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Other Pouring one out for my homie...

Discussion in 'General' started by KayinBlack, 14 Jan 2020 at 19:15.

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Win7 went EOL today. End of an era. God I hate Win10.
    If my games ran on Linux, I'd still be on Mint.

    Remember our fallen.
     
  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    All but one of my PCs have been moved over to 10.
    One is left, patched up and offline to run some work software which I refuse to move across to the monthly subscription model, Robbing Ba$tard$
    Oh and my first work laptop in the attic with Win 200 on it. A solid grey Tosh that will outlast us all...
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I somewhat share the sentiment. My version of what would happen if OSs could talk to you when they boot up:

    Win 7: 'Hey! I'm ready to go! What do you need?'

    Win10: 'What do you want FFS? BTW I'm downloading another update because I hate you, so give up on trying to watch Netflix.Oh, and here's another useless feature you didn't ask for.'
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Have you tried steam play/proton? Let's you play you steam pc library - some games better than others but still.

    They've made it very easy to try windows gaming on linux now.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Also I recently saw Playwithlinux or something of that ilk while looking for options to make 365 work on penguin. Seemed to be mostly gaming oriented, might be worth a nosey.

    I moved to 10 way back when it was free from 7, and I don't mind it. It doesn't seem all that different to 7 to me. A little quicker here, a little slower there. But all in all the same thing with a new face.
     
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  6. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with 10 again?

    I think I've had one update issue on 5 PC's since release.
     
  7. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Not sure I know enough about Win10 to know if it's broken or not... it works for what I do, so I just get on with it.
    Windows 7 was fine, too... as was XP; never used any of the 'bad versions of Windows' (Vista & 8/8.1 - looking at you pair) in anger, but I'm sure what remedial work I did on them wasn't because they were good
     
  8. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I resisted, for a while - in the early days, Windows 10 ran slower than 7 so I felt justified in holding off. That was years ago.

    I dug out an old Win7 laptop a wee while back - it was frustrating to use.
     
  9. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    We also have better SSD's, too.
     
  10. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    been running W10 at work for a while now and its definitely got better as its gone on. I have resisted moving my gaming rig from 7 to 10 as its setup just how I like it ( game saves etc ect) but I am due a purge soon so may stick another SSD and put 10 on that whilst keeping my 7 drive in case I want to swap back.
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I finally went W10 a few months ago when i moved to Ryzen.

    It seems to have developed much beyond its start, i've had no issues.

    Then again a fresh install on newer gear helps.
     
  12. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I did an in-place upgrade from 7 to 10 fairly recently and haven't had any issues with losing settings or whatever - the entire process was pretty much seamless.

    I had my documents (music/photos/saves etc) on a separate drive to C and my Steam library on another drive, and following the upgrade none of that was touched.

    Having heard horror stories of upgrading Windows rather than doing a clean install, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily it went!
     
  13. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I'm still running Win7 on my PC at home, having used it exclusively since the RC came out in 2009. I'll really miss Win7 when I finally get shot of it, but I agree that Win10 has come on in leaps and bounds since its release. I use it every day on my work PC.
     
  14. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I upgraded to W10 when the original free upgrade was offered, August 2016 I think. Still not had any problems with it, same goes for the wife's PC.
     
  15. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Windows 7 Haunts us at work with SMB1
     
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  16. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    I'm still using Win 7 :eeek:
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Eugh. Smb1. That demon won't ever did with printers supporting smb3 as well as they don't.
     
  18. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    The garage laptop (as in the laptop I use in my garage rather than a 'garage' laptop) still runs XP.
    I have laptops that run 7 & 8 whilst my rig runs 10 and has does so without any bother.
     
  19. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Try an entire server estate running Server 2008 with it enabled. An about 80% of the laptops/desktops on the estate running win10 which naively has it turned off, but most of them need data held on those servers.
     
  20. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Ew. That's nasty.
     

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