A couple of days ago, Paul Thurrott wrote an editorial about Microsoft's Windows 10 reservation system. His point was that, while Microsoft claimed users of Windows 7 or 8.1 could upgrade on July 29th, they might not get it until later. Upgrades will start rolling out on the 29th of July, but the actual queue is expected to take several days. According to Microsoft's blog post, which shows blatant disrespect for the Oxford Comma, “Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.”
Paul linked this backtrack to an episode of Seinfeld, one where Jerry reserves a rental car; his reservation was held, but a car was not. He stated that the availability date was clearly stated as July 29th, and not everyone will get it then. I can see his point, and I agree with it. Microsoft really should provide what they claim on the date that they claim it.
On the other hand, it is possible that Microsoft saw the whole reservation system as reserving your spot in line. That is, it might be that upgrade requests will be processed in reservation order, at least mostly, when devices are available. I imagine a “take a number” system where slots will be assigned for anyone below a threshold that increases as upgrades are fulfilled. Again, this is hypothetical, but I cannot really see any other reason for a reservation system in the first place, apart from pure marketing.
Either way, some may need to wait until after July 29th to experience Windows 10, and Microsoft botched their announcement.
Scott no offense man, but who
Scott no offense man, but who gives a flying f*ck if anyone gets it on the 29th or not? This is Windows 10 we’re talking about here.
Like Windows is really a
Like Windows is really a terrible thing? enjoy all of your linux and mac games…I use Linux but I have no issues with Windows for a desktop gaming PC. I even use 8.1 over 7 because I changed the start button which was…the only issue I had with it.
I doubt he really gives a
I doubt he really gives a rat’s a$$; its likely more of an obligation to report.
Nah. I chose the article
Nah. I chose the article myself and wanted to say what I did.
I interpreted Microsoft’s
I interpreted Microsoft’s comment as the roll-out begins on 7/29. It’s nitpicking details like this that make companies regret giving things away.
It’s free and everybody is going to pitch a bitch about it too! Welcome to the age of the entitled.
It’s not free!, as your
It’s not free!, as your personal metrics are part of the product, as well as you yourself. Get ready to be milked Apple style, and even though you may not own any Apple products. Say Hello to OSAAS and the nickel and dime, as well as the 30% off of the top on the action straight to M$’s fat coffers. Get ready for more basic functionality to be stripped from the OS(media player, and more), and that “Free” OS to become little more than a glorified BIOS, with the other functionality to be added at an extra charge through the M$ App Store. Once the fish bite and are so thoroughly hooked, its Time to reel them in and the filleting begin! Get ready to be X-BONED and grilled to a juicy well done.
Someone is angry haha…
Someone is angry haha…
Well said friend. Only reason
Well said friend. Only reason I came back to windows, is because I got hooked on one game: Heroes of the storm. Otherwise I’d be back in my happy world that is Fedora linux. FYI I could not get HOTS to run well enough in WINE.
I’m a 7 devotee, is there any
I’m a 7 devotee, is there any chance I can use this and not hate life? I hate 8.