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Old 2nd Oct 2014, 17:13   #61
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I installed Office 365 and they all appeared in a folder called 'Microsoft Office 2013' in the 'All Apps' list. I was also able to drag and drop the Control Panel shortcut into the favourites bit at the top of the start menu.
No such luck in either case...



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Pinning Control Panel was a little picky, had to make sure the cursor was between existing icons and not over them.
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I don't have problem with Broadcom. I have problem with their Tray application, which in it's infinite wisdom needs a Caps Lock/Num lock indicator feature (no idea why does a BLUETOOTH Tray application needs to provide a keyboard lock indicator functionality), which then freezes apps in Windows 10.
Bluetooth is done in the US, Self explanatory why the tray app doesn't work
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Just downloading this at the moment and had a thought.

I've got a somewhat archaic 80gb drive in my computer - how difficult is it to dual boot W10? My last dual boot was Fedora Core & Windows XP, so it's been a few years.
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Thank you, I looked up the winrumors site and it hadn't been updated in ages. Anyway the article doesn't complain that windows 8 was not too different. In fact it supports your own stance of vocal minorities holding back the innovation of windows 8 by making 10 the same as 7. (your own stance in that you appreciated the innovations of 8)Although, that statement is just plainly wrong. 10 is not 7.
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Sure, they're saying that now. Last year I recall the opinion was quite different.
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Sure, they're saying that now. Last year I recall the opinion was quite different.
Was it the same journalist?

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if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9"))
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So I've seen this in a number of places as a the reason why windows 10 is so called.


It would seem more straight forward to have the answer to this (pseudo) command in the windows 8 successor as something like, TH9 or Win9 or basically 9 with any prefix in order to get around this (possibly not real) legacy issue. It makes more sense to have programmers include *9 in their code than have a weird, very public sequential hiccup. So I don't think its the real reason why they called it 10.
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Trying it. Only issue so far, xonar u7 software won't work with it ... but as it's uber-new can be expected odd bits of software won't work ... device works, but the nice software interface stuff won't install. BF4 plays nicely. Funnily, at stock clocks ROG Realbench showed a significant increase in image editing/video scores, but the old 2007 CPC bench fell slightly.

Installed a clean install on an old vertex 2 SSD. Oh, and I kinda miss the charms bar I've got used to now. I do like the tick box option in folder views to select multiple items.
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It's official: Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12

I think this was pretty much a given already, but it's nice to have confirmation. In a post on the official DirectX Developer Blog, Microsoft's Bryan Langley has revealed that Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12.

http://techreport.com/news/27150/it-...ith-directx-12
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Not sure about those icons, they look like something right out of the 1950's
And still no news if DX12 is W10 exclusive.
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Not sure about those icons, they look like something right out of the 1950's
Icons are tricky. They need to be recognisable (also for people with visual difficulties) and scale well over a range of resolutions and sizes.

I'm not sure that there is an easy answer --OSX still has the nicest icons, but they are resource hungry. Flat icons make sense, but I cannot help but think that Microsoft just really needs to splash out on a decent graphic designer.
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So here I am, posting live from Windows 10

First impressions:

-This 80gb DeskStar that I'm running the OS from is loud. I should replace it
-Setting up dual boot is a piece of cake
-OS seems to run pretty smoothly at the moment
-No driver issues or anything like that
-Holy crap this drive is loud
-Microsoft have nailed the Start Menu - a good mix of old and new
-I should REALLY think about replacing this HDD at some point. I'm sure I heard it fart

I do agree with the sentiments about the icons - they are looking rather dated. I also think that Aero should be included as an option (not force upon users - just there if wanted)
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Its not so much the design of the new icons I don't like, its the colour choices... they just look washed out and... beige...
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The again there's Google Chrome's icons...



But yeah, I think Microsoft needs to rethink the palette.
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not forgetting that this is a pre release, so icons may well change over time

I've downloaded the iso, but haven't had chance to have a look yet
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And what exactly did you expect from a product which is intended to be a testing ground for features; which is used to check which features works, which not; which features are good for keyboard users/for mouse users/for touch users; to check what apps crash or fail somehow. That is the point of this release. Don't expect this to send all your info from whole day - it is just that when you report something, or when something crashes, then it adds some extra data to the report so the devs can reproduce the enviroment/problem, and fix it.

If you are not fine with that, then just don't use it.
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My guess is it wouldn't only be when something crashes, i would expect them to collect usage stats, response time, loads of stuff. You can't rely on users to give accurate feedback, most probably don't even bother to give feedback at all, if you are developing software you want to know what works and what doesn't, how people use features, if something needs improving, etc, etc.

Personally i wouldn't install a beta OS outside of a test environment, strangely some people seem to think a technical preview OS is in the same class as using something like a beta version of Winzip.
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