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#1 Murph

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 1758 PM

Will it be a winner, or will it be an over priced POS?  I expect that Microsoft will try to split the baby in terms of Windows 8 crap, and getting desktop folks back on board.  I think they will price it very high, and make it expensive.  I think they will demand you use the cloud (unsecure, hackable, snoopable) for your storage.  I think they will insist on a Microsoft account as a condition of use.  I pray that they do this one right.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 2022 PM

I actually have a developer prerelease of it... but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Maybe this weekend?


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 2339 PM

Win98SE - ok

WinME - fail

WinXP - ok

WinVista - fail

Win7 - ok

Win8 - fail

Win 9 - skipped

Win 10 - fail...?

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 0152 AM

Said it before, will say it again. I don't see win 8/8.1 as a failure. I've used it for roughly two years now and I don't have any serious issues. (with not so big issues I culdn naem is that my background picture change the way it's positioned on reboot).

 

As for cloud storage, it will be available but I don't see that everything will be in the cloud, maybe a microsoft account but I'm not sure about that. I wonder how they will reinstate the start menu, not that I've actually missed it all that much. I hope that they will make it more intuitive to choose it you want to use an app or a desktop program for different situations.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 0706 AM

Win98SE - ok

WinME - fail

WinXP - ok

WinVista - fail

Win7 - ok

Win8 - fail

Win 9 - skipped

Win 10 - fail...?

 

:o

You forgot best one they made - Win 2000.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 1023 AM

Where I work, we get about 5 up and 1 down, on a good day, and about 100kbps bi when there's a kink in the pipe. Using Office 365 is painful and frustrating when we are getting full bandwidth, enraging when the pipe ain't flowing. Doing cloud storage would be the death blow to this organization.


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#7 Colin

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 1144 AM

My vista keeps chugging along, it's not bad, but it's not great either.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 0856 AM

Since I use my computer mainly for surfing (including YouTube) and email, I haven't had any real problems until 8, where I find the tiles useless and annoying.

Hopefully 10 will separate the tiles part into a separate tablet OS.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 0742 AM

8 and now 8.1 are on my daughters laptop, and she hates all the tablet crap on her laptop, and no start button until I added Classic shell.  I have to give 8 this, its stable, but the interface sucks.  I really hope 10 is better.  

Since I use my computer mainly for surfing (including YouTube) and email, I haven't had any real problems until 8, where I find the tiles useless and annoying.

Hopefully 10 will separate the tiles part into a separate tablet OS.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 0902 AM

 

Win98SE - ok

WinME - fail

WinXP - ok

WinVista - fail

Win7 - ok

Win8 - fail

Win 9 - skipped

Win 10 - fail...?

 

:o

You forgot best one they made - Win 2000.

 

The should have stopped at Windows 3.11 for Workgroups



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 0946 AM

 

8 and now 8.1 are on my daughters laptop, and she hates all the tablet crap on her laptop, and no start button until I added Classic shell.  I have to give 8 this, its stable, but the interface sucks.  I really hope 10 is better.  

Since I use my computer mainly for surfing (including YouTube) and email, I haven't had any real problems until 8, where I find the tiles useless and annoying.

Hopefully 10 will separate the tiles part into a separate tablet OS.

 

The Toshiba I'm now using isn't hopping between the desktop and tiles like my recent ASUS did. A lot of that was that there was a touchpad motion that would swap between DT and tiles.  This doesn't happen with the Toshiba; perhaps an update changed it.


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 1018 AM

That's one of the issues we are all going to have with touchscreen technology; the way the touchpad/touchscreen drivers interact with the GUI.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 0758 AM

XP SP3 on my ye olde laptop for office work. I am afraid to retire it huhuhuhuhu....

 

8.1 on my gaming laptop. Stable so far, but it's IMO "not as efficient" as XP.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 0759 AM

 

The Toshiba I'm now using

 

 

That's your problem right there.


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 0230 AM

I have created a win10 preview edition VM, using VMware Workstation 10, on my home desktop. So far, not too impressed. Start button is half Win7, half Win8. MS still stuck on the Libraries thing. Haven't yet found a way to remove the tiles from the Start menu. Powering down seems to take forever, but that may be an artifact of virtual HW not OS cogitations.


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 1136 AM

My vista keeps chugging along, it's not bad, but it's not great either.

 

Mine too, it was a mature version when I got this computer so I guess most of the bad stuff had been ironed out. I figure now that they've pulled the plug on XP, Vista will be next. Then I'll be forced to do something.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1009 AM

 

 

The Toshiba I'm now using

 

 

That's your problem right there.

 

The computer is doing fine. :)

They must be sending monkey models and rejects to the Philippines... ;)


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 1322 PM

I am looking at getting another PC early next year, likely going with Win 7 as an OS. The Federal government just moved from XP to Win 7 so I expect it will be around for a good number of years. Large organizations do not like to change OS often and for good reason.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 0515 AM

Win98SE - ok

WinME - fail

WinXP - ok

WinVista - fail

Win7 - ok

Win8 - fail

Win 9 - skipped

Win 10 - fail...?

 

:o

You forgot win 95 - semi fail, because novel, Win 98 - fail; Win 2000 - Epic win, Win 8.1 - ok.


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Posted 30 December 2014 - 1650 PM

I just installed a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard, and it was painful.  Also I used CCleaner to clean up approx 3.5 gigs of cruft on my computer.  I hope that Windows 10 actively enforces program control to keep sh*t from building up on the computer. 


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