New laptop

John sessomsj at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 1 15:14:03 EST 2018


On 2/28/2018 19:25, Brian Walters wrote:
> WordPerfect?  Quottro Pro?
> 
> Are they still around?
> 
> 

Well, not any more. I deleted them & downloaded Apache OpenOffice.

But I think they're owned by Corel, which is also still around.



> 
> Cheers
> 
> Brian
> 
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Brian Walters
> Western Sydney Australia
> http://lyons-ryan.org/southernlight/
> 
> 
>> On 01 March 2018 at 09:40 John <sessomsj at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 2/28/2018 00:37, mike wilson wrote:
>>>> On 28 February 2018 at 04:34 John <sessomsj at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 2/27/2018 14:28, John Francis wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 02:04:12PM -0500, John wrote:
>>>>>> My new laptop just arrived. I finally broke down and ordered a
>>>>>> refurbished HP Elitebook from Newegg. Intel i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB
>>>>>> SSD, DVD??RW, Windoze7 PRO 64-bit.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Replaces my 11 year old Toshiba. I expect I'll finally be able
>>>>>> to run Photoshop CS6 Extended on a laptop.
>>>>>
>>>>> This might be a good time to reconsider your position on Windows
>>>>> 10. You've got two years left before Microsoft drop all support
>>>>> for W7. That means there won't even be any security updates after
>>>>> Jan 2020.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> F*** 'em. I'll figure out how to install Linux ... or maybe turn
>>>> it into a Hackintosh.
>>>
>>> UBUNTU is an easy install.  Download the file and write it to a DVD -
>>> maybe a memory stick by now, shove it in the machine and follow
>>> instructions.  Automatically installs Firefox and Thunderbird.
>>> (Windows) problems fixed, permanently.
>>>
>>
>> For now I'm sticking with Windoze7, at least until Micro$oft murders it.
>>
>> But, yes, most likely Ubuntu when my paranoia level at the lack of
>> security updates after Jan 2020.
>>
>> I am pretty much removing ALL of the pre-installed "software" to make
>> room for the programs *I* use. The trial versions of Word Perfect and
>> Quatro Pro are going bye-bye; so is "BullGuard".
>>
>> Open Office, here I come.
>>
>> Antivirus software? How does Windoze Defender compare to aftermarket
>> products?
>>
>> None of the reviews (PC Magazine, PC World, TopTen) even list it. But
>> I'm not sure how much faith I can put in them, because some of them
>> rate Norton highest (and the others recommend it highly).
>>
>> My previous experience with Norton is why I'm using AVG currently.
>> Recently AVG has begun exhibiting the same behavior that pissed me off
>> against Norton.
>>
>> Definitely not going with Kaspersky. Maybe Bitdefender or Avast?
>>
>> Or is Windoze Defender good enough?
>>



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