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Posted 1/19/16

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Dariamus wrote:
I preferred DOS 3.1 with a QDOS shell.
wait you prefer DDOS?

and yes Windows 10 is so unstable for many users I know and some got really deep issues.

Atleast I like 7 for being a stable and more or less trusted place to be right now.

I preferred it over Windows 95.

I still work with command line shells in Linux and Unix occasionally. Piping can be so much more efficient than working with a GUI.

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Posted 1/19/16 , edited 1/19/16
Windows ME and 2k are two very different systems, 2k was made in 1999 while Me was released in 2000 as a failed 98se remake... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_ME#Reception
Windows has had a history of good / bad modern releases
10 - depends on system
8 - bad
7 - good
vista - failure
xp - good
ME - horrible
2k - good
98 - good
95 - most would consider this bad, but i would say indifferent as its one of the staple desktops
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Windows 7 is the last good windows. I've switched to Linux for everything.

The age if linux is upon us!





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hahaha Windows 7 is the new windows XP

Windows 10 sucks bishes

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Posted 1/19/16 , edited 1/19/16
Hey OP add this to your post: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3023533/microsoft-windows/microsoft-support-windows-10-new-hardware-itbwcw.html



If you don't know what to do because of this upgrade to linux mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/

It's designed to have a windows like interface but run on linux.
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I honestly don't get why more people don't switch (at least partially) to Linux.

I got fed up about 15 years ago with Windows NT, and for a few months used a dual-boot system until I got used to Linux enough to use it exclusively.

I can understand that it might be difficult for gaming for some people, but you can always dual-boot whenever you want to play some vidya, or even figure out how to make your game work in Linux if you put some (varying degrees of, depending) effort forth.

I recently bought a new computer that came with Windows 10. I debated whether or not to keep it on there, and asked around. (I'm not a regular Windows user, so I had to get some advice, since I wanted to keep it on there to possibly start gaming more myself.) The overwhelming response was "nah, downgrade to Win7."

Makes a lot of sense, really, since Win10 has compatibility issues all over the place, there is that pay-per-year rumor, and Win10 uses much more system resources. It really doesn't -do- much of anything that Win7 can't do, either.
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Posted 1/19/16

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Is anyone really shocked that a company is trying to force you to buy their latest product? It's what companies do.

Your fear of it going to a subscription based service isn't something I bother thinking about anymore. I have read many articles saying it will never happen and that they will be getting their money through other methods like, for example, your complaint about the app store. Even if they did try it all it would do is make people go elsewhere or downgrade back to 7 which is really quick and easy. They may make mistakes but I don't see them being dumb enough to push people away that hard.

As for the app store though not only do I not use it but it doesn't try to sell me anything whenever I open up the start menu. It is just a simple blank icon that says "Store" with its little logo. If I see anything in the start menu I don't like I simple right click it and unpin it. Simple and easy fix and it allows me to only have what I want on there.

Problem with the searches using Bing? You have plenty of options to even change that aspect of it located here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2986172/windows/how-to-make-cortana-search-with-google-instead-of-bing-in-windows-10.html

It may be more of a hassle than it really should be but I really just think you are making way too big of a deal out of it all.



You won't be able to up-grade to Win7 on the newest hardware. You'll be stuck with Win10. Also, when the final launch release version of Win10 comes out and the free downgrade to Win10 ends, a new EULA will come out that prohibits up-grading back to Win7.
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sarteck wrote:

I honestly don't get why more people don't switch (at least partially) to Linux.

I got fed up about 15 years ago with Windows NT, and for a few months used a dual-boot system until I got used to Linux enough to use it exclusively.

I can understand that it might be difficult for gaming for some people, but you can always dual-boot whenever you want to play some vidya, or even figure out how to make your game work in Linux if you put some (varying degrees of, depending) effort forth.

I recently bought a new computer that came with Windows 10. I debated whether or not to keep it on there, and asked around. (I'm not a regular Windows user, so I had to get some advice, since I wanted to keep it on there to possibly start gaming more myself.) The overwhelming response was "nah, downgrade to Win7."

