every time i boot up my windows vm i'm staggered by how much fuckin' crap there is in here.
why does the god damn settings app have a rewards link, what the hell is going on, how does anyone put up with this
@hailey lollll what is going on. I boot into Windows so infrequently that I'm always discovering this stuff too, it's such a mess.
@hailey it sucks because parts of the msft stack are pretty impressive (hyper-v, backward compatibility, wsl, x86 to arm translation, powershell). i want to like it, but the hostility towards users looking to clean up the UI and unnecessary software (like nerfing group policy even on Pro??), is deeply off putting :/
@hailey working in the public sector means you almost always have to use windows, and on the literal worst hardware possible, I don't know how any of them stand it
@hailey software has a negative moral valence; that is why deleting code feels good and is virtuous 😝
@elipriaulx oh no. I only hope I can continue to compile the stuff I need to compile on windows 10 and simply never upgrade
@hailey Move to server 2022 as a desktop if you have to - it's fine in VMs, but can be painful to find compatible drivers for with consumer hardware (apparently Win 11 drivers aren't good enough?). It will avoid a lot of bloat. I also have a bad script to set some post-install nag options that irk me; you're welcome to it if it helps.
@elipriaulx oh also I am very interested in not paying for server 2022, what are the best options for this
@hailey I get my work RnD licences through MSDN via work. For home stuff, I generally just pay for them via Brytesoft. I don't know how it's a thing, but for the price it is less trouble than dodgier means. If you are a student, DreamSpark might still be an option.
I use a single Datacenter Licence to cover all the machines on my dev host.
@hailey gotta love the two major commercial OS makers going all in on that sweet sweet services revenue
@hailey Reminds me of many jobs ago when we had to install some windows servers to add windows media streaming to a pan European streaming service. Me being an exclusively Unix admin I didn't want to touch them but the Windows admins were running behind schedule so I stepped in to help out racking and doing the initial setup of the machines. When it gleefully did a cute little animation to highlight the "Start" button and said "Click here to begin" after the first login as "Administrator" I just noped out and asked the Windows teams why do they accept this insulting crap? 😡
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