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by rand
4 Jan 2014, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

I'm sure there is at least one person on this site who will take great pleasure in hearing that Windows 7 Home Premium software has defeated me and the irony is that Microsoft has driven me away from using the internet and their product. On 2nd Feb 2014 my internet connection will be switched of and...
by rand
1 Jan 2014, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

Si wrote:Posts removed....please let's not start the year with people making uncomplimentary posts about each other.


Please explain.

Rand.
by rand
1 Jan 2014, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

Posts removed....please let's not start the year with people making uncomplimentary posts about each other. I can only assume you are referring to my response at being described as a Troll. My only knowledge of Trolls is from childhood story books and my response was in no way uncomplimentary; mere...
by rand
31 Dec 2013, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.
Replies: 23
Views: 12235

Re: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.

My homepage is, Dogpile; is that what you mean when you say, browser? Rand. No. Look at MrJemm's post just above this one, says the same as what I was referring to. I read Mr Jemm's post and I don't understand it. I don't know what I have to do to convince people of my problems, so I'll just ask th...
by rand
31 Dec 2013, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

mike_dowler wrote:If you want to zoom in on a web page (such as this forum), hold down Ctrl and shift and press the + key


I don't have a key marked, "shift".

Rand.
by rand
31 Dec 2013, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

I recently had "Windows 7 Home premium" installed on my PC, but it's so very fussy graphics and confusing arrangement is just too much for me. Does anyone know (I've hear good things about Linux) of a truly user-friendly system that I could replace my current system with? I cannot afford ...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

There seems to be another post running parallel to this site on this forum, but I have no recollection of having started it-confusing!

Rand.
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.
Replies: 23
Views: 12235

Re: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.

I'm no fan of W7 (never experienced the horrors of Vista) but I'm using it now on my laptop - didn't really have any choice. Still using XP on my desktop and will cling on to it as long as possible. W7 (even the 32 bit version) is very unfriendly to older DOS applications - of which I have several ...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.
Replies: 23
Views: 12235

Re: Windows 7 Home Premium, difficulties.

If you have a legal XP disk, then re-installing XP on your box is easy. You just need to make sure you have all the drivers/disks needed before you start. It's just than Microsoft is stopping the security updates for XP soon, so it won't be as safe to use as a newer flavor of Windozes. I've used Li...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

Rand, could you tell us what you would use the computer for? We know that you use it for this forum. We know that you might use it for GPS-related navigation software for Audaxes and so on. What else? Do you write letters, send emails, and so on? Have you ever watched videos? Do you keep records of...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

mjr wrote:Which bit of Norfolk, rand? ;-) I'll see who I know near there. http://alug.org.uk
I can't get your link to work!

Rand.
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

Take a look at a Chromebook. Quite cheap, and very user friendly. No is upgrades, no viruses (as yet). If all you do is web browse then this is for you. Even if you want to do a little bit of file processing, like word or excel, then there online alternatives like Google docs. Give it as look. Chec...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

We're talking desktop OS, right, because the big thing in home computing is the growth of smart phones and tablet computers using Android, Windows Mobile or an Apple systems etc. I use Ubuntu on a desktop PC and have for several years. It should work for you ok unless you have the latest or obsolet...
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

mjr wrote:Which bit of Norfolk, rand? ;-) I'll see who I know near there. http://alug.org.uk


I live in Catfield, North Norfolk, NR29 5DB.

Rand.
by rand
30 Dec 2013, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: User friendly software?
Replies: 76
Views: 15203

Re: User friendly software?

well sorry if u find Windows hard to get to work I think u will tear your hair out with Linux any variety. Linux is still quirky I think though much better than it used to be. I suggest u persevere with Windows 7. I moved from XP and found that a bit of a change but got there in the end Have u trie...