Ha ha! Love ThinkGeek. They have some of the coolest stuff. :)
...and hey Ian! You can get veggie sushi :D
False alarm according to Mary Jo Foley[...]
It looks like this was a false alarm, based on conversations I'm having with folks on Twitter and contacts within Microsoft engineering. It seems the only way to trigger the particular screen in The Register post is by opening Windows Update, Ok'ing the install Windows 10, accepting the EULA, and then getting this screen asking when you want to schedule that update. And once a user have accepts the EULA, the user has officially consented to the update.
...most people object to change on a simple "who moved my cheese" basis...
...users could immediately feel comfortable with a familiar UI, and ... explore the newer options at their own pace...
...needing to relearn-retrain just to be able to do the same task, is a pretty reasonable argument...
...allows users to apply what they already know, while making use of what's new.
Those are very cogent points elmer. I must ALWAYS balance these whenever I build or change my products. My customers will simply not have it any other way.
I don't sense that MS or their defenders recognize the damage they are doing to their brand. I now actively promote NOT Windows because I can't trust in the stability, usability, and maintainability of the brand. I cannot afford to support the thrashing. To be sure I still make $$ building Windows applications but they are falling off as it is easy - especially in the Web world - to use (superior) alternatives. It's a shame.
@DennisRLevesque: Although I sympathize with your sense of abandonment, this endeavor does not seem wise, productive or likely to be profitable. Surely your attention and energy is better placed elsewhere.
Best of luck with whatever you pursue. For what it's worth I've made some colossally bad predictions and statements before:
- "No one in business needs a color computer or a mouse"
- "OS2 is superior to Windows. Windows will never take hold."
- "Cloud computing is great but most business will never put their data in the cloud."
So, "follow your bliss" is my advise.
Well I'll be... http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/menu/about.jsp.
Ah nostalgia... :)
With apologies @Vesuvius for veering off topic... I feel your pain.
WOW! Great stuff coming down the pipe! This is worth a watch.
I am especially interested in the ability to leverage a cloud based "library" (my word not theirs) of devices to test AND debug your code... Wow!
Edit: "Test Cloud Live"!