Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windows 10 is released today!

There don't seem to be many retail outlets offering Windows 10 computers (with Windows 10 pre-installed).

Best Buy has pre-order on 3 laptops in Canada that is). John Lewis are just listing Windows 8.1 machines with free updates to 10.

If is also interesting that my "bootleg" copies of Windows 7 are not showing the "Update to Windows 10 for free" icons on the task bar. My computer that I am using Windows 7 as it was pre-installed does. It looks like Microsoft have worked out a way to determine copies of Windows that have been activated using programs such as the Daz Loader.

The BBC, in a news article and an interview with Microsoft, were saying that owners of Windows 7 computers will get a free upgrade. This is only part of  the story as owners of machines with Windows 8 and 8.1 will also get the free upgrade.

However, I am of the opinion that upgrades are "bad news" and I am waiting for a machine with Windows 10 pre-installed. This is not because I think that Windows is the superior operating system or that there will be vast improvements seen in Windows 10, it is just the fact that I can return to factory settings by just doing a simple "restore".

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wayne McAlpine and Complaints to Google

I don't know what else I was looking at but I came across this:

Funny, I suspected as much in April 2012 but this is proof. Doubly amusing as although the "Action Taken: is "Yes", the post still exists on this blog. I guess that Google determined that there was no basis to remove the post.