Re: windows store is horible
I have filters for price, genre, rating, etc. Though this is on Win8.1 on a PC. I'll have to look at the phone one to remember but I had no problems downloading all the apps I wanted when I last looked.
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"Though You can get (and have been able to for some time) petrol powered remote control helicopters that can easily lift 30-40kg so why the focus is on drones is beyond me..."
That's because "drone" is a scarier word. and the Daily Mail gets scarier headlines like "Attack of the drones" rather than "Attack of the remote controlled helicopters".
I am puzzled here.... Like others I support a healthy group of friends and family using a variety of operating systems (not Linux mind as I just haven't the time to become as proficient with it as needed and it would be wrong of me to offer support on that basis). I have not yet seen a single accidental upgrade to Windows 10. I have had several people say to me that they are being asked if they want to upgrade and should they. I have not has a single call saying "All my windows has changed - what's this Windows 10". This includes setups where I have made sure that Windows updates are running well.
So my question is - how many people have actually seen a malicious W10 install that wasn't either asked for or approved? Ok - I don't like the fact that it can download in the background and think that was a terrible idea; but offering to give you something free (even if some people don't like it) is surely not that bad. I think people would be complaining about MS just a much if they carried on their previous licence system and charged.
"How long before the monthly fee includes the Windows License (for just one user naturally)?"
Never. I have no idea why some people on here are spouting this rubbish about MS forcing monthly fees on us all and stopping us accessing our PCs if we don't pay up. That's several times in the last couple of days. I bet nobody can provide any actual evidence of this other than simple MS bashing paranoia. It doesn't even stand up as an idea once you apply your brain and some common sense....
oops - thought and common sense - I may be in the wrong place........
I did a quick google and found a few sites that say your 5:1 is way off and the worst is about 3:1. It's not beyond repair and a quick survey here (in my office in the uk) says it's about 50/50 including Christmas purchases for kids.
Saying all that I prefer my PS4 and it is without doubt the better performing system.
Surfaces are certainly doing very well.
Have a shortlist for people in each category, with details of them and their lives for people to read and have us all vote on it. We could even put people forward to be added to the shortlist too. Take all the corruption out of it.
Still - nice for Damon Albarn to get an OBE, though.
I like the idea of MS adding a far more in depth wizard on installation of Windows. A whole page on data sharing with pros and cons for each thing shared. In fact this is a must and I would suggest that they retro-fit it to Windows 10 a bit like the browser choice they had to before.
As for drive encryption a section of a screen saying "Do you want to encrypt your drive? It'll make it more secure but a tiny bit slower and if you forget your password you could lose access to your files". And if they say yes then a bit that says "You will need a recovery file in case you forget your password - do you want to a: print it, b: save it to usb or c: store it on a Microsoft server".
How easy would that be? In fact I don't see why they didn't do it. If you phrase something well then 99% of users can understand it. MS even have the resources to do a little explanatory video on all these things.
Now I think about it - why not add in options for accepting updates or not - just give people the option and explain the consequences of not accepting them.
I like Windows 10 - I really do - but a little spit and polish is needed.
That XP (perhaps) screen is in front of other screens and has cables running off to the side of the desk. But who cares. I'd have thought that all the various parts are separate and distinct. Certainly for mission critical stuff.
I find it quite interesting that they are running Windows at all. I may really love windows but I would want all of my systems on a battle ship running on something where I have full and unfettered access to the source code. After all I may get my banking hacked, etc. but I'm unlikely to start a war with windows!
I do. I may not actually do the code on a touch screen but it's great for demoing to other team members. I need to go over to another desk and show a manager or analyst an issue or change and it's just simpler to undock the tablet and walk across the room.
There are no good UK OS offline mapping apps. Well, there wasn't 1 month ago the last time I looked. I really like all the MS Win Phones I've tried so far mainly in terms of battery life and build quality. Just get Memory Map or View Ranger on it and I'll switch as soon as my contract is up.
I've had pcs of various kinds since forever. From Amigas,Apricots and Apples right to Yogas (no Zs). In all cases but one they have lived to the point where they were replaced with the next version up. I've had to return only two devices and they were where I decided to buy really budget tablets as an experiment so my own fault. I have a healthy upgrade system with laptops - I replace every 18 months and the other half gets the old one and then hers goes to a friend, child, etc. There is an Acer laptop over 4 years old at a friends house going strong.
In all this I would rate the build quality of them as Apple and MS joint top - my Surface is brilliant well equal to an ipad - Dell next for my excellent 7000 series lappy and a series of work purchases that were very solid. All the rest I would lump together as as good as each other depending on what you spend.
". All his charity work has no value, considering the amount of SUFFERING he's imposed on us all for 15 years, ever since Vista."
