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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo IdeaPad Question Please.

Monte Single
 

Hi Janet, Lenovo, like most other companies make at least 2 levels of
laptops.
Business and personal.
In this case, the Thinkpad is the business class anad as such is the better
machine; and of course, you will pay for this.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 23, 2020 9:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo IdeaPad Question Please.

Hi Everyone,
Can someone please tell me what is the difference between a Lenovo
ThinkPad, and a Lenovo IdeaPad?

Thank you all.

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Urgent help needed/VIP 3000 Thermostat

Norma A. Boge
 

Hello group,

We had a new gas furnace and air conditioning unit installed today. The
installer also hooked up my brand new VIP 3000. My husband let the
installers leave because he thought he could program it. Anyway, it's not
working.
When the batteries are first installed, the display shows an inaccurate
indoor temperature. Then a second later it shows E R for error. The display
changes back and forth with these two signals until the batteries are
removed.
Hitting reset does nothing. Removing and replacing batteries and installing
fresh batteries does not help.
Additionally, the LCD display is not sharp, like the unit is not receiving
sufficient power.
I will continue Googling for more info. But if anyone has suggestions in the
meantime, please shout out. If you'd like, write to amron728@... and
I'll give you my phone number. We are manually turning the furnace on when
we need heat, but it could be a long night because it's 14 F right now with
an expected low of 7.

Thanks,
Norma


Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo IdeaPad Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Can someone please tell me what is the difference between a Lenovo ThinkPad, and a Lenovo IdeaPad?

Thank you all.

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi,

Aren’t the AMD processors mostly for gaming? I have i5Intel Processor with my Lenovo, and I know I can do gaming if I want to, but I don’t want and I don’t plan on gaming though.    

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

 

I like computers with the AMD ryzen  processors. They work very good, and I think they are much faster than Intel processor's. Lenovo also sells such computers.


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Carolyn,
I think you're right.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of
IBM>

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Everyone,
I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I
never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me
know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more
comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of
Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.
Thank you again.

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi Juan,

Ok, I’m going to try and put my two cents in here too.  Thank you for letting me know you have and are happy with Lenovo, as hearing this from you as well as others on the list, gives me great relief.  I am far from a gamer, and I don’t plan on becoming one!  LOL! This Laptop Lenovo sounded good, and the price was right, matter of fact, it was the cheapest I could find at that time.  Actually I wanted to buy it at Best Buy which is a hop and skip away from me, so if something goes wrong with the Laptop, I can easily take it to Best Buy if it needed work done on it.  Best Buy had it on their site for $599, and Amazon had it on their site for $499, so I had a sited person go on Best Buy’s site, and ask them to do a price match, and they did, so I saved $100, and I think that is a good price especially for this Lenovo. 

Thank you again!

 

Janet From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them.  So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops.  This also gives me more confidence. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Pam,
Forget the last message I sent asking you what kind of PC you are using now, because I just seen this message, in which answers my question. Although, what is a Lenovo Thinkpad?

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

I didn't know that. But the computer I am using, at the moment, is a Lenovo
Thinkpad. Yes, when I bought it, the Lenovo laptop computers were still
called thinkpads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of
IBM>

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Everyone,
I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I
never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me
know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more
comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of
Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.
Thank you again.

Janet

Peace Be With You.














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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi Pam,

Yeah, I had Dell for many many years myself, as so many people in the Blind community always suggested Dell. 

Although, this time I wanted to try something different.  What kind of PC do you use now?

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

A lot of people think Dell is the best thing since sliced bread.  I had two of them, and I can’t stand Dell.  I had a lot of problems with them.  Pam.

 

Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:29 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them.  So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops.  This also gives me more confidence. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi Carolyn,
I'm glad to hear you are happy with your Lenovo, as this is the very first time for me. Thank you for this.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

I also had two Dell computers and am happier with my Lenovo.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

A lot of people think Dell is the best thing since sliced bread. I had two of them, and I can’t stand Dell. I had a lot of problems with them. Pam.

