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Smashing Windows

When I shut down my laptop on Christmas Eve I had a working internet connection (wired and wireless). When I next switched it on it didn’t. Nada. Zilch. Kaput!

Windows 10 troubleshooter told me that the “Windows Sockets Registry Entries Required For Network Connectivity Are Missing”. Worked through a few different ‘solutions’ others had tried and/or found to this problem. I was no better off for it. Still no internet.

For some time I’d been thinking about switching to Linux. This was the tipping point. Backed up everything that needed it and wiped all traces of Windows from my machine.  Now on Linux and so far so good. No data lost, free from Mr Gates and feeling the love of the open source community. Should have made the jump years ago.

By monaxle

Dad to four boys. Married to their mum. A satisficer. Lifelong cyclist, wannabe nomad, casual snapper and music lover. Occasional glimmers of creativity. Left field, anti establishment and non conformist tendencies. Green politics. Employment in mental health and children and adults social care. Open to learning, development and growth. Often get things wrong. Sometimes getting them right.

Current digital profile along the lines of #Mastodon, #Ubuntu, #NextcloudPi, #Thunderbird, #LibreOffice, #Gimp, #DigiKam, #KeePassXC, #Brave and #StandardNotes. It’s all #foss to me.

Views and opinions are my own or plagiarised and/or paraphrased from elsewhere. Whether these are right, wrong, misinformed or inspired is pretty much down to chance and your own judgement. Be well, be happy, be safe.

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