That is all.
The Windows Insider team celebrated the end of Microsoft's annual Seattle developer shindig, Build, this week by dropping a fresh Windows 10 update for testers and, er, breaking stuff. Build 18894 arrived a week after its yawn-inducing predecessor and contains File Explorer tweaks for a lucky few and an OS bug that can break …
But is that deliberate or accidential? It's difficult to tell with Microsoft things just stopping working these days. The (lack of) quality of their software has always been a standing joke, but it used to be managable by waiting a couple of years for the service pack release that fixed most major issues, and you could then control their shoddy system breaking patches with the remote admin tools.
Now things just get forcibly broken with a patch released a month or so later when Microsoft feels like it it's well beyond a joke.
Just add Norton Commander's hot keys and wildcard file selection capabilities into File Explorer, that is all I ask. Well after you fix the basic copy/move functionality which falls over with a large number of files, but works perfectly (and faster) with a plain old XCopy.
Is Windows 10 ever going to be considered suitable for general release?
A new build every day (or that's what it looks like). Fix this, break that. How can anyone have confidence in an operating system that, after 4 years of general release is, at the very best perpetual beta grade software? It might help if MS stop adding useless junk with every release just so they can say "oooh, look... we've added another couple of nice features... try them, you'll really like it. We promise."
How I miss the days when I could walk into a shop and buy a copy of Windows on CD or DVD, install it on my computer, run Windows Update, install my programs (yes, PROGRAMS, not APPS - apps are for 'smartphones') and have a relatively stress free computing experience for several years. Not anymore.
"How I miss the days when I could walk into a shop and buy a copy of Windows on CD or DVD, install it on my computer, run Windows Update, install my programs (yes, PROGRAMS, not APPS - apps are for 'smartphones') and have a relatively stress free computing experience for several years"
When was this?
Oh, I thought. That looks interesting - I'll take a look..
First screen - select your phone type - iOS or Android (do we really need a "I don't know" link?).
Second screen "now sign in with your Microsoft login".
App closed, mental note to not use it again. It's bad enough that Google spy on my phone use but having MS spy as well? Not gonna happen.
 I'd pay the extra to have an iOS phone but Apple don't (yet) have one with two SIM slots and I need that functionality. Yes, you can add a second SIM by having an external adaptor but I'm not doing that either.
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