What does /g/ think of the Windows 10 technical preview and the future of Windows in general?
If they pick up a subscription-based model for the product, I'm not buying in. I'll just run various distros of Linux and virtualize Win7 if Wine doesn't support the desired software. The only shit I need for work is fully compatible with Wine, thankfully. If it's an inexpensive and effective OS with a competitive price, then the Windows product family could make a comeback to compensate for Win8's controversy.
Is it fixed /g/?
Will turbo minimalism save windows 10?
1. Mostly the new start menu, as far as joe blow is concerned. A lot of little minor stuff as well. Metro, I mean Modern, I mean Universal Apps can actually run in a non-fullscreen window now.
2. Supposedly Win8 users will get a free upgrade, but we all know how MS likes to fuck up a good idea.
Fix old ones, make new ones. Thus we observe the circle of life
>Using anything windows after 8
Imho microsoft needs to make a major strategic shift now that windows is no longer the cash cow it used to, because less and less people use the desktop and android won the mobile market. They should focus on enterprise and the cloud.
It is hard to say with the tech preview as it is a preview so loads can/should change. it is still ugly as fuck. Yosemite looks so much nicer once you turn off the transparency shit. Windows 8 and 10 look shit.
does a black window colour work in the latest build? or is it still fucked up (black text on black background, minimize & restore invisible)
They're in alphabetical order you ginormous retard
The surface pro is marketed for home geeks. Too expensive and lacks many features the entreprise needs. One of those if of course the toying OS.
We're getting cheap notebooks instead.
Uglier than 3.11, still too touch centric for my taste with those huge line spacing and font sized and metro shit.
Gonna keep W7 till 2020 the way things are going, with C# /.net/VS starting to be viable under Linux I don't really care about the future "desktop Windows".
>Your display can show 16m colors, but we choose to use four light shades of gray and whatever color the intern shirt was that day.
I miss many colors and Black on White text intead of this gray on white shit.
That's wrong. The up button is very useful, doesn't take up much space, and suggesting that it be replaced with "just manually modify the file path" is retarded.
The "back" button won't always bring you to the same place as the "up" button. Say you followed a shortcut, or you searched for a folder, or you manually navigated to a directory.
>They actually put the Up button back in 7
That's weird, because I don't have any of these magical up buttons!.
I have it in 8, but I don't remember having it in 7. I think anon was mistaken.
You can install Classic Shell and get it back.
Yes. But it's confusing when the OS displays file lists in descending order, per column, and then the Control Panel displays them in descending order, across all columns.
They could have left it alone years ago when they made the idiot proof category version. But no, they had to change shit for no fucking reason.
>And how much do you use it exactly?
All the time. The back button might go either up or down through a folder tree, that will always take me up. It's one of the only things I think Win8 does better in terms of UI.