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    I agree Mike and teddy and I always do a custom install but this seemed a harmless add on, you have to be careful.
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    For those that use M/S Office.

    Certain versions of Windows, Office and Microsoft Lync are being attacked in the wild via a new remote code execution vulnerability, says Microsoft in a disclosure.

    http://www.zdnet.com/zero-day-attack...e589&ttag=e589
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    Thanks Colin. I will keep an eye out. This is going to be a problem with XP next year when they withdraw the support.

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    From what I can gather on other forums if you need to change from XP try to avoid Windows 8 as it has not settled down yet 7 seems to be OK, I am stuck with Vista which has a lot of the bugs ironed out now and is not too bad XP is still the most popular by a country mile.
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    I agree Colin. 7 seems to be just about de bugged now and also has some good features. Vista was a nightmare and 8 still has a way to go before I would touch it.

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    I've mentioned it before, but, Linux
    Lightweight install
    very fast
    very secure
    does everything I need, even used it at work today to project to an OHP using Libre Office
    Can't see me ever going back to MS

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    True for you maybe Chris, but if it doesn'trun the applications I want to use and does not support my peripherals then it's not of much use to me. If I was a lot younger and had the necessary time and funds to learn new apps, and buy new peripherals then I would be tempted.
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    I have the same problem. Insufficient mental capacity at the moment to learn a new trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    I have the same problem. Insufficient mental capacity at the moment to learn a new trick.

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    That will not do you naughty boy, you must keep the brain active to ward off Alzheimer's & Other Dementias also learning a forign language or a musical instrument is a recomended tool in this "old age" fight.
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    Its a time factor mainly Colin. I am still working and my youngest is still not entirely well which means I spend about ten hours a week with her over and above what you would normally expect with a normal life. Plus we have a big project which is ongoing and takes a lot of time and energy, but could make a big difference to our retirement. Most of my so called free time is spent sleeping etc through mental and physical exhaustion. I am waiting for an operation (probably January) which will force me to stop for a while but it may affect my concentration. I found that after my heart surgery I was unable to concentrate for long. Even reading a book became a chore. So it looks like that sort of thing will have to wait for my retirement, which I hope will not be too far away.

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    I am deeply sorry to hear of your problems teddy and I hope they come right, I did actually mean retirement most people just relish the opportunity to go easy which is a trap that I fell into doing things that I wanted (golf, car clubs, music etc) then I brought a computer (my first) which exercised the old grey matter and still does, I also brushed up on my Russian and the old Flute came into play again but I am easily distracted when I reach a certain level and then I look for something new which is the present situation. You never know what is around the corner “Carpe diem”
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    Most retired people I know wonder wheere they found the time to work. There are so many things that I want to do but have not the time or energy for at the moment. I just have to make sure that I have the finances for all these things, plus of course the odd trip to the SoF.

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    Good old Google the one tool that worked as it should and they have pulled it I am referring to their free app “gmail notifier” not the end of the world but they assume that everyone now surfs the net via a smart phone, but hey if you install Google Chrome on your PC it has a built in notifier, personally after my experiences with Chrome they can stick it.
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    I use Windows 7.

    I used to use XP until the computer started getting really show and we had to get rid of it.

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    When my 10+ year old IBM ThinkPad died, I was in the middle of a project. I found an ASUS laptop running i7 processor with 8 Gb RAM and 1 Tb hard drive. The motherboard and guts work beautifully, just like all the other ASUS motherboards out there, but the display is terrible; you have to look at the display at exactly the right angle. This is annoying when I am using the laptop out of office: I cannot show things easily to others; two cannot watch at the same time with proper view.

    I have recently upgraded the operating system to Win 10 Pro. It works really nicely for me, and I use some programs that stress the system out pretty heavily.
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