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  2. Only for newly built OEM systems, it's actually been a requirement pretty much since Windows 10 was released, it's nothing new. If you're building your own PC or doing your own OS install it's not required.
  3. In my company 1809 is now the current standard now we consider it stable. Prior to that it was 1709. So we just have to patch two versions for 75,000+ users. Not a big deal.
  4. Xahid

    Chrome vs. Firefox - Dark Mode

    Chrome have just Dark borders, not dark mode!
  5. RuuddieBoy

    Skype for Business - Quick Reference Card Free Download

    You get the watermarked version, which is also downloadable for free here: https://www.customguide.com/quick-reference So thanks, but no thanks. Can't use this...
  6. I would love to use the app, but as far as I have seen it only syncs over Wi-Fi, which is an issue when you are at a customer or you use the phone as shared Internet to go online. Why don't they add Bluetooth sync/connect?
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  8. Maintenance windows are your friend. There are many reasons for them, and SLAs are usually outside of that scope. After that it's not so much about the machine, but about the service. Any mission critical service running on a single box is always going to have "downtime" of some sort, but a load-balanced bank of servers where you can restart in a sequence effectively has zero downtime of the service, even if the machine itself goes down. That's just an example. This has nothing expressly to do with Windows bear in mind -- this is pretty much how datacenters are run. There are many people who would immediately jump to how Windows servers are "evil" but patching of any kind of system is and always should be part of the management and maintenance of systems.
  9. Hi, I think it's well known there are several sysadmins among the members of Neowin and I have always been curious about this so I decided to ask away. In a desktop/workstation setting rebooting the machine because of an update isn't that big of a deal, but server uptime is important enough that some companies sign SLAs guaranteeing a certain uptime. I know (some?) Linux systems are able to patch the kernel live and can work as usual without a full system reboot for a long period of time, but what about Windows? Just like their desktop counterparts I'm sure the server line has updates that require a reboot. If anybody has first or third hand experience on how it's handled I'd appreciate your input, but thanks anyway 😉
  10. I really love Your Phone. Well, when it works. It tends to be more than a little iffy a lot of the time. Won't launch for me right now, for instance.
  11. W10M💙 has this feature without the need to install any app => Yet another reason to use W10M 😜
  12. Copernic

