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Arizona Hot

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #175 on: May 21, 2015, 11:08:52 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2015, 11:33:51 PM »
Build 10122 for PCs released to Fast Ring

http://blogs.windows...build-10122-for-pcs/

That's the one with the AMD crash warning linked above.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #177 on: May 23, 2015, 12:43:05 PM »
This post on Tenforums has a direct link to the 10122 build ISO files.  I am downloading the x64 ISO now.  It also has the ESD files for download if you want to extract the ISO yourself.

http://www.tenforums...s-22.html#post242664

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #178 on: May 23, 2015, 04:06:45 PM »

Weird, the "meta scene" behind Win 10 feels different than most other releases since maybe Win2000 and Win XP.

It's a little confusing what it all "means".


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #179 on: May 23, 2015, 05:16:13 PM »
The key question here is: are the horrible fonts introduced in office 2013 (not cleartype, but whatever new B/W tech they are using now) the default for more apps in the OS? If so, I'm out. I'm only tolerating windows thanks to mactype, an ancient, unsuported app that fixes fonts for good.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #180 on: May 23, 2015, 06:54:41 PM »
The key question here is: are the horrible fonts introduced in office 2013 (not cleartype, but whatever new B/W tech they are using now) the default for more apps in the OS? If so, I'm out. I'm only tolerating windows thanks to mactype, an ancient, unsuported app that fixes fonts for good.

Quick guess is even if they are, if it's just fonts, there could be a way to load your own fonts and then use a utility to make them default and global and stuff.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #181 on: May 24, 2015, 02:49:15 AM »
The key question here is: are the horrible fonts introduced in office 2013 (not cleartype, but whatever new B/W tech they are using now) the default for more apps in the OS? If so, I'm out. I'm only tolerating windows thanks to mactype, an ancient, unsuported app that fixes fonts for good.

All versions of Windows give options to change fonts system wide. I've gone as far as using custom fonts that I installed.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #182 on: May 24, 2015, 05:50:15 AM »
It's not the fonts themselves but the font smoothing technology.
They are phasing out cleartype, which is the one mactype fixes.
The new technology is better for fast zooming (common in tablets) but horrible overall for readability on large desktop monitors.

I have no high hopes.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #183 on: May 24, 2015, 06:58:15 AM »
...horrible overall for readability on large desktop monitors.

So what must give? Does it mean MS expects one to get better monitors or some other hardware upgrade?

Currently I'm on Win7, 64-bit on a 3.5 yr old PC, but because of the above font smoothing problem I'm forced to use MS Office 2010 instead of 2013, even though I have both on my system.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #184 on: May 24, 2015, 10:45:19 AM »
It is Windows 8 but then again, so is Windows 10  :)

http://www.neowin.ne...-aol/#entry594794319

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #185 on: May 30, 2015, 10:50:56 AM »
Build 10130 to fast track members

http://blogs.windows...build-10130-for-pcs/

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #186 on: May 30, 2015, 04:08:03 PM »
Can anyone who has installed the latest built (or any build after beginning of May really) say if this issue is still there: begin to rename a file (F2 in Explorer) and try to paste some text with a linebreak in the rename inputbox
test
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In the last build I tried Win10 accepted the input, but then on enter press displayed an error popup and reset the rename inputbox to the old name. (A better error handling would be to autoremove the linebreak or inform about it and leave the attempted string and let the user remove it and retry the rename without retyping the whole string.)

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #187 on: May 30, 2015, 04:52:09 PM »
I'm on "slow" so build 10074 and it exhibits the behavior you mention.

Also, Ctrl-A doesn't work while renaming [EDIT: ...on the desktop...], which drives me nuts.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 01:02:00 PM by ayryq »

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #188 on: May 31, 2015, 03:19:53 PM »
Thanks. Boo for Ctrl+A not working in the rename box! When I get around to registrating the Win10 test build I'll try to submit an issue/request about renaming and include that too.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #189 on: May 31, 2015, 03:35:42 PM »
The Ctrl-A issue had been registered several times when I checked - I just added a "me too" to one. I didn't notice until today that it was only on the desktop that it didn't work -- within an explorer window Ctrl-A works fine.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #190 on: June 01, 2015, 12:05:34 AM »
I just got home and found my computer (Windows 7 x64) had rebooted after a BSOD, and I noticed a Windows logo in the tray which I had never seen before.

I clicked it and got a message about a free upgrade to Windows 10:

Windows 10 Free Upgrade.png

Anyone else seeing this?


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #191 on: June 01, 2015, 12:41:11 AM »
"Reserve"?  ;D and already?

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #192 on: June 01, 2015, 01:03:52 AM »
I saw news articles today about Windows 10 release date & price being leaked. Here's one:

http://www.pcworld.c...nd-release-date.html


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #193 on: June 01, 2015, 01:14:31 AM »
I am getting the same thing here

http://winsupersite....pgrade-notifications

I am a little unsure if I'd want Win10 though -- Win7 has been working well for me.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #194 on: June 01, 2015, 02:24:08 AM »
Same here - reserved.... ;D

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #195 on: June 01, 2015, 05:42:45 AM »
I saw news articles today about Windows 10 release date & price being leaked. Here's one:

http://www.pcworld.c...nd-release-date.html

Supposedly it is July 29.  We have a contest at TenForums.  I picked 26th of July.  A few days premature.  :)

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #196 on: June 01, 2015, 09:46:49 AM »
Yes I am seeing July 29 in several places, for PCs. Time to reserve too I guess  :-\
Phones later I think.

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #197 on: June 01, 2015, 09:56:46 AM »

Hmm. If the release date is July 29, that's not so far away!

The kinds of bugs people are reporting above bother me, because they feel so "simple". Last I knew the "mood", Win 7 was solid, Win 8 was taken over by the Interface discussions, so I was hoping by now the backbone of the OS is supposed to be really polished!

I'm especially keeping an eye that the 8.x updates were far from smooth! Summarizing my big posts elsewhere, I'm keeping an eye on Win10 for its "place in the timeline". But I'll have to decide what their timetable is, and whether if whatever they would call 10.1 with their rolling updates contains any bugfixes that sound really important.


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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #198 on: June 01, 2015, 09:58:31 AM »
Yes I am seeing July 29 in several places, for PCs. Time to reserve too I guess  :-\
Phones later I think.

I have never owned a phone with a camera.  The Wiki likely has my picture next to Troglodyte.  :)

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Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Reply #199 on: June 01, 2015, 10:09:08 AM »
But I'll have to decide what their timetable is, and whether if whatever they would call 10.1 with their rolling updates contains any bugfixes that sound really important.

What worries me is that they want to do everything using the Window Update.  That is just too much work if something blows up.  I even had several machines balk at installing ordinary service packs.  Never mind sifting through all the updates to see what to put on and what to leave out.  The descriptions are not very informative.  I feel like I am working for them at no pay when I start reading through all that stuff.  I try to stay away from Windows Update if at all possible.