Mask_Salesman wrote: »
Ignoring UI, stability is the main issue I have. Not much works properly with 8^ yet. Production wise; reliability is more valuable than the slight benefits and massive cons upgrading carries.
I'll be sticking with 7 for now.
martinszeme wrote: »
What specifically doesn't work? Been using 8 since it came out and had zero problems. Be it games, production software or anything really.
pior wrote: »
Pancakes : it has nothing to do with handling change, but everything to do with handling pointless changes.
For instance, I know for a fact that on 7 I can fully disable any "Aero" effect in order to squeeze the best performance out of my GPU in CG apps and Photoshop at all times. With 8 relying so heavily on accelerated "tiles" I have the feeling that disabling that layer of the OS might be tricky. Now I don't know if it is even possible to do so or not, and it might very well be ; but I am not willing to tempt fate and upgrade between important projects until I know for sure.
As a matter of fact, I would be very willing to install 8 or the 10 preview if I had a secondary machine that I could put it on just to experiment. But since my main workstation is too important for that and since my laptop is a Macbook that I do not plan to multiboot, I just don't have the option.
So yeah - it's not at all about fear of change, but more about not having the luxury to play around with computers just for the sake of it.
pior wrote: »
For instance, I know for a fact that on 7 I can fully disable any "Aero" effect in order to squeeze the best performance out of my GPU in CG apps .
Fuiosg wrote: »
This might be of interest to some: Raspberry Pi 2 runs free Windows 10, costs $35
Ben Apuna wrote: »
It's not going to have a desktop or GUI. More like a command line only version for developers to create "Internet of Things" apps.
My free upgrade is about to expire. Would you recommend upgrading to Win10 (from 7)?I haven´t done much reading on Win10. Would I need to re-install any software or anything else I need to do to run my computer the way it does now with all my software, tools etc? What do I need to know?Thnaks guys : )
Unless you want to write D3D12 renderers there's not really a good reason to upgrade right now. I've had the start menu stop working completely without rebooting my system, which is pretty much the one thing that should never, ever happen. Also, graphics driver updates are pushed through Windows Update which is probably not a good thing if you regularly use one of the more temperamental programs (although you can disable that.) I'm using 7 again now (and Ubuntu) because it's way more stable for me.
Also, graphics driver updates are pushed through Windows Update w
So are they going to keep running those automatic upgrades and then send you a bill?
I rarely use Cortana but it doesn't affect the performance of my workstation and is never in my way unless I want it to, so I don't see how it bothers anyone, everybody's data is already out there anyway. If not Microsoft, Google has it. Don't like it? Don't use it :]
I never woke up with Windows10 installed, I was asked; I agreed and therefore it was installed.
@Bek From the moment you open a social media account, you pretty much give up on personal data being personal. I'm a fatalist when it comes to personal data, Skynet has already won