I'm looking forward to watching 8k television on my cell phone. ;)
102 posts • joined 22 Sep 2011
Re: I did use Edge...
Menu / bookbar?
Click the three dots in upper right corner and everything you could want is there. It's safe to assume that most of the commenters here haven't looked at EDGE in a few years. As for the article's headline...it's NOT unloved, it's just unused. Oh well...they will move to another engine and it will give Reg haters one less thing to complain about with Microsoft. Meantime.....I'm productive on Windows 10 and my MSFT stock investments have never looked rosier.
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.
Re: Wouldn't it be nice ..
I don't blame Microsoft for the Windows Phone death. They played the best hand they had left to play. Just could not convince enough app makers to support the platform. Could not gain the traction it needed. If you use a variety of apps (I don't) there just wasn't any way to stick with the platform. I'm still using a Lumia 950XL every day of the week. I use it to talk on the phone, send txt messages and access my email. I'll kill time on the internet with it if I'm stuck in a doctors office waiting room but for the most part, it's a communications device for me. I'll use it till it dies or is broken.
Re: "the Windows 7 hold-outs should finally feel able to make the upgrade"
P. Lee says..."I have noticed recently that start menu searching for "update" gets you nothing, but searching for "windows update" finds the "are we up to date" control. They seem to be progressively hiding more stuff."
I just typed "up... " into the search menu and "check for updates" popped up before I could get to the third letter.
Don't know what build of Win 10 you are using or what you might have changed to handicap its functionality but what you describe is not the way it behaves.
And there is not and never has been a "are we up to date" control. Not a clue what you are talking about.
Opera works fine on Windows 10
Opera works just fine with every build of Windows 10 including ALL the beta builds. It's been my alternate browser for a few years and when there were EDGE growing pains, Opera is always there for me.
Version: 53.0.2907.68 - Opera is up to date
Update stream: Stable
System: Windows 10 64-bit
I'm on 1803 build #17134.48 no issues.
You folks are comical.
I just have to laugh at all of the Microsoft haters who congregate here and fantasize about the evils of an update or Microsoft in general. It's your own little echo chamber.
3 million users were involved in some aspect of beta testing 1803 and now the newer builds you still aren't complaining about. Updating, rolling back and update and pausing updates is pretty easy to accomplish.
Pausing for 7 days at a time is a no brainer. Update/Security, Advanced, Pause.
Meanwhile there are a few hundreds of million Windows 10 users and amazingly the majority of the people with problems seem to congregate here.
I've gotten benefit from a smart speaker in my home.
I've got the Harmon Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker. I put it in my kitchen' and it's given a mentally handicapped person in my household new found abilities to play music, tell jokes, and provide random "tell me something interesting" tidbits that fascinate and engage her. Prior to this she was a technology shut in and I had to look up or do everything for her on the internet or with audio devices.
I don't use it for much else but it's nice to have radio and music hands free in the kitchen and a few other similar perks. I've used to create an ongoing shopping list which also appears on my mobile phone which is handy in the store. "Hey Cortana, add oregano and paper towels to my shopping list."
Haven't personally had any issues to speak of with the last few fast ring builds of Windows 10. Been running an 1803 build for many months now. Some of you folks are just blinded by your hatred of Microsoft. Meanwhile, the OS continues to move forward and Microsoft as a company is having yet another renaissance, rewarding users and shareholders alike.
Re: @ Mark 85
Guys.....Windows 10 and Office 365 have been on autopilot for a long time now. Updates without issue, new features occasionally. BSOD's? A distant memory for my from a decade ago. I hate to say it but Microsoft has never been performing better as a company and for the most part "it just works!"
I'm surprised at the civility.
Can't believe I read a story and dozens of responses and not one The Register reader took the opportunity to make any comparisons to Microsoft's two browsers. So...just so there will be some sort of celestial equilibrium, I just want to say that I'll download it and compare it to EDGE. My current, rarely used alternate browser is Opera.
Nuts, the lot of you.
I use Windows 10 many hours a day ever day of the year, before that I used Windows 8, before that Windows 7 etc....
I use Windows Defender for any security needs. I've not had a virus or any other malware problem since sometime back in my Windows 95 days.
WTF is wrong with your people? Are you just big consumers of pornography and at great risk?
Paint 3d is simple to use in 2d/flat and provides more conversion options. You folks are just a bunch of whiners who will roll over in your graves before you will complement Microsoft on anything. If you really had the morals you profess to, you would stop using Microsoft products and quit supporting them in your networking or what have you jobs out of principle. NOPE, you are sluts who will happily take money and continue to whine.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is soaring and resurgent as you folks age and decline in misplaced anger.
