New direction for Windows?

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    The wife has Win 10 on her laptop (for now.......). I have Edge, Cortana and all apps I can turned off for her however Cortana still runs in the background collecting and reporting data.
     
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    I liked Ubuntu when I had it but I never knew which version of add-ons and extensions and programs to install from thechoices they gave you. Are you familiar with what I’m talking about?
     
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    So this is kind of like having parents describing their vision of the perfect life mate to a teenager.....

    Okay.....
     
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    It's a learning curve but that's to be expected with anything new. With Ubuntu one can do a standard install which pretty much gives you everything you may need or a minimal install which cuts much of the stuff most people don't use regularly allowing the user to configure which packages (Apps) they want. I and a couple of others here are always willing to help people with setup and configuring their Linux distributions.


     
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    I think you mean the GUI interface packages, there's Gnome-based..to where you have a modern feel ..and lots of apps.

    then I draw a mental block on the other. KDE, maybe?

    I like the minimalist approach, so I use neither.

    LX-something or other. Not the one to use if you want a feature-rich experience.
     
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    Interesting. I have 10 on this comp. Not a single problem.

    I have XT on the other and (cough) Windows 95 on the oldest. No probs there either, though 95 just plays old games. I have Flight Simulator 95 with the old Meigs Airport in Chicago, and the twin towers in NYC. :lol:
     
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    You can actually do quite a bit with modern hardware and emulators.

    I got um..Lo Wang to work.
     
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    Sooo, how do you like having a dedicated Microsoft workstation as opposed to a PC............
     
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    Whatever works.
     
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