Tried Windows 10 yet?


Fretboard Shogun
Has anyone made the plunge? If so what do you make of it? If not then why not?

I'm going to give it a couple of months to see what people say about it and wait for a few patches to come out but I'm curious for anyones first impressions?


Wannabe Superheroine.
I've pre ordered mine, but I wasn't selected for today's install.

I'm looking forward to it though. I'm excited to see how it integrates with windows mobile, as I'm due an upgrade.
I've signed up for it too but no sign of it last night. Perhaps foolishly, I signed up on both my laptop and my desktop; I might only install one of them at first and see how it goes, although I'm not too concerned since all of my data is on a separate NAS box anyway.

There was no Windows 9.
i've been running the developer previews for 5 months or so (dual boot with linux).
haven't had any problems except when upgrading from one release to the next. that can be tedious and often failed.
i only use it for lightroom though so i suppose i'm not exactly stressing it too hard.
haven't bothered to check if i can now download the 'official' release.
can't really be arsed.
really don't think it's anything to get excited about.


Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
Staff member
So I shouldn't be entirely happy with Windows 7 then?!
Will Windows 10 work on my Marshalls?


Wannabe Superheroine.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun published a very interesting article today: Windows 10 is Spying on You: Here's How to Stop It.
Everyone is spying on you, I've just learned to accept it.

I upgraded today, I love the apps so far, it feels just like a really fast really nice tablet.

I'm really frustrated that the Cortana part of it doesn't work in the UK yet. That for me was one of the biggest draws for upgrading.


Wannabe Superheroine.
I have learned how to fight it, having already accepted that "perfect security" is impossible (which means I am overqualified to be a world leader).
If the security services can perform a better job because I sacrifice I tiny insignificant part of my privacy, I'm happy with it.

Whenever people start getting angsty about security and the government spying on you, I just get an image if people in tin foil hats refusing to use a landline because 'theyre listening'


The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”
Whenever people start getting angsty about security and the government spying on you, I just get an image if people in tin foil hats refusing to use a landline because 'theyre listening'
I will not argue your decision about your own privacy, but you should learn better if that is what you imagine. The like of what various governments have done, are doing, and are moving to do has not been done during any other era in the whole of human history: it was not technically possible. In fact, to do something similar with citizens' physical property and an NSA agent would violate the Third and Fourth Amendments to the US Constitution (as an example). For a British example, consider this:
The Guardian said:
Cameron will tell the NSC: “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance.

“This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. As the party of one nation, we will govern as one nation and bring our country together. That means actively promoting certain values.

“Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Democracy. The rule of law. Equal rights regardless of race, gender or sexuality.

“We must say to our citizens: this is what defines us as a society.”
It is my contention that such technology is also why people seem to accept such moves broadly; being tracked has become normalized in the name of advertising, despite the fact that advertising has worked for centuries in the absence of such technology and techniques.


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I'll give it a go on my Asus tablet/notebook combo thingy, but I'm not letting Windows 10 anywhere near my gaming PC. A lot of the new "features" just don't seem useful for a desktop PC.