Embrace, extend and extinguish.
Microsoft has taken a tentative step to expand the Windows Subsystem for Android outside of the US by making the preview available in Japan. It has been an inexplicably long time coming, although there are workarounds for users that simply must have that super special Android app running on their desktop and don't have the …
Received a "how do like Windows 11" survey, one of the questions was what i thought of Android on Windows, unfortunately there was no option for Don't get it.
Thing about Americans is they don't realise they are only 4% of the world's population and yet they thing they are 90%.
I guess self importance counts for a lot
@Lorribot "Received a "how do like Windows 11" survey, one of the questions was what i thought of Android on Windows, unfortunately there was no option for Don't get it."
It was not asking what you thought, it was asking you to rate your experience using it. Now as you have not used it you have no experience to rate. So the answer is not to give it a rating which is what most people answering the survey would done.
The question was aimed at only those few that have used Android on Windows. It is a few because Android on Windows is still in preview and is only available to Dev Channel Windows Insiders.
What you call self importance I see as getting some Americans to be guinea pigs for the rest of the world. :)
Whilst you are correct from answering the question, you miss the point.
Why ask a question about something that 95% of your customer base has no access to, without giving them the option of indicating that?
The questions and answers were framed in such a way that it was assumed you had access to it but chosen not to use it or had experienced it.
A questionnaire should allow for those who have no access to the feature to answer accordingly or your results would be inaccurate.
It is a common mistake on surveys where the questions and answers dictate the results without allowing the truth to come through.
There is a big different between 1% of respondents had tried it and 20% of those that had the feature available had tried it.
Yep, US citizens seem so parochial and naïve . Half of them don't have a passport and don't know the rest of the world exists. Not their fault, I suppose, the US being such a large land mass!
(Written from the viewpoint of having worked with some nice Americans in the UK, I would add).
I have WSL on w10 and w11, and I just don't see the point. There's nothing I can't just do with Linux any more, and all serious development is done on Linux these days. Even Azure is dependent on Linux.
WSA makes me feel the same: what's the point?
I can do any Android development I want on Linux without the murkiness of a layer of Windoze slowing things down. As it is, I relegate windows to a guest VM hosted on VirtualBox on my Linux box.
I have WSL on w10 and w11, and I just don't see the point.
I'm a bit puzzled here. Browsing through your posting history you've stated that you completely gave up on M$ software on 2001, and then you gave up on Windows 10 completely as well, and now you're still using Windows?
Seems like Windows is still quite relevant even to you.
But now we have M$ essentially evangelising for Linux and Android!!
I wonder what James Plamondon would make of this (counter-intuitive) development!!
Link (for anyone who hasn't looked at the DOJ archive since forever): http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/3000/PX03096.pdf
It would be nice to see distributed versions of software and services rolled out, but they may not be allowed to do that, so they may never happen. Beyond that, I have no real interest in whatever they shovel out as 'new'. I have all the software and processing power I need to do anything I want. If I want to use Android (and I rarely do), I have several Android devices, most of which may still work. Unlike my 3G phone, which worked last month but is now 'Out' (of range). Presumably Vodafone have turned off some of their frequencies, or are blocking some phones. Or maybe the RF bits are broken. It still works fine as a 1Seg TV player and I've switched to a 4G candy bar for telephony. It's not very green implementing a forced global upgrade to nextG when currentG works fine. Imagine the e-waste in that.
Wake me up when something genuinely new and groundbreaking appears.
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