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Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« on: April 29, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
So I picked up a new laptop. A Dell Inspiron 3000 to be exact.

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Screen: 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 touch screen
CPU: Quad Core 2.56GHz Intel Pentium N3710
GPU: it has 32mbs of video ram but it might not have a dedicated GPU.
RAM: 4gb
Storage: 500gb HDD

I can upgrade the ram to 8gb and install an SSD which I already have ordered Even without the SSD and RAM upgrades it's still a solid performer for basic web browsing type stuff. I found that watching a twitch stream on Firefox had a weird stuttering issue but on edge the stream ran fine so that's a thing. I haven't tried to stress test it very much yet but it seems to be a pretty capable little device for some of the basic stuff I need it for.

It's also one of those fancy laptop/tablet hybrid things. That's nice.
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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 09:44:16 PM »
Did you get hacked? Pretty sure they don't make 1366*768 displays anymore and the N3530 came out 4 years ago. Wouldn't be in any laptop sold these days...no trying to crush you, but if you bought that as "new" you've been had.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 09:49:26 PM »
Having said that, Windows 10 is certainly an improvement over 8/8.1. a lot of people still hate it, but it doesn't bother me. In general, Windows is Windows.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
They should have paid you to take it away. Moore's law hasn't been a thing for a fair while but that laptop was obsolete back when it first came out.

Buying a Laptop is a pretty bullshit exercise on the low end as every single one of them are already on death's door on usefulness. When they fry themselves it's a small mercy for itself and the user. My last boss brought one of these things despite it in no way fills any of his requirements. It's pretty small, light and err.. black which is all the positives I can think of. Because of his mismatch requirements the first 2 goes out the window as he has to tote an external HDD with it's attendant power supply which doubles the bulk.
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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 01:13:49 PM »

This apparently happened last year but it's absolutely hilarious.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »
Agreed on the Win 10 sentiment. It has flaws, and the M$ baggage (though they have taken strides to improve that image) but Win 10 is my favorite Windows since XP.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »
Is this the laptop that died?

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 08:28:23 PM »
Yeah it is. I don't know when I'm going to try and replace it but we'll see what happens.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 12:11:32 PM »
Aren't you a month or two too late for April Fools? Everybody knows Windows 7 is the last good OS Microsoft released :P

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 02:23:53 AM »
Yeah it is. I don't know when I'm going to try and replace it but we'll see what happens.
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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 02:41:02 AM »
I resigned to Windows 10 about a year ago. It's alright when you strip away all the Windows 10 guff and work around the awful bits like search which btw has never been good in any Windows. Might as well read tea leaves. What pisses me off is how it's update system even now doesn't work as intended or good for the User.

The damn thing would threaten to restart for an update mid gaming session giving you a Robocop count down.

While it's nice that when you restart the computer it gives you the option to restart normally or restart and update, it's rolling dice as to what it does next. You choose to restart/update and it doesn't or vis versa. Then it wouldn't update no matter how many times you select R/U making you manually go into Windows update to force a download as the R/U button there doesn't work either. Some updates happen silently so when you ask it to update you don't know if it applied it on that update or not without a manual check.

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 07:00:54 AM »
It's the system/feature updates that drive me nuts the most.  Every 6 months we get a new version that causes the entire office to say "my laptop updated and i had to wait 2 hours for it to catch up"

Google managed to handle seamless updates (short update , reboot, it updates quietly while you use it) but Microsoft cant find a way to achieve similar after nearly 20 years (since XP)?

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 09:23:49 AM »
Heck, Apple managed it from the first OSX and before that updates were just normal patches you downloaded and ran. https://sparkle-project.org/ basically revolutionised updating. When I first saw it in action I was floored how much I didn't need to do anything. Because how Windows is even applications updates can be rather hit or miss.

If you're running enterprise you should be able to push updates when it is ready for you instead of "Whenever, because". You can try to manage the "People", well most of the time and if it is a small enough office. But then maybe be not because MS **** you random update even with enterprise.

The boss also brought below bottom of the barrel computers that were obsolete the moment it was an brain fart because they think it's saving money when it is costing them many times over in lost productivity. IT is usually so underfunded it is a miracle at times anything gets done. It's satisfyingly ironic when it is the boss's computer takes a whole day to update then with a cherry on top Fail.

Also ROFL at the Xbone updates not being able to do delta patches. This means a lot of the time especially on launch you can end up downloading the same game several times over. It is not unusual to see a PS4 patch be 500MB and the Xbone but 20GB for the very same thing.

When you do fresh Windows install they don't give you the latest image with all the updates. They are usually a year behind so that's several restarts worth of updates unless you roll your own image. MacOS always has the latest image so after a reinstall you are immediately good to go.
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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 01:01:39 AM »
It's the system/feature updates that drive me nuts the most.  Every 6 months we get a new version that causes the entire office to say "my laptop updated and i had to wait 2 hours for it to catch up"

Google managed to handle seamless updates (short update , reboot, it updates quietly while you use it) but Microsoft cant find a way to achieve similar after nearly 20 years (since XP)?

I always try to find a way to stop the auto update... the system quietly reverts back to auto update, and then as soon as I leave the computer alone for a lengthy period of time, the system updates behind my back. And I always know right away because it will always go to sleep an not wake up unless I physically hit the button on the PC Case, and if even that doesn't work... that means it froze. OR I come back and it never went to sleep, and that's because it's been frozen the entire time I've been gone. Eventually it either starts working right and stops freezing 4x a day, or I just uninstall whatever the latest update is.
If it wasn't for that... Windows is just windows.
p.s. even the upgrade to Win10 was behind my back after I kept telling it NO. It did it automatically behind my back.

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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2018, 09:07:08 PM »
So quick update,  I have managed to get the laptop replaced with a new version after all. I successfully installed the SSD and 8 gigs of Ram on it and that has turned it into a pretty solid performer for things like watching Twitch streams while surfing the web. I really like it.
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Re: Windows 10/10 best operating system - The Windows Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2020, 04:48:23 PM »
So my mom got a new laptop so I took her old one as a bit of a project. My PS3's old SSD and 8gb of ram later it's a shockingly solid machine for what will soon be a 10 year old laptop so I kind of accidentally upgraded for dirt cheap. I was looking at getting a gaming laptop but this thing meets the minimum requirements for a decent number of games so it will keep me content long enough for next gen to roll around.
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