Are you folks nuts or just whiners?
Honestly, you geeks are too much. Paint 3D is simple to use, had a much cleaner interface then does legacy Paint and works in flat 2d as easily as it does in 3D.
Is there anything Microsoft can do that you will applaud? Paint 3D is light years ahead of legacy Paint while retaining it's simplicity. WTF do you guys want?
Re: Ooooh, goody...
No one on this thread is "we users!" You folks are all a bunch of computer geeks who hate Microsoft and have zero bearing on any reality other than your own. Few people in the world want a stripped down OS that doesn't update drivers, software and security. Reading your posts is my tech comedy hour.
Re: @John 104
When you look at how many computers are running Windows today, the percentage of people having any issues on modern versions of Windows that keep them updated is pretty damn low. The pocket pen protector crowd that gathers here are far from normal. I keep coming back for the comedy of watching geeks bitch and moan.
Really haters? They had 10,000,000 people using it before released on probably half that many permutations of hardware, they announced well before the release date that it would be a slow rollout. Can't win with any of you haters. If they had done a small secret beta test and rolled it out with issues you would have called them names. Now they do one of the largest and most thorough beta tests ever on any platform and want to continue to fine tune and you call them names.
Tell me what perfect build of what in your lives you have ever been happy with on day one?
Don't let Trump speak officially in the UK.
Hello my UK tech friends and enemies. You know me as an avowed Microsoft apologist but just this once I hope you will actually listen to me. Do not let the nutcase who is President of the US come and speak officially in the UK. When he does come to visit, if you will do me the favor of protesting, I will accept a single negative post about Microsoft without retort from each of you who choose to protest. I honestly don't know what else I might have to offer you.
Thank you from the bottom of my Microsoft loving heart.
Re: Talking to people at the computer
Sounds to me like you don't really understand what the feature is/was all about. With one basic OS on both your phone and computer, along with an aggregation of contact information from every social source you may have friends in....it was all there and pretty damn slick. I'll welcome it back when/if it gets reintroduced.
Re: Nanny Microsoft strikes again
Or maybe El Reg is just a place for Microsoft haters to hang out? I guess you folks have to be somewhere. Meanwhile back on the farm, my Microsoft stock is kicking arse and not taking prisoners. Amazing, actually, considering that I've been reading about the death of Microsoft for the last decade on El Reg. I can only imagine your disgust as Microsoft turns the corner, profits grow, and embrace and extend is back in action.
Analog TV via cable is a waste of bandwidth.
I wish the cable companies had dumped analog completely 10 years ago with about a 12:1 data use ratio analog is a big waste of bandwidth. Sadly, most of the recovered bandwidth goes into providing more channels we don't need rather than less compression. In either case...analog is a waste of space.
Re: And in other news
You already got back your W7 type desktop in Windows 10 with a better OS as well. You can set up a Surface with just a touch GUI that's great for consumption, kids, elderly etc or you can have it boot to the 7 type of desktop you are used to....and have it stay there.
Buy low, sell high. Pick up a few shares of Microsoft when the market opens and reap your rewards. Been making me good coin for the last few years. You folks should study investing rather than sit around hating Microsoft which is so often the case in these threads.
Meanwhile...normal people love Windows 10.
You folks here are so jaded by your hatred for all things Microsoft. Month after month, year after year. My enjoyment of the OS continues to rise as does the balance of my investment account.
I'll keep watching as Microsoft continues to remake itself and rise, while relishing in your disgust and indignation.
Thanks for the hatertainment!
Re: What went wrong?
Investors sure seem to be doing well with MSFT. The 100 million Win 10 users don't have lots of complaints. It appears as though The Register has something going on, they can attract every MS Hater in the universe. Microsoft pays The Reg to do this to keep you all here playing with yourselves.
You folks are all so one minded in your zeal to hate.
Microsoft as a corporation has been at the top or near the top of every corporation in the United States for the last 20 years in philanthropic giving and not all of it has been "get you hooked on MS freebies." Then if you take the matching donations to all of their employees and add in the philanthropic activities of former Microsoft folks, especially those from the early decades of the company it's a pretty significant figure.
And just for the heck of it....throw in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
You haters can continue hating if it makes you feel good. Maybe you should, instead, do something positive for a change.
If you want to look at some funny predictions, take a look back at how many of you said Microsoft would be dead by now. Funny, my Microsoft shares have performed pretty good the last couple of years and I'm laughing my way to the bank! Got another dividend payment coming up in another couple of weeks. :)