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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Line Feeds for Everyone! Notepad Now Supports Unix & Mac EOL Characters
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...pad-now-supports-unix-and-mac-eol-characters/

    "If you have ever copied or opened a Unix file in the Windows Notepad, you would have seen that the result is very ugly as all of the text appears as a mess on one line as Notepad does not recognize Linux End of Line (EOL) characters. This is all going to change soon, as Microsoft announced today that they are adding support for Unix & macOS EOL characters to Notepad in the latest Windows 10 Insider build."

    Damn, I guess I'll have to start using Windows 10 now that Microsoft is supporting UNIX EOL in Notepad...
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    Multiple reports that Windows Update is overriding the “metered connection” setting
    Posted on May 9th, 2018 at 09:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
    I’m seeing reports from many different places that Microsoft’s long-standing (unspoken) policy of bypassing cumulative updates on machines with “metered connections” has been broken.

    Specifically, it looks like yesterday’s Win10 1709 cumulative update KB 4103727 — the one that brings Win10 up to build 16299.431 — is being applied on machines that have their internet connections set as “metered.”

    It’s not clear if that’s the case with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet (wired) internet connections.

    It’s also not clear if Win10 1703 is similarly afflicted.

    If true, Win10 Home customers are going to get hit hard — the metered connection approach was the only easy, reliable method I know about for avoiding updates.

    Home users may be forced to disabling wuauserv and/or running third-party cumulative update blockers.

    If you know of someone who’s experiencing a forced cumulative update, please post here and let me know which version of Win10, and whether the metered connection is Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
     
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    I'm sure you like this one as well...
    Windows 10 won’t let users shutdown PCs without installing updates

    The Windows 10 April 2018 Update
    began rolling out to the public all over the world as a free update for all compatible laptops, desktops, and tablets as well. The latest version of the OS is the fifth major update that Microsoft is releasing, and it brought a wide set of features and changes for enhancing performance, productivity and stability as well.

    Microsoft removes Shut Down option if there are pending updates
    A Reddit user announced that Microsoft removed the Shut Down option from Windows in case you have pending updates. In other words, if some updates are waiting to be installed, you won’t have the ability to shut down your computer without installing them.
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    Before this happened, Microsoft offered users an option to Update and Shut Down and Update and Restart. You were able to choose the option that best suited you. There were also the traditional Shut Down, Restart and Sleep options available.

    What this change means
    Well, Microsoft’s latest revision to its OS is nothing more and nothing less than another try to force its users to install updates whether they want to or not. The Reddit user who noticed the latest update in the OS posted a screenshot where you can clearly see the new options that are available.




     
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    The "no shutdown" option in the past on Windows versions previous to Windows 10, is one of the main reasons I disabled automatic Windows Updates long ago, and went to a manual update method.

    We don't want to forget Microsoft has been pulling this forced update trick for many years before Windows 10, while at the same time we are denouncing Windows 10 as the worst offender in Microsoft history of offences to end users of their operating systems.

    We've all had to deal with Microsoft "going too far" in pushing forced changes / updates, with Windows 10's "spying" as that bridge too far that Microsoft crossed, which is why so many of us have stopped upgrading past Windows 7 / 8.1.
     
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    Exactly. One of the reasons I never run into Windows problems as so many others. And Micro$h4ft could have more users on their newest OS if they changed attitude. Aka let the users have more headroom/better options how they want to perform the Win updates without need to take own steps. They talk nice about better security, but force it on the users will never help.

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    Windows 10 Media Creation Tool 10.0.17134.1
     
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    If it is true that Windows now download updates even on metered connections this is very bad news. I wonder it is only on the latest update or the earlier builds as well.

    I have been using metered connection to not update along with O&O Shutup10 and disabled Windows update service but as soon as I disable metered connection it starts trying to update by bypassing all other things that supposedly prevent. I have even done Windows Policy thing to disable updates to no avail. Windows Update Asisstant pops out this time to update. Is there any other way to prevent auto updates in case metered connection is no longer an option?

    By the way, I am on 1703 update and have been told before that not upgrade to 1709 since it was buggy at the time. Does this apply to 1809 update as well? Upgrade or fresh install? I know the latter is always more recommended but how is upgrade doing on this particular update? Thanks.
     
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    1709 work ok. Just don’t upgrade on top of what you have. Clean install and skip 1803 April Joke Update for now.
     
