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Re: It's an ugly Windows world out there

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Post by j2mcgreg » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
(Yeah I shouldn't use Distro to describe Windoze")
That's OK. Just a common error in Microsoft-speak : it's spelled DISTRO but it's pronounced DISENTERY.
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Re: It's an ugly Windows world out there

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Post by KBD » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:53 pm

You can install Windows 10 on almost any computer that came with Windows 7. Windows 10 generally has the drivers you need without jumping through Windows 7 hoops, finding all the drivers you need. But Linux is so dead simple to install that it saves time and aggravation. I wouldn't want to install Windows for anyone else :(

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Re: It's an ugly Windows world out there

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Post by j2mcgreg » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:13 pm

KBD wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:53 pm
You can install Windows 10 on almost any computer that came with Windows 7. Windows 10 generally has the drivers you need without jumping through Windows 7 hoops, finding all the drivers you need. But Linux is so dead simple to install that it saves time and aggravation. I wouldn't want to install Windows for anyone else :(
In my experience, that statement is not entirely true. The major manufacturers generally chose not to upgrade the drivers for embedded video cards on Win 7 era machines. It's also a bit of a crap shoot for machines that were shipped with Win 8 /8.1. Some of the Win 8.1 video drivers will work with Win 10, but a lot won't.
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Re: It's an ugly Windows world out there

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Post by KBD » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm

j2mcgreg wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:13 pm
KBD wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:53 pm
You can install Windows 10 on almost any computer that came with Windows 7. Windows 10 generally has the drivers you need without jumping through Windows 7 hoops, finding all the drivers you need. But Linux is so dead simple to install that it saves time and aggravation. I wouldn't want to install Windows for anyone else :(
In my experience, that statement is not entirely true. The major manufacturers generally chose not to upgrade the drivers for embedded video cards on Win 7 era machines. It's also a bit of a crap shoot for machines that were shipped with Win 8 /8.1. Some of the Win 8.1 video drivers will work with Win 10, but a lot won't.
I've installed Window 10 five times with good results, but on hardware no older than around 8-9 years old and intel hardware. I can imagine anything needing a unique driver could be a nightmare. MS has been paying attention to Linux with install via usb and many drivers out of the box, still not as easy as Linux though.

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