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Edge is better than Internet Explorer, but not near as good IMO as other options like Firefox.
 

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Some people may like it, but I personally do not like something being added without my consent.
Unfortunately, the second you bought that computer and clicked the terms of service you 'legally' agreed to it. Those terms of service require a law degree and several weeks to get through.
 

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You can stop the monitoring, auto upgrades and auto changes to your preferences by loading Linux over it. :)
 

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You can stop the monitoring, auto upgrades and auto changes to your preferences by loading Linux over it. :)
Yeah, I was going to make a similar suggestion. There's a lot to be said for an operating system where the source code is routinely scrutinized by developers from countless countries and who would blow in any spyware nonsense. (That's not to say it can't happen with Linux, just that there are FAR more eyes on what's going on under the hood than with Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. so it's less likely.)
 

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The best indication is that most hackers use Linux operating systems.
 

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What I read on EDGE is that it uses "favorites" like Chrome and not Icons like IE. I hate digging through the "favorites".
 

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I don't like Edge. But then I didn't like IE either. Only use it when I have to try out some issue a member has that uses it.
 

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At least now there will be a new #1 browser (for downloading a good browser). :)
 

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Youtube is slow to load and keeps turning.I just got rid of Adobe Flash because it didn't stop the interuptions. Now I just have Opera,should I change ? I have windows 7 .Don't want windows 10 till I have to .
Hubby has ChromBook so his works ok,just can't hook it up to smart tv for largerr screen.
 

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just install the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (linux). It comes with firebox and Thunderbird mail. Then you can download open source software to do anything else. If you save all your MS documents you will lose next to nothing.
 

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just install the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (linux). It comes with firebox and Thunderbird mail. Then you can download open source software to do anything else. If you save all your MS documents you will lose next to nothing.
Thanks SheeepD,I'll see if I can find it.
 

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Damn gues putting up a link would be too much to ask,huh?
I already used two sites for AdobiFlash and found out they were not Adobi Flash originals and can give you a virus or whatever.Now I her Adobi is about to be gone for good. So I deleted both Falsh downloads yesterday.
 

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Go to the download page HERE
This will allow you to download an ISO file that you burn to disk and then put it in your drive and boot the computer.
NOTE: you can install it in a dual boot (saving your windows OS, test run it from the disk, or overwrite the Windows OS and erase everything on your drive. Save all your files, bookmarks and address book before overwriting the disk otherwise they will be gone.
I suggest you install in dual boot to try it out. That way you have all your files and you lose nothing.
 

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Go to the download page HERE
This will allow you to download an ISO file that you burn to disk and then put it in your drive and boot the computer.
NOTE: you can install it in a dual boot (saving your windows OS, test run it from the disk, or overwrite the Windows OS and erase everything on your drive. Save all your files, bookmarks and address book before overwriting the disk otherwise they will be gone.
I suggest you install in dual boot to try it out. That way you have all your files and you lose nothing.
Go to the download page HERE
This will allow you to download an ISO file that you burn to disk and then put it in your drive and boot the computer.
NOTE: you can install it in a dual boot (saving your windows OS, test run it from the disk, or overwrite the Windows OS and erase everything on your drive. Save all your files, bookmarks and address book before overwriting the disk otherwise they will be gone.
I suggest you install in dual boot to try it out. That way you have all your files and you lose nothing.
Thank you SheepD. :huggs:I'm very bad with some things on this laptop and ccomputer speak.
 

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Meerkat,
Save the ISO file to your computer, where you can find it. After it is saved then you burn it to a dvd or cd (depending on the size of the file).
This is a complete OS that can replace your Windows OS. It comes with Firefox and Thunderbird. From Firefox you can add plugins (auto install at your command) and set preferences.
 

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All I want is to be able to watch bideos, we don't play games so don't need whatevr that is. But we use youtube all the time ,repairs, gardening, music, aand a movie a when we can find one which is maybe once a month.

So will this work and should I trade it for Opera? I don' hve a disk or know anything about disk. [ hubby said he can do it but I'm not so sure his ability is up to date with his ego. He is better than me but thats nto saying much.]

Maybe between the two of us we can do something.Will it owrk for Windows 7?

 

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Meerkat,
If all you want is a decent web browser you can download Firefox HERE for free. You can have Firefox download the viewers and protection you need online once it is running. Just look for the icon that has 3 horizontal lines stacked on top of each other in the upper right corner.
 

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Meerkat,
If all you want is a decent web browser you can download Firefox HERE for free. You can have Firefox download the viewers and protection you need online once it is running. Just look for the icon that has 3 horizontal lines stacked on top of each other in the upper right corner.
Thank you SheepD, we have been working on it for past hour now, I signed in to Mozilla but I have to go back to Opera to come back here, so are we using two browsers now? Don't worry about it if you can't keep helping us,we may figure it out oneday,lol. I'm trying to pin aps to sidebar, on Firefox .But can't find it and don't want to make your head as mixed up now as ours is with this task,, so just letting you know whats going on,and thank you for the link,At least now we are on the right site and signed in.
This would happen when we can't have visiters here or I'd get out 8 year old great grand to help,lol. Will let you know how its going.
 

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I think you can set "file associations" in Windows. For browser you can remove your current browser from the list and set it to use Firefox automatically. Then, anytime you open a web address it will use Firefox to get there.

It has been a very long time since I used Windows so maybe someone can help you find "file Associations" easily.
 

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I think you can set "file associations" in Windows. For browser you can remove your current browser from the list and set it to use Firefox automatically. Then, anytime you open a web address it will use Firefox to get there.

It has been a very long time since I used Windows so maybe someone can help you find "file Associations" easily.
Thanks SheepD for so much help. I am good at lots of things but web is not one of them.
 

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If you need to download a browser go to ninite.com. You will get the latest version with NO added crap.
You pick what you want, download the installer, run the installer, and get a clean fresh copy.
When you run Firefox it will ask if you want to make it the default browser.

Ninite has a lot of programs for just about anything you need.
 

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If you need to download a browser go to ninite.com. You will get the latest version with NO added crap.
You pick what you want, download the installer, run the installer, and get a clean fresh copy.
When you run Firefox it will ask if you want to make it the default browser.

Ninite has a lot of programs for just about anything you need.
Thanksyou BackL.:thumbs:
 

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