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    I would have gone with ME.

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    Back in the day it was "Friends don't let friends load Windows NT."

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    I've been happy with 10 since it first came out. 8.0, on the other hand, was barely usable (multiple people had asked me 'how do you turn off the computer now'..).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    I've been happy with 10 since it first came out. 8.0, on the other hand, was barely usable (multiple people had asked me 'how do you turn off the computer now'..).
    The power button works (causing Windows to do an orderly shutdown).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    The power button works (causing Windows to do an orderly shutdown).
    Not that it even matters anymore, but it was a laptop where, by default, the power button puts it into suspend (back then anyway - now newer laptops with windows 10 tend to obey the power hold down as shut down). But, either way, sometimes you want to choose whether you shutdown, suspend or restart, and in 8.0 they hid that a few levels deep. They fixed it in 8.1.
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    Yep - and the larger point, as with 90% of all complaints about Win8/10, is that there was no conceivable reason to change it in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngtwolf View Post
    I've been happy with 10 since it first came out. 8.0, on the other hand, was barely usable (multiple people had asked me 'how do you turn off the computer now'..).
    Windows 8 had one of the best quotes I've ever read in a review associated with it, and perfectly summed up how I felt about it. I can't find the original review, but here's some paraphrasing: "Let's assume you are an expert in Mac OS X, and fully understand its interface. Let's also assume you are also an expert in Windows 7, and fully understand 7's interface. Despite being an expert in the leading current interfaces of the day, you will have NO IDEA how to get anything done in Windows 8."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    Windows 8 had one of the best quotes I've ever read in a review associated with it, and perfectly summed up how I felt about it. I can't find the original review, but here's some paraphrasing: "Let's assume you are an expert in Mac OS X, and fully understand its interface. Let's also assume you are also an expert in Windows 7, and fully understand 7's interface. Despite being an expert in the leading current interfaces of the day, you will have NO IDEA how to get anything done in Windows 8."
    Yeah, that charms menu in windows 8 was horrible and half the stuff went there while the other half was still on the start menu side. To be fair, i'm not sure i know where anything is anymore even in windows 10 because I just hit the windows key and type what i want to do. This actually caused me issues the other day since I was building a win 95 machine and needed to get to the device manager which took me forever to find again since in 95 it was in a different place that it was in more recent versions and even with that, it's been forever since i've maneuvered the actual start menu folders to do anything.
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    But that's an improvement. That's not a fault of Windows 10, it's a fault of Windows 95 not having that feature. That's a GOOD feature. It's way, way faster to type what you want to launch than to go hunting for it.
    Offering a bounty for:
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    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
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