I bought a Chromebook yesterday as a Amazon Prime Day special. A somewhat dangerous buy for a developer, but driven by a minimal budget.
Any advice on how best to achieve this goal would be appreciated, but I’d rather not make any substantial changes to the OS.
UPDATE: My Chromebook arrived today. Alas, the backlight doesn’t appear to work. Tried adjusting brightness and resetting but no effect. If I shine a light on the screen, I can see the Welcome message, but totally invisible without it. I bought it direct from Amazon, so I hope the return is easy. Not sure if I want to take a chance on another device of the same model. I’ve never had this kind of problem with a brand new computer.
UPDATE2: I decided to exchange it for the same model. If the next one doesn't work, I'll ask for a refund instead.
I'm considering buying a mid-range Huawei phone for my daughter, but I'm concerned that the US government might screw things up in the future. I'm not concerned about Huawei spying on us (I think the US could determine if there really were backdoors but I don't think they are motivated for a fact-based analysis) but I'd hate to see the phone effectively bricked down the road.
Haven't we heard this before?
I was wondering if anyone knows if ARM64 programs will be able to be downloaded from the Internet and installed on a WoA Windows PC in a traditional Windows fashion or whether they must be purchased from the Store. My question doesn't refer to any esoteric workarounds, just a straightforward capability to install non-store apps.
Aren't the 4 stories today on Windows 10 S pretty much the same story? I hate to waste my 3 premium articles on reading the same information.
I recall awhile back someone here claimed that Microsoft was no longer adding features to the non-UWP environment, but it's not the case: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/whats-new/index#wf47
Among other things, the .NET Framework 4.7 improves high DPI support for Windows Forms applications.
This supports my claim (and other people's here) that there's no technical reason why enhancements applied to the UWP environment couldn't also be applied to traditional Windows applications.
The emulation of Windows on ARM cannot run x64 programs, but obviously the Intel version of Windows 10 Pro can. Is it really Windows 10 Pro if it can't run all Windows programs?
I couldn't read the article so...
Kay said: "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware."
Kay really didn't do either on his own, he was the leader of a team. Despite the fact that I'm a former Xerox employee and used an Alto on a daily basis for years, Xerox never made any kind of personal computer product that was successful outside of Xerox. Kay is obviously a smart guy but he hasn't really done anything of note since his Xerox days, just sort of a technical celebrity at companies like Atari, Apple, Disney and HP.