The return of vaporware Is Microsoft recovering the old tricks?

The return of vaporware

In this blog we have talked about Windows 11 more than what corresponds to a blog that takes the word Linux in the name and it's all my fault.  I believe that you have to see the computer industry as a whole and that free and open source software has to learn and even cooperate with its competitors.

Always keeping in mind that it is not a love relationship. It is a business relationship.

In other words, what Linux can learn something from MacOS and Windows 11, although more is not what not to do.

The return of vaporware

Our account the wikipedia that:

Vaporware is a pejorative term used to refer to software or hardware announced by a developer long before development was carried out., but that later does not emerge, nor does it have a more or less stable development cycle. The term implies deception, or at least an excess of optimism; This implies that the advertiser knows that product development is too early to take responsibility for its release date, final features, or even credibility.

Who has taken my Android apps?

On June 24, Microsoft introduced a feature called Windows Subsystem for Android that allows you to install Android applications on Windows 11 directly or from the Microsoft Store.e (In association with the Amazon app store and provided that the developers lend their agreement) Since that day she has not been seen again. Microsoft never offered it for testing in public beta versions.

Neither will those who install the first stable version of Windows 11 on October 5.  From Redmond they confirmed that the recently released Build 22000.168 comes with all the features that will be included in the final version of October, and there the function is not available. TOIt seems, due to performance issues and Android compatibility, Microsoft has decided to retire Android apps and the Amazon Appstore integration in the store for now.

It is speculated that the support of Android applications in Windows will appear in 2022. It is not yet known if the function will arrive as an update to version 21H2 of Windows 11, or we will have to wait for Microsoft to include it in the next big update called "version 22H2 "or" Nickel, "which is expected to come out in the second half of 2022.

But, as promised from the company, Windows 11 Android application support will enter public beta testing soon. It could hit the Windows Insider program this year.

Beware of updates

In recent years, Microsoft has had several stumbles with updates to Windows 10, and, toapparently you want to continue the custom with Windows 11.

Users who installed the prerelease versions of Windows 11 Build 22000.176 or Build 22449 rreport to be suffering from a whole series of serious problems inincluding unresponsiveness of the start menu, taskbar, Explorer.exe, Windows settings, among other critical parts of the operating system that seem to disappear or break.

In some cases, users reported that the taskbar and start menu were completely blank, and an hourglass is displayed when users move the cursor closer to the taskbar.

Some complaints reported:

After reboot, the machine runs slowly and the taskbar gets stuck. Repeated reboots are still invalid, no software can be handled, and some shortcut keys are invalid

Some people reported that their context menu (right click) became slow after the update and that they get the following error message when they click on the "customization" option:

This file does not have an associated application to perform this action. Please install an application or if one is already installed, create an association on the default application settings page.

From Microsoft they assured that the bug affected devices that downloaded a server-side patch and have no nothing to do with released prerelease versions, so you can install updates without worrying about these issues.

Let's hope that this year Linux distributions will get the hang of it and succeed in capturing disgruntled users.


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  1.   user 15 said

    In relation to updates, Windows Update is a shame, it is extremely slow (especially compared to Linux or Android) and it gives many errors. And as for Windows 11, I do not see the slightest attraction (and in any case, whoever likes the aesthetics of the new version more, I am sure that an application that imitates the Windows 11 shell will come out