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General => Off Topic => Topic started by: Griff Grof on September 30, 2014, 08:17:17 pm

Title: Windows 10...
Post by: Griff Grof on September 30, 2014, 08:17:17 pm
Has just been announced  (http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-10-unveiled-microsoft-ushers-in-the-next-era-of-windows-1267199)

Thoughts  ??? Will you upgrade and take it off classic mode, @walktall?  :D

I'm still happy on OS X (http://www.apple.com/uk/osx/preview/)   ;)  :D
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: walktall on September 30, 2014, 09:16:36 pm
Has just been announced  (http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-10-unveiled-microsoft-ushers-in-the-next-era-of-windows-1267199)

Thoughts  ??? Will you upgrade and take it off classic mode, @walktall?  :D

I'm still happy on OS X (http://www.apple.com/uk/osx/preview/)   ;)  :D

Another gimmick from MS but they have jumped numbers before. I still prefer XP, Windows 8.1 can be really annoying, even with the Classic shell add on.

PS Looks like Apple is loosing it as well, reading the last few 'Ops!' from Apple :o
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: Griff Grof on September 30, 2014, 09:55:53 pm
Another gimmick from MS but they have jumped numbers before. I still prefer XP, Windows 8.1 can be really annoying, even with the Classic shell add on.

PS Looks like Apple is loosing it as well, reading the last few 'Ops!' from Apple :o

Yes, XP remains very steady and secure, 7 seems to be the next XP, it's the biggest  OS in the world.

Love how you've described it as a "gimmick"  ;D

And is that a reference to the bending iPhones? The press have blown it out of proportion, only nine genuine cases have been found worldwide and each replaced with a new problem-less iPhone  :) Also, the HTC M8 bends far more easily than the iPhones   :D

The reason for the bending in Apple's case? They were hoping to introduce a new generation of glass, difficult to break with even a hammer, which would have strengthened the structure and erased any issues. However, they didn't have enough 'resources' for it to go in to mass production this year, so they let it go ahead with the regular glass and thin (6.9mm) aluminum (soft metal) case = risk of bending. I reckon they'll do something in the next few weeks to strengthen the design before they continue to manufacture more with this fault  :D
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: walktall on October 01, 2014, 10:19:04 am
And is that a reference to the bending iPhones? The press have blown it out of proportion, only nine genuine cases have been found worldwide and each replaced with a new problem-less iPhone  :) Also, the HTC M8 bends far more easily than the iPhones   :D

I wasn't referring to this, as some of the tech sites have shown, they are as strong as other manufacturers. I was thinking more the total c o c k u p of the OS update.
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: Griff Grof on October 01, 2014, 04:02:25 pm
I wasn't referring to this, as some of the tech sites have shown, they are as strong as other manufacturers. I was thinking more the total c o c k u p of the OS update.

I haven't heard about that?  :D

Which OS? OS X or iOS?
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: walktall on October 01, 2014, 09:32:27 pm
I haven't heard about that?  :D

Which OS? OS X or iOS?

You been on the moon or something, it was all over news reports and on the web ???

Apple apologises for iOS 8 update, says fix is coming soon (http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/apple-apologises-for-ios-8-update-says-fix-is-coming-soon-1266781)
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: Griff Grof on October 02, 2014, 07:46:42 am
Oh I knew about that   :D

Didn't think it was too major as they quickly removed the update (which was only bug fixes anyway) and released a new one within a few days  :)
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: walktall on October 02, 2014, 10:22:01 am
Oh I knew about that   :D

Didn't think it was too major as they quickly removed the update (which was only bug fixes anyway) and released a new one within a few days  :)

Not being able to make a call and Touch ID not working due to the update - I call that very major :o
My point being, that it shouldn't have been released in the first place, no matter how many or few people were affected.

The v8.0.1 update also didn't fix the Wi-Fi and battery drain bugs but I believe there were work rounds to these while Apple continued to look for fixes.

This is the sort of thing you expect from MS not Apple. I hope Apple haven't lost their way, I think they have been a great benefit, pushing usability and styling forward :)
Title: Re: Windows 10...
Post by: Griff Grof on October 04, 2014, 12:39:57 pm
Ah, I see what you mean. I haven't updated to iOS8 as it requires 5.8GB free storage, and a fast connection on top of that, so I haven't had to go through any of the problems  :D

I see Windows 10 introduces MS's own versions of features on OS X for a few years - as you said, pushing usability and styling forward  :)

I think one thing that seems wrong with Windows 10 is the fact that it's the same OS over smartphones, tablets and desktops. Windows 8 was actually three: 8, 8RT (tablets) and Phone 8 - and that had people complaining about the desktop version being too similar to tablets - so what will Win10 be like with the SAME OS this time round  :o