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Volume 18 Number 48
October 1, 2021
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Shirley installed Microsoft Teams and hates it
I installed Microsoft Teams. It is the worst app ever. I uninstalled it
using add/remove programs and it still keeps popping up. How do I get
rid of it forever?
Hi Shirley. According to Microsoft, you can uninstall Microsoft Teams
1. Quit Teams by right-clicking the Teams icon in the taskbar and
choosing Close window.
2. Type Apps in Taskbar search and press Enter when Apps & features
appears in the search results
3. In Apps & features, type TEAMS in the search box
4. Highlight Microsoft Teams by clicking on it, then select Uninstall.
5. A box will appear, select Uninstall again to confirm you want to
You can also use HiBit Uninstaller. HiBit has a Windows Store Apps
Manager which you can use to remove any Windows store app -like
Microsoft Teams. HiBit is free -
you can read more about it here.
We hope this helps you, Shirley.
Paul gets a strange message at Windows shutdown
Hi Guys, I think that I started following you from the start of
Over time, I have found your tips & tricks to be very useful. Now I have
a problem, no, more of a pain in the butt than a problem.
When I shut down my PC at night, the screen goes black with the words
Shutting Down I then get a message saying ''Untitled Chromium''
underneath this it states
''This app is stopping windows from shutting down''
My PC then restarts. I have to wait for it to load, then shut down as
usual. Google is my default browser, I very rarely use Edge. Any ideas
on how I can stop this?
Keep up the good work. Kind regards, Paul.
PS... I know you guys could write a book but how did you pick
'Thundercloud' ( TC ) & 'Eightball ( EB )
Hi Paul. Thanks for your nice comments.
It sounds like there's an untitled tab open in Chrome that causing
Chrome to crash when Windows tries to force it to close when shutting
down your computer. Try clearing Chrome's history and reset Chrome by
following the instructions here.
Also, make sure you don't have any Chrome or Chromium entries in your
Windows startup programs. Open Task Manager, click on the "Startup tab"
and disable any Chrome or Chromium entries. You can disable an entry by
right-clicking it and choosing "Disable".
As far as the Thundercloud & Eightball names...
I (TC) played in a rock band for four years when I was in my teens. One
of the bands was called "The B.W. Krook Experience". I was the bass
player and I wore an American Indian chief's headdress, a long purple
robe, with a gold collar, and I pretended to speak in some odd language.
I would announce the next song and B. W. Krook would interpret and say
(with a fake accent) -- "Chief Thundercloud like to say -- thank you for
being here tonight - the next song we like to play is called..."
As far as Eightball - she grew up in Florida and was widely known as a
pool hustler. I think she even knew Paul Newman and played against
Minnesota Fats. I don't know if she still plays pool or not, but I think
so because with the little bit of money we make from our little business,
I know I can't afford a yacht...but she has one. And it's called "The Mighty
My story is a true story (really). I'm not sure about Eightball's
story- except the part about "The Mighty Tobias".
Patsy was typing a letter in Notepad and then clicked something
and everything disappeared
I was typing a letter on Notepad when I accidentally clicked something
that deleted everything I had typed and I was almost done with the
lengthy letter. Notepad was still up, just the typing was gone. When I
tried to find if I could recover it. I tried a couple of
methods which either took me nowhere and some solutions I wasn't sure
enough to try. I haven't shut my computer off, just closed the lid and
hope it will retain the deleted information.
How do I search for the deleted data and recover it? I believe what I
did when I lost the letter was click on enter with my little finger and
accidentally pushed on the second side (R & L) of the mouse keys on the
bottom of my laptop. Sorry, I'm hopeless when it comes to proper
computer terms. I did read if I shut down my computer I will lose the
information but I may be able to recover it. I'm not secure enough to
put Disc Drill on my computer to try it.
Hi Patsy. If you are typing in notepad, and you accidentally do something
where the typing disappears, immediately click Edit, Undo, and it will
bring your typing back. Or "Ctrl + Z" If you start typing more, you
won't be able to get it back to what you've already typed. Notepad, being a
very basic text editor and not a word processor, just lets you go back
and undo one time. Otherwise, whatever you typed is gone and not
A better alternative, if you are typing something lengthy, is to
use MS Word. If you don't own MS Office, you can use an alternative free
office program such as
All good word processors like MS Word and Open Office Writer have
autosave features. So, if you decide to use a word processer like Word,
Writer, or one of the many other good ones, be sure to turn on
auto-save, set it to save your work every few minutes.
