in reply to RIP Win 10

I'm curious and have to ask; what made you decide that Windows 8 was better than 7?

Personally, I felt that I could have lived with 7 even though I never actually used it at home, but 8 was just a train wreck and nail in the coffin.

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Re^2: RIP Win 10
by Tux (Canon) on Jul 31, 2018 at 14:44 UTC

    IMHO Windows-7 was the best up until they decided to remove the concurrent remote desktop feature from the Pro edition.

    It was very useful to have a Windows-7 on a VM and have multiple concurrent sessions from different users using xfreerdp if they had a task that required Windows. When they stopped that (and opting out of that "security fix" was not an option), it turned Windows-7 back into the usual crap.

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re^2: RIP Win 10
by anonymized user 468275 (Curate) on Jul 31, 2018 at 13:01 UTC
    I was happy with XP and felt that win7 was retrograde in the interface. Win8 looked like it was gearing up to compatibility with the windows phone, still a believable product at the time. Seems to be a rule of thumb: robust technologies help you to predict the future. Non-robust technologies do not help you predict what will replace them.

    One world, one people

      Ah, I see. For me, the phone-iness of it hurt a lot. If I wanted a phone, I'd have bought a phone... I also despise the websites that have decayed from efficient tools into Fischer-Price baby toy interfaces because of mobile, and W8 dipped into all that ire for me.