I for one don't think the article is too bad -- he pointed out the VERY 2 Things that almost made me abandon the release -- The hideous search facility (but I got that back by re-installing the previous build's start menu - build 9879) and the wretchedness of having for some things to use an Ms account -- and if you DO revert back to a local account after setting up an Ms accuont you have to use a different name --NO NO NO a ZILLION TIMES NO THANKS.
Otherwise the release so far is fine. I HATE the store with a passion - it's bad enough on Google or Apple - most of the apps are total CRAP. For windows I'm used to (and expect better) quality stuff.
If you can essentially AVOID using the store, avoid using an MS account and re-install the re-sizeable menu (from release 9879) I think release 9926 is fine. At least the article was a reasonably intelligent one unlike some of the so called "Journalistic Stuff" that appears these days.
Are you of the opinion everyone should use a Microsoft account? Is Microsoft going to make their account logon a prerequisite to run Windows 10 after it is fully developed? They could save a lot of people a lot of time by stating what they're going to do. Do you know what the finished product will require?
I'm not angry, i'm pointing out that the guy is a complete jerk.. One doesn't have to be angry to point out that comments like "I'm the smartest man alive" and constantly crowing about "being right" about something he was not right about are the comments of a narcissistic a-hole.
Would you please point out why my question is flawed? I wasn't arguing. Have you installed build 9926 with a local account only and if so could you use the start menu, Cortana and the notification area? If you were successful I'd like to know how you did it without registry hacks.
Despite trying two clean installs and one "upgrade", my W10TP b9926 has various issues:
- I can't stop W10 from doing Internet searches.
- My network wouldn't share files without hacking the Registry.
My W10TP b9926 download hash matches MS' listed hash.
As for anti-Windows bias, most of his Linux Distro reviews (that I've read) are similar to this W10 review.
A reasonable review doesn't have to be against or for anything, just have to be clear and objective about what matters. The article in first post obviously is very biased. That's my opinion ! Just it !
It is a basic human trait.
You obviously don't know many hardcore Linux users.
Most of the ones I know, HATE Windows with a vengeance.
Based on the things that Dedoimedo says in various articles (and the Linux tutorials) he is a hardcore Linux user.
If you meet a hardcore Linux user and they say, "Windows 'Y' isn't too bad", that is actually spectacular praise.