We hope this helps you, Patsy.
Audrey asked about a message that appeared on her husband's
Dear TC. I downloaded PC Health this morning on another computer and
solved the mystery of Desktop Naloggf on my husband’s laptop, which I
asked you about a week or two ago. This is what came up when I opened PC
I do love it when puzzles get resolved! Although I still have no idea
what its purpose is so I didn’t go any further with PC Health! Just
thought I’d let you know. Kind regards, Audrey
Hi Audrey, thank you. When you download PC Health Check it will identify
the computer you installed it on (in your case the computer's name is
Desktop Naloggf). But to find out if the computer you
installed PC Health Check on can run Windows 11 (or if not, why not), you
must click the blue "Check now" button. It will then give you the
verdict in just a few seconds.
If a PC cannot run Windows 11, PC Health Check shows the reason(s) why
and offers potential remediations, most of which, to be honest, will be
expensive or difficult.
Also, most computers that cannot run Windows 11 will start displaying a
notice like the one below in Settings > Updates and Security > Windows
And you'll notice even when it tells you that "This PC doesn't currently
meet all the system requirements for Windows 11", mysteriously you still
get the link to download PC Health Check.
We hope this helps you, Audrey.
Barbara wants a free antivirus
Good Day. Can you please help me with a suggestion for a free antivirus
for my home computer?
Hi Barbara. We don't recommend any free antivirus. AVG and AVAST, which
are the two most popular "free" antivirus programs (both now owned by
same company), claim to be free but load your computer up with useless
programs you don't need and which may adversely affect your computer's
We recommend Emsisoft. It's $29 the first year and $25 each subsequent
year. When you think about that it's only a bit over $2 a month for
great protection from viruses, Trojans, malware, PUPs, ransomware. and
more. It's then only antivirus/antimalware we recommend. You can read
If you don't want to pay anything, Windows comes with Microsoft Defender
installed and it is turned on by default. It offers basic protection
from viruses and other threats. And if it came to a choice between
AVAST, AVG, or Microsoft Defender, we'd choose Microsoft Defender.
We hope this helps you, Barbara.
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Marilyn wants to know the difference between USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
Is there a difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 other than speed? And
what is USB-C?
Hi Marilyn. USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0. You can tell the difference
between the two because the inside of the USB ports are different colors.
USB 2.0 ports are white or black inside and USB 3.0 ports are colored
blue inside. So, if you want to know if a USB port on your computer is
USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, you can tell by the USB port color.
Currently, a standard USB 2.0 connection offers up to 2.5W of power
(which can slowly charge smartphones, tablets, etc.), while USB-C can
deliver up to 100W of power, which is enough power to charge a laptop
or quickly charge phones and tablets. USB C ports are bidirectional,
which means connected devices can both send and receive power at the
same time. And even though you can’t physically connect a USB-C
connector to USB 2.0 or 3.0 you can use an adaptor to plug older devices
into a USB-C port. However, the speed/power will be limited to the type
of port on the older device (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0).
Paul wants to know how to make his computer ask for a
password after waking it from sleep mode
When my computer goes to sleep and I wake it up, it does not require me
to sign in with my PIN. How can I change this so it asks for my
PIN before using my computer? I hope you can help. I've looked for
the answer everywhere. I found a lot of answers but none of them worked.
Hi Paul. Assuming you're not using a screen saver do this:
-- Right-click on the start button and click "Settings".
-- In Settings click on "Accounts" and then click "Sign-in options".
Under Sign-in Options, under "Require sign-in" make sure under "If
you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign in again?"
"When PC wakes up from sleep" is selected. See the screenshot below.
If you are using a screen saver do this:
-- Type Screensaver in taskbar search. Press Enter when "Change
Screensaver" appears in the search results.
-- Make sure the box next to "On resume, display logon screen" is
checked. Then click Apply/OK.
We hope this helps you, Paul.
Rex asks about Linux
Hi Darcy/TC. No one has given so much to keep Windows users in the loop
and computing way beyond their timev
and enjoying the use of their computers and have been able to keep in touch
with their friends and the world.
