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Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
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nomii
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1/27/2015 | 2:52:16 AM
Re: Spartan
This is evolution of technology and should not be stopped by the fear of crooks and to beat them the security think tanks have to come up with some more intelligent solution because captcha has already served them for quite some time now.
nomii
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1/27/2015 | 2:47:13 AM
Re: holographics
As not only Microsoft but all other companies 3with multiple technology products are integrating their all their products for quite some time now so we can expect that the support of holographic will also be available for tablets but not sure about smartphones.
moarsauce123
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1/24/2015 | 8:53:37 AM
Windows as a service
The most interesting announcement was "Windows as a service". Still trying to find details as to what Microsoft means with that, but my guess is that it will work as any other "as a service" offerings. Instead of paying for a one time license fee and having the right to use the software indefinitely the charges will come monthly and in the end everyone will pay more money than with a one time license model. Even if each Windows as a service account will be charged 5$ a month it will be 60$ a year, after a bit more than two years everyone will be paying more than before and keep paying. It will also be no longer possible to cling to trusted old versions that do the job well (as XP, Win 7 are). Microsoft will stuff new things into Windows as a service and make changes and as a user you either like them or you don't. And if you don't, good luck switching to a different OS or rolling back.

On a different topic, a better browser from Microsoft is more than welcome. IE11 just stinks, but the decision to keep IE11 is horrible. Offer it as an extra download for free, but otherwise please put this utterly dysfunctional standards ignoring piece of software junk out of its misery...and make users happy at the same time. That will also be the kick in the pants for all those who insist on using IE-only browser based apps to finally move away from that dead end.
zaious
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1/22/2015 | 1:42:35 PM
Re: Spartan
That would be an interestign feature. Then, 'captcha's will be even easier to brek for the crooks. 
SachinEE
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1/22/2015 | 1:34:46 PM
Spartan
I wish they would include an option to copy lines of text in a photograph in the new Spartan browser. Would really help citing all the information lying around the web.
SachinEE
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1/22/2015 | 1:24:41 PM
Re: holographics
Maybe Microsoft will incorporate the holographic technology to their tablets and the Lumia series of smartphones? They'll win a lot of design awards and certainly win a majority of sales if they are able to do the same. 
mak63
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1/21/2015 | 11:37:00 PM
Re: holographics
Here it is the official video. Pretty amazing.

Never heard of HPU (holographic processing unit). Time to do some research.

 

 
Thomas Claburn
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1/21/2015 | 6:19:45 PM
holographics
Microsoft's holographic technology is intriguing. But I wonder if it will actually prove appealing for general computer use. Sure, there are applications where it would work well, but I suspect it will remain a specialty peripheral, like a drawing pad.


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