Windows 10 at six months: Ready for primetime?

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  1. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #10

    I have followed Ed Bott since windows 98 and always found him to be straight talking, and above board.
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  2. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #11

    Trust_No1 said:
    The problem I have is with Ed Bott himself..

    Personally, I think he is more like a shill for Microsoft, he without doubt, is one of Windows 10, strongest advocates. He absolutely finds no faults with Windows 10, even if they are blatant. For some in this forum, they most likely would stand on crate tops and shout his praise. Myself, I give his articles the same regard as Softopedia, (very little merit). IMO.
    Really?? And would you put more credibility in an anti MS shill??
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  3. Posts : 169
    Windows 10
       #12

    A doctor is not responsible for all sick people in the world, but if a doctor takes on a patient, then the doctor is responsible for that patient.

    In the same way, Microsoft is not responsible for all computers in the world, but if Microsoft upgrades a computer to Windows 10, then Microsoft is responsible for that computer. Especially if GWX not only gives green light for upgrading that computer, but also cajoles people (you will be happy with Windows 10) and even pester people to upgrade to Windows 10 with the continual GWX pop-ups.

    If the upgrade works (computer works better after the upgrade) then maybe all is fine. But all too often the upgrade does not work (computer works worse after the upgrade) and that's when people complain, justifiably so.

    The complaint is justified even if the upgraded computer is not objectively broken, but the owner is not happy with the for him new Windows 10 GUI, and has to pay a tech to roll the computer back to Windows 7, for example. This human element is often forgotten in a tech forum like the present one.

    In such induced upgrade scenarios 'a billion different computer configurations' or similar excuses, are not really valid excuses for Microsoft. There are 7 billion different human configurations for a doctor to consider, for that matter.
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  4. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #13

    FrozenCursor said:
    A doctor is not responsible for all sick people in the world, but if a doctor takes on a patient, then the doctor is responsible for that patient.

    In the same way, Microsoft is not responsible for all computers in the world, but if Microsoft upgrades a computer to Windows 10, then Microsoft is responsible for that computer. Especially if GWX not only gives green light for upgrading that computer, but also cajoles people (you will be happy with Windows 10) and even pester people to upgrade to Windows 10 with the continual GWX pop-ups.

    If the upgrade works (computer works better after the upgrade) then maybe all is fine. But all too often the upgrade does not work (computer works worse after the upgrade) and that's when people complain, justifiably so.

    The complaint is justified even if the upgraded computer is not objectively broken, but the owner is not happy with the for him new Windows 10 GUI, and has to pay a tech to roll the computer back to Windows 7, for example. This human element is often forgotten in a tech forum like the present one.

    In such induced upgrade scenarios 'a billion different computer configurations' or similar excuses, are not really valid excuses for Microsoft. There are 7 billion different human configurations for a doctor to consider, for that matter.
    First off.. have you ever done any work with software/programming?? If you have you would realize that debugging code can be very hard and with an OS like 10 with well over 50 million lines of code it's next to impossible to fully debug. There is no way that MS or any maker of any OS can test every possible way a PC is configured or scenario on how it's set up,, software used etc.

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  5. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #14

    BunnyJ said:
    First off.. have you ever done any work with software/programming?? If you have you would realize that debugging code can be very hard and with an OS like 10 with well over 50 million lines of code it's next to impossible to fully debug. There is no way that MS or any maker of any OS can test every possible way a PC is configured or scenario on how it's set up,, software used etc.

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    Fully agree with you there as each OS is different also Microsoft are not mind readers, the person who owns the computer could of altered a setting or not done something they should off
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  6. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #15

    BunnyJ said:
    There is no way that MS or any maker of any OS can test every possible way a PC is configured or scenario on how it's set up,, software used etc.
    MS doesn't specify an exact configuration that is guaranteed to work (or work at least as well as Apple's HW-SW combination).
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  7. Posts : 30
    windows 10
       #16

    As an OS I find W10 at least as stable as W7/8 if not more so. Each update has improved stability and it was reasonably stable to begin with. There are still a few issues that annoy me. The W10 mail app is still ridiculously unreliable, sometimes syncing, sometimes not. It's not a major issue, I just use Thunderbird. The updating procedure I still find very problematic, the fact that you have to update (at least on the Home edition) and the 'changelog' tells you very little doesn't sit well with me, but apparently that's something I'll have to live with. At present, it isn't something that makes me question whether to use Linux full-time, but it may only take a couple of problematic updates to sway me, at least on my leisure machine. All the telemetry stuff doesn't really bother me.

    Overall reasonably happy, with a couple of frustrations.
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  8. Posts : 3,080
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #17

    The difference between those that like, and those that dislike W10.

    Those that dislike want an O/S built to their personal specification, and will never be satisfied, perhaps they should get a quote from M$.

    The likers think that an efficient off the shelf O/S at such a price is an absolute bargain.
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  9. Posts : 3,080
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #18

    frankenhooker said:
    The W10 mail app is still ridiculously unreliable, sometimes syncing, sometimes not.
    Try deleting your accounts and reinstalling them as recent improvements have been made to W10 Mail.
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  10. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #19

    lehnerus2000 said:
    MS doesn't specify an exact configuration that is guaranteed to work (or work at least as well as Apple's HW-SW combination).
    And should they??

    Apple has total control over the hardware/software combination and MS has zero control over the hardware that uses their OS.

    I would expect that a basic motherboard and processor should have no issues using jut about any version of Windows.
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