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Comment Re:It find it more amazing (Score 3, Informative) 302 302

IANAWE. I had a need to run Windows on something to develop a test TCP/IP server using VS/C#. It wasn't exactly a production system and I had SWMBO's Win7 PC to fall back on so I put Win10 preview on a new laptop and used it. VS 2013 works fine and I would expect that to be among the first programs they tested. I've also used a couple IDEs for embedded targets (Keil, PSoC creator) and they work fine on Win10 even when Win10 is running in a VMWare VM. The only thing I have seen not work is mounting host drives from the VM. I also see a null pointer exception for explorer.exe on shutdown for the most recent release.

The charms bar that pops up on the left if I ever get the pointer close to that edge is gone - Yay!
I can search the task menu with one click - Yay!
The propensity for built in apps to take over the whole screen and with NO option to minimize seems to be gone - double Yay!

And decades after other OSs have figured out how to manage multiple desktops, Win10 manages multiple desktops.

OTOH, Win10 still figures out ways to reboot w/out explicit permission from me. That has not been fixed. Would it be so hard to pop up a dialog box following an update that asks permission? There are times I've been in the middle of something but away from the PC and it restarts because I'm not there to stop it. That is incredibly rude and stupid beyond belief and yet Microsoft deems us not worthy to make that decision.

For my purposes Win10 is an improvement over 8.1 but not enough so to draw me away from Linux.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 830 830


And before you think they are really in bad shape, according to this National Donut Day article, Canada has more donut shops per capita than the US. http://www.usatoday.com/story/...

I presume this is a US national holiday and that donuts are sold by the dozen and not in some stupid metric count like deca.

Comment Re:As a hiring manager (Score 1) 336 336

Perhaps you meant Meyer's "Effective C++". Or is it Sutter's "Exceptional C++?"

I hope you are not the hiring manager who throws around buzz words to see if they dazzle the prospective hire.

It's been over a decade since I read them but I still remember the title and author.

Comment One word: Google Services Framework (Score 4, Interesting) 434 434

I believe that's what it is called. I didn't read TFA but it sounds like they are claiming that Google is not doing anything about the problem. Not true. They have started putting things you might expect in the OS in a downloadable app. Then when it needs to be upgraded, they put a new version in the store and you get it. You do not need to wait for your carrier/manufacturer to provide an upgrade.

They are also unbundling stuff from the OS like the browser. Several years ago the browser was part of the OS and recently a security issue was uncovered in it. Google declined to fix it knowing the possibility that manufacturers and carriers would roll out an OS update. Today the browser is Chrome and it can be updated separately from the OS.

Both strategies allow Google to bring new features to older phones regardless of the lack of diligence on the part of the carriers.

Comment A better way to uninstall Superfish (Score 5, Informative) 134 134


And get rid of all of the other crapware that Lenovo put on your PC in one fell swoop. No doubt it will take more effort to do it this way but it will also be more complete. (I have no idea if this works outside the US.)

For further information I wold check the ideapad section at notebookreview.com where you can find reinstallation help (including the thread I just started.)

You will lose an important tape file.