Microsoft has finalized Windows 10

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  1. joe1946 macrumors regular

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    "Microsoft has now finalized Windows 10, ready for its release later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the software giant has selected build 10240 as the final release to manufacturing (RTM) copy, allowing PC makers to start loading the software onto new machines ready for release."
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/15/8950481/microsoft-windows-10-rtm-date

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Not to nitpick but MS is avoiding the term RTM as what will happen is subsequent updates will be released prior to July 29th, so when you install Win10 for the first time, you'll be presented with some updates.
     
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    I am bootcamping 8.1 on my mac mini, after a pia experience getting bootcamp going, and have reserved my update to 10. I am anxious to see how it is but do not want to run it until the release. If it's as good as I hope it is I will be replacing osx with it completely on the mini. If not then oh well.
     
  4. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    It's really good. Highly recommended to every Mac user.
     
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    SoyCapitanSoyCapitan
    This is EXACTLY what I thought of when el capitan came out, even posted it somewhere.
     
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I feel for the first time ever OSX and Windows are equally good. They are also very similar now.
     
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    I've had more problems with osx than I ever had with windows, just waiting for the right version (hopefully 10) to go back. Will be staying with ios though, mostly because of the ipad.
     
  8. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    I have iOS 9 on my iPad air 2. It's really snappy too. I'm glad these companies are finally tuning their stuff.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    It's less Fisher Price design and more sleek. But the UI of windows within Windows looks ridiculous. If OP could post more shots?
     
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    The best thing about Windows 10 is it won't cost anything and MS is determined to push it to as many people as possible with mandatory updates from this onwards. So there is finally a good chance the whole OS fragmentation gets reduced. So Developers can focus on supporting Windows 10 well and not have to bother with all the legacy support.
    For the same reason Apple does not charge anything for new OS versions. But there is still more of a cost with many applications requiring paid updates like VMware to run on newer OS. Windows apps usually don't have that problem so you can stick with a version for much longer. But they also take so long for good integration with new features because they have to support such a wide range of old OSs.

    I hope the update process causes little trouble so Windows 10 adoption is high. Update resistant users spread tons of viruses and malware on the web. Windows would actually be quite secure if people just keep it up to date.
     
  11. joe1946 thread starter macrumors regular

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  12. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 7 was the first time I felt like Windows was close enough to OS X that I wouldn't miss it. I switched to a PC for a couple of years before switching back because iTunes was so bad in Windows. Now Windows 10 is as good or better than OS X in my eyes. I don't feel like I'm missing anything anymore, even if iTunes is still awful. Now to get my boss to get me a full license...
     
  13. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, Joe. Question, is there a way to hack in the traditional task bar launcher in Windows 10?
     
  14. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean, exactly? The task bar functions the same way it did in Windows 7, only now the search field (which was always there, but usually hidden) is more prominent because of Cortana. You can still customize it the way you always could (hiding Cortana, adding apps permanently, etc).
     
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    Are you talking about getting rid of the Cortana search bar? That's easy. Just right-click on the taskbar, go up to "Cortana" on the pop-up menu, and select either "icon" or "hidden" to get rid of it.
     
  16. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Quick launch was deprecated with Windows 7. You had to manually add the quick launch back into Windows 7 using this tutorial. This brings back the legacy style that was replaced with the superbar in Windows 7. On mine, I brought back the quick launch and got rid of the pinned icons and whatnot so it looked like previous versions of Windows.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/975784
     
  17. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    SwiftFX, the method described in your link still works, as seen in the pic I attached: Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 11.51.55 PM.png
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Sweet! - Can you remove the labels via right-click though? I said I wouldn't upgrade elsewhere, but perhaps I'll wait a year before diving in. I dove in head first with Windows 7 and it wasn't a pleasant first year experience. The toughest obstacle is getting used to the all white windows, and no aero glass. Though that design style was a fad that should have remained in the mid 2000s.
     
  19. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Isn't quick launch a bit redundant given the the whole taskbar with pinned apps is essentially the same thing. I fail to see the raison d'etre
     
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    Yes, but for some reason I prefer quick launch. Old habits die hard I suppose :)
     
  21. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Keep Cortana. For quickly opening system prefs and admin tools it's great.
     
  22. Zenithal, Jul 21, 2015
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    I'm not about to pin 20ish programs I use on a daily basis.

    Pinned apps, even when you select the small taskbar size (if it's even available in W10) takes up a lot of room. Throw in several active windows and programs, and it's a recipe for disaster.

    In other words: Some people prefer vanilla ice cream while others prefer chocolate.
     
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    I guess I can see the appeal of it. Looks a little too crowded to me, but different strokes for different folks and all that...

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    I use Quick Launch too, making use of its "pop-up-ability"; I have a few frequently-used icons there and I can click on the >> to get a menu of less-frequently-used things.
     

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