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>Windows 10 is a free upgrade for everyone, legal customers

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>Windows 10 is a free upgrade for everyone, legal customers AND pirates

As minuscule as the chance for the "year of the Linux desktop" happening was, you can say goodbye to even that. You could have seized the opportunity to mass-market Linux on the basis of being free-of-charge, but now Microsoft has taken that selling point for themselves.

You snoozed, you lost. Windows is forever now. Good game.
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>>47079238
b-but muh autism OS...
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>>47079238

Yea, but one thing though.

Can I play my loli hentai games?
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I can't wait to dual boot Windows 10 and Lo/g/os.
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Thank you based nutella
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>implying I'll ever "upgrade" from Windows 7
show me performance gains or
GET
THE
FUCK
OUT
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>>47079238

What is it like to live in China?
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>>47079263
Your loli games are being made in Japan on beige boxes running Windows 95 and don't work on anything past XP.
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>>47079238
So how will the the whole windows 10 work? You can upgrade for free, but how are they supposed to make money off of you?
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>>47079280
>Lo/g/os
>not the next /g/ abandonware project, just like Picman, Tox, Jiyuu, Clover OS, and Torchmail
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>>47079318
DirectX 12 is coming to rock your world, nigga.
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>>47079366
0
performance
gains
also most developers are still releasing dx10 clients alongside dx11
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>>47079366

>directx 11.1

You see how popular that was?

Games are still made using dx9, some dx10 and barely any dx11 titles.
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>>47079402
>barely any dx11 titles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support

Look at that list with barely any games. Barely any of the most famous franchises are in there.
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>>47079238
snost and lost
snoozed and loozed
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>>47079473

>80 games
>half of them are sequels of the same game
>most of them don't even use dx11 features but deems them dx11 (i.e. da2)

Yea, I'm sure you love seeing tessellation in all your games, amirite?
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>>47079540
Pic related: you right now.

All those games run on the D3D11 API, regardless of whether they make use of mainstream features or not. And it's definitely not "barely any".
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>>47079334
The Cloud

>>47079473
only a handful of those games are DX11 only, most work with DX10 or even 9

>>47079366
why do people even use that?
>hmm, I can use OpenGL and have it run on Windows, OSX, GNU/Linux, iOS, android, PS3/4 XBone/360 and WiiU
>or I can use Direct X and have it run on Windows and XBone/360
in a time where 90% of muh games are released on half a gorillion platforms, using DirectX seems highly stupid
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>>47079382
>120% boost in performance is irrelevant
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>>47079638
Pic related: you right now.

Whether or not that they run on the d3d11 api, there's no advantage to do so. So being excited for dx12 is rather pointless, especially when it isn't open.
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>>47079702
>here's an arbitrary number with no context
thanks pal, upgrading asap
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As much as Microsoft sucks, this man seems to know what he's doing.
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>>47079702
>use DX12
>suddenly games run at 100+fps on ultra settings
yea, sure, that's what will happen
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>>47079238
>implying any linux user cares

As far as I'm concerned it's just a good chance to stack up on virtual machines.
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>>47079238
>Windows 10 is a free upgrade for everyone, legal customers AND pirates
citation needed
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>>47079318
tfw running inferior (slower) version of winblows already
8.1 > 7
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>>47079825

Learn to use fucking google.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+10&oq=windows+10&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i60l3j69i59.1386j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
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>>47079825
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/03/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-genuine-and-non-genuine-users/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2898668/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-software-pirates-too.html
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>>47079773
if he'd just drop the OS market all together and concentrate on webservices, The Cloud and regular software (Office, VS etc) that'd be a good idea

they can't be making much money off of windows, with shit like ~$10 Windows with Bong Editions for OEMs and free W10 updates, maybe it's time to leave the unprofitable OS market behind and concentrate on other sectors
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>>47079835
STILL NO NON-NEGLIGIBLE GAINS
ENJOY BREAKING COMPATIBILITY AND HAVING A SHITTIER UI FOR 0 REASON
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>>47079238
It said in CHINA they will do this. That doesn't mean for americunts and europoors
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>>47079871
Stop being in denial.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/03/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-genuine-and-non-genuine-users/
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>>47079773
wasn't he the one that said they would hire more people of color and females instead of whites.
Instead of saying people that fit the function and are qualified
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>>47079866
-significant performance improvements
-no compatibility was broken for me (gaming,dev env)
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>>47079850
And force me to use gentoo?
But anon, I look awful with a neckbeard!
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>>47079894
>absolutely no evidence to support any claims of significant performance gain
>risking breaking programs I use that you don't for 0 reason
no thanks
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>>47079871
You Lunixfags are scattering all over in a chaotic panic today, aren't you? Now that Windows 10 is free, you guys lost the biggest selling point to the average consumer that your operating system had.
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>>47079926
People who didn't wanna pay for Windows never did anyway. Nothing will change.
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>>47079887
Its talking about China. Not america. Not Europe.
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It's a bold move for sure.
Sign of desperation. They're so desperate to keep their outdated business model intact (monopoly) that they're going to cut sources of income to do it.

