Windows 10: any caution or regrets?

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Old 05-13-17, 08:38 AM
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I think stating you prefer not to use a product is better than bashing it, since it isn't allowed on the forums, so keep that in mind, OK?
That must be some kind of new rule, because I sure have heard a lot of bashing here before - lol.

How are we going to hear anything bad about a product if we “only say nice things or say nothing at all”? IMHO if an IT professional bashes a product that seems significant to me. Certainly he/she could be wrong, could be overreacting, could be having a bad day, etc. – but the more opinions we get, especially from IT professionals, the better off we are – IMHO.

Just my 2 cents.
 
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That must be some kind of new rule. How are we going to hear anything bad about a product if we “only say nice things or say nothing at all”?
How about the 1st amendment? It's not new but it works.
 
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1st amendment does not apply to a private site like this. That said, one can say negative things about a product or company without bashing; a lot of it depends on presentation.
 
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Nothing in any of the previous posts fit the dictionary definition of bashing.

bash·ing
ˈbaSHiNG/
nouninformal
noun: bashing

violent physical assault.
"nine incidents of gay bashing were reported to the police"
severe criticism.
"press bashing"
 
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Originally Posted by jefferson17
Originally Posted by donoli2016
Is that why a local credit union is still running XP? I went there to open an account & almost fell off the chair when I saw XP flashing on a monitor. After a brief conversation, I left without opening an account.
No one needs Microsoft for support anyway.
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Honestly, it doesn't matter a bit if they run Windows XP as a client,
Microsoft just announced a Windows XP patch for the WannaCry ransomeware.

Eh, isn't that an example of why people need MS support?
For most people, writing their own zero-day security patch is a bit challenging.
 
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Old 05-13-17, 02:06 PM
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I'm not speaking for Chandler, but I think he means Jefferson's bashing of Win 10 in terms of context. As an IT professional I can see that Jefferson may not like Win 10 but that should not include the rest of us who use Win 10 and like it. Windows 10 has to cover a lot of people and environments and it does it pretty damn well. It is by definition "one size fits all". IT does not have to use it. So why do they? Because it's the de-facto standard.

Win 10 is a good OS. Besides the earlier versions of Windows will not have support forever. Windows will continue to change and evolve and every new iteration that comes out will have its detractors and fans. It works for the vast majority of people. If you don't like it, state your reasons (don't bash it) and use something else. There are alternatives.
 
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Microsoft just announced a Windows XP patch for the WannaCry ransomeware.
They did that to avoid bashing. BTW I installed it.

As an IT professional I can see that Jefferson may not like Win 10 but that should not include the rest of us who use Win 10 and like it.
I'm sure that he wasn't knocking you & the other win 10 supporter

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It works for the vast majority of people.
It works for me but I suggest that you read post #23 again.
 
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Folks, it's like this. Using terms like "garbage" when referring to a product may be his personal opinion, but it is not reflective of the type of descriptions we use on the forums. Donoli2016, it has nothing to do with freedom. It has to do with decorum. We have had that discussion before.

All in all, product or service bashing or "extreme criticism" is not tolerated on the forum. Test the waters if you want. I would keep a civil tongue, convey what needs to be said, and move on to the next one. Let's keep it nice.
 
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Edit: forget about it, I'm wasting my time.
 
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I apologize if my use of "garbage" to describe a PRODUCT (certainly not directed at any person) offended anyone.

How's this: IMO as a long-standing IT professional who has designed, built and supported networks and systems for many major companies that Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 are inferior products. In particular 10, is fraught with bloatware, requires a massive amount of additional memory to "merely run" - BEFORE one actually starts the applications that one uses (and therefore the purpose of the machine). Additionally, it has proven poor driver support for many peripherals and accessories and can be problematic for running existing apps a person may own..

Hopefully THAT isn't offensive or violates some rule? Many large companies FORCED Microsoft to continue support for Windows 7, and refused to upgrade to 8/10. The cost of upgrading and supporting the new versions is prohibitive to the purpose of these companies and would create a lot of incompatibilities and expenses for what is merely a cost center.

Most of the home folks using windows 10 got it by default - it simply came with their new hardware. A lot of people didn't elect the "free upgrade" to 10 - myself included. It gives nothing and asks a lot in return - especially vs windows 7 64 bit.

The OP (original poster) was asking for advice, and I hope that mine is well-received.
 
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