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    Surprising results from early Win10 benchmarks

    LANGALIST PLUS

    Surprising results from early Win10 benchmarks


    By Fred Langa

    Windows 10 might be the first Windows upgrade ever that doesn't exact a performance penalty. In fact, based on these preliminary benchmark tests, Win10 actually makes some systems run slightly faster than they did under Win7 or Win8! Plus: A reader argues that it's better to stick with Win7 or 8 than to upgrade to 10.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/surprising-results-from-early-win10-benchmarks/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    I upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10 and I do feel a lot of things are just a bit more spiffy in 10. The only beef I have is instability issues with Virtualbox. I just received an update early this morning and then, when I rebooted, my mouse still worked (usually upon reboot, I have to disconnect the logitech mouse receiver and reconnect it for it to work again; no other solution will work) and now I also have my startup sound (I did enable startup sound, but still heard no sound afterwards; well this morning, after the patch, I heard the startup sound for the first time). My only other issue is I would like to hear how Cortana sounds. I don't have a mic so I usually type my requests and Cortana has been pretty good at giving me the response that I want but I don't hear a voice nor can I figure out how to enable it for non-mic input users. Still, for such a young intial start, it's been pretty good for me overall, so yes, I'm stoked.

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    I upgraded from 7. Went smooth. Thanks to your column (and other columns on this site) I was able to customize some of the settings.
    My only problem is once in awhile the task bar fails to hide. I either log out or look for some notification that might need to be clicked. Another issue (not a biggie) I keep getting slide out windows from Windows store. I guess this is the price you pay for getting Windows 10 for free.

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    Good performance?

    I've also been testing the preview for awhile. I've always run these in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 pro Dell XPS laptop. Now I've installed the RTM (10240) version on an older Compaq laptop. I'm impressed that the OS installed and actually works! BUT it's not very snappy and still would be better with updated components. I'm surprised that you (Fred) would find the OS as fast as Windows 7 or 8. The whole graphical interface is much more basic and simplistic than version 7 pro, which I use on my other two machines. I prefer the look of 7 much more. I realize Microsoft is trying to combine computer, tablet, and phone interfaces into a similar look but it seems to me that the computer UI is a step backward, especially after all the years of advancing Windows up to the great version 7. If they really wanted to speed things up, maybe the OS and apps could be written in assembly. What do you think?

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    Question Live backup

    I'm enjoying this article and the rest of the issue. You mention, "PC 1 is a modest . . . I use it as a live backup." I'm interested in how you have PC 1 set up to be a live backup.

    Do you have an article on this or would you consider writing one? Thank you, Chip

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    I'm wondering about this part of this column:

    "As for .Net, Microsoft is killing it for good reasons. Also dating back to 2002, it's now hopelessly outmoded — a clunky, hard-to-maintain, teetering structure of patches upon updates upon still more patches."

    It sounds like the programming environment to which many were urged to switch is being retired. This was news to me, but it wouldn't be the first thing I've missed (since I didn't switch). Could anyone elaborate on what this actually means? Is there some kind of migration path?

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    I doubt it is being killed as many programs rely on it, maybe just re-built / renamed.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks Fred. That is wonderful and surprising news. The first benchmark comparisons I have seen for Win10. Actually all the other articles in this issue on Win10 were quite informative as well.
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