Good frikkin Lord! Are you seriously saying the all of the money he has put into trying to rid the world of diseases such as malaria THAT KILLS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. You your slight inconvenience of a few lost man hours - even if billions of them. Are you really so self absorbed that doing a little bit more work THAT PEOPLE GET PAID FOR is worse for the planet than PEOPLE DYING A HORRIBLE DEATH!!!!!!
I really do hope I've just taken the troll bait and the world isn't so sad that there are people in it that think like you. I just have one thing more to to say and that is that you, Sir, are a self absorbed myopic dimwit unless you're trolling and in that case well done for livening up my afternoon.
I have tried, and still do try, various Linux distributions every now and then. I have spent some time getting to know it. But will I use it day to day? No. Why? It still feels incomplete and awkward. As though it was put together by semi-professionals. I'm not saying Windows doesn't sometimes. But I've not seen a Linux distro that doesn't in many ways. Feel free to make suggestions and I may try something new. The same goes for development environments. I don't really see anything like Visual Studio or my favorite; Delphi. I've tried several but they all seem lacking - some in almost intangible ways - perhaps it's that I'm so familiar with windows versions. Again - feel free to make suggestions.
Could I move to Linux - totally - and perhaps one day I will. Could I move to Apple - no - too costly (ok I could if I had the money). Would I swap from Windows? No. I prefer it. That's it - simply preference. The same reason I drive the type of car I do or wear the shoes I do. Comfort and preference.
"A Pox on the House of Microsoft ". You do realise that you just attempted to claim the moral high ground? Is your limit of this misuse just down to companies? Are individuals likely to have a nafarious motive? Interesting......
Also the tower of babel isn't what you think.
Thought provoking and interesting. I like that it doesn't go over the top in either a pro or anti MS way. I know loads of people on here would like to see them die a rapid and painful death. I hope they stick about for the next 30 years as without them I think something would be lacking; not totally sure what, but something. In fact without them some diversity would be lost and an Apple, Linux, or whatever, OS monopoly wouldn't be all that great. JMO.
I have the same Dell as in the image at the top of the story. Thankfully it is running Win 10 from an iso from MS and totally wiped down. I'll still check though - who knows what may have sneaked in with a driver install, etc. All that time to ensure I check all the setup so that it is secure as I can make it and stuff like this happens - sigh.
Do you realise there isn't really a "back of beyond"? Nowhere in the country is more than 14 miles away from a main road - not some country track, but a main road - and that includes places where nobody lives at all. And where do you think your food comes from? It's made by the people that live in this "back of beyond" - these people provide for your needs so yes, they should expect the same level of service.
Ever heard of an air ambulance?
" the unending sequels of pain and suffering foisted upon users by Microsoft".... All I can say is that if your users are experiencing this then you are too inept or lazy to configure your computers properly. I have had no experience of this at all. And as for the "invasive data collection" I can say the same - flipping turn it off - or are you unable?
Do you realise how much time and productivity you'll lose? Users like what they are used to and the vast majority of them use Windows at work and home. They may be tech savvy professionals I suppose but in the real world of real work that kind of jump is bonkers - having helped people move from Macs to Windows I've seen it first hand.
I agree - I like Edge. It is simple and fast. Give it an ad-blocker and I'll bee 100% happy. It is what chrome was a few years back. Odd that you got a load of downvotes when pretty much everybody says they just use it to download another browser - how do they know if it's any good?
I too am getting a bit disgruntled with android. Though the best experience I have is with LG so far. SWMBO has a direct from LG G3 and I have one that came from three. I am on the same version as her ( the latest LG provided) and got that only three weeks after her (I check monthly so there may be updates that I've not looked for). I figure a three week lag for three isn't terrible. Samsung were atrocious and didn't update any where near enough even unbranded. On the other hand my spare phone (an MS Nokia 630) updates all the time which I quite like - would swap to WP10 in a shot if only the app support was there. Please nobody suggest iPhone - been there done that...
... and really didn't find anything special about it. There are other launchers that do similar things in the same way and ones that do more in different ways. Sadly it doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table which is a shame as Windows Mobile is genuinely different. I far prefer the WM 10 launcher and would/will swap to it depending on if they get running android apps right as there are a couple that I use daily that WM simply doesn't have.
" critical backup computer and anti-virus server" on Windows 8.1....
If you're running a critical server on a client OS then you really need to have a longer harder look at how you do things.... And if you're not keeping a really good eye on the updates that get installed on said "critical" system then you're asking for even more trouble.
My point is not the amount of money but the motivation. Give somebody enough motivation and the willpower will appear. How about (some hyperbole here!) we say quit or we'll kill your nearest and dearest - that would be quite cheap......
It's surprising just how much people can do if they really want to. Some people just don't want to quit - fine - do what you like but don't do it near others.
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