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About GoodBytes

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  1. Vulkan? I doubt it. I mean not the full Vulkan support we have on PCs. Despite the year 2020, mobile phone chip (beside the Nvidia Tegra series, which already support Vulkan (see Nintendo Switch)) does not fully support OpenGL. They only support OpenGL ES, a subset of OpenGL.
  2. Linux based OS updates also have issues. Not to mention getting updates can sometimes lead to a week-end project due to conflicts that needs to be dealt with. Nope, regular updates also had issues. I never had any issues under Windows 10. And I am on the Insider Fast Ring program too, which should make it worse. You cannot take one experience and apply to all. I mean, the issues listed, do you have them? I don't think so. So great! Of course there is an article on people have issues. Before, "no one" cared if you had an issue. Today, it gets clicks, so the media reports every little thing. I mean good! It help ensures that bugs don't slip out through cracks. Incorrect: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/windows-10-quality-approach-for-a-complex-ecosystem/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/19/driver-quality-in-the-windows-ecosystem/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/04/04/improving-the-windows-10-update-experience-with-control-quality-and-transparency/
  3. The issue are drivers. The Surface Go, the guy could not get WiFi working, and had to do a lot of work to get the GPU and touchscreen supported. Considering that the OS is in very early stages, might be best to wait for future version when things gets ore polished (let alone have a laptop mode). Under emulation, To get some Win32 programs installed like Steam, I actually had to fight with the GUI of Windows as it seems, many times, nothing was happening, but it did. Seems to have issues with pop-up panels and borderless windows programs. If you try, you can really see that, it is indeed CShell the issue, and not the OS itself. So I see a fix coming in the future.
  4. Just wanted to share this: Someone on Twitter got Windows 10X installed on the Surface Go (Pentium Gold CPU, 4-8GB of RAM, so pretty shit specs), it is runs so smooth, and so responsive! I can't imagine how it will run on much faster hardware
  5. No, it is more for them to be able to go after businesses who uses the OS without a license. Now I know you'll point me to Linus or other YouTubers, or companies that has the "activate Windows" watermark and how MS isn't going after them... In these cases, they all have valid licenses, they just didn't activate the OS or it got deactivated, but the license was purchased. For Linus cases, and other tech YouTubers, it is deactivation due to constant hardware changes (the system you don't see much on camera, like editor system are activated), but they have their license filed and ready to prove if there is an audit that takes place. For companies, especially in the manufacturing world, this happens because the system are not connected online, so the activate check, which occurs every set number of days, can't be performed, and so it deactivates, but they have valid licenses (most likely have a volume licenses subscription with MS, if they have hundred of systems)
  6. Yup, Theme configurations are sync with your account (unless specified otherwise: Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings). It applies to any system you use your Microsoft linked account. So your laptop will match your desktop, helping you (with Microsoft other services such as OneDrive, Your Phone (view/interact/reply to SMS/notifications/phone calls from your PC), Clipboard Sync, Timeline, and others) treat your secondary devices be an extension of each other.
  7. Yes, Windows 10 has a lot more features than Windows 8.x. You can also put MS-DOS, and despite 0 drivers, it will fly as the OS is insanely small... you can't multi-task, but hey, you can't complain. The "blotware" you refer to, only appears when you load for the first time your account, and it is up to you if you find it bloat or not. For one, I find Spotify and Netflix not bloat. But anyway, these apps don't affect your system performance. They only consume storage space. So unless your storage is filled to capacity, it is none issue. Also, when you uninstall them every single trace of the app is removed from the system, thanks to UWP framework which containerizes the application install. Similar to your phone apps. To answer your question, no there is no downgrade path from Windows 10 to 8. You'll need to clean install, and use Windows 8/8.1 compatible drivers.
  8. Can you show us Task Manager Detail tab with memory sorted. And please, a normal screenshot, not a phone picture. Also a screenshot of the Performance tab with Memory selected Thanks Having Windows using half your RAM at startup is normal. The more RAM you have, the more Windows wants to use more, the more it uses RAM, the less it gets to use your SSD/HDD, which either of them are miles slower than your RAM, which affects your experience with your OS. In addition, is also pre-loads applications before you do, based on your usage, to accelerate startup speed of programs. (this space is not reserved, if you need it, the OS will free it automatically).
  9. Yes, and more than that. You can include apps like music streaming apps, image/graphics editors, video players, chat apps, and more. It's not for traditional laptops. True, but it's not an issue for Apple with its iPad, even on day 1 when it had no apps (as in not even the SDK to make apps). Let me check...I can link my account with a corporate account, like I can under Windows 10. Having also the experience with Windows 10 Mobile, this would push out corporate policies to the device. Well no... the anti-virus is a service, like on your phone. If it is a service, it can run at startup. All the anti-virus maker needs to do is the GUI part as a UWP app instead of a Win32 (the GUI communicates with the service, if you look now under Windows 10, you'll see under services that, well you have your anti-virus as one, you do a virus scan, kill the GUI, and teh scan will still resume). Same principal for Android and iOS anti-virus. They don't have startup apps, but they do have support for services. It is broken, and needs fixing. The OS is equipped with Widows Defender
  10. Vulkan didn't exists for the games I tried (nor they would need it). My system is quiet limited (Core i7 930, can't OC due to bad luck crappy chip, 6GB of RAM, GeForce 680, 256GB SSD) Needs an upgrade, desperately. System is 10 years old. So considering that I am running through a VM, my resources are even more limited. If you check the video posted, the OS runs about twice as fast than on my PC, and as it looks like he was using a touch screen device... it is probably a U series Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs which clearly massacre mine. No it isn't Windows 10X being intensive, I have the same problem with the latest Ubuntu as well. So I didn't feel like downloading my DirectX games (which are AAA) for a maybe. And the maybe is more the VM not supporting GPU acceleration (or at least with my hardware), then actually the OS.
