Friday, April 1, 2016

Dear Windows 10…


I love you, but that doesn’t mean I have to like you right now. Yes, frustration levels are at an all new high for me and Microsoft’s new beta operating system. I’m not even talking about the Preview releases when I say beta either, I’m talking about the normal, I updated through Windows 7, boring, this should work version of Windows 10.


Yes, it doesn’t seem to matter what type of Audio program or Video file I click, but they are all met with the same issue, “The remote procedure call failed.” Now here’s the good part… I’ve already “fixed” the error multiple times after updates in the past, but every time, it comes back after a few days. Probably the worst part of the whole thing is that when this issue arises, Cortana stops working completely. So, not only do I have to open media files in Windows Media Player, but I lose my desktop assistant.

Between the loss of Windows 10 Mobile in the shuffle of all things Windows and the fact that Windows 10 is barely hanging on on my desktop machine, I would say that things aren’t looking spectacular for my opinions on the products coming out of Redmond at the moment. If it weren’t for the fact that the Insider builds on my Dell Venue 8 Pro were getting better and better, I would be posting this from a Linux or Windows 7 computer right now.

But here’s some words of advice to the Windows team, get this right, ok? There’s so much riding on this and touting that there are 270 million installs doesn’t mean crap to the average user. If it’s behaving this badly for everyone that installed it, you’re going to sell 265 million Macs in the next few months for Apple. Buckle down and get this ready to go. Ditch the fix it with a patch later syndrome and make the OS run better.


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