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    Developer: “There is absolutely no adoption for the Windows Store”
    by Surur, @mspoweruser, May 5, 2018 at 11:01 GMT
    https://mspoweruser.com/developer-there-is-absolutely-no-adoption-for-the-windows-store/

    "Windows 10 is present on close to 700 million PCs, 10% of the world’s population, which in theory should mean a growing and even thriving market for Microsoft Store developers.

    Unlike other stores, however, Microsoft has never released any information on how much money they have paid out to developers, and have become increasingly reluctant to share how many applications they have in the Store.

    We, therefore, turned to a developer of a somewhat high profile and unique app in the Microsoft Store, to get an insider perspective, and as expected things are not pretty.

    Webrox is a French multi-platform developer who started in 2011, initially on iOS and Android, and the also expanding to Windows Phone and the Microsoft Store. Their flagship app is Tubecast, an app which amongst other features lets Windows users send video wirelessly to a Google Chromecast dongle. The app has had more than 1 million downloads in the Store, and has formed the basis of other apps such as Spoticast, Tubecast VR, Video 360, LanDrive and more, who all offer unique features not normally available to Windows users.

    We asked the CEO, Stéphane Graziano about their performance given the changing marketplace for apps, expecting some growth in line with the growth of the Windows 10 platform.

    Unfortunately, we were disappointed, with Stéphane noting “there is absolutely no adoption for the Windows Store, even with the user growth, because nobody care.

    Stéphane feels Windows is simply not an app platform anymore, noting “when you start your computer, you are going to the web and use File Explorer. Optionally if you are a worker or student you could use Office, but you would never go to Windows Store, why would you go there ?”

    Windows is, of course, strong in specific areas such as gaming, but for that users have other sources of apps such as Steam. And when it comes to performing specific utility tasks, Store apps tend to be less powerful than the ones which can be freely downloaded from the web.

    He confirmed the common refrain that Microsoft has changed their developer technology too rapidly for developers to keep up, and that the Store’s only source of success was the captive Windows Phone customers, who have now mostly departed the platform.

    With BUILD 2018 starting in only 2 days, Stéphane notes that when Microsoft says “opportunity“, it is a sign that the market is “very, very low” and it is notable that the majority of BUILD will focus on Microsoft’s growth areas, the Cloud, with even Windows taking a back seat.

    He concludes:

    So there’s no chance the Windows Store works, the good news is Satya get it since a while so MS will not lose so much money, that’s what a CEO is supposed to do.

    See Stéphane’s email in full below:

    MSPU: What is commercial performance like? Has sales increased in line with the growth of W10, or as you say it remains relatively flat, possibly due to the death of Windows Phone?

    Stéphane : Honestly it’s a disaster,

    When you hear the “opportunity” word in a MS conference, it means the market is very very very low. There is absolutely no adoption for the Windows Store, even with the user growth, because nobody care. When you start your computer, you are going to the web and use file Explorer.

    Optionally if you are a worker or student you could use Office, but you would never go to Windows Store, why would you go there ? For Games ?
    – Gamers are on Steam
    – Kids play with console or iPad!

    But what about tools people used before ? With the Windows Store apps are sandboxed and common tools can’t work so there’s no need…

    To finish, add the big amount of bugs in the Windows Store (update process hang, errors 0x8007XXXX, purchases not synchronized, wsreset…come on !)

    Windows Store only had its little viability on Windows Mobile and it’s dead (in fact there’s still a WP8.1 relatively big market in India/Vietnam/Brazil but nobody care).

    Even if MS is a big company, there’s no money/market on Desktop and tech is changing every 6 months, nobody can follow these updates (only press and fans!). It’s sad because there’s a lot of fans worldwide but not enough to build a real&solid market for business.
    So there’s no chance the Windows Store works, the good news is Satya get it since a while so MS will not loose so much money, that’s what a CEO is supposed to do.

    In the same time, we are feeling lucky because our company lived “great days” of Windows Phone and I think we changed something in the ecosystem… we brought the casting feature to its top and the 360° videos for everybody, and we are really proud of the work we did.

    Everybody is leaving the boat today, even the press (don’t you?) and developers are not highlighted anymore which is a very bad situation : now the main press subject is to destruct Microsoft because they failed. Ok they failed, we know, what’s next ?

    If you want to use this mail to write an article, I grant my permission only if you publish it completely.

    Stephane"

    Developer: “There is absolutely no adoption for the Windows Store”
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/...oper_there_is_absolutely_no_adoption_for_the/
     
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