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MikeS08801
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11/10/2014 | 9:23:45 PM
Re: In place upgrades

Spot on.  This is really not about buying into MS latest GUI or widgets....many are trying to run a business and Windows is just the foundation on which the business POS, accounting, auditing, editorials, etc. are conducted on and every new version of Office or Windows continues to be a business disruption.  20 years of the start menu cannot disappear overnight.  Many, if not the majority, of company employees are not tech savvy and don't care about the latest oh-ah features of windows.....they want to finish their work and get home to General Hospital, go muddin or whatever that does not involve technology.  There is too much assumption by software providers that people actually give two shakes about their OS or office productivity products.

MikeS08801
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11/10/2014 | 9:17:25 PM
Its the user base, Stupid.

I read with amusement how many of posts here mock users who just want their desktop back.  With a BILLION user worldwide, major changes to the GUI are going to be met with resistance.  In many ways, Windows 8 reminds me of the recent elections.....the message, "we know what's good for you"  That message was soundly rejected as was Windows 8.  Both camps will argue until they are blue in the face, but until there is acceptance that the user base has the la$t say in the matter, products will continue to falter.  XP was the last time where MS offered a choice between old and new.  IT had an option for those who did not want to be impacted by a learning curve, it was the "Classic" mode.  How hard is it to respect your users by allowing a certain degree of transition by reining back on the new interface?  Apparently not much of 3rd party developers are able to deploy in no time a Classic interface Shell to Windows 8 while MS says it can't be done...then trots out 8.1.....total disrespect.  And that also goes same to each one you that call them whiners. 

Michael Endler
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11/10/2014 | 12:52:39 PM
Re: as good as it seems?
"The only thing they've added so far was what the Whiners needed, an ugly start menu... Rejoice!!"

I wouldn't say that. Virtual desktops, new search options, new keyboard shortcuts, new management and security features, windowed Modern apps, improved app snapping, a more cohesive experience on 2-in-1 devices, etc. These new features aren't necessarily groundbreaking, but they show that Windows 10 is more than just Windows 8.1 with a Start menu. And since the OS is still 5-7 months (give or take) away from GA, I'm pretty sure we'll see a lot of other changes.
TerryB
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11/10/2014 | 12:52:29 PM
Re: In place upgrades
I'm with you, @Paul, the proof will be in the pudding on that one. They have made that claim before and you usually end up with nothing but head scratching problems. But if it works this time, will be awesome.

The real question is when businesses like one I work for, which just made XP to Win 7 conversion in past couple of years, will want to even deal with Win 10. We don't get caught up in the o/s itself, only what apps you can run on it. The Win 7 upgrade was really about two things for us: The upcoming drop of XP support and the desire to standardize on hardware/Win 7 for imaging deployment.

The Azure stuff in Win 10 may be huge for cloud users but that isn't even on radar for us. We manufacture stuff, I'm still waiting for viable reason from someone why I would make my shopfloor dependent on an internet connection to print a shipping label?
KeithW925
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11/9/2014 | 1:29:27 PM
Re: as good as it seems?
The only thing they've added so far was what the Whiners needed, an ugly start menu... Rejoice!!! 
PaulS681
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11/9/2014 | 8:53:08 AM
In place upgrades

It is mentioned in this article that 10 will support inplace upgrades. In my experience it's always best to wipe a HD when upgrading it, no matter what they say about it being supported. Does anyone do inplace upgrades routinely?

PaulS681
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11/9/2014 | 8:45:04 AM
as good as it seems?

I hope Windows 10 is as good as it seems. Granted all these things should have been in Windows 8 but it looks like MS has listened to all the criticism and fixed things in 10.

 



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