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  1.    25 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 242
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    There is no must have OS out there. It has to be an individual choice. I have had Zero problems with Windows 7. Windows 10 however boots about 5 times as fast and Microsoft wanted a single OS that would work on all platforms. I do not use a touch screen nor a smart phone but Windows 10 is far better than Windows 7 as far as gaming goes. It is also more secure. The decision by MS was a pure Business Decision. If they can succeed in getting most windows 7 , 8 and 8.1 on Windows 10 they will still have huge profits even though it is a free upgrade.
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  2.    25 Jun 2015 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,609
    Windows 10 IoT

    My must have OS has not been made yet.
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  3.    25 Jun 2015 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 826
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    My own opinion, especially since I do not have a touch screen Windows device, is that Win10 is essentially Win8.2 -- and by that, I mean that MS has made very minor changes consisting mostly of moving stuff around. For my own uses, I see no real improvement over Win8.1, but I'm still going to upgrade some of my devices.


    Because (1) the upgrade is free, and (2) Win7 is on its last legs and I don't want to be running machines on obsolete OSs.

    Is it a "must have"? No Is it useful to have -- certainly.

    And, as others have mentioned, it's entirely a personal choice of yours whether or not to upgrade to Win10.
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  4.    25 Jun 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 187
    8 point zero and 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    And that stupid forced-update crap is still there (anyone found a way to block it??).

    You could try this also
    In the same Group Policy setting > (to disabled)

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  5.    25 Jun 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

    Well, as many have already said - it depends. It depends on one's individual preferences. It depends on one's usage profile. It depends on one being a conservative user or an eager early adopter.

    For example, I am perfectly happy with my Windows 7 at the moment. It is fast enough, consistently designed visually (which cannot be said of neither 8.x nor 10) and stable, despite plenty of stuff installed and running concurrently. But if I am going to start writing applications for Windows-powered phones, I'll have to upgrade, as WP emulators refuse to work on W7. In such case Windows 10 would be a "should have" OS.
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  6.    25 Jun 2015 #16
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 23

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Why is Windows 10 a must have OS?

    Because MS wishes to ditch all other versions ASAP!

    (and... it grows on ya!)
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  7.    25 Jun 2015 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 9,895
    Windows 10 Insider Preview

    Well, Art, from what I'm reading, you haven't tried Windows 10. You're making some pretty bold statements about what Windows 10 is and is not.

    From what I have gleaned from some forums is that windows 10 is targeted towards laptops and other portable devices ... I have a desktop with no touch-screen.

    I have a desktop too Art. And I use my desktop just as easily with my mouse and keyboard as I did in Windows 3.1; 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.1 and now, Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10130. I find no limitations one way or the other. My equipment consists of one desktop and three laptops, none of which are touch. (I do have a 'droid 11.6" tablet that has touch, which I immediately bought a mouse and keyboard for.) Touch does not interfere with my productivity in any way. Microsoft has done a good job in creating an OS that will accommodate us all, in my not so humble opinion.

    I have also seen a lot of howling and confusion from those that have "upgraded". It sounds to me like another OS that's been released (and God knows why) way to soon.

    Actually, Windows 10 won't be released until July 29; we'll probably get at least two more builds before that time. I have both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on this desktop (and on my laptops) as a dual boot system. I can tell you that for me, Windows 10 is pretty stable, but not quite there yet. You won't hear any howling and confusion from me.

    You have to remember that Windows 10 was opened up as a Technical Preview to anyone who wanted to try it. The reasoning behind this is so that Microsoft can gauge how readily the "man on the street" can get here from there or there from here. Of course, there will be novices that are experts in one or another field but who will be totally confused by Windows 10 and the changes it brings. But . . . those millions of us who have run the gamut will be there to help them when the need arises.

    This is what MS has become infamous for ... using customers as extended Beta Testers, and this ploy seems to be accepted more every year.

    In case you didn't know it, you've stumbled into a nest of beta testers. We enjoy what we do and we totally get it. You may object to Microsoft throwing products out to us for testing, but if it weren't for us and those like us in all other areas, we wouldn't be as far technologically as we are today.

    FYI, there are beta testers for pretty much every major product, including but not limited to, Microsoft, Corel, Adobe, Nuance, and the list goes on and on. As I said, if it weren't for beta testers, these products wouldn't be where they are today.
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  8.    25 Jun 2015 #18
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 242
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Windows 10 is targeted at all devices ,not just laptops, Notebooks and Tablets and Smart Phones. MS wants one OS that will work on all devices probably even Mac's.
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  9.    25 Jun 2015 #19
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,361
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Windows 10 is targeted at all devices ,not just laptops, Notebooks and Tablets and Smart Phones. MS wants one OS that will work on all devices probably even Mac's.
    Yep Jack of all trades master of None.
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  10.    25 Jun 2015 #20
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 4,272
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Time will come that it will be only either Windows 10 or Linux. So, if you have a collection of software that only works on Windows, then 10 is a must have (whether you like it or "else" ).
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