Windows 10: A professional critique of Windows 10

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  1.    06 Feb 2015 #1

    A professional critique of Windows 10


    This gentleman has been reviewing a multitude of Operating Systems for Years.
    Mr. Dedoimedo - His Email address is: www.dedoimedo.com.
    The article in his column is called "Windows 10 preview build 9926 -
    awesome and horrible".

    It might behoove the gentlemen at the Holy Grail to read this article.
    They might get a different perspective than what prevails at Microsoft.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Feb 2015 #2

    jack said: View Post
    This gentleman has been reviewing a multitude of Operating Systems for Years.
    Mr. Dedoimedo - His Email address is: www.dedoimedo.com.
    The article in his column is called "Windows 10 preview build 9926 -
    awesome and horrible".

    It might behoove the gentlemen at the Holy Grail to read this article.
    They might get a different perspective than what prevails at Microsoft.
    Ah,, just one persons opinion and having a web site doesn't give anymore credibility to the author.
    Jeff
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 4,337
    Win 10 Pro x64
       06 Feb 2015 #3

    Do you agree with the author jack? which part of the OS is giving you problems? There's always an easy fix for most of it. Just remember, whatever MS decided to do, it is beyond our control. There is really nothing more that we can do but whine and complain. But forums like this can help make things easier for us users. Let us know how we can help you adapt with Windows 10.

    For a start, if you don't like Cortana, this tutorial can help you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Feb 2015 #4

    I agree, I for one would love to know what the OP thinks is so "horrible" about the new version of Windows. Just posting an article from a web site really doesn't give us any insight as to what the OP thinks about Win10TP overall, and keep in mind it's still a TP and far from the RTM.

    Jeff
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    06 Feb 2015 #5

    He rates himself too highly. A few wrong facts there. Oerhaps he should have given it more than 9 seconds to work with it! Imo, He has overrated the problems with the search procedure. Type one letter and you sure do get a lot of returns - that makes sense to me. type two letters and you are getting closer. For example, in my search cc gets me Ccleaner, which is what I was seeking.

    I am not having any of his problems with sharing, either.

    " You can also tweak the folder options, to open a non-default location when Explorer is launched," Partly true. Depends on how you see a "non default". The choice is only two (defaults.

    He has it wrong regarding the Classic shell, also. They have kept up to date and now have a Beta which runs perfectly in Windows 10. I have it installed and am testing it as I write.

    But. I do agree that, with it's present progress, Windows 10 is not looking exciting enough to warrant recommending the uninformed should dip into their wallets and purchase it.

    As BunnyJ says....
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    06 Feb 2015 #6

    What a narcissistic a-hole. As if he's the only person in the world capable of giving an "honest" review. Despite the fact that it's filled with factual errors and opinions disguised as fact. He claims his review has no bias, yet it's absolutely clear what his bias is... he hates all things Metro, and wants to rid himself of them.

    Just a few of his "honest" facts:

    1: He claims you can't hit the windows key and start typing, which is clearly untrue.
    2: He is purporting that obvious bugs (network shares not working) is somehow what the final product will be like
    3: He goes on and on about the Classic Shell blacklisting, despite the fact that the same thing happened in previous builds, and the author of classic shell acknowledged that there were indeed compatibility issues, which he fixed in new versions of classic shell (which were not blacklisted).
    4: It's clear he's not actually *used* cortana, because none of his screen shots show the cortana search, they all show the non-cortana enabled search. Cortana seach says "Ask me anything" and all of his screenshots say "Search the Web and Windows" which is the default search. In fact, he goes out of his way to crop out the search box when he shows cortana screenshots (unless he has something typed in) Which for all we know are copied from somewhere else. So either he's never used it, or used it only enough to take two screenshots.

    For someone who supposedly has so much experience reviewing OS's, he doesn't seem to understand that early beta releases have bugs, and that functionality that is present isn't always what will be in the final version, it may be transitional. A great example is how we had a totally different start menu in previous builds (which was new functionality), but was not the final version, nor is the version we have likely the final version.

    This is why Microsoft didn't used to like giving people access to their early releases. It's all too easy for people to jump to conclusions about what the final will be, and start screaming to the world about how the sky is falling based on something that isn't even going to be in the final.

    This guy needs to climb down off of his self-important high horse and get a smack from the clue-bat.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #7

    jack said: View Post
    This gentleman has been reviewing a multitude of Operating Systems for Years.
    Mr. Dedoimedo - His Email address is: www.dedoimedo.com.
    The article in his column is called "Windows 10 preview build 9926 -
    awesome and horrible".

    It might behoove the gentlemen at the Holy Grail to read this article.
    They might get a different perspective than what prevails at Microsoft.
    Jack, I went to the site and immediately found several errors. It seems to me this reviewer hasn't exactly done his homework. One statement he made; ". . . couldn't find it in 9 seconds . . ." tells me volumes.

    If anything, Windows is more and more converging toward Linux. Free upgrades, open-sourcing dotNET or whatnot, and now system settings applets that look and behave like any of its counterparts, Ubuntu, Mint and friends. This is a sure sign of progress, once you start imitating your opposition. Control Panel is still there, though.
    And here I was thinking that Microsoft just isn't quite through with the UI.

    The Store is shiny and whatnot. And it does not impress me. It's still pointless. The same is true for Google Play, but with Android, people got used to the subpar quality right from the start. With Microsoft, you expect desktop results, and you don't get them yet.
    This reviewer is like the majority of consumers; if a lightweight version is included in Windows, it should work exactly like the full version of the program they're selling for a couple hundred bucks. It isn't going to happen, not now, and not ever, unless MS should decide to build an OS with full versions and charge accordingly.

    That's not to say he's not tech savvy, but well, I've never heard of him. He makes some valid points and I'm in agreement on some of them; however, it seems his nitpickings are gleefully described.

    I hate Cortana and I had the dickens of a time getting it disabled and I'm still not really happy with what's left. It doesn't make me happy to report that I hate it, though.

    Microsoft, heed my words carefully, I'm the smartest man alive, your business success hinges on this. Make it smart. Make it efficient. Not the way it is in this preview release.
    Whoops! Stick a fork in me; I'm done! Can you believe this!?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #8

    badrobot said: View Post
    Do you agree with the author jack? which part of the OS is giving you problems? There's always an easy fix for most of it. Just remember, whatever MS decided to do, it is beyond our control. There is really nothing more that we can do but whine and complain. But forums like this can help make things easier for us users. Let us know how we can help you adapt with Windows 10.

    For a start, if you don't like Cortana, this tutorial can help you.
    Thank you sir! I'm gonna read it right now! StarFerret bit me because I let this thing on her computer!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 14,378
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #9

    jack said: View Post
    This gentleman has been reviewing a multitude of Operating Systems for Years.

    The article in his column is called "Windows 10 preview build 9926 -
    awesome and horrible".
    Jack, go here and look at the reviews by Ed Bott: The Ed Bott Report | ZDNet

    Note that his reviews are straight up, mince no words, point out flaws, give kudos; all in a truly professional manner. Just as we do, Ed Bott understands that Windows 10 is nowhere near what it will be at release time.

    His credentials include:

    Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    06 Feb 2015 #10

    " it's absolutely clear what his bias is... he hates all things Metro, and wants to rid himself of them"

    Even worst, Mystere. If you browse you will find many entries for the guy, but hardly a one on Windows - all Linux.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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