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Windows Insiders eager to get their hands on next year's Microsoft OS were reminded last night that living on the bleeding edge can have its downsides: the update consumes RAM at a prodigious rate for some before falling over. It all began so well. Build 18237 was emitted with the usual degree of fanfare. Now given a …

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Re: and then a product manager accidentally saw it.

I'm sure that's what happened.

It will be useful for Opticians to stick in their windows - their shop windows, that is - to convince punters they need their eyes testing,

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Re: and then a product manager accidentally saw it.

What's with the hate of blur?

I'm one big ADORER of blur. Much like "frosted glass" in my opinion. And that lockscreen screenshot looks good, actually. (Finally, a new feature to actually like in Windows 10!)

I've even brought it over to Linux - magic of compton ;-)

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This Fluent Design blurry stuff is all very well, but after the last OS update I got a notification telling me one or more apps are looking blurry and I should change my screen settings.

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Insider edition or not, Windows 10 of any release is not stable enough at all!

I recently had a failure after a Windows 10 update, it failed to install an update, then failed to roll back, then just looped through this cycle repeatedly. Tried several things in an attempt to fix it, and actually eventually managed to get it to boot, but it would blue/green screen after a few minutes. I thought the RAM might be faulty but it seems ok in another PC.

In the end I started with a new SSD on different hardware. All that's installed on this PC is Firefox and Office 2016. But recently it's started crashing instead of waking up when the mouse is moved. It doesn't do it every time, but often enough to be really annoying.

And just yesterday I needed to install Office on a domain PC, and it failed with a really cryptic and long message that meant nothing. Of course, this message only came up right at the very end of the installation wasting more time. Installing Office with admin rights (on a domain PC) no longer works on the current build of Windows 10, you have to log off and log in with the LOCAL admin account to install Office. It's like Microsoft actually hate their customers and are deliberately pushing them towards other solutions.

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Devil

Dear Valued Customer

It would seem you have some trouble with an enterprise-grade IT installation. Our Microsoft Opportunity Department will shortly dispatch two representatives to explain the advantages of our brand new Business Support Initiative and the low, low price at which you can get this incredible offer (only one newborn to sacrifice per month!).

When your handlers arrive, be sure to be happy to see them.

Or else.

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Lemmings deserve every last bit ....this isn't the nineties anymore...

RC's are mostly Alphas now...

Might as well be AppleFanBoys.

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Awww.... don't drag Lemmings into a discussion about Windows. Lemmings was a great game.

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And then Psygnosis was bought by Sony and you hardly see it anymore...

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Perhaps a deploy to prod instead of to dev? That would be a notable first.

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Amazing

"The update consumed RAM at a prodigious rate for some before falling over"

Nothing new then?

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Micro$haft

Dirty butt f*****s.

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Re: Micro$haft

Oh, come on now... at least point out something we can snark at, not just make fun of their name and use profanity.

Like maybe that they treat end-users like Minions instead of Customers, by FORCING us into 2D Flatso, spyware, adware, forced updates, strong-armed 'Cloudy Login', 'the Store', yotta yotta. And being their QA department.

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From my cold dead hard drive

Seeing how Windows has gotten over the last couple of years, I am so glad I still have my old-ish computer and my Windows 7 Pro (KN) ISOs and CD keys. Not getting any new patches is fine by me, the code is pretty stable at this point and any remaining bugs are easy to avoid or at least recoverable. Security patches will keep coming for another 2 years and even then, my prevention mechanisms seem to work just anyway: Network firewall / proxy system running privoxy and ClamAV, A different AV product on the desktop, regular backups (with how little space Win7 takes up a pair of 2 TB external drives have lasted me quite some time), frequent scanning with the sysinternals tools (weekly on the live system, booting into a MDOP/DaRT DVD and scanning the offline system either monthly or after something unusual is afoot).

But, really, I have yet to see a compelling reason to even move to anything newer and every reason to stay the hell away from anything after Windows 7, especially when it seems that every time Microsoft releases a new feature, they just end up undoing it in the next version, but making it crappier than it was before (EG, the Start Menu). Especially since these new features seem to do nothing that would make life easier for me, and instead just expand my system's attack surface and punch holes everywhere.

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Re: From my cold dead hard drive

Security holes. BWHAHAHAHAHA.

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Big Brother

Ninja Cat?

I prefer Ninja Kitty (NSFW in case anyone is tempted to google that).

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Ayup - I'm a Windoze Insider, but W10 only gets installed on a virtual machine on a Mac.

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Well folks, I've been running insider builds since 2014 on three different computers as time has progressed and I've yet to brick one of them. Sure, there are some clunker builds with various issues but all in all, it's been a pretty smooth process and feedback is well received and things get fixed.

Just since 1803 I've probably done 20 installs of upgrades on my laptop and not ONE has been a deal breaker.

There are hundreds of thousands of insiders. Sometimes I think ALL of the people who can't run windows properly inhabit the readership of The Register. Thanks for your consistent hatred of something most of you probably lie about having used. I'm betting most of you still have XP on whatever POS old computer you use for windows.

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Just had a quick look at your previous posts. I think it is fair to say that you are somewhat monotonous on the topic of Microsoft (or an astroturfer).

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Still waiting for Windows 9

another wierd release of whatever Microsoft thinks "Windows 10/UWP/???" is. I am still waiting for the desktop OS upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 9; the one with improved performance, total compatibility with Win 7 drivers (both 32bit and 64 bit!) no change to the appearance and a start menu with desktop for PC's and laptops; no catering to funny phones or fondleslabs or cutdown ports to Raspberry Pi etc...

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Re: Still waiting for Windows 9

If it walks like Windows 7 and quacks like it, then it gotta be Windows 7 xD

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19H1

FTFA: "Now given a disappointingly logical codename of 19H1"

Is it just me or does that sound like the code name for a deadly virus?

"H5N1 - Home Edition"

/Good luck and use sanitiser

//[Edit] - Apparently it isn't just me and I need to read the comments more carefully

///*sniff*

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Re: 19H1

"Apparently it isn't just me and I need to read the comments more carefully"

The idea that 19H1 is a codename for a virus seems to be contagious.

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Jesus..

Every incarnation of Windows 10 is a major clusterfuck.

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At least Half-Life 2 was exciting.......

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windows mixed reality

To make VR work properly with WMR HMDs, the latest features are only available via windows insider.

So I am forced into having this on one of my machines.

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The last time I ran a Windows beta

The last time I ran a Windows beta was XP Pro x64 after RC2 launched. I was gung-ho into 64-bit (this was around the launch of the Athlon64), and it was stable enough for me to run as my primary OS.

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Re: The last time I ran a Windows beta

Older, more innocent days.

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Modern IT sucks

Because there are waaaaaay to many "UX designers"! All scrambling (at their masters bidding) to lift the same old shite to look like its NOT the the same old shite, with another evil twist to own your data.

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dang...now I have to try it

Half Life 2 loading screens? Whoa, that jogged some memories. I enjoyed that so much I may have to try the blurry bits.

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