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How do people like Windows 10


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#1 guit30

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 01:14 AM

 Is this all that Windows promised? I have windows 7 and like it. Just curious how it's working out.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:41 AM

I actually like it,not to complicated and seems really quick.Don't think MS should do the upgrade though,should let you have an option to download the ISO for free.This way you can install it yourself without any help from Bill.



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 06:06 PM

Installed the upgrade to my Windows 7 laptop. Sadly, not very impressed at all. The login experience is unattractive. I really don't like being nagged to enter a password!!!  Connecting to internet via wifi seems less reliable. I am not aware that it can do anything that I actually want to do that Windows 7 could do perfectly well already. IMHO XP was the best Windows version and Windows 7 the the least worst after that.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:26 AM

I always thought XP was good


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:50 AM

I have installed Windows 10 on multiple computers, and the installation is super easy compared to any windows install prior to this. It gets most required drivers automatically, so not an issue. It even downloads a lot of the audio and video drivers automatically. 

 

However, being a new system, it comes with its own set of issues, which will definitely be ironed out over the next few weeks or months.

 

I personally tend to keep Windows updated, so I don't see an issue with forcing the updates, however I can see how that can quickly turn into a 'dictatorship' kind of position. If updates cause issues, Microsoft has released a tool that would let you 'hide' updates, here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930. This is not a perfect solution however, because it doesn't block an update. You need to uninstall an update then go and hide the update so that Windows will not try to install it again.

 

Cortana is a really nice tool, though somewhat of a gimmick, it can actually do some interesting things, just with voice commands, such as change settings etc., which to me sounds like something Windows has been 'promising' since the times of Windows XP. By promising, I mean, XP was the first Windows you could have text to speech, and ever since, people have wanted to do the other thing as well - speech to text.

 

Edge browser seems good, (but at least not enough for me to stop using Chrome as my default browser). It's excellent Reading View clears up all the gunk. I specifically like that mode for printing out articles. It really helps.

 

Overall, I really like Windows 10, though it still a work-in-progress, it's better than Windows 8 or Windows XP. Yes, I said it. Better than Windows 7? Well not yet, but definitely better than 7 when it released, and I bet 10 will be better than 7 sooner than later.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:24 AM

 

I have windows 7 and like it.

Stick with Windows 7, I just spent almost a full day on Windows ten and, OGM I am so back to Linux.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:24 AM

Yeah, Nick.  10 makes Linux look good. Which is funny, for the GUI of Linux (esp. KDE and other desktops) is largely patterned off XP and in some ways 7.

 

However, older programs run more smoothly on Win10.  That is true, and a major plus.  Horrible interface, horrible privacy violation, horrible EULA, horrible mandatory updates -- those are the bad things.

 

What I find horrible about Linux is the permissions nonsense and the jargon.  The latter can be overcome, but the former is what keeps me from switching entirely.  Same essential FREEDOM complaint as I have with Windows.  By contrast, Windows will let you override the permissions requirement, but will do other things to inhibit your freedom.

 

It's really aggravating.  It's MY machine.  Let me take MY risks with it.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

Though I'm a layman, I instinctively DO NOT like W10, first and formost for it's presumptuous, dictatorial attitude, and also because of the blatant abuses concerning privacy issues, particularly in their terms and conditions, as highlighted by much more experienced operators on this website and elswhere.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:54 AM

Just based on early impressions (without exploring everything it does) this is what I think.

 

Likes

 

Very fast startup

Fast in operation, with relatively low memory use

Familiar interface which doesn't take too long to adjust to (unlike original Windows 8...)

No crashes so far

 

Dislikes

 

This whole signing your life over to Microsoft business (privacy).  You can say no to some of it but still...

Some software not compatible (e.g. one of my favourite old games, which worked in 8.1)

Driver glitches - example getting random screen distortion from time to time with AMD GPU

Still duplication in UI. For example two layers of settings, one for what was formerly "Metro" and Control Panel for "Desktop" mode.

