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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!
       07 Oct 2014 #21

    mousegolf said: View Post
    I suppose if you don't mind a charms bar poking out now and then and the other "loose" HUD. I can never compare my start times with the average computer user, I use a quad core with an SSD Seq-Read 300ish Seq-Write 280ish. And this is not a 6GB Sata machine.
    Classic Shell lets you disable Charms...
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Posts : 89
    Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
       08 Oct 2014 #22

    bromanbro said: View Post
    Classic Shell lets you disable Charms...
    That's what's nice about W10. You don't have to download a Start Menu to get rid of all the "tiley's and "charmys"
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Mission, BC
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 TP x64
       08 Oct 2014 #23

    I sort of look on Win 8 as a modern day ME. When you have to go to outside software to make it useable, there is something just wrong about it. If I were MS, I would just offer Win 10 as a stand alone, with no upgrade path from Win 8. I think there is enough incentive to make the jump to Win 10, offered at full retail.
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  4.    08 Oct 2014 #24

    Lensman said: View Post
    I sort of look on Win 8 as a modern day ME. When you have to go to outside software to make it useable, there is something just wrong about it. If I were MS, I would just offer Win 10 as a stand alone, with no upgrade path from Win 8. I think there is enough incentive to make the jump to Win 10, offered at full retail.
    Hi there

    Perhaps you should get a job on Wall St. !!!!!!!

    I think MS SHOULD offer a free upgrade -- that would also be a good incentive for the many 100,000's STILL on XP too.
    It would also generate a bit of good will after that stupid W8 Fiasco (W8.1 at least rectified the problem a bit).

    BUT Ms need to get this OS working 100% first -- Two duff OS'es in a row would be curtains for Ms's long term future.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,439
    Windows 10
       08 Oct 2014 #25

    Lensman said: View Post
    I sort of look on Win 8 as a modern day ME. When you have to go to outside software to make it useable, there is something just wrong about it. If I were MS, I would just offer Win 10 as a stand alone, with no upgrade path from Win 8. I think there is enough incentive to make the jump to Win 10, offered at full retail.
    If Win 10 was only available as full retail I would pass on it (until I got a new machine with it pre installed)

    Not seen anything yet in the preview that would make me pay to upgrade (unless its very cheap)
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  6.    08 Oct 2014 #26

    Ummmmm,

    I don't think I would upgrade either my Windows 8 or Windows 7 machines, unless it was free, or very reasonably priced (under $50). If Windows 7 users didn't buy into Windows 8, why would they get Windows 10?

    It really comes down to the Apps Store more than anything, and compared to Apple and Android, I am not sure they are in the game.

    oooooh, aaaah, I stayed up late enough to see the "Blood Moon" eclipse. later all.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Mission, BC
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 TP x64
       08 Oct 2014 #27

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Perhaps you should get a job on Wall St. !!!!!!!

    I think MS SHOULD offer a free upgrade -- that would also be a good incentive for the many 100,000's STILL on XP too.
    It would also generate a bit of good will after that stupid W8 Fiasco (W8.1 at least rectified the problem a bit).

    BUT Ms need to get this OS working 100% first -- Two duff OS'es in a row would be curtains for Ms's long term future.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Heh, you are probably right about that Wall St. angle, Jimbo.

    I have always followed the mantra that anything free is worth every penny you pay for it. I just can't follow the logic of a corporation spending millions on a product and then giving it away. I could probably follow your logic and recognize a discounted upgrade path from XP on, but free I can't Grok.

    I am in complete agreement that Win 10 had better be at least as polished as XP or Win 7. The fact that I paid full retail for Win 8 and 8.1 still sticks in my craw a bit, but you pays your money and you takes your chances.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       09 Oct 2014 #28

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    .....
    While there are SOME issues with this W10 - remember it's probably not even a full ALPHA version - to say nothing of a Beta and a possible RC (Release Candidate) before launch it on the whole is quite a decent OS - especially for the millions of Desktop / Laptop non touch users.
    .....
    Thanks Jimbo,

    You just put the whole thing into perspective for me.

    I am quite impressed with the quality of this Preview Code.
    I've read a few articles on Win8 update 2.

    But it wasn't until I read your post did I realize why this release is solid.

    You're right - it's not REALLY alpha release code. It's code that was already in the channel to be released as Win8 update2. The few things that are new were tacked on top of that code. That's most evident when you look at things like corners (charms, recent apps) that still have remnants of configuration, but don't work.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 236
    7, 10TP
       09 Oct 2014 #29

    Personally, I don't understand why this upgrade issue is so important. First of all, I've never upgraded - I either buy a PC or build a PC, then install whatever OS I want and keep it there until the machine is retired. I just don't see why would I need to put a new OS on the old machine. Now, buying a new machine ... I never cared for what comes pre-installed and if I build, then nothing is pre-installed. Now, where do I get the OS? Well, there are plenty of ways to get it without buying a retail version - the simplest way is to get it from the University for free. Yes, not everyone's employer gives away software, but there are so many discount channels, that I don't even know what a "full retail price' is.

    Now you see why I will not "upgrade" my 7 to the new 10. Perhaps in a couple of years when it's time to build a new machine, I will think about it. Although nothing in this preview impresses me enough to make that change.
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