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  1. Just an idea. I use Windows Live Mail which is the free version of Outlook. Sometimes when I drag and drop the file goes into the wrong folder. If I drag and drop, I usually double check that it ended up where I wanted it to go. If not, then use right click and "move to folder" that way I am positive which folder it goes to. Use the mail search function to search fin ALL folders for it. Search defaults to current folder.
  2. I am much too late for OP, but apparently this only works for Windows Ultimate -
  3. If we use the remarkable growth of Android and IOS to the average non techie user, then perhaps Linux could replace Windows for the 98%, but not for me
  4. I do trust you. Yes, OS2 is very difficult to use. You mentioned Linux was ubiquitous and many didn't know it (Android), I only mentioned OS2 because, it to (at one point) was ubiquitous and many didn't know it (ATMs). And I find it interesting that people, who are much smarter than me (Genetics prof at UC Berkley and my chip designer brother) are ardent fans who will not use anything else. My NAS drive runs on Linux, the OS is wonderful.
  5. I got some help with OS2 from a Genetics Prof at UC Berkley and he loved OS2 so much that he wouldn't use anything else. My brother, considered brilliant by some, also swore by it. For mere mortals, like me, we are happy with Windows.
  6. Sorry, I am not a Monty Python fan I attended an OS2 user group meeting in Mountain View, CA in 2003, this 2017 link didn't get your memo on OS2 being dead - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/19/new_version_of_os_2_arca_os_5/ Suffice it to say, you are a great fan of Linux, so am I, as I have a lot of great utilities written in Linux, but Linux & OS2 are for the geeks like us. I will stick to Windows for practical use
  7. Can you be more specific 1. Windows GUI isn't written in C# 2. Banks never used OS2 for ATMs and OS2 does not have a current user community 3. A shell is not used by Linux to give a GUI or all of the above do you know C# do you know OS2 are you a Linux developer
  8. My wife had VPN installed on her XP, it was just a matter of tinkering with Windows software, no purchases necessary. I guess it depends on what your needs are. Opera may be adequate for accessing Spotify. Ask an expert.
  9. I suppose, but my understanding is there is a difference between using C# in Windows to do OS commands using GUI and overlaying your OS (Linux) with a script to do your OS commands with a GUI. You can purchase a script for basic Linux and install it on your computer for easy GUI, where as using C# requires you to learn a complex programming language to get an easy to use GUI But your original statement was that Linux is everywhere, whether we we know it or not. I agree, but few care. Remember IBM's , OS2. It is still very predominant in banking applications (ATM ), and has an active User base, but who cares.
  10. Computer Guy can clarify, but there appears to be 2 approaches to VPN. You can hire a monthly service, or presumably, you can hire Computer Guy to set up VPN on you computer on a one time basis and avoid a monthly charge. I guess there is that annoying Netflix strategy of blocking VPN which presumably a monthly service would seek ways around for you
  11. I am not sure how it works as I rarely use Bit Torrent, BUT I use a Buffalo NAS drive for backup and part of the software includes BIT Torrent. Presumably you could schedule Bit Torrent of movies and use the Media Player to play them on your TV. I am not interested in such stuff
  12. Yes, Red Hat CD has an impressive suite of free software ready to do anything most users want to do. BUT - I spend most of my time running trading software, Sierra Chart not available in Linux without using WINE. AND isn't Linux still a command line based OS, like DOS ? the GUI is just an external wrapper (shell) on the CLI I will readily admit I am Linux ignorant and part of the 'I do not care' community that Computer Guy mentions
  13. U can still convert WIN8 to WIN10 and in the process choose English for install. Use product code from sticker on side of computer https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all-the-ways-you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free/ I tried WIN10 - too much bloatware to remove and I didn't like interface. Rather than install a WIN7 look alike over it, I went back to WIN7. WIN7 good until 2020
  14. My experience same as Computer Guy. I was a long time devotee of Firefox, but switched to Opera after Firefox update problems.
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