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  • wolfeater
    +3

    Honestly, I understand why everyone is worried about stability, but so far for me the recent tech release builds have all been shockingly stable. They've done pretty extensive testing for launch this time.

    • spaceghoti
      +5

      I have too much experience with Microsoft products. A lot of the alpha and beta builds looked good, and then the final release was a security/usability nightmare. I'll let other people shake out those headaches first.

      Besides, I'd use Linux at work if they'd let me get away with it.

      • Nerdeiro
        +2

        I have the preview running on my laptop and I'll upgrade to the release version as soon as it comes out, but I'm only doing this because I only have windows there to play a couple of games that doesn't have a Linux version yet. Everything "serious" is done on Linux (which is the default boot on Grub).

        I agree with you that a new MS OS should not be trusted at least for 6 months. I already have some pevees with Windows 10. Most notably the bunch of "Metro" apps on the "All Programs" section of the Start Menu that can't be moved or hidden. I manage to get rid of most of them by booting Linux and deleting some files manually in a few places, but there's still many that won't go away, so Classic Shell is still a must.

        And they still haven't cured the schizophrenic mess that is settings on the system. There's still a bunch of options that open on "Metro" settings panel and other that open on traditional dialogs, other send you to the old control panel... Make up you mind Microsoft.

      • redalastor
        +2

        They let me. In fact, it was a choice between distro of my choice or a Mac. Easy decision.

        • spaceghoti
          +3

          Do they have an office in Denver? And are they hiring?

          • Nate
            +2

            Denver, represent!

            Also, I'd use Linux at work too. I'm forced to use Windows, though I can't complain too much. It is work , after all.

          • spaceghoti
            +3
            @Nate -

            Denver, represent!

            I love Denver. That's why I came back here after living in Australia. It beat the hell out of Iowa.

            I can't complain too much. It is work , after all.

            This, right here, is the sad commentary on life in the US that I hear the most. And it applies to me just as much. I work to get by, that's it. And I'm supposed to be grateful for it.

          • redalastor
            +2

            I honestly don't know. We own a ton of stuff, some of it in the US. But mostly in Canada.

          • spaceghoti
            +1
            @redalastor -

            How about Victoria? I'd totally pull up roots and move to Vancouver Island.

          • redalastor
            +2
            @spaceghoti -

            Quite likely. We have a large chunk of the news country wide and always acquire more.

            Though, I'm just starting out so I couldn't help you get a job there, especially that far from headquarters.

          • spaceghoti
            +2
            @redalastor -

            News? Oh, that's kind of ironic. I'm working for a broadcasting corporation now. Not that it gives me much of an edge since it's just level 1 service desk.

          • redalastor
            +3
            @spaceghoti -

            Are they treating you well?

          • spaceghoti
            +1
            @redalastor -

            So far so good. Nothing to get excited about. It's work and it pays the bills.

          • Nate
            +2
            @spaceghoti -

            @ spaceghoti -

            A fellow Midwesterner who also moved to Denver? I grew up in Illinois and heartily agree.

            You're so right. You know what? I'm tired of that mentality. I've been feeling so frustrated with work lately. I'm not expanding my skill set, I haven't learned anything new here in the past year, and I certainly haven't gotten any better or worse at doing the grunt work that I've been assigned. There is little to no vertical career movement in the nonprofit world and staying with this job is hardly providing any opportunities to do so. I'm going to start looking for new jobs.

          • spaceghoti
            +2
            @Nate -

            A fellow Midwesterner who also moved to Denver? I grew up in Illinois and heartily agree.

            Ah, no sorry. I didn't mean to mislead you. I'm originally from New York, in the Buffalo south towns. I originally moved to Denver in 1994 but left for Australia in 2001 to get married and find work. Failing to find work I came back to the States by way of Iowa and spent eighteen months finding a way to get the hell out.

            You know what? I'm tired of that mentality. I've been feeling so frustrated with work lately.

            Unfortunately what I'm finding is that most jobs are only offering the same horizontal career options. There's no interest in retaining employees, only demands of loyalty from us with none offered in return. Honestly, if I could quit to focus on more creative pursuits without worrying about starving or finding myself homeless I'd do it in a heartbeat. But our hypercapitalistic society not only doesn't allow for it but it actively frowns on it.

            Sorry, I had to vent there myself. It's a touchy subject with me. ;)

      • wolfeater
        +2

        That's fair, I can only know my experience which has been positive. I guess many more bugs likely will appear as the hardware running it becomes more varied on official release.

    • dutchstig
      +2

      Same I'm running the Insider Preview at the moment and I have had 0 issues (build 10162). This operating system has been tested by over 5 million volunteers I believe. I'm sure that might be some minor glitches/issues on some devices, but I'm sure by and large it will work perfectly fine.

    • cunt (edited 3 years ago)
      +1

      Windows 8.1 was rock solid stability wise the only problem was the random bugs(update, wifi etc) and the interface.

      I will be upgrading since it's free