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24 Apr 2017   #51

Windows 7 Home Premium bit

I have 7 64bit on a Toshiba laptop, (505xxx) I (luckily for me) cloned the hdd & installed the 'free' version of 10. <- that didnt last for long, I hated 10. I actually have an hdd with XP 64 bit I can swap out in the laptop.

I can live with 7 but much prefer XP. Tried zorin mint puppy etc, but prefer ubuntu 11.xx or 12.xx (<- one that allows changing back to gnome, later versions claimed to be able to revert, but in my experience was never able to revert, , , ,)

They cannot improve os without totally changing gui??? give me a break! <-this is my main gripe.

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24 Apr 2017   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Different strokes for different folks.

I don't dislike W-10 and stay with Windows 7 just for the hell of it. The cell phone look is not what I expect on a PC, nor do I want it.
W-10 in some ways is a improvement but in other ways it's that way because the board room at Microsoft likes it.
I don't blame Microsoft for using their store like Apple does. It makes them money. They should make money. I don't think all the extra programs and abilities Microsoft adds to W-10 are bad if one desires to use them.
Their I said it; "if one desires to use them".
That is the big thing for me. Make things accessible without being a computer expert.
All extra goodies should have a on and off button that is known to the average user.
It' shouldn't take 6 tutorials to be able to do basic setting to the operating system.
Windows Updates should not beat up on your system; making one, two or more days of work getting it back to their liking.

I could go on and on but to me their is a simple way to get people to buy a new operating system.
Make the operating system that over a billion already Microsoft customers want to buy.
W-10 has been out for over a year and it's still being 'beta' tested. That is plain and simple bull droppings. The testers of W-10 have said what they like and what they don't like. It doesn't seem to me that Microsoft cares what their customers want.

What customers asked to get Updates or Upgrades to a operating system that made them completely redo their system? Doing things like that gets old very quick.
What business or corporation can take the chance that a Update of W-10 can shut them down?
Reliability, reliability and more reliability is a absolute must. As a pee-on home user I also look for reliability in hardware, programs and operating systems. I could give a damn if the system boots 10 seconds faster.

Things a operating system should be in my opinion.

1. Reliable
2. Secure
3. Usable for the market it was designed for.
4. Controllable for the market place it was designed for.
5. New and inventive to make one want to buy it and use it over what they already have for a operating system.

I know Microsoft can do these things because they have done it before.
Microsoft has had a few operating systems that didn't cut the mustard but a batter doesn't hit a home run every time at bat.

I'm waiting for my type of W-10. Come on Microsoft, I know you can do it.

Yes I am a Microsoft fan boy, but I still call it like I see it.
I'm a nobody so who really cares what I think?
I will answer that question. How about a billion plus Windows 7 users.
We, they, them, us and yes me will buy it if you make it following the five things I listed.
We are not looking for a free ride but rather a ride worth paying for.

Just my opinion.
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24 Apr 2017   #53
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
...They cannot improve os without totally changing gui??? give me a break! <-this is my main gripe.
Actually, for MS' unrealistic goal of one OS for every kind of device (eliminating the need for MS to maintain more than one OS at a time), be it a desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet, or phone, it was necessary to change the gui (I feel it would have been better to create a modular OS that one can add to according to one's needs and the hardware the OS is going to be used with, including more than one gui). Unfortunately, the new gui was far more suited for tiny screened (comparatively speaking) phones and tablets than was for devices that were intended to be used with larger (and even multiple) screens and real keyboards. However, the tiles that are just the right size for fingertips on a phone's touch screen became monstrous and space wasting on a much larger screen. After years of desktops and laptops becoming increasingly powerful to be able to handle the increasing number and sophistication of features being offered, the sudden "dumbing down" of the OS to accommodate the the less powerful hardware and the tiny screens of phones is an insult to more sophisticate computer users. MS is getting away with it (for now) because most of its customer base consists of people who use their computers for only basic tasks that can be done on a comparatively low powered device with a tiny screen.

While I can understand MS' desire to break into the rapidly growing portable computing market (although that came rather late), I cannot condone MS crippling their OS at the expense of a smaller segment of consumers, making consumers the product through invasion of privacy, etc., taking away many our choices for how to use their products (Win 7 was the last OS that gave us the most choices), reducing support by making the general public their guinea pigs instead of thoroughly testing updates and (alleged) upgrades before releasing them upon the hapless consumers of the lower versions of Win 10, and making frequent changes that frequently break older software and hardware due to newly introduced incompatibility.

It used to be when one bought (excuse me, bought a license for) a MS OS, one could expect it to be reasonably stable and unchanging for the next ten years once the initial bugs were worked out during the first year or two. Not everyone is able to deal with a frequently changing OS, such as Win 10. Frequently replacing software and hardware and retraining employees both slows productivity and is expensive for businesses. MS is getting away with it for now because it has become so huge but, eventually, it will lead to its downfall as consumers and businesses rebel and new OSes emerge. Even Apple is more palatable than MS anymore (one reason why I now advise friends who need new computers to buy Macs instead of Windows devices, even though I'm eschewing Apple's walled garden). Apple even offers far better consumer support for their products than MS.
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24 Apr 2017   #54

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

All Apple support is for hire not free :)
Not sure if Apple has any free software beside craptime player lol
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24 Apr 2017   #55
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
All Apple support is for hire not free :)
Not sure if Apple has any free software beside craptime player lol
Apple does offer some free support for new buyers, including free lessons on how to use Macs. Apple also does have free software.
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25 Apr 2017   #56

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
me too, though I use Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64...

I just wonder how Windows 11 will turn out when they start development at some point in the next 5 years probably.... I just hope they don't scr*w Windows up even more....
Windows 11
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25 Apr 2017   #57

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (Explorer_v6.1.7601.23537)(ntoskrnl_v6.1.7601.24150)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows 11
ha ha very funny.. lol
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25 Apr 2017   #58

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
windows 7

Hello AddRAM, I was thinking seeing as Microsoft went from Windows 8 to Windows 10, they may skip

11 and come up with Windows 12.
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25 Apr 2017   #59

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Both of you need to test Linux Mint... average users rarely need to mess with terminal anymore...
I use Linux Debian 16.04 for arcade games.
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25 Apr 2017   #60

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

Speak of GUI what can't Microsoft maintain the Windows 7 gui in Windows 10? Windows 10 gui just plain flat and not attractive at all.
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