Windows 10

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by TooTechie, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I just installed Windows 10 today and I'm lovin' it. Much like how Windows 7 was just Vista done right...Windows 10 is Windows 8 done right.

    It's fast and responsive, supports touch screen if you have one but isn't touch centric like Windows 8 was. I love how the windows don't have the extra border on them anymore. It is a really clean look.

    Windows 10 will be officially released late next Spring or early summer. A beta preview for consumers will be available next April, or if you're a little too techie you can try the Technical preview (designed primarily for system administrators and IT professionals)

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  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Win 10 looks pretty good. A big step forward (or backwards depending on your point of view). Its what Win 8 should have been. I don't see it any better than Win 8.1 with Classic Shell though (but it IS kind of similar). And Microsoft still won't drop the idea that one OS should be used in everything from phones to PCs. That was why Win 8 was so bad. A desktop is not a phone or tablet and when they try to make apps that work on everything its the least common denominator, so it ends up as a phone app trying to run on a desktop. A good OS should just run in the background with you barely noticing it, not be something that hits you in the face every time you try to do something. Microsoft did testing and ignored feedback from users because they had already decided what they were going to do anyway. Kind of like ORION at UPS.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I the first purchase I made after installing windows 8 was a program that make it look/run like windows 7. Huge fail for M$.
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Purchase? Classic Shell is a free add on that makes Win 8 look like 7.
     
  5. 450px-Windows_3.11_workspace.png Never crashed! What happen to the furure versions?
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Never crashed? Did you ever use that? Win 3.0 or 3.1 it looks like. It would get unstable after it was running for a couple of hours requiring you to reboot.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  7. Maybe It was that 486 with 2 megs of ram.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    My 486 had 8 megs ( I upgraded it from 4).
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Stardock. It was like $5. There wasn't much to choose from at the time.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Stardock is similar but I think Classic Shell is a little better.
     
  11. Maybe It was that 486 with 2 megs of ram.
     
  12. I have and old pentium pro,downstairs. It thinks Its a Pentium 4.
    I beefed it up, dual 200 processors and 256 mb of ram.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I still have that 486 and it still works. I seldom used it for Windows. I used it for DOS 6.0 usually. (Win 3.1 was just a shell that was really running on top of DOS).
     
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Jeebus. Is that Windows 3.1?
     
  15. Yes It is.
     
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    486? That was one of the first PCs I was exposed to. First computer I ever used was a Commodore64 in 1983. Then was the 286 and then 486 that my Uncle had. Then later the Apple II and IIc (only good for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy lol).
     
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Funny thing is you can still run a lot of linux distros on that.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I still have my C-64 too. It had the worst floppy drive ever made. But that was still better than using the cassette drive.
     
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah I remember how loud it was.

    Check this out:
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I have one of the early ones that had the same size DIN plug for the power supply as for a monitor. It was later changed so one plug was 8 pin and the other was 5 pin so people wouldn't accidentally fry their computer.