Sarcasm alert! I don’t have 666 facts about clickbaiting; I only have one: Don’t browser articles whose title reads like this. They are clickbait. If I (or anyone worth their salt) ever create a list of facts, the one that is guaranteed to astonish you is not #333, but #1.
I thought six years after 2014, the clickbait would go away, but it hasn’t.
Two days ago, I decided that one of my computers needed its Windows 10 replaced. In all previous versions of Windows, I’d erase the OS partition and reinstall Windows from scratch. On Windows 10, however, I used the “Reset my PC” feature. It reinstalls Windows along with its device drivers and Microsoft Store apps.
When the so-called “Reset” ended I discovered that my mouse and keyboard were not working. Windows 10 only responded to the power button. I managed to force the computer into booting Windows Recovery Environment, but to my horror, the mouse and the keyboard didn’t work there either.
The “Reset this PC” feature promises a faster revitalization of system. Instead, I had a system that was working before (even if not optimally) and not working after.
Since the release of Windows 8, we’ve grown accustomed to faulty operating systems. Features of Windows that work for some people and not for others have become a common sight. Perhaps the most notorious example of the faulty OS is Windows 10 version 1809.
In my case, Delivery Optimization was one such feature. It hadn’t worked properly until a few days ago when someone vociferously chastised Microsoft for it.
As of today, Visual Studio Code (not to be confused with the plain old Visual Studio) is the world’s favorite development environment. It supports a variety of programming languages. The question is exactly which?