2 Years of Windows 10

Windows-update iconIt won’t be long now before we see the latest update to Windows 10, the Autumn version, also known as 1709.

That will then be the fourth update in just over the 2 years that Windows 10 has been around, and you can expect future updates at roughly the same rate in the past.

This new update when released can be expected to have loads of changes both for the users and the developers.

Fluent designSo, what can we look forward to? The crystal ball points to elements of Microsoft’s new ‘Fluent Design’ being added, which should add performance and user improvements, including easier resizing for the varying devices on which you use Windows 10 as your operating system, i.e. whether you use a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and smoother transitions.

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Are you up to date with Windows 10?

Win 10 BackgroundQuite a few things have happened with Windows 10 Operating System since you upgraded to 10 from whichever version you previously had on your computer, or you may have bought a new PC or laptop with Windows 10 already installed. Either way you may like to check if you are indeed up-to-date with the latest version.

The reason for doing that is partly for security and partly to get any new function in updates working for you and partly to correct any bugs in the previous iteration.

I do hope that you are using Windows 10 and upgraded when Microsoft two years ago offered to do that for you,

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Unhappy Anniversary – Windows 10

W10 Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft has run into a new serious problem with its Anniversary update of the Windows 10 operating system which hit the world stage over the past few weeks.

The new problems comes at a bad time for Microsoft when W10 just became a chargeable product after a year of free upgrades when the Anniversary upgrade was the one to make Windows 10 the preferred OS choice across the World.

Web cameras no longer working, Skype telephony having problems in various locations, PCs that cannot start up, and up to time of writing no solutions from Microsoft; Meanwhile those with dead PCs have no way of getting their files, documents, photos etc working.

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Newsletter – July 2016

AGM

The AGM was held on the 20th July with a good attendance of 32 members. The guest speaker Mr. John McBeth gave a very informative speech about instances in his life of broadcasting radio and television dating back to the early 1980s through to the present time. This covered Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby and Americas Cup Yachting. At present he’s getting himself ready to cover the Rio Olympics.

Elected at the meeting were your 2016/17 committee:

Chairman – Brian Milne,                          Vice Chairperson – Teresa Urutia,

Treasurer – David Salter,                          Secretary – Jim Heron,

Committee – Ian McLuckie, Kuini Woolcock, Pat Stephens, Peter Bunkall, Peter Jones, Peter Thomson, Shona Spicer, Sue Connor, Veronica Kemp.

Imm. Past Chairman – Barry Bailey.

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This is Your Final Warning….

Crying Man CartoonOK…OK, I admit that nothing terminal is going to happen to your computer (or you!) if you don’t upgrade to Windows 10 but one thing’s for sure, if you don’t accept the free upgrade before 29 July 2016, you will have to pay Microsoft at least $US109 for the privilege when you finally realise the world’s leaving you behind!

Of course, if you’re planning on replacing your old clunker laptop/desktop in the very near future (ie this year!), upgrading to Win 10 is a bit of waste of time but for everyone else….
T I M E   I S   R U N N I N G   O U T ! ! !

I came across an excellent summary of facts (with a little positive spin thrown in for good measure) on the internet recently and I want to share it with you.

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