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  1. GoodBytes

    What if...: Windows Mobile.

    Faulty hardware phone is not the fault of the OS. Shit happens, the phone should have sent to be repaired. No one goes: "Android is shit, the micro-USB port broke after plugging it in for the first time". Manufacture error happens.
  2. GoodBytes

    What if...: Windows Mobile.

    Windows 10 Mobile has this. Now Android users can enjoy this to with Windows 10. See: Your Phone app under Windows 10 to get started, and use Edge web browser on your phone (it uses the OS phone web browser, not actually EdgeHTML back engine, so its good) You are the first that says this. The tile base interface is still ahead of the time. Android response was widgets, and Apple well... the calandar app shows the current date now.. and heumm.. numbers on apps on the corner... But in the end it depends on what you perfer: - Apple design is the in-and-out approach, like aged old phones design. - Android is notification base. Everything is notifications - Windows Phone is about being discrete. Notifications is only on important things, and the rest is at a glance from the tile screen. Continuum. Windows 10 Mobile has this. In fact Microsoft helped Samsung with its DeX (probably Samsung paid some patents to MS for this) No. Atom is super slow and very power hungry compared to Atom. Remember that chips like the Snapdragon series on phones and tablets are SoC (System-on-Chip), Atom is just the CPU. So manufactures needs to add modem, wireless card, audio chip, north/south-bridge, and so on. All consuming power on top of the CPU itself. x86 support sounds great, but take your favorite app and scale it in the phone shape, and now imagine using your big fat finger on it. Good luck. This also ignores the fact that many x86 Win32 programs have minimum size window define which might not fit in the phone window. Oh and, x86 programs assumes laptops with big batteries and desktop with infinite power... not phones. Developer don't optimize their apps for battery life. It's not even in their mind.
  3. GoodBytes

    What if...: Windows Mobile.

    Sorry. But Windows Phone didn't have crashing issues. It failed because of multiple reasons, such as: Microsoft treated smartphones as a fad. No real resources was given to the team, and the team faced with many sticks in their wheels internally. Internal battle during Windows Phone 7 creation on using the aged old Windows CE or desktop Windows kernel (Windows desktop kernel was used first, then manager, resulted to switch to Windows CE mid way, which ended up with this incomplete OS where you can could not change the ringtone. Later it catches up... but too late. Windows Phone 8 scrap everything and re-used Windows 8 desktop kernel due to manager change again and saw that Windows CE (1996) was indeed too old to make a competent modern OS. This resulted in a phone which again lacked many features compared to the competition. Microsoft wanted to control the hardware too much, which forced basics likes screen resolution and limited SoC options, and limited the phones to the med-range market in terms of specs. So the premium Windows phone was more about build quality, camera, screen technology, etc. But not better SoCs which made them, well lower priced, but no halo product to build excitement, and considering that Android was cheaper for manufacture than Windows Phone, you ended up with better phones for the money going Android. The OS was not customizable in any way. This, and the point above, made it harder for manufacture to differentiate themselves. Microsoft was selling its OS to carrier. (hence the cost difference compared to Android). This resulted in lower margins for manufactures which made the phone less interesting for them. In addition, mobile carriers where getting no bonuses or little ones to selling the phones, while Android phones had large ones, especially from Samsung. This has made carrier store sales rep to just push away Windows Phone to the consumers, even those interested, with false statement like "Oh it gets viruses" or "Oh it has blue screen error all the time..." type of responses, which pushed false information to the product (which hurt the product image), and of course, the consumer is not buying the Windows Phone they wanted to get in the first place, and leaves with an Android one. Microsoft could have have (and still an issue today, although much better) have a proper store system. Google and Apple had not only a great store experience, but for devs it featured many security features like app encryption (which banks liked a lot), and detail reports of their sales, trends, and so on. Microsoft was very basic until now. Microsoft bought Nokia phone division, and as a result they were getting Windows Phone OS for free. So manufactures were like "WTF?!", and well, they stop supporting the OS as it would be impossible to be price competitive with Nokia. No constant updates. While Android and Apple were constantly releasing updates to their phone OS, Microsoft was following the old desktop model, where you needed to wait 3 years to get an updates. Sure it had service packs style updates that added things here and there, but not enough features and not enough of these updates. No to mention that unlike PCs, if you bought a Windows Phone soon after it was released, you basically paid for a phone for less than 3 years of support, as the new version of Windows Phone, was not backward compatible with the old one. Microsoft tried with Windows 10 Mobile, allowing Windows Phone 8 users to upgrade, but their limited resources broke their plans, and only select few got it. Driver support from manufactures was lackluster due to the OS lack of interest, and Microsoft limited resource given to the mobile OS. "Ads? HAHAHHAHA What's an Ad?" - Microsoft (paraphrasing Microsoft behavior) Google had serious programs to help startups app developements on their platform, with serious bonuses if they are highly rated and downloaded, and they evaluate the app for quality as well. Microsoft had none of it. Towards the end they kinda had something, but very weak, and could easily abused which only promoted poor quality apps as it was not a proper program. Again, no resources given to have things proper. This is the big issue why Microsoft could not get app dev support (and the weak ass store back-end and front end didn't help) This is why the phone failed. It's not the OS itself per se. It is, rather, the terrible managerial decisions. It is also the CEO that was completely disconnected from reality, slow to react, lacked vision, took 0 risks, didn't want to invest in anything, let alone spend on marketing for anything. From my source, who worked in the industry in a company that is for hire for startups and any company that wants to have a mobile app: The ONLY time that that Windows Phone was mentioned by the client or by them when assessing the requirements, it was when Windows 10 Mobile was released, due to the potential of UWP app platform (as the app would also run under Windows 10), and the store started to have a series of big apps that were more complete from the likes of Netflix, Spottily, Facebook, Twitter and so on)
  4. GoodBytes

