Mitigate not fix
Microsoft did not fix the flaw, it "mitigated it".
435 posts • joined 2 Jun 2010
No, it's using C/C++ incorrectly without the available tools to detect and remove these classes of bugs, refusing to use libraries and langage facilities and well known patterns explicitely made to avoid those bugs, and repeating ad nauseam the same errors, that is like refusing to use ABS.
That said, the competition with Rust is very welcome, and will force the C/C++ ecosystem to address the issue of incorrect code.
Here's my problem with Windows 11: Graphic card, DirectX 12 & WDDM 2.x
I bough components to build a brand new computer in December 2020, except a graphic card, since modern ones were, still are, and will be probably until H2 2022 impossible to purchase.
I installed my old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 in my computer.
Hence, it is NOT compatible with Windows 11.
I'm pretty sure I won't be alone with this issue, unless bitcoin value goes to $0.
Windows 10 is a very fine OS and has mostly improved with time.
I'm super happy it is compatible with hardware I'm still using, launched in 2003, with last firmware in 2007 and newest available drivers from 2010 and using an interface long forgotten: FireWire.
Pretty sure this wouldn't be the case on a Mac, nor on Linux for lack of driver.
Microsoft has to make sure Windows won't break systems written decades ago.
So the chance of Windows becoming an emulation layer on top of Linux are 0 % imho.
There is no value to Windows otherwise, and Microsoft would be much better off writing a new os from the start.
Also, people have been underestimating the revenues of Windows for a long time.
Windows profits paid for (failed Windows Mobile), for Azure and for Staya's other whishes.
Yes, Azure is becoming increasingly important for Microsoft, but not important enough that it discloses its turnover, much less its profits.
In my opinion, they get it and that's what they mean by:
"He also promised that Microsoft will not alienate developers with "yet another solution".
Win32 devs who aren't missing anything will continue with win32
Win32 devs who are missing something, and this should be most devs developping modern applications compatible with touch and so forth, will get extended APIs that for all intent and purposes look like an evolution of Win32.
Those who may loose a little are the UWP devs, if the upgrade to the new API isn't as automatable as forethought. However, they also win since everybody knows the divide is unsustainable and things had to evolve.
To be fair, choice is always better, and some people do prefer targeted advertising at the cost of their privacy.
I really don't understant why Facebook isn't awaiting the result: 5 % of people opting in is better than 0 %.
Unless it is sure Apple rigged the question so that nobody would continue to accept use of an IDFA.
Regarding trends on the bleeding edge, did you read Facebook's explanations on the full rewriting of Messenger for iOS?
Had this problem for a few days on my laptop, but not my desktop.
This is what I tried after everything I found on the internet didn't work: I added a new Windows 10 display language.
It did work, and then, switching back to the usual display language continued to work.
I would be very surprised to have done that experiment at the exact time Microsoft fixed its network problems, but what do I know.
European telcos are right to recoup their 4G+ costs.
5G promises of a revolution instead of an evolution will come at a huge cost, if ever, with the need to multiply terrestrial antennaes, and huge fiber interlinking infrastructures. And that's not even taking into account the need for power efficiency increases of smartphones to benefit from speeds & short latencies for more than a few minutes.
In the mean time, there is very little to be gained by a few percentage to 2x download speed over 4G+, at least for the customers. Videos are downloaded fast enough, and no 4K phone screen makes sense.
If there were no compromises to be done for security, developers would already write (or mostly let the computer write) ultra secure code.
Believing a language change is a panacea stinks, plus it doesn't even take into account the training of Microsoft's 30k+ developers.
This isn't to say Rust hasn't a bigger role to play at Microsoft - maybe it will, but we would already know if security was as easy as a language's switch.
Our friends at npm have been a top malware injector, and they are Rust lovers.
Exactly what does suck so much in WIndows 10 ?
Apart from the telemetry, wich is decreased each time the EU or one of its DPA complains, I don't see much to complain, especially for the price.
I'm still using a ~12 y.o. firewire audio interface/control surface/mixer whose last driver was for Windows XP. It works superbly. With brand new daw code only compatible with W10/x64. Without any issue.
