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Old 12-10-2019, 09:08 AM   #16
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Is it at all possible to change that atrocious win10 user interface? It looks like it was designed by a bunch of kindergartners, with bad taste.
What is wrong with Windows 10? On Slackware, I use WindowMaker and I think it is cool!

PS - I do not choose MS focus groups, probably for good reason.

PPS - Could not resist.
Just logged into another system that had been updating while posting.
The MOTD was "Happiness is a hard disk".
How times change - As hard is to floppy, solid state is to hard.

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Old 12-10-2019, 09:47 AM   #17
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When I setup my dual boot with 14.2 and Win 7, I created my partitions with gparted. I left the Windows partition unallocated at the beginning of the drive. Created my storage partition, then my ext4 for Slackware and then swap. When I install Windows, it left the other partitions alone and I never had a problem. Might be an easier way but the is my experience and has worked for me.
 
Old 12-11-2019, 12:02 AM   #18
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It won't work for work or home. Windows 7 reaches end of life on January 14, 2020. So if you're running MS then you should probably start to transition to Windows 10. Just a suggestion.
Thanks but that's never going to happen. I've had more than one Slackware Uptime in excess of an entire year and whenever I have had to boot Win7 most often I'm in and out in an hour or so. So far, so good. Microsoft will likely never see another penny from me, ever. I only bought Win7 years after it came out and hated feeling the need even then. The Win10 EULA's potent invasion of privacy was a distinct deal breaker for me. Not even my family gets that level of privilege.

Obviously if work required it I'd be faced with only two options 1) Use a single opsys dedicated box, or 2) find another employer. Of those two, for me, the lesser of the two evils by a slim margin is find another employer. Because others are very likely in a different condition with little choice in the matter is why I felt compelled to ask exactly what causes someone in the know cave and comply. I have little experience with employers who require anything more than a safe system that will connect. Thankfully, I've never been forced into Windows and wonder how and why that works for those who apparently must.

I do realize now that the short time left for support for Win 7, assuming it isn't again extended, is a major factor and one I had lost track of. Thanks for all the polite replies and best wishes to you all... and while I'm at it... Happy Holidays
 
Old 12-11-2019, 12:29 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the polite replies and best wishes to you all... and while I'm at it... Happy Holidays
You're very welcome. Happy Holidays to you as well.
 
  


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