Author Topic: Windows 10,not really free...as in get it free for a year,then you MUST pay  (Read 7511 times)

anunitu

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Really kinda a sneaky ploy,get a free upgrade to win 10,then after the end of the year,YOU MUST PAY to continue using it.

So if I "Upgrade" my windows 7 but do not want to pay for windows 10,how do I downgrade when it stops working...

Microsoft is playing a dangerous game me thinks...There are now alternative OS's that people "Might" go with just because....

http://pressandupdate.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-windows-10-free-upgrade/

Magnum

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I agree with you. 

Linux Puppy is my primary o.s.

It's half the size of xp and have never have viruses or malware.

Never needs defragging either.

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Linux Puppy is my primary o.s.

Wow , you use Puppy Linux as your main o.s. !  How standardized is Puppy Linux ( does the operating system use the same API , programming tools ( gcc , nasm ) and graphics tool kits ( gtk , Qt ) as other Linux distributions ) ? That distribution is so small and light I wonder what running that Operating System as your main system is like ( as I remember Puppy runs entirely from system ram ).

Magnum

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I do not do any programming in linux.

I once did some console programming, but could not find any GUI source code.
 
Windows programming is more developed.

Download speeds are 4x faster than Windows.

I would recommend making a ext4 partition and giving it a test drive.

I use Macrium Reflect to make disk images.
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cman

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Thanks for the info.  :biggrin:

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I once did some console programming, but could not find any GUI source code.

You can find GUI source code examples here ( for the two most popular GUI api's ) :

https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/reference-overview.html

In Linux you generally use what they call a "tool kit" to program GUI applications ( the API for the X-Windows system is somewhat low level and doesn't include any controls/widgets like buttons or listboxes , etc. . ).  The Linux GUI is not really that difficult to program compared to Windows ( some things are easier and some things are harder ).

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Andy,

you could go your first assembly language steps under Linux with that paper. You can find a simple X11 example here.

Gunther
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them.

Vortex

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Download speeds are 4x faster than Windows.

Hi Magnum,

Does it mean that you are using a kind of download accelerator?

Magnum

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No, I think Linux is a more efficient o.s.
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Magnum

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Thanks cman for the links and info.
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BlueMR2

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Really kinda a sneaky ploy,get a free upgrade to win 10,then after the end of the year,YOU MUST PAY to continue using it.

So if I "Upgrade" my windows 7 but do not want to pay for windows 10,how do I downgrade when it stops working...

Microsoft is playing a dangerous game me thinks...There are now alternative OS's that people "Might" go with just because....

http://pressandupdate.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-windows-10-free-upgrade/

That's contrary to the information that Microsoft has been releasing.  The information from Microsoft is that the upgrade to Win10 is free if done the first year.  After that, if you upgrade to Win10 it will cost.  It will also cost if you buy a new Win10.  However, once you're licensed for Win10, upgrades are free for the life of the installed machine.

Now, nothing says that they won't change their mind at some point, but based on the currently officially released information, the above article is just unfounded FUD.

I'll be going ahead and upgrading all my eligible for free Windows machines (which is just looking like 1, since most of my stuff is Vista, which is excluded from free upgrade).  If MS does decide to start charging, yep, Linux here I come again.  With how horrible the economy continues to be, I'm definitely not going to shell out money for an OS when I can switch to something else for free!

anunitu

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I think the issue comes from mis information that and the fact that MS itself seems to still be trying to define their new direction.

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It might be the browser.

When I use k-meleon instead of chrome, explorer or firefox I usually get faster downloads in windows. I guess all that spying, err sorry, unwanted sharing of information, puts a toll in the connection.

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Win 8.1 or Win 10?
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2015, 10:56:11 PM »
I'll need a new notebook in the near future. What's better in your opinion, take a Win 8.1 machine immediately, or wait a month and buy a Win 10 notebook?

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i'd find a used/refurbished one on amazon or e-bay with windows 7 64-bit premium

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Hi,

   I have an HP notebook with Windows 8.1.  The touchscreen is
... fun?  But 8.1 seems very clumsy overall.  And so I have not actually
used it very much.  I can not imagine what Windows 10 would
improve over 8.1, though I suppose they might do something right.
I have seen Windows 7 on a notebook (brother-in-law).  It seemed
a bit cleaner than 8.1, but I did not use it myself all that much.  And
I had some of the same usability problems with it, as I now have
with Windows 8.1.

   I would wait, or not wait, for different reasons than the version
of Windows installed.  And unless you can compare the two versions
side by side, I can't see how you would decide which is better or
worse anyway.

Cheers,

Steve N.