    foobar2000 1.4.4 Beta 1

    foobar2000 1.4.4 Beta 1 by Razvan Serea foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. It features the simplest, most minimalistic interface you'll ever see in this kind of program. Other features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. foobar2000 features: Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Gapless playback. Full unicode support. Easily customizable user interface layout. Advanced tagging capabilities. Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component. Full ReplayGain support. Customizable keyboard shortcuts. Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player foobar2000 1.4.4 Beta 1 changelog: Fixed drag&drop glitches on Windows 10 with multiple monitors having different pixel densities. Fixed Default UI preferences groups & columns drag&drop glitches. Fixed incorrect formatting of written EXTM3U playlists. Fixed incorrect truncation of specific long filenames in File Operations. Fixed unnecessary reopening of remote files being played. Fixed playback marker in playlists not being correctly retained in some conditions. Improved internal IMA ADPCM WAV decoder (fixed rounding errors, fixed incorrect output duration). foobar2000 now refuses to open 24-bit WMA lossless files on Windows 10 - which would otherwise decode incorrectly. You can work around it by feeding WMA files to foo_input_ffmpeg component. Download page: foobar2000 1.4.4 Beta 1 | 4.2 MB (Freeware) Links: Home Page | foobar2000 for Mac | Windows Store | Android Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  13. Nah, I think they enjoy making a profit nowadays. They wisely trimmed some of the fat (Windows Phone/Microsoft Band/Windows 10). as sad as it is, i have to agree with you. They where dead weight in the end, and they had to go. Be nice for Windows 10 to be trimmed back to be like Windows 7!
  14. From the discussion on the front page. Trying to show PGHammer what I was talking about, since he mentioned he was waiting for Firefox's dark mode.
  15. Both options worked for me. Not sure what's the difference with the second flag. --force-dark-mode = as I understand it, forces Chrome into and remain in dark mode. --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode = as I understand it, allows Windows 10 themes to control Chrome's automatic switch from light to dark, as you change your Win 10 themes. I need only the first switch, as I use systemwide dark mode (no themes). Now if only *Firefox* would get off the schneid and support dark mode (it is now officially the Last Holdout - as I pointed out, Chrome-based Edge already does). I've used dark mode in Firefox since last year. You turn it on via the default themes section. Unlike Chrome, it's a dark dark theme. For ex: Chrome and Neowin, the browser is dark, but the site is normal. Firefox: the browser is dark, the site is dark. Similar to Twitter's now dark mode (previously night mode). Link from July 2018. https://www.howtogeek.com/3590...nable-dark-mode-in-firefox/ I posted what differences I am speaking of, in the Forums section - Software - Web Browser.
  16. Nah, I think they enjoy making a profit nowadays. They wisely trimmed some of the fat (Windows Phone/Microsoft Band/Windows 10).
  17. Both options worked for me. Not sure what's the difference with the second flag. --force-dark-mode = as I understand it, forces Chrome into and remain in dark mode. --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode = as I understand it, allows Windows 10 themes to control Chrome's automatic switch from light to dark, as you change your Win 10 themes. I need only the first switch, as I use systemwide dark mode (no themes). Now if only *Firefox* would get off the schneid and support dark mode (it is now officially the Last Holdout - as I pointed out, Chrome-based Edge already does). I've used dark mode in Firefox since last year. You turn it on via the default themes section. Unlike Chrome, it's a dark dark theme. For ex: Chrome and Neowin, the browser is dark, but the site is normal. Firefox: the browser is dark, the site is dark. Similar to Twitter's now dark mode (previously night mode). Link from July 2018. https://www.howtogeek.com/3590...nable-dark-mode-in-firefox/
  18. Both options worked for me. Not sure what's the difference with the second flag. --force-dark-mode = as I understand it, forces Chrome into and remain in dark mode. --enable-features=WebUIDarkMode = as I understand it, allows Windows 10 themes to control Chrome's automatic switch from light to dark, as you change your Win 10 themes. Not necessarily true, I've used '--force-dark-mode' and Windows is able to control it. That's why I mentioned, "as I understand it". Since the release of 74, I read up on how to enable dark mode as it was something I looked forward to.
  19. As a OP user they're not impressing me aren't these phones meant to compete with the flagship models of other manufacturers? No waterproofing, no wireless charging yet the 6 month pricing increase will definately be included. OP have lost wht they were created for.
