Windows 10. any good? Maybe V Apple?

Windows 10. any good? Maybe V Apple?

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Fast and Curious

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I have a Pentium 4 that gets pronounced not good enough to go to win 10. Anyone know what it is about 10 that makes it incompatible with older win OS?

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@sonhouse

What specs does your computer have?

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@sonhouse

Here are the minimum specs:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

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@damionhonegan said
@sonhouse

What specs does your computer have?
Pentium 4, 3 gigs ram, 3.4 ghz sound on MB. 32 bit Win 7 home. SP1. All the updates available.

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@sonhouse

Below is a link to Microsoft's minimum requirements spec sheet:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

Be advised that:

a) Win10 mandates mandatory updates; there is no "off" button.

b) If you have more than one Win10 machine networked and one of them updates itself, it will force-feed every other Win10 machine it can contact (including guests who happen to be visiting your WLAN for the evening).

c) If you visit anyone else's WLAN and he has a more recently updated Win10 machine, his machine will force-feed yours his update.

d) MS has a miserable track record of updates breaking something which used to work before the update (especially 3d-party installed software).


vs Apple's OS X? Depends on what you want to do. You're going to have a steep learning curve either way; Win10 is nothing like Win7.

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@sonhouse said
I have a Pentium 4 that gets pronounced not good enough to go to win 10. Anyone know what it is about 10 that makes it incompatible with older win OS?
The Pentium 4 is a truly ancient processor.
I'd hazard a guess that Windows 10 relies on machine instructions that appeared on Intel machines after that processor family. Does it have SSE instructions for example?

You should find that Linux works on it fine, if the exact OS doesn't matter.

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@benjamin-barker said
@sonhouse

Here are the minimum specs:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
So it sounds like it is the last thing on the list stopping me. Run of the mill graphics is a killer?