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 Post subject: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:00 am 
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Having used Windows 10 Pro for a few weeks I think I have already been educated enough as an advanced home user to comment on it.

Having used other operating systems in the past I have used XP the longest right from the beginning up until just a few weeks ago when I switched to 10 Pro. On having just taken a quick glimpse at Vista I was turned off with all the eye candy and never bothered to look at the others after it assuming they were just variations of it, so I stayed with XP and all of its hot fixes for as long as I could.

Now after installing Windows 10 Pro x64 my initial take of it is WTF. Granted I guess that this new OS may be more secure and better performing but it seems it went from eye candy to something only a 13 year old wiz kid would know how to navigate through it. Yes you can make quite a few setting adjustments to it but is it all really necessary for the average user?

It seems they went from one extreme to something even worse. Years ago cars had a choke cable you had to pull out a little to get the car to start now you can start it from inside your house. From my point of view as just an advanced home PC user is why couldn't MS design an O.S. that was secure, well performing and reasonably simple to navigate through? 10 is one frustrating, aggravating and over engineered O.S. I have ever used. I'm starting to have flash backs to when I had Windows ME...........Now what??

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:28 am 
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I've also tried out Windows10 and have gone back to 7 for at least the time being. It is still too early to know if Windows10 is "more secure" than it's predecessors.

My list of peeves with 10 is small but nonetheless is still a list..
1.) Sluggish as hell out of the gate if not using top of the line hardware.
2.) none-to-little customize-ability (like XP/2000 you could have the eye-candy or classic view)
3.) slight learning curve for the navigation of the OS
4.) not everything is backward compatible. I had both driver and program issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:22 pm 
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interesting. my mom had no qualms jumping right into 10. she disliked 8 considerably, but has complained a measureable amount less about 10 than 8.

my very limited enterprise testing of it hasn't really made me think anything too horrible of it myself...

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:55 am 
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I used to work on my car, servicing and repairing it myself.. Now you basically have a laptop under the hood and an engine shoehorned in under the hood.. Bad, bad bad...

Same with PC's, however after migrating to linux (which has issues too) due to windows crapness, I have learnt an awful lot...

Basically, ALL versions of windows aren't great, but like an average car are adequate for most people and relatively usable...

Windows 10 is a serious crossroads for M$.. Is it for a phone, tablet or PC?? Who cares really as long as it can do what you require (ie stop the kids annoying you with windows issues). If it doesn't , there are plenty of other options.. Apple, Linux, BSD, Android and on and on...

No Windows 10 is not great, but for doing somethings it is a necessity for me.

All in all you will have to get used to it 'cos M$ are going to force you to upgrade wether you like it or not:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... -computers

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:04 pm 
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All in all you will have to get used to it 'cos M$ are going to force you to upgrade wether you like it or not:

I gave up on the Win 10 upgrade from Win 7. Never again! Back to Win 7, that was intended for a proper PC setup.
A tablet version of Win 10 is acceptable and proper.. but that version is not for a true home or business computer!
I will use Win XP for as long as Firefox and my antivirus honor it. Then, Win 7 if need be.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
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Karlsweldt wrote:
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All in all you will have to get used to it 'cos M$ are going to force you to upgrade wether you like it or not:

I gave up on the Win 10 upgrade from Win 7. Never again! Back to Win 7, that was intended for a proper PC setup.
A tablet version of Win 10 is acceptable and proper.. but that version is not for a true home or business computer!
I will use Win XP for as long as Firefox and my antivirus honor it. Then, Win 7 if need be.
Why not try a linux distro... XP is full of security vulnerabilities as well as no software support... Windows 7 is slowly going the same way, and soon the only windows update left will be an upgrade to windows 10..

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