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  • The end is nigh

    , Sven Groot wrote


    MSFT completely crashed, I should've sold last week. :P

    Ah well, they'll go up again once Windows 10 comes out. :D

    Had W8 and WP not been such turds I bet the announcements of HoloLens and Surface Hub would have trigger an equally sizable uptick in the stock price. Analysts are still leery of Microsoft because of W8, WP8, etc. I really think Microsoft is on the right track with W10 and it's tempting to invest right now with them down.

  • Windows 10 TP thoughts


    Great observations. I agree they really need to do more with the taskbar if it's going to appear as a constant. I like your idea of merging apps that show notifications to also appear in the system tray. All-in-all I think the taskbar needs a makeover similar to the start menu. It just seems out of place style-wise on a tablet. Functionally I can see its usefulness though.

    I certainly don't want to see Windows to swing all the way back to Windows for Pen Computing. 

  • Windows 10 TP thoughts

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote


    One thing I don't like is having an arbitrarily set limit on the number of background modern apps I can have on my Core i7 with 12GB of RAM because someone, somewhere, who is not me, and is not using my computer, might have a tablet.

    Can you elaborate on this limitation? I wasn't aware one existed. That would be tragic if it shipped that way in the end. 

  • Windows 10 - The next chapter

    , Bas wrote

    I hear a lot of complaints about the phone UI being too much like Android/iOS, which may be the case but I don't really care about the panorama control that much. However, one thing strikes me as odd: the app bar seems to have been replaced by a hamburger button at the top of the screen. Also, Titan's address bar is at the top, making both unreachable for one-handed control. Who designs interfaces like these?

    I'd have to agree with you here. Microsoft swung the pendulum a bit too far the other way. On-handed control on a phone is just as important as mouse + keyboard control on a desktop. 

    I also don't like that they won't allow full Windows 

    All-in-all I think Microsoft's finally getting it close to "right" for Windows. If they can just get UA to take off I think they'd revive Windows Phone and finally get some momentum behind devs writing "modern" apps. They just need to add Xamarin to the dev sandbox to attract Android an iOS devs (and they need to add this to VS all the way down to Community Edition SKU.)

  • HoloLens

    @spivonious: That's why I said "working on". Gotta make those automated posts look legit first.

  • HoloLens

    , spivonious wrote

    @LaBar: I'm actually wondering if he's been trying out some new AI routine.

    He must be working on a more efficient spambot.

  • HoloLens

    Can anyone here make physical contact with Richard? I'm hoping he's on vacation in some technology free zone and this is some strange bot attack.

  • "I think we can declare that Microsoft’s Windows RT experiment is officially dead."

    , elmer wrote


    As I've read it so far, there will be Windows and Window-Mobile (the latter is my term).

    Obviously Windows-Mobile will target phones, but it remains to be seen what other ARM devices it will support... I would have thought that with a few tweaks, it could target the Surface-RT devices... but I haven't yet seen anything to indicate MS plans to do that.

    What I'd like to know is what in the "Window-Mobile" box? If it runs on ARM how is it different than Windows RT since it can't have all of that legacy Intel stuff?

  • New Shelrock Filming

    More details: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sherlock-returning-with-new-special-for-season-4/

  • New Shelrock Filming

    WOOT! Thanks for the great news Ian!