First Ring Daily 871: Circles of 10X

Posted on July 20, 2020 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 6 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, what’s old is new again with Windows 10X.

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6 responses to “First Ring Daily 871: Circles of 10X”

  1. rob_clive

    While I don't disagree about the constant walk back of features, after using a chromebook for a while (for personal use), I "M365book" is actually appealing. I would be interested in purchasing a cheap version to play with and see what you can do with it.

    • geoff

      In reply to Rob_Clive:

      I agree. Chromebooks are a very good idea, in concept, but a real let-down in practice.

      The hardware is extremely poor.

      The Google App suite is horrible.

      Administration for the teacher must be easy, because these things simply wouldn't exist if it wasn't for that one benefit.

      An 'Office book' that ran Office 365 Apps and Edge, and was as easy to manage for teachers as a fleet of Chromebooks . . .

      That's a winner.

      If it can't run that one x86 application that I want, that's OK for the Chromebook audience. A chromebook can't run that application either. A 'full' PC is needed for that. And that 'full PC' uses the same Microsoft account, has the same Office Apps and OneDrive (etc.), and syncs everything with the Officebook automatically. Students will switch between the two whenever they need to.

      This is exactly where I thought S-mode was heading.

  2. navarac

    Paul's comments today are absolutely "spot-on".

  3. david.thunderbird

    Sometimes a dumpster fire is just a dumpster dire.

  4. endoftheroad

    So the computer forecast is cloudy, with a chance of workstations. And we all get to have our Azurebooks and “thin clients” because they are, wait for it, “cost effective”! And more “secure”. (Is that a SPOF we see there hiding among those clouds?) Can we just it Impersonal Computing? We shall see. Yes, Microsoft will have the best app selection in the cloud, and individual control of our own computing will be severely restricted. Such is life on the circular race track were are all on.

  5. timo47

    There's one thing that has changed since 2018: the new Chromium based Edge. If 10X wants to be a Chrome OS competitor, this will ensure full compatibility with whatever web apps people were already using.