Skip to comments.Microsoft Windows 10 Has A Reliable Advantage Over MacOS Catalina
Posted on 11/27/2019 7:50:31 PM PST by dayglored
Alongside the announcement of the Surface Duo, Microsoft announced a new version of Windows - Windows 10X - that would power the upcoming dual-screen device. Its going to look very familiar to Windows 10, but with some tweaks to improve the UI for dual screened devices.
Windows 10X is part of Microsofts push towards a modular version of Windows 10, so 10X should be regarded as a branch of Windows 10 for dual screened devices, just as there are versions of Windows 10 that branch out to support HoloLens, Surface Hub, and Xbox.
This weekend saw reports of a leaked internal design document around Windows 10X and a number of key areas where 10X will take a different path to the vanilla Windows 10. It also suggested that some of the options in 10X could make their way to the more traditional laptop formats with single screen setups.
This is where Microsoft is playing a better game than Apple. As witnessed by the recent changes to MacOS with Catalina, Apple is working on an annual tempo of releases and new things need to happen on schedule for the preview at WWDC in June and the public availability of the next version of in September...
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As for the advantage over Catalina, all I can say is, "FOOD FIGHT!!" LOL
Ive never had to rollback a MacOS update or upgrade. I dont think a lot of Windoze users can say that.
That's why I only run Windows in VMs (virtual machines). Prior to doing updates, I make a spare copy of the VM disk file. Then I run the updates. if it looks like trouble, "rollback" consists of copying the spare file back over the updated one. No fancy procedures, just a single file copy.
As it happens, I'm holding off on updating my Macs to Catalina because it removes support for all 32-bit applications and services, and I have a couple programs that aren't yet available in 64-bit versions. If I allowed my Macs to update, I'd have to roll them back.
And that's what "Time Machine" is for. :-)
Why is dual screen such a big deal it requires a separate OS branch? Multiple screens have been common for 25+ years.
WinDOZE always likes to hype the ordinary
Actually, with Windows 7 too.
Surely there's something Very Special about this that we don't understand yet. Right?
Unrelated to this, but I did the Win 10 upgrade on my 8.2 machine for free today per your post yesterday. Other than taking forever it went perfectly and everything seems to be working fine. I was reluctant to do it at first but this is my 3rd PC running 10 now. Thanks!
Glad to hear it worked! :-)
This is my first post after upgrading (?) from System 7 to Windows 10 Home. So far so good. I don’t seemed to have lost anything in the transition.
I miss Steve.
As a owner of a computer repair shop, Windows 10 has been very good for business.
I’ve had to rollback Mac OS. Not an easy thing that’s why running Macs in a corporate environment is tough. Now Joe blow on the street probably has little need to roll back Mac OS update.
So YOU'RE the one behind all this!! :-) LOL
#14 Just google: windows 10 update problems
Cannot start the pc afterwards to printing issues and everything in between. That is just the latest version. This is a repeat of past updates.
I use Windows 7 64bit myself on my desktop pc.
Windows 10 is a mess. Part 7,8,10 and I bet Windows 3.1
The Blue Screen of Death.
So my first Windows 10 upgrade from System 7 went so smoothly on my tower, that I updated our laptop last night. Also really smooth. I like the fact that they put a tool bar on the second screen. For things that one is forced to do, or else, this was a pretty good experience.
That's great, happy to hear it.
I was not so fortunate, when I upgraded my Win7 Pro a couple years ago. Luckily it was a VM (virtual machine) so I just made a copy and tried the upgrade on that. Seemed okay at first, but then the first time it did Win10 Upgrades it went unstable. So I ended up getting a Win10 installer ISO file, and did a fresh installation of Win10 from scratch. That has been fine ever since, including upgrades, although I skipped 1809 which was generally viewed as a disaster. After 1903 came out earlier this year I did another fresh install using the same product keycode, copied my applications over, and it's fine.
Since you're doing okay so far, my only advice is, do regular backups. If your installation is "on the metal" (not a VM), I personally like Acronis True Image, but there are good competitors too. If it's a VM, just make a copy from time to time in case things go sideways.
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