Software has to be uploaded for conversion to run from the Cloud (sites like cloudconvert dot com). A good developer will then have to test the converted software (and pass the cost on to you).
First off, thanks for introducing me to CloudConvert. It will be very helpful for me in the future, but I don't know how CloudConvert will help developers here as their conversion list does not include executable files. I haven't seen any backlash against Microsoft for something like this and I follow tech news religiously, so I think I would know about this by now if this was true.
If I process photos in Win10, DRM could prevent a Linux user, a WinXP user, or even another Win10 user from opening them. (Yeah, bad PR move, I think.)
...Which is why no such thing is implemented into the operating system itself. Once again, Microsoft would face heavy backlash if they did this.
Prove me wrong about the unusability of Win10 in remote areas by explaining how to access files and apps on the Cloud without an Internet connection.
Please tell me how you access files on the cloud with any computer using any operating system without an internet connection. Windows 10 will be as usable as older versions of Windows without online access. Once again, seen no backlash or mention.
Also, nobody said it better than rgsalinger:
This is really gotten silly. First of all, I ran Win 10 last weekend with the SKYX, MaximDL, CCDInspector and the Paramount MX5000 driver for about 8 hours. I had no internet connection. Everything worked as well as it did under Windows 7.
The mining of phone data ignores my main point: the other Orwellian features of Win10 are OK with you?
Can't come to conclusions until the ToS for final product comes out. This is an unfinished product that needs extensive testing so these "Orwellian features" could be there for the sole purpose of assisting development. Testers had the ToS for the Technical Preview laid in front of them and I'm sure every single tester took the time to read it thoroughly and made a logical decision.
ReactOS is not yet ready for an official release so you say avoid it; Win10 isn't yet ready for an official release but you're recommending it?
Never said I recommended it or didn't. The closest I got to recommendation was:
Despite my annoyances with some programs not working with Windows 8 (I'm looking at you, JID!), I plan to upgrade to 10 as soon as I can.
I actually got JID to work shortly after that post, so I currently have no grudges against Windows 8, and I'm optimistic that I won't make new ones with Windows 10.
Also, you find it ridiculous that I am "recommending" an unfinished operating system, but you straight out recommended an unfinished operating system:
If you must use a PC, try ReactOS instead.
Lastly, I took an awful lot of energy comparing program compatibility between ReactOS, Windows XP, and Wine on Ubuntu. Attempted a live ReactOS hard drive but that went kursplat quickly. Loaded their official Virtualbox VM and spent hours trying to get Internet to work. Also spent lots of time trying to get it to share files between the host and guest and failed. Tried to install Guest Additions and got the BSOD:
I gave up and just tested all three Operating Systems offline despite only ReactOS having internet problems. I had no choice but to load all of the programs in a disk image to get them on ReactOS.
I understand how much you love Microsoft products, especially their cloud-based solutions, so I put them into an online Excel book everyone can view, request programs to test, contest results and troubleshoot the issues I had during testing.
I plan on testing these programs on Windows 10 offline, and I will be surprised if more than one program breaks. Maybe if someone here on CN has the technical preview, they could test these programs and relay the results back to me. I think there is something many forget open the free and open source community: "You don't pay in cash, credit, or debit, you pay in time". There are exceptions like GIMP and Ubuntu, but I generally find open source programs to be buggy and hard to use.
Edited by AstroEthan, 23 July 2015 - 12:40 AM.