From: Juan Gonzalez via groups.io <mailto:jgonzalezh614@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.


Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org















From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.

Thank you again.



Janet



Peace Be With You.





























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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I also had two Dell computers and am happier with my Lenovo.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

A lot of people think Dell is the best thing since sliced bread. I had two of them, and I can’t stand Dell. I had a lot of problems with them. Pam.

From: Juan Gonzalez via groups.io <mailto:jgonzalezh614@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.


Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org















From: Carolyn Arnold <mailto:4carolyna@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>



-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.

Thank you again.



Janet



Peace Be With You.





























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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Pamela Dominguez
 

A lot of people think Dell is the best thing since sliced bread.  I had two of them, and I can’t stand Dell.  I had a lot of problems with them.  Pam.
 

Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.
 

Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them.  So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops.  This also gives me more confidence. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I didn't know that. But the computer I am using, at the moment, is a Lenovo Thinkpad. Yes, when I bought it, the Lenovo laptop computers were still called thinkpads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of
IBM>

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Everyone,
I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I
never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me
know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more
comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of
Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.
Thank you again.

Janet

Peace Be With You.














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Re: a wireless headphones question

Abbie Taylor
 

As far as I know, wireless is the same as Bluetooth. So, those headphones should work with any device with Bluetooth capability. But to be on the safe side, maybe you should call the Apple store and ask. Good luck.
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Re: is there a downside to using open drive?

Jim Rawls
 

That’s the one I will go for.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

Only the annual plan which might save you a few dollars. But the monthly plan lets you jump out any time you want.

Merv

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

Thanks for your thoughts merve. I see they have a plan for $9.95 per month. Is there any better? I think I like open drive as well. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I have used iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Open Drive, Send space and probably one or two I haven’t remembered. And I like Open Drive the best so far. It is fast, easy to use, easy to maintain as far as file structure, and price competitive. The only downside I have really found is in user stats. I haven’t found a way to track what I upload and download like I did with Send space. But I didn’t with most of the other cloud services either.

Merv

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:58 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I know that there is a cost for it, but what mean, is, does it really well? And is there another program that works just as well? Jims


Re: is there a downside to using open drive?

Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...>
 

Only the annual plan which might save you a few dollars. But the monthly plan lets you jump out any time you want.

Merv

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

Thanks for your thoughts merve. I see they have a plan for $9.95 per month. Is there any better? I think I like open drive as well. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I have used iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Open Drive, Send space and probably one or two I haven’t remembered. And I like Open Drive the best so far. It is fast, easy to use, easy to maintain as far as file structure, and price competitive. The only downside I have really found is in user stats. I haven’t found a way to track what I upload and download like I did with Send space. But I didn’t with most of the other cloud services either.

Merv

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:58 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I know that there is a cost for it, but what mean, is, does it really well? And is there another program that works just as well? Jims


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

Putting my two cents into this topic. I was a big dell computer guy but this year I decided to go with the Lenovo Legion i5 and I would not look back. This is a power house and for the price it was right. I would not recommend this computer to some one who needs it for portability cause this is a gaming computer but Lenovo’s productivity laptops are great as well. My Girlfriend has a Lenovo ultra book and it has lasted her for a long time. You really cannot go wrong with Lenovo right now.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of

IBM>

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet

Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM

To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I

never heard of them.  So, by the few people who did let me

know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more

comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of

Lenovo Laptops.  This also gives me more confidence. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: is there a downside to using open drive?

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks for your thoughts merve. I see they have a plan for $9.95 per month. Is there any better? I think I like open drive as well. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I have used iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Open Drive, Send space and probably one or two I haven’t remembered. And I like Open Drive the best so far. It is fast, easy to use, easy to maintain as far as file structure, and price competitive. The only downside I have really found is in user stats. I haven’t found a way to track what I upload and download like I did with Send space. But I didn’t with most of the other cloud services either.

