if not centuries, only more pronounced now. Less privacy and harder to control or ignore these days, but folks (think advertisers and govts) have been data mining and tracking people for a long time, mostly allowed by the masses themselves, so why are folks so appalled? Those who don't agree, like many of us, are mostly powerless, less so moving forward as you say...

JG

Posted from Android



Date: 07/20/21 08:23
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: cchan006

jgilmore Wrote:
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> Been this way for decades, if not
> centuries, only more pronounced now. 

That's very debatable. It's actually more specific, in my opinion, and those who remember the 1980s and the 1990s can probably pinpoint when things changed for the worse.

Civilizations rise and decline. You need a rise before the decline, and you're forgetting how we rose. Blind faith to technology is leading us to "the end" but there is a handful of civilizations that was able to survive (keep their identities and cultures) for centuries, if not longer than a millenia. That means there are lessons to be learned, if people don't take their conveniences for granted.

Pertaining to this thread (Microsoft Windows), I vividly remember the transition from MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and how technology was handled back then (I was focused on Macintosh between MS-DOS and Windows 3.1). I remember the "first" SPAM (lawyers soliciting services by e-mail, angering nerds) in the 1990s. The first "official" one was supposed to be in 1978, but to me, it doesn't count because the ARPANET community (precursor to the Internet) put a lid on that abuse by self-regulation (there's a lesson there).
 



Date: 07/20/21 11:13
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: jst3751

cchan006 Wrote:
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> jgilmore Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Been this way for decades, if not
> > centuries, only more pronounced now. 
>
> That's very debatable. It's actually more
> specific, in my opinion, and those who remember
> the 1980s and the 1990s can probably pinpoint when
> things changed for the worse.
>
> Civilizations rise and decline. You need a rise
> before the decline, and you're forgetting how we
> rose. Blind faith to technology is leading us to
> "the end" but there is a handful of civilizations
> that was able to survive (keep their identities
> and cultures) for centuries, if not longer than a
> millenia. That means there are lessons to be
> learned, if people don't take their conveniences
> for granted.
>
> Pertaining to this thread (Microsoft Windows), I
> vividly remember the transition from MS-DOS,
> Windows 3.1, Windows 95 and how technology was
> handled back then (I was focused on Macintosh
> between MS-DOS and Windows 3.1). I remember the
> "first" SPAM (lawyers soliciting services by
> e-mail, angering nerds) in the 1990s. The first
> "official" one was supposed to be in 1978, but to
> me, it doesn't count because the ARPANET community
> (precursor to the Internet) put a lid on that
> abuse by self-regulation (there's a lesson
> there).

I would have to say the general sentiment of "how dare you do that" changed during the 90's to "I will do what ever I want" and has been empowered by lawyers and politicians. 

Before the 90's, we were afraid of being disrespectful and doing something wrong. After the 90's we are afraid of what may happen if everyone is NOT allowed to do what ever they want.



Date: 08/01/21 06:38
Re: Windows 11 in test mode
Author: JETRR

SP4360 Wrote:
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> It's more like all the GenZeds these companies
> hire to their "Development Dept".  "Oh look how I
> moved this and that around and makes the screen
> look cuter."  "Great idea, we'll call it Windoze
> 45." 
>
> cchan006 Wrote:

Their 'I did something' syndrome, LOL!



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