The Daily Populous

Monday September 24th, 2018 morning edition

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Before Windows 10, a clean install of Windows only included the bare essentials a user would need to get started using their PC.

This changed with Windows 8, with the addition of auto-updating apps such as Travel, News and more.

Still, these were acceptable, preinstalled Windows apps and were not really classed as bloatware.

With Windows 10, a clean install stays that way for about two minutes, because the second you hit the desktop, the Microsoft Store immediately starts trying to download third-party apps and games.

You should not see any of these apps on a fresh install of Windows 10, yet they are there every single time.

On a fresh, untouched, clean install of Windows 10, these apps will download themselves onto your PC.

It may only be six apps that are installing themselves, but that's more than what Apple automatically installs on Macs. »

Canadian politician says a family can eat on $75 a week

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A Canadian political leader has been caught in a dangerous election campaign trap: not knowing the cost of groceries.

Quebec Liberal leader Phillipe Couillard told a radio station this week that a family of three could eat for a week on C$75 ($57; £45).

Various estimates suggest families spend anywhere from a low of $140 a week to roughly $230 a week on food. »

France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop

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"We hoped (back in the 1980s) that we could restore aquatic life there, but it didn't work," the deputy mayor of Antibes, Eric Duplay told AFP.

"In the morning, it's easy, the water's clear," crew member Morgan Postic on board the Ocea vessel said.

A million euros has been provided by the French state to finance the French clean-up, while French tyre company Michelin has contributed 200,000 euros (235,000 dollars). »

Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation

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The farm also holds the UTZ seal, a Netherlands-based sustainable farming certificate prized by the coffee industry.

“No slave or forced labor is allowed,” reads one of several signs that display international certifications — including one linked to the U.S.-based company Starbucks corporation.

A Ministry of Labor team inspection conducted at the site rescued 18 rural workers in conditions analogous to slavery. »

Tiger Woods wins first tournament in more than 5 years - WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

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Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like old times.

He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour Championship.

One year ago, Woods was still waiting for his lower back to fuse and wasn't sure he could ever play again. »