Merv

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:58 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] is there a downside to using open drive?

 

I know that there is a cost for it, but what mean, is, does it really well? And is there another program that works just as well? Jims


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of
IBM>

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Everyone,
I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I
never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me
know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more
comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of
Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.
Thank you again.

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Could Microsoft be On route to dumping Windows in favor of Linux!

Brent Harding
 

That would seem hard. I think Apple did a similar kind of thing with Mac OS,
but using BAS underneath it instead. However, I doubt they kept much
compatibility when they went from whatever they had before to OSX, but
either way, it would be a hard thing to do.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Could Microsoft be On route to dumping Windows in
favor of Linux!

I don't understand the technical ramifications. How could all the old
Windows programs continue to run? Microsoft has always put a lot of
importance on backward compatibility for products going back a number of
years. Is this article discussing a change to a version of Linux that
mimics Windows in its structures and design? If it weren't for
compatibility, that might make sense but, unless there is something I don't
understand, how would it be done? With some sort of emulator, I would think
the resources needed would make it a very inefficient proposition.

Gene
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From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:48 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Could Microsoft be On route to dumping Windows in
favor of Linux!

Hi all,

Hmmm, if Microsoft were to do this, it would fly in the face of everything
that Linux and Linuxers stand for. Open Source licensing would be abregated
because Microsoft would still charge for its software. I don't think this
would happen, but then, I didn't think we'd have the president we have and I
didn't think we'd have a pandemic.

Ann P.


