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    Last night on my work computer I got the little pop-up in the corner asking me to reserve a free update to Windows 10. Sounds good in theory, but should I do it? I use a lot of software that was designed for XP, stuff that I had to disable UAC completely in order to install. On Windows 7 right now BTW. Didn't see it right off in the FAQ from M$, but are these "free" upgrades apples to apples, i.e. Win 7 Pro -> Win 10 Pro, or am I going to get the starter version bullsh!t? Any advice appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Last night on my work computer I got the little pop-up in the corner asking me to reserve a free update to Windows 10. Sounds good in theory, but should I do it?
    Are you questing your overlords? Of course you should upgrade.


    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    I use a lot of software that was designed for XP, stuff that I had to disable UAC completely in order to install. On Windows 7 right now BTW.
    If it's made for XP, but works on 7, it probably works on 10, too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Didn't see it right off in the FAQ from M$, but are these "free" upgrades apples to apples, i.e. Win 7 Pro -> Win 10 Pro, or am I going to get the starter version bullsh!t? Any advice appreciated.
    The upgrade is indeed to the same edition that you upgrade from.

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    O_o

    I recommend you look at the feature list. I don't use "Windows" anymore, but I understand a few features have migrated to different version from some intent to differentiate the versions.

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    Don't.

    From what I hear M$ hasn't yet cleaned up their act on Windows 10 after their monumental failure with Windoze 8/8.1 in trying to convert every goddamn desktop/laptop to a phone. i.e, the cursed tiles interface is still going to be there. Maybe Windows 7 will be last best version ever by M$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    O_o

    I recommend you look at the feature list. I don't use "Windows" anymore, but I understand a few features have migrated to different version from some intent to differentiate the versions.

    Soma
    If I had my way, we wouldn't be using Windows at work here, but we have to for some Windows-only software than won't run on Wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    I don't use "Windows" anymore
    What do you use? Apple? Some flavor of Linux? I'd be interested in hearing from a programmer who has entirely abandoned windows. I've considered doing the same, but there's good amount of software that holds me back - mostly games.
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    If I had my way, we wouldn't be using Windows at work here, but we have to for some Windows-only software than won't run on Wine.
    O_o

    I guess I lied, or I guess the matter is one of perspective.

    I'll have to keep the virtualized "Windows XP" around to support some hardware until an unknown rich uncle I've never met dies and leaves me a replacement.

    *shrug*

    In any event, I do have hardware that only works with "Windows XP". I don't have "Windows XP" directly installed on any hardware. I also don't use "Wine". I get to use "Windows XP" only through a virtual machine ("Qemu") when I finally got USB forwarding, whatever different appliances called, working. I even get to use difference images so the garbage software doesn't necessarily survive a reboot. Yay! I was very smiley for the success.

    You should really look into the approach if your house could otherwise work on "Linux" boxes.

    What do you use? Apple? Some flavor of Linux? I'd be interested in hearing from a programmer who has entirely abandoned windows. I've considered doing the same, but there's good amount of software that holds me back - mostly games.
    I, again, guess I lied or whatever.

    *shrug*

    I use "Arch". I used to use "Slackware", but I have rather a lot of Raspberry Pi laying around which has pretty major "Arch" support from the community, and I'm also rather lazy so the shared out-of-box stack is extremely nice.

    As for games, I've got arthritis so I can't circle strafe a bee on speed anymore in any event. I prefer console these days for most every sort of game. The sort of computer games I do still play are almost always available on "Linux" environments because "indie". The quirky, charming, pick-up-put-down stuff that you can play and enjoy in small doses while the tests run are the only things I still play on computer.

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    "Soma", you're "killing" me over "here".

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    "Soma", you're "killing" me over "here".
    O_o

    "I" "still" "don't" "care". "As" "I've" "said" "before", "you" "are" "free" "to" "add" "me" "to" "your" "ignore" "list".

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    "I" "still" "don't" "care". "As" "I've" "said" "before", "you" "are" "free" "to" "add" "me" "to" "your" "ignore" "list".
    Don't be ridiculous, you're far too entertaining to be on my ignore list.

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    Yeah, to get on someone's ignore list, you have to be at least this annoying.

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    Nice try
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    I guess it's true what they say ... you gotta pay the troll toll, to get into this boy's-soul.

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    It is kind of weird how phantom is putting quotes around proper nouns.

    But anyone how puts phantom on their ignore list is honestly shooting themselves in the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Yeah, to get on someone's ignore list, you have to be at least this annoying.
    It's not annoying... just joyful. Annoying - is someone being or hurtful or too stubborn to learn proper.
    Both deserve to be ignored since both are dangerous to your mental health
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