Not like consumers were big sources of income anyway. It was business clients with a bajallion computers to buy windows for that were the big buyers.

But they buy apple now so microsoft is delaying the inevitable. They're bleeding themselves to keep on a road that's unsustainable.
Once you lose the monopoly you can't get it back.
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>>47079773


No he doesnt.

im a big MS fanboi, but he is almoast as dumb as ballmer.

Seriously lets look at some of the mistakes.

Instead of improving what we all know and love, they are so focused on changing it.

>the new UI sucks (options etc, flat plain screen, with ugly text)
> removal of control panel in favour of settings menu. (why? we all knew how to use control panel, just fix it and make it even easier instead of changing everything AGAIN)
> the new start menu feels bloated and inneficiant compared to win7 start menu
> trashcan icon (topkek)
> BLUE LOGIN SCREEN
> explorer is becoming more and more complicated and with the stupid ribbon shit.
> Office, check the difference in UI for office 2013/2016 and 2007.(2007 edition was so easy and user friendly to use. Outlook is a nightmare now.

and there is probably a shit ton more i cant think of right now. But what MS needs to do is install Yosemite and just fucking see how they do it, everything with Yosemite is better right now except for their file explorer which is just lol worthy.

and what they should do is just take what we are used to and just improve it instead of change it.
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>>47079850
>They can't be making that much money off of the os
I used to wonder how people thought Microsoft was dying now I know why. You guys haven't a fucking clue how they work. Enterprise Windows sales alone account for over 10 BILLION a year.
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>>47080013
God damn you're retarded. How did this happen to you?
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IT IS FREE BECAUSE YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

Dumbasses these days
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>>47079238
>You could have seized the opportunity to mass-market Linux on the basis of being free-of-charge
Literally wat.
What a poor debating point.
Why the hell do people care so much if anyone uses Linux anyway?
Proudly posting this from an Arch Linux box, but I really don't mind if anyone else uses Linux.
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For the love of fuck would people stop talking about "Year of the Linux Desktop". That is the worst thing that could ever happen. Don't people see the reason Linux is so good is because the fucking normalfags are elsewhere? This news is fucking great. I want as many faggots as possible using Windows so they don't shit up Linux. If they move to Linux we will get all the fucking crapware, bloat and viruses from Windowsland. Being obscure is what gives us power. The software is good because its made by good people, don't get the fucking hipsters in. Its already bad enough that we have Skype and Steam on Linux. Those are not positives. We shouldn't want more of this shit. Besides what the fuck do you care what other people use? It gives us something to laugh at. Fuck them. If they don't wanna help themselves why help them? Stop telling people to install Linux its stupid but don't help them with their Windows problems, they fucking asked for it.
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>>47079238
lol anon
the reason behinid this is Microsoft losing lots of consumers and this is a desperate move to hold their market share.
GNU/Linux is winning
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>>47079238
So I can upgrade my Win 7 Ultimate to Win 10 starter? Nah, I'll pirate the best version instead.
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>>47080274
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>>47080292
>GNU/Linux is winning
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>>47080373
tfw not a girl and don't own a fedora :(

Captcha: inrms
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>>47079238
How is windows 10 for servers?
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>>47080513
>windows on a server
I'd rather stab a rusty fork into my dick
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>>47080292
lold hard at how wrong you are
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>>47080513
There's no word on whether Windows Server 2016, Windows 10's server counterpart, will be a free upgrade.
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>>47080373
needs bigger boobs.
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>>47080546
support is cheaper than red hat and it's easier to find developers with windows skills than linux skills.
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>>47080642
why are you posting a blue and black dress? You can barely see her legs.
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>>47080615
>Windows Server is cheaper than RedHat
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>>47080373
No she doesn't. She's perfect the way God made her. <3
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The "free" version you're gonna be able to get is most likely something like Win10: babby edition. Where nothing but browsing the web and playing gaymes works. So if you want to install something like Visual Studio, Photoshop you'll have to buy a pro license.
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>>47080212
>delusional
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>>47080615
A moment of convenience and a lifetime of regret

