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LOL @centaurer, now you got my gears turning... personally I have little issue with W10, but have always been intrigued by Linux... looks like it can run Sierrachart lol...

It really is more KDE than linux for me I would say. If you like Windows KDE is just such an upgrade. I literally don't know any Unix commands.

Of course you do give up a bunch of trading software. That is the downside but it is easy enough to dual boot.

My uptime is 28 days right now so I haven't bothered to go into Windows in almost a month. For browsing I would never browse in Windows, that just seems crazy.

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How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates

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When you set a connection as “metered,” Windows 10 won’t automatically download updates on it. Windows 10 will automatically set certain types of connections — cellular data connections, for example — as metered. However, you can set any connection like as a metered connection.

So, if you don’t want Windows 10 automatically downloading updates on your home network connection, just set it as a metered connection. Windows 10 will automatically download updates when you connect your device to an unmetered network, or when you set the network it’s connected to as unmetered again. And yes, Windows will remember this setting for each individual network, so you can disconnect from that network and reconnect all you like.

I haven't tried this as I'm not on W10 but I thought it might be useful.

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I empathize with anyone who has trouble with W10 updates, and I do know how aggravating unexplained (and unfixed) computer problems are.

Here's why everyone should always make sure they have the most up-to-date version of either Windows or whatever system they are using.

Quick summary: there is a tool called "EternalBlue" that the US National Security Agency developed for spying that somehow got released into the world by a group that apparently didn't approve of NSA. It exploits a problem in Windows that NSA found (and didn't report to Microsoft, since they wanted to use it, not to have Microsoft fix it ) that allows a hacker to break into any Windows computer. A neat trick if you're a bad guy or a spy.

When the tool got out, NSA quietly told Microsoft about the issue and Microsoft fixed the vulnerability that allowed the tool to work. All computers that got the subsequent update are protected.

Once the thing got out into the wild, the bad guys started using it. Right now the city government of Baltimore is all tied up because their computers don't work, and the bad guys are demanding a ransom to untie them. If city government had taken the elementary step of making sure all their computers stayed up to date, they would not have this problem.

It went world-wide in the "WannaCry" attack, which affected entire countries. (Ones where the governments and/or major businesses hadn't bothered to be sure they were updated.)

The main reason I want to take every update is not that I am excited by the idea of Microsoft giving me some great new functionality -- usually they don't. I am excited about getting the latest bug fixes (not everyone realizes that all complex software always has bugs, some of which last for years) and especially the fixes to whatever virus/hacker-related issues that the virus research community has uncovered.

This is not only a Windows problem. Windows has more hackers working on it because more people use Windows -- hackers go where the market is. No operating system, no matter how designed, would withstand the concentrated efforts of the hacker community if there were some money in it (or excitement or challenge or whatever turns them on). Those guys are good. (Even though they are bad .) Some of the hackers work for governments (some for the NSA, for instance....)


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The NSA eventually warned Microsoft after learning about EternalBlue’s possible theft, allowing the company to prepare a software patch issued in March 2017,[12] ....Many Windows users had not installed the patches when, two months later on May 12, 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack used the EternalBlue vulnerability to spread itself.[17][18] The next day, Microsoft released emergency security patches for the unsupported Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003.[19][20]

In February 2018, EternalBlue was ported to all Windows operating systems since Windows 2000 ....

By the end of 2018, millions of systems were still vulnerable to EternalBlue. This has led to millions of dollars in damages due primarily to ransomware worms. Following the massive impact of WannaCry, both NotPetya and BadRabbit caused over $1 billion worth of damages in over 65 countries, using EternalBlue as either an initial compromise vector or as a method of lateral movement. [22]

In May 2019, Baltimore struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists using EternalBlue. The attack froze thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EternalBlue

Moral: do the updates.

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In the Windows 10 May 2019 Update,
>Cortana will be separated from the search box in the taskbar.
5 stars, I always turn it off any way.

>Microsoft’s native browser will now be Chromium-based.
4 stars, I use chrome not IE so MS has seen the light.

>The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will allow people using Windows 10 Home edition to pause Windows updates
for a set number of days.
1 star, 7 days is not enough

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In the Windows 10 May 2019 Update,
>Cortana will be separated from the search box in the taskbar.
5 stars, I always turn it off any way.

>Microsoft’s native browser will now be Chromium-based.
4 stars, I use chrome not IE so MS has seen the light.

>The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will allow people using Windows 10 Home edition to pause Windows updates
for a set number of days.
1 star, 7 days is not enough

Cortana: ignored it from the beginning. I don't care what it does.

Browser: didn't know this, but then I have ignored MS browsers for a long time too.

Updates: I do want the updates. I agree that having control is better; sometimes I can't give the machine over to MS when they want me to.

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Windows 7 is too old,Windows 10 is too unstable,and Windows 8 is rubbish.
So which version of Windows is the best.

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Windows 7 is too old,Windows 10 is too unstable,and Windows 8 is rubbish.
So which version of Windows is the best.

Hi Soundkung,
I have resisted 10 for a long time, but now that I have it, I actually like it. I have not had any issues at all.

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Windows 7 is too old,Windows 10 is too unstable,and Windows 8 is rubbish.
So which version of Windows is the best.

Not sure what you're talking about when you say W10 is unstable. I'm not some uber Microsoft fan but it's been pretty damn reliable for me. W7 was awesome and I actually like it better than 10 but yeah, it's basically deprecated. 8.1 was never... ever... good lol. W10 is a vast improvement. Seems the choice is obvious

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Windows 7 is too old,Windows 10 is too unstable,and Windows 8 is rubbish.
So which version of Windows is the best.

Windows 7 support ends January 2020, you don't like Windows 8 so gets Windows 10. Seems pretty obvious to me.
I have never had any problems with Windows 10, any update issues that were reported never happened to me.
Either that or go and buy a Mac, or run Linux, and then have to buy some Windows emulator software to run the trading software you presumably want to use that in almost all cases will only work on Windows.

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Windows 7 is the best of them,i can't believe it is over.For Windows 8,i forgot it existed.As for Windows 10,it is hard to beat Windows 7.

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