Quora answer: “Can I trust Chinese smartphones as far as my security is concerned?”

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Question:

Can I trust Chinese smartphones as far as my security is concerned?

Answer:

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What makes you skeptical of Chinese brands in the first place?

I will ask you another question:

Can you trust American / Korean smartphones as far as my security is concerned?

There is virtually no difference in between a Chinese smartphone and a Samsung phone as far as security is concerned. Both are running the Android OS and both are vulnerable to malware, hacks, etc…

There is just a notion that Chinese brands are working for the government and that they are secretly spying on you etc. In that case, even the CIA is spying on you no matter what device you use.

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Link to Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Can-I-trust-Chinese-smartphones-as-far-as-my-security-is-concerned/answer/Ahmad-Muhammad-43?srid=ulAnL

Quora answer: “Why is Windows 10 so slow and how do I make my computer faster?”

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Question:

Why is Windows 10 so slow and how do I make my computer faster?

Answer:

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Windows 10 is not slow. In fact, no operating system, be it Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, Younameitix, can be slow or fast on its own.

It all depends on the computer’s hardware.

The minimum system requirements for Windows 10 are a 1GHz or faster processor and at least 2GB RAM.

The keyword here is minimum. Just because you have a 1GHz Celeron from the early 2010s and 2GB RAM doesn’t mean that Windows will work fast. It simply means that Windows 10 will boot. It does not guarantee that Windows 10 will be usable.

Practically, you should have a 2GHz or faster processor and at the very least 4GB RAM. That is what is recommended to be able to run Windows 10 smoothly and actually use your computer at the same time, with a few programs open at once.

But, you have not mentioned the specs of your PC, and you also haven’t described what you mean by “fast”. Therefore, it makes it very difficult to give suggestions on what to do to speed up Windows.

The first thing I would suggest is refreshing Windows. What this does is that it keeps your personal files, but it removes all installed programs and does a clean install of Windows. This cleans all installed bloat and returns your PC to a like new state. Provided your hardware is adequate for running Windows 10, you should notice a visible speed improvement.

Second, I would recommend upgrading the storage in your PC from a traditional HDD to a SSD. Having the OS stored on an SSD will greatly improve system boot times, app loading times, and will also improve performance in things like gaming and content production. It will also give the general system a more snappy feeling to it which is always great.

The last thing I would recommend is to upgrade your computer. If you installed Windows 10 on a computer designed for Windows 7 and earlier, it is time to get a new computer. Most new computers on the market these days are designed to run (and already come preinstalled with) Windows 10.

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Link to Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Windows-10-so-slow-and-how-do-I-make-my-computer-faster/answer/Ahmad-Muhammad-43?srid=ulAnL

Quora answer: “Can Minecraft Java and Windows 10 versions both be installed on the same PC?”

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Question:

Can Minecraft Java and Windows 10 versions both be installed on the same PC?

Answer:

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Yes.

Minecraft Java and Windows 10 editions have absolutely nothing in common. Well, except for the fact that they are both Minecraft. But that’s about it.

I have got both versions installed on my computer and I can play both versions side by side if I wanted to.

I could go on but I think you get my point.

TL;DR: Yes.

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Link to Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Can-Minecraft-Java-and-Windows-10-versions-both-be-installed-on-the-same-PC/answer/Ahmad-Muhammad-43?srid=ulAnL

Quora answer: “Why does Microsoft force unwanted updates that ruins people’s computers?”

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Question:

Why does Microsoft force unwanted updates that ruins people’s computers?

Answer:

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Ooh I am going to enjoy this one.

First, let’s break down your question.

Why does Microsoft [FORCE][UNWANTED] updates that [RUIN PEOPLE’S COMPUTERS]?


  • We will tackle this one step at a time, starting with [FORCE]. (The fact that Microsoft “forces” updates is debatable but we will get to that in a second.)

Microsoft “forces” updates for one simple reason: to protect you.

Remember WannaCry? Yeah, that massive ransomware that took the world by storm? The ransomware attack started in June. Microsoft had already patched that particular exploit in March. Yes, March. And here is another fact that the media won’t tell you: Windows 10 was least affected by the ransomware, for the simple fact that Microsoft “forces” updates. The only Windows 10 devices that were affected were those that applied all sorts of “hacks” and “registry tricks” to stop automatic Windows updates.

Now about the “Force” part itself. Microsoft lets you set active hours in Windows 10, during which Windows will not update. The active hours can be set for a duration of up to 16 hours. Once outside the active hours, Windows will first prompt the user that it is about to update. The user then has the option to postpone the update, or schedule it for a specific date and time. Windows will then never bug you about that update again. Just be sure to keep your computer powered on during the scheduled time and be sure to save all of your work, otherwise the update will try to install whilst you are busy.

  • Next, the [UNWANTED] part.

This is the most false claim in the entire question. No Windows update is unwanted. If you really think that security patches, bug fixes, and new features are unwanted, perhaps you should not use computers at all. Enough said.

  • Lastly, the [RUIN PEOPLE’S COMPUTERS] part.

I, for one, have never had ANY of my computers that run Windows 10 “ruined” by an update, major or minor. But I agree that not everyone has the same experience.

You cannot blame Microsoft or Windows for this. You see, Windows 10 is designed to run on any hardware combination imaginable. Keep that in mind, and you will be genuinely surprised at the fact that Windows is as stable as it is.

But if you cannot blame Microsoft, then who do you blame? Well, blame the hardware vendors. They write drivers that are of poor quality, therefore causing something to break with every Windows update.

And more often than not, it is actually the users that are negligent in keeping their drivers up to date (perhaps because they believe that hardware vendors “force unwanted updates”), therefore they are running drivers from 3 years back, which in turn cause compatibility issues with current versions of Windows.


Keep in mind that the above applies to both monthly “cumulative updates” as well as the bi-annual “feature updates” such as the Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, etc.

I think I have said enough. With that, I leave you to be the judge.

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Link to Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-Microsoft-force-unwanted-updates-that-ruins-peoples-computers/answer/Ahmad-Muhammad-43?srid=ulAnL