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Posted 7/29/15
And here I am stuck with Windows 8.1 rt
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Meh I have adblock for that.
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Until Windows 7 becomes todays Windows XP I'll stick with W7.
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Have it running on my laptop already. It's truly excellent as far as upgrades go. Fairly painless, and certainly an upgrade for me over 7 or 8. It feels far more cohesive than 8, and looks hella better than anything that came before. Hard to turn down a free offer as well.
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dotsforlife wrote:

Still sticking to 7. Hell, XP is even better still. 8 and higher is mobile friendly, but I'll pass on using them for desktops.


That's because you're not really a PC gamer.

I have to upgrade at least my gaming PC for DirectX 12, which is only available on Windows 10.

The performance differential between DX 11 and DX 12 can be ridiculous... No-brainer update for PC gamers

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8962/the-directx-12-performance-preview-amd-nvidia-star-swarm/4
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15
I upgraded to windows 10 yesterday straight from windows 7. I don't regret it, windows 10 is an amazing platform that is highly customisable and fast (even on power saver mode). The GUI looks beautiful (once you customise it to your liking). Microsoft Edge is faster than google chrome too (:o)

Windows 10 is the best from both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (I use both regularly)

I'll be sticking with this for now and see how I get on.
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15
Never going to touch Windows 10 unless they make some drastic changes.

If you look at this screenshot, there are some major concerns for your own security: http://prntscr.com/7ykzbh

(source: https://twitter.com/adrianchm/status/626730720225062914)

So you got a keylogger, ads in menu, WiFi sense that shares your network & passwords, all your contacts are logged, all your info is logged and you can't completely turn it off, there's forced updates, forced protection... So many settings that you can't even turn off without turn into a computer wizard.
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15

nanikore2 That's because you're not really a PC gamer.

I have to upgrade at least my gaming PC for DirectX 12, which is only available on Windows 10.

The performance differential between DX 11 and DX 12 can be ridiculous... No-brainer update for PC gamers

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8962/the-directx-12-performance-preview-amd-nvidia-star-swarm/4


You know it isn't wise to make assumptions when you know nothing about me. That being said, I do PC game regularly actually. (CS:GO, GW2, LoL mostly) I work in the IT field too so I'm not exactly inexperienced with PC's

I plan on upgrading eventually, but to do so right away is hilarious at best. I'll wait for the true full release since this free shit they're offering isn't the full package. That comes straight from the horses mouth too. I'll let others be guinea pigs first, then reap the benefits.

Besides, my rig isn't exactly going to need DX12 anytime soon. I'm not a fan of the tile layout Microsoft seems to be in bed with either.
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K3n21 wrote:

Meh I have adblock for that.


Doesn't stop this no really you will still get ad's in applications developed using the Microsoft Ad SDK don't belive me open up Solitaire and go to the Daily Challenges see the ad stream on the right congrats that is what Advertising ID does that is all it relates to.
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dotsforlife wrote:

You know it isn't wise to make assumptions when you know nothing about me. That being said, I do PC game regularly actually. (CS:GO, GW2, LoL mostly) I work in the IT field too so I'm not exactly inexperienced with PC's

I plan on upgrading eventually, but to do so right away is hilarious at best. I'll wait for the true full release since this free shit they're offering isn't the full package. That comes straight from the horses mouth too. I'll let others be guinea pigs first, then reap the benefits.

Besides, my rig isn't exactly going to need DX12 anytime soon. I'm not a fan of the tile layout Microsoft seems to be in bed with either.


^

I actually worked in the IT field as well for a short while. I know better than to touch the new Windows 10 on the initial release.

Good luck guinea pigs!



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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15

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I actually worked in the IT field as well for a short while. I know better than to touch the new Windows 10 on the initial release.

Good luck guinea pigs!


Being a cyber security analyst, I'm extremely concerned about security flaws/issues that tend to arise from initial releases on products anyways. I have a lot of custom programs/scripts I've written over the years that I run on my rig and until I've had time to go through the OS I'll wait. For most people who just use their PC's as a tool for fun or leisure this isn't much an issue. For me though, my job and side work are my income and my desktop/phone control a lot of my life lol. My car, house, some appliances and much more are controlled by my PC/phone. Not to mention all the files I have stored that do not need to be made known.

Patience is a virtue they say.
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Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15

dotsforlife wrote:

Being a cyber security analyst, I'm extremely concerned about security flaws/issues that tend to arise from initial releases on products anyways. I have a lot of custom programs/scripts I've written over the years that I run on my rig and until I've had time to go through the OS I'll wait. For most people who just use their PC's as a tool for fun or leisure this isn't much an issue. For me though, my job and side work are my income and my desktop/phone control a lot of my life lol. My car, house, some appliances and much more are controlled by my PC/phone. Not to mention all the files I have stored that do not need to be made known.

Patience is a virtue they say.

Yep.

Personally, I'm just not in the mood for BSOD's, incompatible software, dumb support, etc etc. I'll give it some time while everyone else takes the initial ride for me. They'll fix more of the critical matters and software compatibility and it'll be fine to jump on the wagon for me then.

Inb4 brick windows update

Kinda curious if getting into safe mode is as retarded as Windows 8.
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dotsforlife wrote:

Still sticking to 7. Hell, XP is even better still. 8 and higher is mobile friendly, but I'll pass on using them for desktops.


My thoughts exactly! Honestly, Windows 10 is basically just an advertising scam meant to suck information and data out of users to gain more funds and ideas. I for one value my privacy so no thanks...
Posted 7/30/15 , edited 7/30/15
For people who updated, you may want to go under Settings > Updates and Security > Advanced Options and disable update sharing or at least restrict it to "PCs on my network". Microsoft has turned Windows 10 users into a peer to peer network to defer update bandwidth costs.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/29/windows-10-tips-for-gamers-how-to-save-your-bandwidth-do-a-clean-install-and-more/
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Really haven't had any issues with compatibility on Windows 10. Computer decided to upgrade itself. Didn't have much of a say in the matter.

As for the security, read the terms of agreements and what not. If you don't like it, turn it off. It isn't hard. New GUI is very nice and it runs games faster than it did for me on Win 7 and Win 8-8.1. The sync is nice. I just need to enter a date on my phone/email and it puts it on the calendar. Good for appointments and what not.

For viruses and back doors, as long as you don't go onto sketchy sites, you will be safe. So no more Hunky_Dory.34.com stuff!

For data mining.. Apple is worse by far.

The only issue I have seen is my roommate cannot run Civilization 5/BE right now.
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