Windows 10: What I want in an OS

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       09 Feb 2015 #31

    interesting , I just searched my username and found out how old my thermaltake harddrive dock is,6yrs old ,I had posted that I bought a new toy on another help forum 6 years ago ,,, ,I was wondering how old it was ,as it just died on me a few weeks ago , time for a few drinks to that
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       09 Feb 2015 #32

    Wynona said: View Post
    PeaB4YouGo said: View Post
    Wynona said: View Post
    Microsoft cannot keep up with everything in the computer world. There are just too many forums and websites that deal with computers. Posting to those websites and forums doesn't guarantee that Microsoft will see our wants and needs.
    I'm not sure that's entirely true. I believe that MS, and any savvy corporation, can and should keep track of EVERY site that mentions their name, much less one that holds full-out discussions about it's product(s). Sure, it's alot of resource to throw out there, but the corp needs to continue making $$. The only way to accurately get feedback is to hear the customer at the street level. What are they telling their neighbors about the corp's product? etc... It just happens that our "street" is electronic and YOU are my neighbor.

    As far as participation in these forums, I'm glad that MS doesn't officially have a presence here (or in Seven Forums, etc...). If I want to talk to them directly, they have a web interface. The difference is, the people here help because they WANT to be here. If MS made an appearance here, the person on the other end of that connection would be here because they would HAVE to be. It changes the quality of the answers and opinions, in my view.
    Oh, without a doubt, but even in these forums it would take a full timer whose only job was to go through them. And this is one of the more organized sites.

    Hey, MVPs . . . wanna chime in and tell us what you know about Microsoft checking out the various Windows websites?

    I'm glad Microsoft doesn't have an official presence here too. Since I use HP computers for the most part, I'm a member of their forums, and those things are just too complicated for me. And those who answer questions sometimes get a little snotty, for want of a better word.
    I was an mvp for 6 yrs only time I know of them looking here and other forums was once a year at renewal time, when they checked out how good I was doing .
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       09 Feb 2015 #33

    caperjack said: View Post
    wouldn't we all ,especially for the price ,then there is always Mac ,and it actually is a lot easier than Linux use
    I don't agree with this.

    The Linux GUIs I've used (GNOME2, KDE3? & MATE) are much closer to Windows, than the Mac GUI is.
    Most of the "common" keyboard shortcuts are identical in Linux Distros too ("Undo" "Redo" is an exception).
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       10 Feb 2015 #34

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    caperjack said: View Post
    wouldn't we all ,especially for the price ,then there is always Mac ,and it actually is a lot easier than Linux use
    I don't agree with this.

    The Linux GUIs I've used (GNOME2, KDE3? & MATE) are much closer to Windows, than the Mac GUI is.
    Most of the "common" keyboard shortcuts are identical in Linux Distros too ("Undo" is an exception).
    ok.i need to update my thoughts on Linux ,I have never used the ones you mention ,
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       10 Feb 2015 #35

    Ha yep I wonder how John @z3r010 got all TenForums members on or near the top of Google search view profiles
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    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       10 Feb 2015 #36

    Charming control panel


    I don't have Win10 installed. So I cannot suggest per the normal Win10 channel. Just using Win8.1 on a (new) tablet.

    Something I noticed that I hope is already resolved in Win10.... Charms bar | Settings | PC Settings

    It would be better if All PC controls are in one location. Not some on the Charms bar, some in PC settings, and most in Control Panel.

    Thanks..
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  7.    10 Feb 2015 #37

    dperecky said: View Post
    It would be better if All PC controls are in one location. Not some on the Charms bar, some in PC settings, and most in Control Panel.
    Yes, it would be better, and no it's not going to happen. The conversion from Control Panel to settings is going to be a long slow process over many versions of Windows (could be 10 years or more).
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       11 Feb 2015 #38

    caperjack said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    caperjack said: View Post
    wouldn't we all ,especially for the price ,then there is always Mac ,and it actually is a lot easier than Linux use
    I don't agree with this.

    The Linux GUIs I've used (GNOME2, KDE3? & MATE) are much closer to Windows, than the Mac GUI is.
    Most of the "common" keyboard shortcuts are identical in Linux Distros too ("Undo" is an exception).
    ok.i need to update my thoughts on Linux ,I have never used the ones you mention ,
    Those are Desktop Environments (DE).
    I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit).

    XFCE is another DE that is supposed to be similar to Windows.

    GNOME3 and the newer versions of KDE are somewhere between W7 and W10.
    For example, the multiple desktops in W10 seem to be similar to Activities (KDE) and Workspaces (GNOME3).

    I think that jimbo45 said he uses KDE.
    You could ask him about it.

    You should take into account that IMO:
    • The Windows GUI tools are ~80% to ~90% finished
    • The Linux GUI tools are ~50% to ~60% finished
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       11 Feb 2015 #39

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    I think that jimbo45 said he uses KDE.
    You could ask him about it.
    If you put @jimbo45 rather than just jimbo45 it shows up in his mentions and he will be notified. This is a nice (and perhaps new) feature in the forum.

    I use KDE plasma. I tried a few and it was the prettiest for me. It doesn't deal particularly well with high DPI screens but then nor does anything else. I have 2 Macbook Pro (One running TP only, one dual boot Arch and OSX) and an old Lenovo X201. Neither OSX, Windows nor Linux will deal with high DPI perfectly. You always run into some program that defines things in terms of pixels and makes it unreadably small no matter what you do.

    Personally I think Windows GUI is the easiest to use but possibly only because I use it more often.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       11 Feb 2015 #40

    adamf said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    I think that jimbo45 said he uses KDE.
    You could ask him about it.
    If you put @jimbo45 rather than just jimbo45 it shows up in his mentions and he will be notified. This is a nice (and perhaps new) feature in the forum.
    I am aware of that feature, but people complain if you mention Linux "too many times" in a thread.

    I thought that if caperjack was interested he could message jimbo45.

    adamf said: View Post
    Personally I think Windows GUI is the easiest to use but possibly only because I use it more often.
    Agreed.

    I use W7 for ~95% of my computer activities.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 15 Feb 2015 at 19:15. Reason: Weird Errors
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