Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by WhatsThePoint, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Ashtrix

    Ashtrix ψυχή υπεροχή

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    Windows Isn’t a Service; It’s an Operating System

    Take a look at the comments, very sensible posts

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    And Happy New Year 2019 to all, hope the LTSC 2019 helps us floating with this sinking ship and serves our needs as we move further towards the 2020 BIOS and Windows 7 EOL :eek:;)

    Excuse if posted already..

    New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

     
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  3. 6.|THE|1|BOSS|.9

    6.|THE|1|BOSS|.9 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello to Sanity! Microsoft Will Finally Allow You to Pause Updates on Windows 10 Home

    When paused, Windows 10 won’t install any new updates. You can then either resume the updates when you are ready to install the update or Windows will resume installing them itself once the seven day period expires.

    https://wccftech.com/microsoft-windows-10-home-pause-updates/
     
  4. James D

    James D Notebook Prophet

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    7-day No Betatesting Window? So fricking generous of them!
     
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  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    So for people who want to buy legit Windows 10 OEM, where do you buy from? Newegg just recently had a major problem with fake keys, and if you look on Amazon, basically the same. MS and brick stores are only selling Retail packaging. The Amazon "pc disc" version review shows someone who got a typed out letter, with a enclosed flash drive lol. I figured the physical version where they mail you a dvd would be the most legitimate, but even that one has scam reviews.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I have seen 5$ license key only version for Pro, LTSC on ebay with 100% satisfaction but I'm scared to buy from them.
     
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    Dr. AMK Living with Hope

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    You can buy your system including the Windows key from the vendor, and you can get what you pay for from that vendor if the key is fake or there is any other problems. For me I had all my keys came with the systems I bought, and sometimes I have my keys from my work as will, I never experience buying one online.
     
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    Personally im not a fan of Linux and i wont use it on my main system because it'll take too much time to get everything working on it and i rather not mess it up. I might try it out on my old win7 laptop as a experiment sometime in the future.
     
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    That's a good strategy. One of the unfortunate truths of Linux is that new hardware lags support in Linux for the most part - CPU's and motherboard chipset's are usually quickest for support.

    I see many trying to get Linux to work on brand new day one laptops and they are usually set for disappointment as there aren't drivers for the new components. Even if the CPU / motherboard chipset work, all the other peripherals usually aren't.

    I do this myself, but am prepared with dongles for peripherals that won't work, and don't worry about dead ports as I know they will eventually - months, a year, or so - will be supported, and I can work around it to get the OS I need for work.

    Porting new drivers into old kernels, making new drivers for new hardware, making new kernels work with old unique custom drivers, it's all part of supporting Linux in a work environment that needs fast new hardware, but also needs legacy OS support on some projects.

    That's all a lot of highly experienced specialized work that requires lots of time and effort - but usually rests on the heads of 1 or 2 people even in large companies, it's not expertise easily taught quickly - it takes a lot of trial and error learning to really know and do on demand that kind of work.

    Unfortunately that's the kind of work it takes to make new hardware work on the OS you want to use, and can be very time consuming and take you away from your primary purpose(s) in wanting Linux on a new laptop.

    If there were demand for Linux on laptops, then vendors putting out laptops would have their own teams writing the drivers and porting the OS(s) to the new hardware, making that available to new owners of their hardware, just like they do for Windows.

    It's a chicken and egg thing, and right now the "chicken" is on the wrong side of the road... :D
     
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