Amazing how these things get started. Yes, Window Explorer is gone. I
wonder what this new thing called File Explorer is. Any idea? I'm
afraid to try it out.
In addition to everything you had in the past, it shows the last 10
files you had open.
So far Windows 10 work better that windows 7. It's faster loading,
though I have a startup app that takes far too long to load. Haven't
found out why yet. I suspect that Windows 10 gives it lower priority
than Win 10 services starting up upon booting.
It does a fine job installing drivers - at least the ones I use.
For example, NVIDIA graphics drivers. With XP, 7 and 8.1 I had to
download graphics driver from NVIDIA.
Nowadays for a typical PC user the OS is primarily a communications
device. Even a lot of gaming is done on-line.
You can set what gets communicated by setting the options by clicking
Settings > Privacy.
My Windows 10 has the same GUI as Windows 7, which I adjusted to look
like my XP desktop. A few minor differences, easily adjusted to.
For those waiting, I see no reason to wait as long as they have an
image to fall back to.
Of course there's no reason right now to move from Windows 7,
especially if you find "change" painful.
Most likely it will take some hours to set Windows 10 up to your
liking. But some people will run with it as is.
With reticence, I just did the upgrade from Win 8.1.
Comcast, isp, informed me this am that speeds were tripling so I figured
it would not take too long.
But, took longer than expected, over an hour and a half, and appeared
not to take at first and did second download.
So far, only minor, cosmetic changes observed.
It does default your browser to Edge but Norton popped up and said Edge
did not support their ad-on and easily sent me to browser option
defaults to reset to Firefox.
Edge is similar to Chrome in appearance. I've not seen any advantage to
using it so far. I have had a couple of times where is said the website
I wanted is not suited to Edge and offered to start IE.
I don't see any big difference, but Chrome has better auto fill in
features than Edge at the moment.
I like Firefox and see that Edge does not import its bookmarks.
Wanted to do a Peacekeeper check but see it is no longer supported.
I had checked IE, Chrome, Pale Moon, Waterfox and Firefox on it and
Firefox was by far the fastest browser.
Java applets don't work on much of anything these days if you haven't
noticed. Chrome was the first to do away with the plugins. On IE, the
plugin was actually an ActiveX control and they're on the shitlist too.
Flash will be the next to go, not a minute too soon.
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