Then get the latest 10162 release and try that instead. It's a "preview" remember? It's *specifically* not finished..
Windows 8/8.1 have the option to refresh the OS without losing program or files. Also has the option for throwing everything away save the OS, but that's not what you're after as-is. You can, however, update the image it uses to do this so it lays down one that already contains your apps..
Well, Opera is now based on Chromium, so should be a valid choice again..
There's always the new Vivaldi browser, which the original Opera devs split off to do.. https://vivaldi.com/ ?
Okay, mayhaps I tldr, soz
Why not use those contracts, since I've still got your attention?
You DO know that the big vendors have options that let you keep the drive instead of requiring you to return it?
If people are just using it for LDAP, then they're doing it wrong
Why not just use OpenLDAP or whatever in that case? The whole benefit of AD comes from putting everything in it. There's no masters or slaves, just two way replication partners.
I understand the complaint about Exchange, but it is a HUGE system that can do a lot more than just MTA as you say.
I don't see how it can be called bloated, beyond the usual "ZOMG WINDOWS USES XXXXMB OF RAM LOLZZ" stuff.
AD isn't just LDAP, it's a central store for everything management. Yes it holds your authentication details, but it also holds settings for (assuming you use the MS products) DHCP, DNS, Mail, etc. Want a new DC to avoid SPOF? Install Windows, install the role, promote. All the settings are copied down automatically and you're redundant. You've also got the concept of sites, which certain domain controllers handle, so workstations know where to find their local DC. Also, subdomains, so you can hand off sections of the environment to other people - think company divisions (dev.corp.net) or even countries (us.corp.net). It's all GUI and PowerShell controllable these days too.
As for replication failures, yes they happen, as it will with anything that depends on replication. Disagree with them being common though - I've seen one in just over 15 years. We deleted the VM, made a new one on a new name, ran a clean up tool and carried on.
We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.
This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost.
I quite liked how they handled it in recent film "The Machine" ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt23... ). Questions like "Which smells better, a hospital corridor or a donkeys ass?" and "Mary saw a puppy in the window and she wanted it. What did Mary want?"
It's an ultrabook - answer: no.
Found that quote, but also found this from the Q&A bit afterwards:
"We haven't decided yet."
by Peter Bright 19:23
"What will happen after the first year of free updates for W7/W8?"
by Peter Bright 19:22
Hmm, it's a (admittedly small) jump to go from that to subscriptions though..
They have wanted to do it for ages now
Where is this? I can't find it on the couple of Ars articles and none of the other sites have said such a thing..
The owner of a file doesn't tend to matter much in the Windows world, only who has Full Control rights to it