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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Win 8.1; Win 10
       16 Aug 2015 #1

    Desktop Operating System


    Am I alone, or are there others out there who would like a DESKTOP operating system to use with their DESKTOP computers? Swiping, pinching, tapping, chanting arcane spells to your Cortana crystal ball, ... -- all these may be OK on a phone or tablet, but don't they just add to the effort of using a desktop computer?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,471
    Windows 10
       16 Aug 2015 #2

    My 10 has a desktop, works almost identical to previous versions of windows
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #3

    Not only is there a desktop but windows 10 offers multiple desktops.

    TC
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Win 8.1; Win 10
       16 Aug 2015 #4

    tcman50 said: View Post
    Not only is there a desktop but windows 10 offers multiple desktops.

    TC
    That's one feature of Win 10 that I really like!
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 212
    10 (Free upgrade)
       16 Aug 2015 #5

    Am I alone...
    No you aren't.

    I, for one, don't need the childish tiles and data gathering browsers on my computer. I don't need the stupid games and connections to XBox, either. I don't need TV, music and video players assaulting me with Taylor Swift and infantile boy band hype. If I want the weather update I'll look out the window!

    My computer isn't a toy.

    Thankfully, with knowledge, patience and online forums like this at my disposal, it's possible to remove (almost) all traces of the Microsoft attempt to Apple-fy my brain!
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  6.    16 Aug 2015 #6

    Hi there

    I sometimes SCREAM at the PC or bash a monitor if a Stock trade goes wrong !!! -- Not sure a Mobile phone would put up with such abuse -- I know a Tablet wouldn't -- just even LOOKING at a tablet probably makes the glass want to shatter.

    Nothing wrong with W10 for 100% Desktop operation -- you can turn off Cortana, remove all the metro stuff from the start menu and make it run identically to W7 (albeit a bit faster).

    I don't think things like Cortana would be very popular in that Scourge of the 20th century - carried forward into this one -- "The Open Plan Office". I'm sure Enterprise versions will disable those sorts of things in any case.

    For Visually impaired people Cortana could be a great improvement over stuff that's already there but for the rest of us -- no thanks if I'm in an Office workplace.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Aug 2015 #7

    teachermark said: View Post
    No you aren't.

    I, for one, don't need the childish tiles and data gathering browsers on my computer. I don't need the stupid games and connections to XBox, either. I don't need TV, music and video players assaulting me with Taylor Swift and infantile boy band hype. If I want the weather update I'll look out the window!

    My computer isn't a toy.

    Thankfully, with knowledge, patience and online forums like this at my disposal, it's possible to remove (almost) all traces of the Microsoft attempt to Apple-fy my brain!
    You forgot "And get off my grass!"
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #8

    Mystere said: View Post
    You forgot "And get off my grass!"
    Hi there

    Some people used to have other ideas. -- Glad W10 has essentially moved away from that W8 type of Kiddy Interface (Back to the Future !!!).

    Remember THIS !!!!!

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    I suspect there are some younger members of this forum who thinks DOS means Desktop Operating System too !!!!! probably never having ever booted up a Pre windows OS. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts : 101
    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51
       16 Aug 2015 #9

    Turning off the live tiles helps a lot. Right click on the tile to turn off the live part, then Unpin From Start if it still bugs you (I did this with Xbox).

    You can then, if that still bugs you, go all the way back with Classic Shell or Start10.
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #10

    paulsalter said: View Post
    My 10 has a desktop, works almost identical to previous versions of windows
    +1 to that
    I was showing someone my new operating system running its desktop, they said "it looks great ,but I thought you had this new windows 10"
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