The Glade 4.0

"Turn the lights down, the party just got wilder."
It is currently Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:31 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 135 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:47 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
Technical preview tomorrow 10/1/14.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/30/68745 ... s-features


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:36 pm 
Offline
I got nothin.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Posts: 11160
Location: Arafys, AKA El Müso Guapo!
Um... what happened to Win9?

_________________
Image
Holy shitsnacks!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:08 am
Posts: 6449
Location: The Lab
I'm soooo glad I slept through Windows 9....

What a relief...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:17 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
They are trying to change the rule that only odd numbers are good.

or

8.1 = 8+1 = 9?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:35 pm 
Offline
Near Ground
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:38 pm
Posts: 6774
Location: Chattanooga, TN
I know Windows 8 wasn't well-received, but was it really so bad that they needed a number buffer to market the fixes?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:44 pm 
Offline
pbp Hack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:45 pm
Posts: 7584
There's little objectively wrong with windows 8. If it had been marketed under another name by another company, it would have been considered a solid OS, perhaps even lauded a plucky contender to evil MS and overly complicated Linux. However as a successor to windows 7, it sucked

_________________
I prefer to think of them as "Fighting evil in another dimension"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:58 am 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
One platform, one store. Microsoft is finally unifying their devices and operating systems with Windows 10.

http://www.ibtimes.com/xbox-one-getting ... ps-1697381


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:48 am 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
Installed 10 last night in a Hyper-V and it's pretty sweet. UI all around is smoother, windows have a nice fade in/out, etc. New start menu is pretty slick. You can drag resize it and add or remove basically as many tiles as you want to it. Being able to run modern apps on the desktop makes them more useful, but they still have some minimum sizes; can't resize them to just anything you want quite yet.

One thing I really like is that MS finally added native virtual desktops. It's about time.

Also, an MS dev has come out and said that the real reason they skipped Windows 9 is because of lazy third party vendor coding practices:

Quote:
Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form
Code:
if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9")) { /* 95 and 98 */ } else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:50 pm 
Offline
pbp Hack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:45 pm
Posts: 7584
Ahh nothing like brining up the ole "It's all third party software's fault" shtick

_________________
I prefer to think of them as "Fighting evil in another dimension"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:07 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
It's a very real problem. I see similar lazy developer queries almost on a daily basis.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:51 pm 
Offline
pbp Hack
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:45 pm
Posts: 7584
I know. Actually I'm probably guilty. I'm just being silly.

_________________
I prefer to think of them as "Fighting evil in another dimension"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:31 am 
Offline
Oberon's Playground
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:11 am
Posts: 9441
Location: Your Dreams
Windows 8 is a much improved OS over windows 7 in every possible technical way.

The fact that the interface only really feels right on touch-screens is why it takes so much flack. That's so easily fixed (ClassicShell FTW) that I consider it a non-issue. I love Windows 8.

_________________
Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves, Scheherezade had a thousand tales
But master you in luck 'cause up your sleeves you got a brand of magic never fails...
...Mister Aladdin, sir, What will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order, Jot it down -You ain't never had a friend like me

█ ♣ █


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:40 am
Posts: 4281
Win 10 is awesome. It's what Win8 should've been. I'm looking forward to seeing it improve as it moves towards release.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:57 pm 
Offline
Sensitive Ponytail Guy
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:18 pm
Posts: 2765
Talya wrote:
Windows 8 is a much improved OS over windows 7 in every possible technical way.

The fact that the interface only really feels right on touch-screens is why it takes so much flack. That's so easily fixed (ClassicShell FTW) that I consider it a non-issue. I love Windows 8.
Heck, you don't even need ClassicShell. With all the user-friendly updates in Win8.1, it can be natively configured to very much look & feel less "modern".

_________________
Go back to zero, take a pill, and get well ~ Lemmy Kilmister


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:59 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
Or just start using Windows 10


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:02 pm 
Offline
I got nothin.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Posts: 11160
Location: Arafys, AKA El Müso Guapo!
Lenas wrote:
Or just start using Windows 10


Is it out yet?

_________________
Image
Holy shitsnacks!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:23 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
We're using a super secret version that only people with the internet can get.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:24 pm 
Offline
I got nothin.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Posts: 11160
Location: Arafys, AKA El Müso Guapo!
Lenas wrote:
We're using a super secret version that only people with the internet can get.


Har har.

Its still beta though yeah? I can't go to a Best Buy and stuff a copy in my pants yet can I?

_________________
Image
Holy shitsnacks!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:27 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
Let's be honest, the only difference between the current technical preview (free) and the ultimate release of Windows 10 (not free) is probably just going to be some changes to modern apps that you wont use anyway.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:14 pm 
Offline
I got nothin.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Posts: 11160
Location: Arafys, AKA El Müso Guapo!
Lenas wrote:
Let's be honest, the only difference between the current technical preview (free) and the ultimate release of Windows 10 (not free) is probably just going to be some changes to modern apps that you wont use anyway.


Yeah? The last "beta" OS I tried was 2k... so there's that.

_________________
Image
Holy shitsnacks!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:20 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
I honestly think I run more software now that's beta than anything else. I'm running tech preview Win 10, OS X Yosemite dev preview, beta nightly builds of browsers, developer preview Windows Phone. Beta doesn't mean what it used to.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:49 pm
Posts: 3441
Location: St. Louis, MO
That's always been the case, you just didn't know it.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:36 pm 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
Over a million downloads, 200k+ feedback submissions and 64% of installs are on daily driver machines and not VM's.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindow ... r-program/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:39 pm 
Offline
I got nothin.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:15 pm
Posts: 11160
Location: Arafys, AKA El Müso Guapo!
I have it running on my laptop.

Its an OS, a lot like 7. :) Hasn't crashed or done anything weird. Had a bit of an issue with my sound drivers, they didn't come up natively. But eh, that's minor.

Seems alright.

_________________
Image
Holy shitsnacks!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:27 am 
Offline
Web Ninja
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:32 pm
Posts: 8244
Location: The Tunt Mansion
MS is taking feature requests here: https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/26 ... ilters/top

Top 10:

• Add tabs to file explorer
• Make windows update a one-stop-shop
• Add Persian calendar
• Bring back Aero glass
• Redesign and replace all windows icons
• Make a better Notepad
• Make Windows free
• Pin anything to Start
• Bind programs to specific audio output
• Merge PC settings and control panel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 135 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group