> So just because you use Chrome, everyone does? I don't, for my use cases Chrome sucks donkey balls, so I use Firefox (and Edge in edge cases).
No, but with roughly 96% of people using browers other than Edge, I definitely do represent the vast majority of users in this particular case. New features for a browser that barely anybody uses is not a big new exciting feature.
> Good for you. Some people surely do. You are most certainly not a shining paragon of computer usage.
I really doubt that the typical Windows user cares about doign 3D modeling in mspaint, even if they *do* use mspaint.
> So? Is any given software allowed to exist only once in that little universe of yours? Is the purpose of an application used a primary key in the data base in your head?
If free apps have provided the functionality for ages, then it's not worth touting as a big new important feature.
> You forget all the environments where real security is not a must, but locking the computer when away for lunch/making tea/going for a piss still makes sense and avoids pranks by coworkers.
30 seconds after the bluetooth signal dies (so let's say 60 seconds after you physically walk away from your computer) is plenty of time for a coworker to play their pranks.
> Depends. Maybe this update brings a real time Dolby Surround encoder or something like that.
Give us built-in support for heapdhone surround and I'll be excited. With the exception of home theater use, surroundsound on PC is pretty much completely dead. Klipsch even discontinued the ProMedia 5.1 in favour of just the 2.1. I suspect that this is because everybody who cared about surroundsound on PCs either moved to headphones (gamers, mostly) or home theatres (where you're feeding a receiver over HDMI or spdif), so bringing surround back for headphone users would be pretty nice. There don't seem to really be any existing apps or drivers that offer a good universally compatible headphone surround experience.
General Dolby Surround encoding may not be very useful. Any device that supports dolby is going to support PCM surround (excepting over toslink due to bandwidth limitations) which is what Windows currently outputs, and you can already bitstream Dolby Surround for media playback.
> Speak for yourself, kiddo. I use Bing Maps because it is 10 times faster than Google Maps.
Bing Maps has sub-par address matching capabilities, and a market share that rounds off to 0%, although that's for share of site embedding since it's a lot harder to measure user usage share. New features that benefit Bing Maps aren't likely to excite users when few of them use Bing Maps.
> Windows XP is still widely used, even though it was released over 15 years ago. Windows 7 is the most used version of Windows and is over 7 years old. Mixed reality can become a thing in a few years, and this way Microsoft avoids the chicken and egg problem.
WinXP has a ~2% share in North America (and not much higher if you include the whole world), but I understand what you're getting at. The problem is that mixed reality is very far from being practical, let alone mass market. That isn't going to happen by the time Win10 is as old as 7 is today. I'm skeptical it will even happen by the time Win10 is as old as XP is today. VR? Sure, that's a much easier problem to solve.