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First, an advertisement to Windows 10 got baked into Windows 8.1, probably via its update service. Sigh.

It appeared as a tray icon.

The resulting window, which doesn't tell me nearly enough, has "Learn more on windows.com" at its top-right.

That leads to

www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade?ocid=win10_auxapp_LearnMore_win10

.. which does not exist. [ 1 ] what I saw · what I should have seen

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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/

A procedurally generated survival game with shitty graphics, which became popular because it was first-to-market and took advantage of nostalgia.

Unfortunately, Minecraft was never completed and the author fucked off with the money to make another game. Even with extraordinary success, the author didn't make good on promises and the game was never finished.

I loved this game, and even bought it twice to support the developer, but because it was Java it would bring a computer to its knees. Being sold out to Microsoft (for their upcoming virtual reality stuff I'd bet) was bafflingly insulting.



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TODO - I have shitloads of notes in my backlog.

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Operating Systems > Windows >

(on Wikipedia)

An incredibly popular operating system, and a benchmark from to many other applications and newer operating systems are compared.

I used it, and although it needed heavy modification, I did love it. It's still in my toolkit just in case I need a complete operating system to use software in my archives.

Released 2001-10-25



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