New updates from Microsoft today
Patch Tuesday Again
Microsoft January 2022 Patch Tuesday
Six zero-days, over 90 vulnerabilities fixed so if you have not got them, check Windows update.
Worried about Yahoo.com
Years ago I moved away from the the yahoo email and website. I know the advertisements on the page we’re causing all kinds of issues in Windows and I have had a lot less trouble since. Just visiting some sites can add unwanted cookies and plugins, try to avoid them when ever you can no matter how helpful they would appear.
Microsoft up to old tricks
In the first few builds of Windows 11, you could use whatever browser you wanted, at the time I was using Firefox and Edge. Then they changed Edge a few months ago to a chromium-based browser and it has been wonderful not to have Google tracking me. Now I find out that Microsoft in a new version will be making it a lot harder to change Firefox or anything else into the “default” browser.
Now that Microsoft has released Windows 11 do you need to get it? Well, it’s not needed for now so if your computer was offered it you can wait. Some computers will not be offered Windows 11 due to hardware requirements, the computer will need an 8th gen chip or better and TMP 2.0 ( motherboard chip ). If you don’t have these things Windows 10 will still be updated for another 5 years.
Another Windows update
Well its seems Microsoft like sending these updates about twice a year,in November it sent down version 1909. It was a smaller update and you might not even noticed.
New Windows 10 update
New post by a expert in the field (Paul Thurrott) about the new version of Windows coming to a computer near you soon. Link
What is the cloud
The “Cloud” is just another computer holding your data , photos, address book, documents things you would like to save a use often. When was the last time you’re computer “did something funny” ? Have you backed it up in the last few months ? Is the cloud safe ? its only as safe as the password you use, you would be surprised as to how much info Facebook and or Google have about you already.
Every version of Windows since Windows 7 has this backup option and its free ( with a outlook.com account also free ) and if you have a Gmail address Google also has this cloud backup option ( also free with the gmail address ).
The Windows 10 operating system is new to people and everyone has lot’s of questions, should I get it, can my system run it , I have heard bad things about it, just to name a few.
I have been a beta tester for Windows 10 for the last 2 years so I know a lot about the workings and how to get it to run on a large number of computers. If you are running Windows 8 or 8.1 you can run Windows 10 in most cases.…Windows 10 is nothing to fear: