I went all-in on Microsoft

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I've been using Windows now over MacOS going on almost 6 years. Last year I switched from Google search to Bing search. Today I did some testing of the new release of Microsoft's updated Chromium based Edge browser and task manager showed it was running less resource hungry than Chrome so I switched over. Only thing missing now in their eco-system is mobile, which would be highly unlikely I'd ever switch from running Lineage OS.
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Have fun with that.
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I suppose that switching to Bing over Google would be okay if you only ever searched for pornography.
maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Pariah posted:
Have fun with that.


More like "Good luck with that", but yeah.
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If you only use MS products, they usually work pretty well together. But you'll need a 9 week training course to figure out their damn permission schemas.
maurvir posted:
Pariah posted:
Have fun with that.


More like "Good luck with that", but yeah.

I'm over the whole fanboy thing of the 90's. Apple wasn't cutting it last time I needed a new machine as I wasn't going to plunk down an arm and leg. My brother gave me his old PC (Vista) and that was that. I upgraded it shortly after than build a custom one for myself. Took a bit of time but I've found all the software I needed to do what I was doing on Mac and no issues [if you on a Mac you just had to do that with your 32 bit apps and will now have to do it again when Arm comes]. The only bluescreen I've ever received was from my Ram overclock being to aggressive. I'm on the latest build of 10 [May 2004 build]. Honestly if I've known how easy it was I'd probably been using PC hardware instead of Apple sooner.

Search engine IMO Bing is better. I used Lycos growing up, switched to Yahoo for a while than google became the mainstream so I started using that. I tried the duckduckgo for a while and also bing. Bing does it for me, the layout of the results is easier to digest and often times I'll return all the information I needed without having to click through any links. For example look up say an actress and on the right side of the page has a column with a blurb of who they are under it all the links to their sites [official site, twitter, facebook, wiki, instagram etc.] and their timeline of work. If that didn't cut than you still have the standard search results listed to the left you can scroll through and click on.

Same thing with my browser. I don't have loyalty to any company. I've used Netscape, Opera, Firefox, Chrome and now Edge. If a faster, cleaner browser comes along what keeps me tied to using the same old tired thing I've been using, why not change? [Like I did a few years ago from iTunes to Amazon Music or more recently from Steam to GOG, or from Intel to AMD, Radeon to Nvidia it means nothing to me. I go to what serves me, not the other way around.]

TLDR:
-Hardware $$$ over performance Apple doesn't have it. Software wise no issues.
-Search engine returns everything I need without click throughs 95% of the time.
-Browser is quicker and cleaner than the one I was using.
-The whole fanboy company thing is beyond me, I owe no loyalty to anything and will adapt another product if it is better.
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At least this isn’t a “Linux is so much better” thread.

I use whatever is in front of me...Unix, Linux,win or macOS.
My home is primarily macOS and win 10
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I think Windows is fine for most people. I don't like the design paradigms as much, but they aren't as broken as they used to be. Meanwhile, with each new iteration, Apple seems to be throwing away all the design work that made it seen warm and welcoming (nothing better than Aqua and shaved titanium or whatever it was). I do think Linux is the best option if you're willing to do the work, simply because you're beholden to no one and that's how the devs want it too.
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TLDR:
-Hardware $$$ over performance Apple doesn't have it. Software wise no issues.
-Search engine returns everything I need without click throughs 95% of the time.
-Browser is quicker and cleaner than the one I was using.
-The whole fanboy company thing is beyond me, I owe no loyalty to anything and will adapt another product if it is better.


I can relate to some of that.

-I keep productive workstations running for years, even decades in some cases. MS OS and the ubiquity of win32 software makes this possible. Those days are ending though. MS wants control, motherboard and chipset manufacturers place hard limits and software wants to be by subscription. None of that conforms to my wants so I will be running "old" stuff for the foreseeable future.

-I use DuckDuckgo because the thinking behind it appeals to me. I have no idea if other search products are better because I have had no occasion to find out, yet.

-I let my workstations run MS OS. My thinking on the subject of operating systems hasn't gone much beyond the Commodore PET. The workstation runs the OS and I run the programmes I need. I will interfere in the OS in that I disable all updates and will apply easy fixes and alterations, if they are actually easy.

-I used to dig deep into the OS out of semi-bored interest.

-I owe MS nothing, and the notion of brand loyalty is almost offensive to me.
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I don't carry and backage from thepast. My dislike for Windows10 is entirely based on my experience using it.
My main issues with win10 are:
The most obnoxious updating mechanism ever. No OS should ever force lost data by performing a scheduled update. Never ever. Win10 does this as a matter of course. On OSX and Linux unsaved changes will stop a reboot in its tracks, but not on Windows10.

Data mining built deep into the system. Windows is impossible to secure.

The continuation of the whole "Microsoft way" of software design. I know this is subjective but MS's software has always rubbed me the wrong way. From control panels to office software, everything MS makes seems all stick fiddled up and just plane weird. The Win10 system settings are a comedy cornucopia of chaos. You have Modern win10 style panels right next to win7 style panels right next to panels that look unchanged since Windows 3.11.

Beyond that I will not use a Chrome based browser for my main browser. It was bad when MS ruled the web and it will be even worse once Google accomplishes the same thing, fiddlesticks standards, basically fiddlesticks everyone. Google wants control of the web I ain't submissive enough to go along with that.
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If it weren't for games, I wouldn't bother with Windows 10. As it is, all of my real work is done in a VM hosted on said machine.
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maurvir posted:
If it weren't for games, I wouldn't bother with Windows 10. As it is, all of my real work is done in a VM hosted on said machine.

I have become really grateful I never developed a taste for games, be it computer games or meat-life sportball type things.
Sports fans end up being forced to use a wasteful OS and pay for big cable packages. Because I don't like games at all I have more and better options than sports fans.
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Pariah posted:
maurvir posted:
If it weren't for games, I wouldn't bother with Windows 10. As it is, all of my real work is done in a VM hosted on said machine.

I have become really grateful I never developed a taste for games, be it computer games or meat-life sportball type things.
Sports fans end up being forced to use a wasteful OS and pay for big cable packages. Because I don't like games at all I have more and better options than sports fans.


Haha, this is a great take. NO FUN THANK YOU
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