The Sams Report: Microsoft Shutdowns

Posted on March 12, 2021 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 4 Comments

On this episode of The Sams Report, Microsoft has shut down some stores, closed forums, deleted Paint 3D, added game studios and Edge to the Xbox.

Make sure to check out Security Unlocked EP 18 

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5 responses to “The Sams Report: Microsoft Shutdowns”

  1. navarac

    Unfortunately, whatever MS starts - MS closes down. Usually having just given up on things. I have no confidence in buying into the Microsoft infrastructure at all.

    • dbonds

      In reply to navarac:

      ...and everyone says the same thing about Google. Apple tends to have a "more stable product line", but has closed down services as well. If you want to use technology, this will be an issue as technology is always changing and evolving.

      There was a great quote I'd heard awhile back that I still use today - "If you don't like change, you're really going to hate irrelevance".


  2. truerock2

    I use Microsoft Windows 10 Paint almost everyday.

    I tried Paint 3D - but, I stopped using it. I guess because there was no way to acquire images from a scanner.

    Another problem was that Paint 3D lacked the Print-Page-Setup in Paint.

    And then I guess it was the GUI design of Paint 3D. The Office developers knew that "Modern" (or whatever it was called) sucked and the Office developers avoided that GUI like the plague (thank goodness).

    I guess there were elements of Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows XP and Windows 7 that were each very good in their time.

    And, then Windows 10 was just crap because it got all screwed up trying to be a Touch-GUI and trying to be an iPhone OS with a store, etc.

    It is very interesting to watch Apple try to deal with the overlap of mouse-keyboard-GUI with touch-GUI.

    • Paul Thurrott

      Paint 3D is crap, yes.
    • samp

      In reply to truerock2:

      The touch GUI of Windows 10 is for the daily user, for part entertainment, part productivity, but most of all, ease of use. I has to be like that to compete. Perhaps with 10X it can go back to being less touch based, but personally, i find it better like this.

      The things which attracts users nowadays is connectivity, freemium (if any cost), ease of use, and design, as MIcrosoft found out to its detriment (with Office suite etc), and its only managing to catch up. For basic entertainment and browsing tasks, the touch based GUI is way better (and it supports tablet mode)

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