This is it. This is the straw that breaks the camel's back. I've been on win10 for almost a month now, and I'm switching all my machines to linux. This OS is fucking apple-tier spyware bullshit where nothing works, nothing is configurable, and everything sucks so hard I literally can't get any fucking work done. The games aren't even worth it anymore, fuck you microsoft.
Can't say I read it, figured it couldn't be so bad if I turned all the privacy invasion bullshit settings off. Hell, privacy wasn't even my main issue. I thought the productivity shit like virtual desktops finally coming might be worth, but everything is just so fucking broken, wonky or locked-down that there's just no way this is a viable OS. You could spend weeks trying to get this thing to work the way you want it to and it would still be garbage.
Welcome to the club.
Go with an Ubuntu spin if you already know your way around them.
Otherwise try Manjaro or Antergos so you get a rolling release distro, the AUR and the best Linux documentation on earth.
yup OP, I did the same. When Win10 came out I've finally devided to move to Ubuntu. I'm very happy since I did it.
What is the problem though? I'm running w10 and it does everything I could want it to
there is literally nothing wrong with windows 10, and you are all cancer.
This freetard shill thread totally changed my view on Windows!
Installing Ubantu right away :^)
PhotoDNA is used in the cloud service not on the OS.
Feel mostly free to provide a source saying otherwise before calling me a shill.
>fall for the linux meme
>install "babby's first it just werks distro"
>try to add 2nd input language
>no option anywhere
>brings up every bullshit application with that langugage somewhere in the desc
>forced to google
>have to install some obscure bullshit just to add a 2nd input language
>install obscure bullshit
>still no ability to add 2nd language
>apparently have to install 2nd language from repo in addition to first bullshit dependency
>go to language settings
>add 2nd input language
>try to test it in browser
>shortcut key to switch language doesn't work
>clicking the icon brings up both languages
>click the 2nd language
>input stays on english
>refuses to change
>google for half an hour why this bullshit refuses to cooperate
>nobody else can fix theirs either
>all this for the most basic of functionality
>control panel > language > add 2nd input language
Loonix, never again.
arch wiki is like the fucking holy scripture.
Good fucking christ on a dinosaur, i never thought i's be so happy over thousands of pages of technical docummentation.
you must suck at reading.
All you need to change your keyboard layout is literally one config file in /etc/vconsole.conf.
Alternatively, have a program do it for you:
$ localectl set-keymap --no-convert <keymap>
Hell, you can make a desktop icon that does it all for you.
>goddamnit mom why are you such a n00b?!?!
>just edit /etc/vconsole.conf or $ localectl set-keymap --no-convert <keymap>
>How do i google?
>What are help pages?
>i've never opened system settings
You are a fucking noemie faggot. what the fuck are you even doing on /g/
>WINDOWS 8 users yet to make the jump to Windows 8.1 or, dare we say it, Windows 10 will need to take action today as the earlier version of Microsoft's much criticised operating system is effectively end-of-life from Wednesday.
This is, for once, slightly less melodramatic than it sounds. It's no different to, say, Windows 7 requiring you to have a service pack installed to continue support, it's all about changes in terminology.
However, with 2.76 percent of users still on Windows 8, according to this month's figures from Netmarketshare, that's still potentially hundreds of thousands of computers that will stop getting security updates.
Windows 8.1 fares slightly better with 10.6 percent, but there is every chance that it will be overtaken by Windows 10 this quarter.
Part of the problem with Windows 8.1 was its rather messy rollout. Instead of being released through Windows Update like every other update over the past 20 years, Microsoft decided that it would make people use the new Windows Store. This involved engaging with the tiled 'Metro' or 'Modern' interface that no-one wanted, so a lot of people didn't do it at all or took a long time doing it.
Windows 8 figures have gone into a steeper decline since Windows 10 came out, which is very difficult to avoid, as holdouts sidestep Windows 8.1 altogether. And as the nag screens get more insistent, it's very likely that we'll see a sharp death for Windows 8, down below the nominal levels of the much alluded Vista.
