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  • Does Windows 10 fix the console and powershell?

    , evildictait​or wrote

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    They've actually made quite a few changes to cmd (actually conhost, the graphical window that renders cmd) in Windows 10, like finally fixing the retarded way you copy-and-paste in the command window (which traditionally avoided CTRL+C because CTRL+C is "break" in console apps).

     

    If only we were all still using Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert like in the good old days...

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    Look, I guess that you feel super threatened by some form of Windows on the Pi for some reason and desperately feel a need to downplay it, but how about creating a separate thread to discuss how much it sucks so we can keep discussing our hands on experiences with it in this one?

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , Bass wrote

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    I don't understand what you mean by universal app format. Is that what Windows programs are called now? I mainly want to know if I can run a program written in Python on this Windows.

    Time to start watching some BUILD videos like the rest of us, then.

     

    , Bass wrote

    It seems like this version of Windows may not actually support execution of software written for Windows, even when compiled from source code. Personally, I think that's a pretty severe feature omission. I hope that's only a temporary thing and Microsoft adds support for running Windows applications in a future update.

    Executing software written for Windows on it as we speak. You're talking nonsense.  Then again, I guess you were never really interested in this and were just looking for something to bash.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , figuerres wrote

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    I think we can run more than one at a time, just that this is kind of day one right now. No reason it can't multitask.

    Yeah, I know, it's mainly that one app with UI can be visible at a time because they're all fullscreen. It runs services and everything so essentially it's already multitasking.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , Bass wrote

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    "universal app"? Can I run arbitrary Windows programs on it? CPython?

    As long as they are written as Universal Windows Apps. As in, the new WinRT framework. Some BUILD talk mentioned Python was supported but I'm not sure of the details. All I know is I'm building stuff in XAML and C# and the same code all runs exactly the same on my phone, desktop, and pi.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    , Bass wrote

    Is it a 'full' copy of Windows ie. does it have explorer.exe?

     

    Nope. it runs services etc. but AFAIK you basically run one app at a time. It runs universal apps though, so what you write for the desktop will run on the Pi as well.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    For what it's worth, mine worked with a reasonably new wireless Logitech mouse.

    A guy on the forums reported possibly the same thing, and for him switching mice worked.

    Also, the FAQ says this:

     

     

    When I boot, neither my mouse nor keyboard appear to work?

     

    This is a known issue that some customers are observing with the current build.  The workaround is to leave them unplugged, boot, and then plug them in.  Sometimes only the keyboard will work but that should allow you to navigate on the device to test your Apps.

  • Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 hands on

    Mouse and keyboard worked fine for me, although if you go to the settings and set the locale, it seems to trip up on the list of countries because everything goes very slow and jittery. Once you close the list, performance is back to normal again. I wonder where we can provide feedback for this, I miss the smiley face feedback button that you get everywhere in W10.

    I wrote an app that listens for messages on a websocket, and when it receives a certain type of message, it plays a random MP3 file from a folder. I had thrown something like this together in WPF a few weeks ago for something and I was wondering if it would work on the Pi. I was super-impressed that I could just run and test it on the desktop, where it functioned exactly like my WPF app, and then deploy it to the Pi without making any changes whatsoever, and it just worked. This is incredible.

    One caveat, thought: the Windows IoT preview doesn't seem to contain audio drivers yet, so while you couldn't technically hear the MP3's, I could see that they were being selected and played. Can't wait for the first update. Meanwhile I'm experimenting with an addressable LED strip and the GPIO pins.

  • Android Apps to run on Windows Phone

    So has Paul Thurrot lamented the death of Windows yet after yesterday's news?

  • Edge

    , PerfectPhase wrote

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    So on the versions of windows that have both IE and Edge is this not going to be a bit confusing :)

    It is, but then shipping with two different browsers and figuring out when to use which one was always going to be confusing, so eh.