For myself and on their behalf I send you a million thanks. I know our
initial investment in Windows got us many free version updates and it's
time for Microsoft to cash in on their invention.
I hesitate to suggest that instead of us planning to stop computing in
five years if you could start a section on the use of LINUX, the little
I have researched so far shows it will do most everything a Windows user
does now and at little or no cost so we can continue to stay with the
world if we are hard-pressed to afford a PC with Windows 11 and all the
costly Office software which I admit is good for the young business
I don't know how you manage to keep us all going up to now adding new
demands seems selfish, but I thought I would ask. Take care and thanks
for the many years of extra computing you have made possible for all of
Hi Rex. Thanks for your nice comments. There's no reason to stop
computing in five years. Just because Windows 11 is coming out, and
Windows 10 will no longer be supported after October 14, 2025, does not
mean you have to give up using a computer. It's a far less steep learning curve
to go from Windows 10 to Windows 11 than from Windows 10 to a Linux
Distro. And some very inexpensive computers can run Windows 11. I bought
one for less than $350 with 12GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD. And so far it
makes my old Windows 10 computers look like they're in slow motion.
Windows 10 was a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Windows
11 is a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 users.
Albeit it won't run on many Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs since they're all
more than 4 years old.
Windows 11 will run on most computers 4 years old or newer. And even
newer budget computers can run Windows 11.
Consider this. By the time Windows 10 is no longer supported, those
computers that won't run Windows 11 will be closing in on 10 years old
or older. Ten years is a long time for a computer -- at some point -- if
you want to keep on computing you're going to have to buy a new computer
because eventually, all hardware wears out. The average lifespan of an HDD
(standard hard drive) is about 7 years. Motherboards, graphic cards,
sound cards, network cards, wireless cards, etc. don't work forever and,
over time, display screens fade and eventually stop working. Installing
Linux won't fix your aging hardware.
Windows 11 is much more like Windows 10 than most people have been led
to believe. And it's far closer to Windows 10 than any available distro
of Linux is.
We like to think we're Windows experts. We don't write much about Apple
devices or Android devices --while we use them but we are not experts
And while I am somewhat familiar with Linux, I am certainly not an expert with it,
and I don't have the time to put into becoming a Linux expert. I do know
most average Windows users would not be happy with Linux. If someone is
an advanced Windows user they may be able to make the transition. But
there are tens of thousands fewer freeware programs available for Linux
than there are for Windows, which is another drawback.
We have written tutorials on how to install Linux on Windows machines
before. And, I read that there's a new version of Linux (Linuxfx)
coming which uses WINE so that it can Windows programs. From the
previews I have seen. it looks like Windows 11 - but it's still in
development and won't be released for some time yet. Should that Linux
distro see the light of day we'll be glad to look at it and write
articles about it.
I guess, Rex, after all these years, we are still trying hard not to be
"jacks of all trades and masters of none"...so we've stuck with what we
know best, and that is Windows.
There are many great free alternatives for Microsoft Office that run on
any version of Windows, including a free web version of MS Office that
includes Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
You can read about some of them here.
Thanks again for your long-time support and your nice comments.
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Three and a Half Free Alternatives
for Microsoft Office
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11
One of the questions we are most frequently asked is what is the best
free Microsoft Office alternative? It’s not an easy question to answer –
there are many free alternatives to choose from.
We’ve picked our three favorite free alternative desktop Microsoft
Office suites and one that is not a desktop application — which is why
the title of this article is “Three and a Half Free Alternatives for
Microsoft Office. We could have added Google Drive too, but we didn’t as
most of you with Google accounts are already familiar with it.
LibreOffice is our top choice of free programs that can do just about
everything MS Office can do. This suite has alternatives for Microsoft
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access,
The LibreOffice suite has six programs: Writer (Word), Impress
(PowerPoint), Calc (Excel), Base (Access), Math, and Draw. The biggest
drawback to LibreOffice is that you can’t pick and choose which of these
you want to install – you have to install the entire suite.
All of the programs in the LibreOffice suite can open, edit, and save
to the Office 2007 and newer Office file formats.
You can read more about and/or download LibreOffice from here.
