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Comment Re:User Experience (Score 1) 551

What MS should do is hire an actual User Interface Designer. I know they haven't had one since at the latest 2002. Vista, 7, 8 and now 10 are all progressively more painful to use and hostile to the user, so it's obvious they don't have one on staff.

I'm not even talking about the crap they try to shove down our throats for marketing purposes, but even down to the little things. The login screen in xp/2000 era was simple: username, password, domain. Then you got vista, where you had to click a button to get the login interface, or click another to change the default user, then hit the right button to login ( instead of the more obvious button which allowed you to change your login account ).

It's absurd. So much so I don't know an admin who doesn't cringe with each new release of windows and office. We know they changed some small UX thing that's going to confuse our users and will result in untold hours in support.

They do. Hipsters under 30 want flat UIs and think bubble gum buttons in 3d look dated. THey want mobile apps and to have the same UI between their phones and their pcs for stuff like Yammer and MS teams. MS is listening to them as well .... old farts like us do not upgrade software like the younglins do so MS is targetting them.

The windows XP/2000 screen looks like a green screen or punch cards with ehhh to anyone under 30.

Comment Re:Read the summary, then add.. (Score 1) 551

We will likely use Windows 7 long after EOL. There really aren't any other good options for our business, right now. I'm surprised that nobody else has stepped in to fill the gap, yet.

I was the same. I had to get with the times as people wanted to have me upgrade my MCSE and I hated Vmware workstation with a passion. Hyper-V which is on WIndows 10 was the reason. I found a few bugs last year but they are fixed. Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been.

Windows 10 :
1. Lighter and quicker on my hardware and boots silly fast on a ssd
2. Can run Netflix and Hulu on my 2nd monitor or my tablet when I am on a plane when not working through the appstore
3. Has work folders which are pretty cool in setting up offline versions of files with less hassle and bugs than CSC with Windows XP and 7
4. Can use a pin to sign into desktop and tablet which is quicker than a password
5. Supports device lockdown for system admins
6. Supports MDM for intune device settings and lockdowns to run corporate apps securely without a VPN
7. Cached work credentials in addition to a home account for MDM to access corporate resources without a VPN
8. Much better power management
9. Pen support for One Note on my surface

Seriously the story submitter doesn't like change because it looks funny. WTF this is slashdot, not a place where people whine about change and settings. Did we all just age past 40 and no longer coffee drinking coder hipsters from the 1990s anymore?

Comment Bawawawa I hate change (Score 1) 551

Seriously it's getting old and unprofessional. I feel slashdot is turning into the ITs version of info wars or Rush Limbaugh with Microsoft as the liberal to rail against complete with it's own alternative reality and facts and everyone else is fake news.

News flash. Don't like Windows don't run it. I may have go to the register or somewhere else if this keeps up.

Comment Re:Cant repair office 2013/16 (Score 2) 482

If you have Office 365 you can download it again free at office.com. Just use your login ID for your account information. One of the good things to using it as a service is you do not have to fiddle with license keys. If you use the home edition go to outlook.com to log into your tenant and download office.

Also there is the Microsoft office uninstaller at Microsoft's website and a vbscript version too that Microsoft uses if you google for it to do a full scrub and clean.

Last if this is in an office then your system administrator is not doing a good job. AutoKMS on A.D. needs to be enabled so that message never pops up.

Comment Linux kernel and Xorg not supporting ABIs (Score -1) 482

I switched back to Windows in 2011 as I was tired of things breaking during a Linux distro update.

WIth an ABI or application BInary INterface WIndows, FreeBSD, and MacOSX do not have this problem. You update and it always works. Drivers NEVER have to be re-compiled.

Until this fixes I am sticking with WIndows and keeping Linux on a VM. I do not like to have things break.

Comment Re:Not the first administration.. (Score 4, Interesting) 327

No it was not the left or the so called liberal media.

It was the intelligence agencies. I tend to happen to side with them.

Why would you trust the intelligence agencies? Do you need a recap of their track record?

Even if Hillary fucked up (she did with the email server as you and I would be thrown in jail if we did this) and Putin just shared information, it is still collusion with a foreign power and treason to a high degree.

Are we at war with Russia? Or are they our ally? How is diplomacy with a foreign state we are not at war with treasonous?

A nation should not be involved in another nation's election or internal affairs. I will say this hypocritically too as an American as we did evil in the name of good in South America to prevent evil communism with propping up Pinochet in Chile who murdered people!

