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Author Topic: Windows 10, yes or no?  (Read 8273 times)

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #20 on: 09 Aug 2015, 12:05 »
No. A thousand times no.

Did you know that microsoft has embedded an extra cryptokey in windows, called _NSAKEY, since the 90's? Anyone want to guess what kind of surprises they planted in the age of CISA?

I agree with selmiak, IMO the wise person is looking to switch to linux (Mint, Ubuntu...), not windows 10.

Consider that the adoption rate for windows 8 is pretty much the worst ever. So bad the replacement has to be free. Is there any software out there that works only on windows 8 that you simply must have? I doubt it. If software creators weren't put off by the OS itself, they certainly were by the adoption numbers. How will microsoft recover from this, when pretty much everything you hear about their new OS is pure evil?

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #21 on: 09 Aug 2015, 14:10 »
I'm in the Yes column. It's prettier, easier to use, i can carry out my daily workflows a lot easier; searching and navigating especially.
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #22 on: 09 Aug 2015, 22:12 »
How big is it? From what I've been told Windows 8 is over 100 gigabytes so will Windows 10 be bigger still?

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #23 on: 09 Aug 2015, 22:57 »
Wow! No, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are both about 20GB installed. And that's with Explorer double counting directories that are junctioned. Where'd you get that information from? A 100GB drive sounds like a reasonable minimum capacity to recommend, but Windows itself certainly doesn't take up that much.

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #24 on: 10 Aug 2015, 00:36 »
How will microsoft recover from this, when pretty much everything you hear about their new OS is pure evil?

By way of the 8th Dimension?

I am not frightened by Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #25 on: 10 Aug 2015, 01:42 »
Guess I misheard, though 20 gigs is still quite large. [old man rant] Oh how I miss the good old days where programs were distributed on physical media that you could install it from instead of having everything downloaded now. [end rant]

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #26 on: 10 Aug 2015, 02:11 »
20GB was my estimate of the installation size. The download size is probably closer to 3-4GB.

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #27 on: 10 Aug 2015, 02:59 »
The download size is probably closer to 3-4GB.

2,706.1MB, to be exact.(nod)
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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #28 on: 14 Aug 2015, 01:03 »
Yes for me.  I've had it for many months now and really like it over 8.1.  It seems faster to me, and I've already loaded it up with tons of audio DAW stuff, photo editing junk, programming languages here and there, and all seems pretty solid. No issues with any drivers from 8.1 either, it all just works just as well if not better. 

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #29 on: 15 Aug 2015, 14:27 »
I have a computer running Windows 7 and everything is working fine. Last week I decided to try out Windows 10 and my computer became very unstable and everything was locking up and not responding. I met all of the requirements to run Windows 10, but after about an hour of frustration, reverted back to to Windows 7.

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #30 on: 19 Aug 2015, 15:13 »
Well, seeing as I've completely switched to exclusively using Linux with absolutely no regrets, it's an easy nope for me.

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #31 on: 19 Aug 2015, 15:26 »
I agree with the captain. Linux is the only salvation in these dark times.
It's even more free than windows 10, and way better.
All aboard the ship Linux! Hippity hip hooray!

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #32 on: 19 Aug 2015, 15:34 »
Windows 10, no
« Last Edit: 23 Aug 2016, 01:53 by Amy »

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #33 on: 19 Aug 2015, 15:57 »
As I'm 99% of the time using linux on my desktop computer (I installed Windows 7 on a dedicated SSD purely for music recording as I've spent some cash into software that sadly only works on windows) it's an easy no for me too!
Especially since the 1% I use Windows is for music recording, I'd rather not install a windows version that might fuck up the only stuff I need it for in the first place :p

Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #34 on: 19 Aug 2015, 16:53 »
I installed it on a 30gb partition and it takes up about 15gb with a few redists installed.

It does a lot of spying  and collects and phones home a lot of info about you ,even when you tell it not to.
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Best to start win10 in offline mode if poss.

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Debloat-Windows-10
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Disable Win Tracking v 1.5
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Destroy Windows 10 Spying!
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DoNotSpy10
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« Last Edit: 19 Aug 2015, 16:57 by donkeymilk »

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Re: Windows 10, yes or no?
« Reply #35 on: 19 Aug 2015, 18:27 »
By way of the 8th Dimension?

I am not frightened by Windows 10.

Most people are not frightened by excrement.

I just don't want to get any on me.