Windows 10 - How We Got to Where We Are

One For All OS

Saturday, May 21, 2016 by Cameochi | Discussion: Windows Discussion

I came across this article on Ars Technica.  It seems that for once Windows development is ahead of the competition.  Google and Apple will probably follow suit. Now if Microsoft can get the new OS to work well on cell phones and make Edge more user friendly, they just might end up with a winner. 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/05/onecore-to-rule-them-all-how-windows-everywhere-finally-happened/

 

starkers
Reply #1 Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:05 PM

It's a great idea to have just the one platform across all devices, and MS took a while to get there, what with non-cooperation across the different developmental divisions, but at least they got there.  I just wish that MS wasn't being so aggressive in pushing Win 10 out there, by forcing unsure or unwilling users to adopt it before they are ready or willing to.

Having said that, Windows 10 does have advantages and improvements over previous iterations, and it will likely get better over time.  Hopefully the compulsory update issue is resolved so that users aren't faced with forced updates that can break their systems, or parts thereof. 

At this time I still prefer Windows 8.1 over Win 10, largely now because of the compulsory updates, but it seems likely that Win 8.1 will become less viable over time, and that acceptance of Win 10 is inevitable if one wishes to remain with the Windows platform.

As for Win 10 on the phone, my current handset isn't eligible and I see no reason to upgrade to a newer model when this one works perfectly well.  However, when the time comes to buy a new one, it will be a Win 10 phone as I do not like Android or IOS

starkers
Reply #2 Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:30 PM

Bump.

If only to read the interesting article... AND then comment.

Victechnical
Reply #3 Monday, May 23, 2016 9:37 AM

starkers
It's a great idea to have just the one platform across all devices, and MS took a while to get there.

As for Win 10 on the phone, my current handset isn't eligible and I see no reason to upgrade to a newer model when this one works perfectly well.  However, when the time comes to buy a new one, it will be a Win 10 phone as I do not like Android or IOS

 

I like Windows 10 and run it on all of my laptop and desktop PCs.  I don't believe Windows 10 for smartphones is available yet (some people are running "insider builds" on unlocked smartphones).  I will have a look when they finally release it.

starkers
Reply #4 Monday, May 23, 2016 10:10 PM

Victechnical

I don't believe Windows 10 for smartphones is available yet (some people are running "insider builds" on unlocked smartphones). I will have a look when they finally release it.

I have the 'Insider' app on my W8 phone, but when I check for updates it says that my Nokia Lumia 820 is ineligible for the Win 10 upgrade.... not that I'm bothered by it.  My current phone works perfectly well With Win 8 and does all I need it to, I'm not in the market for a new handset just yet anyway.   However, a new Lumia with Win 10 will likely be my next choice

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