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Japan 2019 PC shipments surge 37% on telework, Windows 7 support end

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I suppose shops are telling people they have to buy a new computer to get Windows 10. The truth is the free upgrade is still available for download in spite of what Microsoft may say. A quick search on Google will find it. In my case I was surprised how smoothly it went. The only problem with my installation was that it also installed and changed some file associations to inferior Microsoft products like Edge, Bing and the braindead Photos app.

Actually Windows 10 is not that bad after the Microsoft defaults are killed.

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I need a new laptop. I have the windows 8 and never liked or figured out the use of pseudo-apps.

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Reckless

I need a new laptop. I have the windows 8 and never liked or figured out the use of pseudo-apps.

then check out DOSPARA they have good computers and prices. From low to high prices. They are online but also have branches.

Many changes can be made within Windows 10 but takes a little time to change the default settings. Most can be done within settings.

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I know a few people who have been mugged by this scam. They were told not to upgrade to W10 because it was unstable, then suddenly they were told that they need a new PC coz W7 is no longer supported. As @gaijintraveller says, you can still upgrade for free. Reminds me of the Y2K tosh 20 years ago.

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No stats in the article on the increase in the number of people involved in telework, or in the number stating that their PC purchase is tied to their teleworking job? Slipshod journalism.

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Shipments of desktop computers jumped 49.4 percent to 2.58 million and those of laptop computers were up 33.6 percent to 7.15 million in 2019

I honestly think one of the biggest reasons for these jumps are higher learning facilities. Universities have begun making owning a computer mandatory for students and they can either buy it directly through them or on their own. But Universities here have started making online interactions a focal point of their system. Tracking and submitting assignments online, textbooks and in house applications. They are making the student portals multifaceted.

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I got a used 2010 MacBook Pro from Craigslist in 2018 for ¥15,000.It is performing like a dream.

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I went from Windows XP to Windows 10. Hated it. Now, typing this on Windows 7. Love how I'm not bothered by updates anymore. Have no sensitive data on this PC, so security issues are not a concern.

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Spitfire

I got a used 2010 MacBook Pro from Craigslist in 2018 for ¥15,000.It is performing like a dream.

Well if it works for you but should point out that it's obsolete and the OS can't be updated. I myself still use two mac mini from 2010 and 2012. The 2010 I updated to OS Mojave using a patcher. Probably the 2012 is on the final OS.

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The German government to pay $887,000 for Windows 7 end-of-life support (ESU's). Ireland's Health Service Executive will pay $1.2 million.

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Windows 10 runs remarkably well on rather old hardware provided (1) at least 4 gigs memory; (2) SSD; (3) remove MS crapware.

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Well if it works for you but should point out that it's obsolete and the OS can't be updated. I myself still use two mac mini from 2010 and 2012. The 2010 I updated to OS Mojave using a patcher. Probably the 2012 is on the final OS.

Go to Linux Mint (or Ubuntu) and make yourself a USB install stick. Flash your hard drive (assuming you have an Intel chipset in it) and you'll have a free, stable, powerful OS that can be configured to either a Windows or MacOS like environment for free. Nearly virus proof, with free security updates to at least 2023. It's what I've done with my Mid-2011 MacBook Air, and it works like a charm.

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Welp, there goes the last proper Windows OS. They REALLY dropped the ball with 8 and especially 10. Unstable mess, visually inconsistent mess, incompatible mess, I can go on.

Apple's computers are gorgeous, both hardware and software wise, but a tad bit too expensive for my usage.

Might get me a nice ultrabook and replace the OS with Mint, Zorin, elementary, or Ubuntu. Hmm, an Acer or an Asus. I'd get a VAIO but they are expensive lmao.

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