Windows 10: Where Do You Use It?

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Windows 10: Where Do You Use It?

  1. Home - Win 10, Work - Win 10

    32 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. Home - Win 10, Work - Other

    22 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. Home - Other, Work - Win 10

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Home - Other, Work - Other

    24 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. Five77

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    Good thing I use AMD in those ones 6 cpu and quad...I built the 6 cpu in 2012 just plugged it in two months ago! Oh, well I like vintage! ha ha ha

    I could run a line to it and see if there is an update for FooBar 2000, I was going to try that Jriverxxx I hear it is better than Foo but I try to be as cheap as I can be to save for garage sales!!! LOL
     

     

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  2. ConradH

    ConradH Addicted Member

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    Where I work they're sticking with 7 for as long as possible. At home I'm still using XP and Vista (yecch) on the lab computer. There was never a free upgrade option for me. Soon I'll replace the XP machine and probably go with 10. My fear is it might not support my nice old Epson scanner and original 5p printer.
     
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  3. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    XP and Vista are both dead. There are no options other than to unplug them from the internet.
     
  4. Poinzy

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    It's hard for me to isolate the performance characteristics of a new OS, since I usually get a new, much more powerful computer when I make the OS upgrade.
     
  5. Five77

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    You are right even the gov't up here in Canada I know many just got new laptops with windows 7 makes you want to know why...I want to use one of my old desktops and try to learn Linux...sorry everyone if I am not on the subject here as there are so many NO NO's I do not wish to make others upset...so much to learn but like this AK place for sure!
     
  6. Five77

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    I really disliked that Vista I had it on a laptop and when I did a full format once a year, and put win 7 on it, it was a bit of a pain to bring out the vista disks then reload win 7 disks...just hate MSoft I am going to Linux that is it, money greedy xxxxxxxxards.....:king:
     
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  7. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Many companies and the Governments are PAYING for MS support on older software.

    Linux does the same as MS - I don't see what the big deal is. Just turn it off. Done.
     
  8. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Not really, MS is not the company that has 1/2 trillion dollars of cash on hand, Apple does.

    Linux is not a panacea either. Linux had a hole in the kernel for 10 yrs and it just got fixed, so all OS's has issues. Also, I worry about depending on a bunch of free geeks for support. Just remember, there is no safe OS.
     
  9. Five77

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    Me neither what is that deal anyway, other than the cost! Linux it is sick of paying for MS anyway 25 years now and it worked great, now is the time to switch to save on ?? LOL
     
  10. Five77

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    Well that is good to hear, I will try it out tomorrow and see if there is a hole, can't be any bigger than the hole in MS's pockets
     
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  11. Five77

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    Are you a programmer or tech botryis? I've used windows for 25 years and it is time to change is all I am saying, I am tired of the costs...Apple yes who knows with their agenda these days eh!
     

     

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  12. ConradH

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    So I'm not actually typing this and I'm not connected to the 'net? You mean nobody hears all the crap I type? Dang.
     
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  13. Five77

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    Ha ha ha! that is why, yes, wait who said that? BILLLLLL!!!!!
     
  14. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Well, if you use Vista or XP, you are open to any problems.

    I am typing this on an OLD Centrino DUO notebook, I am using lxle linux, which is meant for older PC's. This is an indestructible PC, an old Toshiba, just using it for stuff like this :D
     
  15. Five77

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    Oh yes you are so right on that one! I guess these days it is take your pick I am not an Apple user but I hear good things that they have OS upgrades that are cheap? Cannot afford their stuff right at this time but someday!!! ha ha
     
  16. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Apple has the same issues that everyone has :D. They are no better or worse, just on hardware that is 2 yrs behind what you can buy in an HP or Dell and pay more for it. What more can you ask for? :)

    Serious - keep an eye out for BIOS updates that will close the Intel chop hole, that I posted above.
     

     

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  17. Five77

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    yeah my dell laptop has a nice white burn in on the screen I've owned HP for 15 years but have had two laptops that bust on the side of the frame and they even announced the replacement program but I was a bit late on it as when mine went the 'offer' was gone!

    I will be going be to HP after this thing dies it is only a 1.5 years old which is AWESOME by today's systems!
     
  18. GearHead454

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    Win 10, love it
     
  19. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    This laptop is from 2007 - so it is 10 yrs old and still kicking. It is scary.
     
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  20. Five77

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    we are using a Toshiba with win 7 and it is 2006 best one yet good for browsing it was xp originally...
     

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