Windows 9! er... 10...?

Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby exploited » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:40 pm

Yeah I've been pleasantly surprised with it. Easily the best Windows OS since XP.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby Medius » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:12 pm

The Comrade wrote:what's wrong with windows 10?


Memory leak, poor compatibility with older software, interfering features, random alert noises that can't be turned off...

Usability-wise it is a definite upgrade to 8.1, but they have some major kinks to work out. The "this publisher isn't trusted and therefore is blocked from your machine" was really annoying. Linking to a help article that doesn't exist, telling me to contact an adminstrator (which I already am) and finding out the answer was to unsign the DLLs was not totally confidence boosting.

They've been riding a fine-line between depth and ease of usability for a while, but they've stepped over the line into "not really my computer" territory now, which is sad to see.

The memory leak though, is just annoying as hell. And the constant reboots for updates is very 1995.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby The Comrade » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:23 pm

lol memory leak? my memory usage is, if anything, more efficient.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby Medius » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:50 pm

The Comrade wrote:lol memory leak? my memory usage is, if anything, more efficient.


Seems to be slow, but I've observed it on two different computers with different software loaded. One regularly used, one not. Seems to creep up slowly, over the course of a week or two. Not allocated to any running processes, so it is system use. Reset and it's back. No malware, no viruses. Had 8.1 on the same systems and didn't have the problem at all, it popped up right after the 10 upgrade.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby uebermann » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:36 am

Medius wrote:
The Comrade wrote:lol memory leak? my memory usage is, if anything, more efficient.


Seems to be slow, but I've observed it on two different computers with different software loaded. One regularly used, one not. Seems to creep up slowly, over the course of a week or two. Not allocated to any running processes, so it is system use. Reset and it's back. No malware, no viruses. Had 8.1 on the same systems and didn't have the problem at all, it popped up right after the 10 upgrade.


Not uncommon for such issues to exist in new OS releases. Its why I typically wait a while before converting - they'll get a patch for it eventually. I don't have a Win10 box yet but am waiting on MS to send me notification to upgrade one of our tablets, just so I can see.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby Spider » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:03 am

Wow. I posted in this thread a bit earlier, and now its gone. That's two posts that got toasted this morning. Wild.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby uebermann » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:05 am

Spider wrote:Wow. I posted in this thread a bit earlier, and now its gone. That's two posts that got toasted this morning. Wild.


Yeah I just sent in a trouble ticket. I have had a few of mine get eaten as well.
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Re: Windows 9! er... 10...?

Postby Medius » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:20 am

uebermann wrote:
Medius wrote:
The Comrade wrote:lol memory leak? my memory usage is, if anything, more efficient.


Seems to be slow, but I've observed it on two different computers with different software loaded. One regularly used, one not. Seems to creep up slowly, over the course of a week or two. Not allocated to any running processes, so it is system use. Reset and it's back. No malware, no viruses. Had 8.1 on the same systems and didn't have the problem at all, it popped up right after the 10 upgrade.


Not uncommon for such issues to exist in new OS releases. Its why I typically wait a while before converting - they'll get a patch for it eventually. I don't have a Win10 box yet but am waiting on MS to send me notification to upgrade one of our tablets, just so I can see.


Certainly. I wouldn't have switched if it wasn't free, linked to a time-limit, and 8.1 wasn't so terrible.

A memory leak kills me as I do a lot of gaming and programming, so that's going to be a huge detriment to me. Other than that, I think I take issue more with the direction they are going. Away from business use or the ability to actually control your own machine. I don't want a cloud OS. I don't want an OS as a service. I'm glad they are going open source with a lot of their fundamental pieces of technology, because I'm hoping for some competition that allows me to still play PC games. One with actual control of the OS still there. Like being able to run an executable regardless of Microsoft's approval.
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