Post by Handy on Aug 17, 2019 0:20:09 GMT -5
I spoke about the extortion e-mail I got over a week ago. One of my friends got a similar extortion notice through his cell phone messaging. Other people got similar extortion notices. It is the coming thing because some old accounts can be hacked and the passwords were rather common. So I have been changing my passwords and constantly looking for security updates on my Windows Machines.
One thing that pisses me off is every time I up-date Windows, my privacy settings go back to share everything with Microsoft, so I have to reset many things to off or don't share.
With all the re-adjustments, I took an older Windows computer and installed Linux Mint (latest version) with a firewall and several free software packages. All of this is open-source and free.
So far I have Mint on an old slow computer and some of the commands are different than Windows but it is mostly similar to operating most Windows programs. What is different is I have to learn where used non-program functions are and what to change if it is needed. I am totally used to Windows Control Panel, but I haven't fond a similar feature in Mint. OK, OK the "Administrator" icon in Mint has similar features as the "control panel" in Windows.
I suppose more Youtube videos are in order Maybe next is switching to a faster computer I just remove the current hard drive to keep the Windows set-up, install a used hard drive, insert my boot-able USB drive, go into the boot sequence utility, select "boot from USB", and then follow the directions. If I sell or give away a computer I still have the Windows version of the computer for the "Windows" folks.
So far the most difficult and most time consuming thing was learning how to make a boot-able ISO USB drive with Linux Mint on it It took way too many hours and more tries than I care to mention because different systems require different steps and some of the lingo / terms are all new to me. No that I have my boot-able USB drive, it will be easy to convert any future computers.
Why Linux? Because they don't need all of the constant updating and no one spies on you like Microsoft does.
Is anyone else tired of Windows and is anyone into Linux Mint?
All typed on my new Linux operating system computer.
PS it is almost like Windows
PPS For anyone that used DOS 3.2, Mint has a command line called terminal. KOOL.