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Old 2015-03-30, 14:14   Link #161
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In addition to MKV, Windows 10 will have support for SSA, ASS, and SRT (UTF8 unformatted).

Source: https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/582581116919410690
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Old 2015-03-31, 03:41   Link #162
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Support like many usable players or "support" as it will just read them (showing them in arial without any effects that are in subs). Also, supporting MKV means nothing. This is just a container and actual movie file can be in HEVC and win10 will not be able to play it.

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Old 2015-03-31, 12:20   Link #163
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Support like many usable players or "support" as it will just read them (showing them in arial without any effects that are in subs).
We'll see. Are the effects part of the formats? If they are, then that might make it more likely to be included.
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Also, supporting MKV means nothing. This is just a container and actual movie file can be in HEVC and win10 will not be able to play it.
It doesn't mean everything, but it doesn't mean nothing either. It means just what it means, support of the MKV container.
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Old 2015-03-31, 12:56   Link #164
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Windows 10 does support HEVC in mkv out-of-the-box AFAIK, btw.
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Old 2015-03-31, 14:34   Link #165
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Windows 10 does support HEVC in mkv out-of-the-box AFAIK, btw.
Apparently so:
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Native MKV support:

Some of you have noticed that Build 9860 brought native support for the MKV file format. In Build 9879, we’re making the experience “more complete”. You can now play MKV files directly from Windows Media Player (as well as other desktop and modern apps), MKV files will show thumbnails and metadata in File Explorer, support for DLNA and Play To scenarios has been added, and more. We recently brought MKV support to the Xbox One. We also added platform support for H.265 HEVC for Windows 10 as well, and we’re not done here yet. More news to come on this later.
Source: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...sider-program/
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Old 2015-05-01, 04:20   Link #166
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Support for iOS and android apps via recompilation into universal apps is pretty cool

Edge is looking to be a good browser, I really need something to get away from ram-killer chrome and edge should load things faster than Firefox while having easy to port add-ons.

Visual studio letting me code for 3 platforms is great

I'm also getting a surface 3 soon so seeing the tablet layout was nice. I like it

I hope the backend code is an even bigger improvement than going from 7->8.1

Hololens is pretty awesome. I'm sure many people will use it for "science" but we are probably far from having one for regular consumers
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Old 2015-05-01, 05:59   Link #167
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.NET and Win32 apps will also be available in the Windows Store, with the promise of clean uninstalls.
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Old 2015-05-13, 13:06   Link #168
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Introducing Windows 10 Editions
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Old 2015-05-15, 16:35   Link #169
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Genuine Windows and Windows 10
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With Windows 10, we have extended an offer to our Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Once a customer upgrades, they will continue to receive ongoing Windows innovation and security updates for free, for the supported lifetime of that device.

These customers purchased their Genuine Windows license from our valued OEM partners, which ensures Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with.

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When we can’t verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user.

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Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

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with Windows 10, we would like all of our customers to move forward with us together. While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we’ve always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state. In addition, in partnership with some of our valued OEM partners, we are planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state.
In other words, and perhaps as to be expected, nothing's changed in terms of licensing. Microsoft isn't giving away free Windows licenses to end users, just free upgrades for licensed Windows devices to end users in the first year of availability.
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Old 2015-05-16, 15:48   Link #170
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Just to clarify, this offer is only available for one year after its launch? And once we get it, we can keep it forever and ever?
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Old 2015-05-16, 19:08   Link #171
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Just to clarify, this offer is only available for one year after its launch? And once we get it, we can keep it forever and ever?
Yes, and it would be kept updated for free too.

Although, as it's supposed to be an upgrade, there might not be an official ISO. If that's the case, some kind of a system backup should be made just in case a reinstall is needed.
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Old 2015-05-16, 19:30   Link #172
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I'm always amused that Microsoft continues to try and make money off the razors as well as the blades while the rest of the world moves on to free everything. Other than tax programs and the very occasional game, I haven't paid a penny for software in over a decade. But then I use Linux and Android.
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Old 2015-05-16, 19:38   Link #173
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I'm always amused that Microsoft continues to try and make money off the razors as well as the blades while the rest of the world moves on to free everything. Other than tax programs and the very occasional game, I haven't paid a penny for software in over a decade. But then I use Linux and Android.
?? The majority of users are technology illiterate and windows runs on 93% of all Desktops/laptop. You'll confuse everyone if you told them to start using Linux. Android isnt different from Microsoft. Only you are giving money to google, their OEMs, and carriers.

