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Windows 10

Postby kingweed » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:24 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29431412

Been announced. They are bringing back the start menu! Ole :)

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Polito45 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:54 pm

How they can repeatedly fuck things up so badly and still have such a huge share of the market is beyond me. :roll:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Helios » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:13 am

I like Longhorn.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Dan » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:47 am

9what?

I like Windows. Obviously the 8 Start menu was a catastrophe, but once used to the change it's not that bad. I mean, not better than what it replaced, but it's fine. The rest of the OS I far prefer to any of the alternatives.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Ekona » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:04 am

Agreed. Win8.1 is a bit of a mess with regards to how it tries to be two things, but otherwise I've had very little issue with it.

Would I get Win10? Probably not. There's not a huge amount of benefit for me at this point.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby RB » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:08 am

I rarely use a PC now. All tablet.
A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Polito45 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:50 pm

Win8 took less than 15% of the market... that makes it a massive fail for Microsoft.
I wonder if you use the old Microsoft shit - win - shit - win formula that has been applied to their previous OSs,
will we get - XP (win) Vista (shit) Win7 (win) Win8 (shit) Win9 (wtf???) Win10 (shit)?
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Jezreel » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Win 8 at work is ok on thinclient.
Win 7 is ok at home
win 10 for next PC

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Re: Windows 10

Postby DCUK7 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 pm

The biggest benefit of Windows 10 going forward is that this is last major release of Windows. Once 10 hits, updates will arrive in annually or bi-annually, similar to how it works on Windows Phone.

Also, rather than like Windows 8 where Steven Sinofsky bullshitted about listening to customers when building the product, Microsoft has actually been showing this off to big enterprise customers since February (under NDA of course) and asking them what they like and don't like.

I like the new Microsoft. :wubs:

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Polito45 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:23 pm

That's interesting. I didn't know that.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby bananahead » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:39 am

Polito45 wrote:That's interesting. I didn't know that.



It's speculation only at this stage.


It's interesting that people prattle on about the low take up of Win 8 without understanding that a few years ago people would actually upgrade their PC's but now most people buy tablets. Or maybe they decide to buy an Apple PC. They will then bleat on about how much better it is without realising that a new Microsoft system would also have been better. And. People whinge that Microsoft changed the visual look with Win 8 but these same people would also willingly accept that there would be differences if they moved to an Android or Apple system.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Ekona » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:41 am

But that's why we haven't moved: We like how Win 'feels'.

Or did, until Win8. Which is okay, but the merging of desktop and tablet screens is handled poorly. Otherwise, it's great.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby bananahead » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:11 pm

People seem unhappy that the Start button has gone. But it is still there on my keyboard the same as it ever was.

I just hope that it is not too much of a backwards step with Win 10.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Mr.Clark » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:47 pm

16GB RAM, SSD and USB3. From putting the install stick in the USB slot to being on a working desktop - 10 minutes.

It's shiny! :)

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Dan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:18 am

Looking like they've done a fairly reasonable job here. As per my rant on Win 8 on release:

I can see what MS are aiming for, and I think they're being very longsighted in trying to unify their mobile and desktop OS'. However, we are not even close to the point where this is of any benefit to anyone, and not providing the option of switching back to the old-style UI is highly aggravating.


It seems like they're finally getting the balance right - leaving the desktop users to their desktop apps (or allowing Metro apps to be used in a more traditional desktop format), and the mobile users to their mobile apps, with the option to switch between the two when appropriate (e.g. Surface Pro - I desperately want the 4 to be released so I can get one!).

I think Win 10 to Win 8 will be the Win 7 to Vista. A much better version of an important (and fundamentally beneficial) change to the OS which was initially poorly implemented and understood. Quite looking forward to it now.


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