The message if you are still on Windows 8 is clear: upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 today, or you could start to see nasties tomorrow far worse than the prospect of Candy Crush Saga being preloaded.
That said, Windows XP is in the same position and still the world's second most popular operating system. So perhaps it's all hype and smokescreen. Which doesn't sound like Microsoft at all. µ
≥Somewhat happy with it/it's fine
≥Microsoft know every single one of my actions
≥Don't give a shit
>Big update come in, cortana's now in the building
≥you betta watch yourself
≥Computer nearly unusable
≥sloooooooooooooooow as fuck
≥try to uninstall install drivers, not the solution
≥roll back to previous version, it solve the problem
≥a week later, boot the computer, it's now stuck in the repair mode loop
≥got to enter some fucking MS-DOS command to save all my files
≥Told myself, fuck windows, went on linux
Now i'm looking for which distro to install, i've tried Ubuntu/Mageia/Fedora but i don't know which one i'll chose just yet, maybe Arch, i'm willing to sweat and swear, it looks like fun, hell, maybe even gentoo ? I'm patient when it comes to those things. Is gentoo worth it over Arch? I heard it was a fucking pain doing the maintenance on gentoo?
Windows 10 is shit and all reviews are paid
I can't believe this fucking shit I'm seeing right now. Stellar reviews all over the place for something that is LITERALLY, and by that I mean LITERALLY, LITERALLY the same shit as 8.1 except with a shitty meme start menu, different but still shitty phone tier unusable meme apps, and shitty meme assistant Cortana that mines your useless normie data. Oh, and a fucking ripoff of Expose from 5 year's ago Mac OS but with worse animations.
That wouldn't be all that bad but it is missing many features from Windows 8, most important one being COLORFUL TITLE BARS. Now everything is so white it will burn your retinas off, this is fucking ridiculous, you could always change that color in Vista, 7 and 8 but now you can't anymore because fuck you. You can't even change icon spacing for the desktop or pin shit to the left side of the start menu, if you disable recent apps it just shows empty space... WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU NEED THAT WHEN YOU CAN PIN TILES TO THE RIGHT HOLY SHIT EVERYONE IS GOING TO PIN HIS FAVOURITE APPS THERE GOD FUCKING DAMN IT I'M SO FUCKING TRIGGERED RIGHT NOW. And finally it's still full of fucking duplicated apps/programs like the new shitty settings, inconsistent icons, rough animations, shit's that early as fuck (Edge, are you kidding me with this shit? Literally IE but slightly faster in some shill benchmark and MS Paint built in because that's what everyone wants right? Being able to scribble shit on web pages, what's the fucking point?).
TL;DR I am surrounded by shills how do I stop this?
By the way I'm seriously considering switching to Linux or Mac, this shit is the last straw I'm so fucking done with this shit tier pleb os.
Well, obviously it's beta-grade software, and you're a beta tester to test it for free. Why are you refusing to do the work you have been assigned by Microsoft? Also, you are obligated to host updates for other users - not only are you a free beta tester, but also a file server provider for Microsoft.
Windows 7 won't live to see its supposed EOL in 2020. Any 7 installation connected to the internets will be obligatorily "upgraded" to 10 way before that (next year tops I presume).
Daily reminder that Linus Torvalds doesn't use Debian because he finds it too complicated to install.
>I'm switching all my machines
Well, good jo-
Aaand ya fucked up.
>fell for Windows 10
>fell for Linux
You just made yourself seem twice as gullible, OP.
