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It’s Time to Criticize Windows 10 While We Still Have a Chance

Discussion in 'Windows 10 forum' started by ireland, Nov 2, 2014.

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    It’s Time to Criticize Windows 10 While We Still Have a Chance

    Windows 10 is a huge step forward into the future! Or wait, isn’t it a step back? Either way, it’s a technical preview that isn’t finished yet, which gives us a huge opportunity to help shape what the final version might look like.

    Let’s face it, Windows 10 is basically just Windows 8 with a Start Menu and windowed “Modern” apps, which you can get with third party software like ModernMix. Even the new Virtual Desktops that were integrated are not much different than what you can get with third-party software.

    And the whole reason we have a Windows 10 is because Windows 8′s reputation is terrible, and the changes forced on power users were so annoying that many people just jumped ship after 20 years of using Windows.

    So why are so many tech people acting like we should defer to Microsoft and wait to see what the final release is like? The whole point of a preview is so we can give feedback!

    We Shouldn’t Trust Microsoft to Eventually Fix Things Because It’s a Preview.

    Every time I’ve complained about something in Windows 10, I’ve received a flood of responses from the usual trolls saying things like “This is a technical preview and Microsoft will fix that in the final version.” When you consider their history, it’s ridiculous to assume that Microsoft will just “get it right.”

    Maybe we should take a quick look back at just a few of the recent mistakes…

    Remember how the Windows 8 Preview had a registry hack to bypass the Start Screen and take you straight to the desktop? And then remember how Microsoft shut that down in the next update? People clearly didn’t want to boot to the Start Screen, but Microsoft ignored all of the feedback that was submitted. Thankfully they did listen afterward and allow booting to the desktop in Windows 8.1, but by that point the damage was already done.

    Do you remember the Technet program? You could pay a yearly fee to have access to most Microsoft software for testing purposes — it was an invaluable tool for system administrators, tech writers, and anybody else who was just a Microsoft software enthusiast. Sadly, they shut that down, frustrating power users everywhere.

    Remember how Microsoft released Windows RT despite the fact that you couldn’t load any software on it other than “Modern” applications? People bought the Surface RT tablet only to figure out that you couldn’t load anything good on it, and Microsoft eventually just stopped promoting Windows RT.

    And what about all those scam applications that took over the Windows Store? Many of them were sitting out there for months if not longer — nobody spoke up publicly, and despite many apps being reported by many of our readers, Microsoft did nothing to fix the problem.

    It wasn’t until we started a campaign to make them fix it that they finally responded and cleaned it up. Public feedback works.

    And now?


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