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Windows 8/10 are fugly. Aero is the bees knees.

Aero is awful. Good riddance to excessive faux glass.

Glass is not the only thing Aero does. I don't like Glass either but I use Aero peek and snap all the time and would miss it if it, or a substitute, wasn't there.
     
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Both features still exist in 8, and presumably 10 as well. Removing those would be a serious regression in functionality.
    
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On-topic: the general Windows codebase has serious problems. See below:

February 2016:

ZDNet: Every version of Windows hit by 'critical' security vulnerability
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Microsoft said in its latest monthly security bulletin -- its so-called Patch Tuesday -- that users of Windows Vista and later, including Windows 10, should patch immediately to prevent a serious flaw in how the operating system handles certain files.



ZDNet: With Edge inheriting one-quarter of Internet Explorer's flaws, is it any more secure?
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Earlier this month on its scheduled Patch Tuesday update offering, Microsoft released MS15-124, a cumulative update for Internet Explorer, and MS15-125, a near-identical patch for Edge. Of the 15 flaws patched in Internet Explorer, 11 of those were also patched in Edge.

Four additional bugs in December's monthly update list were unique to Edge, and did not affect Internet Explorer.



Last month's critical and important security updates, all supported Windows versions affected:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-005
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-007
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-008


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Aero is awful. Good riddance to excessive faux glass.

In Windows 7 you have a slider to regulate the colour intensity. In addition to that you have a checkbox to disable transparency altogether. And if you want you can disable Aero altogether too. The only thing missing is that they could have provided an option to change the colour or the Aero-less theme.

What they did with 8/8.1 and 10 was a regression.
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Yes for M$ W7 has many serious problems. Biggest by galaxy length is that local user has more or less 100% control over what system is doing, it can prevent updating, it can prevent spying and that is the pain in the back side of corporate folks at Redmond.

Well.. up yours.

After spending money on BOX copy of W10 (tested everything without activation) I returned so quickly to W7 (used separate drive) that I'm fairly confident it was faster than speed of light. Gamers perhaps will see something in this abomination, others with serious workload (legacy soft in particular), just stay away.
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Gamers perhaps will see something in this abomination, others with serious workload (legacy soft in particular), just stay away.

I'm a gamer and come 2020 I'll more than likely just give up gaming (the industry has become a joke lately anyway, causing me to game less and less already) and move to Linux. Yes I know Linux gaming is getting slightly better but I don't think it'll ever be a true match for Windows.
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I'm a gamer and come 2020 I'll more than likely just give up gaming (the industry has become a joke lately anyway, causing me to game less and less already) and move to Linux. Yes I know Linux gaming is getting slightly better but I don't think it'll ever be a true match for Windows.

All you need is that one game you want to play to be on the platform you are using and you are golden as far as "gaming" goes. I mean normally people play one game at a time. Or if one must use Windows by 2020 to play that one game then well ... it is presumably still possible to dual boot. Or run Windows from VM with direct hardware access to a GFX card (supported currently by couple of virtual machine solutions but TBH at that point one might as well dual boot already).
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On-topic: the general Windows codebase has serious problems. See below:

February 2016:

ZDNet: Every version of Windows hit by 'critical' security vulnerability
ZDNet: With Edge inheriting one-quarter of Internet Explorer's flaws, is it any more secure?
Last month's critical and important security updates, all supported Windows versions affected:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-005
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-007
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-008
In Windows 7 you have a slider to regulate the colour intensity. In addition to that you have a checkbox to disable transparency altogether. And if you want you can disable Aero altogether too. The only thing missing is that they could have provided an option to change the colour or the Aero-less theme.

What they did with 8/8.1 and 10 was a regression.

And This is why you remove all file extensions you do not need and will never use on installation. Not to mention renaming every script engine as well as disabling all services you don't need as well.

These simple steps protect you more than any other defense PERIOD. Yeah it should go without saying using a M$ browser is a fools mission.

I've been warning people for years about these things but they don't listen so I just get a chuckle now when I hear the same people saying "after I finish reinstalling again". LOL
I can't remember having to reinstall a M$ Os on my own system and most of them are straight upgrades as well.


thanks for the Post hopefully it will click that little light switch in a n00bs head and they will head towards the path to security.


ADDED:

This is going to be a real Game changer!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReactOS
Edited by Hueristic - 2/12/16 at 10:43am
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My old version of SolidWorks won't work in Win10 at all. I had to install a dual boot and put Win7 back on. But you know... Win7 has so many problems. Whatever.
     
     
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I'll just leave this here. I don't know if it's a re-post or anything, but for anyone who's curious:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/when-it-comes-to-windows-10-privacy-dont-trust-amateur-analysts/
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I'll just leave this here. I don't know if it's a re-post or anything, but for anyone who's curious:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/when-it-comes-to-windows-10-privacy-dont-trust-amateur-analysts/

please don't be offended.

i don't trust that guy's opinion and consider him the polar opposite of most of forbes stuff; which can be rather extreme at times. he has published several windows books through MS publishing and has been a paid expert for MS in legal proceedings. so yeah i take his stuff with a large dose of salt.

but hey, i won't be offendedif you don't believe me since i don't have the link to his RL bio handy.
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