Why not? It's called diplomacy. The US does it all the time. And if you want to call out examples of when the US does bad things, why stop at one?

It was wrong and Russia not only interfered but had counter intelligence agents whose job was sabotage and espionage during the cold war give the information to Trump Jr. Gee what is wrong with that???!!!

Where's the evidence? It's been almost a year now since these allegations started.
Further, was anything exposed false? If Putin himself "hacked" Hillary's emails (and remember - this was all due to a certain moran falling for a phishing email) and hand delivered it to Trump, so what? Putin should be given a damned medal for exposing Hillary's shit.

You'll jump to believe some made up shit about prostitutes and water sports as long as Wolf Blitzer reads it out to you. But when faced with actual evidence of gross misbehavior and wrongdoing, you get into a tizzy about the way someone got caught.

What's the evidence? Have you been watching the news? Let's say Isis and Iran met with an Hillary aide. THey share information to wikileaks just 4 days before the election. Hilary hires her daughter to speak with an Iranian national guard who did espionage work during the Reagan years against the US. Iran wants some sanctions lifted and Isis wants to be recognized.

Boom! Hillary wins by a landslide and 4 more years of liberal rule after all the negative news about Trump suddenly appeared out of nowhere.

Let me ask you this? Would you be somewhat bothered if this were true? I mean ask yourself if this is normal diplomacy and you wouldn't be upset one bit? Or would you be getting your torches and pitchforks and call for investigations and impeachment? We are not at war with Isis or Iran so that is ok right?

I am a democrat so I will disclaim this. But if that were true I would be outraged! I would want her head on a block and have her tried for treason. I know you would too as I assume you are Republican of course. To me this is an American issue not political.

If you support Putin and are not a troll and want to give a medal then you are un-American and a piece of shit as I would not if the reverse were true. I do not want a nation of supporting parties like football teams regardless of the consequences.

Comment Re:Not the first administration.. (Score 1) 327

No it was not the left or the so called liberal media.

It was the intelligence agencies. I tend to happen to side with them. Even if Hillary fucked up (she did with the email server as you and I would be thrown in jail if we did this) and Putin just shared information, it is still collusion with a foreign power and treason to a high degree.

A nation should not be involved in another nation's election or internal affairs. I will say this hypocritically too as an American as we did evil in the name of good in South America to prevent evil communism with propping up Pinochet in Chile who murdered people!

It was wrong and Russia not only interfered but had counter intelligence agents whose job was sabotage and espionage during the cold war give the information to Trump Jr. Gee what is wrong with that???!!!

Comment Re:Reminder (Score 1) 327

One of the pieces of information that the Trump administration is demanding from the states is how voters voted. They want to know if you voted for Trump or one of his opponents.

Let that sink in for a second. Imaging the Slashdot comments section if a President Clinton or President Obama demanded this same information from the states. Remember, the Constitution gives the power over all US elections to the states.

That is different. Trump has an R next to his name so it's ok. I agree if someone with a D next to his name did that then we would need to impeach and form an armed rebellion as that would be socialist!

Yes sarcasm implied.

  Sadly, many on my facebook friends list actually agree with my above comment. Disclaimer I am a Democrat so I am biased, but what keeps me up at night is this super hyper partisanship where it is like cheering for a football team! The fact the right admires Putin and sees nothing wrong scares me. This too and you brought this up as I know if Obama did this every FaceBook meme and AM Radio, infowars, church pastors, and Rush Limbaugh would be freaking out.

I would hope and I know if Trump had a D next to his name you bet I would vote Republican and do whatever in my power to stop him as a private citizen. Not because he is conservative, but because he is incompetent, not intelligent enough, and too psychologically unstable and collusion with a foreign power.

Yes I know I am probably going to be modded -1 by Republican moderators here, but I stand by what I said if Trump were running as a democrat (infact he was a democrat for most of his life).

This is scary stuff regardless and the problem is not a president trying to find digs on voters and potential enemies, but rather half the country doesn't care or is supportive based on someone just because he is a Republican and gosh jolly that is my football team so I must support it attitude.

Comment Too bad its 9 years behind Intel with IPC (Score -1, Flamebait) 85

Gamers Nexus did 2 videos comparing a 2008 era i7 and a 2011 era 2600k and the AMD was lacking in many benchmarks and games.

My citations are here and here where the 2600k beats the newer Ryzen even further?

I was entertaining the idea of upgrading to an 1800 but my 2014 haswell is just faster unless you do just video editing

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