Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 Test

Finally back to testing a few things Microsoft have been churning out...

First off Windows 10...

I'm actually ok with what I'm seeing out of the Technical Previews.  I'm a little skeptical (as is everybody) on the FREE upgrade within the first year of general release if you have a Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 installation.  I know why they are doing it.  But I just always feel like there is some sinister move behind it.

It makes sense on the Apple side to give Operating System updates away for free - they control the hardware.  (At least for 99.999% of the installations - Hackintosh's are another story).  So they only benefit by giving it away and keeping people current.

Microsoft on the other side has the "white box" machine installers to deal with.  So they'd have an issue with those folks.  But still, I say the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 kernels were stellar.  They were stable and I've never really had any crazy issues happen (unlike the days of XP).  If they really want to clean up the Internet and get rid of all the old viruses, etc. floating around, they'd give Windows 10 away for free.  Then people would eventually "get current" and stop running a 10+ year old operating system.  Then make them pay when Windows 11, etc. comes out.

Anyway, not sure if the following is a language issue on Windows 10 or Visual Studio 2015.....

It's taken years, but I predict if Windows 10 stays stable like it has been, it will be a great boon for Microsoft...but it may be too late to capture the people that have moved on to some of the great Linux distributions and of course the Apple Macintosh.

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