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Windows 10

Posted by elwood127 
Windows 10
February 01, 2015 12:46AM
Free upgrades for one year. Cool if it's worth it. Anyone have an opinion? I don't use social media so I don't care about that aspect. I just need a stable platform for Rhino. Any beta testers out there?
Re: Windows 10
February 02, 2015 02:02AM
Still going to format it and put the OS I want on it.

Windows is always going to be an operating system that tells you how to do things, Microsoft knows best, just do as your told. No thanks.

And they are planing the OS to be subscription based!!! Dont pay your subscripton to the M$ overlords and you can't do anything!
There is annother term for this all ready. Ransomware!

Just say no to windows 10.

These are of course just my opions, formed from working in the IT industry for 30 years!
Take from it what you will.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2015 02:10AM by Dust.
Re: Windows 10
February 03, 2015 12:24PM
I rather like windows 10. I have beta tested it in my own private lab. I have to say it is quite nice. They wont get away with ransomware OS in any shape or form and they know it. The OS will be in the market and it will recapture a bit of what windows 8 lost. Windows 10 feels like a mix between windows 7 and windows 8.1 You get a proper desktop in the OS as well as the lamented metro UI which I personaly find quite interesting as I have adapted to it. Its not as painful as people think. It is also a very search oriented OS which is a plus for me.

With all that being said. I am a systems engineer specialising in UNIX/LINUX environments, to me windows is a good terminal and that is all for work purposes, its also a good desktop for my home where I get to play with my 3d printer, as well as it being a good host OS for my tablet integration I am building for my delta. Not to mention it also powers my gaming rig. Personal preferences at play, I am personaly tired of the soap box preaching against M$. They fullfill a market need and when they stop doing so they will perish. If you want to bitch at something try APPLE where they basically make you pay for patches...... OSX house cat edition next.... sad smiley any power user of OSX should just start using BSD and save the headache.

Say what you want, badmouth what you will. M$ has done allot for the propagation of personal computing on the planet. They have gotten rich by doing so but I feel that is only fair. I have no gripes with any OS or any model of business as long as its worth my time and it performs the task I need it to. The only difference is that I rely on RedHat for my bread and butter...

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Re: Windows 10
February 03, 2015 10:43PM
Well said Jag, you and Dust have reminded me that love or hate MS they changed us for the better. $125.00 every five years for the privelege of learning what we've learned via computers. Pretty cheap entertainment. Thanks to you both.
Re: Windows 10
February 04, 2015 05:38PM
While it may be a bit for consumers to bite off, Big Business LOVES the fixed costs of subscription based software. M$ is just supplying what their biggest customers want (and makes them steady income, of course).

You can bad mouth M$ and hate on their cost model but their stuff works.

EDIT: That being said, someone is going to have to prove to me I need to move from Windows 7 or I'm not budging....does what I need it to.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2015 05:40PM by dclarkm.
Re: Windows 10
February 05, 2015 08:29PM
That's what we all said with Win 98 and 2000 and here we are again. What are you gonna do.
Re: Windows 10
February 05, 2015 09:12PM
At least with win98 and 2000 and XP, you can choose to keep running it, even if M$ has said its no longer supported.

With a subscription based system, they will just kill it for you! you have no choice but to upgrade (ie the microsoft way)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2015 09:15PM by Dust.
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