Windows 11

keith1

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If you are running a business on a Windows 7 machine good luck if someone encrypts your data and demands a ransom for it.
No worries. I'll start a 'Go Fund Me' page to pay any ransom. I'm sure I can count on your support.
 

OffsetStorefront

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Thanks but I wasn't asking about Windows 10, I was asking about 11. As for me still using 7. It's always worked well for me and if it ain't busted . . .
That's the thing - Windows 7 has been "busted" in a lot of critical ways that are invisible to the average user until a bad actor takes advantage of them and then it's too late for you. Windows 10 addressed a lot of those issues. Will Windows 11 address even more, or will it take the path of Windows 8? We'll have to see.
 

bcr

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It took me a while for the shortcuts and layout of windows 8 to become second nature. Hated it at first.

Was quite annoyed when Windows 10 then changed it all again.

But I have to say, Windows 10 is rock solid. Hardly have to think about it. It just works and with an SSD is booted in seconds.

Who remembers the blue screen of death lol.
 

PricelineNegotiator

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Also while I'm still on this page I'll throw this at you all. I'm a younger guy, a "millenial" if you will. One problem that "boomers" always seem to have is to ignore the warnings of people that understand technology. I think this street goes both ways (advice from boomers to millenials about life etc.), but with technology, problems can get severe and EXTREMELY expensive in a short amount of time. It is important to zoom out and to think critically about show-stoppers in your technology chain, and how to proactively manage risk. Even for a 10 person company this is important. Are you guys backing up your data? Are you backing it up monthly? bi-monthly? weekly? daily? Is that back up process automated in case the "tech person" at your company decides to quit? Boomers often never think of the worst possible scenario for some of their most valuable assets that exist in technology.

Oh you're backing up your client files daily? Great. What about the settings to each of your production machines? The imposition profiles? How often are those backed up and where are they stored? In case of an emergency or power outage that causes those machines to lose that data, how long will it take you to get your settings installed back on the machine?

What happens if all of your data is in the building and your business gets set on fire? Will you ever be able to recover your data or is it all stored off site? How often are you uploading that data?

And for some reason, a goddamned boomer has the gall to say "I'll just crowdfund the bitcoin". No, you won't, and you're business will be financially time-torched by the scammers. But hey, I'm just some idiot millenial that has no concept of time.
 

PricelineNegotiator

Well-known member
Also while I'm still on this page I'll throw this at you all. I'm a younger guy, a "millenial" if you will. One problem that "boomers" always seem to have is to ignore the warnings of people that understand technology. I think this street goes both ways (advice from boomers to millenials about life etc.), but with technology, problems can get severe and EXTREMELY expensive in a short amount of time. It is important to zoom out and to think critically about show-stoppers in your technology chain, and how to proactively manage risk. Even for a 10 person company this is important. Are you guys backing up your data? Are you backing it up monthly? bi-monthly? weekly? daily? Is that back up process automated in case the "tech person" at your company decides to quit? Boomers often never think of the worst possible scenario for some of their most valuable assets that exist in technology.

Oh you're backing up your client files daily? Great. What about the settings to each of your production machines? The imposition profiles? How often are those backed up and where are they stored? In case of an emergency or power outage that causes those machines to lose that data, how long will it take you to get your settings installed back on the machine?

What happens if all of your data is in the building and your business gets set on fire? Will you ever be able to recover your data or is it all stored off site? How often are you uploading that data?

And for some reason, a goddamned boomer has the gall to say "I'll just crowdfund the bitcoin". No, you won't, and you're business will be financially time-torched by the scammers. But hey, I'm just some idiot millenial that has no concept of time.
The best reply to any sort of proactive thinking is "We don't have the money for that".

It was only $700 for an automated file backup system.
 

OffsetStorefront

Well-known member
What happens if all of your data is in the building and your business gets set on fire? Will you ever be able to recover your data or is it all stored off site? How often are you uploading that data?

Even more likely than a fire: a ransomware infection that starts at one computer and spreads laterally across the network to every machine it can talk to and every thing plugged into those machines. Your Time Machine backup won't do you any help if it gets encrypted too because it was plugged into the Mac when it got hit.
 

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