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    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    You could also take a look at Pop_OS!. It's based on Ubuntu but tends to have more up to date software (i.e. Kernel and graphics drivers), and doesn't have as many annoyances as Ubuntu in my opinion. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it uses systemd boot instead of GRUB. Makes dual...
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    Just upgraded my HTPC to Linux

    To go back to remote server management on Linux, I can't believe no one has brought up Cockpit. It's a bit more restricted than Webmin, but for routine maintenance tasks and whatnot, it's easy and convenient. I have it running on my TV Server, and I almost never have to go into the CLI anymore...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Sure, you don't need to be an expert until it doesn't work and you have to start troubleshooting. The biggest problem I have with the arguments for everyone building their own PC is what seems to be the assumption that everything will just work fine. But what about when said person builds the PC...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Doubtful. The truth of the matter is most people have no desire to learn how computers actually work, how to fix/maintain them, or how to build them. I understand the sentiment, but it just isn't realistic. Also, that argument is similar to saying that people shouldn't buy cars from...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    If the big tech firms have their way I think the vision for the future is no more personal computers. Everything will be in the cloud accessed via glorified thin client terminals. As web apps become more and more dominate I think this is the future we are headed towards. As far as real PC...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    My complaints have less to do with the way things look, and more to do with what seems to be a lack of prioritization on Microsoft's part. The point I've been trying to make is that instead of focusing on stability improvements or fixing broken functions, they seem to be more focused on adding...
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    Sort Files in Linux

    Complicated or just different from what you're used to? Most users new to Linux, myself included when I first started using it, succumb to the "tyranny of the default" (Credit goes to Steve Gibson for coining this term). Windows or MacOS do it a way, and anything that does it different is wrong...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Yes. My complaint mostly comes down to Microsoft's constant fussing around with the UI while core functionality (search) is still a broken mess. Untrue. What they actually said is that they will do large feature updates when they are ready. They haven't committed to any specific deployment...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Windows 95, ME, and 8 may have all had their problems, but I don't recall updates to them ever deleting users files, and I certainly don't remember it happening with multiple updates. The biggest problem with Windows 10 isn't it as a whole. The base OS is actually fairly solid, and I'd say that...
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    NAS Plex Server OS so easy a Sponge can do it?

    I'd say use what you think you'd be most comfortable with. For me, I run Plex on Ubuntu Server 18.04 in a headless configuration. If you think Windows is the best for you to work with, especially if you are managing the installation for someone else, then go with that. Although, the suggestion...
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    RIP CentOS

    It's almost like Red Hat has turned into the linux version of 90's Microsoft. Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
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    RIP CentOS

    Well, one thing to keep in mind, is that CentOS Stream isn't a rolling release in the traditional sense. It's only ever going to be one minor point release ahead of RHEL. So if RHEL is at 8.2, then Stream would be at 8.3. So, for dev box purposes that might actually be perfect as you could use...
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    How to be sure what disk is ssd during installation Windows 10. Disk 1 or Disk 2?

    Yeah, go figure Microsoft still hasn't fixed the installer. Why it doesn't put everything on the drive you tell it to is beyond me.
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    Golden age of PC gaming...I was 18 in 1993

    I'd argue that while the classics from the 90's are great, games peaked somewhere around 2011 in my opinion. That was the point where the visuals were good enough to be convincing, story telling was phenomenal, game mechanics reached a point where a lot of the old annoyances were resolved, and...
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    How to be sure what disk is ssd during installation Windows 10. Disk 1 or Disk 2?

    This is a good point. Don't know why the Windows installer does this, but it has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion. It's really annoying how little MS has changed the Windows installer in the last 14 years. IIRC, the current installer isn't that different from the Vista installer.
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