    Windows 10 is booting off 2 drives

    It's fine, there is no real issue. Just that if one day you decide to wipe the OS drive and re-install, you may have the setup put the boot partition in the other drive, so you may need to restart and this time unplug all SATA cables again. Your can flip the SATA cable around right now (well, with your system turned off), even if you have everything setup already, system/Windows doesn't care. You'll turn it back on, and the system will act like nothing has happened.
  5. GoodBytes

    Windows 10 is booting off 2 drives

    Yes, and on your way, make sure our drive are ordered correctly. The main OS drive must be on the first port (So it will be SATA-0 or SATA-1 connector)
  6. GoodBytes

    RTX Sucks

    Don't know. To me the the RTX 20 series is just a filler. Technically, the next architecture is Volta. We didn't get it (ignoring the Titan V). I think Nvidia needed more time with Volta as they were not happy with the performance that they were getting, and in the mean time had a team on the side worked on this RTX 20 series line up. That is just my speculation.
  7. GoodBytes

    Surface Go stuck in S mode

    Make sure your date and time is precisely correct, restart, make sure that Windows is fully updated, and try again. If that does not help, try setting your region to United States, and try again. If that doesn't work, did you happen to link your account to your school or work e-mail address? Or is it a local account, or using your private Microsoft account (@hotmail.com, @live.com, @outlook.com)
  8. GoodBytes

    Going back to Windows 10 from Mac. What maintenance programs?

    The only advantage that CCleaner brings is that you have a 1 button click solution to clean things. Cleaning disk does not improve system performance, just frees up space (unless you run an HDD and that happens to be filled near max, which is an issue for NTFS formatted drives where performance degradation is a thing under such state). And assuming you want to clear up, well there is really 2 things to do: Clear your web browser cache or set it a disk size limit in your web browser options, and make sure that "Storage Sense" is enabled.(Settings > System > Storage), and make sure that it is configured to your needs (same location in Settings, just pick > "Configure Storage Sense or run it now" link)
  9. GoodBytes

    Going back to Windows 10 from Mac. What maintenance programs?

    I forgot about Windows XP case, but I know for sure that since Windows 7 at the very least, Windows clean up Windows Update files automatically. The biggest issue with Windows XP is defragmentation. It didn't do it automatically. And while the built-in defrag tool today is better than before, it doesn't address the issue that Windows XP was creating a lot, and that was open space fragmentation. Currently, Windows still doesn't fix it, but I don't think Microsoft cares anymore as SSDs are the future, they are now inexpensive, and you start to see SSDs on more budget friendly systems. With SSDs fragmentation is an issue that is none-existing. Open space fragmentation is free space on disk that is split between files. So it will be like: [File 1][ some free space ][File 2] [-------- some free space ------] [File3] [free space[[File4][File5][space][File6]. So the head has to do more traveling to read the requested series of data. In addition, data is not sorted. So over time, with updates from Windows and your programs, your web browser cache, your personal files you add and remove, and defragmentation, you can have files from program or OS at the opposite side of the disk. So now, the HDD head needs to move all over the place. And all that was before NCQ was a thing, and Windows XP didn't natively supported (let alone SATA).
  10. GoodBytes

    Is this normal? win10

    Perfectly OK. If you go under "Process" tab instead, you have the title of each services. You'll notice a lot of: "Service Host: <some title>"
  11. GoodBytes

    Is this normal? win10

    Yes. Most of them. Start > type: Services > pick: Services. From there you see all running services on the system which you can enable or disable. Service states: Automatic: Runs when the system is loaded Automatic (Delayed Start): Runs when the system is fully loaded. Manual: Runs only when the service is executed by a program. Manual (Trigger): Runs only upon a specific event occured Disable: Does not run, and it can't run, even if a program requests it. Descriptions of each service is described on the side column. If you have no idea what it REALLY says, then leave it alone. Please note that playing with Services may result in (all depending what you are playing with): Reduce system security. Affect the OS experience (usually negatively) May break software and games from running or crash. There is no "Restore to default". So be sure to remember what you set and what things were.
  12. GoodBytes

    Going back to Windows 10 from Mac. What maintenance programs?

    Massively, back and front. And that is not an exaggeration.
  13. GoodBytes

    Going back to Windows 10 from Mac. What maintenance programs?

    Yup, and executes TRIM of you have an SSD instead. The schedule of Windows maintenance task is found under the Security and Maintenance panel. Just type in the start menu or search box on the task bar for Maintenance, and the panel will appear. You can find additional settings under the Settings panel of Windows 10 (Start > Settings (Gear icon)).