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When the drive fails, my next 'Windows' will be called Ubuntu. Perhaps I will play with Mono for a while or go back to C++.
Ubuntu was also targetted by the recent ransomware. I simply love Mono (with WinForms!) on the Raspberry.
As the fanlemmings always said: Win 10 is the future. Fortunately theirs, not mine.
Depends what it is used for. I do not like the idea of an OS that I cannot trust, so I personally do not have any Win10. I like it in the enterprise though - I would not want to miss the integrated debugging techniques, nor the tools like Sql Management Studio.
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Yes, I will miss that. Just as much as I will miss being told not to turn off the notebook because it's in the middle of important updates, of course always when I need that thing for an important appointment. Or like discovering that something your code has been depending on for years will disappear with the next one and only Windows version and also not get the imporovements they have been promising for years. Or like discovering that Mickeysoft in their wisdom have decided to secretly upgrade a system that you had set up exactly like a customer's. Or...
Let's just stop here. Looks like I have been preparing for this for years. I have been sitting on packed bags already and now a bad drive and some fanlemmings are giving me a sendoff.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
You'll miss it, then a few months later you'll try going back for some reason, and soon realise why you left.
Just t'other day was asked by a friend to do some checking on their pc, turned out it was running xp, and what a POS xp is!
Yet seems not that many years ago I myself was dragged kicking and screaming from xp to 7 (no choice at the time, needed more from vs.) - at that time never wanted to leave, these days wild horses couldn't drag me back. (tho may help - temporarily)
Now is it bad enough that you let somebody else kick your butts without you trying to do it to each other? Now if we're all talking about the same man, and I think we are... it appears he's got a rather growing collection of our bikes.
Been there, done that. Nothing quite as unnerving as seeing 847 rows affected when you only expected 1. Fortunately it was something like adding a quantity of 5 to an existing value, so I could just reverse it.