>he fell for the macintrash maymay
Linux literally fucked me up for no reason so many times it's not even funny. I blame it mostly on systemd but anyway
>upgrade Ubuntu on mom's laptop to 15.10
>using AMD proprietary drivers because otherwise shitty performance
>turns out 15.10 doesn't work with proprietary drivers and the retards released it anyway
>decided to try antergos
>selecting a different keyboard language is impossible without fucking up with the DE
>manage to solve it
>problem appears again
>fuck this shit.jpg
>update repositories just because
>next boot OS fucks itself up
Sorry, your post is conflicting. "Apple-teir spyware", Apple is one of the most privacy oriented oriented closed source proprietary developers out there. They built a warrant canary into their EULA and they made it so even they can't see your data so when they get requested to show it to somebody they physically can't. Doesn't scratch the surface of what Linux offers, but it's not bad. The bad part about Apple is your other point, "nothing is configurable".
Then there's the glaring issue that you say "spyware"..."where nothing works, nothing is configurable, and everything sucks". None of that has anything to do with spyware.
That said, I support your move to Linux and welcome you with open arms, but I hope if you plan to play the elitist card online, you start presenting yourself as somebody who knows what the fuck their talking about.
>Everyday this retarded linux shill posts about the demise of Windows 10
>Everyday the market share of Windows 10 grows larger because to normies it looks no different to 7 or 8.1
>meanwhile on linux you can spend your entire life building your own OS instead of being productive
>meanwhile on OSX Apple will leak your icloud shit for free
Linus is also a self proclaimed non-sysadmin and admitted openly at Debconf a few years back to not know almost anything about servers/system administration in general.
He's a kernel hacker at heart.
this desu senpai
Programming is vastly different from IT which is vastly different than content creation which is vastly different than power users who are vastly different than normies.
>nothing works, nothing is configurable, and everything sucks so hard I literally can't get any fucking work done
Sounds like the software is willing, but the hardware is weak.
Or you just don't know what you're doing...
>Seems to speak perfect English with good grammar and structure
>Still wants his shitty OS in some foreign language
>retards like this browse /g/
>don't even offer to contribute anything meaningful like building the software needed to do. this
>doesn't even know there are plenty of tools to modify the keymap X is using
fuck off /g/ and go back to /v/
all major entities are a problem and if you don't see the issue with allowing virtual monopolies, and governments that protect them, the right to fuck you in the ass because you have little to no reasonable alternative then you're a fucking asshole who cares not for the constitution.
Try Debian or openSUSE. Their pretty easy to install and have decent documentation. If you use Debian, make sure to et a live CD with non-free firmware, just in case. (here's a link: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/)
It is, but nobody is forcing an "upgrade" to 10 on it, it formally doesn't receive updates anymore (unless the PoS flag is enabled) and Microsoft doesn't give a fuck about whether you keep using it or not.
>they will never fix this
I guess the open source community will.
Guys. GUYS. It's okay to let big brother Microsoft do the big bad stuff, but it's not okay to use an unsupported OS. Unless you feel like not ever connecting to the internet.
Muh day one vulnerabilities that never get fixed.
to add. the quality of operating systems and games is due to the saturation of poor programmers trying to become the next bill gates or steve jobs. but none of these new programmers have what gates and jobs had. a dream of an idea that would improve the world no matter where it would be introduced.
seconded. i've been using testing for years. now i'm using stable for desktop and it is just great.
i also like arch. no other linux is as good for learning unix way, solving problems, creating packages. but it is not realiable.
>writing a reply about how windows 10 is a piece of shit that cuts my internet randomly for a few seconds on random times (many people have ethernet problems with windows 10)
>connection drops out
>it doesn't come back and I had to put an old as USB wifi key to be able to access the internet
Oh well, fuck you MS. Ganoox, here I come.
for anyone wanting to switch, here are some useful links:
>getting work done
Fire up that Google and get ready to find out how to do x from the terminal because the OS doesn't do it for you
>not using 8.1 Pro/Enterprise like a sane person
>not being able to filter updates using your initiative and reliable sources online.
>marketing GAHNOO LINSUCKS like a fucking shill.
Don't tell me bullshit like "Microsoft shouldn't do this anyway" they can do what they want. Actually have initiative and take charge you fucking mongoloids.
