Read more.BSODs get some attention as well.
Read more.BSODs get some attention as well.
You couldnt make it up.
Windows 8 with upgraded BSOD.
Great selling point.
I really don't like the new flat, boring look of the new GUI from what I've seen. A PC isn't a mobile phone! I want cool 3D effects and lots of glitz and glamour! Why has it gone so boring! PC's are more powerful than ever yet Windows is dumbing down!
I actually love it, it's a frame for the content and they've designed it that way. BSOD makes me chuckle though, why not go RSOD!!
I'm all for making things simpler and with less bling. As I get older I want things more easy to use. Gone are my days of fiddling with dos just to get an extra 10k of memory.
Whereas I like the new style, I do prefer my desktop to still be my desktop, but I am willing to give the new UI a go...
I actually rather they trim the fat and push even more performance out of the OS. Less is more etc etc...rather than bloat it up with new gimmicky features.
Love the new BSOD! Made me chuckle
Particularly like the inclusion of telling you specifically what to search for online to find out details on the error, but I think they've missed a trick there - they should have included a check-box along the lines of "search for this error online when my computer restarts", because otherwise what are you going to do? frantically scrabble around for a pen and paper to write it down before the forced restart? Plus, they could have made it so that if you checked the box it would search for the error through bing once the system restarted, and that would have been an easy way to get more people using bing search.
Just a thought anyway.
"I want to be young and wild, then I want to be middle aged and rich, then I want to be old and annoy people by pretending I'm deaf..."
It's a nice thought.
Doesn't it create a crash report you can refer back to on reboot?
Your suggestion would be a lot easier mind...(unless you are stuck in an infinite loop of BSOD's...)
Failing that...just the option to postpone the reset..?
I like the idea of being able to (easily?) select system maintenance activities - maybe they could go the whole hog and do a "single user" type mode that you could use for doing disk admin etc.You can see an example of the new UI that Microsoft is working on, and it's added that advanced functionality will also be thrown into the pot - allowing users to choose between OSes (in dual-boot configurations), perform troubleshooting (such as System Restore), and booting to a specified device from within the improved UI.
That said, I'm not bothered either way for the new UI, but would give them a big thumbs up if Windows8 breaks with tradition and doesn't stamp over any existing boot loader, and more so if it was able to recognise "foreign" OS's like MacOS and Fedora/Ubuntu/etc and accommodate them too. After all, to some folks, Windows ain't the only game in town.
Coalition: a system of government that adds one intellect to another and gets a half-wit as a result
I want finger extensions ... then I can play this darned guitar properly!
It will then prompt the user to take the action. A very nice bit of user friendly lovieness.
Now, as good an OS as windows is, its one of the hardest to crash from a bad user mode app, but as a competent programmer I've done this many times from a 'restricted user mode app'. Then all I need to do is popup a notification saying "hey click here to fix this error" they elavate and BLAM, one more in the botnet..............
throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)
dont see this as a good thing.. youd think over the years they should be able to eliminate this occuring
Just a tiny, tiny pedantic point but the article states "Whilst support for BIOS-based systems will naturally be retained, it's said that systems using a UEFI BIOS will deliver a richer experience."
UEFI is a different system to BIOS.
Sheesh, people are never happy.
Congrats, you missed the point entirely and looked at one picture
To be fair the article here is rubbish - MS have detailed how the whole of recovery interface is touch friendly and reworked - even allowing you to type into a command prompt without a physical keyboard. There's more too - I suggest reading the blog which will make a lot more sense:
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'ready for use'
Anything more than that will confuse almost everyone.
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