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Old 12-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hardware makers are eager to get Windows 10 on PCs to boost shipments

Microsoft's Windows 10 is still in testing, but hardware makers can't wait for the day the OS replaces the controversial Windows 8.

Millions of PCs are aging, and those who have resisted Windows 8 will likely upgrade to computers with Windows 10. The initial reception to a test version of Windows 10 has been positive, as it resolves many usability issues affecting Windows 8.

There are about 600 million PCs that are four years or older, and those systems are ripe for upgrades, said Renee James, president at Intel, at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference on Tuesday.

"When we see a healthy macroeconomic environment and an aging installed base we expect a new [OS] deployment. The [PCs] are fantastic and at new price points. That's kind of a perfect storm, combined with a new OS, and the OS usually pushes the upgrade cycle," James said.

James is "very enthusiastic and optimistic" about what Microsoft is doing with Windows 10.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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I'm on Vista and Ubuntu right now, only have windows to play a game, because my old computer is a duel core 3 gig and this particular game isn't open source yet and won't run through wine or Play on Linux with a descent FPS.
But I'll say this here and now, I'm so impressed with the last few releases of windows I'm really thinking of UPGRADING to windows XP
( yes I said UPGRADE, the way I see it you trade something that doesn't work, for something that does work, thats an upgrade )

As for windows 10 being any good..................prove it
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