Re: Where's the sizzle?
That was Orlowski writing a crowd-pleaser (around here, anyway) based on a 6-week old version.
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That was Orlowski writing a crowd-pleaser (around here, anyway) based on a 6-week old version.
You need an account to synchronize across several machines or indeed, to buy Store apps.
> That's fine. Just hope it doesn't gobble up your licence to go back to windows 7
First thing I tested this morning.
Answer? No, it doesn't. Your license still activates Windows 7 after upgrade use both from in-place upgrade and ISO installation.
In case anyone actually says this stuff for realz, you can always just open an elevated command prompt and type
That should trigger the update.
Or of course, you can download the ISOs so many commentards told us would not be available.
Then you can do a clean install and proceed to hate it for not being something else from there.
Performance and multiple desktops mostly, in my experience.
And while there seems to be widespread distaste for having a Microsoft account (it's odd how there is no such distaste for a Google account or an Apple account, isn't it?), the synchronization over multiple machines is worthwhile as is the fact that a Universal app, once "owned" by the account, can be installed on anything else the user owns without extra cost.
The launcher is nothing like Windows Phone. And none of the panels do anything similar to Windows Phone.
So yeah, nice fun snarky article, lol M$ makes Windoze for SuperDuperInfallibleWonderfulAndroid except wrong on pretty much every count.
Maybe if the author had actually used a Windows Phone.....
Oh, are we on Register time again? This story would have been current on Sunday morning. Possibly.
These days it's mostly fixed. And there's a tool you can use to stop any specific device's drivers from auto-installing.
This information will be downvoted by people who really really want Windows 10 to fail.
> and those tend to be the kind who are on the autistic spectrum who like numbers and focus on them no matter what.
Wait, hold on... I'm pretty much self-taught in maths because our primary school just let us work through a book and take the next one. I had no idea I was doing the A Level syllabus at 11 because how would I possibly know?
I resent the implication that I have some form of mental disability just because you think Maths is hard.
"Oh, you learned maths despite your teacher not understanding it? So you're some kind of fucking Aspie, right?"
Actually, no. I learned English too. Some kids don't need hand-holding.
RAID isn't backup.
Hey Al, an interview I read around release time claimed that MS involvement had basically enforced a "no shitware" rule on HP. If true, that must be quite an achievement given the usual 20GB worth of nagging crap that they like to excrete onto your hard-drive.
Is it true?
The usual answer is not to use those directories.
You can redirect "Documents" and the various media "libraries". That's probably all you need to do.
This author's last missive - the one where the NSPCC claim that 101 nonces jailed is 2 per day over a year - shows form for simply regurgitating press releases.
I wouldn't hold your breath waiting.
Oh look, Vans, extremely shabby cargo pants and... smart shirt?
In my defence it's because I've put in a lot of gym time recently and eaten a lot of protein so all my tshirts are now too small. New ones will happen on pay day.
And now some simple bugger is going to tell me I should buy XXL tshirts anyway - I did. The issue is finding even bigger ones. The UK is not great for ogre-sized individuals.
Not when it's so appropriate.
Given that terms can be handed out for any "extreme porn" now (that copy of the "other" Animal Farm is illegal, folks!) these sentences aren't just for images relating to children so it's more accurate than "paedophiles".
Got a better term?
Agreed but we won't know until the study finally happens.
The really interesting study might be ten years away when somebody finally wonders whether not looking at horrible shit online (most of which is apparently ancient, according to IWF) left the nonces with more time for actually doing horrible shit to children.
Are you guys all sore that your pr0n will be harder to find?
If I buy, for example, a comic... and then I scan it to my tablet (or even photocopy the bloody thing) and stash the original comic in one of those dust covers that hardcore nerds have so that I can read it while retaining a pristine hard copy, have I broken the law?
It's even simpler than that, AC.
Have I bought the physical media or a license for the content? If it's the media, then I own it and I can make a backup because I'm protecting my investment. If it's a license then I have paid for that license and will listen to the content on any media I fucking well like.
What it can't be is both. Because that's just UK Music insisting I buy a new CD every time one gets unplayable from use in the car and it's that kind of bullshit that leads people to torrent their content.
Good question, and how does that work anyway?
Isn't it simply opening a mailbox (POP3, IMAP or Exchange)? What use is an email client that open all your email?
Sounds bloody pointless, is what it sounds.
4 is a heart-attack vector.
You should move on to Win10 if it makes sense for you to move to Win10.
As an example, dev boxes here at work are a mixture of Win7, Win8.n and Win10 because the software we're producing must support all of these. It's to go into factories where the lifespan of an assembly line is 8-10 years.
If it makes no sense for you to move, don't move.
If you are a private individual with lots of time and patience and you feel your existing OS is lacking, I strongly advise you to try linux if you haven't before. If it does everything you want and you have no issues with it, it's wonderful. If you don't meet those criteria or you're a business with cost centres, linux is almost certainly a more expensive option long term than Windows unless your business is something ephemeral and worthless like marketing or web design.
Nothing says you have to upgrade.
I think one of the most annoying things about commentards on the Register is their continual assumption that because a thing exists it is now mandatory and all alternatives have been deleted.
It was MONTHS after the launch of Win8 before the usual suspects around would accept that it ran Win32 applications at all. "Oh no, everything's full screen now, I can't run multiple windows, what's the point" - really? Then you're a fucking idiot. Try clicking "desktop".
