With not many hours left until launch, Windows 10 is still very obviously a service that is sill being serviced and the pressure is on at Microsoft. NVIDIA users have discovered that having a clearly drawn display is not something they are likely to have by launch day, much to the amusement of us AMD users. Until this week those used to uninstalling programs with the Control Panel as opposed to the new procedure of heading to Settings -> System -> Apps & features will find they are punished for their temerity with a Windows Explorer crash, certainly an interesting choice to reinforce the new behaviour. Less common, though still frequent enough for The Register to make note of and for a patch to be released yesterday is a similar crash if you were to disable an active network connection manually.
Surface users may have noticed new firmware arriving to mitigate some of the compatibility issues Windows 10 testers have used, though there is not that much time left to test them en masse, the fact that the tablets were built by Microsoft should help ensure the updates are stable and useful. Not so much for other tablets as The Register shows in this story.
Creating a new version of an OS is a non-trivial task and for the most part Windows 10 should be ready for a consumer release this week. Microsoft have changed a lot about the look and function of Windows and made even more changes to their business model and licensing. The real hurdle is Enterprise, the huge customer base that ignored Windows 8(.x) and to a lesser extent Windows 7. With the stability and functionality of the OS already in question, will the poorly communicated changes to the licensing models of Windows 10 mean that we will once again see extremely slow or non-existent adoption in Enterprise and even SMB for that matter?
"Build 10240, which was released to the Windows Insider program two weeks ago, is widely considered to be the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) build, even though Redmond itself says the RTM concept doesn't apply in its brave new world of Windows as a Service."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Plexistor's latest box sounds a lot like flash memory as virtual DRAM @ The Register
- Chrome Extension Thwarts User Profiling Based On Typing Behavior @ Slashdot
- Controlling a Robot with a Wearable Lego Exosuit @ MAKE:Blog
- Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost @ The Register
- Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications' @ The Register
And now with more M$-Borking™
And now with more M$-Borking™ with non-blockable updates! I think Windows 7 will be very popular until 2020, and then M$ will be out of business if it does not offer an extension for 7 past 2020. Yes those eternal reboots will be non reversible, and I can just see the canary in the coalmine systems that will have to be employed to catch the Borkings before they propagate across the interwebs.
You will take this bitter poop pill, and you will like it, so says S. Nutdella as they force the feeding tube down the customer’s throats. At M$ we do not flush our poop, we polish it!
You can stop the updates if
You can stop the updates if you wish – https://pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Dont-want-Win10-patches-We-have-patch
Is that just for drivers, and
Is that just for drivers, and does it also have to ability to not have the forced install of those non security updates that may not be installing anything other than more M$ brand bloatware/Spyware. I want the windows 7 level of options, including the option of never installing some “Updates” and the options of removing SKYPE, and BING desktop, and other annoyances that have nothing to do with what I need an OS for! And what about the OEM option of not providing a UEFI/BIOS option to turn of windows secure BOOT, how is one to turn off secure boot, if there is no off switch in the UEFI/BIOS! I do not want any M$ kludges to maybe delay non security updates of crapware for a few months. With windows 8, M$ started the process of squatting on users’ PCs/laptops, and now with 10 M$ wants complete control of users’ PCs/Laptops, and they’ll get those squatters rights if people allow M$ to continue with this ruse to obtain full Apple style closed ecosystem control over users’ independently produced third party OEM PC/Laptop hardware. Windows 7 is damn sure to be a popular OS until 2020 if M$ does not do some more giveback of features, this is much worse than removing the start menu!
Any new hardware that I may purchase better have a secure boot turn off option in the UEFI/BIOS or the device will spend very little time out of the box before going right back in and back to the retailer! Say hello to the new PC/laptop market slump and it’s going to be a double dip slump courtesy of M$, and its windows 10 land grab!!!
Conspiracythat Microsoft is
Conspiracythat Microsoft is working with AMD against Nvidia or just plain Nvidia driver fail? You decide.
Nvidia’s drivers are PERFECT,
Nvidia’s drivers are PERFECT, so probably a conspiracy. :p
Have you even used Windows 10
Have you even used Windows 10 in any form? You can still uninstall programs via the control panel, just as you have in windows 7 and 8/8.1. Obviously, universal or metro apps can not be uninstalled that way. Why is driver issues from NVidia, or any other manufacturer, the problem of MS? There are no conspiracies here, other than those who wish them to be present.
What’s the deal with the dude complaining about skype and bing desktop? Both can be easily uninstalled. As for secure boot, why is such a big deal for some? Seriously, I’m interested to know. I do know that I can turn it off on the devices I use, such as my Surface Pro 3.
The secure boot key signing
The secure boot key signing authority comes from M$, that should raise bells! That and the new OEM “Option” of not even providing in the UEFI/BIOS an option to turn off secure boot(where is the OFF switch requirement now). And with all this forced install of non security updates, just how long before some unavoidable “Update” just happens to depreciate that ability to uninstall, does that AOL bloatware ring any bells. Sure your attempts at giving M$ some initial plausible deniability will be taken hook, line, and sinker by those that do not have any form of inductive, or deductive, reasoning skills. But those forced updates are a game changer when they can and will be removing OS functionality. It’s the forced “Updates” that should be setting off the loudest of klaxons, and we are not talking about security updates here, it’s the other forced “updates” that will be doing the nefarious stuff. So just pointing out what abilities are now available will not have anything to do with what may or may not happen with regards to windows 10, with the very Critical revisions to 10’s EULA! Revisions that along with Secure Boot, and the secure boot key signing authority, and the no off switch provided option for new OEM hardware that ships with 10 factory installed, combined with the forced update provisions in 10’s EULA will make your current line of reasoning not very well thought out. This new windows 10 OS “Arrangement” gives M$ way too much power over users and their PC/laptop hardware.
i upgraded to windows 10
i upgraded to windows 10 today and now my coolerMaster sentinel advanced 2 sub mouse doesn’t work. Windows recognizes it if I plug it into the onboard usb, but not via use on mu asus rog swift or my apple Cinema Display.
Is it trUe that windows 10
Is it trUe that windows 10 doesn’t currently support SLI?!?
I’ve had sli working with two
I’ve had sli working with two gtx 660s. I’ve since sold them, but the answer is that sli does still work.
Will pcper be covering some
Will pcper be covering some of the legal, privacy, and pure scumbag issues of windows 10?
Yay for previously free stuff now being made freemium http://i.imgur.com/8Z6a0wB.png
remove MS and insert “google”
remove MS and insert “google” “siri” “google now” “android” “iphone” pretty much everything that everyone uses now 100% andddddddddddddddddd yep everything you use every single day has been data mining you.
but you didn’t care because it wasn’t microsoft.
everyone is happy as long as it isn’t microsoft.