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The Windows 21H1 update, and why I wouldn’t look for Windows 10X

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Disclosure Microsoft is a client of the author.

I started focusing on Windows as an external analyst in 1994, during the ramp-up to Windows 95. In fact, 1995 was a near-magical time for me as the top launch analyst for Windows; made it the first and only year at Dataquest in a journey and excessive investment in media.

Note: in 1995, laptops were not very useful. They cost a fortune, have no performance, and battery life is measured in minutes. There’s no build-it-yourself desktop option yet, the hardware has been preserved for over five years, and on desktops and monitors, you can have any color you want, as long as it’s a sick beige.

Each beta version of Windows 95 leads to hours of shuffling floppy disks and resolving driver and application incompatibilities; in conjunction with regular crashes, these problems will always erase all progress on whatever you are writing if you do not save the files regularly. I did my first system build that year and discovered that restoring from a backup is painfully long and incredibly annoying when you fry a hard drive. (The motherboard will not fit in the case due to lack of time standards.)

However, Windows 95 is an improvement over DOS / Windows, and the actual launch was an event I will never forget.

Windows experiences have changed significantly in the last decade, with none of the train wreck moments created by Windows Millennium, Vista, or Windows 8. Windows 10 has become very stable, more secure, and quite a dream. to cooperate. I thought Microsoft would make another mistake Windows 10X – to be announced this month – but the company changed its mind. At Windows 21H1 (I just installed it this week), so far has proven to be a pleasant surprise.

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