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Getting Windows 10?

Hells Yeah m*thaf*cka 265 80.06%
 
Nuh ah, ain't nobody got time for that 62 18.73%
 
Total:327

Most likely.



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My PC is due an upgrade this year so probably will at that point. I love Windows 7 but I"m starting to notice 'missing' features that I've gotten used to on Android so it's probably time to upgrade.



Yeah, why not? It's free, and I have had Windows 7 for 4 years. It came with my laptop and would be nice to upgrade.



Most likely. I want to hear more user reviews before making the jump, but so far it looks great



Windows 10 is free for the first year then it's a $25 a month subscription so no I will stick with windows 8.1.



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IFireflyl said:

This was a well written post, and I'm going to debate a couple of points with you.

1) Apple has a fully functioning eco-system. Fine. I'll give you that. Apple OS X and Apple iOS are not the same thing. They're two different frameworks, and they don't even look the same. Apple didn't design Apple OS X from their iOS. They were two separate entities, and they still are. Here is what you maybe were referring to though: Apple kept parts of the two OSs that worked together, and they replaced what didn't work together. Even though these are two different looks/styles of OS, they feel like the same thing. Microsoft didn't do that. They replaced Windows 7 with a mobile OS, in it's entirety. There was no Start Menu. They replaced it with "Live Tiles" crap. I don't like looking through all of those tiles, and I don't like the sort that they did of the applications from there.

2) They didn't do just one thing. They did a lot of things that maybe you didn't notice because quite a few things changed (though not all) in Windows 8.1. Allowing you to boot to desktop, easy to find Power button in the start menu, and smaller storage use to name a few things. There are other things that are still there, like the charm bar that was a nuisance if you go to the side of the screen, downloaded applications that run in full screen (e.g. can't be windowed), etc. There are a ton of things that Microsoft did with the look and feel that just shouldn't have been messed with. Windows 10 looks to be what Windows 8 should have been, but I won't know until I try it.

1) That's kind of what I meant.  As a Macbook, iPhone and iPad user I enjoy having my contacts, web history, music and other stuff share among all my devices. However, I didn't say that MS did that with Win8 but rather that currently that is what MS is trying to achieve with Windows 10 (in an even deeper level). What I said about Win8 was that it was a "step in this direction", although an incomplete one. My guess is that probably Windows 10 unification concept was already present even before Win8 came out given that it's a big project that involves many different divisions. About the Lives Tiles, yeah that menu is useless as can be on a PC but I never use it. Just put a nice color to it, organize the apps in a way you like how it looks and you won't mind at all.

2) I'm stuck with win8 enterprise which is basically the worst version of Windows 8 since upgrading to 8.1 is a pain in the ass lol so I know the pain. However, IIRC you said you're using Win8 in a laptop. Well, turns out my father has Windows 8.1 in his laptop and whenever he wants me to check something out I accidentally open the sidebar with the laptop's touchpad so I'm guessing that's what bugs you the most. About the fullscreen apps, yeah I hate them too but you can find your way around it most of the time. For example, there's a desktop version of Skype so you can just avoid the Windows App. You can listen to music on a music player that you like or you find useful (I use iTunes since I find it convenient as an Apple User), and so on. 

 

I think that in the end we agree more than we though. I agree with most of your arguments and it seems you agree with what I was actually trying to say (but maybe I wasn't able to express properly). Yay for general agreement!



Only after I can be certain it doesn't suck. I am glad there's a free upgrade for Win7 users cause I had to pay almost $90 extra to keep the abomination that is Win8 *off* my laptop.



Ka-pi96 said:
Probably. I want to make sure it is an improvement over 7 before I upgrade though.

This.



kumagawa said:
Windows 10 is free for the first year then it's a $25 a month subscription so no I will stick with windows 8.1.


This isn't correct at all. There is no monthly or anual subscription. Once you own it you will get updates for life. You can pay a service fee (or whatever they are calling it) to get smaller, more regular updates instead of waiting for all of the updates to be released in a service pack. That is optional though, and eventually you will still get all of the updates in a released service pack.

Legendary_W said:
I think that in the end we agree more than we though. I agree with most of your arguments and it seems you agree with what I was actually trying to say (but maybe I wasn't able to express properly). Yay for general agreement!

Lol, yes. The only thing I initally didn't like was you made it seem like people that refused to go to Windows 8 were doing so just to be stubborn, and that it's the "new thing" so they should just hop on board. That sentiment I cannot ever agree with. If Windows 8 was better in every way, I would agree. There was too much about jumping to Windows 8 that changed, and the only way anyone could argue that it was better was if they personally felt that way. I think Windows 8 comes down to personal preference, but I didn't see anything that it excelled at as compared to Windows 7. Better at some things? Maybe. Here's my example:

I have a program that loads in 2 seconds, it does everything I need, everything is in a simplified layout that has been used for years, and I like the interface.

A different program loads in 1 second, it does everything I need, some of the things I am used to are there, but they're buried in odd/inconvenient ways, and it has an interface that I don't like.

In this example I will always stay with what I have. The other program has a few advantages, but the good doesn't outweigh the bad. Not that the "bad" is the worst thing ever, mind you. It's just that the "bad" is an annoyance, and there is no reason to "upgrade" to something that adds annoyance if the current thing you have still does everything I need.



 

nah

I'm very happy with Windows 7