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Windows 10 is feeling like WIN95, MILLENNIUM, VISTA

Where is the quality, the problem is no competition that can natively run PC programs, a monopoly.
I am just about to dual boot my new computer with LINUX as the windows anniversary update has left my machine in terrible states. I still have no audio in my headsets as of 3 days ago, my non microsoft mouse will not scroll. I will try running windows (maybe win7) under LINUX with WINE.
These are serious problems, I am buying a second samsung SSD to run LINUX.
Windows 10 is feeling like WIN95, MILLENNIUM, VISTA. I am frustrated with win10.

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How long have you used Linux?

I found it's no panacea either. Wine is well, a bad taste here. I went with VirtualBox for that. Much better.

The good news for me is that W10 is working out so well that our office went all in. It's great. The few issues we had were pilot error or we were working too hard to find a W10 driver.

But here's the big downside. A lot of folk need support and that's just a downside. Here's the real big one. Support is rarely free and that can really irritate those that have something that seems like it should just work.

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Wait a minute,

are you telling me that you don't need a license to use win7 under WINE? If you do need one then why not just install it on the computer? What kind of application/s do you need for windows?

I understand the issue with the sound. I had 2 like that, one I was able to do a $5 cheap fix...but the other didn't work with the $5 usb device. Just didn't feel like digging into the problem.

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Bought the SSD, installed Ubuntu, no headphone sound

I am enjoying LINUX, fantastic support out there. But, still no sound.

SOLVED it, windows 10 update has broken my HD audio. Windows troubleshooter said my headphones are unplugged. Following the dialog box Sounds, playback, select headphone, properties, properties, driver, update driver, windows loaded a new driver, rebooted, nothing.

Reinstalled original ASUS 170-A gaming pro driver, nothing. On the ASUS HD audio manager setting, options I reverted back to AC97. IT WORKS NOW. Happy Happy Happy

I retried selecting the HD front panel selection again, nothing. Selected AC97, headphones works. I am not an early adopter.

Thanks for your comments. I hope I can get wine running. I may just try and running WIN7 using my win7 licence. I should be getting a free licence as I forked out a $100 on a SSD and way to many hours.

Not only are we on the WindowsBleedingEdge but
now I feel Like the

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Applications I RUN that require windows

My background is electronics and computers. I run trial versions of Autocad Electrical, Proteus Labcenter, Autocad Inventor and I love Visual Studio. I hope to do some programming with QT running under Visual Studio. If wine does not work me, maybe running WIN7 as my OS and loading WIN10 under virtualbox. I am preparing to start a new job, I can afford to lose as many days as I have to windows 10.

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Small world.

Me? Originally into basic electronics, then embedded design having used far too many schematic packages but not the one you noted. Have authored apps for many things and many versions of phones and Visual Studio.

The office is all in on W10. We don't have any one that stomps the grounds about Linux. But we do use that OS. We're sort of worn out on the "OS Wars."

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