OpenOffice has a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a
presentation program, a graphics program, and a database program as part
of its suite.
The programs and their corresponding MS Office program are listed
Writer (MS Word)
Calc (MS Excel)
Base (MS Access)
Impress (MS PowerPoint)
The main drawback to OpenOffice is, although you can save files in MS
Office formats, it does not, by default, save to these formats.
Most MS Office formats can be opened, edited, and saved with
OpenOffice, including DOC, DOCX, XML, XLS, XLW, DBF, PPT, PPS, and POTX.
OpenOffice allows you to select which programs in the OpenOffice you
want to install which gives you the option of which programs in the
OpenOffice suite you want to install so you don’t end up installing
programs you won’t use.
You can read more about and/or download OpenOffice from the Apache
WPS OFFICE FREE
WPS Office Free is a trimmed-down version of the WPS Office premium
office suite, but it’s doubtful you’ll notice. WPS Office Free has 3
programs that look and work much like the latest versions of Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint – and it has equivalent features.
WPS Office Free supports MS Office file formats so you can save your
work in native Microsoft Office formats for easy sharing with Office
users. WPS Office Free also comes with an excellent free PDF reader.
On the downside, the program tries to prompt you into upgrading to
the paid versions of WPS Office so there’s an occasional ad, but these
are few and far between and won’t get in the way of your work. A small
price to pay, we think, for everything you get in this suite completely
You can download WPS Office free here.
Microsoft Office Online
Though not a desktop application, MS Office Online is the closest
thing you’ll find to a free copy of Microsoft Office.
It is a slimmed-down version of Microsoft Office. It lacks many of
Microsoft Office’s advanced features. But if you just use basic
Microsoft Office features, Microsoft Office Online may be just what
you’re looking for. Microsoft Office Online has online versions of MS
Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Excel that you can use free of
Any file type that works with Microsoft Office products works with
Microsoft Office Online, which means you can edit any file and then save
a copy back to your computer or in OneDrive.
And… just one more thing… You’ll need a Microsoft Account (in other
words a @hotmail, @outlook.com, @live.ca, @live.com, or @msn.com email
address) to use Office Online.
Get more information and/or sign in to Office Online with your Microsoft
If you don’t have a Microsoft account you can
create one here.
You Don’t Need These Kinds of Extensions, We
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, any browser
One thing I have noticed lately is that most people love
browser extensions. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But one thing I can
tell you about extensions, a lot of them are unnecessary. And extensions can be
a big source of headaches as many of them a PUPS and sometimes spawn popups,
redirects, and unwanted advertising. Is that an oxymoron? Is there such a
thing as “wanted advertising”? I guess if you’re the advertiser and not the
Anyway, the 3 unnecessary extensions I see installed in Chrome most often
- Extensions that provide driving directions
- Extensions convert currency and measurements
- Extensions that track UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx packages.
- Extensions that manage browser tabs.
You don’t need those kinds of extensions, we tells ya!
Using Google Search or Bing, you can get driving directions by typing
“Driving Directions from (enter a street address and city) to (enter the
destination address) and press Enter. If you want directions from your
home to somewhere else, you can choose your current location instead of typing
in a starting address. Either way, you don’t need an extension to give you
For example. I’m going to start from 112 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, and go
to Niagara Falls, On. (If I were going to start from my home, I’d just click on
“driving directions from my location”. )
You can see the route on the map.
And give you more detail, you’ll see I’ve zoomed in a little. It’s going to
take me 3 hours and 23 minutes to drive from Cleveland, OH to Niagara Falls,
Ontario with normal traffic along the way.
And if I want to print out the point-to-point directions, I click on
“Directions” and click on the printer icon, and voila! I’ll have a handy waypoint
map. And then, I’m on the way to going over the Falls in a barrel. I’ll be rich
Bing seems to disagree with Google’s directions. It says I’m it’s going to
take me an hour longer to get there and roll my barrel into Lake Erie right
above the falls. Bring your camera.
Conversions of all kinds
You can convert currencies in Google easily by typing in any amount of your
local currency and telling Google to convert it to any other currency you want.