Last week I flashed a c++17 application on an Arduino Uno under WSL/Ubuntu with avr-gcc.
I can remote debug a Raspberry Pi native app from free Visual Studio Community.
There are pretty much best in class applications in all domains.
Thanks for this!
Just switching from Windows Mobile, I have tons to learn about Android, and I am appalled I can't do simple things such as choosing a color for BG or text color without resorting to tricks (black jpg) or downloading apps.
Any recommendation on which dns server I should choose with blockada? DNS AdGuard?
Do you know if the S8 is rootable & would it affect development of apps for the Google store?
Apple earns tens of billions with its services and content sales/rent, but the days of the 30 % Apple tax are numbered, as they are for Google Play or Steam.
Netflix refusing to contribute to this 99,99% margin profit business is just the beginning.
So Apple really needs a new product line medium term.
Watches and AirPods are selling like hotcakes, but it's still a small business compared to the iPhone.
Also note that the new iPhones are compatible with quick charging, but the bundled charger isn't.
You'll have to fork quite a lot of money to purchase a quick charger from Apple.
In addition, there is no adapter for 3.5mm xjack headsets, you'll have to pay extra. It comes free with many Android Phones, including the Pixel 3.
Seems highly exaggerated to me.
The data loss was for a very very small amount of people with a highly peculiar situation.
Hp's problem is probably HP's fault.
Yes, Microsoft, like probably everybody else, should increase the quality of the release. No, it's not the end of the world.
Yes, you can't rely solely on insiders to do the testing. No, insiders 'usefulness is not limited to fandom. MS gets plenty of telemetry data, bug reports and feedbacks.
We have many desks with the latest version since its availability, from Dell to Surface to custom-made machines, and zero problem.
I've got the Windows Phone equivalent.
It's a pretty nice solution with a beautiful docking station.
However, I've used it less than expected, because it's incredibly rare that I don't bring along either a laptop or a tablet.
I could see such solutions being useful if docking stations were kind of universal, and hotels & Regus offered rooms with docking & wireless keyboard, with the guest only having to bring his phone. I don't think it'll ever happen though.
The problem is, Intel is still a PC company, but it thinks it is a data company.
If you analyse revenues and profits, they almost entirely come from processors for PCs and servers (datacenter is trendier).
Based on this, what did Krzanich do since promoted at the helm?
A. Ignore the main business, resulting in Intel not only loosing its manufacturing edge, but imminently being inferior to the competition.
Intel's answer to Spectre and Meltdown was a disgrace, and the company still hasn't a solid plan for new Spectre & Meldown -proof chips.
B. Spend his time on crap: fashiony wearables, trendy chief creative officiers singers, tech du jour drones: do you spot a trend here?
C. The zero consistency guy: launching projets and killing them 6 to 12 monthes after. Just look at the disgusting history of Intel offerings for makers/IoT. Intel had a golden opportunity to leverage its brand and image to grab a sizeable share of a market with way too many chips, way too many development platforms, zero security. Instead, it offered no support to the few betting on its chips, and changed its story every six months.
Not a PDF fan at all.
About 10 years ago, when I was working in marketing/communication, it was one of the most overused and misused file format in the business world.
People had to convert everything and anything to PDF because it was trendy and expected, although Office file formats where already open, free viewers were already available for the 0,00001 % that didn't work with Office or a program able to open Office documents, and most of all, 100 % of our customers and partners did work with the same software we did: Office, Adobe photoshop/illustrator/indesign /quark xpress.
PDF caused problems to no end because of compatibility issue, file size, remarquable slowness of viewer.errors while printing on the latest PostScript printers and more.
And it cost us a lot of money in licenses for a step that basically brought zero economic value.
It seems quite reasonable to disable an outdated and vulnerable network protocol when alternatives have been provided for years (newer SMB versions). It protects the immense majority of users of a class of vulnerabilities.
However, as Microsoft gets a lot of telemetry data from Windows 10 PCs, it should have seen that a few of its customers insisted on using SMB 1, and hence written a warning on the release notes of the latest Windows 10 update informing them of the plan, and perhaps offer a workaround.
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