Can I still use Windows 7 / XP?

I’m sure most techies get asked this question from time to time. Well, the simple answer is YES YOU CAN, BUT….. Both of these Operating Systems were considered a big step forward at the time and were loved by users. Also, as techies, we may be asked to support them. However, care must be taken to avoid problems. Be careful, and if you can’t, buy a PC that can run the latest OS of your choice or stay off the Net. Do your online banking and shopping on your ‘phone or a secure PC.

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Windows 11 Install

There are a few scam downloads for Windows 11 installation media, so best avoided. However, techies will want to install the new OS to test it and the best way to do this, the only way currently according to Microsoft, is to install Windows 10 and then join the Windows Insider Program.

I have tried using a Virtual PC and it isn’t very useful, so I got another SSD for my main PC, installed Win 10 on it and joined the program.

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Get started with Linux

With the rumours all over the web about the possibility that Windows could be moving to the Linux Kernel sometime in the future, it may be time to learn a bit about it.

Why would they do that? I imagine you saying. Well, Microsoft are pushing cloud-based subscription solutions in all areas. The Windows 10 Cloud is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS and similar platforms. Windows 10 updates seem to be ever more problematic almost as if they stopped working too hard on it.

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