I thought this was a technology board, turns out I'm on a paid Linux shilling forum.
this can help you find out how bad/good things on your laptop are supported. just search for the name of your laptop.
touchscreen support on gnome and unity is pretty good actually.
>install lxle on my shitty old netbook
>suddenly usable again
>setting shit up isn't even that hard
The only annoying thing was that i had to enable the battery monitor through a config. Everything else just works.
Linux is getting more serious over the past few years.
XP had a lot of problems prior to SP1.
7 was solid on launch because it was a glorified incremental update for Vista.
It's always been a mantra that you don't adopt a new Microsoft OS before the first service pack. They are universally problematic.
The problem with 10 from an interface standpoint is that it's still essentially 8.2 under the hood, and a lot of the design mistakes from 8 are still there. It's not so much unfinished as it is jumbled and disorganized. It lacks consistency.
Linux is damn near useless if you have an amd system. In fact intel is the only company who actually makes good display drivers for linux. Seriously, try and install linux on an amd laptop for example. Have fun with awful battery life and horrible performance.
>and everything sucks so hard I literally can't get any fucking work done.
Yea I like getting work done too but googling and reading ubuntu forums for 2 days straight just to install a wifi driver is too much.
Don't fall for linux meme.
Embrace the autismo life style
Install Arch on your desktop
Deploy home server on mom's basement
Install debian on it. Setup ssh server. Setup rsa keys 4096.
Learn vim. Use tmux. Forward ports
Use it from anywhere (but don't leave your house)
Rethink your life
>googling and reading ubuntu forums for 2 days straight just to install a wifi driver
Gosh, that's unfortunate. It just werked for my Kubuntu install. Only wifi problems I get is the occasional random dc which is fixed w/ 2 clicks.
It was actually worse on WIndows 8.1.
>dc from the Internet
>wifi icon has the warning icon over it
>can't open WIndows 8 wifi settings
>troubleshooting can't resolve the problem/says there is none
>try to disable & re-enable the wifi adapter
>end up rebooting
Sorry if that sounded bloggish. But, really. Give Linux a chance. It can be good for alot of things.
>m$ changed the start menu and i can't figure out how to download classicshell and click install to fix such a simple issue
Have fun in linux.
>OP talks about privacy issues
>anon can't literally understand what OP is talking about
>>"m$ changed the start menu and i can't figure out how to download classicshell and click install to fix such a simple issue"
>>"Have fun in Linux."
Congratulations, Anon-kun. You officially went full retard.
Have fun in your spyware-OS.
>Apple-tier spyware bullshit
evidence that Apple spies?
>Where nothing works
Everything works on my mac, every time.
>everything suck so hard hurrdurr can't get any work done hurrdurr
I really doubt you even work.
>The games aren't even worth it anymore.
Okay now your are revealing your colours.
You had threads on /g/ warning you about this and still installed it. What a fucking moron you are.
>I bet you'd love a car that requires weekly maintenance
>Not doing basic weekly maintenance on your car
You're one of those people who come in with fucked brake rotors because you waited until it was grinding like a pepper mill to change your pads.
No. I'm the guy who drops the car for its scheduled maintenance.
I admit to not checking the oil level daily.
>mactard can't even string a simple sentence or coherent thought together
>pays a premium to get spied on
>get spied on by applel AND ms at the same time
>apple uses an encryption not even apple themselves can decrypt
>mactoddler actually bought the PR bullshit hook line and sinker
>don't want to send data to apple
>turn off the feature
>dont want to send data to ms
>too bad, you can't and no one even knows what they collect
at least apple tells you what they are doing
I have done the exact same thing.
Moved to xbuntu with a win 7 VM for when I need a couple of apps.
I could spend the time faffing with wine if I wanted to but it's easier to boot the vm or leave it running.
If I could do the same on my tablet I would.
Or that, yes. I just didn't want to use the word beauty in conjunction with anything that refers to amerifats.
Or next time just write *pageant* that makes it clear that you're just out for the grammar nazi thing.
