My friend Ed Bott has his annual review of Windows 10, as the operating system hits its third anniversary, and as always it's pure Bott: detailed, thoughtful and surprisingly readable for something that should be filled with techno-geek. But then, that's why he may be the only bott to trust online these days...
My favorite part is probably his discussion about Security, but that's for purely personal reasons. He writes, in part, about the very positive improvements by concluding, "The net effect is to make it less necessary for consumers and small businesses to spend money on third-party security software. Deciding to ditch those programs gets a little easier when they end up causing more problems than they solve..." Why this leaps out to me is because last year I have having some glitches with my computer, and after getting nowhere I checked in with Ed. His second recommendation was -- and I paraphrase -- "Get rid of your third party anti-virus software already and use the built-in Windows Defender! I keep telling you that those third party software products only risk causing problems because of incompatibility issues. Just get rid of them. Now. Even if that's not the issue here, it will be an issue with something else later. Uninstall them from your system." And as I've noted in the past, when Ed Bott gives you a direction of What To Do -- you do it. So, it was nice, too, seeing him tell that to the world. Though more softly, describing the benefits, rather than as a "Do it now already, for God's sake!" order.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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