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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by Delgado on January 21, 2019, 22:34 »
I'll give it some thought, DG.  Can I ask what made you buy the Windows 10 mini PC in the first place?

  To be honest I don't know why I bought it! Boredom I think. Retirement breeds boredom-saw it advertised and thought that looks good. More money wasted. Id forgotten what a pain Windows was  :crazy: :crazy:
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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by Simon on January 21, 2019, 08:47 »
I'll give it some thought, DG.  Can I ask what made you buy the Windows 10 mini PC in the first place?
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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by Delgado on January 21, 2019, 08:30 »
Windows 10 is inherently evil.  Were it not for the hassle of transferring and converting lots of files and programs, I would switch to a Mac tomorrow.

    Simon it wouldn't be much hassle, Macs have an easy transfer programme that you connect to your Windows PC via your router and automatically moves everything over for you. You just tick the boxes of folders you want transferred and go and have a coffee and its all done! Ive taken the plunge and switched back to my Mini Mac- I am far happier to ditch the crashing and freezing  :thumb:
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The Buzz / Re: David Bowie voted greatest entertainer of the 20th century
« Last post by GillE on January 20, 2019, 18:12 »
I see. In that case I would have argued Bob Dylan's case.
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The Buzz / Re: David Bowie voted greatest entertainer of the 20th century
« Last post by Simon on January 20, 2019, 17:59 »
I've no doubt The Beatles would have won if there had been a group category.  However, I believe that this particular award was given to an entertainer as an individual.
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The Buzz / Re: David Bowie voted greatest entertainer of the 20th century
« Last post by GillE on January 20, 2019, 13:50 »
The Beatles were undoubtedly the most imaginative band of all time when you look at at their innovations in the context of music of that day.  Not only was McCartney the first bass player to take lead vocals and move away from the 'walking bass' to counter-melodies, but Ringo Starr was a left-handed drummer who rearranged the back-beat for practically every Beatles number.  The Beatles was one of the first bands to write their own material too.

More than that, their imagination in the studio was unprecendented.  The Sergeant Pepper album created analogue effects which other bands could only begin to match with the advent of the Fairlight CMI synthesizer.  They used this to blend musical styles in ways that hadn't been imagined before and it can be argued that they gave birth to prog rock.

When you consider these facts together with how popular the Beatles were as live performers and how durable their music has proven to be, I have no hesitation in regarding them as having made more impact than any other entertainers.
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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by GillE on January 20, 2019, 13:36 »
When you think of the issues we had 20 years ago, all computer OSs seem to have advanced dramatically.  I think Windows has always been bloated but the fact remains that it has the widest range of available quality programs.  I have a few IOS devices and whilst they function fine, they don't have the versatility of Windows.

For sheer ease of use, though, it's hard to beat Linux (I use Mint).  As with IOS, I think Linux is limited by it's availability of quality programs but nowadays many open source programs are better than their commercial equivalents.  My real gripe with Linux is that you need to be a coding wizard to connect peripheral devices.
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The Buzz / Re: David Bowie voted greatest entertainer of the 20th century
« Last post by Den on January 20, 2019, 13:10 »
If they had asked me Bowie would not have made the top 100.  :D
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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by Den on January 20, 2019, 13:09 »
I know I seem to stand out in the crowd but I love Windows 10. The main updates are twice a year and the monthly ones are only top ups.

I have used Microsoft from Windows 95 onwards and think Windows 10 Pro is the best ever. I hate my iPad though.  :)x
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General Tech Discussion, News & Q&A / Re: Mini Computers
« Last post by Simon on January 20, 2019, 12:57 »
Windows 10 is inherently evil.  Were it not for the hassle of transferring and converting lots of files and programs, I would switch to a Mac tomorrow.
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