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+ - Better free disk space monitoring?

Submitted by relliker
relliker (197112) writes "In the olden days, when monitoring a file system of a few 100 MB, we would be alerted when it topped 90% or more, with 95% a lot of times considered quite critical. Today, however, with a lot of file systems in the Terabyte range, a 90-95% full file system can still have a considerable amount of free space but we still mostly get bugged by the same alerts as in the days of yore when there really isn't a cause for immediate concern. Apart from increasing thresholds and/or starting to monitor actual free space left instead of a percentage, should it be time for monitoring systems to become a bit more intelligent by taking space usage trends and heuristics into account too and only warn about critical usage when projected thresholds are exceeded? I’d like my system to warn me with something like, “Hey!, you’ll be running out of space in a couple of months if you go on like this!” Or is this already the norm and I’m still living in a digital cave?"

+ - The Classic Control Panel in Windows May Be Gone 1

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "In Windows 8, there was an arrangement of two settings applications: the Control Panel for the desktop and the PC Settings app in the Modern UI side. With Windows 10, having the two different applications has started to look even more awkward, which has been voiced loud and clear in the feedback too. Thus, the work at Microsoft to unify the settings programs has begun. The traditional Control Panel is being transformed to something temporarily called "zPC Settings" (sic), which is a Modern UI app that melts together the current two settings applications."

+ - Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Microsoft has just released Windows 10 TP build 9860, and if you do not have the update yet, here is how you can get it via Windows Update. Along with the new release, Microsoft is introducing an interesting cadence option for how quickly you will receive new builds. The ring model goes from development, to testing, to release. By being in the slow cadence, you will get more stable builds but they will arrive less often. By choosing the fast option, it allows you to receive the build on the same day that it is released. As a quick stats update, to date Microsoft has received over 250,000 pieces of feedback through the Windows Feedback tool, 25,381 community forum posts, and 641 suggestions in the Windows Suggestion Box."

Comment: Re:reborn? (Score 1) 149

by jones_supa (#48196877) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
This is true. The Microsoft deal was an emergency move when Nokia was already in deep troubles. Their biggest problem was that they really insisted to stick too long with the crusty Symbian stuff, an operating system which offered a laggy user experience, crashed all the time, and was pain for developers. It was just too easy for the competitors to stomp over them.

Comment: Re:reborn? (Score 1) 149

by jones_supa (#48196707) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
I invented the word "reborn" there, not Slashdot editor. What comes to new Nokia, the networking business is doing OK and is feasible. Sure, it's quite different to the magnitude of the phone business, but the company is not just a dead stub which pretends to exist. And, if you take a look at the history of the company, Nokia has done very different things over the years and shapeshifted multiple times.

+ - 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "The last emblems of Nokia are being removed from Microsoft products. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place. The name change follows a slow transition from Nokia.com over to Microsoft's new mobile site, and Nokia France will be the first of many countries that adopt Microsoft Lumia for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that other countries will follow the rebranding steps in the coming weeks. Nokia itself continues as a reborn company focusing on mapping and network infrastructure services."
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+ - More Eye Candy Coming to Windows 10

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Microsoft is expected to release a new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview in the very near future, according to their own words. The only build so far to be released to the public is 9841 but the next iteration will likely be in the 9860 class of releases. With this new build, Microsoft has polished up the animations that give the OS a more comprehensive feel. When you open a new window, it flies out on to the screen from the icon and when you minimize it, it collapses back in to the icon on the taskbar. It is a slick animation and if you have used OS X, it is similar to the one used to collapse windows back in to the dock."

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