Already have Manjaro on one PC here in dual boot. Not sure how long I will fight the fight with W7, but that depends on how much support there is software-wise extending beyond 2019...I still use Windows 7 and don't plan on changing to 10. I'll migrate to Linux if required but not 10.
Even slowest SSD is like Ferrari compare to HDD. HDDs are fine for storage and this is it.I agree!
Its quite sad because like you said, when you look at the price of an SSD, (doesn't have to be an NVME, even though those came down in pricing) their very affordable, same with ram. Furthermore, these companies get discounts on pricing as they buy them in bulk. When SSD's first came out, yes I can see them not being in every laptop, but now, there's absolutely no excuse. I mean you can buy for a 2.5 512GB SSD for next to nothing now a days. Even the m.2 sata SSDs (not NVME) are just as cheap.
Personally I think it's all marketing. What I mean is, 1TB looks better than 512GB. 1TB SSD's are still a little more expensive, but those are coming down in price too, maybe I'm wrong though. Also all the crappy programs, apps and stuff that all OEMs install don't help either, but MS takes all the blame. Don't get me wrong, MS does create problems for themselves, but it's not always their fault. If you go to any of the OEM's websites and look for drivers, many of them haven't been updated in years. I've gone looking before and all the time I see drivers from 2016, or earlier, nothing newer and it's now 2019. So, I just go directly to the hardware vendor's site to get the most up to date version.
So very true. @Spawn has been starting these kind of threads lately!Also, you missed the humor in Spawn's post. It was a not a serious post, he was just listing some of the things that people like to complain about in regards to Windows 10, that aren't actually true.
This was exactly my case with my laptop. It was a W7 HDD 4GB RAM machine with Lenovo bloat, I upgraded to W10 and it was indeed a little slower. Once I got rid of the Lenovo bloat and cleaned up other unneeded junk and jumped to 8GB, it flew like a hummingbird. Then I dropped it and trashed it!You can make the laptop run faster by doing a clean install of Windows 10 (or even just uninstalling anything you don't want) and as others have mentioned, replacing the hard drive with a SSD. Also upgrading to the maximum of 8GB of RAM would most likely help too. After doing that Windows 10 would be really fast on that computer as its CPU is quite fast. I'm running Windows 10 on some laptops from 2006 which have much slower CPUs and it runs very well.
You do not need a high end computer to run Windows 10. I've got some old laptops (which were released in 2006) which have processors which are about 4 times slower than your laptop and Windows 10 is fast on them. The processor in your laptop is 50% faster than the one in my main laptop and Windows 10 is really fast on it. Also I've upgraded tens of Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 and every time, except for one or two exceptions, Windows 10 ran just as well as Windows 7.Bottom line... YES, W10 has some good features especially security wise, but I refuse to use it unless I have a high-end PC that can handle it. cause it does have a lot of bloat, crappy updates that do more harm than good and too many privacy issues.
Considering Windows 10 as exaclty the same system requirements as Windows 7, not to mention is more stable and tends to be faster on the long run. I see no logic in using system specs as excuse to remain on Windows 7.To the members who replied to me...If I open the laptop for an upgrade I void the warranty! I know how to get rid of bloatware on new computers (and I did on my son's laptop), I removed Mcafee and tweaked a ton of settings especially the privacy stuff and it still runs like crap compared to my Asus 4gb laptop that came with Windows 8, and guess what? It was so slow I couldn't do anything so I installed W7 and it runs just fine now! Actually, it responds faster than my son's brand new laptop with W10.
Bottom line... YES, W10 has some good features especially security wise, but I refuse to use it unless I have a high-end PC that can handle it. cause it does have a lot of bloat, crappy updates that do more harm than good and too many privacy issues.
+1As for warranty, is a nice myth, but your warranty is not void for adding more RAM or changing to an SSD. In most cases laptops already include small opennings to change either, without having to remove the entire cover (exactly for this reason).
I still use the GIMP 2.6 because I like the UI. Is this dangerous?Only for photo editing. If I had Gimp or any strong photo editing software on my Chromebook, goodbye Windows 10. You gave me bugs, broken drivers and malware.