I was in the Windows 95, 98 Office 95, Office XP and Office 2003 betas (as well as a number of development tools like SQL Server 2000) and received free copies, but I had to work my ass off for them. Things changed when they started releasing Consumer beta's and previews. These people are not beta testers in the traditional sense, since they're not required to submit any bug reports and there is no expectation of them doing much of anything.
I like trying a new OS. I bought my first PC in 1996 and every time a new OS came out I bought a new one and gave the other one to a family member. I love learning this stuff.
My Sis's husband was into computer work most of his life and she started on dos and would be still using it if her sons had not forced a windows PC on her. I will upgrade my W 8.1 laptop when 10 is released.
- Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit) Host OS
- VMware Player 6 (it might have been updated to v7 by now)
- W10 TP VM
It can't run the W8 series, W10TP or recent versions of Linux distros (e.g. LM16).
just read a bit of this topic here, not much because lack of time.
For me i do not care if i have Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, there is not much difference, i certainly will not pay for it, prefer to go back to Windows 8.1 then.
But i can see others who will certainly take the road called Windows 10, mostly for the metro that is gone.
My only problem, i will have to reinstall Windows 8.1 then and i hate that.
Should have gone for dual boot.....
I use win10 from time to time ,have it as a duel boot with win8.1,and will not expect a free copy of win10 just because I have it install on my computer i have yet to put it to any test ! ,I think Microsoft give away OS in small numbers , Myself I got win7pro for free as I got picked for the win7 coming out party ,got a box of party favors sent to my house ,and a $300.00 MS Store credit ,they gave out 1000 of these world wide ,I also was a MVP for a few years and the first year I got access to TechNet and had access to 10 keys for all OS on the site ,now why I or anyone would needed these 10 is anyone's guess ,but all my co-workers enjoyed using them. on and on and on .
The good part is that you can toggle the start screen. I think the full screen plus the Apps screen are easier to deal with than this hybrid Win10 start menu - at least for me who has poor vision.But i can see others who will certainly take the road called Windows 10, mostly for the metro that is gone.
Just curious what do you keep your screen resolution at for your desktop? I keep mine at 1280 x 720. 20 inch screen.
I also use ctrl+ or ctrl- in the browser to read text better. The only issue is for some video sites, I have to raise the screen resolution but most I don't.
I have 1680x1050 on a 22" screen and I set my DPI to 150% - here: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
In addition I often use the magnifier.