Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Nov 2017 16:03 UTC
Windows

I wiped off my Windows 10 installation today. It wasn't because of the intrusive telemetry or the ads in the start menu but desktop composition. It adds some slight but noticeable latency that makes typing feel uncomfortable. In Windows 7 you can turn it off.

If you're fine with unresponsive UI operations and graphical tearing, then, sure, go back to Windows 7 or earlier and turn off compositing to get a few ms back when typing.

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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

You're insane. It was also developed in times where security was an after thought as were buffer overflows. Blue screens were a daily occurrence.

Also, back in the day, we considered it a resource hog. The upgrade from win 3.1 required more ram, better graphics cards, and cpu cycles.

Edited 2017-11-21 17:44 UTC

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