Complaint through pig-ignorance. Disgusting.
> Remind me again why I should migrate away from a perfectly acceptable Windows 7 x64 Ultimate --- With Patch Tuesday support... Conceivably until the 14th, of January 2020 anyway. For something that doesn't? Prudy Start Menu's, and Metro Tiles be damned?!
Remind me again where anything in this article or comment thread says you should upgrade?
Oh, it doesn't? And you're just throwing shit around like a confused monkey?
which is presumably why sales were up.
Alternatively, you're just reading your own opinions into things where they aren't actually there.
You're responding to "Bob Vistakin", AC. Anything "Bob" can do or say to make it look like Microsoft has failed at anything, he will do. Look at his posting history. He's not keen on Apple either but he really has the knives out for Microsoft, even to the point of continually telling lies about Bing copying Google's search results.
Either "Bob" is the single biggest Google fanboy on the entire planet or he makes a living from encouraging people to use Google via FUD. Or he's an Android malware writer, but that wouldn't explain the hate for Azure.... nah, it's fanboy or marketing drone. No other conceivable option.
So please, don't bother with reason or logic. Even facts won't bother "Bob", he's actually happier with outright bullshit.
* You could make the case that Bing is copying Google but in design and subsidiary software, not search results. This whole thing was just proof that the Bing toolbar works exactly the same way as the Google toolbar. Personally I strongly advice against all browser toolbars. They all spy on you. Much like everything else Google does, actually.
unfinished mobile OS is unfinished.
Film at 11.
head asplode icon plz
We should probably try it.
Pick a stock, every commentard twots out some drivel like "investing today! #bullishOnStockWeChoseAtRandom" - with the swapped out variable, of course - and see what happens.
Don't even need to buy that stock - in fact, for science it's probably better not to since the rush of small buys might itself lead to a following market, thus screwing up the twerting as prime cause.
> I wonder how many of the readers here have Breitling, Tag Heuer, Rolex or other luxury or artisan watches that make my 12 year old £40 Sekonda or my £25 Zeon tech backup look positively ordinary!
Well, I've got my dad's Jaeger leCoultre but that's 60 years old and probably makes your Sekonda look like rocket science.
Nice watch, though. Never loses time.
>I think the world consists of people who don't wear a watch, and cannot conceive that anyone else would, and people who do wear a watch, and cannot conceive that anyone else wouldn't, actually.
I disagree. I think the divide is "people who don't wear a watch and cannot conceive that anyone else would" and "people who do wear a watch".
I don't much care if you prefer to go for the pocketwatch phone option. That's your business. My watch is my business and you don't get to criticize it.
I do. Glancing at my wrist is much quicker than fishing my phone out of my pocket.
And because I've been wearing a watch since long before mobile phones were a thing and it's a convenience I don't want to be rid of. The "phone as watch" thing is basically a regression to a particularly large, ugly and annoying form of pocket watch. Not for me.
linux has many virtues but being high in fibre isn't one of them.
In general MS products do not have fans (XBox seems to be the exception). They're just things you use to do stuff with.
This seems impossible to grasp for those who have declared affection for other tech manufacturers or advertising bureaux but it's true. MS doesn't have fans beyond some frankly rather embarrassing idiots on wpcentral. I know that frustrates them but it's true.
Could be worse though, Satya. You could be universally despised (note - the Reg's comment boards do not count as "universal"). Like Oracle.
> In fact, the new browser called Vivaldi
Is actually a fancy shell on an old browser called "WebKit" which uses hundreds of proprietary extensions and is the single biggest danger of browser monoculture.
There, fixed that for you.
Vivaldi is also shit and highly crashy. You forgot to mention that, AC.
Google Play. Functionality has been shifted away from "Android" and into Google Play continuously since Gingerbread. It's almost as if Google have decided that open source was a bad idea.
> It is not opensource, so it cannot be trusted.
Neither is most of Android. Your point?
With your absolute knowledge of the future, can you give me Friday's Euromillions numbers?
You say that but you're on the Register. Here, everything from war in the Middle East to a slightly uncomfortable bowel movement is viewed as MS's fault and grounds for a move to linux.
What Edge doesn't do is implement CSS with "-webkit-" prefixes. If anything has embraced and extended web standards, it's WebKit.
Mozilla and MS (with Edge) are the only things preventing it from extinguishing them.
Like the first commenter, I'm not switching until there are equivalents of AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery - I'll stick with Firefox until that happens.
After it happens (since Edge supports a plug-in architecture, it will happen), I might well switch. Some ad-hoc testing in a Win10 VM indicates that it's orders of magnitude faster in use than either Chrome or Firefox (although to be fair, this may be because there are no plugins).
> I want the option to not pay anything, and throw the TV in the bin.
You already have that option.
Good of you to put your name to that prediction, AC.
It's really nice to see FirefoxOS getting things right.
It runs on linux too.
Embrace, Extend, EmsomethingRegCommenterswillinevitablytrotout
We get it, you like Apple.
Apple Pay will still fail everywhere outside Starbucks.
> Couple a police force with a flagrant disregard for privacy and a disdainful attitude to the public they are supposed to serve with a government (any party) who've a penchant for creating nebulous, ill-defined laws (especially laws targeting abstract concepts) and we'll all be potentially guilty of thought crime.
I'm interested - why have you used the future tense instead of the present?