>indians are cheaper
>SANJAY WHY DIDN'T YOU DEBUG THIS?
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>>47080274
This is true

Linux's advantages come from its niche developer/nerd-oriented nature

If you wanted a plebnix you would use a mac, as pleb friendliness comes with anti-dev/poweruser consequences
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Everyone's gonna update and they're going to get even more money by mining data. Smart move.
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>>47080274
words of truth, but we also loose
>muh drivers support
with low marketshare

>I wish we would live in a world where manufacturers make their drivers free software, we dont even need them to do the job themself
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>>47080803
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>>47080988
My experience has been the opposite with drivers, everything works great for me on Linux. I spent more time looking for Windows drivers than I ever did on Linux.
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Fuck off, Microsoft.

PAID MICROSOFT TROLLS MUST BE REPORTED AND NOT REPLIED TO.

THEY HAVE LOST AND HAVE RESORTED TO DESPERATE MEASURES TO TRY AND DELAY THEIR INEVITABLE DEMISE.

DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN. REPORT ALL ANTI-GNU/LINUX, PRO-MICROSOFT THREADS AND DO NOT REPLY, THEN HIDE THE THREADS TO PUT THEM OUT OF MIND.

CLEAN UP /g/ AND FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS, LIKE ARGUING WHETHER VIM OR EMACS IS BETTER

(IT'S VIM)
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>>47081027
depends on what you're looking for
if a driver is part of the kernel it's all smooth sailing, but as soon as the driver is some sort of proprietary shitware, things get ugly
sure, some things like wifi drivers are easily enough installed, but certain other drivers *cough* nvidia *cough* are a pita

but yea, in most cases standard shit like onboard sound and lan work better ootb on Linux
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>>47081062
have you tried to use vimscript? for ANYTHING?
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Salty Nutella is pretty based.
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>>47081085
It's perfect for quick things.
Like this:
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.tpl setf htmldiango
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Will Windows 10 have a package manager?
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If you aren't paying for the product, you are the product.
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>>47079263
W-what are the names of these games? Just for reference.
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>>47080615
No wonder the net it shit now.
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Cause this doesn't instantly scream honeypot.

I'm staying far far away from win10 now
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>>47081085
>scripting in a text editor
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>>47080615
actually, it seems I was wrong. I wonder where I read that.
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>>47081267
Windows 8 already has a package manager
It's called App Store
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MS is desperate now that no one wants to budge from XP and 7
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Linux is an autism OS, true, but Windows is a fucking horrible OS.
I'll be installing Steam OS on my desktop for ricing since my desktop is basically a toy intended for freetime anyway. For actual work I'll stick with OS X on a MacBook like every self-respecting white professional living beyond the poverty line.
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>>47079238
This is bad, it just indicates that Win 10 is going to be even more full of bloatware and pay to use services like Outlook, Onedrive, Word etc. are already.
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>>47081410
>self-respecting white professional
>professional
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>>47081449
Nice gif, you've really got me convinced.
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>>47079894
Try commandoes series, red alert series or ragnarok online.

all of those games are my favourite ones and they don't function correctly on windows 8/8.1 at all.
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>>47081085
>ANYTHING
well, you gotta admit it's better than emacs-lisp for simply setting some options

set guifont=Inconsolata \ 9

VS
 '(default ((t (:family "Inconsolata" :foundry "unknown" :slant normal :weight normal :height 90 :width normal)))))
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>>47079238

>implying the NSA isn't behind the funding of this "update"
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This is yet more reason for me to stay away from Windows 10. Windows being free is unlikely to change much, it was always free for pirates and it always came with normalfag prebuilt computers anyway.

Linux is getting better every day and every day more games are being ported, on top of that it'll receive Vulkan, same as Windows. If you like being part of Microsoft's ecosystem... err, I mean botnet then go right ahead and install it but personally I'll continue to avoid leaking any personal info to Google/MS and cie as much as I possibly can. At the point I'm at, it's not even a question of privacy, I just no longer want to support these big companies controlling everything, especially the internet. So why would I use their products?

