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Microsoft's Last 'Bug Bash' Before Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ( 80

Mark Wilson quotes BetaNews: With the launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16237 to the Fast Ring yesterday, Microsoft wheeled in numerous fixes and new features. At the same time, the company also announced that the second Bug Bash for the next big update to Windows 10 is about to take place. This is the last Bug Bash that will take place before the release of the final version of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it will see an intense period of testing with the help of Windows Insiders. Things kick off on Friday, July 14 and continue for more than a week.

Of course, the whole idea of the insider program is to help Microsoft to home in on bugs and get them fixed before software is released to the masses, but the Bug Bash steps things up a notch. Participants will be asked to take part in quests to check specific elements of the operating system as Microsoft draws closer to pushing out this latest feature update.

This build includes "read out loud" functionality for PDFs, support for emoji 5.0 -- and now when you relaunch Edge after it crashes, your tabs will be restored automatically.
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Microsoft's Last 'Bug Bash' Before Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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  • If your browser crashes for any reason then the developers have the wrong priorities. (Not just applicable to Microsoft)

    • You are under appreciating what it takes to actually make a modern browser. It doesn't just render content on a website. It accesses hardware, cryptographic APIs for DRM, switches user contexts on the fly, launches are myriad of processes in sandboxed environments.

      If you dedicate your efforts to ensure your browser never crashes, maybe you have the wrong priorities and should focus on actually making it feature complete to a modern standard.

  • To Microsoft fanboys all bugs are either due to a misbehaving third party driver or user error. That's why MS doesn't need QA.
    • To Microsoft fanboys all bugs are either due to a misbehaving third party driver or user error. That's why MS doesn't need QA.

      Microsoft can never fail - only we can fail Microsoft. Meanwhile, I can hardly wait for all the software and hardware that quits working after the New Cremator's Upchuck.

      Same as it ever was.

  • by chipschap ( 1444407 ) on Saturday July 08, 2017 @08:44PM (#54771543)

    "This build includes "read out loud" functionality for PDFs"

    Which has already been in 3rd party software for --- how long now?

    "support for emoji 5.0"

    Now there's a real killer feature that will increase productivity a thousandfold!

    "and now when you relaunch Edge after it crashes, your tabs will be restored automatically"

    That's awesome! But ... um ... how about fixing Edge so it, you know, doesn't crash? By way of comparison, I can't even remember when Chrome has ever crashed on me.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I can. Or, more accurately, I can remember when other things cratered Chrome for me. Such as buggy display drivers BSODing the entire system. Having Chrome save tabs so it can restore them when the OS crashes is a good thing. Edge should do something similar. (And so should Firefox, which has a similar option that doesn't actually work because it corrupts the file it uses to save them.)

      Of course, even if they did fix it, it might not matter - I still haven't been allowed to get the Creators Update yet. They

    • I'm more interested in them fixing the Surface Type Cover 4 on the Pro 3 bug that they've promised to fix for 15 months now. If they can't keep their most premier product bug free, what hope have they got for their crappy browser?

    • I used to laugh @ emojis, but I realized their value once I got into using Twitter. I often use flags & symbols in place of words to cramp my message within the 140 characters.
  • Can Microsoft please PLEASE fucking fix PIN Number caching finally!? Yubikeys are fucking worthless ever since a March Windows Update broke them. It has been a serious pain in the ass on Windows 10 machines to have to RDP into a Win7 machine just to be able to authenticate with servers, Git, and SSH in general. []

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Why fix it? That was a feature, not a bug.
      Easy solution, dump Yubikey. That's how M$ kills those 3rd party software companies which are successful.

  • No worries (Score:4, Funny)

    by krkhan ( 1071096 ) on Saturday July 08, 2017 @11:02PM (#54771885) Homepage
    The undiscovered bugs can always be fixed in the Windows Fall Creator Anniversary Blue Imagine S update. The fuck is wrong with versioning things the old-fashioned way? I can't even recall if Windows Anniversary was 10.1 or 10.2, and I worked on Windows 10 when I was at Microsoft.
  • by innocent_white_lamb ( 151825 ) on Sunday July 09, 2017 @01:35AM (#54772241)

    Why in the world would you want to spend you time doing free bug testing for a for-profit company that doesn't have your best interests in mind anyway?

    I would rather put in my time fixing free software; at least I get something for my time there -- a good feeling of having contributed something to a worthwhile cause, not someone else's profit margin.

  • I wonder if Microsoft will finally fix all the massive UI shortcomings in W10. Get a real start menu back so that we do not have to fix it using 3rd party tools. End the split personality of system settings. Give us access to all system settings. Give more feedback now that they eliminated Save buttons. As important is improving the dismal hardware support. I have several not that old devices and cards that do not have any hardware support under Win 10. What am I supposed to do? Throw perfectly good hardwar

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