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Old 06-29-2015, 07:48 AM   #21
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There's one you pay for and one you don't. I think the v one vi have want paid for. Everytime you start your computer it prompts you to upgrade. Just say no each time. Here it is.

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
That's the same one I installed......so much better
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #22
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I am in their Microsoft Insider program and I've got my copy already. I installed it and so far it's OK. It's similar to Windows 8 except that they aren't shoving the new UI down your throat. They have options to turn off the safeguards and training wheels that annoy those of us who know what we are doing (as mentioned in an earlier post) and it just lets you work without a bunch of "Are you sure you wanna do that?" warnings.

They did away with Internet Explorer as the web browser and now they have this thing called Microsoft Edge. I haven't had a chance to dive deep into it yet but apparently it lets you mark up a page that you are looking at and then you can share it with someone so they can see what you're looking at. I'm sure this application has its place but I'm not quite sure how it would be useful.

Up to this point I decided that I would be a die-hard XP user until the guys with the dark glasses and windowless van show up at my door. A few years ago I bought 15 PC's at a lot auction and I had all of the XP licenses so that was pretty much all I used up to this point. Now that I was able to obtain version 10 at no cost... except for the time and effort spent beta-testing and making suggestions for improvement, I figured that this is where I will break away.
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I just read somewhere that the navy or some branch of government is going to pay millions of dollars to continue to use XP.

We invented modern computing. It's sad to see that we can't stay on the cutting edge.
Even scarier is I know of some places still running Windows NT 4.0 workstation and server. And these are business's...
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Most people hate Win8 for one reason. It's got a stupid UI. The OS itself is fine. The UI is non-intuitive and they changed so many things just to change them. They didn't exactly make any improvements to the UI. They dumbed it down and made it harder to find things for people that actually knew what they were looking for. 10 is suppose to fix some of that, but I doubt it'll fix everything. The "improvements" in 8 are here to stay.
They basically force you to use the search function.
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I just read somewhere that the navy or some branch of government is going to pay millions of dollars to continue to use XP.
It is indeed true. It is known in some of the darker corners of the industry that XP is identical to Server 2008 as far as the kernal and some of the interworkings behind the GUI which is still fully supported. So what people are doing is editing their registry to make their version of XP identify itself as a Server '08 box so it can continue to get the latest security patches.

Also, some of the gov't facilities that I've been in are still using XP so either they are using the same workaround or they are paying MS those millions to keep it going exclusively for them the same way that GM still manufactures spanking brand new older-model cars and trucks for the gov't and municipal fleets.

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