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Windows 7 64-Bit Edition. is the best.
Windows 8 is a failure. Which is why they have Windows 10 on a rush to release.
 
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I heard a rumour MS is going to give Windows 7 users a free Win10 upgrade.
But not for Win8 users.

You guys here this too?
 
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wait wait :slap::slap::slap:

its Linux / BSD / Mac OS X
 
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Thanks for the link.
Good stuff. Will move to Windows 10 only if it's NOT like Windows 8. ;)
It looks as if Windows 10 will be to Windows 8 as Windows 7 was to Windows Vista. The same thing, just done properly. I foresee a hit. tbh, I mostly just want to talk to Cortana, but the return of the Start Menu would be a little nice too.




Back on topic here, despite i1yas' issues with Ubuntu, I'd still recommend it for a Linux distro to learn on.
 
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As long as it has the start menu and the ability to disable the Windows 8 interface.
 
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wait wait :slap::slap::slap:

its Linux / BSD / Mac OS X
I gave it up with those folks, they are either not realising it, or trolling. Either way just ignore them.
 
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I wasn't trolling, just answering the question above me.

OS/2 is an alternative OS anyways, albeit an idiotic one to chose in this day and age.
 
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I wasn't trolling, just answering the question above me.

OS/2 is an alternative OS anyways, albeit an idiotic one to chose in this day and age.
Sorry I was not referring to you.
 

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Is this Thread for Serious?

I heard a rumour MS is going to give Windows 7 users a free Win10 upgrade
Good Joke.

It's because they haven't seen too many users upgrading from 7 to 8 and that's why they are giving free upgrades and maybe they've realised what a disaster Windows 8 is, shit I almost could say Windows Vista was better than Windows 8.
 
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Windows 8's core isn't actually all that bad... it performs better in many benchmarks IIRC. Metro is a complete abortion though.


...And NOW I'm guilty of going off topic. :p
 
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I thought that Windows 8 was a shit. But now I'm finding it really well. Fluidity and 0 crash.

So.. win 8.1 and linux for work/film. But not sure for gaming.
 
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windows 8.1 with classic shell, 0 crashes and memory usage is better compared to windows 7, last time I installed win7(shortly after trying windows 8) and updated it, it was using 2.5gb ram vs the 1.6gb on windows 8... now 8.1 is using the same 1.6gb ram without any programs open.:D
 

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I actaully have it downloaded, but I've forgotten to try it. I'll do it this afternoon.
I did try to install it on both a VM and the machine in sig, but no go. I don't remember the problem atm but it was either a UI bug (a button needing pressing but you couldn't do it) or that it just crashed over and over.

o_O

I am running a video encoding, google chrome opened on this page, 5 terminal windows, 2 file manager windows, seeding torrents, downloading a file with wget, and a cool desktop environment. Memory usage: 1020 MB. No swap. :rolleyes:
Aren't you the guy who hated Windows because it used avaliable memory instead of not using it?
 
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o_O

I am running a video encoding, google chrome opened on this page, 5 terminal windows, 2 file manager windows, seeding torrents, downloading a file with wget, and a cool desktop environment. Memory usage: 1020 MB. No swap. :rolleyes:
Fun linux fact. Linux does use ram... like a pig actually. Just it uses it intelligently. Don't believe me? Run "free -m" at a console. Almost all your ram will likely be consumed as disk cache. However, that final column shows how much "free" ram you have, by subtracting the disk cache. Microsoft counts disk cache in it's ram usage figures, kinda giving linux an unfair advantage.

Linux has it's benefits, but honestly unless using xfce or something ram conservation in the kernel isn't one of them. It's quite bloated, but what it does right is use that bloat to do things so things feel snappier. I honestly can't fault that.
 

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Windows has cache release mechanisms as well. I don't think you're getting the point: The platforms count in different ways what is truly "free vs not-free." Some of that ram being reported as used on a low memory usage situation on Windows IS cache. Linux never counts cache. Cache is however, always reclaimable. This puts windows at an artificial disadvantage at "boot-up" fresh memory figures (not utilizing all ram).

And in both OS's, if you push them to their limit, they use almost no disk cache, which is logical.
 
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I prefer a KDE based distro, although Gnome is much easier to start with since distros based on it seem easier to install.
Same here. Arch with Cinnamon though.
 
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As long as it has the start menu and the ability to disable the Windows 8 interface.
I prefer W8.1 in combo with Start 8. Having all three OS in the house right now, W10 has nothing on W8.1 except for Direct X12, which doesn't mattter right now.

I waited an entire year from release to leave 7 behind and go 8.1 on my main rig, and it's probably the best OS that MS ever released.

You'll find that W10 still has the Start screen, but built into the start menu so it doesn't control your whole screen. So far, I find it usable but am not totally impressed. It feels like W8.2 more than anything.
 
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