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    Now I just have to slow everything else down long enuf to git'r'dun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Now I just have to slow everything else down long enuf to git'r'dun.
    I think you will be happy with it. I have tried Linux off and on for years and it was never quite ready for prime time, this is a nice surprise and works well.
    It used to be hard to install, you had to partition your drive and instal a boot loader if you wanted multiple operating systems, that is all automated now and you don't have to do any of it.
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    Changing two windows 10 machines back to 7, never achieved full functionality or received all drivers.
    I have to have two reliable windows machines for book keeping programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Changing two windows 10 machines back to 7, never achieved full functionality or received all drivers.
    I have to have two reliable windows machines for book keeping programs.
    Thing I've noticed. If you had a machine that was pre-W10, not worth the upgrade.

    If you buy a new machine, totally worth the upgrade.

    Guess there are still kinks to work out for them with older machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Thing I've noticed. If you had a machine that was pre-W10, not worth the upgrade.

    If you buy a new machine, totally worth the upgrade.

    Guess there are still kinks to work out for them with older machines.
    Yep, they never got drivers ready for the older machines, I have a small windows tablet that runs well with it.
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    I know this is an older thread, but when I read the entire thing and saw how some of you changed and went to Linux, I thought I'd comment. I have been involved with computers since business started adopting them in the early 1980's. I have never been fond of Microsoft or their business practices. Gates was a great entrepreneur but he wasn't a programmer. I was very active in the development of Windows 7 and really loved that OS, I also liked NT, and XP. I didn't like Windows 8 due to the metro interface and I never gave it a chance. What I did do, when Win 10 came along was research it. I was never part of that beta test team and never had an interest to do so. What I found, and this was backed up by friends having issues with 10, was a system that was developed to be something akin to spyware masquerading as an operating system (my opinion, but I'm not alone). For once in my life I took the time to read a EULA, all 43 pages of it, talk about boring, and it reinforced my belief it was spyware/malware. I didn't install it, and I blocked it on all 6 of my computers. I had been playing with Linux all the way back in 2007-8? I even built a new computer to play with it. The version I was messing with was "PC Linux". It installed, ran good, just like today's versions, but there was that learning curve and Windows 7 was on the horizon. I lost interest. Fast forward to today, I settled on Linux Mint Cinnamon. I have installed it on all my machines, dual boot (with a twist) on some that still require Win 7 for specialized software. Except for some occasional part time work, I am supposed to be retired, I don't use anything but Linux now, although I have one computer that is stand alone running Win 7. It is my security camera server. Also, I do not update Win 7. I stopped that when Microsoft changed the updates to what they call "rolling updates" so they could continue to bury their Win 10 spyware and their drivers in the updates. The rolling updates don't allow you to pick and choose what gets on your computer. I haven't regretted my switch to Linux, even though I had to drag my wife kicking and screaming, away from her precious Windows.
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