About | GFraizer | Contact

Links

Drudge Report
Fox News
TMZ
Reddit

    Cali-Drivers-Suck.com

RSS


MANAGE BOOKMARKS


USER:

PASS:


LOST PASSWORD
CREATE NEW ACCOUNT

Political post round-ups?
- Keep them coming
- Whocares

Connect




Support Me on Patreon


Support Me
[Main Amazon Wishlist]
[Amazon Emergency Wishlist]


Exclusive Photos
[How to Pump Gas]
[Fat Lady + Donuts]
[Dog Bike]







Tuesday, August 4th, 2015SUGGEST NEWS

Windows 10
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on August 4th, 2015 @ 3:56PM

Guess I changed my mind once I heard free. I upgraded. Now my computer is a total piece of shit. The buttons below on the taskbar barely work. The TV resolution won't go higher so the stuff on there is GIANT. Hopfully I can fix any of that.

Initial Thoughts (I’ve had maybe 2 hours total with my computer since Windows 10 installed): • Generally faster than 7 or 8
• Virtual Desktops are half-baked. There was a massive amount of feedback during the insider preview that was never addressed:
o No keyboard shortcuts to move windows/applications between virtual desktops.
o The actual transition between desktops is clunky and feels out of place.
• Chrome doesn’t match: start menu, taskbar, options panel have this nice translucent thing. Window chrome is flat opaque color.
o This was like the biggest single feedback item that wasn’t addressed.
• Edge:
o Lots of websites simply don’t work in Edge. This might be a matter of cross-browser libraries (jQuery) trying to do IE hacks which aren’t necessary in Edge anymore.
o Honestly one of the best looking browsers. More “Chrome” than Chrome has become.
o No plugins yet. I *NEED* adblock and flashblock/flashcontrol to survive.
o Dev tools could use some work.
• Many Windows 8 problems remain
o Many universal apps are the lowest-common-denominator of the mobile versions (twitter, facebook) but this is likely a problem from the developers.
• Installation was quick and painless.
• Cortana isn’t half bad, actually, but definitely needs iteration and more polish.
• Some of the default apps are TERRIBLE:
o Music. You can’t sort by album title.
• Some classic windows problems:
o Settings are still a mess to navigate, but Cortana pretty much gets you to whatever you want easily- if there’s a setting for it.
o Some ancient controls that haven’t been updated since the days of 640x480 monitors, such as the native UI for managing environment variables.
• Lots of missed opportunities:
o No tabbed/split views for explorer.
o cmd.exe
• The sharing/streaming tools are AMAZING. You can share/stream/record almost anything. I recorded a quick LFR last night.
o Definitely not as robust as other streaming tools, dunno how to do overlays, hide content, etc yet.
• Streaming Xbox is a nice gimmick, but I’d rather just play the games on my PC, plugged into my monitor, with the wireless Xbox One controller.

Generally positive. This is definitely an improvement in the true unbroken line of Windows kings: Window 98, Windows XP, Windows 7.

MATT

COMMENTS (8) | COMPUTERS | DIGG
COMMENTS
ADD COMMENTS | SEND TO A FRIEND | BOOKMARK | SORT LAST TO FIRST
killer6600
Marine

July 31st, 2015 @ 12:30PM

Registered:
2007-06-16
Location:
canada
Posts: 1695
i'd never upgrade an operating system on a computer, especially a prebuilt laptop

so many little parts that require drivers that are only made for a few set systems then not used in newer models

companies aren't interested in making drivers for hardware they don't produce anymore so those few people can upgrade to a new OS
Wootah
non-leet

July 31st, 2015 @ 1:25PM

Registered:
2003-05-16
Location:
Idaho
Posts: 1807
I'd give 10 a try if I was on 8.1. I hate that software so much due to layout.

But since I game on my Windows 7 computer and never have any problem, I will let everyone else beta test the thing for 6mo-1year before I build my next comp.

Hope you get your problems worked out.
BloodClot
Kali Compton

August 1st, 2015 @ 2:56AM

Registered:
2003-03-26
Location:
Southern OC
Posts: 629
I did it on my Windows 7 Desktop that I have had for a few years. No problems yet. I actually think they simplified a few things.

I also like the streaming of the Xbox One. Yeah I have a LARGE tv downstairs that I can use vs a significantly smaller monitor, but if someone is watching a movie, I can easily turn it on and start playing on my desktop from my room. I am using a cabled USB Xbox360 controller, and it works great.

I can say though that my wife and daughter's computers had issues with their Broadcom built-in NICs. They would randomly disconnect from the network. The fix was to go grab the new drivers from Broadcom's website and telling Windows "Yes, I know they are not certified, but I know better than you, just use them."
BiVRiP
General

August 1st, 2015 @ 5:17PM

Registered:
2003-05-11
Location:
Canada
Posts: 2345
I came across this screen-cap in a Slashdot thread concerning Privacy settings that are either on by default or you can't turn off at all:

LINK

While most of if it can be turned off, it's still annoying that you as a user has to actively opt-out of sending so much information to Microsoft. I'm also little perturbed about not having much say about Windows Updates. I understand the thinking behind it, but damn it they're really shooting themselves in the foot here.

Sure you can delay updates for a short period of time, but it's my understanding Windows will then force those updates on you. What if I don't want that Silverlight garbage on my machine? What if it forces a driver on me that I *know* will mess up my setup. Is there an option to blacklist/prevent non-security updates? *Sigh*

Then there's their new "feature" WiFi Sense which is turned on by default. Granted it won't automatically share your network details, but it still grabs your password and sends it to Microsoft. I don't care if they say it's encrypted, I shouldn't be forced into sharing my home security info.

After a bit of digging, I'm pretty sure now that you can't perform a clean install of Win 10 without getting prompted for an activation key. You have to upgrade first. Sorry, but no. If they want me to jump through hoops, I'd rather just activate my copy using something like KMSPico.

I'm going to hold off taking the plunge for a few weeks as I see myself having to make several group policy / security policy updates before I feel comfortable using it on my main PC.

I've been curious why MS was willing to allow everyone a free copy of Win 10, even pirates. The cynic in me tells me that with all the default settings in place, it allows for a whole new level of data mining which they can monetize on the back end. And with features like WiFi Sense, an easy backdoor for law enforcement to access your machine.

*Waves to the NSA*
justinr
Marine

August 2nd, 2015 @ 2:45AM

Registered:
2003-04-13
Location:
Houston, TX
Posts: 273
Due to me giving up gaming for good, I really have no reason to use Windows anymore. I'll be switching to Linux soon and have a Windows VM ready to fire up if I need it for something.

I'm finally realizing why Windows is a pain in the ass. Windows 10 is just a bunch of extra bloat. Instead of aiming for simplicity, they went the other direction.
Nebuchadnezzar
The King

August 3rd, 2015 @ 2:46PM

Registered:
2003-03-20
Location:
Irvine, CA
Posts: 3956
giving up gaming, what a nightmare scenario!
Surelog
Kali Compton

August 3rd, 2015 @ 11:59PM

Registered:
2003-03-26
Location:
Kentucky
Posts: 313
Free OS upgrade. Their streaming and recording tools I'm sure are top notch because that's exactly what that OS is built to do... Record and Stream everything.
justinr
Marine

August 4th, 2015 @ 10:29PM

Registered:
2003-04-13
Location:
Houston, TX
Posts: 273
Holy crap using Linux Mint Cinnamon ... no reason to ever use Windows again. This shit is amazing.


You are unable to add Comments because you are not
logged in. If you have an account please login in now.

You can Create an Account, it takes less then a minute.



Return to top