  11. Well I don't know the process of Windows 10X, However, in the next version of Windows 10, one of the features if "cloud" recovery option, which skips using the device recovery image, and gets the OS from MS servers and re-installs that way. And if you do a drive replacement or the OS is unbootable, then you can recover from USB. Microsoft has this for its Surface line. I can get the image from my device when it was released from Microsoft site. Now, sure, you can point that Samsung might not do that, but this is where you vote with your wallet. Don't buy a device from a company with poor support. You are not going to have a GTX 1070, let alone 1030 in foldable or dual screen device. While I installed Steam on the VM, I did it more to test borderless, custom framework apps, and for fun more than anything. You'll only play what you could play on such system is that your typical mobile game. I mean, we will see what Intel GPU we end up having, but let's be realistic, its not going to be one that can play Redeem Redemption 2. Now, we can only speak today. I was able to download an app from the web and install it like you can on Windows 10. Skip the whole Microsoft Store, an even the games from Steam downloaded and installed fine, including DirectX runtime library, so it's not locked down. I don't see why there won't be a way, in the future, where you can download and install Windows 10X drivers from the manufacture website.
  12. There is so much you can do with an architecture that wasn't designed to do things needed for today. In coding, when you need to do big architectural changes, you just restart... it will be faster to do, cost less, and this time you'll can follow new development models standard in the industry (ahem: documentation). Containers makes perfect sense for regular users. It doesn't make sense to Power Users like us, and so, we don't have it in Windows 10. Android and iOS are not multi-tasking OSs. While yes they can, it is of limited nature, and a pain for developer to implement as they need to build a service and an app that communicates with it. Heck look at Spotify, just to get music control outside of the app, they need to hack their way as a notification. So yes, there is the Surface Duo, but that is Microsoft modified Android, with Microsoft working with Google to mod the OS to get the APIs as part of the OS to encourage dev support. Even Samsung multi-app support is a Samsung modified custom Android. Yes Android 10 has support now, but still not teh same power as Samsung provides. As for iOS, Apple locks it down, and not availible for anyone else. It is so locked down, that Microsoft could not get Apple to offer any functionality for the "Your Phone" feature, beside picture browsing. You want to see and respond to SMS from your desktop/laptop, you need to buy an Apple computer to enjoy this feature (and only works with iMessage, not third party apps, if I am not mistaken). And in the end, you can't run Win32 programs on Android or iOS. Surface Duo is more a phone than anything, so it makes sense to have Android, work with Google to make the dual screen, and hopefully get dev support, but even if support doesn't come you can at least put 2 apps side-by-side and multi-task to some extent. Surface Neo doesn't have much apps (because UWP is not growing), and betting on PWA to help (which Google also pushes), but its saviors, is Win32 apps, like ChromeOS saving grace is Android app, until official support is coming, or PWA get more popular.
  13. Yes, and when they did something about it, which ended up consumers start complaining (but MS didn't back-track because the good outweigh the bad significantly). You can thank Creative Labs for their contribution to Microsoft decision. Interestingly enough, it mostly affected Creative sounds cards, so, yes the company shot themselves in the foot big time.
  14. Hmm, well I don't see this OS running any games regardless, beside phone level graphics games that can run perfectly well with Intel integrated graphics found on U or even Y series CPUs. Maybe when Nvidia or AMD can make a compelling GPU that doesn't require a fan to cool off, things will change. But so far, I don't think it is a priority for Microsoft as the technology is not anywhere near that today. Did you try Windows 10 on a touch screen? Even on a Surface Pro? It is frustrating to use. "Tablet mode" kinda, somewhat, fixes the start menu and app navigation... but that is still iffy, and the the rest remains broken. They could drop Shell32 from 90's and drop other legacy stuff to fix all that, but that is Windows 10X. Touch support is something that the company tried with Windows XP (with Tablet PC edition), 7, 8 and 10, all total flops in that space. As i mentioned containers is not the same container as in docker or VMs. Its loosely used term. But it adds something that Win32 never been able to bring, and that security. Sure it closes off some functionality in system tweaks space, but like you have on phones, including Android (even rooted Android) you don't have the full power that Win32 can provide. But the reality of things is that it affects nearly no one. The percentage of users that uses system tweak utilities are very small. And this is not aimed to replace desktop users who, its user base, is probably a growing user based of power users, developers, gamers, and not checking e-mails and such... those will just use their iPads or phones (already the case, heck there is a growing number of people who don't have a computer that they actually use at their home. So while no one can predict the future, we can only speculates, I see the direction that Microsoft is taking here, and I think they are onto something. I see that dual screen device will cater a large group of people in the creative space, and note taking space (via pen), and I think it is smart for the company to dive in first, and not miss the boat like they did with smart phones.
  15. Windows Central has released a video tour of the OS if you want to see it action: