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  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    , Icthiodrak wrote

    @JamieMitchell: Just what we needed... yet another whine thread.

    If you don't see any reason to upgrade then don't.  Get left behind or move to a different OS.  No one will care.

    So to answer your question... yes, you are missing something.

    I'll say it again. MS is not listening (to our kind) and is not interested in our input. They are going a different direction. As am I. I suggest you consider your alternatives JamieMitchell.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    @cheong: I suspect bondsbw is simply noting what the Window 8 experience should have taught us. MS is not listening (to our kind) and is not interested in our input. They are going a different direction.

  • Why does Windows think it knows better than me?

    , cheong wrote
    ... this is simply not acceptable behaviour.
    ... no option other than to disable the update service

    In all seriousness, Linux is increasingly a viable alternative. Really! In fact, I just used LibreOffice Writer to fix a glitch in an MS Word 2013 document that I was simply unable to resolve otherwise. ...and don't get me started on Visio 2013. MS seems to be slipping backward on these products. I can't tell whether they are coercively trying to make me buy other MS products or just mindlessly striving to make them Phone friendly at the expense of real usability.

    I recognize this seems like MS bashing and I guess it is. For me and many of my clients these seemingly crippled - for desktop use - products are not useful. I don't know many who do any serious work on their phones or similar lesser devises.

    <end rant/>
    Apologies for going off. I promised myself I wasn't going to do this any more :-/

  • Why does Windows think it knows better than me?

    @figuerres: In a perfect world you'd be right. Let me know where that perfect world is my friend ;)

    I share GoddersUK pain. It's my machine and I want control. Period. On an aside, my Linux machine RARELY requires a post update reboot. Windows seems to ALWAYS require a reboot. Just say'n.


  • Windows 10 (metro?) is butt-ugly

    @TexasToast: +1

    I've been using the "steering wheel on my motorcycle" analogy but I like the 737 -> kite too :)

  • What's a good alternative to the WP music app?

    , magicalclick wrote

    @ScottWelker: At least he didn't lost the song as he is doing monthly rentals:)

    Indeed. I'd shy away from ANYTHING DRM. I want to control the things I buy.  I will never again risk the 'rights server' going away and then having absolutely now (meaningful) recourse. But, I guess I am a dinosaur :-/

  • What's a good alternative to the WP music app?

    LOL DRM! Isn't it great?

    I lost an entire collection of legitimately, legally purchased music this way. Never again!

    I've had good luck with Amazon's MP3 - for what it's worth. But, that wasn't your question. Sorry. I used FFMPG to convert everything I could to MP3. I lost ~80% though. Lesson learned. As I said, never again.

  • Visio 2013 and database tools

    MS has been gradually stripping all such feature from Visio for quite some time now - going back to at least 2005. Visio was once a GREAT modeling tool. Sadly, no more. It seem this is meant to drive you to Visual Studio Ultimate.

    It feeds my ever growing reluctance to trust in MS tools and products. Here today. Gone or crippled tomorrow.

    While we're on this subject. Have you tried using Visio 20013? There is a bewildering "Feature" that attempts to guess what you are doing. When creating a flow chart I dropped a new object and all my lines were incoherently rerouted... Undo! Undo! Ahhh!!! Turned that "Feature" off. Ditto for the other Office 2013 products. First thing, find and turn off all the "try to guess what I am doing" "features". Whew!! Does ANYONE really find this useful? <end rant>.

  • Convergence in action on Ubuntu

    @ZippyV: wrote "didn't demonstrate LibreOffice with touch"

    Ummm... Not Calc ZippyV but, at 1:19, he is using Writer with touch.

  • Told ya (dotnet)

    Excellent move! Much appreciated!!

    I was openly critical of the old direction so, I can't fail to note my appreciation this move. Well done. I like what I am beginning to hear... Thanks!!