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Old 01-31-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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They brought back the start button in Windows 8.1. I agree that it was a huge misstep in Windows 8. There was no clear indication of where to "start" without it. 8.1 is much better.
Yes and no, I'm talking about the start menu itself.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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Vista was better than XP.
That's subjective, I don't think you can compare them head to head. You need to consider what they brought to the table compared to the predecessor and in that category XP is hands down winner.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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That's subjective, I don't think you can compare them head to head. You need to consider what they brought to the table compared to the predecessor and in that category XP is hands down winner.
I made a subsequent post about how better is subjective.

Windows XP was a minor update over its predecessor, Windows 2000, while Vista was a major update over its predecessor, Windows XP. Windows Vista changed the entire driver model, added aero, and an entirely revamped memory manager. Vista would win hands down in the category you described.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Windows XP was a minor update over its predecessor, Windows 2000, while Vista was a major update over its predecessor, Windows XP.
It's worth pointing out that while this is obvious to technical folks, your average computer user without technical knowledge, will not be familiar with versioning.

Minor Update: Windows 2000 -> Windows XP (all the same major versions of the OS)

Major Update: Windows XP -> Windows Vista (different major versions of the OS)

Minor Update: Windows Vista -> Windows 7 -> Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 (all the same major version of the OS)

Major Update: Windows 8.1 -> Windows 10 (different major versions of the OS)
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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I'll be going to Windows 10. Since New Technology, every version of Windows has been better than the previous version.
Agree. Each version gets better. I'll probably wait a couple months after 10 is released, & then install Windows 10.
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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Windows XP was a minor update over its predecessor, Windows 2000,
But it wasn't marketed to the general public.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:16 PM
 
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Agree. Each version gets better. I'll probably wait a couple months after 10 is released, & then install Windows 10.
This is how I am leaning at this point as I will wait a while before pulling the trigger. I am happy with Win 7 but hated Win 8 when it came out ( returned the Win 8 machine and luckily found a leftover Win 7 machine). I do know that it will take some getting used to but do feel, in the long run, it will be worth it. I looked at the video promo and I could see advantages.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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each windows release drives me nuts in the sense that it makes it a PITA for us folks who know how to do things in windows than those noobs who barely can do anything other than fb and amazon. it dignifies the stupid and angers those who mess with the OS. its like a giant FU. I don't need windows to set my security for me. when I first got win7 I found it supper annoying the restrictions like I had no permission to do this and that to my C: drive. Even as an admin I was puzzled. Ten you got winblows 8 and it got worse.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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If it is free, I will get it after some time passes to allow for the inevitable bugs to be worked out. I never use IE anyway.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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If it is free, I will get it after some time passes to allow for the inevitable bugs to be worked out. I never use IE anyway.
The free one is not a production version ... yet
How long will it stay free ?
Or ... , do they have something up their sleeves,
where we can consider Win 10 to be nothing more than an update to 7 or 8 ?
Why did they skip *9* ?

I have been too long in this crazy world to believe that there are free things ...
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