DeepWeb

Level 24
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I think that what is important is software that can be used. There were parts that were confused when compared to Windows 7, but once you get used to it, there is no problem.


I still use the GIMP 2.6 because I like the UI. Is this dangerous?
WHat? No. I love Gimp. I just can't use it on Chromebook because there is no Chromebook version. I could enable linux support but that compromises security on my Chromebook.
 

bunchuu

Level 7
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because I can take screenshoot using windows key and print screen (no need additional app/software) :cool::cool::cool::cool:




and because I play game, they tend to using latest os version than the older one.
 

show-Zi

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Using 8.1 (with classic shell) and Debian at the moment. Hopefully M$ have sorted out their issues before 8.1 goes out of support in 4 years.
The Windows 7 users were also betting on that expectation.
According to my personal opinion, the evaluation of Windows 10 will change greatly depending on whether or not 8 is introduced.;)
 

StriderHunterX

Level 4
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I use it because I want the latest OS with the latest in security and compatibility.

OS adoption hasn’t been like the “XP to Vista” days: Windows 10 installs great in different hardware and it’s compatible with our corporate software(BIG PLUS).

Our team is on an aggressive campaign to either update current machines or coordinate replacements.I love 7(It has been as stable as it can be and it still is) but times are changing.Either Linux or MacOS aren’t an option(Unless we use Citrix for the apps)....
 
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AntonScott

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Windows 10 is:
  • Invades Your Privacy
  • Bloated
  • Weak Security
Very true, but so is Windows 7, you only really need about 20% or less of Windows 7. Indeed using a system build tool I've got my Windows 7 down to 6 GB, by rebuilding it without the bloatware (it's a windows 7 ultimate system btw). A typical system would be 30 GB, the vast majority of which you will never use (or rather only gets used by malware). Though if you really want a small Windows 7 you can get you can get Windows 7 PE at 300 MB.

The number of bugs in any program which provides a given service is proportion to L^b where L is the number of lines of code and b>1. That's because most bugs come from interaction between modules. A lot of effort goes into reducing b but it's still greater than 1. Every version of Windows which has ever been released has promised that it is 'the most secure version of windows ever' - it's marketing hype.
 

jackuars

Level 23
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VThough if you really want a small Windows 7 you can get you can get Windows 7 PE at 300 MB.
Isn't Windows 7 PE only for recovery.

Windows 7 PE usage Windows PE is not a general-purpose operating system. It may not be used for any purpose other than deployment and recovery.

To prevent its use as a production operating system, Windows PE automatically stops running the shell and restarts after 72 hours of continuous use. This period is not configurable.

The default Windows PE installation uses the FAT32 file format, which poses its own limitations, including a maximum 4GB file size and maximum 32GB drive size.
 
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AntonScott

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Isn't Windows 7 PE only for recovery.
No. There's nothing stopping you from putting whatever you want on the system.

It may not be used for any purpose other than deployment and recovery.
That restriction only applies to the PE released as part of WAIK - which is fair enough. If you have a licence for windows and use it to build your own PE without using WAIK you will never see of that restriction. The legal situation is similar to BartPE for XP which Microsoft was unable to stop (though the original version had to modified to make it legal).

To prevent its use as a production operating system, Windows PE automatically stops running the shell and restarts after 72 hours of continuous use. This period is not configurable.
I've never run my system continuously for 24 hours let alone 72 - I always turn it off at night.

The default Windows PE installation uses the FAT32 file format
You don't have to use the default - though at that 300 MB FAT32 make more sense. PE has no problem reading and creating NTFS partitions (obviously it would be pretty useless as a recovery tool if it didn't). With some a lot of effort you can even copy the whole OS entirely to a ram disk and run it from there. That's an interesting setup - you get the same system every time you boot and rebooting removes any malware on the OS. You could even write protect the original copy.
 
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I'm using it mainly for Quickbooks as it requires higher end of internet explorer that is Microsoft edge browser to validate the QB.
Apart from that, I would enjoy the speed and attractive features which is a bonus to use Windows 10.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
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Malware Tester
I use Windows due to :
Malware Analysis(Linux is not that developed at : :))
Can find the loop holes and vulnerabilities, as i do pen testing
Last but not least, it is free, can be cracked locally with a KMS server, infect and dis infection is easy > Lots of learning's for a beginner

I prefer using KALI LINUX as USB bootable rather than a direct installation on Linux Machine
 

DeepWeb

Level 24
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I don't like Windows. I only use it because a few essential apps are there, updates are free and I can find the drivers for my computer easily compared to Linux. But I really cannot stand it anymore when I compare it to my experience on my Chromebook.
 
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StrikeFIN

Level 2
I used W10 till early this year, changed to Xubuntu 18.10, biggest reason were GAMING!

But now Lutris + TKG wine builds + DXVK (or D9VK for Directx9 games) feels much better after all changes, compared to Windows 10.
 
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