i have an hp pavilion dv6000 laptop which is about 12 or 13 years old, as near as i can figure. it has gone through numerous software permutations, that last of which has been windows vista, which is no longer marketed nor supported by windows. (it's kind of like gm saying, hey, we don't make it any more, you cannot buy parts for it from us. gm, btw, is not that cheeky. microsoft is, but, not gm.)
well, microsoft told us that years ago. and, google has announced some time ago that google chrome will not support vista. that's bad enough, but, they incessantly put a banner across a page saying that, and saying, buy something that will support chrome.
well, enough is enough. and, enough of google's pissy attitude is too damned much to put up with. so, i uninstalled google chrome from the lap top, and now i am going with mozilla fire fox until it no longer updates, which is gonna be soon.
and, something kinda odd happened. the laptop battery, heretofore inoperable and flat out refusing to take a charge, has now decided to take a charge and operate. this is being typed on battery power, and the battery "fuel gauge" is holding relatively steady. i don't happen to believe in coincidence, so i am assuming that there is a causal connection between google chrome's death, and the rebirth of my battery it is, after all, sequential, and most probably related.
there must have been something in google chrome's default settings that put the kibosh on the battery, and now that it is gone, the battery is back. i haven't a clue.
any of you out in the real world where fiddling with one's computer is an every day fact of life, have any ideas what the causal connection is, and where it lies? i would be mildly interested to know what it is, and i would like to learn how to address it, so that i can promptly disregard the new found knowledge and slip back into blissful ignorance. (this is also the war i wage w/ passwords, the damned bother and nuisance of the things .... another worthless "protection" to mess with, that any hacker worth his salt can be around in about 10 seconds anyway.)
but, i am mildly curious about this.
john jay @ 04.07.2017