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Atomica last won the day on June 27 2017

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  1. Well, no. I'm just a fan of practicality - fact is that newer hardware isn't really supported on Windows 7 anymore (in particular newer versions of Intel CPUs). You can argue that this is bad, that it's Intel's or Microsoft's fault or whatever, but that's mostly philosophical because it doesn't change the fact that this is the reality of the situation at hand. Not to mention Win 7 is going to stop updates in 2020 so not trying to at least learn how to leash Windows 10 and make it your bitch (assuming one sticks with the Windows ecosystem) seems to be foolhardy. Win 10 isn't perfect, sure. In many ways it's substandard to Win 7... but the reality is it's being ignored by hardware manufacturers at the very least and eventually will lose updates, so you have to pick an exit strategy. I find it easier to just tweak the things I dislike in Windows 10 than move to an entirely different OS. I dunno, I guess I'm just burnt out from being being so emotional on the Internet over... everything these days it seems. EDIT: I'll give you one exception though - I have a Ubuntu MATE 18.04 virtual machine running that I use essentially as my Linux fail-safe, tweaking and improving it in terms of desktop experience. I don't really want to move to Linux anymore because years of failed transitions and regret have burnt me out on it, but I can't seem to just say no to the idea of having a good Linux system in place as a fail-safe in case Windows is no longer palatable.
  2. Sometimes I wish I had nearly as many problems with Windows 10 as lots of others do. I actually WANT to hate it so I can be part of the crowd and understand their pain... but I just can't, because it works so damn well for me. Note that this is after a bit of tweaking, disabling the crap I don't like and finding workarounds/replacements to get things more to my liking. I guess I just decided fixed my issues with the OS was a better option than whining "oh woe is me!" on the Internet. Please don't misunderstand, Windows 10 has its flaws certainly. I don't like most of the default settings for example. But every OS has its flaws (yes, even Linux), you just have to decide what flaws you can live with and mitigate them as best as you can. For some that might involve moving to Linux, and for much a time I thought of doing that myself (and occasionally experiment with distros in my free time). But to this day, nothing seems to suit my lifestyle better than Windows, warts and all, and I kinda I wish I hated it enough so I could feel less of an outsider for doing so. I appreciate that there are genuine problems many people have it, but guys, most of those problems are solvable, you just don't know how! Maybe they shouldn't be problems that require solving in the first place, or maybe it's because I don't ascribe enough importance to said problems to consider them as such (e.g. privacy? you really think there's privacy anymore? Windows 10 telemetry is the least of your concerns). In any case, what's clear is that Windows 10 seems very decisive still, but it's a lot better now than it was on release.
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