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Windows 10 is Ugly

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Willamena, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    Why did they make Windows 10 look so ugly? Is there a reason for the 'flat' look?
     
  2. wizanda

    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    Yes, it is due to vector graphics; which means no matter how big the resolution, it still maintains its aspect ratio. ;)
     
  3. Jumi

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    Well there's still Windows 7. I skipped Windows 8 completely using Windows 7 and Linux.
     
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  4. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    No, Windows 8 and Windows 7 are the ugly ones compared to 10.
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I won't go to Win 10 when they stop supporting Win 7 and pay make monthly extortion money to MS, I will choose Linux.
     
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  6. wizanda

    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    Other than all the spyware in Windows 10, it is the most stable so far....Plus runs loads faster. ;)
     
  7. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Coincidentia oppositorum

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    I don't like it either. I actually did like 8.1 on my Surface. It did make sense to me, not at first, but I got used to it. Win 10 I'm still not sold on. At first it didn't work properly on my Surface either. Drawing out of sync. News articles linking to the wrong texts, and much more. Bleh.
     
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    The only good thing with it is the battery saving mode. The battery lasts slightly longer.
     
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  9. Thief

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    seems the pop-up situation has returned.
     
  10. Father Heathen

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    I'm liking 10 better than 8. "Edge" I'm giving a fair try, but so far I'm not really impressed.
     
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    I don't think it's too bad. But, then again, it isn't too hard to make something that is better than 8. It even fixed some driver problems on my laptop when I installed it, and it sped up my parents computer when I installed it on that one; however, when I tried installing it on my own PC, it killed my internet speed and at the time I was unable to find a solution.
    As for the look, it feels to me like they tried to borrow a few things from Ubuntu, integrate a tablet interface into the start menu, but they made way too many assumptions with things you would want turned on, what features you would want to appear, and it's way too eager to collect your information and usage activities. With a few adjustments, I can see it easily being Microsoft's most popular and successful OS in a long time.
    However, it is still no Linux, and it poses no threat to Linux being the better choice in operating systems.
     
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  12. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Windows 10 is better than 8 or 8.1 once you spend a LOT of hours getting rid of the bloatware and the apps that phone home and configure updates properly and do much more tuning than was required for earlier Windows.
     
  13. Brickjectivity

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    That's making me feel unhappy, because most people don't do all of those things. They just want the computer to work like a kitchen appliance. What about those people? Maybe there is some kind of 50$ utility that handles all that shloop?

    (Shloop is not anything dirty and refers to clutter laying about on the floor which gets in the way of walking.)
     
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  14. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    Hours? Never heard of Google? Just Google and you'll find all sorts of handy programs and regedits that'll do it for you.
     
  15. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I don't think there's any utility to clean up a Windows 10 installation. Here is a set of web sites I found

    http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how...-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/
    some can be uninstalled in settings/apps & features.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2971...our-privacy-in-windows-10-piece-by-piece.html

    http://bgr.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-upgrade-installation-settings/

    Disable lock screen http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-lock-screen-windows-10
    or https://techjourney.net/disable-lock-screen-in-windows-10-8-1-windows-server-2016-2012-r2/

    "God mode: http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/enabling-godmode-windows-10S

    Settings/Wi-Fi Wi-Fi sense - turn off

    Useful shortcuts: http://www.infoworld.com/article/29...s-to-windows-10-settings-on-your-desktop.html

    Disable internet searches in the search field - in spite of the google I did, all I had to do was to click in the search bar, select the * for options and turn off the "search online..." setting.

    Microsoft auto update from another email http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk...social&utm_channel=Technology&linkId=16575746
     
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  16. Willamena

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    So far, I've no complaints about Edge.
     
  17. Brickjectivity

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    'God' mode? Seriously? I gotta get me a copy of that OS!
     
  18. Skwim

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    Why the dismal black background of the start screen?

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    Perhaps one can select a lighter color, with a corresponding change in the text. :shrug:


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  19. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Windows 7 had that as well. It's less divine and less omnipotent than you might imagine.
     
  20. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    If it is not there now, it will sure come up. In Win 7, a simple batch file decided for me what is necessary and what is not necessary in services.
     
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