Icon’t go on

This guy says he’s concerned with aesthetics, but I suspect there’s something else:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Is there a version of Windows 10 that DOESN'T look like a tablet?


I love, love, love Windows 7, and I have put off upgrading because what I’ve used of Windows 10 looks absolutely gawd-awful. It’s all blocky and crap. I want a working laptop that looks professional, not a bigass tablet. Even programs are changed to being called “apps” in Windows 10 and it cheapens it. I’ve seen where you can download things to resemble Windows 7, but that’s almost besides the point.

I want a professional laptop that doesn’t look like it’s for kids. Is there anything available at all?


For 90 percent of the market, read “professional” as “looks expensive.”

The solution, of course, since Microsoft isn’t going back to pre-mobile days, is BAFM/STFU. The first half of that suggests the purchase of one of Apple’s Macs.


  1. fillyjonk »

    13 November 2017 · 10:14 am

    And I suppose if enough people bought Macs, maybe MS would wise up and offer TWO versions of an OS: one for people who want to dink around on touchscreens, and another for people with actual WORK to do.

    (another 7 holdout here. For as long as I can. My dad has 10, he says “It’s not as bad as 8 was, but not by much”)

  2. CGHill »

    13 November 2017 · 11:30 am

    The only thing I really like better about 7 is its handling of updated files with the same name. Then again, I have to update a lot of files.

  3. McGehee »

    13 November 2017 · 1:53 pm

    My Win10 laptop doesn’t look like a tablet. They’ve actually been dialing back the Metro look in the UI, and nothing says I have to use any of the Metro apps.

  4. ETat »

    14 November 2017 · 7:01 am

    Shsh…don’t jinx the 7th!

  5. nightfly »

    14 November 2017 · 11:05 am

    I held out until my old Win7 lappy died the death. Alas.

  6. wheels »

    15 November 2017 · 12:20 pm

    It seemed as though I stayed with XP at work forever, because some of the applications I needed were never updated to run on Win7. Eventually, though, I had to upgrade. I’m still using Win7 on my work machines, but I use Linux and Mac at home, because in my experience there’s less hassle with plugging hardware into Macs, and I figure I need to learn Linux at some point.

  7. Holly H »

    21 November 2017 · 8:00 am

    Resistance is Futile.

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