Windows 10 - OUT NOW

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Yes, from Windows 8.
26
36%
Yes, from Windows 7.
31
42%
Yes, from Windows Vista.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows XP.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 2000/ME.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 98...I've been in a coma & have only just awoken.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm buying a whole new computer.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm swapping over from a Mac.
0
No votes
No.
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Fri May 03, 2019 1:13 pm

Rounded corners are back! Also coming to the next Xbox.

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Microsoft is making a minor design change to future versions of Windows, with rounded corners returning to their operating system later in 2019.

The latest screenshot from Zac Bowden, Senior Editor of Windows Central, also reveals the new-look Search app.

This new look won’t just be coming to Windows 10, with Bowden revealing that “The rounded corners are coming to 'Fluent Design'. You'll see it all over Windows, Xbox, Office, and other products in the coming months/years.”

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 am

Really liking the look of the new (default?) light theme with the light grey task bar and start menu, reminds me of the Windows 95 days :)

https://blogs.windows.com/uploads/mswbp ... 18e198.png

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 11:23 am

The Windows 95 Start menu is genuinely better

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:The Windows 95 Start menu is genuinely better


I do miss being able to navigate quickly using the sub-menus.

Visually, I think Windows 95 has aged better that XP, Vista and 7.

The glossy skeuomorphic look is hideous now where as 95 holds up well.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 pm

I turned off that transparency effect like, immediately. So ugly

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Jenuall » Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm

I didn't mind the transparency, although it did always feel a bit pointless.

Some of the recent stuff coming out about Windows 10 does sound exciting though. The new Windows Terminal sound excellent, an area that has been needing attention for about 20 years. PowerShell was always a half arsed effort that really should have been ditched a long time ago! Bundling a full Linux kernel into the OS is a great move as well.

I always preferred a Linux environment for dev work but it has been getting annoying to try and maintain both Windows and Linux systems for a while now - I don't have the time to juggle and customise each one to my liking as much as I used to. Some of this is making me think that I'll be able to do most of what I want just with Windows going forward which is excellent news!

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Operating systems should be visually neutral, they should sit well with any environment and theme.

MacOS went through the same trajectory, starting off nice, minimalist and clean, going through an ugly glossy phase in the mid-00s, then returning back to its roots.

2001 :)
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2014 :)
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm

Can't stand the brushed metal look. The dock is certainly better than the 2007 attempt, but there are still too many gradients and rounded edges for me. Give me flat colours and sharp lines every day of the week.

EDIT: Oh you changed the picture lol

Yeah it's a lot better, much more flat

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Jenuall » Tue May 07, 2019 2:29 pm

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Wed May 22, 2019 3:10 pm

The big spring 2019 update is out now

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10

Main features:

- There is now a Proper Light theme, with corresponding Light Acrylic accenting
- New Indexing method
- Phone Screen Mirroring using the Your Phone App
- Windows Sandbox (temp windows VM you can use for testing)
- Acrylic was added to a ton of screens
- Sign-in
- Jump Lists
- Notepad has UTF-8 Support now
- Start menu runs on it's own process now, making it run better
- New windows screenshot feature (Accessed with WIN+SHIFT+S)

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 28, 2019 12:12 pm

Looks like 70s/early 80s wallnut tech is making a comeback

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/28/1864 ... putex-2019

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Garth » Tue May 28, 2019 12:18 pm

Looks horrid.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Jenuall » Tue May 28, 2019 12:20 pm

The market has been crying out for designs made of something other than brushed metal for a long time, but that is most definitely not the solution!

I really quite like the fabric elements that MS have been using on some aspects of their surface line for a while now - something like that is much more of a positive step in the design of tech.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 28, 2019 12:46 pm

I like it :shifty:

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Tue May 28, 2019 1:09 pm

Just looks like someone has stuck that horrible wood-effect laminate over the top of it.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Fansung » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:46 am

I also had a hard time upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Ironhide » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:33 pm

KK wrote:Just looks like someone has stuck that horrible wood-effect laminate over the top of it.


At least it isn't carbon fibre.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:55 pm

Loads of problems with Windows 10 at the moment:

Techradar wrote:Windows 10 gets yet another faulty update with broken Start menu

Come on Microsoft

Microsoft release a cumulative patch, KB4517389, only a few days ago which was supposed to fix a number of highly publicised errors, and while it seems to have fixed the printer problems that were plaguing Windows 10 recently, it seems like the Start menu continues to have issues.

If news that Microsoft has released a Windows 10 update in an attempt to fix issues, only to introduce new problems, seems familiar, that’s because Microsoft has had an astonishingly bad run of faulty updates recently.

Only a few days ago we reported on how another cumulative update, KB4524147, had introduced more bugs, and it seems that Microsoft has rushed out this new update to fix those bugs, while causing the Start menu to fail with a critical error.

As any Windows user knows, the Start menu is a pretty essential feature of Windows 10 – and being unable to use it is a huge problem.

Start menu woes

As Windows Latest points out, users on the Microsoft community forum and Reddit have been complaining that the October 8 update (another name for KB4517389) has been breaking the Start menu and causing a critical error.

According to Microsoft’s support documentation, the company claims that the issue is not significantly impacting a large number of users. That won’t be much comfort to the people who are experiencing the problem. However, Microsoft does say that it is investigating the reports of the broken Start menu, though it does appear like the company is stumped about why this issue is occurring.

It’s yet another round of bad news for Microsoft when it comes to faulty Windows 10 updates, and the company needs to get on top of this fast – otherwise its reputation could be irreparably damaged.

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows- ... start-menu

I've also had a number of silly glitches with the Xbox One dash, so I don't know what's going on with their software teams at the moment. Shambles.

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