"preview releases [..C and D..] will be suspended"
And that will not delay anything because they'll just be folded into the B release. No problem, right ?
Microsoft on Tuesday said it has decided to halt Windows preview releases in May due to health concerns arising from the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. "We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand this is impacting our customers," the Redmond software giant said. "In response to these challenges we are …
Not causing the great internet crash of 2020 will be a good thing!
Win-10 could also become stable enough (gasp) to be considered almost usable for serious business activities.
My work machine has a current reboot cadence similar to win95
and those 6 hour long "your system is updating" interruptions to cat videos, blogging, commenting on El Reg, and generally surfing the web...
reminds me of the time I saw a client's computer shut down for about that long because windows just HAD to update when he logged on at ~7:30 AM only to NOT be able to use his computer at ALL until ~2PM! And then it was really sluggish because of all of those "background" tasks... [so not really 'usable' for another half hour or so]
"In this time of crisis I need the daily distraction of evolving features..."
This is Windows 10 we're talking about - you mean DEvolving features, surely?
Rounds of stupid crap features nobody asked for, nobody wants, and the vast majority of posts after they have been pushed out are usually "how do I turn the bloody thing off?"
So Microsoft is finally getting around to acknowledging that their current methodology of "continuous fiddle-faddle" is not only unsupportable but is inimical to their customers. I think they were told that a LONG LONG LONG LONG LONG time ago.
Seems maybe it finally sunk in.
"Seems maybe it finally sunk in."
As long as they only did it because they were forced to, I say no, it hasn't finally sunk in. I fully expect them to start back up with the continuous fiddle-faddle the moment we are free of the virus threat, as long as another threat hasn't replace this threat.
You should have stopped using W7 before January, when "coronavirus" was a footnote in the news about how China was covering something up. That was the deadline that you were informed of at least nine years ago. If you missed it and you're only just getting around to thinking about it now - well, tough, but I don't think you can blame anyone but yourself for that.
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