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#41 neoprint

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:25 AM

I don't really want to install the OS on my main machines at the moment, because I know that in a year, I will have to reinstall them again...

 

You sure about that? 

 

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:33 AM

 

I don't really want to install the OS on my main machines at the moment, because I know that in a year, I will have to reinstall them again...

 

You sure about that? 

 

http://www.tomshardw...tall,28214.html

That sounds rather good!  But it does say that to get the best Windows experience, do to a proper update from 7 or 8.1.  Not sold on the idea though.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:32 PM

Anymore updates on Windows 10 ,been looking really good and stable from what i am reading.

 

Just hope a release date is not far away.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

End of next year I thought.

 

 

 

Where's the fucking edit button...

 

2015 I mean.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, they say 'late' 2015.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:43 AM

Hot off the press:

 

http://www.redmondpi...s-10-announced/

 

http://www.redmondpi...s-10-announced/

 

http://www.redmondpi...hone-8.1-users/

 

 

 

The only thing I'm not liking is HAVING to log in with a MS ID before being able to access a lot of the cool features.  Not sure about Cortana either in terms of privacy issues, obviously it'll at least need access to a webcam/microphone and will be listening out for commands.....?


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:01 AM

Be interesting to see some price on Windows 10 after the Free period ends first too. No way could i commit myself to a period of time without knowing the cost of it.

 

 

Logging in with Win8 with a username password was one thing that kept me away. Why lock it down in that fashion seems a bit hardcore.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:21 AM

Well, you can set up a local account when you install it but as I said, they block a lot of the cooler features if you do it that way.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

Well, you can set up a local account when you install it but as I said, they block a lot of the cooler features if you do it that way.

 

I think this is one reason people are staying to older versions of Windows it seems to have lost it open portability ,by staying offline.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

Yeah.  I suspect I'm going to be quite conflicted when the time comes.   I like W7 a LOT. I don't NEED to be online all the time and I don't NEED to have all my shit synced between my PC and my phone.  I don't NEED to have my location tracked.  For people who do then it's nice for them to have the option of those things otherwise it's just more bother.  Especially when the internet connection is slow or drops out altogether (I'm looking at you NBN! ).


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:58 PM

Be interesting to see some price on Windows 10 after the Free period ends first too. No way could i commit myself to a period of time without knowing the cost of it.

I paid less than $25 to get Win8 on multiple computers/devices. After that special finished, it went back to the standard Windows pricing.

Pretty sure the same will hold for this - I'll be jumping on as many update keys as I still have Win7 technet keys left to me, as well as my current devices.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

Where's the list of cool things which won't be included if you don't use a MS account?


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

Where's the list of cool things which won't be included if you don't use a MS account?

 

They could be talking about Media Centre and DVD playing ,along with gaming and Network features for gaming.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

Media centre wasn't included with Win8 either.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

Media centre wasn't included with Win8 either.

 

That's it i am sticking with Win 7 ,i use Media centre a lot as i can pump up the sound for my deafness. With normal TV's the speakers tend to vibrate.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:43 PM

...so purchase it separately? It's pretty cheap.
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 06:56 AM

Yeah. It's a $15 purchase. totally worth it if you use it.  



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

Or, you know, XBMC


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

I think I will be upgrading as soon as the update is available, and we will be doing the same at work.  


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:23 PM

Is Windows 10 actually a System OS or just a Wrapper around Windows 8.1 and some updates thrown in. 

 

Have not heard much about device management and detection, and also on Gaming.


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