>The company announced yesterday that it plans to make available the "get Windows 10 app" to small businesses and small organizations as well soon.
>It appears as if Microsoft designed the Windows 10 upgrade mechanisms in a way that makes it very complicated for users to block the upgrade offer for good on machines running previous versions of Windows.
>This persistence is similar to how malware evolves constantly to avoid detection or come back after it has been removed from operating systems.
Biased but nevertheless intresting article, nicely written.
That reminds me. There are claims some of the recent updates for W7 and W8.1 backport some of the botnet features from W10. If this is true, wouldn't it be better to reinstall 7/8.1, disable all updates, then not worry about EOL since you're not getting updates anyway?
Use linux with PCI passthrough to a Windows VM.
- Get a CPU that supports VT-d.
- Have at least two devices that can output video (iGPU + discrete)
Been doing that for 3 months now. It works great. Linux host has the integrated graphics, Windows guest has a R9 270x.
Setting it up is a bit hairy now and requires some research, but if you set it up this just once, it's amazing.
Since you are not specifying which distribution you are using I'm just assuming that is a trolling attempt. Its literally right on the desktop.
>There are claims some of the recent updates for W7 and W8.1 backport some of the botnet features from W10
Even if they did that they're completely blocked on my end. On the downside I cannot connect to any microsoft servers, so hotmail and msdn is out.
>This OS is fucking apple-tier spyware bullshit where
Apple does not spy on you like Windows does.
Windows has always been the worst operating system of the three.
I'm happy that you finally realized that.
Just switched to Linux Mint from Windows 10 .
I don't want to be an beta tester , don't want any unfinished software fucking up my system .Linux is great because the community wouldn't release anything unusable and there are more eyes on the code than the entire workforce of Microsoft .
It's true, to a certain extent.
Don't worry many games are coming to linux . Just wait for Vulkan you'll see !
This is why I don't use anything past 7 day to day. I experimented with 8.1 for a little while, but 7 was really the last good version of Windows. Still waiting for a Linux distro that doesn't require me to jump through hoops to play all my games or run my software in a manner more poorly than Windows does out of the box. Mac OS X comes surprisingly close, but its hardware support is shit.
>I'm switching all my machines to linux.
But you were already running linux on all you machines you fucking shill. And stop spamming these threads every day faggot.
Things have gotten so bad that Microsoft has taken to giving away their OS. What used to be a $99 upgrade is now free. If you take the 110M activation count they just released at face value, that is over $10B in revenue lost. They were so afraid of users not upgrading in ways which would mirror the mass Windows 8.x avoidance that they have given up $10+B so far. In spite of this you might want to think about the market, there are literally billions of PCs out there that could easily and without cost be upgraded to Windows 10.
110M out of several billion is not a large percentage. This is desperation in it’s most basic form. People don’t want Windows, aren’t willing to pay for it, and don’t see the advances as worth paying for. Actually tf the numbers Microsoft released are true, they don’t think it is worth upgrading for free either, the ‘advances’ being offered are not worth the price, free. People just don’t want the crap they are shoveling, it may be necessary for some things but unlike phones and tablets but consumers don’t want it. When you have a market of potential customers unwilling to expend the effort needed to click on an icon for free, not to mention shelling out money, your company is in deep trouble.
> friendly reminder to stick with windows 7 and remove updates
The OS Microsoft is foisting is garbage and everyone knows it, there isn’t anything you can do on Windows 10 that you can’t do on Windows 7 or even XP. Barely any faster, significantly worse software, forced ads, forced insecurity, and forced patches that often brick systems. No one on the receiving end of the campaign wonders why people are not upgrading in droves, they are too busy researching phones to buy instead.
Advanced mode: GPU passthrough
Easymode: Anything that runs on DirectX9 or OpenGL can be run through wine.
Most Korean MMOs are a nogo because they use literal malware for "gameprotection" that doesn't play well with wine.
While I'm using Debian now, I had literally the same problem with my first Linux install.