>>47081285
True that, they're looking to kickstart their shitty "app" store because that's where the money is going to be. Cortana is also looking like a big privacy issue with people telling her all kinds of shit and it passing through Microsoft servers because of course they signed the terms saying their searches will be utilized to make Cortana better without even glossing over it.
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>>47081288
unteralterbach

actually that one is german, sorry
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>>47081027
yeah this >>47081082 I was motly talking about shitty proprietary gpu drivers.
I also have better experience with all the other drivers in linux
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>>47079318
lolwut windows 8 can copy files like 50% faster, and has integrated iso mount, that alone is reason enough to switch
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>>47081464
I have Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge on my W8.1 machine and it works wonderfully.

I heard there was a stuttering problem, which I didn't come up with but it's easily fixed
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>>47081396
no but I meant for non-Metro programs
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>>47081618
>that alone is reason enough to switch
It really isn't.
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>>47079238

They'll charge for EVERYTHING else.

Exchange, office, etc. Everything but the OS you will pay through the teeth for as per normal.

People will join the botnet for DirectX12 or w/e the next iteration is.
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>>47081622
>but it's easily fixed
how?

The game runs at a literal 2 fps constant somehow for me, no matter what compability I run it under.
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>>47079540

Doesn't matter, if the game requires the DX11 API you're not gonna get away with having DX9 installed.
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>>47079334
Isn't it obvious. Cortana is being brought to the desktop with windows 10 as well as ios and android now. If you've been on /g/ lately you would of seen a thread talking about how MS may be making windows phone 10 easily flashable to android devices. Their goal is to saturate the market with their voice assistant and make money off the data that it retrieves. I doubt they will hve much succcess on mobile but if they manage to push a large amount of users to windows 10 they wiĺl be making a lot of money off cortana.
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>>47081691
>Exchange, office, etc. Everything but the OS you will pay through the teeth for as per normal.

So no difference except for a completely free as in doesn't cost anything because you guys would complain if I didn't add that OS. I don't see the problem, it's great.
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>>47081558
Good thing that I actually am [spoiler]ein Deutscher.[/spoiler]
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>>47081716
>after literally one google search
http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/178729-windows-8-fix-for-ra2yuris/
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>>47079366

Or you can use Vulkan, which offers similar (if not superior) performance benefits and is open-source and cross-platform.
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>>47079263
yes, but microsoft will have a detailed record about what games, the hour when you started and how much time you played, much like steam with the difference that they don't tell you and that is not limited to games only. Privacy is overrated anyway.
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>>47081464

I played RO a bit (private servers), one day had an issue that it would crash after character selection but that's gone now. Don't have any other problems.
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>>47079238
i wonder how much the NSA gave them to do this
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>>47081864
3, maybe 4
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>>47080163
>the new UI sucks (options etc, flat plain screen, with ugly text)
wrong
> removal of control panel in favour of settings menu. (why? we all knew how to use control panel, just fix it and make it even easier instead of changing everything AGAIN)
that's exactly what they did
> the new start menu feels bloated and inneficiant compared to win7 start menu
wrong
> trashcan icon (topkek)
personal preference, right click and change it
> BLUE LOGIN SCREEN
looks awesome
> explorer is becoming more and more complicated and with the stupid ribbon shit.
> explorer
> complicated
> complicated
> epin
lol, just how dumb are you?
> Office, check the difference in UI for office 2013/2016 and 2007.(2007 edition was so easy and user friendly to use. Outlook is a nightmare now.
confirmed for being a retard
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Good. The rise of Linux and Apple computers as viable alternatives to Windows has put them into full competition mode.

I love it.
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>>47080373
i'm a bad person because i want to cum on her fedora /g/? :(
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>>47081626
It has nuget, oneget, chokolatey and maybe more
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>>47081410
>homOSeX
>actual work
does your work consist only of browsing gay porn the entire day? half of the software is crippled or doesn't run on mac at all.
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>>47081520
underrated post
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>>47081449
>self-respecting
>white
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>>47082015
Only one of them officially supported by Microsoft and other than the fact it exists we know nothing about.
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>>47082057
very very underrated post actually, too bad /g/ has goldfish-like memory
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>>47082061
I'm white and I think I'm amazing.
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>>47081988
>rise of Linux and Apple computers
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>>47080402
the 1% that actually matter, also that means we are on top, all the masses are the base.
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>>47082089
Give it until 2020 when Win7 becomes deprecated.
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Upgrade copies are useless for fresh installs. Unless they offer it, license free, in a similar fashion to OEM copies, or like linux and other OS's that you can download the full product from the net, It won't be quite right for system builders and enthusiasts. And I'm afraid that's just not going to happen.

