People modded this "Funny", but I have my doubts it was the OP's intention. If only they said NetBSD or OpenBSD... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_de_Raadt hint hint)
Stay with Windows7. You ain't losin' nothin'.
Not the symptom or its manifestation.
The fundamental problem is that few US citizens are motivated to attain high levels of education, and to earn their wages / wealth by contributing to society, rather than living off subsidies doled out by the guvment.
A related problem is the high debts incurred in the process of getting educated, thereby creating wage slaves.
Another less fundamental problem is that the dollar is artificially high, and kept there by vested interests. If the market value of the dollar reflects its true worth, people from India will neither be motivated to move in to the US, nor supply manpower, because it will yield fewer rupees.
So long as these basic issues are addressed, we will see more of such Hem and Haw, dithering and filibustering, rather than resolution.
And make him find more exploits and publish them. But too late for GooglePlus that's doomed now.
When Windows auto-updates go horribly wrong, almost all users blame the h/w vendor, not Microsoft. So Lenovo uses this BIOS trick to protect their reputation. Why is this being depicted as malicious behaviour?
The problem was reported Aug 5, and it's gotten worse as on even date, with another patch creating more problems succeeding it.
Where did you get your 'fixed in 24 hours' story from, bro?
Idiot. The problem occurs when there are orphaned SIDs in the registry and no real users corresponding. Happens every time in a domain attached PC with Active Directory in every single corporate network. So about let's say 30% of the cases.
Roughly 10 million machines with the problem. Very good I say!
Microsoft's saga on desktops went like this:
1. We will not make hardware, we only write operating system software, so applications can run.
2. Our OS runs on many hardware configs., so many many applications run on our desktops
3. We own the desktop. We are on a billion devices, but we still don't make h/w, yet we still get to decide how h/w should be built for Windows. We can break h/w, h/w drivers, updates if we choose to. We don't care the OS is insecure, 'cos we are on a billion boxes, and that's all that matters.
4. Oh! So you turn off updates, so we can't force patch our buggy OS? You gave us a bad rep. in the market? Here... Take this 'free' upgrade, and you can't stop my forced updates. We get to a billion devices again.
5. Oh, the forced updates eat your bandwidth, infinite loops crashes??? Your bad... thanks for being our valuable beta tester.
6. What? You're running away to Ubuntu or Fedora to get stuff done? Boo...hooo, why does no one think of me, the great Microsoft? I'm giving you the OS for free, you still don't want it... boo..hooo!!
True, but they were differnt Windows, or rather true Windows. WinCE, Win XP-Embedded, even Win3.11 was available for devices until a few years back.
This Windows10 for Embedded is like WindowsRT for ARM CPUs which was largely abandoned by Microsft themselves, and the hardware was written off for a few billions.
The traditional VB style apps and the huge library of VB plug-ins for devices and peripherals do not wxist in Windows 10 anymore. All device developers have long jumped ship to the Raspberry Pi, and this is MS playing catch up just like in the Android and mobile markets which they lost.
will not make the pig attractive. People working on embedded systems and hobyyist electronics, are already well aware of command line unix and linux, languages like C, C++, Python, shell programming etc. Kids dabbling with these toys know Scratch, Alice. BlueJ Java IDE etc.
None of the above require Windows with or without the hideous UI or built-in anti-virus. The very notion of anti-virus drives hobbyists away from Windows, because the hobbyist thinks he is in charge of the toys, and not some uncaring 800lb gorilla.
It would've made sense a decade ago, if VB6 on Embedded Windows ran on these devices. node.js or Python do not need Windows at all. Another entire team at Microsoft wasting their time and money, distracting a few hobbyists and achieving nothing. After a year the whole team will be sacked en-masse, or moved on to other worthless projects.
According to the summary, the Android version of LibreOffice is available. Does it mean I can now edit my docs, spreadsheets and ppts on my smartphone if I want to?
He is still the largest shareholder in the 'Evil' company.
He still has the power to set right the source code of Windows, so as to completely remove any necessity of running any anti-virus software, just like on Linux PCs and Macs. Around 2 billion devices are said to be running Windows, so this single "Good Deed" alone will result in energy savings of atleast 2000 MWhrs per day.
But Bill will not do that. Instead he will criticise governments and pay lip service to poverty alleviation and the Press will lap it up, and declare him as Better than God!
"Your stupidity, Allen, is simply not up to par." -- Dave Mack (mack@inco.UUCP) "Yours is." -- Allen Gwinn (firstname.lastname@example.org), in alt.flame