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  1. #31

    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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  2. #32


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    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
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  3. #33


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    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.






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  4. #34


    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    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?
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  5. #35


    Posts : 53
    Windows 7/8


    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.
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  6. #36


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    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.
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  7. #37


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    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.






    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.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    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.
    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...
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  9. #39


    Belgium
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)


    Quote Originally Posted by play2mefish View Post
    I liked it better when they did by the years i.e. Windows 2015.
    I agree with this.
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  10. #40


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    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
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