Windows 11 Jun 9, 2022 18:26:15 GMT
Post by Charles Traynor on Jun 9, 2022 18:26:15 GMT
When Microsoft launched Windows 10 we were told it was going to be the last version of Windows. I and many millions of others did not believe them. Now Microsoft is pushing Windows 11. However, a lot of people are not happy with Microsoft’s latest operating system. It seems with every new version the power of Big Brother grows exponentially.
I have never upgraded my Windows operating system within a year of new versions being launched. Why upgrade when the old system is stable and doing its job? I will eventually move on to Windows 11 or 12 but I will make damn sure I will have full control of my files before I do so.
Early last year I upgraded my rig.
Case: I retained the PHANTEKS Enthoo Primo full tower from the previous build (I love this case).
AMD Ryzen 7 3700xMB: ASRock X570 Taichi
Graphic card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 (I had to cut through part of an internal metal support beam to fit the card due to its length).
Monitor: TUF Gaming VG27A (This is easily the best monitor I have ever owned).
HD: 1x Samsung NVMe (1 GB system)
HD x 4 Samsung SSD (6 GB storage)
32 GB Ram
Until now I had always resisted cordless keyboards and mice. The technology has now come of age and I have never come anywhere near draining the batteries on these devices even with several days use before reaching 50% and then recharging.
Keyboard: Logitech G915 wireless
Mouse: Logitech Pro wireless
My first PC was a 486 DX33 bought from Media Markt. I was ripped off because the advertising told me it had Vesa Local Bus slots. This was true, however, the actual graphic card installed was a standard ISA card. I was upgrading from an Amiga system so local bus video meant nothing to me at the time. Fortunately I can be a quick learner when I enjoy the subject and have self built ever better machines with every PC I ever owned after that.
My experience with Microsoft:
DOS 6.0 (German)
Windows 3.0 (German)
Very quickly swapped for:
DOS 6.1 (English)
Windows 3.11 for Work Groups (English)
Windows 95 was not plug and play as advertised. I had to pull cards out of my computer and play around with jumper settings to get my mouse working. I went back to Windows for Work Groups when I realized my HP inkjet printer was not compatible with W95 because Microsoft had kept the likes of HP in the dark about the inner workings of 95 and they could not produce W95 compatible drivers for a very long time.
Windows 98SE: I loved this system. Everything worked perfectly. The games being produced at the time were outstanding and life was also so effing good back then!
Windows Millennium: SUCKED ASS!!! Why was this piece of crap actually created during a period of time when the masses still had some standards? Those standards weren’t very high but Millennium failed miserably to come anywhere close to meeting any of them.
Windows XP: I loved this OS.
Windows Vista: Many people hated this OS. I was forced into it because of keeping up with the technology. This system was a move sideways which destroyed operability with the past. I never had any problems with this OS but I am very glad W7 came along when it did.
Windows 7: A good operating system I enjoyed using.
Windows 8: I never got involved with that thing.
Windows 10: A robust operating system. I will no doubt look back on it with as much favor as I do 98SE, XP and Windows 7.
Windows 11: ?