...conditions, stipulations, prerequisites. It's always the same every time they do this. You'd figure people would have learned this by now. They will never offer the full product, freely downloadable from the net. The end.
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>>47082108
that's what they said 20 years ago
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>>47081988
This is what delusion looks like ere'budy
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>>47082089
Where exactly do these statistics come from?
I'm sure most linux users block whatever tools they use to get this data.
I always spoof my user agent string and use noscript etc.
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>>47080292
Ironically Microsoft is doing this because Windows 7 is winning.
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>>47080163
>outlook is a nightmare now

I admit I agree to that. Work e-mail is outlook and we are forced to use that steaming pile of shit.
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Guuuuys, my windows 10 preview is stuck on version 9841 and windows update is "up to date"... How do i update it?
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>>47082081
word

>>47082149
http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0
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>>47082149
The problem with the chart is that the slices may overlap because of multi-OS systems. OSX's slice may overlap with Windows just like Linux's. Plus some preinstalled Windows machines may not even be running Windows at all but Loonix yet are still counted as Windows.
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>>47082193
how is it a nightmare, when it's the easiest application ever? it's almost as easy as facebook lol
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>>47082070
nuget, oneget are both supported by Microsoft and chokolatey supported by "muh community" chocolatey.org/about
>we know nothing about
>you know nothing about
ftfy
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>>47082202
install gentoo
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Instead of making some kind of free business model maybe they should think about make windows cheaper.
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>>47082333
I installed Debian today. Is that okay?
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>>47082202
Download and use the iso.
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>>47082334
>>47080019
>Sign of desperation. They're so desperate to keep their outdated business model intact (monopoly) that they're going to cut sources of income to do it.

Yeah, kids didn't understand the strategy.
> not selling licences anymore
> revenue comes from the app market
> revenue comes from microtransactions within apps

Their strategy is to put their app store on all of your PCs. The more you have bought on your account, the more dependent you are.

If you bought for 200$ on apple app store, what will be your next phone? iPhone, because you won't throw all that money.

ITT: self-claimed enlightened people who don't get it
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>>47084463
Also, CRM, Enterprise, Office, OEM and Azure makes them billions. They’re using the consumer to lock them into their platforms so they can extract more value out of them and grow their other businesses.

Windows is a small part of their revenue model (consumer upgrades). Giving Windows away for free as an upgrade is such a small part of the overall picture. OEM’s will still pay to license Windows.
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>>47084463

IOW, Microsoft are once-again an also-ran. Bing, native IP stack, Zune, 1st-class 64 bit, SkyDrive, HTML5, Nokia/WinPhone, Surface, memtester, bootloader menu, ReFS, ARM support and now a 4th-place app store.

They must have heard the term "fashionably late" and decided to see how far they could take it.
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>>47079238
If Microsoft is going to make Windows free to use, they should make it free to use. This legal grey area shit where you're ok to use it for free until you're not and then the BSA kicks down your door seems like a protection racket.

I have to think that having a product which isn't free, but which they're encouraging people to take and use for free in order to prevent competing products from gaining a foothold might get the attention of anti-monopoly watch dogs.
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>>47080239
b-but.. linux is free...
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how is win10 an "upgrade" when its worse than win7?

also where is win9?
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>thread is still here
Welp, /g/ has been corrupted by Microsoft paid trolls and the mods are doing nothing so they've been paid off.

Time to abandon ship.

Microsoft, enjoy Microsoft 4chan, you now own it. Put tiles on the front page and fill it with ads for Windows and XBox.

Goodbye.
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>>47085575
>OH FUCK HE FOUND US OUT ABANDON CIRCLEJERK LET THE THREAD DIE
Nope. Microsoft, own up to your bullshit.
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>>47085704
Come on, Microsoft. We know you're posting on /g/ more than actual, legitimate posters these days. All to save your fucking sinking ship.

Just admit it.
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>>47085575
good. the more of you retards screaming "PAID SHILL WAHHHH" that leave, the better.
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>>47085851
>The better for Microsoft to shill without opposition
And you just continue to out yourselves completely unintentionally.

Just go ahead and admit it. It's over. You're just paid shills.

Not like any of it matters. In 5 years people will be laughing at Microsoft and in 10 no one will remember you, running their GNU/Linux computers and happy we've emerged from the dark ages of computing.
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>>47085885
you're right. you caught me. i am literally paid by microsoft to disagree with you.
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>>47085548
>also where is win9?