Still lacks elegance of OSX interface

 

Overall it doesn't seem to be revolutionary and I wouldn't go out of my way to upgrade to it, but I don't dislike it either.

 

Anyway, yesterday I installed another HDD in my PC and put a clean install of Windows 7 which will not be getting upgraded, which I can boot to for any older software that doesn't work, or if W10 annoys me too much.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 11:30 AM

Smooth install. My only issue is familiarization...takes me a while. I didn't want to stay on Windows 7 forever...I like amarkkassery's evaluation.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:09 PM

I had a good amount of dislikes and problems. Could not rotate secondary monitor, replicator port audio does not work, desktop kept freezing often /had to restart explorer to get it back.

 

I don't like the pushy mandatory updates with no option to postpone, that you need to log onto a microsoft acct to use edge, the email app, or cortana. I don't like having multiple control panels. It just seems a little schizo. I hated 8 when it first came out, but now I love it.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:23 AM

I don't dislike it at this point but I'm of the mindset the more I use it the more I will like it.  I think some of the problems can be attributed to it just being released, after several months I think it will become better.   I'd like to use Linux but I find it just not ready for normal use on my part, works awesome as a NAS though.  Just for general info I've already found out a couple things about it, if you liked the gadgets in Windows 7 some one has written a handy little program to put it back in Windows 10.  Just Google "Windows 10 gadgets".  I tried to use a distributed computer app and am getting constant BSOD's, maybe around October I will try again.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:04 AM

 Is this all that Windows promised? I have windows 7 and like it. Just curious how it's working out.

Jim

Like it a lot!!  Much more so as a non-beta installation on a SSD than the betas on a HDD.  Some fine Features both in the OS & its browser.  Extremely easy to use & navigate... nice & clean & clear.  Terrific performance, super-fast and smooth.  Boots quicker than one can blink.  Very stable!  An Edge is very reliable, very stable & snappy as all heck!  A very smart, very capable Platform.  Great 'compatibility factor', software & hardware and not resource demanding, @ all.  Does not demand new hardware to run nicely.  It does all needed & does it all really well.  It is easy to like & quite enjoyable in daily use.  After 10 months is nice to just work w/ it and not be in 'test mode' anymore.  Plus, the install is sweet.  Things just became a lot more of a pleasure than they were in the past thanks to the Win10 Platform.  Certainly, excited to help my clients have Windows 10.  Lot of appeal, not hard to be enthusiastic about Win10.  Some will always whinge about some things... can never please everyone 100% but, it is worth Upgrading  to it & smart, too & will recommend same to anyone.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:48 AM

I find Windows 10 is what Windows 8.1 should have been! It will get better over time, and like Drew I am getting to like it more and more as I get used to the way things are laid out.

One thing I have to mention though is the continual Microsoft bashing that creeps into almost every thread I look at. When are supposedly intelligent people going to realise that MS is the last major computer company to implement a closed shop environment, Apple have done this for years, locking their users into their OS, and Android are doing the same. Also this gripe about having no control over updates is stupid thinking, I for one am glad that I no longer have to worry about installing updates. And as for collecting user information I couldn't care less if I get more adverts as "Adblock Plus" works flawlessly with W10. And as for the NSA/CIA/FBI knowing where I live and work, who cares, so do almost every company on the Web and probably quite a few scam artists in Nigeria.

Microsoft may be able to lock down your W10 OS, but they cannot lock down your ability to wipe your hard drive and install something else. If MS lock down W10 on computers that are used for finding child porn or doing anything else illegal, then I am for it not against! 



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:05 AM

 Is this all that Windows promised? I have windows 7 and like it. Just curious how it's working out.

Jim

All that & more.  A year ago when were hearing things had no idea it would be this nice, work this well or be so bloody easy to understand & use.  Now, after nearly a year w/ it... well, I, too had prior Operating Systems but, nothing as sweet as this Windows 10.  So, it is working out very, well and working very well, too






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