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Honestly, it reduces friction for me since I can use the same CLI on a client as on any given server, with a better command structure to boot. Why Ubuntu rather than just a BASH for Windows, though, I cannot say. That bit annoys me.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
It is got much better since... Nowdays Windows installs/updates software on its own, and does the reboot also... Whenever it fits...
I can't see how 6 minutes of update/install process can annoy Bill Gates... The email shows how disconnect he was from the reality of Microsoft while dreaming in his office... As I see it is still the same today...
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
("I typed in movie maker. Nothing. So I gave up and sent mail to Amir saying – where is this Moviemaker download? Does it exist? So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.")
Bill should try Windows 10's Start menu.
I have two machines here sitting side-by-side, with the same build of Windows 10. If I bring up the Start menu on one of them and type in "Programs and features", the control panel applet we all know and love (ahem) shows up. On the next machine, I get "Apps & features", "Add or remove programs" (both of which bring up this Metro-fied abomination that is NOT what I asked for) and "Turn Windows features on or off". Yet if I type in "control" (for control panel), Programs and Features is right there.
It's not a matter of having it learn how I use the start menu or some-such BS (which is a flawed approach anyway), as I invoke it just about as frequently on both machines.
About two weeks ago I asked your advice on some hardware, mainly two new monitors and a docking station.
You guys gave me some very good tips and recommendations and after taking everything into consideration... I did the complete opposite
Funny thing with the monitors, they're 2560 x 1440 and Windows recommends changing font sizes to 125%.
I agree that 100% is a bit small, but at 125% some text got blurry.
The solution is to choose a custom scale and set it at... 125%!
Works like a charm, everything's crispy clear
I've used that tactic
Customer calls: "Sander, there's a bug in the software."
Me: "Really? I can't imagine our software has any defects..." while quickly doing an update.
Customer: "Yeah really, if I do... Huh, it works now, but it didn't a minute ago!"
Me: "Seems like you've really lost it this time..."
Customer: "Did you just do an update!?"
Me: "You can't prove that "
Those are a good resolution. I like having 1440 lines. I have 1200 at work and it's pretty good but I have 1440 at home. I would probably have gone for the 27s at that resolution just to get the text bigger, although they are twice the price. I would also have looked for some that are cheaper than Dells.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Dell regular price are always to high so they can have big sale as the 200 rebate currently in the US.
I don't remember the last sale price I saw but is has probably close to AUD$450.00. Still higher than the US price even with taxes excluded but a good price for that monitor. I have the previous model (U2515D) at home and it great. Thinking about getting one for work as I miss having Visual Studio on a QHD resolution.