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« on: October 01, 2015, 11:59:17 PM »
Just wondering if anyone is using win10 and what do you think? Is it worth switching now or better to wait for the kinks to be worked out?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 01:37:05 AM »
Just wondering if anyone is using win10 and what do you think? Is it worth switching now or better to wait for the kinks to be worked out?

I switched to it and like it. I'm not a computer saavy person- but I do like it more than Windows 7. My wife played around on both my laptop and our little lenovo tablet/laptop hybrid thing which both have Windows 10 and didn't like it much. She still has windows 7 on her laptop but isn't a Windows person anyways- our main home computer is a desktop imac pro (the last generation not the new one that looks like an amazon echo) and we both prefer that over all the windows ones..so take our opinions with a grain of salt, ya gnome sayin?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 02:20:57 AM »
Just wondering if anyone is using win10 and what do you think? Is it worth switching now or better to wait for the kinks to be worked out?

I switched to it and like it. I'm not a computer saavy person- but I do like it more than Windows 7. My wife played around on both my laptop and our little lenovo tablet/laptop hybrid thing which both have Windows 10 and didn't like it much. She still has windows 7 on her laptop but isn't a Windows person anyways- our main home computer is a desktop imac pro (the last generation not the new one that looks like an amazon echo) and we both prefer that over all the windows ones..so take our opinions with a grain of salt, ya gnome sayin?

I gnome what you're saying. When I bought my current laptop it came with 8 and I absolutely loathed that summabitch so I "upgraded" to 8.1 but that was essentially the same as 8.

I really wanted 7. I hate change. Anyway, thanks for your reply Monk, much appreciated.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 03:25:43 AM »
I just got a new 2 in 1 tablet/laptop with Win 10.

I never tried or owned anything with Win 8 on it, but I like 10.

It takes a little learning curve from Win7, or XP, but so far it seems smoother and functions better than Win 7 or XP.

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 04:40:17 AM »
I just got a new 2 in 1 tablet/laptop with Win 10.

I never tried or owned anything with Win 8 on it, but I like 10.

It takes a little learning curve from Win7, or XP, but so far it seems smoother and functions better than Win 7 or XP.

Cool! Thanks Morfy!
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 05:57:03 AM »
just be aware the Win 10 will continually check and apply updates that may be hard to stop unless you edit the registry.

I had this issue with Win 8 and the only way I could stop the continual downloads was by patching the registry.

so if you have limited data access on your system and notice an increase in consumption and network activity, this may be why.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 06:25:12 AM »
For Microsoft's sake (like I care) I hope that shit is better than Win8, cos it seriously sucks pretty bad in my experience. I haven't had any tech clients since about 2008, so I don't have much experience with the current state of windows in a production environment, I got out when it was still all XP and active directory.

Linux these days shouldn't be overlooked as an option for home users, the learning curve has gotten a lot better. I think it's definitely becoming a good option for a lot of reasonably proficient users who are willing to learn a little, cos the software is usually pretty damned good, especially considering the price (eg, The Gimp, Libre Office, Mplayer).
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 06:33:31 AM »
Chops, what's your recommendation for desktop enabled Linux distros ?

I personally like Mint ... you ?

yeah, Linux rocks once you get the hang of it ... i carry a copy of Partitionmagic on a USB everywhere on my key-ring (2 keys, small unit) and can use it on virtually any machine, often accessing the internet, too.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 06:55:48 AM »
windows 8 was pretty terrible . I mean not like Windows ME or anything, but still. Not good. I hated that the tile appearance set up was the same for touch screens/tablets as for mouse desktops.
 Last week i decided to give 10 a chance, and installed it on one of our desktops. I haven't used it much, but it does seem to be an improvement. Start menu again is cool. i think the mwheel scrolling aspect of the start menu is one of my fav upgrades honestly.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2015, 07:06:40 AM »
Distro wise I'm an old Debian head, I'm happiest when I have apt and bash.

Actual desktop wise I'm a minimalist, currently running Gnome2, used to run BlackBox and Fluxbox and if I get sick of Gnome, I'd probably go back to fluxbox. KDE is ok sometimes but maybe a little bloated, depends on the machine. I've built some really kickass desktops with Fluxbox, but it's a bit of work and I haven't had a decent computer for awhile, the one I have now is a wicked piece of shit, barely usable..

I'm thinking I might buy a tablet next? Not sure..
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 08:10:24 AM »
I wish they'd go back to XP, it's all garbage since then and I've used every "new" version since, fuck that.  I have to assume Windows 10 in no different.
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Re: Windows 10
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i'm not sure of tablets because if anything, MORE screen real estate ... nice to have one, tho'.

i have had success with Windows 8/8.1 and so have many others (I like it, myself) but my machine came with 7 and i'm quite used to it. will sit on it.

i once whacked Win 8.0 onto a Macbook Pro, needed a CPU-related patch because it froze up randomly and quickly, but it ran quite well.

XP takes the prize for the longest running commercial O/S for minis and micro. Like 10+ years of service ... go to admit, that's not bad.
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i'm not sure of tablets because if anything, MORE screen real estate ... nice to have one, tho'.

i have had success with Windows 8/8.1 and so have many others (I like it, myself) but my machine came with 7 and i'm quite used to it. will sit on it.

i once whacked Win 8.0 onto a Macbook Pro, needed a CPU-related patch because it froze up randomly and quickly, but it ran quite well.

XP takes the prize for the longest running commercial O/S for minis and micro. Like 10+ years of service ... go to admit, that's not bad.

windows NT 5.1 aka XP is stable, well patched, and has an easy interface. Windows really hit it's stride then.

I'm still sitting NT 6.1 aka Windows 7 machine too. I see no reason to change it.

Windows 10 will also be the last Windows. I don't know what Microsoft plans to do after; I'm not sure they know. But they have confirmed there will be no follow on windows version after 10.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 10:39:44 AM »
Do you think its a PR stunt of sorts?

Like maybe the next MS OS will be something called: "Panels?"

Or maybe something more gimmicky, with more crowd appeal (lots of marketing): Tiles, Shingles, Mirrors, Screens, Frames....

In fact, I think it will be Panels 1.0



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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 11:46:10 AM »
I don't think Windows 10 is all that different from Windows 7.  The only major change I can see is the appearance.  It's like they took the old interface windows / options and clothed them in a new look. 

For instance, instead of going to the old control panel, you know have that settings box.  But if you want, you can still go to the Windows 7 control panel.  Pretty much the same with other settings. 

The other major difference I think is the addition of OneDrive and Cortana, neither of which I've used or set up. 

I did have one problem a few weeks ago, where upon startup, the task bar and start menu would freeze.  Those only worked once you pushed the power button and forced the system to shut down.  Upon restart it was normal. 

I look it up on various computer forum and sites, and lots of other people have had, or were having, that problem.  The consensus seemed to be that it was caused by a Windows Update being installed.  A week or so later, the next Windows Update fixed it.  So no more of that shit happening. 

I think there are still kinks that will inevitably be worked out.  But IMO, that type of thing wouldn't happen with Apple products.  If I had the money, I'd go back to an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro.  I liked my old Powerbook. 

And when did programs turn into apps?  I understand that smartphones use apps, but Windows 10 lists everything as apps.  No more programs.  I thought that was odd. 
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