Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2016 22:22 UTC
Windows

I'm incredibly excited that this morning at our Ignite conference in Atlanta we launched the newest release of our server operating system - Windows Server 2016! Now that we're ready to share it with the world, I want to take a moment to thank our customers who helped shape this exciting release. Windows Server 2016 is jam-packed with innovation and customer response has been overwhelming, with more than half a million devices running our final Technical Preview which we released five months ago. These customers range from large global enterprises to private cloud hosters to organizations of every size from every corner of the globe.

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RE: Seriously, why?
by theTSF on Tue 27th Sep 2016 17:35 UTC in reply to "Seriously, why?"
theTSF
Member since:
2005-09-27

I wouldn't pick it for building something new. However if I am installing pre-made stuff. Or have a Microsoft focused developer staff. It may make sense to stick with it. It isn't as good as other alternatives but it doesn't suck soo much either.

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RE[2]: Seriously, why?
by darknexus on Tue 27th Sep 2016 17:46 in reply to "RE: Seriously, why?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

It isn't as good as other alternatives but it doesn't suck soo much either.

Until something doesn't work. It's hell to troubleshoot. The error codes aren't even documented sometimes, and that's when it bothers to give you an error code at all. When it works, it works well. When it doesn't though, you'll lose a lot of hair.

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RE[2]: Seriously, why?
by Alfman on Tue 27th Sep 2016 20:25 in reply to "RE: Seriously, why?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

theTSF,

I wouldn't pick it for building something new. However if I am installing pre-made stuff. Or have a Microsoft focused developer staff. It may make sense to stick with it. It isn't as good as other alternatives but it doesn't suck soo much either.


Personally I actually like some of their products, in some cases better than the FOSS alternatives. However there can be significant ideological differences and time and time again MS demonstrates that customer needs are secondary for them, they have no problem throwing customers and business partners under the bus. I begrudge the way microsoft continuously chips away end user control to manipulate the market. Maybe they could, you know, compete by making better products. Instead BS policies designed to control us drives people like me away...

Can't disable Windows Store in Windows 10 Pro through Group Policy
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135657
This behavior is by design. In Windows 10 version 1511, these policies are applicable to users of the Enterprise and Education editions only.


"We hear you loud and clear, we just don't give a f*ck" - microsoft.

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RE[3]: Seriously, why?
by Drumhellar on Wed 28th Sep 2016 22:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously, why?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Can't disable Windows Store in Windows 10 Pro through Group Policy


Is there any reason to do this, other than spite?

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