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Comment Re:Change Is Life (Score 1) 144 144

So much for a new 'improved' version

I don't know if you were being negative or playful when you wrote this but with all major overhauls there's going to be bugs.

Sure, but... I expect an IDE crash to be more difficult than "compile my code then double-click a warning message".

(Yes, I did it three times with the same result)

Comment Re:Change Is Life (Score 2) 144 144

I installed VS2015 on a spare machine for a laugh - I actually managed to get them to fix an ancient VS bug fixed by nagging them enough. The fix was in VS2015 and I wanted to see it with my own eyes.

It crashed and burned about once a minute for the entire time I tried it, no chance to save any work. So much for a new 'improved' version.

I only installed VS2013 a few months ago after it reached SP4. I'm not expecting VS2015 to be usable any time soon (I _would_ like to have my bug fixed though because it happens constantly...OTOH it's been bothering me since VC++ 6.0 so I'm almost used to it by now)

Comment Re:Most people won't care (Score 1) 104 104

You can actually see some of the Windows source code if you want. You must sign an NDA and you have to justify your access (at least you did while I was still in the MVP program

The Pirate Bay allows you to skip the red tape.

So you can see the source, in part, if you want to.

"In part".

The patches are the biggest worry for me. Microsoft could backdoor most of the computers in the world overnight if it wanted to. They can even target specific IP addresses if they want to because the own the patch distribution network. This is why I feel it's important to disassemble/inspect the patches before installing. There's no source code available for patches so keeping my Windows PC in tip-top condition is a big drain on my resources. Still ... it's worth the effort for the peace of mind it gives me later.

Comment Re:Most people won't care (Score 4, Funny) 104 104

They don't understand that Intel/AMD CPUs could or will have backdoors. If not now, then very soon in the future.

I usually decap my CPUs and inspect them before installing them. I haven't seen anything suspicious so far.

The real problem is Windows. Having to disassemble/inspect the OS before installing wasn't too bad, it's the constant stream of patches that gets me down.

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