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  • Another day, another locked thread

    I don't mind some heated discussions that get out of control.   The political ones here were some of my favorites.  It can be good therapy and make a good distraction.  I think in the end, niners eventually calm down and move on.  Besides, what would blowdart do if he did not get to close a thread now and then.  My personal favorite is when cbae and dahat get into politics.  Those are just great to read.   Speaking of politics,  I know some British niners have opinions on the last election.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    @kettch: Maybe we need a windows for the beginner and one for advanced users.   One for the guy flying a Cessna and one for the guy flying a 737.  Its not fair to take guys and gals flying 737's their whole life to now have to fly a kite.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    The screenshots in the OP are from the latest public build.

    I've seen today the screenies of the 10108 leak. It's an improvement to all-white , but the main theme going on is still "barren & oversized".

    I think there whole user interface is like going back 20 years.  I know of MS-DOS programs that have more interesting buttons, text boxes, images than the stuff they are pushing out now.   Nobody wants the PC interface dumbed down to match  what you need on your phone.  Also, I don't like that they are hiding a lot of information that was once available.  It is hard to tell something simple like what type of wireless network I am connecting to.  (802.11n, 802.11ac, b , g etc.) .  All dumbed down.   I guess the good thing is they are opening the door to add on applications that will provide these missing pieces.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    *snip*

    Having one's personal data automatically copied to an online location doesn't strike me as a feature at all - more like a threat that we've striven for years to avoid.

    Well Microsoft has a huge bet with Azure that this is the future.   I think Hillary Clinton proved that it is better to have control of your own data. 

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    @BitFlipper: They mentioned a lot of work on audio latency in windows universal apps at Build.  Have you played around with this lately? (if I remember correctly it was in the new windows 2D api session)

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    Doubt it. The biggest incentive is "free" (and "upgrade now"-screen on 7). That will be it.

    I am pretty sure nothing more than this will happen. Their incentives to upgrade to W8 and 8.1 were laughable, I doubt they got much better in this area.

    I mean, what else could they offer up? Discounts for app-developers, monetary compensations for apps, same GUI everywhere (read: More Metro)?

    All this has been tried already with W8, and especially the latter is appaling more core customers than it attracts and the iOS/Android crowd couldn't care less.

    I think you already know what the plan is.  You slowly roll in windows 10 updates (little pieces of it) into windows 7.  When universal app support gets laid into one of the windows 7 updates,  Microsoft can really claim the 1 billion device target.  (but don't tell anyone)

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    One message that was clear to me is that you WILL UPGRADE to windows 10.  They have this whole story of 1 billion users on windows universal applications.   That only happens if windows 7 users move up.   There are not 1 billion users of windows 8/10 yet.     You will see huge incentives to move to windows 10 for both consumers and businesses.  They need this to have IOS app devs and Android devs put effort into getting their apps for windows also.  I don't want to write an app for windows if I can target the iPhone.  But you make it easy for me to get on windows and offer me a billion users then I am in.   (the hidden story is there are not a billion users on universal apps)

  • Window container support on client

    @kettch: Yes so this is the same stupid argument we had in the past.   Its like browser wars all over again.  Someone will embrace and extend and  you will be stuck to picking the OS along with the Docker container.   The best way is to only use the container abstraction for your application.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    *snip*

    Reality does not change even if a mob of people achieve insanity.

    -Noel

    That quote can be used in many places.   Like world bankers etc. 

    What does Windows 10 really provide in terms of technical improvements over windows 7?

    Hyper-V? Multiple Desktops?  Live login with one-drive to save user data on all devices? Touch support?

    What else?  Not media center.

  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    @Dr Herbie: I think he makes valid points on the User interface.  The auto update he complains about is getting old and might fall into some trolling but nobody is forcing you to read it.