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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Oct. 17th, 2017


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#1 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:19 AM

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/09/01/create-and-play-this-holiday-with-the-windows-10-fall-creators-update-coming-oct-17/


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:38 AM

Microsoft is planning to release its next major Windows 10 update on October 17th. The software giant has been testing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for the majority of the year, and it includes a number of features and changes. The biggest addition is Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft’s platform for new VR headsets from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. The Mixed Reality software is now fully part of Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, and some headsets will be available on October 17th with others arriving later this year.

 

Personally, I think this Mixed Reality Software is just more unnecessary bloat. How many average people running Windows have a VR headset or even want one? 



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:09 AM

Pass. I don't need to explore my "imagination" at a minimum price of $300...I've seen some at $535! I've tried the Rift it was cool, if I were "younger" and had surplus cash, maybe. I'll continue to manage my monovision contacts, they alone are a case study of virtual reality!



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

 

 

Personally, I think this Mixed Reality Software is just more unnecessary bloat. How many average people running Windows have a VR headset or even want one? 

 

 

One does not design operating system features based on some random "average person."   I'll never use this, that's for sure, but it's abundantly clear that virtual reality is a big deal these days, and getting bigger, and Microsoft is quite wise not to decide, "Oh, let's not do that," and get left in the dust.

 

There have been oodles of features in any OS I've ever run under that I didn't use.  That didn't mean that lots of other people didn't use them, and probably found some of the things I did use to be "bloatware."

 

Microsoft has been walking the tightrope of making Windows, using several different editions, "all things to all people" for a very long time now.  I don't see that ever stopping as it's been a very successful business model overall.


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#5 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

I just did a clean install of the Fall Creators Update. I am now running version 1709 build 16288. This edition is clean and stable.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

Post #4 "I don't see that ever stopping as it's been a very successful business model overall."

Wouldn't it be an easier business model to distribute a basic OS with nothing but the core features ( the ability to run exe files, the ability to interface to common hardware ...) then have all the other things available as freely (don't want to give ms ideas about trying otherwise should they stumble over this post) downloadable packages to add to the OS. To avoid the un-necessary bloat and the increased attack surface that coems with having such bloat on a system, when you look at what many of the most recently mentioned vulnerabilities in the news have targeted they are generally the sorts of features that are used only by large networks and not by individual users with standalone machines.

Edited by rp88, 15 September 2017 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:14 PM

Post #4 "I don't see that ever stopping as it's been a very successful business model overall."

Wouldn't it be an easier business model to distribute a basic OS with nothing but the core features ( the ability to run exe files, the ability to interface to common hardware ...) then have all the other things available as freely (don't want to give ms ideas about trying otherwise should they stumble over this post) downloadable packages to add to the OS. To avoid the un-necessary bloat and the increased attack surface that coems with having such bloat on a system, when you look at what many of the most recently mentioned vulnerabilities in the news have targeted they are generally the sorts of features that are used only by large networks and not by individual users with standalone machines.

 

No.  When the vast majority of unsophisticated users balk at the slightest thing they have to do themselves and panic (often about nothing, and don't panic when they should) it would not be a good business model to distribute a basic OS with nothing but the core features.

 

That's what many versions of Linux do, and those versions of Linux are the least popular among, "the great unwashed," which is precisely what I would expect.

 

Convenience is not just king, but emperor, and most people are not at all technically inclined.  You design around your expected market demographic, and Microsoft, love them or hate them, has been successfully threading the needle of several different market demographics quite successfully for decades now.


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