Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:57

I won't be able to make this, unfortunately. I don't really care what Microsoft says PR-wise about "mobile-first, clouds" & etc.--I believe there is a huge pent-up demand to see Microsoft...

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 12:14

Did you apply a razor to the stubble? (I hope not...!) When I first glanced at these images of you being shorn, I thought your mic guard was an oxygen mask...:D

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 12:07

I didn't care for the black taskbar at all...however, my opinions are surely shaded by the massive amount of serious bugs I encountered in the 9901 build, I'm sure.

Kudos to Paul....

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 17:38

Answer is simple: the bundle pricing sale through Jan 3 saw such success precisely because it was temporary--had people believed the reduced price was permanent they'd have been in no hurry and...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:40

"That rendering engine is WebKit, which is used by the only web browsers that really matter these days: Google Chrome and Apple Safari."

Safari sure doesn't matter to me nor to anyone I...

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 18:44

More builds is not the problem...it's getting the bugs out of the released builds in a timely fashion that seems to be the problem. 9901 was without a doubt the worst build yet, for me. It was...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:19

"Third and perhaps most important, if you upgrade to this build (or clean install it), you won't be able to upgrade to future technical preview builds. So anyone who installs this will be wiping...

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:10

@rseiler

Yes, the CPL version of Windows Update has now been deprecated, Which doesn't bother me so long as no functionality winds up lost--that hasn't been the case for Metro so far...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:01

@ StillCrazyAfter...

Yes, but I would would prefer to be the arbiter of what hardware I buy and use--I don't want Microsoft or Apple or Google picking my hardware, thanks...and just because...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:53

@ SamR

What good is a PC without an OS? (Granted, doorstops and flower boxes come to mind.) But the idea that "software is worthless, and the OS is the most worthless of all" is simply...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 17:10

Enterprise and a sizable percentage of the consumer marketplace would *prefer* upfront pricing, and that's a lesson that Microsoft will choose to forget at its own peril. Most sensible, smart...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 16:50

No probs with explorer here, unless one of the symptoms was repetitive update failures--which I solved by using Microsoft's 8.1 WU reset program. Since I did that, no more update failures.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:06

I often wonder if people realize how juvenile they appear when holding up their phones in public and listening to a disembodied voice. Surely they know, right? "Uh oh, there goes another idjut...

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 11:57

@Angus Matheson

As of this moment, Microsoft has put no date on the cessation of Windows 7 *Professional* sales...;) Not only is that date not next year, Microsoft has yet to decide when...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:01

Two key questions need answering at some point:

1) Will Win8.1 customers be treated to a gratis upgrade to Win10?

2)If the OS ships later than expected, will the various tech...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:37

This particular Microsoft route seems a bit convoluted... What I did was to simply Bing "problems with Windows update" and uncovered a link for a simple WU reset program Microsoft has made...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:53

@mrmingus

What I did when I had some problems with Windows update failing to install (prior to the December rollup) was to reset Windows update via Microsoft's Win8.1 method...(I don't have...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 13:42

Explorer crash bug was fixed by the December Win10TP rollup--I installed yesterday, file dated 12/1, via Windows update.

About Windows update: be good to yourself and use the Explorer.exe...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 09:32

I know, but it's just a cell phone...Who cares?...;)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 15:17

@c_desul

Bing the word "Ghostery" and your wish shall be granted. McAffee is horrible, btw--dump it, fast. Windows Defender (included in the Win10TP) is much, much better. Turning off...

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 15:10

You can't get more "Fischer-Price" than Apple, imo...;) It's always puzzled me the importance some people place on how they *think* the outside shell of a tech-product looks--what sort of "image...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 13:50

@ michael alan goff

What is not substantial is changing the kernel number to 10. Change it to "OS Z" and it's still the very same thing. My point was that *by itself* changing the number...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 13:31

Ok, I think enough is enough, Paul (j/k, sort of)...;) Microsoft releases a fitness band and suddenly the "Thurrot WinSupersite" is transformed into "Thurrot's Gold-Key Gym"?

I mean,...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:46

@jpetrides

I believe it's a reading comprehension issue. People read "Beta OS, use at your own risk," but their brains see, "Best OS, use for everything you need." Speech comprehension...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:12

If Microsoft wants to succeed in the computer software biz (yea, like it hasn't, and I don't give a rap about cell phones of any kind...;)), then I have the following sage advice:

Whatever...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:06

Oh, gee...more good money after bad...nobody really cares about the *version number* of the kernel. Oh, my...the brains inside the company are shrinking, I suppose, as this must "simplify" things...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:48

I think I'll be eschewing the "fast" channel builds from now on...I've had more BSODs in the last week than in the last several years...! Sure wish they'd change that goofy BSOD screen, though......

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:10

In Microsoft's defense, certainly, this was a "fast" channel release and it was made clear from the start that those would be buggier than the "slow" channel releases. Installing it is optional...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:31

I'm certainly sensitive to people's various feelings as expressed in this thread, but, my God, *placeholders* are the only damn thing that attracted you to Win10?...;) *snicker* Talk about not...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:57

I am very surprised at the number of people responding to this thread who are "alarmed" (putting it mildly) because the Win10TP's are 100% betas--that is, 100% unfinished software. I cannot see...

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