The link below for it should work now. The % sign originally in the title broke it. Once removed, it opens now.
Windows 10: 41 percent of testers installed build 9860
Ha okay I thought I was having a browser moment thanks for fixing the news story
Well I didn't make it up I was just wrong on the statement but it does look like vm's are up about 10% from last go around,
Just not near as many on desktops and laptops
Of course, but so what? That's true of every version of every operating system that has ever been built. And it's sure not a useful testing platform. To give this thing, or any other OS, a proper test you have to clutter it up with a whole mess of junk, preferably without ever cleaning up the registry or uninstalling anything. The more crap you can stick on your test system the more realistic and useful the test will be.Anecdotally, a clean OS with all of the same programs installed, seems to run better.
Personally I'm only interested in the "main" programs that I use on a daily basis.
If some software that I never install doesn't work, why should I care?
These days anyone can run a VM (if required) for old software.
Anecdotally (from help forum posts) the less code installed on a system, the better it runs.
I suspect my PC would be considered to be "a piece of junk" by a lot of people on these forums.
Yet, compared to an original IBM PC, my PC has:
- ~1000x faster CPU
- ~8000x more RAM
- ~6500000x more storage
Despite those stats, I doubt that I could run a 1000 copies of DOS (I'd be surprised if I could run 100 copies).
People often claim that there is no such thing as "Registry Clag" and yet a fresh install almost always seems to run better than an install that is a few years old.
If it doesn't run better, the problem is usually caused by an unsuccessful reinstall (i.e. some glitch occurred during the install).
The cure is a successful clean reinstall.
If you want stability, order, simplicity, reliability, and "clean code" in your life you should not sign up for testing stuff; especially not an operating system.
Re: "registry clag", anyone who doubts: a) doesn't understand a thing about the registry and how Windows and applications use and abuse it, and b) have never run a registry cleaner that shows them a list of all the useless crud that accumulates in there. The first time I ran a registry cleaner it was on a system that had never been cleaned in the four years since the original clean OS install. There were 24,000 (yep, 24 followed by three zeros) useless entries. Needless to say after that junk was stripped from the registry, thus reducing it's size and, therefore, the time to read, write, and find stuff in it, things were much snappier.
I'm not a paid beta tester for MS.
I'm testing it for me.
If MS want to give me money and supply additional software for testing (e.g. Office 2013, VS 2013, Adobe CC, etc.) they know where to find me and I'll perform whatever testing they want.
As far as I know, we unpaid testers aren't going to receive any special considerations from MS for our input.
During the W8 testing, MS totally ignored all of the feedback that was offered anyway.
After the W8 debacle, I'm interested to see if this OS can do what I want, without annoying me.
Once I'm satisfied that W10 is actually usable, I might start installing obscure programs.
Currently I have only installed my most heavily used programs:
- Internet browser (PM25)
- MPC-HC media player
- Glary Utilities
MS probably doesn't even really care about 3rd party software, as it isn't their problem if it doesn't work.
They probably would be worried if nothing worked (and if that was the case, they'd be told that "in no uncertain terms").
Since I've just spent the last two months working on TAFE assignments and the last week rebuilding my setup, I haven't had time to do in-depth testing anyway.
Sorry I don't have the link handy, but I recently read that there is not going to be any Consumer Preview this time, but instead, a January Tech Preview -- followed by a February Tech Preview, March TP, ... etc.It's the release date of Consumer Preview next year.
I find this disappointing because if there was going to be a Consumer Preview, that would imply that MS would go all-out to make the January version not only as bug-free as they could make it, but to also contain ALL the features they plan on having for Consumers (as opposed to Enterprises).
But, if it's just another in a line of monthly TP's, that implies all it will have is the stuff that they have ready to release by the time they do the Build.
I read the opposite. These are somewhat current.
Microsoft: Consumers should wait for Windows 10 Consumer Preview out early 2015 - Pocket-lint
Here are two links for Jan 2015
Microsoft Schedules Windows 10 Consumer Preview Event For January : T-Lounge : Tech Times
Windows 10 release date, news and features | PC Pro