From: Craig Phillips <cphillips@cnci.ccsend.com> on behalf of Craig Phillips <cphillips@cnci.us>

Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:52 PM

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Subject: Cocktail Talk - Windows 10, no Bo Derek

 

 

Cocktail Talk

January 2016

Cocktail Talk

Dear Craig:   

Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".

 

Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.

 

Cocktail Talk is archived on www.cnci.us

 

Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Windows 10, no Bo Derek

 

"10" is a 1979 film starring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore. 

 

A guy having a mid-life crisis  sees Bo and immediately labels her an "11". He stalks her to Mexico on her honeymoon, saves her new husband from drowning, and she offers him thank you sex.

 

Bo Derek may have been a "10", maybe an "11", but  Windows 10 is not a "10".

 

If you're getting persistant pop-ups to upgrade to Windows 10, here's why.

 

By default Microsoft automatically updates your PC at 3 AM. They "update" your PC with KB3035883 which is nothing more than malware. Once infected your PC starts nagging you to upgrade to Windows 10.  

 

Even if you ran Update manually you wouldn't know the payload of KB30358803 because it's a Trojan Horse. 

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You can't turn KB30358803 off, you have to remove it just like any other malware.  Or you can live with it, or maybe just give in and upgrade.

 

Windows 7 owns 56% of the Windows market for a reason, it runs businesses. Windows XP has 11%, even as it approaches drinking age, tied with 8.1. Windows ME, Vista, and 8 never reached puberty. 10 is 8 plus 2. Which is about what I give it.

 

I sacrificed a PC to the 10 experience, and here are four of the outcomes.

 

1) 10 states "everything will be right where you left it", yet it replaced my Start Menu programs with Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft, and Solitare. Just like malware.

 

2) 10 will update  your PC whenever it feels like it. 

 

The choices 7 gave us are gone. You need to be kind of a hacker to stop 10, and then you have to be a hacker again to restart it. If you remember.

 

3) 10 comes with Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is now a menu selection in Edge.

 

Browser Hijackers direct your searches to the sites they want you to go to instead of giving you honest results. That's why we remove them.

 

Edge hijacks itself, directing your searches to sites Microsoft wants you to go to.

 

Edge lets you draw on things and talk to Cortana.

 

4) Cortana

 

You can compare Cortana to Siri if you want. Dan Quayle compared himself to JFK sparking the legendary quote  "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.".

 

More importantly than Microsoft shoving 10 down out throats, and the way they went about it, 10 just isn't a good fit for PCs and especially not for business. 

 

10 is a cross platform operating system meant to run on PCs and hand-held devices, that was the goal, and that's a problem. Tablets, phones, and PCs are different animals. Cross a jack-ass with a horse and you've got a mule. 

 

One Size Fits All is great (for souvenir t-shirts), 10 even resurrected Microsoft Money and packaged it along with Xbox. Or maybe Microsoft learned a lesson from launching six different versions of 7 

 

Isn't there a difference between Money and Xbox? Isn't there something between one and six? Couldn't there be a few choices? Maybe like "Windows 10 Gamers" for gamers, and "Windows 10 Beaners" for accountants?

 

 

 

Microsoft malware, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Edge, Cortana, JFK, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.

 

 

Thank you for reading,

 

Signature 

Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.

 

 

 

 

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