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Atomcrusher

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Everything runs in a window:
Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.

I am looking forward to this feature in Win 10
 

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System One

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
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    ASUS X54C
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    Intel Pentium B940 2.00GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
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    OEM - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Model K54C (CPU 1) Version 1.0 Chipset Vendor Intel Chipset Model
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    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
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    Microsoft
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    Billion 400G Wi-fi router

ARC1020

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It's just good marketing: they distance themselves from Windows 8 and at the same time they generate more buzz by using a name that (almost?) no one was expecting.

Wait 'til they release Windows Server Edition X, or as it'll be abbreviated to...
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64-bit

Fredledingue

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No matter the number, it seems that they adressed most of the demands: resizeable metro apps, the real start menu is back, option to start with Start Screen or Desktop etc. That's realy new from Microsoft! I'm very glad of it. Common sens prevailed.
 

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System One

  • OS
    w9x

Antilope

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I've been using Windows since 3.0 and MS-DOS 2.1 before that. I'm looking forward to Windows 10. I'm currently using Windows 8.1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R - 5737
    CPU
    Intel i5-4200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz, UMA)
    Memory
    8 GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2) Memory
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    Intel HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    17.3 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD+
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital, 1-TB WD Blue SATA III, 5400 RPM, 8 MB Cache
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
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    20 mb up / 17 mb down
    Browser
    Google Chrome 64-bit
    Antivirus
    MS Defender / Malwarebytes PRO

jds63

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
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    Norton Security 2015
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    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

jds63

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I've been using Windows since 3.0 and MS-DOS 2.1 before that. I'm looking forward to Windows 10. I'm currently using Windows 8.1.

About when i started with a PC, can't even recall what it looked like, most of my systems then were always an IBM.
BLUE
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Nuccii

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I've been using Windows since 3.0 and MS-DOS 2.1 before that. I'm looking forward to Windows 10. I'm currently using Windows 8.1.

About when i started with a PC, can't even recall what it looked like, most of my systems then were always an IBM.
BLUE

I started with the Atari and Commodore Vic 20
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

Clintlgm

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I've been using Windows since 3.0 and MS-DOS 2.1 before that. I'm looking forward to Windows 10. I'm currently using Windows 8.1.

About when i started with a PC, can't even recall what it looked like, most of my systems then were always an IBM.
BLUE

I started with the Atari and Commodore Vic 20

Yes we started with a Adam, we learned CP and how to copy magazine articles to create programs LOL we were even able to upgrade to a floppy hard drive to store data much faster than tape but less space.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
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    Explorer 11
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    NIS and Malwarebytes

popeye

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About when i started with a PC, can't even recall what it looked like, most of my systems then were always an IBM.
BLUE

I started with the Atari and Commodore Vic 20

Yes we started with a Adam, we learned CP and how to copy magazine articles to create programs LOL we were even able to upgrade to a floppy hard drive to store data much faster than tape but less space.

Built an 8088 from parts ordered from Computer Shopper, that was my first real PC. One floppy drive to boot from. Then got another floppy drive and thought I was big time. Eventually got a huge 5MB hard drive and was in heaven. :haha:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
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    90 watt brick
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    Comodo
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

noelbeth55

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Win 10

I know it is early days, i have it and other than the start menu there is no difference to 8.1 as far as i can see. A little slower to start and shutdown. Thats all for now.
 

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System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core 3.2
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8 Gig

jeffrys

Power User
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No matter the number, it seems that they adressed most of the demands: resizeable metro apps, the real start menu is back, option to start with Start Screen or Desktop etc. That's realy new from Microsoft! I'm very glad of it. Common sens prevailed.

you are joking right?

Did you mean one has the option to start with the Desktop or Start Menu....AND then stay on that option. Hard to believe it will happen like that.

I will never get rid of that Desktop i guess.

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps

OldGuyGeek

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Did you mean one has the option to start with the Desktop or Start Menu....AND then stay on that option. Hard to believe it will happen like that.

Jeff

In Windows 10, you can switch between the Start Menu and the Start Screen. But for right now, you have to log off and log back in again to do it. As others have said, you can run all the Windows 8 apps from the new Start Menu, but I would like to have both available at the same time. Case in point, if I am out and about on my Yoga, I make want to use the Start Screen but when I have it in laptop mode, I may want to use the Start Menu.

Here's some videos on it's operation. I'll have one about switching between Start Screen and Start Menu later today.


