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
Member since:
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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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

At least Win9x didn't randomly allow some applications to stream, while others can't even load a web page. Not sure what's causing it yet, as I've disabled the network throttling in the Windows 10 registry...

I still remember when I upgraded to 32mb of ram and thought it was ridiculous for an operating system to require so much, when you could run TOS in 1mb with room to spare. Still loved that I had a 4mb Mega STe and created a 2mb RAMDISK, copied over all of Ultima 6 into it and played the game out of RAM.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not familiar with the issue in win 10 you are referencing. Works fine for me ( for various definitions of "fine").

Also not sure I have any programs that load web pages that aren't themselves web browsers ( no web view apps) . Could be an internal issue in the app.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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

That's not the point, unless you're seriously trying to say that a secure operating system needs to be slow as mud in order to be that way. I think you're a lot smarter than that.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, the point is you shouldn't use win 9x. It was a terrible code base riddled with bugs. Don't pretend it was an awesome experience. It was not.

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