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  • Windows 10 stinks!

    @TexasToast: I had a limited number of resolutions to pick from. Even if the list was much larger and included widescreen resolutions, the fact that you even need to pick a resolution to begin with shows how far MS is behind VMware.

    Supposedly WinRT's audio latency issues are being addressed in W10. But TBH, the way W10 is going I'm not sure I would even want to use it at all.

  • Windows 10 stinks!

    , TexasToast wrote


    The ability to run virtual machines and now virtual desktops is a feature that is overlooked but is useful for people who might want a business/job desktop and personal desktop.


    I don't know about that. On my previous system running Windows 8.1, I used VMware Workstation to run VMs for various testing purposes. So when I recently set up my new system, also with Windows 8.1, I decided to go with HyperV since I want to keep things as "pure" as possible.

    Well all I can tell you is that I was quite disappointed. For one thing, with HyperV VMs you cannot even resize the container window and let it auto-resize the guest OS desktop like you can with VMware. No, you are stuck with a few low-res, non-widescreen resolutions. After some searching, I found some suggestions on adding more resolutions, but I still didn't have anything that matched my actual monitors. Maximize the VM window? In Workstation, the guest OS desktop is resized to exactly your monitor resolution. In HyperV it just centers the guest OS while maintaining the crappy low resolution.

    The typical suggestion on how to "fix" this issue is to RDP into the VM. Say what??

    I mean, maybe MS should run the competitor software from time to time to see how it should be done. It is hard to believe that VMware can make such a smooth integration with Windows running in a VM, but MS can't.

    That is just one example, there are others too. Eventually I just gave up and switched back to using VMware Workstation.

    BTW I did look into the "Enhanced Session" or whatever it is called. That also didn't help much.

  • Windows 10 stinks!

    I just set up a brand new desktop system with Windows 8.1 and it is a PITA to deal with the Metro-style popups and "Tap here to bla bla bla...". I don't know what I did over the years to fix my previous Windows 8 system so that it was usable as a desktop system, but now I'll need to figure it out again. One of the 1st things I did was to install Classic Shell, but that only gets you so far...

    For instance, opening a PDF whisks me off to the sparse and unusable Metro PDF viewer. You can't even view thumbnails next to the open page. You either get thumbnails or the open page, not both. And it is fullscreen only so it wastes huge amounts of screen real estate on my giant monitors.

    I hate Windows 8 with a passion, and from what I've seen of Windows 10, it really looks like we will have to wait for Windows 12 to hopefully get back to at least the Windows 7 level. It doesn't have to look like Windows 7, it just shouldn't be a giant step backwards.

    And no, it isn't about being afraid of change. There is good change, and there is bad change. In Windows 8, MS chose to go with a mind-numbingly large set of bad changes.

  • Windows 10 stinks!

    So are you saying that Windows 12 would then need to be the apology version?


    That sucks...

  • More proof MS technologies are on the way out...

    , felix9 wrote

    @BitFlipper: its not clear from the slides whether WASAPI is available for store apps though, but AudioGraph api looks good enough ?

    WASAPI is currently available for store apps (although only shared mode), so I don't think it can be removed since it will break backwards compatibility.

    They must either be adding exclusive mode to WASAPI, or finally figured out a way to make shared mode have low-latency (like Apple did with iOS).

  • More proof MS technologies are on the way out...

    That looks promising. They mention 1-5ms latency and <10ms round trip latency. Let's hope they can follow through.

  • The new 2019

    @Bas: That's what I meant: As a desktop monitor which is shown at 0:55. It would be equally stupid for a tablet or phone display to be transparent.

  • The new 2019

    Who ever came up with the stupid idea that transparent displays would ever be a good idea?

    About as stupid as the prediction many years ago that robots will one day take over our jobs and sit at desks typing into computers. Uhm...

    And I mean 0:55, not 2:27.

  • Windows 10 Fix a desktop and destroy modern touch

    It will never work right until they stop trying to mash a desktop and a touch UI together.

  • There Is No Spoon

    What just happened...???