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  • Do you find the Win 10 build 10122 "Hoth" theme to your liking?

    P.S., This is all academic for me for I have the skills to turn Win 10 into something more amenable to my sensibilities (and as it turns out more like what I've already done to Win 8.1), but I fear a whole lot of Win 7 "holdouts" aren't going to appreciate the finer points of the "ermine in a snow bank" theme.

     

    So what is your solution?  You have a way to re-theme or inject a better user interface.   I am still waiting for windows 10 build with some Aero in it but who knows when that shows up.

  • Is the corporate LAN dying or Google just wants to make a point of avoiding MS

    , vesuvius wrote

    You will find that your livelihood is also more uncertain as technological advances are made

    Vesuvius, you are really very pessimistic.  As one problem gets solved there are always more to do.  My livelihood is not doing the same old thing every day and having new problems to solve that I have not encountered yet.   Do you think the Cobol and Fortran developers just jumped off a bridge when their livelihood ended?   I know IT departments will change but IT has not been around that long either. 

  • Stop the madness mark 2.

    I thought the first year the upgrade is free.  So if you have windows 7/8 pro you get pro free.  Otherwise pay up or shut up..  no excuses for forced updates if your that cheap. 

  • No 3rd party payments through MS Store on Windows 10

    You never want to give up control of handling the money unless your forced to. 

  • Stop the madness!

    @NoelCarboni:If your application is doing air traffic control that problems gets worse.  I think Microsoft realizes updates cannot be automatic in all situations and won't do it for pro sku's and above as stated in another thread. 

  • Another day, another locked thread

    , kettch wrote

    @TexasToast: If you still have Windows 7 customers, and they plan on staying there for a while, then continue to build Windows 7 apps, knowing that when the customers upgrade, the apps will still work.

    Yes that's the plan for now.  We see more opportunity in maintaining support for desktop windows and new development targeting IOS and Android where mobile versions make sense. 

    And maybe the IOS version can then become a Windows 10 app with Microsoft's new porting tools.  It just not easy justifying a universal app since it would not run on IOS, Android, or Windows 7.   Again, Microsoft can make it financially difficult for Windows 7 users and easy for windows 10 users.   This story played out a while back when we went from DOS to windows.  We will see how this plays out too in the next 2 years.

  • Another day, another locked thread

    , bondsbw wrote

    The API must be available before the API can be used.  

    Are you Nancy Pelosi?   "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,"

    Seriously ... start two threads..  Why I like Windows 10  and Why I don't like Windows 10 and agree not to comment in each others threads ...

     

  • Another day, another locked thread

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    Sure, I can buy that.  But his comments are almost all related to asthetics, which are subjective and opinionated.  I, along with many others here, do not share those opinions.  I like the style of modern apps.

    Well there are some of us who make money off of selling applications to users.  How do I sell my modern app to the majority of my users running windows 7?   It does not matter how nice modern apps are if they cannot run on the major version of windows.  

    I hope Microsoft gets everyone to upgrade so the whole story they are selling works out but right now I am not convinced.  

    At Build the story was how to get your software that runs on windows 7, IOS , or Android onto Windows 10.  (almost begging developers to please come to my party ... I used to be cool)

  • Build 2015 Giveaway

    Has anyone upgrades the SSD in this HP Spectre x360?  What part did you use? I want to put in the 512gb but I don't see crucial showing a hp spectre x360 as an option yet.

  • Window container support on client

    On the server side I think everyone is using VM's.   That's why Microsoft made a server that's entire purpose is to host VM's.   Why wouldn't you have VM's which are easily backed up and moved in your infrastructure backend?   It is probably some of the best technology in the last 10 years available to everyone.  (even your own server).