👍 #841 - Why You're Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It
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Apparently some folks have been getting a notification from Windows 10 that it's on the verge of "end of service". Given Windows 10 was supposed to be the last version of Windows, and it was supposed to work on our machines "forever", that's confusing and perhaps even frightening.
Well, Microsoft did backtrack on at least one promise, but to understand what's really going on we need to also understand the difference between a version and a version.
Yeah. I know. Terminology confuses yet again. I'll lay it all out in this week's featured article Why You're Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It.
Also this week:
- No, you cannot prevent someone from forwarding a message. Period.
- Sites and apps may ask for location permission ... should you grant it? Well, it depends.
- How should you manage data you want to keep for decades?
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Years ago some friends were discussing what to say if you were a passenger in a car driving less carefully than you might appreciate. The goal was to express concern while avoiding offending the driver with a criticism which might possibly make it worse. The consensus at the time was that "Whee!!!" might capture the moment.
This is the last newsletter for 2020. Whee!!!!!
May our 2021 be better.
This Week's Featured Article
Windows 10 warns when it's coming to "end of service", but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Can I Stop Others from Forwarding Messages?It's not only impossible to prevent email from being forwarded; you can't even prevent that forward from being altered, forged or defaced.
Grant Location Permission: Why You Should and When You Shouldn'tGranting location permission gives apps and web sites a more accurate idea of exactly where you are. The question is: do they need or do they abuse it?
What's the Best Long-Term Storage Media? Tips to Avoid Losing Data in Your LifetimeChoosing the right long-term storage media is part of protecting your data from degradation or other forms of loss. But there's more to it than just media.
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How Do I Change the Browser Home Page in Windows 10? Quick Instructions for Edge Firefox and ChromeSometimes installers change your browser home page "for you". Other times, homepage content changes. I'll show you how to be more productive and set your homepage to what you want.
What's the Best Long Term Storage Media? Tips to Avoid Losing Data in Your LifetimeChoosing the right long term storage media is part of protecting your data from degradation or other forms of loss. But there's more to it than just media.
Should I Grant Location Permission? Why You Should and When You Shouldn't Give PermissionGranting location permission gives apps and web sites a more accurate idea of exactly where you are. The question is: do they need or do they abuse it?
Why You're Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About ItWindows 10 warns when it's coming to "end of service", but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?
Can I Stop Others from Forwarding Messages?It's not only impossible to stop others from forwarding messages, you can't even prevent that forward from being altered, forged or defaced.
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