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  Reply # 1221248 24-Jan-2015 08:33
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joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).




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  Reply # 1221251 24-Jan-2015 08:44
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kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


The indications are that RT is dead, and that only SOME of W10 features will go to RT based tablets.

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  Reply # 1221253 24-Jan-2015 08:47
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kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


As networkn says, Windows RT is dead.

Also, Windows 10 January preview is available now.





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  Reply # 1221255 24-Jan-2015 08:57
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freitasm:
kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


As networkn says, Windows RT is dead.

Also, Windows 10 January preview is available now.



 Is this the build they were talking about at the press conference?

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  Reply # 1221257 24-Jan-2015 09:05
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networkn:
kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


The indications are that RT is dead, and that only SOME of W10 features will go to RT based tablets.


Kawaii is not talking about Windows RT, he's taking about the WinRT runtime for developers.

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  Reply # 1221258 24-Jan-2015 09:06
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TangoNZ:
networkn:
kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


The indications are that RT is dead, and that only SOME of W10 features will go to RT based tablets.


Kawaii is not talking about Windows RT, he's taking about the WinRT runtime for developers.


Oops sorry I didn't pick up on that. THAT is most certainly NOT dead, though I know next to nothing about it, and will leave that for someone else to answer.

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  Reply # 1221277 24-Jan-2015 10:13
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networkn:
freitasm:
kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


As networkn says, Windows RT is dead.

Also, Windows 10 January preview is available now.



 Is this the build they were talking about at the press conference?


Yes.





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  Reply # 1221553 24-Jan-2015 19:51
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Does anyone know how to get Cortana working here on the PC? I have tried both US and Australia regions, but it still says 'Cortana is not available in your market'
Or could it be that it is tied to your Microsoft account login, hence why it's not working?


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  Reply # 1221557 24-Jan-2015 20:11
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Q1. Will Windows 10 have different versions equivalent to "Home", "Professional" and "Ultimate?

Q2. If so, will the free upgrades match the version of Windows 7 that users already have?




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Sideface: Q1. Will Windows 10 have different versions equivalent to "Home", "Professional" and "Ultimate?

Q2. If so, will the free upgrades match the version of Windows 7 that users already have?


There are no SKU Announcements as yet so it's a question it will not be possible to be answered yet.

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semigeek: Does anyone know how to get Cortana working here on the PC? I have tried both US and Australia regions, but it still says 'Cortana is not available in your market'
Or could it be that it is tied to your Microsoft account login, hence why it's not working?



Region/ Country should be set to US and keyboard language should be US English set as primary with NZ language below it removed for Cortana to work.




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  Reply # 1221636 25-Jan-2015 01:19
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TangoNZ:
networkn:
kawaii:
joker97: Some versions support hi dpi some versions scale it 200% and some don't support


It seems with Windows 10 Microsoft is going through a Carbon -> Cocoa transition of its own in the form of win32 -> WinRT. Hopefully we'll see more developers embrace WinRT so end users get all the benefits that come with it such as being Hi-DPI aware, hardware accelerated GUI, more efficient both memory and CPU (which should translate into longer battery life).


The indications are that RT is dead, and that only SOME of W10 features will go to RT based tablets.


Kawaii is not talking about Windows RT, he's taking about the WinRT runtime for developers.


Ed Zackery - given all the 'freebies' that developers automatically get when they write their application for WinRT, I for one welcome our WinRT overlords and pray for a speedy transition. One I'd love to hear from is whether they've improved the Music application - specifically adding music requested features such as gapless playback because God knows I want to give Microsoft a fair chance (iOS/OS X for me is a matter of choosing the one that sucks the least) because competition is something that sorely needed in a world of only iOS and Android not to mention the stagnant world of win32 where software developers have seemly rested of their laurels and doing the least amount humanly possible with each release of their software (Adobe being a good example of that).




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  Reply # 1222099 25-Jan-2015 22:16
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From what I've read Office is built in to Windows 10. I'm guessing it's a jazzed up Office 2013. I use 2013 at work and find it laggy and slow compared to 2003 which I used to used at work or 2010 which I use at home.

Will Windows 10 still run Office 2010?





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  Reply # 1222565 26-Jan-2015 17:00
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Technofreak: From what I've read Office is built in to Windows 10. I'm guessing it's a jazzed up Office 2013. I use 2013 at work and find it laggy and slow compared to 2003 which I used to used at work or 2010 which I use at home.

Will Windows 10 still run Office 2010?


Most likely - if you're having 'slowness' at work then is probably due to the tsunami of garbage that so many IT staff seem to swamp their end users computers with for the sake of 'management' and 'security' but end up reducing productivity to snails pace well either that or they haven't updated their video drivers because IIRC in 2013 it takes advantage of hardware acceleration in some places.

Depending on how many computers you have at home you might be better off purchase an Office 365 subscription particularly if you're running Windows - if you're on a Mac then avoid Office 365 like the plague because given the massive gaps between updates and upgrades it is a bit of a rip off. I'm keen to see what Office 2016 is like when it is launched because if it turns out to be as good as all the leaked screenshots and feedback then the Office 365 might be worthwhile when I get the Dell desktop.




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  Reply # 1222677 26-Jan-2015 19:32
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Acquisition question, that I don't think has been asked, but others may be in same situ.

While I have a Win 7 gaming rig, I switched to OSX a year ago, rMBP. I know I can dual boot to Win 10 preview now (or when its supported for Yosemite) with Bootcamp. 
If I chose to keep Win 10, I would need to buy it (as not an upgrade) or can I upgrade Win 10 preview to the final release? I expect not, but just checking. 
Is it possible that a free upgrade from OSX is available? Makes sense. If a No, No, will the consumer pricing be better than current full version traditional pricing, aka quite costly.

 

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