* Posts by riki

11 posts • joined 30 Aug 2015

Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

riki

What an article...a load of bull. Firefox is still the best and faster, yes faster, than Chrome. Who's paid you?

Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse

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Market share

One of the reasons Windows still holds an important share of the market is because most users are computer illiterate.

Research: Microsoft the fastest growing maker of tablet OSs ... by 2019

riki

Yeah... Windows OP going down fast!

Windows 10 grabbed about five per cent market share in August

riki

I don't believe anything Microsoft tell us, load of rubbish. Linux Mint is the way to go, free and hassle-free operating system. A joy to use.

Photoshop for 40 quid: Affinity Photo pushes pixels further than most

riki

Not a penny! FREE GIMP is the answer.

Windows 10 download doesn't work?

riki

Re: Windows 10 download doesn't work?

I am running Linux (what else?) but my wife's laptop with 8.1 Pro 32-bit is still driving me mad. The latest episode is this darn W10. It just won't download. The system is up to date with all updates installed, checked, rechecked, the lot. The lappy, a COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ60-212EM, is also fairly new and therefore compatibility is not an issue. The Windows icon that was supposed to be planted bottom right has never appeared. Searching the Net for solutions is a waste of time. The frustration is extreme! Why does Microsoft always make it so difficult? Linux is sooooooo easy! Needless to say that I have given up and the laptop will die, eventually, with its 8.1 Pro and NEVER EVER again will I be persuaded to purchase another machine running Windoze for my wife.

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

riki

Re: Uninstalls counted?

In any case anything that M$ says is a load of bull. Worse OE on the market used mostly by PC illiterate.

riki

75 million?

I don't believe it. M$ is losing ground all the time as PC users become more literate and realize that other options are available out there, Linux is one of them. It'll take time but they are definitely on the decline and the monopoly they enjoyed a decade or so ago is crumbling fast. The end of their empire will end when OEMs start shipping naked computers allowing users to choose their preferred operating systems.

riki

Re: Goodbye M$

Microsoft is creating more and more dissatisfied customers. Spent hours and hours trying to download W10 on my wife's W8.1 laptop, all to no avail, total waste of time. The good thing that has come out of this pathetic experience is that I have finally convinced my wife to join me and switch to Linux. End of Windoze in our household. What a relief!!!

riki

Failed download

I have spent hours and hours trying to download W10 on my wife's W8.1 laptop, all to no avail, total waste of time. The good thing that has come out of this pathetic fiasco is that I have finally convinced my wife to switch to Linux. End of Windoze in our household. Great relief!!!

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

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Re: We must obviously agree to disagree

Because most users are computer illiterate and MS pay PC manufacturers handsomely to pre-install their junk, that's why.

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