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    QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Microsoft wants to make this the "most loved" release of Windows. Are you feeling it?
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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    No. Windows 8.1 is fine (ducks) and I am more wanting DX12 than Windows 10.....nothing that I feel 8.1 is lacking (I don't need a start menu 99% of the time)....I don't need Cartana, I don't need the new browser, 8.1 brought proper multi-monitor features, etc.

    What would make me interested is if they add Dedupe and LACP into the Workstation edition (i.e. Windows 10, not Server 2015 or whatever the server version will be called), I hate how certain features are now being stripped out of the OS and only left in for the server build (yes, they can be hacked back in but it isn't ideal and causes problem later down the line)

    Oh and IIRC, they stated no more WMC......which means my HTPC (runs MediaBrowser on top of WMC) won't be upgradable
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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Sure why not, got a mix of 7/8.1 machines and it would be nice to bring them all together.

    But hey I liked Vista and 8 so I am sure 10 will be fine.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Yes, looks very promising, excited to see the end result.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    There's nothing to be excited about IMO. Sure it might bring DX12 but until I see devs jump onto dx12 then I'll remain on windows 8.1

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    I wouldn't say i'm excited, but i will be trying it again when the new technical preview images go up.

    Tried the first tech preview and it was nice and everything but i just went back to 8.1 after a while.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    It sounds like 10 will bring nothing of any great interest to me, so no, I wouldn't say I'm excited. I'm moderately interested to see if MS has managed to incorporate all the new features without impacting responsiveness and reliability. If they have, and if there are also worthwhile low-level improvements, I might be tempted to upgrade. Otherwise I'll stay with 8.1, which in my experience is superb once you've removed the start screen with the aid of Start8 or some such tool.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    It will be interesting seeing them trying to unify all there different platforms into a single product. My only hope is that you have the freedom to turn features on and off easily, even better if you can completely uninstall unwanted features.

    It should be good ... i hope?!

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Not really, in my opinion Microsoft lost it's mojo many years ago.

    The only thing that keeps me using Windows is it's as yet unmatched support for games, Microsoft seems to have been following a more is better philosophy for many years when some people just want a minimalistic, lightweight OS that works well in a technical sense.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Very much looking forward. Don't forget that it's going to be free upgrade!!! and is basically the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 rolled together. Lets hope Microsoft has turned over a new leaf after the XBone and Windows 8 debacle as overseen by Ballmer!

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    No, Windows 7 will do me fine for now and i'll be waiting at least six months before I consider getting Win 10, so I have read all the horror stories that it brings before deciding. And I don't trust MS so I won't be upgrading from 7 and possibly killing any chance of going back. I will buy an oem copy and see how it works out.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    More excited about how the SDK will be.

    I'm hoping that the universal app thing will really pave the way for having a smart phone, that is my full blown PC. Maybe we will end up with a everything is a dumb terminal to the cloud type solution before then.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Not one bit. I started using Linux a while back, and recently moved to OS X as my platform of choice. Windows 7 will keep me going on a couple of applications which are windows only. Other than that Windows 10 offers nothing I need or want.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Yes, looks very promising, excited to see the end result.
    Looks like we are in the minority then. I can't wait to have a play with the new features and hardware

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    The OS as a whole looks promising, especially the unification of it all, although I couldn't give a monkey's about integrating more xbox into the os.... I'm more interested in the minute details of price, long term as in will it suddenly change to sub and short term, do I need to have the os installed to get a free license.... Then there's the obvious privacy concerns with cortana, it could cause havoc with nda's for me personally let alone any 'personal data'.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

    I don't know if excited is the appropriate term, but enthusiastic and hopeful are both applicable. I've had the preview going for a while now, and it is a good bit faster than Win7 (although in all fairness, the Win10 machine doesn't have nearly as much as the Win7 machine does, so... ). I skipped 8/8.1, but there are a lot of similarities, visually, that I have seen on other machines. The only downside, if it is one, is that it required a registry hack to change the video resolution on a netbook (the same one that was required for 8/8.1). Not a deal breaker, but potentially bad news for those afraid to jump into the registry itself. The fact that it runs, and well, on a Dell Inspiron Mini1018 is amazing (at least to me).

    Looking forward to the new release.

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