I've made a conscious decision that before I consider to honestly upgrade to Windows 10, would be AFTER this summers anniversary build release ( aptly named redstone 1) and when about 80% of the promised features that MS has promised to go into 10 are in and stable.
Update 5/3/2016- Currently the word is that Microsoft is trying to seriously push the windows store as a walled in system. it appears they want to push this walled in environment across the OS. basically taking what Windows was, an open back yard and relegating Windows 10 more into a nursery room environment. Not sure how this will play out but, if they push for this "walled garden" approach. but some seem to be saying it won't happen for a long time if ever. Epic co founder calls out MS on walled garden UWP Epic co-founder calls out Microsoft's UWP platform, calls it a 'walled garden'
update* it seems I've heard word that MS is more tablet/device oriented and moving away from the desktop. I have heard word that a group or company Codeweavers are building DX11 into linux with Wine. Hey gamers! DirectX 11 is coming to Linux thanks to CodeWeavers and Wine. So with this feature being worked on, Could Microsofts days as the desktop leader be over? This system by codeweavers could very well, displace Microsoft Windows as a gaming platform which started out with Steam on Linux some years ago. But they are promising that you can run your windows software on Linux through Wine and DirectX11 together! What does this mean? Well, from my experience, the easiest Linux that has gotten a lot of support and is popular for new enthusiasts to Linux is Ubuntu. Which is built off the Debian branch. But We might very well see our gaming slide over to Linux in the not too distant future. I'll keep you posted! Papa6
they knackered up the start menu finally. not too many people are pleased with this. Many think they are forcing 10 to be geared for tablets and mobile devices now. a death kneel for MS is on some folks minds. MS lost 30 billion roughly in lower shares so people aren't feeling good about MS right now. my advice: stick with 7 if your system came with it or 8.1.
Friends, this is the end of the line on this thread for me. I managed to purchase a DVD with every version of Windows 7( from a reputable seller). I use Home Premium which I have an actual installation key. But with 10, I love the OS a LOT. its fast, reacts well, the features but, I like my old games more at the moment. I still have my windows 10 installation USB and will always be there. But the way I work, on the Desktop, which it appears from the news I read that, Windows 10 is being brought back to a more windows 8/8.1 with more structure geared towards the tiles and active tiles for touchscreen tablets. we shouldn't have to install an app like classic shell or start 10 by stardock to get a start menu a user likes or is used to. So I'm back on Windows 7 Home Premium. I can pass on new news but I'm not a user of 10 anymore. cheers. BTW, you can download .ISO files for windows 7 anyway. pretty soon it will be abandonware anyway when support ends. Vista's ends next year at this time. I love Vista as well. Papa6
I have both GR/ DS and IT for steam and on CD gold edition. I went back to Windows 7 since 10 gave me headaches with many games. here's the exact place "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Ghost Recon\Mods"
Update 4/7/2016. I found that my system won't shutdown nor restart (fast ring builds tend to have issues) So I went back to the prior build and am back on 14295 again. no worries. I'm also back on the slow ring
Windows 10 14316.1000 had developer mode automatically enabled(I disabled developer mode myself) and I installed Bash (while I had developer mode enabled) for linux by activating the Linux BETA subsystem. Here are the steps. First go to settings>update and security>for developers
then in Cortana, type in turn windows features on.. which will give you this window:
once you click the Linux subsystem (Beta*) use at your own risk in Beta!, you will have to reboot your system. then you open powershell or CMD window and type "bash" to install Linux:
and you should have an easy installation of Ubuntu Linux on your PC. Cheers! ** Licensing. the Licensing for Bash is a agreement that is by Microsoft and NOT canonical.. go figure but seems to show Microsoft's willingness to play fair with opensource. hopefully in the Anniversary/Redstone update this summer, developer mode won't have to be enabled. but I'll keep you posted
Neowin is reporting that a new system against cheaters is being implemented. Cheating system for the division I chatted with a guy at Ubisoft support about players like me, who are older (48) who play only against AI bots and wanting to use god mode and infinite ammo playing by myself through the objectives. although a MMO game, I asked for possibly a green aura/outline on someone not playing the player vs player aspect only against the AI enemy and the objectives. the higher ups are seriously considering guys like myself and the allowance of godmode and infinite ammo.
Ok, after I got home, I took a look around at 14316. They now have the extensions, (can't say they had them in 14295), only had it for a number of hours before 14316 came down the pipe. The extension feature is definitely there in the works. So this is how I'm seeing it: Edge is the replacement for the now long dead internet explorer. The extensions are now a feature in the test build and fully functional. The gaming side, seems like more integration of the cross platform experience with Xboxone, PC, Tablet, Smartphone for gaming. the start menu proposed ism't implemented thus far (though, this could change). A lot of bickering both ways from the pro side and con side on the start menu proposal. like two old men sitting in front of the barber shop arguing. I'll find out what else was new in this test build and try it out and report on it. ok, found a list of new features and locations
Ok someone at Neowin.net has mentioned that here are some features in this test build; So we will finally see the extension support for edge like you have for chrome. The continuum I recall is the term used for the gaming across the platforms. Xboxone gaming from your console to Pc, to tablet to smartphone. all your games are supposed to work based upon what you have for the Xboxone. Bash was recently spoken about at the recent developers conference and bash is a feature that will integrate more openness to the Linux environment. I'm a little hazy on the actual details but MS seems to be moving to more friendly features with open source Linux.