O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 03:42:16 UTC 2015

On 02/07/2015 04:27, Doug wrote:
> On 07/01/2015 10:17 PM, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> On 01/07/2015 15:20, Billie Walsh wrote:
>>> On 07/01/2015 04:50 AM, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> But if we only want
>>>> stability I would perhaps use Windows XP still (it is my job to know
>>>> the
>>>> various Windows versions) as it "does the job" in most cases.
>>> For Windows I would pick 7 over XP.
>> So would I - I was just pointing to the fact that we cant live in the
>> past forever
> Windows 8.1 can be made to look like 7 if you get Classic Shell, and it
> is reputed to be more resistant to malware. There are a number of things
> that are not compatible, however. Frinstance, there is no driver for an
> HP Photsmart 1115 printer. I don't know what else doesn't work. 8.1 boots
> quite a bit faster than 7, if that makes any difference to you.
> FWIW, I do most of my computing in Linux.
> --doug
Windows 8.x is a mess... we have tried to avoid it as much as possible
where I operate. Those few who for reasons of new computers are using it
are as unhappy as the Vista users were in those days. I am trying out
Windows 10 and it is way better.

But for me it is Kubuntu that is my choice and for now I stay on 14.10
while running 15.04 in a Vbox to "keep an eye" on how it matures.

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