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Windows 10, yes or no?
« on: 22 Jul 2015, 00:44 »
Are you guys planing on updating?
I'm using Seven and don't like Windows 8, so I'm looking for opinions.
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #1 on: 22 Jul 2015, 08:42 »
It's free, it's new and it's interesting enough.
I've been running Win8 and lately Win8.1, mostly for the better performance and startup times compared to Win7, so I'll be updating just to keep up with the times and tech.
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #2 on: 22 Jul 2015, 09:03 »
I don't think you have a choice. Everyone will use it. Eventually. :)

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #3 on: 22 Jul 2015, 13:04 »
I was running win 8.1 for ~1 month and even with classic shell it annoyed me so much I went back to win7. I will only move once support/updates/securityfixes for win7 stops. And maybe some severe security flaws are discovered. By the time win7 support ends the users will have moved to newer operating systems already and thus the hackers will hopefully have moved there too.
As everything moves into the cloud and towards remote access of unkown origin (and maybe a total killswitchbackdoor) I think win7 will be the last win for me and by the time win7 is outdated linux will have complete support for the adobe creative suite or gimp is a reasonable PS alternative and there I go...

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #4 on: 22 Jul 2015, 13:07 »
I am using win 7 currently,I wont immediately upgrade to win 10,probably check a few review first .But im guessing probably almost everyone will upgrade to win 10 since its free and that would make support for older os die out faster.I'm surprise that there is still support for win xp,its just a matter of time before I will be force to use win10,so I guess better get it while its free.

But I have 2 laptops,so I can update one and leave win7 for the other one in case of anything.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #5 on: 22 Jul 2015, 15:59 »
Dumb question, where is windows 9???
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jul 2015, 16:01 »
I'm surprise that there is still support for win xp...
Support for WinXP ended on April 8th 2014.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jul 2015, 16:05 »
Dumb question, where is windows 9???

Because there was Windows 95 and 98 Microsoft decided to not use number 9 to avoid possible confusion:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191279-why-is-it-called-windows-10-not-windows-9

(Alternate theory was that lots of programs checked for number "9" in OS name to detect if thats an "old version" of Windows).
« Last Edit: 22 Jul 2015, 16:08 by Crimson Wizard »

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #8 on: 22 Jul 2015, 16:51 »
I've been using the Windows 10 preview since earlier in the year.  Its good stuff, once you make the menus look like old school Windows.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #9 on: 22 Jul 2015, 17:18 »
Support for WinXP ended on April 8th 2014.
Well I didn't keep up to date :-[ but hey that's a long time :grin:

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #10 on: 22 Jul 2015, 18:01 »
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Dumb question, where is windows 9???
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #11 on: 22 Jul 2015, 22:44 »
Not particularly interested in upgrading. I'm still using seven and it does everything I need, and based on my experience the newer version of, well, anything requires a more powerful computer.

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #12 on: 23 Jul 2015, 17:14 »
Problem is that actually newer software (Finale, for example) don't like older windows... So eventually, once the composers update their software, I will also be forced to update! :(

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #13 on: 25 Jul 2015, 01:55 »
...once you make the menus look like old school Windows.

This is what I've been doing since Vista! At least the Start menu is back.

I'll wait until a service pack hits before upgrading.
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #14 on: 27 Jul 2015, 16:36 »
It is free doesn't mean it is good for you. I won't be upgrading because old games will probably be even harder to run on windows 10. I use my pc exclusively for gaming.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #15 on: 28 Jul 2015, 03:05 »
Recently the internet just blew up about Windows 10 storing your wifi passwords in the Microsoft cloud. This is what Google and I believe Apple have been doing for how many years now with mobile? I don't get why when it's happening with a computer they suddenly get butt-hurt about it [excuse my Canadian language].

You can disable it either way, but why do they feel they're being violated somehow? I agree there should probably be a checkbox when you add a wifi connection saying "Remember this password in the cloud" or other.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #16 on: 28 Jul 2015, 09:06 »
Yeah. I didn't even know about this, and now that I do know I just don't care as much as I would have a few years back. If someone is close enough to connect to my WiFi and want to do me, specifically, harm I'd be more concerned about other things than them accessing my wifi...

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #17 on: 28 Jul 2015, 09:42 »
Dumb question, where is windows 9???

Windows 9 was never made they skipped and went straight to 10
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #18 on: 01 Aug 2015, 18:54 »
Recently the internet just blew up about Windows 10 storing your wifi passwords in the Microsoft cloud. This is what Google and I believe Apple have been doing for how many years now with mobile? I don't get why when it's happening with a computer they suddenly get butt-hurt about it [excuse my Canadian language].

That's not the issue. The problem is that they ask you if you want to share those details with your contacts. Let's say I bring my Windows 10 laptop or phone (that I've connected to my Outlook or Facebook account) round to your house and you give me your WiFi key. If I choose to share the connection with my contacts when I join suddenly my friends, family and the plumber I emailed last year can also join your WiFi, just because I have them as contacts. It's not granular either, is literally all my contacts. The only ways you can stop that happening are either putting the key in for me and choosing not to share, or modifying your WiFi name to put an _optout in it (and obviously rejoining everything you ever joined to it).

Microsoft claim that people connecting to shared WiFi can't get to the rest of the network, but they've not said how they're enforcing that so people are suspicious that it'll be hackable. The whole idea seems open to abuse and pretty risky for a small convenience.

That said, I've yet to see this option on Windows 10 Enterprise, so I don't know if it's only available in Home editions or if they backtracked on it.
« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2015, 18:57 by OneDollar »

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #19 on: 09 Aug 2015, 09:42 »
Hi

I just jumped in here to see if there are any compatibility issues with AGS x Windows 10?

I haven't seen any complaints so far... I should be upgrading in a month or so!