Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB
Maybe upgrading to W10 isn't the smartest thing to do after all?:
I have a dozen Windows 7 licences. I was planning on upgrading eight of them to Windows 10.
I ended up upgrading one
Originally Posted by ChevChelios
theres no choice for gaming
Until there is a DX12 killer app, the choice is easy.
Even after a DX12 killer app shows up, I'll probably still be inclined to avoid putting Windows 10 on any more of my systems (I run W10 Pro on my tablet, and I am amazed I haven't put the thing through a wall yet).
Maybe if I can get some cheap Server 2016 licences via my wife's work I'll find an OS that supports DX12 to be tolerable...until then I have a 30 year backlog of games I've been meaning to get through.
Originally Posted by Popple
What's this about GPUs not being supported?
Probably a reference to DX12.
In reality, there will almost certainly be Windows 7 drivers for many more generations of GPUs. NVIDIA, for example, supported XP/2003 and their 64-bit variants up to at least Maxwell (GTX 900 series).
I would expect AMD and NVIDIA to push out Windows 7 drivers until at least the end of Windows 7 extended support in 2020.
Originally Posted by sherlock
It is people like you Nvidia is counting on to keep kicking better DX12 support down the road. As long as people who don't use Win10 exist in droves, AMD's DX 12 performance advantage is moot.
DX12 performance will always be moot to me until I can run DX12 without dealing with an OS as obnoxious as Windows 10.
If AMD is deliberately focusing on DX12 performance, and it's not just an architectural path of least resistance, that's their misfortune.
Originally Posted by Slomo4shO
So much for clarity and decisiveness...
Different people, different experiences and opinions.
I disagree with almost every conclusion Barry Schwartz comes to.
Choices are easy and freedom of choice is always good. It's separating the illusion of choice from actual choices that's the hard part.
Originally Posted by bonami2
So your telling me people still use the start menu?
With windows 8 i kinda learned to use the search and it ways faster with an ssd anyways.
I generally find the start menu at least as fast as search for any of my more frequently used apps.
Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter
Some people don't mind their OS having ads and getting "bundled software" with it. I'd wager that most power users want nothing to do with any of that.
I don't even like the fact that Windows assumes a multi-user environment or comes bundled with a web browser.