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Anyone using Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Joe Link, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I haven't upgraded yet, but I've heard good things. Happy they're offering the free upgrade for Windows 7/8/8.1 users.
     
  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I am on it. Have one system up am running on it. Waiting still for the Alienware laptop to get the "you are ready" message. Three more to go after that.

    It is running very well so far, and fast and smooth.
     
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  3. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Read the agreement:cool:!!!! They are going to track EVERYTHING you do...
     
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  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wonder how this will play out.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Wait they are offering free upgrade for windows 8 users? I need to look into this!
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep! And the offer is good for one year, so if you want to wait a while you have time.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Wow that is very good news! I really like windows 8 but like what I have seen so far on windows 10... And "they" are already tracking me.....so no worries!
     
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  8. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Well....... I don't know what to say to that.....I guess if you are on a list you are on a list. If the list gets to big to be relevant, then so be it. I don't think anything anyone does (on a public forum at least) is privileged information. Maybe I am wrong. The expectation of complete privacy is a dream. I think Snowden pretty much cleared that up. If you have something to hide, or a lot to hide, maybe a public forum is not a great idea for you.
    If windows 10 adds to the concept of "big data" I would guess it would be more related to selling you something rather than trying to incarcerate you. Again, maybe I am wrong.
     
  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe I forgot the little :s0111:
    I am a very well known beanie baby hoarder and beef jerky connoisseur...:s0036:
     
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  10. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I am sorry Vetzey, I was replying to pokerace...:oops:
     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    :s0158:Whew good!
     
  12. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Haha, I didn't mean it to be a scolding LOL, even to you pokerace....:p
     
  13. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    The under the hood stuff is pretty good; better memory management, seems to do well on hardware that Win7 has trouble with, and other stuff.

    User facing stuff is usually what people don't like; the new apps and older win7 apps are drastically different, they didn't bring back the old start menu, two sets of settings - control panel and settings and what not.

    The new browser Edge is relatively well accepted but when you upgrade it is made the default browser.

    I like reading the stuff on it from http://www.theregister.co.uk, which is in the UK but not an slave to advertisers and fairly technically literate.


    elsie
     
  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Joe, I looked all over my iPad, and could not find the Tenth Window...

    To be honest, I could not find Windows One through Nine, either....

    :s0133: I :s0052: Windows ....

    philip
     
  15. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I thought about going to 10 from 7.

    I don't need anymore changes to an OS. I don't need to relearn stuff again in a different way. If there was a shell that looked like Win98 I would prefer that clean cut look. I revert windows 7 to that look.

    When this computer dies (8 years old or so now), I'll buy a Mac. Their GUI tends to remain the same.
     
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    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    Been on it for about an hour from Win 8.1 Start menu is back, everything else looks like matters of style (colors, borders, icons). Most anti-climactic windows upgrade ever. Choose NO to every question about monitoring and connecting and tracking, etc. I'm sure everything I type is still logged, so...

    Windows 7 with Touch is the best I can say for it.
     
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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    All us 9mm users are all going "why no 9"? lol
     
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  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not sure when I'll upgrade from 7 for this reason, though I'm going to have to figure something out (maybe a vm) for testing the Edge browser here.

    My laptop is a MacBook Pro (also for testing). I tried using OSX for a year and honestly, I think Windows is easier. That said, I don't think anyone builds a laptop as well as Apple. You pay for it up front, but I just sold my 2011 MBP for $575 (over half of what I paid for it nearly five years ago).
     
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  19. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    At this point, I think the only thing that will make me start upgrading OS's will be when MS stops security updates for W7-64. Hopefully that will be a few years from now.

    Having said that, I do have a 'test' machine in the garage on the bench, and I'll allow that one to 'upgrade'....and we'll see how that works out.
     
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  20. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    no offense to Joe.. but how is this firearms related? Personally I would love to see our off topic become truly off topic.
     
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