# Windows 10 advantage?

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by mathman, Jul 7, 2016.

1. ### mathmanValued Senior Member

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I have 2 pc's (desktop and notebook) both on Windows 7. What are the pluses and minuses of getting Windows 10?

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3. ### C CConsular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy"Valued Senior Member

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The plus is that the free offering can be tried for circa a month and then uninstalled before that deadline if you don't like it. Reverting back to the former version of Windows with (supposedly) whatever software and documents were stored on it. [Check to be sure about the latter, though, as well as if any new stuff you added during the trial period will be kept]. Having enough spare memory to so retain and restore the original condition is surely a necessity, too.

EDIT: Never mind. Apparently different PC owners that are eligible for the free Win10 download may be receiving different details and claims about the trial period. Your original state on Win7 may not be restored if you decide not to keep Win10. And it could be a 90-day period for some instead of 31 days.

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5. ### Confused2Registered Senior Member

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I've updated to 10 from a desktop (Win7) and a notebook (8?) - nothing bad - everything faster/better or same.

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21. ### TiassaLet us not launch the boat ...Staff Member

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While in Japan I've been using a "Nextbook" featuring Windows 10.

This (ahem!) "operating system" ought to be prohibited by law.

First of all, you can't turn Cortana off. I've tried, and it still pops up to offer me useless bullshit.

Moreover, what the hell is with Microsoft's hatred of Unicode? I actually got into an argument with a friend employed in the tech sector, and it's actually quite funny because if anyone else talked about anything else that way, he would be entirely pissy about the arrogance of presumption. But he's in tech, so when he says, "But you don't need Unicode", he means it in the same way the tech sector tends to think it knows what people want or need, and if you want or need something the tech sector thinks you don't, you're wrong.

Windows 10 is shite. Microsoft is shite. The first purpose of Windows is to facilitate the needs of commerce. A user's actual needs are not necessarily on the list of purposes or priorities; that is to say, if one's needs happen to overlap with something Windows 10 does, one should feel lucky.

(Facebook, Wordpress ... it's not like Microsoft is unique in setting user priority to "fuck you". But they are Microsoft. Automattic's claim to power over a quarter of the internet notwithstanding, they're still following the MS lead. You know, just for instance.)

22. ### DrKrettinRegistered Senior Member

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Bravo - my reaction as well. But I have at least managed to turn Cortana off.

23. ### TiassaLet us not launch the boat ...Staff Member

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My first presumption would be that it involves replacing Win10 with something useful.