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From: Rene Lamontagne <>
Subject: Re: Don't pick on 10
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2019 09:52:18 -0600
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On 03/01/2019 9:41 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:44:36 -0600, Char Jackson <none@none.invalid>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:45:50 -0700, KenW
>> <> wrote:
>>> If you do, your are stupid and not willing to learn. I run it on four
>>> machines and 76 years old without ANY PROBLEMS running it. Yes, it is
>>> different, but that is like everything else with technology. DOS had
>>> different versions, Win 95,98,XP & 7 were different, but I worked with
>>> it and LEARNED. When I had to work with OS/2 on my job, I worked with
>>> it and learned.
>>> So stop being dumb asses and learn !
>> For me, it has almost nothing to do with GUI differences, so it's not a
>> learning issue at all.
>> I have a different opinion because in my experience Windows 10 simply
>> isn't as reliable as previous Windows versions.
> You're not the first person I've seen or hard say that, but it's not
> my experience at all. I find Windows 10 to be completely stable; I
> have no problems with it.
>> I'm currently burning in
>> a new Windows 10 system and I find it shockingly easy to get it into a
>> state where currently-running applications continue to run just fine,
>> but no new applications can be started. Not Task Manager, not the
>> Shutdown or Restart options from the main menu, and nothing else that
>> I've tried, such as desktop icons or pinned applications. So I press and
>> hold the power button for 4 seconds to force a shutdown, but then when I
>> restart the system it hangs. Then I kill the power and do a cold start,
>> which is successful.
>> I previously had an employer-provided Win10 laptop, which exhibited the
>> same general issues. Way too easy to get the OS into a state where it
>> stops responding, forcing a hard reset.
> That's never happened here, neither on my computer, nor my wife's.
>> My colleagues reported the same
>> kinds of issues with their laptops. Some of them chose to soldier on
>> with Win10 but I requested an upgrade to a Win7 laptop, which
>> fortunately was approved. As expected, the stability and availability
>> issues disappeared completely with Win7.
>> I don't doubt that Win10 works for a whole lot of people, but I'd have
>> to say that their use model must be very different from mine. It's
>> possible that many of those people turn on their PC, do one thing at a
>> time, then turn it off. My use model couldn't be farther from that.

Somehow I get the feeling that Laptops seem to be more prone to Windows 
10 problems than desktops, This is just a guess but heat may be a factor 
my 2 desktops have never given a problem with any Windows versions.