For example, I’ve converted 100 USD (U.S. Dollars) to British Pounds. No matter
what currency you use, you can convert it to any other recognized currency
OK so my barrel and I are at the brink of the falls, but I have a change of
heart. I want to drive someone to get a nice meal – my last meal?. I ask and
some nice Canadian tells me about a quaint little town. I see that it is 54
miles away. But how many kilometers is that? Well, I’m not a math wizard so I
type “convert 54 miles to kilometers” (without the quotes, mind you) into Google
search. And magically, in less than one second, I see the answer: 89.9046
kilometers, which I round off in my non-math head to 90 km.
I have 5.4 gallons of whiskey that I’m going to drink on my way over the
falls, but I’m in Canada, so gallons are not the thing. I need to know how many
liters of whiskey 5.4 gallons is. So I open my trusty laptop and Google search
and type (again without quotes) “5.4 gallons to liters” and I find that 5.4
gallons equal 20.44 liters which seems like an awful lot of whiskey for such a
short trip. Maybe I’ll take a few bottles of Moosehead over the falls with me.
It’s 82 degrees in Cleveland today. I wonder what 82 degrees is in
Why that’s easy! Just type 82 F to C in Google search. It’s about 28 degrees
Celsius. Good weather to take a plunge over the Falls!
Track a package? No problem. Just paste the tracking number you get from UPS,
FedEx, DHL, or USPS into Google search. You don’t need to tell Google which
company’s tracking number you pasted in the search field, each company has a
different tracking number code.
See? I just copied the tracking number from my email receipt and pasted it
into Google search. I don’t need to tell Google it’s a UPS tracking number,
Google already knows it is UPS.
Manage Browser Tabs?
Nope. Not necessary. Just about every modern browser lets
you pin tabs, unpin tabs, pin multiple tabs, unpin multiple tabs, bookmark tabs,
bookmark all tabs, etc. See our updated article
here about pinning tabs to save space here.
Open PDF Files
Nope. Not necessary, and even injurious to your browser's
and your computer's health. A lot of malicious extensions are in this category. These
days you can open PDF files with most popular browsers like Chrome and Microsoft
Edge. You don't need no stinkin' PDF file extensions, we tells ya!
So, do you need extensions to give you driving directions? No. Do you need
extensions to convert currency or measurements? No. Do you need an extension to
track packages? No. Don’t you need extensions to manage browser tabs? No!
Don't you need extensions to open PDF files? No! You don’t need no stinkin’
extensions to do any of these things!
Microsoft Releases Updated PC Health
Find Out if Your PC Can Run Windows 11
When Microsoft released the original “PC Health Check” back in June,
it seemed unfinished and unpolished. The purpose of the app was to tell
people whether or not their computers could run Windows 11. And if not,
But many times, it didn’t work or when it did, it didn’t give users
enough detail about why their computers couldn’t run Windows 10. In
other cases, the results were vague. Microsoft quickly yanked the PC
Health Check app from its servers.
Above: My poor nine-year-old Rocky 10 Windows 10 laptop, doesn't cut the
My cheap $300 GT book can (and does) run Windows 11.
Now, with less than a week left until the official launch of Windows
11 on October 5, 2021, and after weeks of testing by Windows Insiders,
Microsoft has released an updated version of the PC Health Check app
which actually works.
The app tells users in detail if their computer can run Windows 11.
And if not, it tells them in detail why they can’t run
Windows 11 – and provides information on what changes users might make
to run Windows 11.
If you’re wondering whether or not your device can
run Windows 11 – or if you’re simply curious,
you can download the free, updated version of the PC Health Check app
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uBlock Origin Can Help Keep You Safe
We’ve noticed more often lately how many bad things can happen when
advertisements are displayed. While it’s true, most advertisements can
be annoying, most are benign. But many are not. Some are tech support
repairs scams; some are useless but harmless scamware and freeware
bundles; some contain links that lead to poisoned sites; some ads can
even install malware when clicked. And we’ve
featured uBlock Origin before, but now there’s even more reason than
ever to use uBlock Origin – it can help you stay safer on the web.
In a recent “Wired” article we learned that
even the CIA and NSA are using adblockers for protection from malicious
ads and popups. According to
“A letter to Congress shared with Motherboard shows that the US
National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and other
members of the Intelligence Community use ad blockers on their
networks as a security protection. ‘The IC has implemented
network-based ad-blocking technologies and uses information from
several layers, including Domain Name System information, to block
unwanted and malicious advertising content,’ the IC chief
information officer wrote in the letter.