Makes a lot of sense, really, since Win10 has compatibility issues all over the place, there is that pay-per-year rumor, and Win10 uses much more system resources. It really doesn't -do- much of anything that Win7 can't do, either.


Compatibility issues yes that is a problem. It just came out recently which is not a big problem right now. The pay per year rumor is not true but it is for windows 365. Which is everything from word to database and the cloud. So far the only problem I have with windows 10 is the updating system. I'm in the middle of something and then computer is now restarting.
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Having used basically every version of Windows since 3.11 for Workgroups, my gaming rig is running Win10 and I've been fine with it.

The interface is a bit different from 7, not really better or worse overall (some improvements, some new annoyances). Definitely better than 8, which I've had to use on some PCs at work and is an utter train wreck on anything that's not a tablet.

The start menu app "suggestions" can be disabled by right-clicking and telling it to disable all suggestions. They are advertisements (a spade's a spade), but it only shows one at any given time. To be honest it's so benign I haven't even bothered to turn them off.

The start menu search box is/is tied to Cortana (like a less versatile version of Apple's Siri). You can do searches in a file browser and they don't give web suggestions, but it makes sense that Microsoft's voice assistant would be tied into Bing (Microsoft's search engine) when performing internet searches. At least she opens websites using your default browser (Chrome, in my case) rather than forcing you to use Edge.

Edge (the new Internet Explorer) is one of the only real complaints I have. My OS is installed on an SSD, with other drives for the majority of data, however I've yet to find a way to change the location of Edge's download folder, etc. Fortunately, installing different browsers isn't any harder than it's been in past versions of Windows.

Can't say anything as to hardware compatibility issues. The only problem I had was my usb headset's manufacturer hasn't released drivers for Windows 10, but I was able to do a workaround and the headset's working fine.

The yearly subscription fee strikes me as unlikely. Privacy concerns are legitimate, but it seems like even my phone company knows what toilet paper I use these days so that almost feels like par for the course to me.
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Hold on a sec, let me get out my tin foil hat. Seriously though, I have been running 10 since it was first available for the upgrade, and I have no issues with it at all. The only "problem" I've encountered, was my Fatal1ty 3D sound card stopped functioning properly. But, that's more of a Creative issue than Windows.

Change is inevitable, get over it. In the past, people freaked when tvs were introduced to replace the radio. I see a similar type of unnecessary panic here.
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Negrodaumus wrote:

Hold on a sec, let me get out my tin foil hat. Seriously though, I have been running 10 since it was first available for the upgrade, and I have no issues with it at all. The only "problem" I've encountered, was my Fatal1ty 3D sound card stopped functioning properly. But, that's more of a Creative issue than Windows.

Change is inevitable, get over it. In the past, people freaked when tvs were introduced to replace the radio. I see a similar type of unnecessary panic here.


Windows 10 is like selling your soul to microsoft. I want a stand alone computer where I am not being spied on and thats what linux offers.

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i would love to see Firefox come up with a operating system. Bill and his money can burn for all i care
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i would love to see Firefox come up with a operating system. Bill and his money can burn for all i care


I think they canceled it. The whole OS was pretty much run on HTML and nothing worked right =/
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Yeah, I'm still running Win7. When I get a new computer I will have to figure out what I want to do. Linux has been looking good for a long time, but I haven't felt like putting the fucks into it, yet, and haven't been forced to because Win7 does the job.

I am about 1 year away from a PC upgrade, now, and I need to start looking into these things.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:

Yeah, I'm still running Win7. When I get a new computer I will have to figure out what I want to do. Linux has been looking good for a long time, but I haven't felt like putting the fucks into it, yet, and haven't been forced to because Win7 does the job.

I am about 1 year away from a PC upgrade, now, and I need to start looking into these things.


Look into linux mint. I upgraded last year and it's been great! It has a windows like interface but the whole thing runs on linux. I traditionally avoided linux because I didn't like the interface but mint fixed that. I have less maintenance to do in linux than windows.

It comes with a built in firewall, you don't need an anti-virus because viruses have to get your password to execute, and most of my ports are shut down so there are very few holes in the OS. I use the free anti-virus clamav simply to scan items that are going to my windows partition because I don't want windows to accidentally catch a virus.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus
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