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Windows 10

Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by martian, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. International T.

    International T. Slightly Tilted

    I'm actually enjoying Windows 10. Made a few things easier for my day to day actually.
     
  2. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    Apparently being a few eons behind on updates means no windows 10 upgrade update icon in the taskbar. Debating how far to go with the updates, already passing on things like explorer 11.
     
  3. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    Windows 10 doesn't have Explorer--it's now called Edge. I haven't tried it because everything I do is integrated into Chrome.
     
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  4. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    I saw that. I have opened Explorer maybe 5 times in 6 years and that was when forced by a site and under protest. Opera and Firefox have handled all of my web browsing for a long time now.
     
  5. NetvorFena

    NetvorFena Vertical

    Location:
    Michigan
    I just upgraded yesterday. I don't find it all that exciting yet. I'm a little irritated that it hid some of my old programs and I had to go hunting. They weren't even listed in the Apps. I'm not ready to pay for a subscription to Word 360 when I have had older versions for several years at a time. Just more money mongering IMHO. I don't find it as clean as Windows 8.1. I may have kinder feelings for 8.1 though because I have a touchscreen. I still may revert back. We shall see.
     
  6. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Reading through this thread reminds me of why I choose to use a Mac.:)
     
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  7. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Preach it, fangirl! 
     
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  8. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Please excuse me, I must go bless my System Folder in order to get to heaven.
     
  9. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    That's kind of a silly thing to say. I use OS X professionally. The upgrade to Mavericks caused me far more problems than the upgrade to Windows 10. So did the upgrade to Lion.

    Elitism over your preferred brand of personal computer is slightly ridiculous, I think.
     
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  10. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    I skipped Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and went direct from Snow Leopard to Yosemite, which came on my new Mini, and has been trouble free, so far, except that I had to upgrade FilemakerPro to a new version.
    Everything else seems to work well on either 10.6.8 or 10.10.4
    Sorry, I was just making an aside comment. I apologize for the threadjack.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2015
  11. Spiritsoar

    Spiritsoar Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    New York
    Not saying that any of you have such things, but you may be interested to know:

    Microsoft can disable your pirated games and illegal hardware - PC & Tech Authority
     
  12. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    Just saw this elsewhere, already decided to pass on upgrading Windows for now. I am all legal these days but have ran a program or two over the years.
     
  13. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    no need to upgrade yet, 8.1 is just fine...mostly just use it in non-tablet mode.
    I've always been a slow adapter...don't want to be anyone's guinea-pig.
     
  14. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    After a few days of use: it's very nice. Snappy, even.
     
  15. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted

    Location:
    Tulsa
    My Son just upgraded me to win 10, waiting on the verdict. He did say something about touch screen on my desk top pc
     
  16. shortynickel

    shortynickel New Member

    Location:
    Right behind you!!
    I upgraded my Win7 to 10 last week but I havent really done anything on it yet. My son though has been playing a game on it like he had in Win7 so at least that isnt broken. I do like the combined Win7 and 8 feel to it.

    Microsoft has a trend over the past 15 years starting with ME. They had a horrible version of an OS starting with ME(Millenium) then came out with XP..... next was Vista the crap that it was then 7 came out.... lastly they had 8 (which shouldnt have the same features/setup as a no touchscreen) and now 10! :)
    --- merged: Aug 20, 2015 3:24 AM ---

    For the few minutes that I played with Edge, it was actually quite nice for a Microsoft browser!
    --- merged: Aug 20, 2015 3:28 AM ---

    Say it aint so.....say it aint so.....dont go back to 8.1 !!!!
     
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  17. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    Everyone in my office is getting a new Surface Pro with a docking station over the next few days as we transition our out-source network management. It will only have Win 8+
     
  18. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass

    Location:
    Colorado
    I moved my home PC to Win 10. It's mostly fine with a few issues I'm still working through.

    Photoshop Elements 12 croaked, there were some registry edit fixes on the internet; but I opted to upgrade to Elements13, instead.

    Screensaver functions seem broken. I'd like my displays to power down after 5 min of no usage; but that doesn't seem to work even though I can find the settings.

    Still in the process of upgrading drivers and such, hopefully one of them will resolve things.
     
  19. Rebel CR

    Rebel CR Vertical

    Location:
    Cell Number 99
    Wins8 on my laptop & Mac's vitual machine does everything I need it do & more so I have no interest whatsoever in upgrading unnecessairly.
     
  20. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Does Excel for PC under Windows 10 have the little arrows in the scroll bars? they're no longer there in the latest (Yosemite) version of Mac OS.
    They are really important to the way I work with large spreadsheets. Important enough that I would consider using Win10 on my Mac to get those helpful little arrows back.