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Windows 7: When replacing Windows 7 PC: Should you switch to Windows 10 or Mac?

26 Jan 2016   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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in the past year.
In The Past Year?????? Since Vista!!!!!!!!
Actually, Win 7 was an improvement over Vista until M$py started messing with it in the past year.


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26 Jan 2016   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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For non-tech-savvy people, Mac is the lesser of two evils.
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26 Jan 2016   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Yea I was thinking laptop wise macbook might be best :/
I love my Macbook Air - It runs Windows 10 great
There's one in every crowd.

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27 Jan 2016   #14
plodr

Home Premium and Pro 32 bit and 64 bit (4 computers)
 
 

When 2020 comes, I'll pull the Win 7 computers off the internet as I did with the XP and 2K computers still in the house. We can still do work on each with the version of Office and WordPerfect Suite installed. There are printers attached so they can print anything we need.

The next bit of hardware I buy will be for internet use only. (We're senior citixens so don't have much need to do real work on a computer.) I don't need a Microsoft or Apple product to do that! I been testing a live linux distro called LXLE desktop on two different netbooks. I'll probably install that on one of the netbooks so my husband can surf. It comes with SeaMonkey and since he is used to FF and Palemoon, he won't notice much of a difference using SeaMonkey.

I already own an Android tablet. Surfing on a 7" tablet isn't good for days on end. Hopefully in the next 4 years google will produce a netbook running Android instead of ChromeOS. I might buy one of those.
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28 Jan 2016   #15
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

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Yea I was thinking laptop wise macbook might be best :/
I love my Macbook Air - It runs Windows 10 great
There's one in every crowd.

Or two... I love my MacBook Pro with W8.1 running in VMware
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28 Jan 2016   #16
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

The article is pretty much fair with emphasis of the applications being the deciding factor in selecting the platform. One aspect that the article did not mention is the privacy management. While both the Windows and OSX provides interface for that, the interface for the MAC is nicely streamlined:

When replacing Windows 7 PC: Should you switch to Windows 10 or Mac?-osx-privacy.jpg

Windows 7, 8.1, 10 privacy settings on the other hand is a mess, with some of the telemetries being impossible to disable. While people going out of their way to do the impossible, most of them forget about doing the same for MS Office...

Note: MS Office 2016 and/or Office 365 for OSX do have built-in telemetry from Microsoft that virtually just as impossible to disable.


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31 Jan 2016   #17
clasof56

win 7 64 home premium
 
 
dual boot

been reading posts....heres my take: keep win7 and set up a dual boot with linux mint. yeah, i know, linux, bah, humbug... but heres my experience...i love win7 and love my privacy so just dont like the path microsoft is going down. so i downloaded linux mint, burned it and installed it as a dual boot with win7. been slowly playing with it...i use Palemoon browser as i didnt like the ugly interface of the new firefox. palemoon works perfectly in linux mint. and i have it set up to look exactly like windows. it is faster in linux as most things are. but i think the cool thing with linux is that while you are in it, you can go to the files and folders you have in windows easily...open them or copy them...so easy. linux has come a long way and its just as fast and just as easy as windows...just takes a little learning. if you have a question all you do is google it and you have your answer right now. my email works the same, my movie and tv downloads work the same. my stock market stuff works the same..so i will be keeping win7 and playing with and learning linux. i keep my windows updates just turned off..and always run windows sandboxed. i do a macrium backup once a week (5min) and keep three images of it....i am online 7-8 hours a day and do everything and go everywhere...and never have any problems. i am not a nerd and am 72. i still value my privacy but so many younger people just dont think that it matters... good luck to all
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31 Jan 2016   #18
clasof56

win 7 64 home premium
 
 

just an addition so users dont think i dont update. although i keep updates turned off, i check them at intervals. i look up each update and its reviews to make sure it is not a problem. then i install those that dont intrude on my privacy or are worthless to me as in win10updates or IE, which i havent used for a decade.
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01 Feb 2016   #19
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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----------appreciate the links of information. Have any of these effected you personally?
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01 Feb 2016   #20
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the responses, gives me food for thought! You're all very helpful!
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