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[–] nosg 2 points 25 points (+27|-2) ago 

TBF we are all biased here, we hate Win10 with passion (myself proudly).

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[–] tomlinas 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Holy shit, upvoat for honesty. This is a serious echo chamber :)

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[–] HoocOtt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I just got a message telling me to upgrade the "echo chamber" to Windows 10.

THANKS A LOT!

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[–] nosg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well in this case it really is hard to play the devil's advocate.

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[–] BobOki 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I actually like Windows 10 minus the telemetry and the metro pieces. It seems to run faster than Win7, telemetry aside has better baked in security, and I have only BSODed it once, and it really took some doing to force that.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

10 has a lot of problems outside of the telemetry issues (which I hate).

Live tiles in the start menu are just ads in your OS and they're really annoying. With Microsoft's checkered past with respect to security, I'm sure they'll eventually become an attack vector as well.

The UI is painfully inconsistent. It's not just the metro stuff, it's that they've haphazardly changed random pieces of the interface and left others to look like barely updated WinXP screens. There are entire articles on this so I won't bother going into it any further.

Searching the Internet as well as your desktop by default is just plain retarded. Ubuntu did this (I'm assuming it still does?) and it was one of the dumbest features of all time. I have never been able to think of even one scenario where I'd want this functionality. Even if there is one, that is one out of millions of searches that I am going to perform. So you have designed something that is absolute crap for 99.9999% of searches. Great.

Almost everything that used to be native (e.g. photo viewer, calculator, etc) is now a stupid telemetry reporting "App". You can use registery hacks to replace some of them with their originals (which ship with 10, so why aren't they available through normal use? wtf Microsoft?).

These are just some of my complaints. 10 is not an improvement over 7 IMO.

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[–] nosg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!!

Win10 was supposed to be the definitive version. It's a shame they had to fuck it up with all that spying bullshit.

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[–] the-gerbil-in-my-bum 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

i couldnt even get vista to BSOD, howd you do that to a modern windows?

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[–] aretemis 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

It doesn't matter because Vista, 7, and 8 have been backdoored much the same through windows updates. Might as well get the newest OS, it at least has a tight access control schema

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[–] arrggg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The difference is you can still secure 7 and 8 enough for business and government use. You cannot secure windows 10, it won't even save your security settings.

Giving up and giving in is for losers.

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[–] NotAnOctopus 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

So you obviously advocate abandoning Windows then yes?

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But the back-ported spyware can be removed with relative ease in 7 & 8. You can't do the same in 10.

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[–] William_Wallace 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have 7 on one laptop and 8 on another. both have had automatic updates off since well before 10 came out, both have had spybot and anti-win10 telemetry scripts ran. Both work great and are about as good as I can keep them so there is still a way to fight it.

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[–] Jasoman 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

This is how I feel, and I just don't want to take all that time to get a Window VM in linux to play all the games I have.

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[–] TheButcher [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

decided to try elementary os, might just do mint instead

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[–] Fambida 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

As a long time linux user, I highly recommend Mint for user new to Linux, or folks who just want a hassle free Linux. Mint has an Ubuntu base, with all the benefits that brings, but a better GUI than base buntu. You might prefer Xubuntu ot Lubuntu, or even Kubuntu, or you might not.

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[–] Goater 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

My Mint install is more stable and easier to use/setup than my Win10 install on same computer. Highly recommend trying it out.

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[–] Konstamokh 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Kubuntu is pretty nice.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mint is nasty in my experience, try Manjaro for great good.

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[–] BobOki 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Tried it, think you can find my long drunk rant on the many many many many many many MANY MANY things wrong with it as a desktop. As I type this I am currently having a drive scan for the secondary superblock because it just randomly decided "fuck it, I'll not work". If you want to peddle Linux, you should do so with a disclaimer "For advanced users only" as your standard user will be extremely confused with the errors, as well as the odd absence of games, and lets be honest that's what standard users need, no issues and games.

Until then, stick to Win7.

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[–] Scotcheggs 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think windows 10 is fine. It runs my shitty little lenovo yoga with only 2 gb ram and 1.83 ghz with only a 32 gb hard drive perfectly well. Faster than windows 7 with a much more powerful laptop a couple years ago by miles. I will be crucified for this but microsoft edge is also really fast compared to chrome or firefox. I don't have the time or interest to shell code for drivers or simple tasks in linux that come stardard with windows. Once you modify the windows 10 host file to block ads its really quite quick and useful.

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[–] Mechanicalmechanic 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Shell coding and writing your own drivers is an extremely uncommon thing in modern linux. I have a live USB with Linux Mint 17.2 on it and I boot it on any machine I can get my hands on to see how it works. I have some custom assembled gaming PCs, no issues. 2 different netbooks, no issues. Macbook Pro (intel based), no issues. Several different Dell laptops that I have used for work, no issues.

I am not trying to sell you on Linux, I don't really care what you use, I just want you to be aware that Linux is not all "typey typey nerd stuff". You don't need a computer engineering degree to run it. I set some teenagers up with it and they liked it better than their Mac.

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[–] 5024518? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

One of those Hillary trolls clicked the yes button on your poll.

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[–] CIA_KILLED_JFK 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The answer is: it depends....I'm going to be playing VR so i'll need it. but I will dual boot to linux.

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[–] daplan 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Dont feed them and you will be able to play your VR games on Linux as well ;) the more user the more likely the ports .

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[–] KLOP5 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The HTC Vive will work on Linux and Windows 7?

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[–] CIA_KILLED_JFK 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

some applications require features of windows 8/10 to work, like the virtual desktop app for example.

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[–] ToFat2Fish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Same, I want to game so until Linux can compete I'm stuck.

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[–] BASH_SCRIPTS_FOR_YOU 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I mean, it really depends on the games you want to play. 25% of steam is on linux.

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[–] KernelPanik 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Install Gentoo

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[–] DrBunsen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I expected more yes votes

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