A place to keep my work.
Published on July 30, 2018 By Uvah In Personal Computing

Its bad enough Win 10 gets screwed up with these 'updates' all the time. Now MS in its infinite stupidity is gonna take our desktops away. Add another bill to your collection folks 'cause MS wants to go full on subscription for Windows. If I want to rent a machine I'll go to Rent-A-Center. I shouldn't have to pay rent on the OS that makes it work too. That's just insane! 

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on Aug 09, 2018

Imagine (me repeating me). Stardock has created amazing programs that millions of people world wide use. Stardock took their time and adapted their proggies to Win 10 and for the most part it has been a success. Now, Stardock is also known for the games they have created. All that takes a world of talent. That's a fact. Twenty years of experience, a good portion of Windows lifetime, creating something that caters to not a select few but across the board. With all that good stuff SD could (should?) step up and show what's his name how its done. At least we'd have an OS that is reliable, endlessly flexible and, most importantly, very user friendly. But that's just me. 

on Aug 09, 2018


There ya go, thinking like Satya Nadella and entertaining the prospect of Windows as a subscription service. Thing is, we have various tech writers giving their opinions as to why Win 10 will become a subscription service, and others as to why not, and that, to a large extent confuses and clouds the issue.

I haven't used my MacMini in a while due to other stuff going on, but I plan to set it up later today to have a look at the Ubar app that Anotherside linked to.  It looks very interesting indeed.  However, Apple itself, not could, but should develop apps to allow its users to customise their desktops easily and quickly.... and with a trillion in the bank, Apple could well afford to make those apps free... or at least VERY inexpensive.



Sometimes I play the devil's advocate... I think we are on the same page, it's just the time-frame that differs. I don't believe we'll see Windows as a consumer subscription within ten years. It's important to understand that Microsoft wants as many as possible to use Windows 10. If people ditch Windows 10 because they can't afford it then that's a huge failure for Microsoft.

If you try the Ubar program it would be interesting to know what you think. I have used docks and they are pretty, but for "getting things done" I prefer a taskbar.