Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Sep 2017 00:39 UTC
Windows

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now has a release date: October 17. Microsoft started finalizing the release last week, and we'd expect this release to follow the pattern seen in previous Windows updates: the final build will be done some time in September and roll out to members of the Windows Insider program's fast, slow, and release preview rings. Then it will hit Windows Update. From there, we'd expect a slow ramp up in availability.

Not the most substantial Windows update for regular users, but I do like the faster update cycle for Windows. I'm glad the monolithic releases of yore are gone for most users, while enterprise users are still able to opt for the Long Term Servicing Branch for the more monolithic approach.

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Not a Fan of the Faster Update Cycle
by subsider34 on Sat 2nd Sep 2017 19:31 UTC
subsider34
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2010-11-08

This new update cycle is so fast its becoming confusing. New system apps are introduced, renamed, depreciated, replaced, and removed within just a few years.

Hot Keys are changed without providing updated documentation (or documenting they exist at all). This is particularly irksome for the included windows apps like Edge.

Media Licensing systems are removed wholesale while notice is provided only via a faulty message box.

Frankly it feels like they're pushing updates far faster than they can document them and never going back to fix that. I know this has always been the case with their command line stuff, but before now I've never seen it in their flagship programs. It's making everything confusing as hell.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Edge is for suckers. I left Microsoft browsers when ie 6 was still king, not going back for the world. Trust has to be earned. They've made a lot of improvements, but I need to see the continual investment over a longer period of time.

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