Original message:
Hi Everyone,
I just happen to come across this. and thought I would share, as some
people might be interested.
Janet
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by Jack Wallen in Software on October 9, 2020, 8:16 AM PST Microsoft
Linux is the next evolution of the Microsoft desktop operating system,
argues Jack Wallen. He explains why this would be a win-win for
Microsoft, IT pros, users, and the Linux community.
My esteemed colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols penned an outstanding
piece on sister site ZDNet titled Linux-based Windows makes perfect
sense in which he discussed Eric S. Raymond's point of view that we
are nearing the last phase of the desktop wars. Vaughan-Nichols posits
that the next logical step would be the Windows interface running on
top of the Linux kernel.
It makes sense, especially given how hard Microsoft is working on
Windows Subsystem for Linux. However, from everything I've witnessed
over the last few years, I think there's a conclusion to be drawn that
makes even more sense for Microsoft.
Microsoft Linux: Why it's the best solution At one point, the big cash
cow for Microsoft was software--Windows and Microsoft Office to be
exact. But, as with everything in the tech industry, evolution
happens. Tech companies that refuse to evolve fail.
Microsoft gets that, and it has evolved. Case in point: Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft's cloud computing service, as well as AWS and Google Cloud,
have been massive driving forces in an ever-changing industry. Azure
has become Microsoft's new world cash cow--so much so the company that
has enjoyed a stranglehold on the desktop market has begun to realize
there might be better ways to leverage the desktop.
That leverage could easily come by way of Linux, but not the Linux
you're probably thinking of. The Linux that Vaughan-Nichols suggests
could be a good stepping stone for Microsoft, but I believe the
company needs to make a much bigger leap. I'm talking moon
landing-sized leap--one that will make life a lot easier for all involved.
I'm talking about diving deep into the Linux waters. Forget about a
version of the desktop with a Windows 10 interface running on the
Linux kernel and finally admit that Microsoft Linux might be the best
solution for today's world.
A full-on Linux distribution released by Microsoft would mean less
frustration for all involved. Microsoft could shift its development
efforts on the Windows 10 desktop to a desktop that would be more
stable, dependable, flexible, and proven. Microsoft could select from
any number of desktops for its official flavor: GNOME, KDE, Pantheon,
Xfce, Mint, Cinnamon... the list goes on and on. Microsoft could use
that desktop as is or contribute to it and create something that's
more in-line with what its users are accustomed to.
Development: Microsoft isn't off the hook This doesn't mean Microsoft
would be off the hook in terms of development.
Microsoft would also want to make major contributions to Wine in order
to ensure all of its products work smoothly with the compatibility
layer and are rolled into the operating system by default so the end
user doesn't have to do anything extra in order to install Windows
applications.
Windows users need Defender
The Microsoft dev teams would also want to port Windows Defender to
this new distribution. Wait. What? Am I seriously suggesting that MS
Linux would need Windows Defender? Yes, I am. Why?
End users still need protection from phishing scams, malicious URLs,
and other types of attacks. The average Windows user might not realize
that the combination of Linux and safe usage practices is far more
secure than Windows 10 and Windows Defender. So, yeah, porting Windows
Defender to Microsoft Linux would be a good step into keeping the user
base comfortable.
Those users would very quickly learn what it's like to work on a
desktop computer and not have to deal with the daily frustrations that
come with the Windows operating system. Updates are smoother and more
trustworthy, it's secure, and the desktop just makes more sense.
Win-win for Microsoft, users, and IT pros Microsoft has been doing
everything in its power to migrate users from the standard
client-based software to cloud and other hosted solutions, and its
software cash cow has become web-centric and subscription-based. All
of those Linux users could still work with Microsoft 365 and any other
Software as a Service (SaaS) solution it has to offer--all from the
comfort and security of the Linux operating system.
That's a win-win for Microsoft and consumers because Windows isn't as
much of a headache to deal with (by way of bug hunting and security
patching its proprietary solutions), and consumers get a more reliable
solution without missing out on anything. If Microsoft plays its cards
right, the company could re-theme KDE or just about any Linux desktop
in such a way that it's not all that different from the Windows 10
interface.
Lay this out right, and consumers might not even know the
difference--a "Windows 11" would simply be the next evolution of the
Microsoft desktop operating system.
Speaking of winning, IT pros would spend less time dealing with
viruses, malware, and operating system issues and more time on keeping
the network (and the servers powering that network) running and secure.
What about the big box stores?
This is where the rubber meets the road. In order to make this really
work, Microsoft would have to completely drop Windows for its flavor
of Linux. In that same vein, Microsoft would need to ensure that big
box stores stocked PCs complete with Microsoft Linux. There would be
no room for half measures--Microsoft would have to go all in to ensure
this transition was a success.
Once the big box stores started selling PCs and laptops with Microsoft
Linux installed, I predict this initiative would be a huge success for
all involved. Microsoft would be seen as finally shipping an operating
system worthy of the consumer; the consumer would have a desktop
operating system that didn't deliver as many headaches as it did
moments of actual productivity and joy; and the Linux community would
finally dominate the desktop.
Microsoft Linux: The time is now
You might think this idea is crazy, but if you really think about it,
the evolution of Microsoft Windows is pointing in this direction. Why
not bypass the halfway portion of this timeline and jump directly to
an end game that spells success for all involved? The time for
Microsoft Linux is now!




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Re: Micro Internet Security Question Please.

Brian Zolo
 

You're most welcome, if you need help getting around in windows ten or
getting icons added to your desktop, don't hesitate to ask we'll be happy to
show you how to get around in windows ten. Merry christmas1 BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Micro Internet Security Question Please.

Hi BZ,
Ok thank you for this as I didn't know that, as I never even looked in to
Windows 10 until now. This is great to hear. One less thing I have to
download! LOL!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian Zolo
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Micro Internet Security Question Please.

Hey there, Janet, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio feel free to call me BZ,
grin! You've got the most accessible security built right into windows ten
with windows defender. Don't bother with micro security. That's just my
$0.02 worth, grin! BZ1

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:36 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Micro Internet Security Question Please.

Hi Everyone,
Best Buy is now sending me an offer of Micro Internet Security free for 6
months to download. My question is how accessible is Micro Internet
Security. I will be using Windows 10, JAWS 2021.

I appreciate any advice.


Janet
Peace Be With You.









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