The explanation I heard was that too many retarded developers had been version-checking the OS and using the partial string "Windows 9" to exclude Windows 95/98 from support. Thus Windows 9 was getting falsely identified as Windows 95/98.
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>>47085990
Except that was bullshit. The real reason: 10 sounds better than 9, because marketing.

(Also, the German "nine"/"nein" "Windows? Nein (no!)" jokes that would be inevitable)
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>>47079238
link source-code please

also what free software license is it using now?
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>>47079926
But windows was already free for anyone that cared.
The biggest selling point was that it isn't shit, and that's it's free as in FREEDOM.
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>>47081082
I just generally spend a minute or two googling which thing I'm about to buy has libre drivers.

Plus, the one with libre drivers is generally the better product anyway.

You don't buy tech without researching it, do you?
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>>47081325
Not wanting to run code in your text editor.
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>>47080163

outlook 2013 works pretty well for me, don't really have any difficulty going between it and outlook 2000 on my other box
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>>47079926
see
>>47086226
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>>47079888
that describes a lot of tech CEO's
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>>47086365
>this guy thinks he's clever for having to "research" (i.e. make sure there are drivers available for) products he buys

ya okay. welcome to windows 98 when people had to worry about their printer and random ass peripherals working. remember how plug-and-play was a great feature?

>captcha: sshil
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>>47086226
EBIN
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>>47086012
https://searchcode.com/?q=if%28version%2Cstartswith%28%22windows+9%22%29

Now say the version checking theory is bullshit again, I dare you
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>>47079238
The year of the linux desktop is my every year... and I feel like I'm watching all the cattle run towards the slaughterhouse because they see someone throwing down grain.
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Really in the end it's Microsoft who's losing at this point, they just cannot compete and use shady business practices anymore.

They've been cuckolded into turning their product from an expensive scam to a freeware operating system. They are forced to adjust to a world where free (gratis) software is the norm.
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>>47082202
I had a similar problem.
I changed my pirated windows 7 serial to the number they gave me from their website and it worked.also check on advanced options, is it on slow or fast update settings?
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>>47079334
Microsoft is transitioning their conventional software business model to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model; they are becoming a predominantly services company with subscription services like Office 365, Xbox Live, Xbox Music, etc.; they've trademarked Windows 365, reportedly based around the Office 365 subscription service.
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RIP in piece, ganoox.
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>>47079926
>microsoft is scattering in chaotic panic

le irony
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>>47086422
>windows 98
Windows 3 was worse. EVERYTHING needed a driver.
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I thought Valve's primary reasoning for creating their own Linux distro with SteamOS was to avoid Microsoft's Windows licensing fees. Now what's the point besides a performance boost and a more focused experience? Will it be worth the effort to developers?
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Does this mean I can just pirate a hundred copies of windows 7 and get a hundred legit windows 10 keys?
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>>47086676
A Windows 10 key has no value if everybody can get one for free. It's like saying that I have 10 Arch install disks.
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>>47086661
you still fucking have a license you faget, it wont say you can sell it

god fucking damn
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>>47086676
Yes. OS purchases are no longer Microsoft's main focus of revenue anymore so they're letting it slide.

>>47086705
Satya Nadella is transforming Microsoft into a devices and services company. Windows purchases aren't as important to them as it used to be.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-device-and-services-2013-8
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>>47086566
It didn't even have that setting yet. I tried manually upgrading it but that crashed, reverted and wouldn't start again.. Then I just tried pulling the ISO and installing anew, but I kinda gave up after 3 hours of "getting ready" loadscreen.. Dunno what to try next..
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>>47086661
Microsoft isn't making Windows free to OEMs, and even if they were that wouldn't remove the need for SteamOS as a platform outside of Microsoft's ability to force a decade of stagnation.

All Microsoft is doing here is saying that if you pirate Windows they probably won't send the BSA after you. At least not until you start to make money and then you better believe that they're going to get every dime in licensing fees.
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Who the fuck pays for a windows license anyways? This way they can keep users dependent on their products
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>>47087157
>Who the fuck pays for a windows license anyways?

you do when you buy a new computer

although I'm pretty sure MS has discounts for buying licences in bulk for corporations
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>>47080373
this is the only acceptable use of a fedora i've seen in the last 10 years
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>>47081834
Proof
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>>47081988
It's actually true
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>>47079238
Have we really lost though?

>"GNU will remove operating system software from the realm of competition."

So it was written, so it was done. Operating systems are no longer a direct market in their own right; GNU won that race to zero long ago.

Have we lost? No. Everybody won.
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>>47079238
In what fairy tale bullshit world are you living?
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