* Posts by BaronMatrix

30 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

BaronMatrix

Totally BROKEN...

And people used to tell me I was being unreasonable when complaining about the quality... I used to be an STE and a junior SDET in Windows... They started the process of eliminating QA in 2002, after XP SP2....

I don't agrtee with the author that testers don't run automation.. I ran TONS of automation suites provided by SDETs... I even wrote some and told management you can't fully test your own code as an SDET much less as a Windows dev...

I put off an upgrade because Win10 was killing the laptop I had it on... Every other update was a breaking change.. Sometimes my USB would go out, others the NIC would stop working, some caused endless reboots...

Yes, Windows 10 is Broken, borked, FUBAR, and many other negative things I can imagine...

The worst thing is they still need Windows to develop Azure... Putting a phone UI on my 3 LCD workstation is an insult... I MAY eventually upgrade to an expensive Svr Standard so I can put off updates...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush

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I finally found this version but it's a preinstall from OEMs... I don't care much about Start Menus since I put everything on the task bar or use Start Run...

I just can't stand how the UI took a huge step backwards... AERO looks modern and Modern looks Crappy... It's fine for low use but my Win7 (typing on it) has windows everywhere and Aero makes finding edges easier... With Win10 you have to hit the right point on the window to grab it but it's a flat single color so I miss A LOT... Especially with Office apps...

Obviously they still aren't testing this crap internally and still having amateurs deciding on features... I had a PM that din't know how to turn the PC on... And that wasn''t the only one...

Still don't want Win10... Put off my Threadripper because of it... Well, I'm also waiting to see Vega come back... The only thing I could get out of Win10 with my usage patterns is DX12... That sucks...

Ballmer once yelled: Developers, developers! Today it would be: Docs! Support! Certificates!

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OMG, Monkey Boy

The day they said that developers got shoved into the back seat... Win7 took away Virtual Server, Windows 8 created a huge mess of my workstation and now I have a phone OS that thinks I'll be talking to it.. It has made it difficult for me to work the way I do... I MAY reboot my machine once every few months, not when MS wants to give me phantom updates...

And now I have to probably get a server version or MAYBE the so-called workstation version of 10 I still haven't seen... I put off my Theadripper upgrade because I dread the experience I've had on my laptop...

Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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No one will EVER find a way to bypass physical access, but server rooms are some of the most secure places in any company... Most people don't even know where they are...

And a remote BIOS injection would require a hook into the OS or the ability to control a reboot... servers are not a source of malware...

Licensing rejig and standard price rises set for Windows Server 2016

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Maybe they shouldn't have counted on phone share while they ruined the desktop experience... Desktop Core would have been the right path... Then you plug in Modern or Aero...

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So they're going to screw up Server too... WTF is going on in Redmond... I know the altitude makes you dizzy but this is ridiculous...

Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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So can I have my Aero Desktop back now you nutjobs...?

So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only

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Re: No Windows Phone Version?

Now if Only I could easily buy one... MS really screwed the pooch on this... They made a decision to base the OS UI/UX on a platform with little share and few choices...

And they doubled down with Modern UI continuing though EVERYONE hated it and EVERY Adreno could do limited AERO, not to mention the latest Intel/AMD/nVidia GPUs for tablets and 2 in 1s...

I just got the Crapators Update on my laptop and the UI STILL looks like Win3.1... I RDP into and the side by side with my Win7 desktop is JUST UGLY...

No, Microsoft is not 'killing Windows 10 Mobile'

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So let me get this straight...

You ruined my desktop for phones and there are no new phones coming... I can't use Win 7 for my new Ryzen and can't get a better phone for Win10 than the little Acer I found..?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM...?

AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all

BaronMatrix

That's why you use an OpenGL app that uses the GPU... They have those...

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Re: How Zen will likely play out

They already have... Naples can encrypt the RAM for VMs... And Intel's SMT didn't work with VMs when it launched...

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Re: Sigh

But they did rush to cancel 3rd party chipsets around the same time for nVidia and ATi... Graphics in average PCs have sucked since...

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Re: Sigh

Opteron is still in the number three super computer... Zen Opteron will have Secure Memory encryption and it looks like their SMT will work in servers from the beginning, unlike Intel which couldn't use HT for VMs...

Their K12 will go in the same socket as Zen which will let them have a Big.Little server config... Naples is 32 cores and there will be 16 core versions... Doom and Gloom hasn't helped the PC industry yet...

BaronMatrix

Re: Sigh

Why must you spread your propaganda everywhere...? Intel started the price war that got us here... And pulled underhanded tactics before and after... But process advances are no longer in Intel's favor and Zen has features that Intel doesn't...

Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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Re: Can you spell lawsuit?

it is shit based on me having it on a laptop... I had Win 8 on my desktop and it was a NIGHTMARE... Win 10 on my laptop is even worse... I have lost work because not every app has AutoSave and Restore... Especially SQL where I do a LOT of work...

They have hosed my machine several tmes with these untested Beta updates they force on you... Dear Satya,WHY THE FUCK DID YOU FIRE ALL THE TESTERS.. ? I had already QUIT your fiefdom crap with non-technical people designing features...

If a person needs help turning their machine on they should not be able to dictate to KERNEL developers...

BaronMatrix

Re: Can you spell lawsuit?

Maybe they should make Windows 10 not blow beta chunks all over everything.. They broke my laptop several times with updates... And the HORRID high contrast UI makes my head hurt.. I'm a developer so I'm using a PC for most of my waking hours and my productivity sucked on Win 8.1...

I RDP into my Win 10 laptop and Win7 looks like the newer UI... Windows 10 looks like the let their grade school kids design it... After pumping them for of Adderrall...

I want Zen FX but not that bad.. THINK ABOUT IT...

Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Re: No testing, Redmond?

Funny... I left right after XP SP2 and so did a lot of other quality people.. It was sickening having people over you who could barely turn their PC on... Program Managers ruined so many features with fantasy requests, it's no wonder Win 10 is a huge fuster cluck...

And not only did they release the STEs, they made SDETs write AND run the automation which I found is IMPOSSIBLE...

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Re: How does something as bad as this get through QA?

They fired all the testers 10 years ago... I used to be one... Now CONSUMERS are beta testers... They do have automated testing but you can't catch everything with automation...

I won't be using it unless they fix that acid trip UI... I tried a Start Menu replacement but the Windows till looked like popups and the "high" contrast colors give me headaches... No way I can look at that 11 hours a day...

BaronMatrix

Microsoft has lost their damn minds...

I have Win10 on a laptop I got last year and it has been a horrible nightmare... The only thing I have use for is the better audio and video...

Everything else sucks... The UI is an acid trip designed by a drunk Photoshopper... I just got the Anniv update and it's even worse... All the Windows look like popups.... Having no edges makes it hard to over lap windows... Ths icons are 3rd grade pencil drawings... Especially in the SysTray...

Modern apps totally blow chunks.. I tried WinZip and IHeartRadio... Ewwww... First they get rid of Silverlight rather than trying to remove the NPAPI parts and KEPT FLASH... They they take WPF and screw it up with UWP while there is no difference between a laptop and desktop and buying Nokia destroyed the phone OS...

So I'm stuck with a Phone UI on 23" LCDs...

Windows 10 SUCKS...

This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

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Resume Builders

I came later though initially used the mainframe terminal to type in BASIC... Used more managed code than un-managed... But that doesn't mean cut and paste can't make your C# life a damn nightmare, not to mention SQL, JS and HTML...

I once saw some code where they were calling a DB to get user info in a Windows domain... The same place had SQL drawing HTML...

The worst cut and paste was a major city's reporting web site... The dev copied and pasted a whole javascript module to extend Web Form.. Which anyone knows BREAKS THE DESIGNER...

But I can say I don't check certain things like adding two known numbers...

The DB was even worse... Some of the logic in a workflow made me nauseous...

Intel completes epic $16.7bn Altera swallow, fills self with vitamin IoT

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Maybe they shouldn't have chopped their own legs out from under them and everyone else when they released a $183 E6300 that was faster than the $500 PressHott... Now we are all five years in he hole because ALL OF A SUDDEN our old PCs were NOT WORTH ANYTHING, so many had to put off the new system...

At the same time, ARM was drinking their milkshake and giving people something other than WinTel to surf the web...

Hopefully, Zen will fix it by more clearly differentiating products... Who can really tell the difference between Core i3, i5, and i7...?

Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Re: I am happy with it

IOW, like Jim it's sucks donkey dikk... I RDPd into a laptop running on one of three LCDs and the difference was so striking with Aero, I couldn't take it... I can't imagine that ancient thing on my 24" LCD...

The settings panel is even worse than the phone UI...

I think I'll pass... I mean what are the chances that AutoDesk will make a Modern AutoCAD...?

They need to take Windows Core and split off the UIs... I don't want a phone UI on my desktop and it's foolish to have a desktop UI on your phone...

Will the PC glory days ever return, WD asks as its finances slip

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It's Intel's fault for commoditizing CPUs and cheating to keep AMD out of the market... To go from 80% of US retail to nearly nothing means lots of people aren't even looking... And the OEMs don't help selling 200 different Core i whatevers...

Windows 10: A sysadmin speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Re: Why not?

It blows horrible chunks... It doesn't know if it's a phone UI trying to work on the desktop or a desktop UI that has to blend with phones...

Some setting are desktop, some are Modern (which means gray background and Phone icons)... A reviewer here called it the thing...

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Re: Trevor, you've pretty much listed everything that bugs me.

I can add a bunch of stuff.. I have a domain at home which means I don't want to use a Live account... I don't want the AERO transparency, I want the drop shadows and chrome edges... Looking at a window with no chrome is scary almost...

And the mixing of Phone UI setting with the Control Panel is criminal.. The Explorer window looks like a kid on drugs did it...

Why MS did you destroy my developer desktop while screaming developers, developers, developers...

I doubt Visual Studio could EVER be a Modern app just like PhotoShop, AutoCAD and too many other professional DESKTOP apps...

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And people tell em everyone likes Win10... HA... The cartoon drawings, the misplaced settings, the blend of Modern an Control Panel, no chrome around any windows, not even a drop shadow to spot overlapped windowed apps...

Win10 says screw AutoCAD, AnSYS, ProE and any other DESKTOP tools... Developers, developers, developers, MY ASS...

Did anyone even look to see what the UI looks like on a 23" 1080p LCD...? It's horrible... Everything from This PC to the uneven icons vs text in Explorer sucks...

This is the first Windows that is better with no windows open... yesterday I tried to get 10240 installed on a laptop but the damn Start Menu wouldn't come up to click Settings which looks like a 2008 phone UI...

Microsoft what the hell were you thinking...?

Woz's key to success: Burn the tie, wear T-shirts to work

BaronMatrix

It sounds to me like you need little help cutting off the blood to your brain. Maybe if you all dressed better the divorce rate would be lower. It's easier to forgive someone who looks as though they have self-esteem than someone who looks HOMELESS.

BaronMatrix

I thought that was IBM.

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FAIL

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I'll say it again. If that "Culture" is so great why is America so far behind in STEM education? Why are there more Liberal Arts majors than Science majors?

BaronMatrix

You may be why America is so low in STEM education.

I'm wearing a button down shirt with a collar and I have NEVER sweat at work - even with a tie AND jacket.

If Woz was "all that" he would be Steve Jobs.

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