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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:15 pm

Personally I am following the "if its not broken don't fix it" route. I tried Win10 on a laptop I am rarely using and I din't find anything that I absolutely needed. Actually I did find one thing... multiple desktops, but I found a great little program that gives you multiple desktops in Win7! Also I feel a bit uneasy installing a new OS over the old one. I prefer to do a fresh install. So I will probably keep Win7 for 2-3 more years and then I will install windows 10 when I build a new PC.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby kurupetos » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:31 am

That's why I bought a new PC with Win10 pre-installed. :mrgreen:

It works perfectly so far. I only had some minor issues with Win Update (I think because I am still using Office2007), but they were resolved very fast. :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Windoze got me angry a long time ago with Vista which made me migrate to Apple OS X.

OS X is faster but it is a very controlled environment and it is either the Apple way or the highway. Been using Windoze 10 and sorry to say, I am still unimpressed but at least they are getting their shit together.

So right now I am a Windoze and OS X refugee. Both just are not all there for my liking.

So with my new machine I set up triple boot between OS X, Windoze(my least used OS), and the absolutely insanely superior Linux Mint 17.3. Now kiddies, don't try this at home without knowing what you're doing because you could completely stuff your computers. If you want a refreshing change I suggest buying a cheap Chrome Book and install Linux on that. Another way is to download Virtual Machine and run Linux through that. I recommend Linux Mint, or Ubuntu but there are dozens of distros you can choose from according to your taste. Yes it is incredibly configurable. You can do anything you want.

So using Linux Mint about 75% of the time, OS X for Lightroom, and Windoze only when I have to and it is totally rubbish compared to the other 2!

Firstly Windoze is bloat ware. It's friggin sloooooow, and less stable than both OS X and Linux. It is also far less secure and I don't use any anti virus junk programs.

They say OS X is for computer illiterates, Windoze for computer literates and Linux is for IT Professionals and programmers. That is the OS of choice.

Give Linux a shot on a cheap computer people, get use to it, learn it, find all the programs you need and use and release yourselves from Microsofts grip you poor sods.

No need for AV, and your computer is more stable, responsive, productive and there are almost zero security issues, phishing, malware and virus. People fear change.

Out of the 3, Linux is the best, OS X is a close second and I am sorry to say but Windoze is still about 10 years behind.

Linux invented multiple desktops in 1996 or 2003. Windoze only just introduced it and knocked it off from Linux!

It's like learning a new language. Once you got the command prompts, you will open a whole new world of possibilities. You could have the best of all 3 worlds if you want, or could be stuffed, but Linux will take over your IT world if you're open to it.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Paphitis » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Put it this way! If everyone tried Linux, Apple and M$ will go bust!

And a global network of intelligent pimply computer geek programmers which develop the OS from their bedrooms in between wanking over Redtube, will become the new Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of this world. If that happened Linux won't be so open source or free either but you would be free, but total freedom has its price. The price is, you need to read and learn! Isn't that exciting?

Give it a shot because aren't you all tired of being manipulated by the Giant Apple and M$ and don't you want to be in total control and not be using defective OS with all you data vulnerable?

If people knew about Linux, M$ and Apple would be obliterated!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 08, 2016 4:33 pm

Desperately seeking some help with latest problem, please. :)

I've recently resurrected a "Flip" camcorder and tried to download my little videos onto my laptop. As I said previously, my laptop recently had the (semi-forced) windows 10 *down*grade! Last time I used the Flip camcorder, no problem, little videos of dog frolicking in the sea all came up lovely!

Now .... the blooming Windows 10 system keeps corrupting my attempts to download the videos and even installing the Flipshare just leads to it telling me I need to do a 'repair' which Windows doesn't let me do.

To top it all, I now have Windows 10 telling me I have to log into their "OneDrive" system which sounds like it will nick all my stuff and make it the property of them or the Internet.

Help!

Does anyone have any experience of how to get round this and download camcorder videos from Flip once they have windows 10?

(I've YouTubed for help but all the Flip trouble-shooting things about downloading Flip Fileshare files are pre-Windows 10 and there didn't seem to be anything that went wrong before.)

Thanks in advance. :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 08, 2016 6:32 pm

As a rule of thumb you should never use a Windows version that is less than two years old.

I suggest you find someone to take you back to Windows 7 or maybe 8 and forget 10.

If a customer came to me with Windows 10 I would get rid of him politely unless they wanted to format and replace it. :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun May 08, 2016 7:23 pm

There are some sho woukd say get rid of Windows altogether and go for a linix distro.

1) Onedrive. This is not connected to the cam issue. You can effectively disable it by not lininging any folders on the hard drive to One Drive.

I though personally like the cloud as it enables me to pretty seamlessly use stuff wherever i am even if iam without my lap top. As as example i can take pictures on my phone, then pull them down to my ipad for posting eg here. My phone is just a bit too fidly to use for anything but short message, or as I did yesterday a colleague needed something and though i was not at home I could send him a link to download it.

You do not lose ownership. not like posting to eg facebook, but you do make it easier for the powers that be to find out your deepest darkest dirtiest secret you may have commited to electrons for cloud storage.

The other advantage is that unless you back up, if the hard disc dies, you do not loose the cloud stored stuff .

2) the Flipcam. A wonderful bit of technology. Simple to use. The firm who develpoed it were bought out in 2009 and closed in 2011. The last version of flip share i think was 5.12.3 dating to 2013. Becausevof this it is possible that there is no solution.

I take it you have installed the software, and the problems arise when you plug the cam in, and getvan error message about repair. That suggests the PC Is not recognising the cam. Probably a driver issue. A driver is a small software package that understands how a bit of kit works at the most basic level, and enables it and the cumputer to communicate.

I saw a driver on a site called drivescape.dot com. The google search i used wad flip camcorder windows 10 . If you searchbusing this term then open the drivescape site it seems to take youbto this driver. You have download and install it.

If that does not work it may be time to replace it, possibly with a suitable camera equipped smartphone.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 08, 2016 7:54 pm

Oracle, only what we call “power users” or registered Microsoft “beta testers” should be experimenting with Windows 10 right now, and only on a machine that does not contain important personal files.

In other words, you’ve got your usual trusted Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine somewhere nice and safe, but have also set up a SECOND MACHINE for experimentation with Windows 10 because you like to experiment or because you are a registered Microsoft tester or something like that.

That’s how it works (or meant to work) in this industry but not everyone knows this or understands it!

STUD is probably a power user (he can take care of himself basically) so he doesn’t care about trying out new OSs, but I don’t think you are so just stick to what you know and works for you next time and don’t listen to non-professionals about important changes to your computer like changing the OS!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Sun May 08, 2016 8:53 pm

I don't see why it wouldn't work on Windows 10 if it worked on Windows 7 or 8. Or maybe the last time you used it was so long ago you were still on Windows XP? I would suggest to download the latest version: http://download.cnet.com/FlipShare/3000 ... 73664.html because if you have a CD maybe it contains an old version of the software. First uninstall the old version, then install the new version from the download above, then plug-in your camera.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 08, 2016 8:57 pm

It (Flip) worked on my Windows 7 (that's what I used to have) and as I recall, I never had to download the software for specifically the Flip. The videos just came through when I went into my pictures downloads.

I can still access my old Flip videos that I had downloaded before - but I cannot access the ones I took yesterday!
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