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Hung, drawn and quartered is a single process. You don't get to stop at the hanging. They hang you until you're almost, but not quite, unconscious, then they let you down and let you wake up. Then they do it again another time or two, or more, depending on the enthusiasm level of the crowd. Then they draw and quarter you, slowly.
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If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.
I fully agree. In addition, todays IT industry tends to produce devices and softwer not for people who do real work. And that is the gigantic mistake in the case of Windows OS. Microsoft CEOs should take in consideration that what works for Apple and Samsung doesn't work for them.
Bleh. It's really not that bad for developing MVC web apps, console apps, windows services on (I consider this real work). I've been running it as my main development machine for a while now... it's really not the worst. Windows 8 was the worst. Obviously I wish it was all 'lighter' feeling with less garbage though...
I was fighting the urge to comment, but I became overwhelmed with the gnawing feeling that my words just had to be heard (the inner narcissist was speaking to me).
As a developer across multiple platforms (desktop, services for servers, web, etc, etc), I'd state that Windows 10 has been pretty darn good for me. It is faster than the previous iterations, it tends not to get bogged down as much (but Visual Studio 2017 can sometimes be a pig), and if you ignore all those tile things in the start menu (who looks at those?), it is a very productive machine.
Now for something completely different...
Then the gamer in me - my beast of a machine that powers my gaming (sad that this isn't my development PC) is also top notch running Windows 10. Best framerates, no slow downs once again, and of course, compatibility with the wide genre of games is important. I'm a steamhead that occasionally dabbles in the Microsoft Store (to grab GoW), but not really a fan.
The addition of the Linux bash shell to Windows 10, the speed at which it operates, and the ability to "pretty much" have access to anything by just typing a few characters in the start menu is a dream come true.
For the sad panda side:
I upgraded to the Creator's Update. First issue was that on my gaming PC, my 4k monitor became washed out. Frustrating and angering at first, but I found that if you allow NVidia to control your HDR, and turn off the new Windows 10 setting for HDR, inner peace with your machine can be found.
Next, I typed a simple multiplication problem into the search bar (I use Cortana a lot for my go-to calculator), and it asked me if I wanted to search the web... That appears to be fixed this morning, but wasn't yesterday for some reason.
So is it perfect? Not really? Do the tiles do anything for me, other than serve as decorative nonsense on my start menu? Nope. But is it the best environment for my purposes so far? Yup...
Not saying 10 doesn't work or is wrong, [and mentioned elsewhere inevitably will have to go 10], but as you point out there's still some built-in niggles plus work stopping glitches with almost every upgrade.
I prefer the system be more settled, so each day when I start I can go stright to what I want/need to do, not have a highish probability I to fix something first.
It's typical early adopter woes, something I prefer to avoid.
With windows, previous versions just as much, the 'early' phase is up to 2 years.
I can see eventually no choice but to go 10 (11, 12),
Although classic shell does make things 'more familiar' there's more I'd like to see fixed. i.e. complete block on ms data theft, choice on updates, banish metro ...
fixed (adj): give full and proper control of a machine to it's owner.
If ms doesn't provide these then good quality 3rd party utils/hacks are fine. Yeah I know some are already out there, but currently somewhat rusty/leaky/breaky.
(Plus just did fresh 7 clean-install to fix weirdness caused by vs-15/17, enough pain for 1 year.)
I like windows 10 but people have to release some things about it:
1. You can get the enterprise version for free from college and block updates for up to a few months by default. Go to settings->update->advanced settings and check the defer feature updates which usually blocks most updates. I've tested it and it works.
2. I like to use the open in internet explorer option in Edge to have websites open in windows 10 fine that opened fine in windows 7 (I have experienced this problem too of edge not properly loading websites but it does not stop me from using windows 10).
3. Programming wise, I have started figuring out UWP which is a pain but workarounds do exist. File operations are close to what your used to with StreamReader and StreamWriter in dotnet with some changes (the async operations are a pain but quite pleasant once you figure them out).
4. Class shell is available but with some basic hacks or organization, I like the start menu. I really have to give them a star for the search bar because once Cortana is disabled your start menu looks faster for items.
5. Disable Cortana and diagnostic data if you prefer to stay silent in what you send Microsoft (i.e. I did disable Cortana at first because during certain actions she sends data to Microsoft such as news preferences then I realized I told her to retrieve that).
Looks like windows 10 is great so far. I was skeptical after windows 8 and 8.1 and the crazy programming environment but its coming along great.
Since you cannot refuse MS's updating of YOUR computer - it's now there computer. It doesn't matter to me what the hell else it can do. I will never let them own my PC. The rest of your arguments are irrelevant aside from showing how sleazy and untrustworthy they are.
Not meaning to be rude but unless they changed the options you can have it up to 6 months. However, a WSUS server could make it up to a year. I used the update block option myself but so far have had no real problems with visual studio ( I upgraded to 2015 a while back to see what the fuss was about but the only computer with problems was a old computer I had 5 years or more already). So, it seems like the privacy paranoia has you crazy. If you do not like updating go to linux. It's almost the same as saying Linux is a secure OS which is false. Linux does something similar with updates (I think Ubuntu has a similar option but you need to set it up). Apple even does automatic updates and their company is not Microsoft and they force their opinions into the OS despite backlash while Microsoft listens. If you hate updating ask Microsoft to bring back the block update until you are ready option like in XP. That's why they have the windows insider program. So, if you really are an avid windows user and not a crazy privacy troll put your big boy pants on and tell Microsoft that you want it like it was in windows XP.
Not my computer so I am not willing to change configuration.
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*slowly* getting used to it.. going through the list of "Windows 10 now incorporates "
For example, they have finally added virtual desktop support. Totally boned it up, but I guess it's sort of there. Much prefer deskspace, but we shall see. Meanwhile, here comes the next major update MS has released...
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
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