I'd prefer Cortana to be an optional feature.
Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 to support Arm64 devices for the wafer-thin slice of Windows Insiders using the things. The new build, 18980, for Fast Ring Insiders added the support amid a swathe of tweaks for the developer-friendly feature. As well as that Arm64 support (for which you'll need …
And that same list should be optional on Home PCs as well, with the default option of being downloadable on request without taking up any disk space before it is requested. That will cut down the disk space requirements of the average user for the OS itself down by about 75% (conservative estimate, may be significantly more).
>The Raspberry Pi runs Linux very well without needing the bloat that is Windows 10 using up precious RAM.
The same could be said for a PC. I was quite interested in WSL when it was first announced because a lot of the tools that I use are essentially native Linux tools. What I found was that it was a waste of time compared to Cygwin, it was primarily a tool to herd people who prefer or need Linux into a Microsoft walled garden. Its improved a bit since then but its basically a waste of time compared to juar using a Linux release. (Computers are cheap enough that if you have to run Office365 because of Corporate then you just use a dedicated machine.)
(A typical Windows developer can't work outside IDEs and the Microsoft supplied programming languages. One was showing me with pride the other day how a C# function could break up a CSV file. He'd never heard of Perl but heard it was 'complicated'.)
> Windows kind of works on Raspberry Pi
There was a version of Windows IoT (Internet of Things) that would run on Pi3 (not 2 or Zero) but it had no desktop and wouldn't run anything but UWPs. Actually it would only run one UWP because there was no launcher - it was boot and run only. It required a full Windows 10 PC to get it to do anything.
RPi 3 (and later 2's) _DO_ have a 64-bit capable CPU, yes.
Putting any version of Windows on one of these, however, is heresy.
/me points out that FreeBSD has a 64-bit native OS for the RPi 3, whereas Raspbian is still 32-bit. however, 32-bit works JUST fine, so it's no big deal. besides, with <4G or RAM, why do you NEED 64-bits? It actually makes the code just a *bit* slower due to more RAM needed to store pointers, etc..
yeah this all makes me wonder WHY Micro-shaft is *WASTING* *DEVELOPMENT* *TIME* on something WORTHLESS like this, when they COULD be...
a) scouring their code for potential security problems and bugs;
b) doing *ACTUAL* *TESTING*
c) back-porting to Windows 7 so they can sell it again, with it's EXCELLENT 3D SKEUOMORPHIC INTERFACE, as compared to the 2D FLATTY McFLATFACE FLATSO FLATASS interface in Win-10-nic
and so on
they used to be called 'beta testers', to test the latest/greates [potentially broken] code.
NOW they're just "testers", one step above the general public's testing of rolled out fixes (read: buggy crapware spit+bandade+chewing gum+bailing wire "fixes")
That's right - MS Fired their QA staff shortly before Win-10-nic rolled out, intending to USE THE CUSTOMERS to test things, and anyone desperate enough to become "an Insider" after the rollout.
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