We've had a few mom and pop customers, i.e. not on Pro and corporate
licencing, that have self upgraded. Core VFP9 seems fine in terms of our
alanpbourke (at) fastmail (dot) fm
On Mon, 17 Aug 2015, at 07:23 PM, Ted Roche wrote:
> Just in case you are just joining this thread, already in progress, I
> want to point out that "Windows 10 Sucks" was an article title, and
> not the personal nor professional opinion of the humble original
> poster, moi.
> Windows 10 is "where you want to go today" if you're on the MS
> bandwagon, or being dragged along, kicking and screaming, by your
> clients. I have no doubt we'll be receiving support calls soon from
> clients who are running brand-new machines who may or may not be aware
> they're running Windows 10. "Yeah, but that doesn't make any
> difference to you, does it?" I'm just hoping for a heads-up if there's
> a new font technology, screen enhancement (Aero, for example),
> directory changes (abandoning Program Files, for example, or finding
> things moved to User/xxxx/LocalSettings), ODBC changes, etc. that
> might break the many apps we have out in the field.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Before we slip off into OT-land with privacy and such, getting back on
> the "Windows 10 Issues" track, ZDNet was busy over the weekend,
> Woody Leonhard (the owner of the "Hacker's Guide" trademark, and a
> mentor on our first HackFox book) looks into his crystal ball and
> prognosticates: "The first six changes Microsoft will make to Windows
> 10" (Prognosticate is latin for "make stuff up in the slow two weeks
> before Labor Day," I think, though I am no scholar):
> "Microsoft quietly rewrites its activation rules for Windows 10"
> (This would be nice if done the right way, which I doubt MS would do.
> I needed to rebuild two machines over the weekend that were originally
> Action Pack OSes. The old activation keys would no longer work,
> leaving me in a tough spot, with OSes no longer the current supported
> ones, nor were keys for sale from MS. Complete Freemanize (tm) and
> reinstall from scratch, restore from backups. I miss the old MSDN at a
> reasonable price and with far more reasonable restrictions. Activation
> screws over the unlucky, while pirateers no doubt can work around it.)
> "Windows 10 makes diagnostic data collection compulsory"
> Because, you know, what you're doing on your machine, when you're
> doing it, and how long you worked on any particular document, as well
> as random bits of documents, data, bookmarks, shortcuts, clipboard
> contents, etc. are helpful to Microsoft, and whichever "partners" they
> choose to share it with.
> This sounds like it should automatically disqualify Windows for any
> confidential work: HIPAA, stock trading, banking, government work,
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