I think you can add two leakers claiming Microsoft is internally developing Windows 11. Whether "11" is a code name or a marketing name seems to be the question now.
In the end, it's Panos Panay: the guy will trip if Windows doesn't get the "pumped" hype he so desperately wants. Look at how they marketed the now-cancelled 10X: "a revolution!"
Android 12, iOS 15, MacOS 12, Chrome OS 91 (and 92 and 93 and 94), etc., Microsoft looks ancient with Windows 10. Why does this matter? PC hardware OEMs need new marketing OS versions to sell to mainstream consumers, businesses, etc.
It asks you when you log into a Microsoft Store app if you want to convert the local account to a Microsoft one. You don't have to convert the local account to a Microsoft one to use the store to continue using any of the apps however.The Windows Store and XBox should be removed from Windows entirely but I doubt MS will do that. I once tried the store to get a "free" game. The store would only allow me to download and install the "free" game if I logged in with a MS account and offered to used the OS MS account which I didn't have set up at the time. After creating the account and then allowing the OS to use that I finally got the dang game downloaded and installed. The game kind of sucked so I got rid of it. The next time I rebooted, windows the OS had completely reconfigured my log in from local single use sign on to having to log in via the MS account. I had to reconfigure the entire log in settings again just to get back to my normal single user local account log in. What a pain in the behind. Never again. I know of no other store that would default their log in to your OS just to use their store. I have never touched the MS store again.
All Apple managed to do was make MacOS look like iOS/iPadOS. I'm typing this on Big Sur and have been using it since the inception of OS X back in 2002. I much prefer the look and feel of Windows 10.Microsoft need a big change in Windows user interface, just look dated, MAC OS look's in another league
Indeed, but Microsoft has tried before to make user register and only install software from the on-line store.The Windows Store and XBox should be removed from Windows entirely but I doubt MS will do that.
NTFS have had several minor updated since it was launched. That will for the most part be transparent for any apps running. However, removal of registry will be problematic as the majority of todays apps store their setting in the registry.
Well, I'm not convinced. How often do one come across a thread in this forum where a partition file system have became "raw" to the end user?NTFS is one of the BEST file systems ever created.
Yes, of course all users that have paid for their OS should be happy MS dropping support for what they've paid for.You can tell by the replies that no matter what MS does, they'll get smashed for it.
A little stupid reply maybe but, if look is important <link>.For me the best looking Windows was Vista.
If a user really want choices then one should look for something other than Windows.Make it more like Windows 7. Or give users a choice between simple UI, and super ultra modern inefficient UI for those who want it.
There exists registry loggers, but those logs tend to grow insanely large because some app is always accessing the registry in some or other ways. Therefore this wil cause some design issues (hard choices):Make it so that registry shows which changes belong to which app, so when I remove the software, I can clean up the registry made that that software in few clicks, or make changes.
Windows has always allowed you to upgrade to a newer version. Though there are some people insist that clean install is the only way to go.Is this going to require a fresh install? I don't mind the name change and even a few breaking changes, but requiring a fresh install feels like walking back on the rolling updates philosophy of Windows 10 that made them claim it would be the last one. Sad day if you manage a large windows based enterprise.
Microsoft has introduced a new filesystem: ReFS. Yes it's only available for
The only point I'd see a lighter version of Windows would be useful for are bottom barrel commodity PCs. And those seem to run fine on standard versions after some cleanup of the crapware and toning the the eye candy down. Heck I had a Surface Go and it felt fine for basic tasks. A lighter version won't help a high-end PC.Ideally, MS would have two operating systems. For years, people were screaming for a lighter version of Windows, but it never happened. Heck, make Windows Modular. Do something productive, but keep the basic mode for people that cannot and will not adapt. Windows 10's start Menu is an example of that.
....the more they will break things.The more buttons, knobs, and switches you allow the user to adjust,...
If someone really wants all the customizations in the world, they should try Gentoo Linux. Either they'll stick with it or really appreciate all of the fun bits they don't have to do.....the more they will break things.
We see it here ALL the time:
"I clicked something the interwebs told me to do, and now my PC doesn't work."
Well, if you didn't know what it did or why...why did you go down that path?
But hey, more traffic for the Forums here, so we can help them fix it...