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1. I'm upgrading tomorrow.
4 vote
2. I'm going to wait until the screams have died down, then install it in six months.
3 vote
3. I couldn't be arsed learning about computers, so I got a Mac instead.
6 vote
4. Last Windows for me. I'm moving onto SteamOS/Linux/Another OS
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pap posted this 28 July 2015 - Last edited 28 July 2015

Windows 10.  Out tomorrow, free for Win7/Win8 users.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/28/windows-10-launch-10-things-you-need-to-know

Anyone doing the upgrade?

It's only free for a year

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Fowllyd posted this 28 July 2015

I may well install it on my old laptop and see how it looks. If it works, and I like it, I'll load it up on the new laptop/tablet thing I use now - I've only had that a couple of months so I don't want to break it right now.

 

pap posted this 28 July 2015 - Last edited 28 July 2015

I'm on 7 at the moment.  Was never tempted to go for 8.

Bit of a crossroads for me.  The only things I really need Windows for at the moment are development tools and games.   I'd love to get off the platform, but feel I would miss too much.

Sadoldgit posted this 28 July 2015

 I dont like 8 so may well bite the bullet and go for 10. I'll wait and see how it goes with others first though.

Ohio Saint posted this 28 July 2015

I like Windows 8 since I bypassed the Metro interface. I'll install 10 on my laptop, see how it works. Then I'll do it on the desktop if I like it........I won't install it on the wife's laptop until we find out what it does with the Sims community. She would just die if Windows 10 ruined her ability to play with her dolls. undecided  Yes, her dollhouse activities gave me stroke-face.

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saintbletch posted this 28 July 2015 - Last edited 28 July 2015

Originally posted by pap

I'm on 7 at the moment.  Was never tempted to go for 8.

Bit of a crossroads for me.  The only things I really need Windows for at the moment are development tools and games.   I'd love to get off the platform, but feel I would miss too much.

Exactly the same here. 

I've also got a big laser printer, copier, scanner thingy that didn't receive a driver for Windows 8, so that might stop me moving to 10.

 

lifeintheslowlane posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Originally posted by pap

I'm on 7 at the moment.  Was never tempted to go for 8.

Bit of a crossroads for me.  The only things I really need Windows for at the moment are development tools and games.   I'd love to get off the platform, but feel I would miss too much.

Exactly the same here. 

I've also got a big laser printer, copier, scanner thingy that didn't receive a driver for Windows 8, so that might stop me moving to 10.

 

 Another one here too. On 7 skipping to 10.

KRG posted this 28 July 2015

<3 My Mac

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Originally posted by pap

I'm on 7 at the moment.  Was never tempted to go for 8.

Bit of a crossroads for me.  The only things I really need Windows for at the moment are development tools and games.   I'd love to get off the platform, but feel I would miss too much.

Exactly the same here. 

I've also got a big laser printer, copier, scanner thingy that didn't receive a driver for Windows 8, so that might stop me moving to 10.

 

 Hehe.   Reminds me of the very early days of Linux (which is actually fine for the desktop these days).   I'd toy with the idea of leavng the WIndows world behind, then realise that I was missing something pretty fucking big, like sound, or wireless network adapter driver.

I think overall, I share Gabe Newell's concern that Windows is heading in the wrong direction, that Microsoft have had a little peek into Apple's walled garden and thought "yeah, we'll have some of that!".   

CB Saint posted this 28 July 2015

How long will the free upgrade last. Might wait for the early adopters to beta test it first. If I go for it, it is bound to fuck shit up.

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by CB Saint

How long will the free upgrade last. Might wait for the early adopters to beta test it first. If I go for it, it is bound to fuck shit up.

 I think it's time-limited to about a year, but you may wish to fact-check me on that.   It's a fairly canny move by Microsoft if it works.   They want everyone in the same house.   This is a decent incentive to ensure it happens.

Ohio Saint posted this 28 July 2015

It seems ridiculous to worry so much about updating the OS considering where I was less than 20 years ago.

I had a computer with a 100mb hard drive that I could only keep running if I made a tape backup every day.......Just let that sink in for a while!!

Windows 95 took up pretty much the entire hard drive!

I'm just grateful that I no longer need to know how to rebuild my computer from dos.

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Fatso posted this 28 July 2015

What I want to know is what happened to Windows 9!!

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by Fatso

What I want to know is what happened to Windows 9!!

That's your operating system, mush.

"Fuck yis all!  I am Lone Wolf!  I don't give a fuck!  I'll run Windows 9!"

pap posted this 29 July 2015

So I have clicked the "Get Windows 10" app.   I have not got Windows 10 yet.   It tells me I will get a notification when it is ready to install.   We shall see, Microsoft - we shall see.

Fatso posted this 29 July 2015

Schoolboy error there pap. You've handed over your entire identity to Microsoft and now they own you.

BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

Originally posted by pap

So I have clicked the "Get Windows 10" app.   I have not got Windows 10 yet.   It tells me I will get a notification when it is ready to install.   We shall see, Microsoft - we shall see.

 I clicked that over a month ago, been patiently waiting since then....

BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

saintbletch posted this 29 July 2015

See you back online in a fortnight then Big Bad Bob !

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pap posted this 29 July 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

See you back online in a fortnight then Big Bad Bob !

 I think they're sending the update out in waves, which I can understand from an infrastructure point of view, but it's a bit crap from a consumer standpoint.

I want my computer irreparably fucking broken with a new OS NOW, goddammit.

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BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by saintbletch

See you back online in a fortnight then Big Bad Bob !

 I think they're sending the update out in waves, which I can understand from an infrastructure point of view, but it's a bit crap from a consumer standpoint.

I want my computer irreparably fucking broken with a new OS NOW, goddammit.

 So typical of the want it now generation....

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