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  • Win10: ​Bewildermen​t.... Not loading it...

    , elmer wrote

    As has been mentioned before, I believe that this is part of why MS are making such a big deal of the 'Windows 10 will never be finished' message they keep repeating, as it allows them the freedom to ship knowing that there is plenty of stuff that is yet to be done, but didn't high enough priority to stop shipment.

    W8 and WP 7/8 shipped with the same kind of mentality. That didn't work so well. I wish Microsoft would learn from their mistakes and put out something that is superior rather than a clusterfck of a half finished product. They compound that by totally ruining the touch experience with W10 (not learning from their mistakes of ruining the mouse+keyboard experience in W8). As a developer I love the idea of UA (or whatever they call it now) but the idea of one OS to rule them all was already tried by Ubuntu and never took off. Why do they think they can succeed where Ubuntu failed? because there are 450 million Windows 7+ PCs out there as a captive audience? (Sinofsky's excuse at Build 2011)

  • Did MS just save 6.6 billion in taxes?

    , kettch wrote

    *snip*

    This happens all the time in the corporate world. You buy another company, squeeze out the good parts, and toss the rest.

    Maybe you can explain what "good parts" Microsoft got out of all of this?

  • Zune is no more. Xbox Music is no more. It is now Groove.

    They re-brand because it's much simpler to try and bend public perception than put out a superior product. :S

  • Copyright infringement in Windows Store

    , magicalclick wrote

    Didn't we talked about this several years ago? There was one thread talking about an Office App, which is actually just an Office Tutorial. 

    Yes...yes we did. I see not much has changed. Sad.

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    There is some speculation that they have a UA version of Skype in the works. That makes sense with the direction they've gone with Office.

    Once again however Microsoft has botched the message or worse really means to give up on their tablet/phone/touch aspirations.

    No sorry there's one that's even worse: They're rebooting Windows for Pen Computing and believe that's what people want on their tablets and phones. After all Apple with have muti-window/multitasking in iOS 9 so it's only logical that they'll implement a full window manager in iOS 10. Microsoft should beat them to the punch and restore that uber touch friendly environment that Windows for Pen Computing provided. :S

  • Office 2016 available:

    @Ian2: Sorry about your cat. Ran out of lives?

    EDIT: and BTW a more appropriate response would have been "It's not the size of the ship..." Just saying...

  • Office 2016 available:

    Sorry 7" isn't big enough. Read the system requirements. That's what she said anyways.

  • Facebook Connect is no longer available

    This is Microsoft giving up on an OS-centric approach to connecting people with their data and passing responsibility back to the owners of the data -- which is sadly Facebook, Linked-in, etc. It'll be up to them to provide the integration into our contacts, calendars, etc. Sadly that also means we'll need to move the 1st party apps for more complex operations like sending messages, posting, sharing pictures, etc. or go with some 3rd party solution like Tweetcaster. Goodbye nice integrated (but feature late) solution from Microsoft. The hamburger menu kinda makes sense now...

  • Apparently, WMC is no longer part of Win10

    Hasn't MS and the press been talking about dropping WMC from Windows for awhile? I'm not suggesting that's a good thing but just surprised at your surprise.

  • Windows 10 is mobilised

    @bondsbw: I think Windows 10 Mobile is more that just ARM. I thought it was any sub 8 inch device that will be using the mobile interface (previously phone interface) as opposed to the "standard" Windows 10 interface. That includes small tablets.

    As @Blue Ink mentioned they need people to understand the difference between "standard" Windows and "mobile" Windows in what they are capable of running and I'd add how the UI/UX will differ.