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jerem0621

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I bought a Windows 10 Laptop on the cheap last week from Unclaimed Baggage. I am super impressed with this OS. My 2011 MacBook Pro runs High Sierra and this Windows OS feels much more fresh and easy to use. My MacBook Pro is fast so I am not talking about speed.

I forgot how nice it is to have a 10 key pad on my notebook. What are these ports on the side? Yep, VGA, HDMI, 4 USB ports!!! NO DONGLES NEEDED!!! NICE!

Has anyone else found Windows 10 to be really good?

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based on my buddies' experience with Win 10 i'm dreading the day when i have to migrate there from win 7. for certain i'll be getting the 3rd party overlay to make Win 10 look lke Win 7.


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rk911 wrote:

based on my buddies' experience with Win 10 i'm dreading the day when i have to migrate there from win 7. for certain i'll be getting the 3rd party overlay to make Win 10 look lke Win 7.


Hmm... that's interesting. I have found no problems. Its very nice being able to add "tiles" to the start menu for quick access. I didn't think I would like it, but I do. Give it a try if you can. (a real test drive) before you write it off.

I did make the task bar icons smaller so I could fit more. Overall, its a great experience.

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jerem0621 wrote:

I bought a Windows 10 Laptop on the cheap last week from Unclaimed Baggage. I am super impressed with this OS. My 2011 MacBook Pro runs High Sierra and this Windows OS feels much more fresh and easy to use. My MacBook Pro is fast so I am not talking about speed.

I forgot how nice it is to have a 10 key pad on my notebook. What are these ports on the side? Yep, VGA, HDMI, 4 USB ports!!! NO DONGLES NEEDED!!! NICE!

Has anyone else found Windows 10 to be really good?

Thanks!

Jeremiah


That's why I left Apple. They give you the least hardware for twice the price. Same thing with their phones. There was a time when they we're worth it, but that time is long past. I do have both Window's and Apple computers. The Apple's don't last any longer, at least not for me, so I stopped shelling out the big bucks for them.


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To my taste the tiled interface is a negative, but on the whole it's still NT under the hood, so I'm OK with it. It's been reliable, which is job one for an OS.


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Windows 10 is just fine. I’ve been using PC’s since the IBM PC first came out. You can make the user interface look a lot like 7, and once you figure out where they put things it turns out to be the best OS Microsoft ever put out. But it is still Windows with continuous updates, some of which break things that worked, and you still need 3rd party software to keep it running properly. I’ve moved everything I can to iPads and iPhones and only use my laptop for taxes as the current crop of online tax software doesn’t cut it.


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Its been fine for me and my family and I have no problems with it. Some folks just dont like change of any type.



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Still running Win 7. I see no reason to go to win 10.

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I'm with wildtoad, the updates are a pain in the behind. Updates are really just a sly way of making everything MS as graphically and proprietary as Apple.

If we didn't write it don't try to use it on our machine.

Microsoft, Apple and Hewlett/Packard all three are same in that way.

I'm use to W10 now and it ain't so bad, except for updates.


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I have just recently acquired a new computer running on Windows 10. Previous computer was Win 7. I found no real issue in going to Win 10. It is actually quite intuitive and I really like it. No problem here.

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