HERE about his software. Thatís good enough for me. MS may be the biggest kid on the block, but they aren't the biggest bully on the block.
Itís tuff being the biggest kid in the neighborhood. Everyone is watching. Bottom line is that MS would be cutting off their nose to spite their own face if not allowing third party to install.
I don't think Microsoft could legally block third party software in a commercial OS, except possibly in the case of serious compatibility issues. But Windows 10 is currently only a technical preview provided free of charge for testing purposes. As such Microsoft is able to specify terms and restrictions that would be unacceptable or illegal in the released product. Testing of the Windows 10 preview is completely voluntary. If you don't like the terms don't download the product.
In the past Microsoft has had considerable legal trouble for doing nothing more than include software that competes with a third party product. This was the case when Internet Explorer was provided with Windows 98. As a requirement for sale of XP and later systems in the European Union Microsoft was forced to produce special N versions that did not include Media Player.
Actively blocking third party software would be far more serious.
Microsoft has a long history of going to considerable lengths to ensure third party software runs in a new OS the software was not designed for and would otherwise be incompatible with. Even when the software is in competition with Microsoft products and the developers engaged in practices they were specifically warned against.
I am not fond of the tiled menu (I think you should be able to toggle it).
I am not fond of the idea that legacy and modern apps are all together and can not be arranged.
I am not fond of often used items not being present (Control Panel, PC Settings, Desktop, Devices, run command, etc) on menu.
I am not fond of the idea that you can not easily switch between start menu and start screen.
I am not fond of the power on/off placement and having to click picture to logon and off (why isn't it combined?)
...these are just a few, but hey that's just me,
I find Windows 7 much easier to use and navigate and Start8 for Windows 8/8.1/10 a much more elegant choice for my 3rd party menu.
Now, the menu isn't my only issues with Windows 10, but I have spent enough time on two different machines to know I don't care for the menu.
I also don't like the fact that Windows 8/8.1 doesn't have a menu so use Start8 with that
hey it just MHO
you asked, I responded
as I stated earlier, if you like it, use it. No biggie...
Heh...Somebody rolled off the wrong side of the bed this morning... Allow me to put your doubts to rest...
Before you install Windows Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows
And here's the pertinent text--from Microsoft:
I would have provided the links in the first place--except that I thought everyone who's installed the TP would have been familiar with that material already. Yep, it's true: Microsoft officially advises you to use the 8.1 Compatibility Advisor to test for compatibility with Win10TP.What does it work with?
Technical Preview should work with the same devices and programs that work with Windows 8.1, but you might need to update or reinstall some of them.
Drivers for basic functions like storage, networking, input, and display come with Windows. These drivers allow you to complete the Windows installation and connect to the Internet. You might be able to get more drivers from Windows Update.
For compatibility info, see the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Center.
Uh, HG...when the program refuses to install, and Win10 TP pops up with a warning box that tells you the program is incompatible--(but not why--and doesn't supply a bit more information with you)--if that isn't "declaring that the program is incompatible" I don't what is? What are *you* talking about?...Again > Where do you come up with this stuff?You'd think Microsoft would at least *test* a program before declaring that it is "incompatible," wouldn't you...?
You are really having a difficult time with this, aren't you? Look, HG, when Win10TP pops up a message telling you that you cannot install a certain program because of compatibility issues, what conclusion can be reached except that they've tested it and found it incompatible? That's what this entire thread revolves around.Now MS needs to test third-party programs? Nay. Itís the other way around.
Let's see.. in the first two builds Classic Shell works and installed just fine. Now it doesn't but who's to say what will happen in the subsequent build(s).
I think some here should take a chill pill on this issue and wait to see what happens in the long run.
Just my 2c