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Ask @WinObs: I Upgraded to Windows 10 and Want to Give Microsoft Some Feedback. What Is the Best Way to Do That?
Q. I Upgraded to Windows 10 and Want to Give Microsoft Some Feedback. What Is the Best Way to Do That? A. Good news! Microsoft welcomes feedback and has even built the Feedback Hub, a Wimdows 10 app that allows you to explore feedback that has already been submitted by others and to submit your own feedback when you have a suggestion or run into a problem. The Feedback Hub can be used to provide feedback on different elements of the OS, and you can also submit feedback on Windows 10 apps, both from Microsoft and third party developers. Your feedback for apps is routed to the appropriate team or third party developer for evaluation and action. While many people also send feedback via social media sites like Twitter to the Microsoft employees they follow there, you will consistently be asked to add that information to the Feedback Hub because that is the central depository for all the feedback around Windows 10. In addition to creating your own feedback, you can also go into the app and upvote feedback submitted by other users. You can browse the submitted feedback and add your upvote to any item listed. This helps validate the issue/problem and … Read More
Good thing squirrels don’t preserve their dignity at all costs. More of them would miss meals, and we’d lose out on lots of entertainment. The squirrel in this video seemed destined, at first, to conquer the anti-rodent design features built into the bird-feeder. He’s so agile — until he’s not. Despite the built-in intention to thwart squirrels, however, it seems unlikely that anyone would begrudge this one his consolation scattering of seeds.Read More
Early solid-state drives sometimes needed manual intervention to perform well, especially in pre–Win7 PCs. Here’s what’s needed with today’s SSDs and operating systems. Plus: The pros and cons of deleting a PC’s hidden OEM and recovery partitions, and weather apps for business and pleasure.Read More
Over the years, Microsoft has taken very different approaches to beta testing of software. Gone for the most part are closed and cumbersome debugging processes; we can now vote for what we want in the next OS.Read More
Thank you for providing your feedback.
They must have put something in the water in Redmond, because the Windows 7 development team is starting to respond to feedback from us average joes running beta copies.
I hate — hate — to sound like a Microsoft fanboy, but several significant, quick improvements to the beta version will be in the Win7 Release Candidate, which I expect to arrive in April.Read More
Including some you would never have thought of. Many thanks to prolific contributor Andreas BÃ¼sing for this one.Read More
After launching the new Langa Blog (
http://langa.com/blog/ ) and RSS feed
( http://langa.com/blog/rss.xml ), we
received mail about using them, including this note:
I bought the JV16 Power Tools sight unseen, and want to tell you this
No, it’s not Audrey, the carnivorous plant in Little Shop Of Horrors; it was
ravenous software consuming a reader’s CPU cycles and making his machine crawl.
We covered possible causes and cures in "What’s Eating His CPU Cycles" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-12.htm#3 ) and again in "More
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-16.htm#7 .Read More