You can't even call the android you are getting open source since google play services are closed and costed money from the OEMS and carriers.

I'm pretty sure microsoft target tech enthusiasts, businesses, developers, and the computer illiterate. Aka the people who pay.

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Old 2015-05-16, 19:47   Link #174
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I'm always amused that Microsoft continues to try and make money off the razors as well as the blades while the rest of the world moves on to free everything. Other than tax programs and the very occasional game, I haven't paid a penny for software in over a decade. But then I use Linux and Android.
You can be sure that somebody somewhere is paying for Linux and Android, even if it's not the end user, although I would say that the end user is paying for Android when they pay for the phone and anytime they pay for a phone upgrade.

By the way, what would be the razor and what would be the blade? Microsoft is only charging for a Windows license.
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Old 2015-05-17, 08:24   Link #175
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Razor = Windows
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Old 2015-05-17, 09:19   Link #176
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Ironically enough, SeijiSensei, every time you buy an Android device, you actually wire some of your money to Microsoft, especially if you're buying a new Samsung, HTC, Acer or LG mobile device. Why? Because of royalties Google reportedly owes to Microsoft for using some of their patents without permission (27 of them according to this source).

Most of the top-tier manufacturers, who are actually the ones paying the bill rather than Google, have already signed patent licensing agreements with Microsoft to avoid lengthy legal battles, thus giving the Redmond company an additional source of revenue every time someone pays for a device running Android (between $1 and $5 per device, depending on the manufacturer). Some of those taken to court disagreed with the claim and were/are fighting back, but Samsung recently decided to bury the hatchet and compelled Microsoft to drop the court case against them and reduce the royalties in exchange for bundling MS apps (Office, Skype) with the new generation of Galaxy devices (starting with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge).

So, nope, you actually did pay (at least) a penny to MS without realizing it.
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Old 2015-05-17, 14:46   Link #177
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Because of royalties Google reportedly owes to Microsoft
As I understand it, Google doesn't owe Microsoft any royalty because they are giving Android away for free in the form of AOSP. It's the manufacturers that are selling Android devices that would owe any royalty. That's why Microsoft goes after these manufacturers, not Google.
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Old 2015-05-23, 21:22   Link #178
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With build 10122, Windows 10 finally starts coming together:

"With the most recent Windows 10 preview release, Microsoft made a big jump in
build numbers, going from 10074 to 10122. And now that the initial issues with AMD
graphics adapters appear to have been resolved (check Windows Update), the
just-released build 10122 has a lot to recommend it."

See:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/with-bu...ming-together/
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Old 2015-05-25, 21:35   Link #179
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Well, considering that I'm not going to spend money on Win7/8 when 10 is on the horizon (I want the physical media of win10), I'm currently running 10122 TP.

So far so good? Only hiccup I have is that Elite Dangerous keeps crashing, but all my other games are fine. Runs quicker overall, but I dunno if that's because I upgraded my comp, or starting to use an SSD now, or its Win 10 itself (or a combination of the above), I dunno.

Project Spartan is a bitch though. It's yet another Chrome clone (Oh how I hate how Opera changed to be one too), but with much less features. I dunno if there's an option somewhere (surely its not in settings), but as a stream watcher with subs to CR and Funi, one thing I'm REALLY annoyed at is full screening a video just maximizes the video to the size of the window. So you've got the title bars and the bottom tool bar still there distracting you from the video...
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Old 2015-05-26, 05:36   Link #180
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Project Spartan is a bitch though. It's yet another Chrome clone (Oh how I hate how Opera changed to be one too), but with much less features. I dunno if there's an option somewhere (surely its not in settings), but as a stream watcher with subs to CR and Funi, one thing I'm REALLY annoyed at is full screening a video just maximizes the video to the size of the window. So you've got the title bars and the bottom tool bar still there distracting you from the video...
I actually like that behavior because I have other things to monitor on the screen, but feel free to give your feedback using the feedback app.
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