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End of Windows 7 support

Discussion in 'off topic' started by wylton, May 13, 2019.

  1. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    There really is nothing to be afraid of regarding W10 with it's current UI.
  2. suzywong

    suzywong pfm Member

    Who said there was?

    Anyway, Stardock can switch between win7 & win10 GUIs. I have both desktops set up.
  3. suzywong

    suzywong pfm Member

    You can’t.

    However, Stardock was updated last week. Next?
  4. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I think it's hugely disappointing that Microsoft haven't managed to come up with something better than Windows 10 in the 40 years since MS-DOS.
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  5. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Backwards compatibility. Radical improvement is not easy to do when big corporate customers want to run some dodgy VBA macro written 20 years ago
  6. venton

    venton pfm Member

    I just run programs on my Windows 10 pc. If the operating system is stable, that's all I need. What exactly should an ideal operating system do that W10 doesn't?
  7. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    I guess in the case of Start10 users should be ok as it’s a paid-for program and therefore the folk behind it have good reason to keep it updated. I’ve used it since it was Start8, and they’ve issued many updates since.

  8. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    It should not nag nor force you to perform updates that can take ages to perform nor attempt to steal information about you. Even configuring your Internet access as metered still doesn't prevent some downloads - it used to.

    You'd be surprised at how fast a Linux update is and the user is not nagged nor forced and can also pick and choose which if any things to update.


  9. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    I suppose it depends on the way someone operates in the GUI. For example I can work in exactly the same way with Win 7/8/10 and Linux Mint. My modus operandi is to press the Windows key and start typing the name of the application. After 2/3/4 characters a selection of applications comes up and I just click the one I want. Easy. The odd one out is Apple as it doesn't support this easy mode.

    One thing to note though for this to work well in Windows you need to make sure that all directories have been indexed. I have a selection of Windows, Linux and Apple PCs networked together and using the Windows key search method all machines are searched so I can find all occurrences in my network.


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  10. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    apple does support an even easier mode, hit command and space type in the app hit return

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