“You may use an ad blocker to make your
browsing experience more pleasant, but the tools also have potential
defense benefits. Attackers who try to run malicious ads on
unscrupulous ad networks or taint legitimate-looking ads can steal
data or sneak malware onto your device if you click, or sometimes by
exploiting web vulnerabilities. The fact that the IC views ads as an
unnecessary risk and even a threat speaks to long-standing problems
with the industry. The NSA and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Security Agency have released public guidance in recent years
advising the use of ad blockers as a security protection, but the IC
itself wasn’t required to adopt the measure. Its members deployed ad
blockers voluntarily…” (Read
There is one adblocker we recommend above all
others and that is
uBlock Origin. It is not only an ad blocker, it’s also a malicious
Open-source ad blocker
The uBlock Origin is a free and open-source, cross-platform
browser extension for content filtering—primarily aimed at
neutralizing privacy invasion in an efficient, user-friendly method.
CPU and memory efficiency
Globally, uBlock Origin could save consumers more than $1.8
billion/year(study). Open source ad blockers are a potentially
effective technology for energy conservation.
Various browsers support
uBlock Origin’s extension is available for several of the most
widely used browsers, including: Chrome, Chromium, MS Edge, Opera,
Firefox and all Safari releases prior to 13.
…As of 2021, uBlock Origin continues to be maintained and
actively developed by founder and lead developer Raymond Hill.
The uBlock Origin extension remains an industry leading,
open-source, cross-platform browser extension with software
developed specifically for multiple platform use, and as of 2021,
uBlock Origin’s extension is available for several of the most
widely used browsers, including: Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Opera,
Firefox and all Safari releases prior to 13.
The uBlock Origin project still specifically refuses donations at
this time, and instead advises all of its clients, users and
supporters to donate to block list maintainers.”
Some adblockers have an acceptable ad policy – which could be based
on developer biases or monetary considerations, uBlock Origin does not
play these games.
If you’re not using an ad blocker, we strongly
encourage you to
the uBlock Origin website and install the uBlock Origin extension in
your browser (Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Safari -prior to 13-
are supported). The uBlock Origin page will automatically detect your
browser and provide you with the correct download for your browser.
uBlock Origin is another great tool you can use to help protect
against malicious ads and content on the web.
A reminder… no software, app, or browser extension can keep you 100%
safe, 100% of the time. Your vigilance and common sense are always
necessary while you’re on the Internet. Be Safe!
On Life and Assumptions
We are all, I think, a little bit crazy. We live our lives based on
assumptions. We think that everything will always be as it is right now,
and we take no thought when we do those simple everyday things … that
this may be the last time we ever do them.
We get up in the morning and we leave for work and assume we will return
home again that evening.
We leave on business trips and assume we’ll return when our work is
We mow our lawns, and we assume we’ll be around next week to mow our
We leave our loved ones, our children, our best friends, assuming we
will see them again.
We become complacent in our assumptions – yet our individual worlds are
as insubstantial and fleeting as the clouds above our heads...
Our assumptions are as fleeting as a perfect summer day.
We assume we’ll see the sunrise tomorrow morning. We assume we’ll be
home for dinner tonight. We assume our children will grow up and have
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What do you mean by "third-party"?
If you have ever seen EB after her second party, trust me, you would
really never want to see her after the third party. I have enough
trouble with her even if she has been to one party. But after the third
party, she becomes rambunctious, rowdy, and interminably irascible. If
there are baseball bats, glass ash trays or anything else she can pick
up and use on me, I'm in trouble. I've spent many an evening hiding from
EB after a third party.
But no! That's not what we mean when we say third-party. When we use the
term "third-party" in regards to Windows, we mean software that does not
come with the Windows operating system. For example IrfanView would be a
third-party image viewer. Windows comes with it's own image viewer so
you don't really need IrfanView. But IrfanView is better and more robust
than anything Windows has to offer. So, we always install and use
IrfanView on our computers... in other words, we use a third-party image
Anytime you see us reference third-party software it means software that
does not come with Windows, rather it comes from a "third-party". It
comes from someone else other than Microsoft.
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October 1, 2021
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