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BMedcom  posted on Dec 27, 2014 12:00:07 AM - Report post

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Thanks for the reply. I must say that if it works and works properly I have no issue paying for Windows 10, but the sheer idea of it being a "timed" purchase makes me want to not even consider it, period. I think if they go this route, they will lose customers in masses. People shouldn't have to continue to pay to use their OS over time. Just my two cents.
 
Neo7  posted on Dec 27, 2014 12:31:59 AM - Report post

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Probably should clarify that it's going to be a new option. The old retail box option where you buy 1 license and it's yours permanently is still going to be an option.

For the timed license, it's extremely likely that it will include updates to major Windows releases (Windows 11, etc) for free so long as you remain subscribed to the license. Office 365 currently operates this way.

[Edited by Neo7, 12/27/2014 12:32:38 AM]

 
BMedcom  posted on Dec 28, 2014 2:15:51 PM - Report post

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Thanks for clearing up that information. To each their own, but personally I would rather pay once for a single copy/license, do a fresh install and be finished with it.
 
Neo7  posted on Dec 28, 2014 10:40:43 PM - Report post

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Managed to install a domain controller on a server machine and connect the Windows 10 machine to said domain. Not entirely sure what I was aiming for but we'll see where it goes (and if anything else breaks).
 
Neo7  posted on Jan 03, 2015 10:35:35 PM - Report post

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Getting back to that explorer crashing and the random freezes. I believe to have found the root cause and there isn't a fix for it just yet. There appears to be a GDI leak within explorer.exe which can cause havoc when it reaches a threshold.
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jan 04, 2015 3:29:06 AM - Report post

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I am hearing rumors that IE will be ditched and replaced with a program called Spartan.

Neo have you been told about this?

 
Neo7  posted on Jan 04, 2015 5:06:01 AM - Report post

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The only official item to come out of Microsoft are these:

1. New additions from ECMA specifications being added (most still can't use them because they're stuck in backwards compatibility hell).

2. Redesigned F12 tools to use text on tabs instead of icons (many devs had a hard time navigating it)

3. There is a huge refactoring taking place that's aimed to increase interoperability across platforms. This was already done on Windows Phone to fix IE's horrific display of websites that were coded with modern practices (and work fine on Android and iOS). This will bring it up to speed.

Now the rumor you may have heard was a browser called "Spartan". If you've paid very close attention, there were a few job postings by Microsoft referencing this so this is a real project. What it actually is though nobody knows and is just speculation.

Ditching IE outright for a whole new engine would not go well for Microsoft at all. The majority of their customers are the enterprise sector and they need IE to power the horrific intranet websites made in the 1990s on ActiveX technology (no they won't update them). It's not really a good option for them.

The more likely thing to happen is that Microsoft forked their own code to develop a new, modern browser (rumor being this is the Spartan project). IE will still be included for legacy stuff but it will be it's own browser. This method, Microsoft is free to finally cut away at the legacy code they're forced to keep because of enterprise customers. This would be a major step forward to creating a consumer modern browser.

Curiously enough, the immersive IE (that is, the touch version of IE on Windows 8) is actually not that far off from this goal. It's a very stripped down IE that will not run any add-ons nor ActiveX at all. This gives an additional benefit of being extremely lightweight compared to the desktop version. With that in mind, if the rumor is true, I would expect to see some crazy efficiency out of Spartan which would be similar to Safari on Mac OS X.

 
KingEli  posted on Jan 07, 2015 10:21:27 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Neo7

Managed to install a domain controller on a server machine and connect the Windows 10 machine to said domain. Not entirely sure what I was aiming for but we'll see where it goes (and if anything else breaks).

Yes an additional MCSE supplementary course is inevitable for me.. btw have you ever tried to run dcpromo on ssd?

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