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(BBC)   Microsoft can't even roll out an update to fix problems without creating problems   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 12
    More: Fail, Windows, Microsoft, ARM architecture, Windows 8.1, Outline of Google, left-hand side, Mr Williams  
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2013-10-21 12:18:57 PM  
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drjekel_mrhyde: Desktop thread[img.fark.net image 850x293]


What is that weird box in the bottom right corner of your FARK page?
2013-10-21 09:29:05 PM  
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Marine1: Pharque-it: I am using XP, so I get a kick out of this...
Had to spend an hour to get rid of endless repeating updates of dotNet 2.5 upgrades...
And their dotNet cleaning tool did not work off course...
They sure know how to upgrade their own software. And provide non-working clean-up tools.

Your answer to this question will dictate how I view you for the rest of this thread, and perhaps beyond:

Are you in a situation where you  have to use XP?

/girlfriend's tablet updated without problems
//good thing, too, because I was in no mood.

 

Have to use WinXP? No, but I refuse to jump on MacroShiat's upgrade circus. I have used MS windows since 2.0 and been disappointed ever since. It is not by any professional definition a full blown OS. Every version since WinXP offers marginal benefits, they are still based on the fundamentally sick platform, and have so many issues, primarily security ones, that they cannot be used in a critical environments.
Neither can XP, which I use privately, and solely due to software availability. I do not want to buy new MS products or other companies SW to match their more resent non-innovative "upgrades". They offer little improvement over what I already paid for.
I am done with MS and their SW, and I am just waiting for the moment to port to something that is not a patchwork, and that has basic OS functions like task/user, task/task isolation (no memory leakage), real time (not just human RT) performance, real preemptive multitasking, memory management worth the name, with garbage collection, effective segment swapping algorithms, and utilizes the intel system architecture as it was intended from 80286 onwards. Windows does not cut it. Just the need of restarts tells it all....
MS has farked this chicken so badly, in an undeserved successful (and predatory) way, for so many years, and prevented the evolution of OS' for the last 15 years. "Good enough" has never been my guiding star.
I have no admiration for MS. I just want them to go away. I am happy to see them lose out on mobile devices.
2013-10-21 06:26:10 PM  
1 votes:
Marine1
It's an often-overlooked problem, even in the tech community. If I can talk about it here, I will. There's a problem with today's open-source software: it allows crap like that to happen. They might as well have a stock boy standing next to that kiosk feeding copies of The Cathedral and the Bazaar into a shredder.

So the takeaway here is "buy an iPhone".

Got it.
2013-10-21 01:42:55 PM  
1 votes:
Neither can mozilla these days..

Firefox 24..
Firefox 24.1
FireFox 24.3
Firefox ...
2013-10-21 01:13:21 PM  
1 votes:

meatofmystery: Clearly, the failure that is MS is the only tech company that has done this.


Of course, Apple and google have never had any issues with upgrading software on any device ever.  Microsoft will come to your house, beat your wife and rape your dog if you dare update their software or something like that.
2013-10-21 12:30:21 PM  
1 votes:
Bring back the Zune!
2013-10-21 12:29:10 PM  
1 votes:
This is the only way they have left to get us to talk about their software.  They're just trolling at this point.
2013-10-21 12:26:05 PM  
1 votes:
The 8.1 update on my Asus tablet (full Windows) was a huge improvement in boot time, and overall performance increased nicely.
I don't know MS managed to screw up the RT version.
2013-10-21 12:22:56 PM  
1 votes:
It looks like you're trying to operate a business.  Let me help you
2013-10-21 11:56:28 AM  
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: Is this about the 8.1 RT update bricking devices?


So this is a problem for who again?  The four or five people who own Surface RT tablets who aren't Microsoft employees?  Not sure I'm seeing why this is news.
2013-10-21 11:51:48 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: The updated version of the web browser has caused Google search results to be mashed together at the left hand side of a display. Others have reported IE11 has caused similar usability problems with Google's Play website and Music service.

Isolated incident. Overzealous coder.
2013-10-21 11:49:44 AM  
1 votes:
Is this about the 8.1 RT update bricking devices?
*clicks link*
Yup.
 
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