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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 May 2015 #251

    CountMike said: View Post
    Yes mileage does vary a lot. I can't remember anything in life that does suit everybody, so no OS is exemption. Just about only solution is as much possibilities to customize to one's needs as possible. I' like customizing, I don't think I have anything that I didn't change at least a bit from standard, factory stuff, that includes cars, trucks, boats etc.
    Yes,, and YMMV is so true in lots of aspects .. I use my OS stock. I find no need to customize any part of it since I primarily use it for running programs/software/apps so stock works for my needs.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,453
    Windows 10
       06 May 2015 #252

    For me I find the 8.1 experience the better, apps if you want them, traditional style desktop if you only want this
    When I am using it in desktop mode (as today) I see no sign of any modern style apps/features, unless I need to use a program I rarely use and then I go to the start menu
    When I do want to use an app I get the full app experience with no desktop elements getting in the way

    Times move on though, and with 10 I will just adapt back to the full desktop orientated way of doing things
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,963
    All kinds
       06 May 2015 #253

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Yes,, and YMMV is so true in lots of aspects .. I use my OS stock. I find no need to customize any part of it since I primarily use it for running programs/software/apps so stock works for my needs.
    That's what any OS should really be all about, just a base to run programs from. It's all nice and dandy to have nice pictures on desktop wall or set programs starting from a most suitable place. Places where rarely anybody goes to, appart from Control Panel and Devices is not a real problem 'cause people going there should not have problems finding them, some knowledge is presumed.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 May 2015 #254

    CountMike said: View Post
    That's what any OS should really be all about, just a base to run programs from. It's all nice and dandy to have nice pictures on desktop wall or set programs starting from a most suitable place. Places where rarely anybody goes to, appart from Control Panel and Devices is not a real problem 'cause people going there should not have problems finding them, some knowledge is presumed.
    But these changes are not just a Win10 thing.. it's been an issue for some time with Windows from Vista on.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,963
    All kinds
       06 May 2015 #255

    paulsalter said: View Post
    For me I find the 8.1 experience the better, apps if you want them, traditional style desktop if you only want this
    When I am using it in desktop mode (as today) I see no sign of any modern style apps/features, unless I need to use a program I rarely use and then I go to the start menu
    When I do want to use an app I get the full app experience with no desktop elements getting in the way

    Times move on though, and with 10 I will just adapt back to the full desktop orientated way of doing things
    One of definitions of intelligence is adaptability and ability to to surmount unknown or to solve tasks not encountered before.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       06 May 2015 #256

    Wenda said: View Post
    Ah! I had exactly the same experience with 8.1 originally, everyone
    around me was having issues, but mine ran like a Rolls-Royce.

    I couldn't for the life of me work out what I was doing wrong...


    Wenda.
    W8 has always run very well for me as well, as does W7 and XP. I never tried Vista, but I assume it would run fine as well.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 May 2015 #257

    LittleJay said: View Post
    W8 has always run very well for me as well, as does W7 and XP. I never tried Vista, but I assume it would run fine as well.
    At first there were the typical driver/software compatibility issues but when they got cleared up Vista was a good OS. IMO... YMMV

    Jeff
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Posts : 165
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit
       06 May 2015 #258

    LittleJay said: View Post
    W8 has always run very well for me as well, as does W7 and XP. I never tried Vista, but I assume it would run fine as well.
    Probably. It's not the 'OS from Hell' that some would have you believe.

    My Vista (Ultimate 32-bit) setup is nothing flash, it chugs along quite nicely on an old Acer 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 HT with 1gb of RAM and a 256mb GeForce 5700 graphics card, and is mainly used as a print server and to run some older games and programs. It's never been connected to the internet since installing it about 4 years ago as an upgrade over an XP Pro setup, and it has been so reliable and problem-free that I only got around to downloading and installing the Vista service packs last week. Not that it really needed them, it always just chugged along perfectly happily without them... Vista was, like Win 8, unfairly maligned for all the wrong reasons, and is, if given the chance by an experienced user, a very good OS (but it can be somewhat novice-unfriendly at times).

    Wenda.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Vista Desktop 1.png  
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       06 May 2015 #259

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    At first there were the typical driver/software compatibility issues but when they got cleared up Vista was a good OS. IMO... YMMV

    Jeff
    Morning Jeff. Going off topic for a moment. Have you gotten and installed your new CPU yet? If so, how do you like?
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       06 May 2015 #260

    Wenda said: View Post
    Probably.

    My Vista (Ultimate 32-bit) setup is nothing flash, it chugs along quite nicely on an old Acer 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 HT with 1gb of RAM and a 256mb GeForce 5700 graphics card, and is mainly used as a print server and to run some older games and programs. It's never been connected to the internet since installing it about 4 years ago as an upgrade over an XP Pro setup, and it has been so reliable and problem-free that I only got around to downloading and installing the Vista service packs last week. It always just chugged along perfectly happily without them... Vista was, like Win 8, unfairly maligned for all the wrong reasons, and is, if given the chance by a knowledgeable user, a very good OS.


    Wenda.
    I built my previous PC about the time XP first came out. So when Vista came out I decided not to buy the upgrade, as I knew I was going to build a new PC in the immediate future.
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