Mates, having long had a requirement for a useful tool when I'm away from home, I finally settled on a very, very cheap Lenovo B50-30 Laptop/Notebook. I purchased it last week [for my 73rd birthday]. I discarded tablets etc as totally impractical.
Cheap as in $A299 - about $US 230
Win 8.1 64 bit with Bing embedded along with Lenovo Bloatware, and all the other suspects except
Simply took me a few short hours to clean it up, customise it to my tastes, install Firefox, Thunderbird, other selected programs of my choice. Dump Bing, bloatware...
Almost a replica of my Custom Desktop PC.
Yesterday I got around to adding Classic Shell to finally round it off.
Guess who is a very pleased, and a very smug little chappie? It does every thing I want - that is what matters. My advice to anybody: If you don't like Win 8.1 right out of the box? Configure it to your own tastes. [ADDED]
Would you believe Mr. Microsoft just sent me an email - "Meet the new Windows"
Wow! Another update on Windows 10? Nope, unbelievably...
Welcome to the getting started series
Each email in this series will help you get familiar with the new features, apps and settings in Windows 8.1.
In this first email, we’ll go over the basics.
Ya gotta be kidding? My long time Microsoft account didn't already tell them...