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Download Now: Windows 10 Technical Preview

By Scorpus ยท 35 replies
Oct 1, 2014
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  1. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I see to recall that certain features in the W8 beta version were pulled for the final release. I wonder if the same will happen this time?
  2. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 108   +44

    I have had a chance to play around with it - not that I had hated Win8, but this is very nice. Task view is nice, even if they took it from Linux.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,509   +5,073

    Do Not! I repeat do not install Windows 8.1 Aero. It is not compatible with Windows 10 DWM. I'm recieving an error that will not go away long enough for me to perform a system restore point.

    I will be doing a fresh install tomorrow and attempting Aero at a later date, when someone releases a working version.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,074   +4,082

    Doesn't "Aero", install automatically and work in Windows 7. Or is that not the point?

    Here's the Desert Rose Band to conceptualize, or perhaps, rationalize, "One Step Forward, and Two Steps Back", for the common Windows sufferer.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +532

    I've had really good luck playing with Win10 so far. I've gotten it integrated into many of our workflows and I think it's going to be quite a simple transition from Win7 once it goes gold.

    AHS0US, JohnCB and SNGX1275 like this.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,509   +5,073

    The menus and frames are so bland looking. If I can't remedy that, I will stick to Windows 7.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,074   +4,082

    But basically, instead of curving white lines going through a shaded sky blue background, you not have straight black lines going through an unshaded sky blue background. I wonder how many thousands of hours of coding that epic breakthrough took?
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
  8. Got it into a VM, It can run League of Legends so far at 20FPS because of the Virtulization. but so far so good.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +532

    I got Win10 working with our SCCM 2012 instance and haven't had a single issue deploying the OS to machines via CM12. Drivers all seem to either work from CM12 or are already detected by Win10 and there were no issues with the machine automatically joining the domain. Authentication works well (though I occasionally see an error when logging off to reboot) and almost all of my applications have been deployable via CM12. The major ones I see issue with are applications that specify which 64-bit OSes they can install on since I cannot select Win10 64-bit in the SCCM Application or Package. Power management is successfully controlled via CM12 and so is redirecting to WSUS.

    All in all I am very happy with how much stuff already works properly. The system feels incredibly snappy and I like the very quick fade/transitions when opening/closing apps. Transparent command windows are also excellent since I can now leave those windows on top and still see/read what's going on behind. Cutting and pasting to and from the command prompt is finally on par with Mac OS and linux terminals without having to make any special preparations. The Start Menu is easily manageable and it seems like just about everything about it can be customized. In my opinion Win8/8.1 wasn't so bad but 10 is really quite good so far.

    What I would really like is something very similar to sshd for Windows... something really secure that encrypts both authentication and payload and gives me management control over remote machines. Let me manage what users can use this hypothetical protocol via AD and give me full access to the local filesystem and libraries. Give me that and my life would be so much easier.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  10. DJMIKE25

    DJMIKE25 TS Addict Posts: 182   +72

    I don't always make assumption but I would have to assume so. I'm really curious to see how much Microsoft listens to the public and changes the OS accordingly.
  11. Guest17

    Guest17 TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +37

    I try to grind the legitimate ax, of course, especially with get-a-life types like you who clutter the internet with so much mindless flotsam and jetsom that just begs to be trashed.

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