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Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10

#61 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:57 am

So Windows 10 is freemium or - put another way - Solitare is available for a monthly charge:

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2957365/ ... costs.html

Ugh.

I'm less concerned with paying for Solitare but more around what else I'm going to get dinged for.

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#62 Post by Userfriendly » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:50 pm

webfork wrote:So Windows 10 is freemium or - put another way - Solitare is available for a monthly charge
Heh, this only their app store stuff. Does anyone here actually use their store or even login with a Microsoft Account? I still continue to use a local account primarily. If I used any of their services like OneDrive or had mobile devices I probably would. But I don't so it's no biggie.

But it's funny, whatever Microsoft copies from Google, they make a bigger stink of it because people generally like Google better. The lesser of evils or something like that.

Nobody got dinged to upgrade from win7/8 to 10. If you really really like solitaire, isn't it a small price to pay? That doesn't even matter because there are better free alternatives out there.

It's still possible to copy the old vista/win7 games to win10 but i'm not sure of the legality on that.

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#63 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:13 am

Freemium it is, as said here and elsewhere.
  • Userfriendly wrote:It's still possible to copy the old vista/win7 games to win10
    • That thought crossed my mind, too... but I'm sure Mircosoft will remedy that promptly. :)

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#64 Post by Userfriendly » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:29 am

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-insta ... indows-10/
Well this makes it more enticing to try store apps without having my PC always connected to the cloud. I can keep using my local account and just sign-in within the store app with my MS account if I want to install new apps.

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#65 Post by Userfriendly » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:40 am

Here's an installer to get Windows 7 games to Windows 8/10.
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thread ... tilanguage

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#66 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:04 am

Userfriendly wrote:Nobody got dinged to upgrade from win7/8 to 10.
I use the term "ding" to infer annoying extra/unexpected payments.
Userfriendly wrote:If you really really like solitaire
Again, not really about the game. More an open question that, if something from Windows 95 is now "premium," what else might get looped into that?

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#67 Post by Midas » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:36 am

FYI (some counter-measures referred)... :roll:

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#68 Post by Craunch » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:06 am

Interesting reading.

I have Windows 7 on a desktop (that I only use for playing games on nowadays) and a laptop. My main machine runs Manjaro Linux.

The counter-measures I will be applying shortly will be to install Linux everywhere. I think I will also dump my microsoft mail and OneDrive account for good measure. I feel that Microsoft can no longer be regarded as trustworthy.

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#69 Post by joby_toss » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:53 am

Microsoft has to play the "big boys" game now...

They allow us to hide/deny these updates for now; let's see how long we'll be able to do that.

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#71 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:59 pm

Everytime I do anything with any IT organization (and I've worked for several now) they all have a message of one type or another about upgrading to the latest OS of whatever operating system. These are of course important because the New Thing is always appealing. As a result, it's easy to ignore these "X reasons not to upgrade" but, for reference, the first version of OS X should have been skipped entirely (at the time it was widely considered a beta) while many people and organizations skipped Windows Vista entirely.

While it doesn't sound like skipping Windows 10 is an option (there may well be no Windows 11), I don't see any reason to upgrade anytime soon. The only reasons I can find in the pro column seem to be Cortana and disliking Windows 8, which isn't a draw.

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#73 Post by joby_toss » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:18 am

How to Remove Windows 10 Installation Files from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs

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Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10

#74 Post by starstuff » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:58 pm

Do any of you have a Windows Exit Strategy in place?

I don't like where microsoft is going now, im testing Linux Mint as an alternative in Virtualbox and its not that bad after all. i will still be using Windows 7 but not connected directly to the internet. I dont want to lose all the portable apps!

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#75 Post by joby_toss » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:10 pm

starstuff wrote:...im testing Linux Mint as an alternative in Virtualbox and its not that bad after all...
So am I! No budget for a new machine yet, though... :(

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