Even a "precision" knob somehow seems like they couldn't figure out how to make it work otherwise. I bet once they get the UI down, they'll do away with the knob and start calling V1.0 "cumbersome".
@spivonious: It also guarantees that my well behaved app won't get broken when a not so well behaved app doesn't respect documented install procedures and manually copies over the top of my dependencies.
They are continuing the trend of there being less of a monolithic framework and more granular individual components released on Nuget. You will eventually only take the parts you want. So if you are writing a web application, you can choose not to take stuff that's important only on a desktop, but you'll want the BCL and web bits. I think they have some more refactoring to do, but we've already seen the start of that with ASP.NET MVC and EF.
These Windows 10 adware/preloader patches are packaged with important security updates. JUST WTF?!5 days ago
That's total nonsense. If you don't know the answer, don't make something up. Something that actually fits the pattern we've seen in the past is that for the first few months, the update was optional, and then eventually it moved into the mandatory category. That's normally how they handle service packs.
You might be able to get away with both pivots and hamburgers if there were clear guidelines: If you have 2-3 main headers you want to display, then a pivot would be fine. Beyond that you need a hamburger.
I'm bummed that there doesn't appear to be a future in hubs/panoramas for either phones or tablets. It's always seemed like a very neat way to present the top level items in an app.
These Windows 10 adware/preloader patches are packaged with important security updates. JUST WTF?!Apr 17, 2015 at 1:58 PM
@wastingtimewithforums: You're absolutely right. Software should never prompt you for anything. You should be required to already know things that you don't know and go look for them so that you can find out what you don't know and act on them. Unless you don't know where to look, in that case the problem is easily solved by making sure that you find out that you don't know where to find the thing that you don't know you don't know about so that you can find out before you don't know.
These Windows 10 adware/preloader patches are packaged with important security updates. JUST WTF?!Apr 17, 2015 at 1:40 PM
So tell me what this config file looks like according to you:
The end result is a nag-screen, pretty obvious. If these updates would be optional and clearly labeled, fine. But the way they are packaging and distributing them is disgusting. Pure deceit and now even coercion.
Quite the faith they have in Windows 10, eh? Well I don't blame them: This thing still sucks indeed. It's ridiculous to what an extend they are going to push that sorry thing instead of finally fixing Windows. Come on MS, a button somewhere in the taskbar that completely switches between metro and desktop, without mangling both worlds, isn't that hard. Time to detox Windows from Frankensteinitis instead of going even the scamware route to push these monsters out.
What I see here is a popup that will appear and ask "Hey, there's a new version of Windows out, it's a free upgrade if you want. Do you want to perform the upgrade, it will take about an hour. Click <here> to find out more about Windows 10. [Yes] [No] [ ] Don't ask me again."
Enterprises will be able to block this either using WSUS or by deploying a registry key. It's really no different than what Windows Update did when Windows 8.1 came out.
So, what's the problem here? Or, what's the problem here that's worth a single mm HG of blood pressure?
These Windows 10 adware/preloader patches are packaged with important security updates. JUST WTF?!Apr 17, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Do you have any proof whatsoever of what is actually the functional result of these updates, or are you just making things up? So far the only thing we know is that these updates happened, but no one has any proof of what they actually do, aside from vague hysterical rants and wholly fabricated scenarios.