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Advertising platform AdDuplex rounded out 2020 with a fresh set of figures showing the latest incarnation of Windows 10 cresting double digits as the last three versions accounted for nearly 90 per cent of the 80,000 PCs surveyed. As well as 20H2 (the October 2020 Update) reaching 13.6 per cent, 2004 (the Windows 10 May 2020 …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    ctrl + shift + m for mute in Teams

    Presumably the GUI focus group testing they did showed that space used everywhere else is too complicated for users so they went for something simpler.

    I mean, WTF. Who decided on that? I didn't even know it existed. I just randomly tried hitting space every few months thinking they'd finally get round to putting it in in an update. It turns out they had, but you'd need a safe cracker to find it.

  2. Blackjack Silver badge

    About that....

    There is an upcoming GUI or at least theme change that for the leaks makes Windows look like Linux Mint...

  3. Refugee from Windows

    Modern standby

    Sounds like a bad idea to me, plenty of chance for processes to continue, could you still be bitcoin mining or sending emails? Could your computer be dreaming?

    I prefer my standby to be that, and zero power shutdown "Double Pole Single Throw".

  4. Philippe

    Windows 10X

    I keep hearing that 10X will be light on resources and very well suited for the 2-300 dollars types laptops.

    Will we be able to put some life back into older laptops with it?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Windows 10X

      ^ lol. Funny!

  5. hoola Silver badge

    Consumer versions

    One of the reasons the uptake is so high is because all the consumer users have no option but to update. This is the sort of bull that sounds good on paper but actually is a total load of fud. For consumers (not on professional or enterprise versions) they you take what Microsoft offers, you can delay a bit for for most they don't even notice. There is just an update that take a bit (hours?) longer.

    Then there is all the shite around Edge. This is going back to all the bad old days of Internet Explorer and is in many ways worse. It is constantly being put back, asking to be the default, changing settings. Every time there is a Windows Update it appears to reset all the Edge stuff. Just why the hell does Edge need to run in the background? The only thing this does is make it appear to load faster than the other browsers so this has the potential for everyone to do the same. The fact that Microsoft have chosen to override the default browser for the most mundane bits of "information" about Windows is just wrong.

    The trouble is that it will take so long for the regulators to do anything about it the damage will have been done. The only hope is that Google take them on sooner.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Consumer versions

      Upvoted, but I don't think Google's going to be the saviour you think it is.

    2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Re: Consumer versions

      I don't think it's wrong for Microsoft to use their own browser to display system state information and documentation. The other browser makers might introduce a special creative interpretation of data issuing from Microsoft. That's happened before!

      1. DuncanLarge

        Re: Consumer versions

        > I don't think it's wrong for Microsoft to use their own browser to display system state information and documentation.

        Tell that to the international courts that punished Microsoft when they did this with internet explorer.

    3. DuncanLarge

      Re: Consumer versions

      I'm glad I only boot win 10 every month or so when I want to play a Windows game. I've been on Debian for years.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    This won't go well.

    Apart from Word and Excel which are at least adequate for the job (and sadly ubiquitous), everything Microsoft has released in the last two decades has been awful and it's all getting worse. The only way Microsoft learns from its mistakes is to make new, different and worse ones.

    Running Windows on your PC is the technological equivalent of refusing to wear a mask and asking strangers to repeatedly cough on you.

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