I agree 100% with Steve here. If Microsoft were deleting programs as
suggested, don't you think that there would be riots all round the world?
Talk about "fake news" and "scaremongering". It's pure B.S.
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 12 October 2019 17:35
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Fw: [ttz] android or chrome os on a desktop?
This is complete nonsense. I'm sorry but it is.
I have had CodeFactory Daniel ever since Windows 7, and it has not been deleted
from my Windows 10 machine ever. It has been deactivated, which is a different
thing, but is easy to put right.
Scare mongering at its best is this Email I reckon.
All the best
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of goshawk on
Sent: 11 October 2019 20:55
Subject: [access-uk] Fw: [ttz] android or chrome os on a desktop?
just received the below, and if this is true that MS can take off the programs
you want to use, I would say another good reason to avoid win10.
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From: "Bates100" <bates100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <the-tech-zone@xxxxxxxxx>; "BCAB Discussion List"
<bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <TechTalk@xxxxxxxxx>;
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2019 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [ttz] android or chrome os on a desktop?
Windows 7 is an effective program and if I were you I would stick with it.
About 2 years ago I changed from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and have regretted it
ever since. Windows 10 is also a very good program, but Microsoft insist on
making changes every week, apparently to persuade users to change to programs
which they can control and which will help their cash income from downloads.
They even deleted Windows Media player from my computer in favour of Groove
Music, and on 2 occasions they deleted Daniel, a paid for voice which I use on
my NVDA screen reader. But most frustratingly they also changed the drop down
Start menu into a ribbon which I eventually found, but every few weeks they
delete the “Most Used Apps” part of the start menu so I have 2 and arrow into
the desktop to open my most used programs. I did manage to turn off Windows
ten Updates but this now seems to have been overridden.
I, and most blind NFBUK members use Word 2003 which still uses drop down
menus, but I have a similar program with drop down menus in case Microsoft
decide to delete Word from my computer.
If Microsoft have said they are going to discontinue support for Windows
7 this is good news because your program will continue to run and they will not
make any changes, although you will of course need to keep your anti-virus
program running as you do now. Windows XP is also still being used by many
blind people, and if you backup your program as well as your data then your
existing program should remain safe.
On 09/10/2019 02:15, goshawk on horseback wrote:
hello all,> so if I have got to change both my os and screenreader, rather than the
am currently running win7 on my desktop machine, but seemingly support
for this is going to end this coming january.
not only do I not really want windows 10, as I have just heard so many
stories of access issues with it, especially when it comes to those
pesky ribbon menus, but as my current screenreader is window-eyes,
that seemingly won't work with it as well.
win10 rout, I wondered if there is any sort of android desktop machine?
as at least having used that on my samsung phone, if there is, I
thought that may be a better rout to go.
if that's not possible, another option that I am considering, is
something like chrome os, again, if I can find that on a desktop
machine, so am wondering if anyone has had any experience of this with
it's screenreader, and range of apps?
as I have heard a few good things about this, but don't really know
that much about it.