FIRE MARK RECCHI
OH MAN, THUNDERCOCK RETURNS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!
I took my girls in for a checkup since they're now a lil over a year old and I wanted to make sure they were all still good and healthy... Turns out my sensitive girl K.Mae has both a mild URI and flagellates in her poo 😖 the vet prescribed panacur for all three and said I just need to keep everything very clean... I already change out all hammocks and shelf coverings every other day, change bedding twice a week, and deep clean with diluted vinegar once a week. My girls are very good about using the litter boxes for pooping, although K.Mae does like to eat her treats in there 🤦♀️ I've started cleaning the litter boxes daily (like fully dumping, washing, and refilling; not just spot cleaning) but other than that I'm not sure how anal (ha) I need to be about everything else.
Anyone have any advice or success stories for treating ratties for these kinds of parasites?
Also, the vet said it could have come in from fresh produce 😩 but I didn't think about mentioning recently making them a dig box... I used the reptile coconut soil and rinsed off the plants I put in really well (including as much soil from the roots as possible), but now I'm afraid to let them play in it again in case that's where it came from 😬 I can vinegar soak my produce but they had so much fun in the dig box and I'm not sure what I could do to to sterilize the plants without killing them... Vinegar soak!?
I fired up a Win 10 PC that I hadn't used for some 3 months to test install some software.
It has taken over an hour to update all it's little thingies, then Office 2019, then an unasked-for update to Edge, then Adobe Flash Player and Defender and finally a 1909 Cumulative Update. During that time the hard drive was so busy I couldn't run any other programs.
I can leave a Linux installation for 3 months, log in and it might take 5 minutes for a suite of updates including a new Kernel. I can leave a Mac for 3 months, log in, and the only time it might take 10 minutes for an update is if there is a point level update (e.g. 10.15.3 to 10.15.4).
Why does Windows take so long to perform its updates? Watching the processes, it seems that most of the time is spent with Defender scanning the update files that are being downloaded.
Finally (after 90 minutes) it has finished rebooting, and now it has mucked up my screen resolution.
As per the title, why do I need to self-flagellate by using Win 10? Are there any normal tasks that I can't do in Mac or Linux (and by that I don't mean running a 1985 version of Wolfenstein...)? I mean normal tasks - writing, emailing, web browsing, managing and editing photos, posting weird questions on reddit, etc.
I have been using computers since 1975, from PDP 11 through ICL mainframes, CP/M, MS-DOS from 1 through 6, Windows from 3.0 to date, Mac OS from Version 5 to date, Linux from when Yellowdog ran on PPCs, Unix, VMS (and a few I have mercifully forgotten about like AIX). Windows 10 must be the most appallingly-designed, bloatware-ridden (Microsoft Plans - why do I need Microsoft Plans? And Xbox? ), slow, clunky abomination of an OS ever written.
Repeating the main question -- is there any normal task that can only be done on Windows? And can I do it on Win 7? What downsides (apart from being an orphan OS) are there to using Win 7?
Yours in anticipation of a friendly, helpful reply