[video=youtube_share;UrmdgTABorY]http://youtu.be/UrmdgTABorY[/video]

[video=youtube_share;b7rhwPKWOGE]http://youtu.be/b7rhwPKWOGE[/video]

[video=youtube_share;8vkASYTrjHs]http://youtu.be/8vkASYTrjHs[/video]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I-7 860
    Motherboard
    Asus P7B
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 580
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer (Primary), Asus (secondary), Sony TV (third)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 128GB SSD Windows 8 Boot Drive
    WD Black 1 TB (2 ea)
    WD Red 3 TB
    WD Black 500GB
    Keyboard
    MS 1000
    Mouse
    MS Flip
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FIOS 35/35
    Browser
    IE 11, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 Defender (MS Security Essentials)

msdos622wasfun

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Member
10 sounds nice to me. A nice, even number, and our whole decimal system is based on it.

Sure, I guess marketing is part of it. Make it seem like a major leap from 7 and 8. It caught me by surprise too, so I guess the interwebz is full of people chatting about it.

Hmm ... Windows 10 ... Windows X ... OS 10 ... OS X. Oh, Hi Apple! Didn't see you there. ;)

And my understanding is that this is supposed to be the "final big release" of Windows, but I don't know what that means. Is this true? Is it just going to be "Windows" from now on, with gradual updates, 10.x.x indefinitely?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built/assembled myself
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 Black Edition
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X Windforce
    Sound Card
    On-board audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD
    Western Digital Caviar Black 2.0 TB SATA-3
    PSU
    Corsair HX850W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF XM
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    Stock
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK520 wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech MK520 wireless
    Internet Speed
    22 Mbps
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    IE/Chrome/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes

MrBill

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I do not have a good testing machine. So instead of what some of the videos from some of the other testers. I have to say my initial impression is very positive. While I compare it to Linux KDE, I mean it as a positive comparison. No, it does not look like the old Windows, but all the functionality for the desktop is there. The new alt tab is very useful, as are the virtual desktops. Time will tell as testing and newer builds rollout. But I have to say I think they're on the right track.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-3770k
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23 inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050
    Hard Drives
    1 internal 1tb, 1 external 3tb

jds63

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I've been using Windows since 3.0 and MS-DOS 2.1 before that. I'm looking forward to Windows 10. I'm currently using Windows 8.1.

About when i started with a PC, can't even recall what it looked like, most of my systems then were always an IBM.
BLUE

I started with the Atari and Commodore Vic 20

Atari, wasn't that a video game system, one of the first ? Recall how big and heavy old Monitors were, like old tube TV.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

jds63

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Pro User
Did you mean one has the option to start with the Desktop or Start Menu....AND then stay on that option. Hard to believe it will happen like that.

Jeff

In Windows 10, you can switch between the Start Menu and the Start Screen. But for right now, you have to log off and log back in again to do it. As others have said, you can run all the Windows 8 apps from the new Start Menu, but I would like to have both available at the same time. Case in point, if I am out and about on my Yoga, I make want to use the Start Screen but when I have it in laptop mode, I may want to use the Start Menu.

Here's some videos on it's operation. I'll have one about switching between Start Screen and Start Menu later today.


[video=youtube_share;UrmdgTABorY]http://youtu.be/UrmdgTABorY[/video]

[video=youtube_share;b7rhwPKWOGE]http://youtu.be/b7rhwPKWOGE[/video]

[video=youtube_share;8vkASYTrjHs]http://youtu.be/8vkASYTrjHs[/video]

Nice, but still bit confused by how this Start Menu will be compared to Windows 7 to please the ones wanting it back.
Assume all applications (software installed too) in start screen can be there in Start menu. See the preview is out.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

oneeyed

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Pro User
I started with the Atari and Commodore Vic 20
Yes we started with a Adam, we learned CP and how to copy magazine articles to create programs LOL we were even able to upgrade to a floppy hard drive to store data much faster than tape but less space.
Built an 8088 from parts ordered from Computer Shopper, that was my first real PC. One floppy drive to boot from. Then got another floppy drive and thought I was big time. Eventually got a huge 5MB hard drive and was in heaven. :haha:
LOL.
My first computer didn't even have a floppy drive but used tapes. No HDD of course. When loading programs, it took 20-30 minutes at least, with weird sounds coming from the speaker (similar to old modem sounds).
And if the tape was scratched or the computer didn't feel like it, I had to rewind the tape and restart the whole process.
Good times :)

And nowadays some people complain windows takes too much time to boot up (seconds to minutes...). Sigh...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

jeffrys

Power User
Power User
OldGuyGeek:

In Windows 10, you can switch between the Start Menu and the Start Screen. But for right now, you have to log off and log back in again to do it. As others have said, you can run all the Windows 8 apps from the new Start Menu, but I would like to have both available at the same time. Case in point, if I am out and about on my Yoga, I make want to use the Start Screen but when I have it in laptop mode, I may want to use the Start Menu.


Well i could live with that, but isn't it better to wait for Windows9, because for Windows 10 i must know if compatible with Windows 8 computers.

thanks

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps
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