Windows 10



  • Free upgrade...
     
    So is it free or not, heard varying stories, and is it worth it (as in the upgrade in software, not the cost)



  • It's free if you have Windows 7 or 8. I've read reasonably good reviews, but waiting till the first bugs are fixed isn't a bad idea.



  • Got my notebook (Win8.1) set up with all the development shit I need right now. Not going to move until I'm on leave and not required to deploy anything.
    But I've heard good things, particularly for older PCs - in terms of asked and stability



  • I've heard good things from the Tekkys at work, sounds like it's worth upgrading.



  • I have 8.1 I think, it keeps asking me to upgrade....fairly new laptop, only about 6 months old.



  • I hope it helps speed up outlook because on my laptop it farken sucks.  Probably won't though.  I'm sure it's not my imagination that despite not running more and more programmes my laptop does things slower and slower



  • Windows Update can have that affect canefan - more patches, security, registry etc. Stuff just gets slower over time unfortunately.
     
    But fuck Outlook. Moving to gmail is the best thing our work ever did.



  • Windows Update can have that affect canefan - more patches, security, registry etc. Stuff just gets slower over time unfortunately.
     
    But fuck Outlook. Moving to gmail is the best thing our work ever did.I already use it and just started using the calendar app too. Might be time



  • As I've noted here before, I bought a laptop a year ago with Windows 8.1 and I dislike it so much that I've largely continued using my old XP desktop.
     
    I occasionally open up the laptop to update itself and download email - but, it hasn't really grown on me. It seems to spend a great deal of time off doing things for itself and without telling me what it is doing.
     
    Last week I was in Auckland airport working on it - got a boarding call so had to shut it down - and, instead of shutting down, the fucking thing started downloading updates with a message not to turn it off until these were complete - and then ticked on for ten minutes. Why the fuck wouldn't Microsoft give you the option of deferring downloading these till a later date (maybe they do, but it's far from obvious).
     
    As NTA notes above - long experience tells me the more shit that gets downloaded the more it sabotages performance. Why doesn't this fucking thing give me the option of choosing what and when to download - or at least tell me what it's doing?
     
    Basically, it seems to have been designed in the spirit of that absolute w@nker Nick "I know best" Smith.
     
    Is Windows 10 any better?



  • I agree. I farken hate W8



  • Windows 10 seems good so far. Upgraded my home PC from 8.1 but I hardly do anything on it, mainly just used as a media server at the moment. Quicker and definitely easier to use, start menu looks good.
    As an aside, had my first go with a windows phone yesterday...could they make it any less intuitive? What a fucking nightmare to use or try change any simple configuration.



  • W8 was/is an abortion, 8.1 is a wee bit better, so I guess 10 cant be any worse, surely?



  • Windows 10 seems good so far. Upgraded my home PC from 8.1 but I hardly do anything on it, mainly just used as a media server at the moment. Quicker and definitely easier to use, start menu looks good.
    As an aside, had my first go with a windows phone yesterday...could they make it any less intuitive? What a fucking nightmare to use or try change any simple configuration.

    Might upgrade my W8 machine then, can't get any worse.  I particularly love when I'm on the treadmill watching a show and the laptop decides it's time to restart for an update and there is no postpone button...



  • Might upgrade my W8 machine then, can't get any worse.  I particularly love when I'm on the treadmill watching a show and the laptop decides it's time to restart for an update and there is no postpone button...You can address that currently...



  • Too late, W8 is gooone



  • You guys are hillarious. Chris B your post made me laugh 🙂
    For windows updates you can set your Laptop to prompt you when there are updates to download and install, instead of doing it automatically. Just google instructions for your version of Windows.
    Take the plunge TR, Windows 10 is far better by all accounts, and gives a good improvement in performance.
    I don't mind 8.1 myself, took a little while to figure out but once you know where to find all the settings it's workable. Installing classic shell so you get your start menu back helps too.



  • I've no doubt that you can set up windows 8.1 to be entirely reasonable - but the default settings are of an "I know best" arrogant bastard who I don't want to work with as much as smack in the face.
     
    Overall, it reflects my view of the popular rumour that Microsoft hires the best hackers to develop their programmes. If true, the people developing Microsoft software are people high on my list of fuckers deserving slow and painful execution - if I ever meet an MS employee I'm inclined to smack him or her in the face on suspicion!  🙂 
     
    Fuck you, Microsoft!



  • Ah, old people and computers. It's funny until they get a root-kit.



  • Windows 7 was the best thing since XP came along, and I had trouble getting happy with Win8.1 but had no choice as it was the only OS available when I bought a few months back.
     
    So when I'm on leave in a few weeks, hopefully I'll have the go-ahead from MS to install 10, and I can swear at it for a few days before I need it for work.



  • Genuine question.
     
    Does Apple stuff have to worry about this?  All our gear at home is Apple. iMac I think it is called (a desk top in anycase) two ipads and a couple of iphones.
     
    Is this the equivelent of going to IOS8 or whatever? I can't ever remember upgrading the desktop like I do with phone and ipads


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