Microsoft is reportedly planning a major UI overhaul for Windows 10 next year

Danny101

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Why is no one talking about Vista. Being forgotten is worse than the worst I guess ?
I built a new computer in 2009 with Vista. It worked fine for me despite all the hate heaped upon it. In fact, it worked so well that I never felt the need to upgrade to Windows 7. I was coming from a 2002 build with XP. Since XP was well supported with that system, I didn't feel the need then to upgrade to Vista, so I didn't experience the pain of Vista. In 2009, whatever was causing Vista to be hated, just wasn't an issue any longer. Good timing on my part. In 2013, I needed a laptop and so there was Windows 8. I hated 8.
 
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Danny101

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I will refuse to install Linux within Windows WSL and I would encourage anyone not to do so. You want to use Linux go pure, virtual install, or dual-boot. Why give Microsoft the satisfaction? I see it as an attempted hostile takeover in the long run.
 
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I don't know what update it was that was pushed out, but something during the month of October broke my windows 10 ability to access the internet.

I can get to the computer on my internal network without any issues, but nothing will get the computer to access the internet. I tried rolling back to a system restore prior to any updates, but that hasn't fixed the issue. From the computer I can ping the router and the modem, but cannot access the internet. I've completely disabled the firewalls on Windows 10, I confirmed nothing was being blocked on the firewall white/black lists. I even went as far as plugging the computer directly into the modem just to make sure the issue wasn't a result of the router, but she still won't get online. To top it off, none of the web browsers will open up anymore....Edge, IE, Firefox or Chrome. They will not launch....god how I fuc king hate Windows 10.

Time to wipe and re-install Windows 10 for the 4th time since I started using it on this computer 2 years ago. Windows needs to stop trying to re-invent the wheel every fuc king time they do updates. I swear MS has been just utterly worthless since Windows 10 released. I never had issues like the ones I'm having on any other Windows version I've used over the years and I went through many iterations of Windows: 3.1/NT/95/98/2000/ME/Vista/7.
It's funny, I have used Windows 10 now for about 4 years and seldom have issues. I use my systems for many different things: Internet browsing, web authoring, game server, comms server, media server, gaming... My brother complains like this too, but I really have had very few issues. Sure, some of the interface choices bug me, but as far as stability, I haven't had many issues. The only time I've needed to reinstall is when getting a new computer.
 

Gezzer

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no way! win8 was a disaster. I had it on my laptop and had so much problems with using old programs, I had to pay to remove it and install win7, which is what I still use.
Did you actually read my post, or was your response meant for someone else? FYI my post was a response to some saying they wish M$ would give us a choice for which UI we could use Win 10 or Win 7, and I was explaining why that's never going to happen. My last comment was that I feel if anything Win 10's UI will start looking more like Win 8 than Win 7...
 

Gezzer

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I built a new computer in 2009 with Vista. It worked fine for me despite all the hate heaped upon it. In fact, it worked so well that I never felt the need to upgrade to Windows 7. I was coming from a 2002 build with XP. Since XP was well supported with that system, I didn't feel the need then to upgrade to Vista, so I didn't experience the pain of Vista. In 2009, whatever was causing Vista to be hated, just wasn't an issue any longer. Good timing on my part. In 2013, I needed a laptop and so there was Windows 8. I hated 8.
Vista was in no way ME bad no matter what anyone has to say. It's biggest problem was GPU driver issues due to the new DirectX API they introduced. If you were lucky enough to sidestep that issue it was a pretty soild OS.
 
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TsVkK

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Vista was in no way ME bad no matter what anyone has to say. It's biggest problem was GPU driver issues due to the new DirectX API they introduced. If you were lucky enough to sidestep that issue it was a pretty soild OS.
As long as you didn't mind doing weekly GB updates that'd hang your machine for hours, it was a great OS.
 

bexwhitt

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no way! win8 was a disaster. I had it on my laptop and had so much problems with using old programs, I had to pay to remove it and install win7, which is what I still use.
I had startisback from getting W8 so mostly missed the horror. The full screen apps with no obvious (for the none techy) way out was so dumb it hurts.