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Old March 15th 19, 09:24 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Old Fart44
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Default Can windows 10 be made to look like XP?

On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:56:20 +0000, ? Good Guy ?
wrote:

It is like XP. the only difference is it has Metro Apps but you can
delete them if you are not interested in any of them.

Windows 10 is 100% like Windows XP except that Microsoft decided to call
it Windows 10.

What exactly are you finding it difficult to get used to? Please tell
us what is your age. anybody under 65 should get used to Windows 10 as
they are likely to have at least 20 years ahead of them. Older people
should start using Linux because they are not likely to use a computer
for anything other than facebook, twitter, online shopping, and visiting
info sites.


I dont know where you get your information, but I am over 65. I have
been using computers since MSDOS was the only operating system. I do
MOST of my computer work OFFLINE. I do graphic editing, artwork, office
type data, and some audio creations and editing.
I DO NOT use facebook, twitter, or any of that so called "social media".
To me, that is a waste of time and computer resources. I do little
online shopping, and some info sites. I also like to occasionally watch
some youtube videos. Aside from that, and the newsgroups and email, I'd
rather be offline.

Telling elderly people to use linux exposes you as an idiot. I tried
linux, and tossed it in the trash. Far too difficult to setup, (if it
even installs). And requires far too much tweaking, fiddling, and very
annoying bug removal. Its designed for the nerd who wants to waste their
life fighting with their computer, rather than using it. Linux is crap!

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Old March 15th 19, 12:53 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Maurice
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Default Can windows 10 be made to look like XP?

On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:24:55 -0500, Old Fart44 wrote:

Telling elderly people to use linux exposes you as an idiot.


I tend to agree about the advice, although - depending on their
technical competence - I'm sure some would find it an interesting and
even rewarding experience compared with Windows.

For many years now I have been happily using Linux (currently the Mageia
version), having easily installed it on a dual-boot basis on all our home
computers so as to offer a choice of system, and am always glad to exit
an occasional session on Windows (now 10) and get back to Linux.

I tried linux, ... requires far too much tweaking, fiddling, and very
annoying bug removal. Its designed for the nerd who wants to waste their
life fighting with their computer, rather than using it. Linux is crap!


I have similar feelings about Windows (expecially after WinXP)...

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Old March 15th 19, 06:19 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Bill Bradshaw
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Default Can windows 10 be made to look like XP?

Old Fart44 wrote:
On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:56:20 +0000, ? Good Guy ?
wrote:

It is like XP. the only difference is it has Metro Apps but you can
delete them if you are not interested in any of them.

Windows 10 is 100% like Windows XP except that Microsoft decided to
call it Windows 10.

What exactly are you finding it difficult to get used to? Please
tell us what is your age. anybody under 65 should get used to
Windows 10 as they are likely to have at least 20 years ahead of
them. Older people should start using Linux because they are not
likely to use a computer for anything other than facebook, twitter,
online shopping, and visiting info sites.


I dont know where you get your information, but I am over 65. I have
been using computers since MSDOS was the only operating system. I do
MOST of my computer work OFFLINE. I do graphic editing, artwork,
office type data, and some audio creations and editing.
I DO NOT use facebook, twitter, or any of that so called "social
media". To me, that is a waste of time and computer resources. I do
little online shopping, and some info sites. I also like to
occasionally watch some youtube videos. Aside from that, and the
newsgroups and email, I'd rather be offline.

Telling elderly people to use linux exposes you as an idiot. I tried
linux, and tossed it in the trash. Far too difficult to setup, (if it
even installs). And requires far too much tweaking, fiddling, and very
annoying bug removal. Its designed for the nerd who wants to waste
their life fighting with their computer, rather than using it. Linux
is crap!


I am 73 and using Open-Shell on top of Windows 10 Pro.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu

Like you I do not use social media.

Being an engineer I think more structurally and thus want a more structured
menu system like WinXP or Windows 7.

Hopefully you have found an acceptable solution.
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Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska


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Old March 16th 19, 12:00 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Chris
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Default Can windows 10 be made to look like XP?

Old Fart44 wrote:
On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:56:20 +0000, ? Good Guy ?
wrote:

It is like XP. the only difference is it has Metro Apps but you can
delete them if you are not interested in any of them.

Windows 10 is 100% like Windows XP except that Microsoft decided to call
it Windows 10.

What exactly are you finding it difficult to get used to? Please tell
us what is your age. anybody under 65 should get used to Windows 10 as
they are likely to have at least 20 years ahead of them. Older people
should start using Linux because they are not likely to use a computer
for anything other than facebook, twitter, online shopping, and visiting
info sites.


I dont know where you get your information, but I am over 65. I have
been using computers since MSDOS was the only operating system. I do
MOST of my computer work OFFLINE. I do graphic editing, artwork, office
type data, and some audio creations and editing.
I DO NOT use facebook, twitter, or any of that so called "social media".
To me, that is a waste of time and computer resources. I do little
online shopping, and some info sites. I also like to occasionally watch
some youtube videos. Aside from that, and the newsgroups and email, I'd
rather be offline.

Telling elderly people to use linux exposes you as an idiot. I tried
linux, and tossed it in the trash. Far too difficult to setup, (if it
even installs). And requires far too much tweaking, fiddling, and very
annoying bug removal. Its designed for the nerd who wants to waste their
life fighting with their computer, rather than using it. Linux is crap!


I moved my FIL from win xp to Ubuntu about 7 years ago. He's not looked
back. He's now 73.

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Old March 16th 19, 03:21 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
😉 Good Guy 😉
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On 15/03/2019 23:00, Chris wrote:
He's not looked
back. He's now 73.


Because he's stopped using computers; He just gave up at 73!!. Linux
was a junk and Windows 10 was too difficult!!!.





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