  20. Literally Plex with a TV tuner and a Roku is more performant, stable, and user friendly than anything WMC aspired to be, and magically works without a 30-button remote. WMC wistfulness is just generic "that thing that failed is better than what didn't" hot air we've been seeing since the likes of OS/2 and WebOS. Um, the 30 button remote line was from an Apple presentation. If Apple TV supported all the TV functionality of WMC, they would have needed a full remote as well. It was not just a media device, it was a TV device, and at that time, being able to type in channel 2002 was a lot easier than clicking the up button 2000 and 1 times. Roku is a good UI and device, but that doesn't mean WMC was bad for the time or even in comparison of what it was designed to do that Roku was NOT. As for OS/2, it wasn't better. The single input queue on a preemptive 32bit OS was the DUMBEST thing in the history of computing and was a massive limitation compared to NT or even Win95 (which was a very basic kernel design that was trash compared to NT). The 16bit code and drivers and other failings of OS/2 were just icing on the cake, along with IBM charging THOUSANDS to gain access to the SDK and development tools. (Things Microsoft were providing for free, and more complete IDEs for a couple hundred dollars.)
  21. Edgium (Chrome-based Edge) follows systemwide dark mode (which is rather nice of it). The holdout now is *Firefox* - not Edgium. Canary does not and I really doubt dev does. I use dark mode in Windows and Edge(ium) is not dark. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiOH5gkEn6Zfj9sWGKder-ysvRs_MA Um, the 'settings/flags' portion has appeared in leaks showing as dark mode. No matter what test version you are using, you can simply go to the flags and flip on the Edge experimental features to enable supporting Dark Mode and other features that are not turned on by default. For others reading this, simply type: edge://flags/ in the Edge(Chromium) address bar, and search for: edge to find all the extra edge settings, or specifically: edge_follow_os_theme and enable it. He said nothing of flags. By default, it does not support it and that’s all there is to it.
  22. WMC was not just a media tools, but a full platform for media Apps. When Netflix first started offering an online streaming service, they had an integrated WMC App, and there were a lot of WMC 3rd party Apps back in the day. The problem with WMC was it was walled off and not properly worked into other framework or App technologies at Microsoft, making it a competing product with the WinRT implementation in Windows 8, that ignored WMC. Another project Sinofsky killed and Ballmer allowed to happen. Microsoft should of had Roku and Apple TV devices in every home using WMC nearly 15 years ago, and even now they are still only testing this area with the XBox One S Digital.
  23. Edgium (Chrome-based Edge) follows systemwide dark mode (which is rather nice of it). The holdout now is *Firefox* - not Edgium. Canary does not and I really doubt dev does. I use dark mode in Windows and Edge(ium) is not dark. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiOH5gkEn6Zfj9sWGKder-ysvRs_MA Um, the 'settings/flags' portion has appeared in leaks showing as dark mode. No matter what test version you are using, you can simply go to the flags and flip on the Edge experimental features to enable supporting Dark Mode and other features that are not turned on by default. For others reading this, simply type: edge://flags/ in the Edge(Chromium) address bar, and search for: edge to find all the extra edge settings, or specifically: edge_follow_os_theme and enable it.
  24. If you haven’t been following computing lately command lines have been Making a huge comeback recently at least for enthusiasts thanks to a lot of scripts and lightweight code editors that make use of text based comments, Linux terminals Increase in popularity, bash in windows 10, power shell been ported to Linux, and command prompt in Windows receiving major upgrades. Yep, but this doesn't make them 'right' or the 'better' model. Command line and application interoperability though textual parameters is very *nix and horribly limited. How about sticking with objects that understand other objects and can deal with any variation of data types and concepts that also don't need to change or break with new features or changes in functionality? success = DisplayMyText "Hello World", 3, true (Display it 3 times and exit is true, and return true or false) results = DisplayMyText "Hello Word" "Arial" "3" "23,45,90", true, true (Display it 3 times in Arial at these XYZ coordinates, wait for keypress, exit is true and provide a 16bit error code.) Do you see how easily this code change breaks ALL code that calls it? Now if the same 'function' was a simple object, it could be queried for features, and respond only to the parameters used, and even adjust to offer different legacy behavior and provide any combination of results. (So the older call would provide the same information it always did, and the result it would get would still be Boolean, and newer calls would provide the additional properties and get a newer 16bit error code - all seamlessly without changing the old code or worrying about it.) This fundamental different in the kernel and OS models of NT and *nix OSes like Linux is why major code changes don't break everything inside NT or require a massive amount of redundant code variants, like: DisplayMyText, DisplayMyText1, DisplayMyText1a, DisplayMyText1b, DisplayMyTextA12, etc. When Linux turned on the fair scheduler - it was a massive change and break, when NT's kernel had the scheduler rewritten, added in GPU functions, and new process and thread management technologies to reduce overhead, nobody noticed. (Which was Windows 7) - and most people to this day still claim it is nearly identical to Vista with the SP's added, and yet it has the biggest change to the NT kernel before Windows 10 in the history of NT, that if it was Linux or OS X, would have broken everything from the Win32 subsystem layers to all software running at the application levels, and it didn't.
  25. techbeck

    Michael Avenatti faces up to 330 years

    Ok, I need you to translate this. It is late, I am tired...long day. Thanks
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