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Edge really is an awesome browser.
That said, the experience you are describing can be controlled in Windows Settings, as can many other behaviors that some people find annoying.
Navigate to Notification settings and review the options available. Disable ones related to verifying your Windows preferences occasionally or after updates. I’d also recommend disabling use of your Advertising ID (true for all platforms not only Windows), and optionally disabling any "suggestions" and "tailored experiences". You can find these settings easily using the search box in the app.
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Instead, they slapped a CPU config with marginally better performance at the cost of significant battery life.
I might agree with your criticisms generally, but this is not quite true. The entry level Pentium option for the Surface Go 3 is dramatically improved over that in the Go or Go 2, for the first time supporting Intel Turbo Boost. Performance of this model is on par with Core m3 chip in the Surface Go 2 in fact.
The problem for Microsoft and other PC OEMs is that they have had very few affordable ULP processor options for low-cost thin and light devices. Perhaps things will improve now that Intel and Qualcomm have a fire lit beneath them due to competition from Apple. Intel’s 12th generation product family seems promising so far.
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"Your Google home speakers are about to get slightly worse because Sonos sued and won"
Nice. Deflecting the blame much?
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All those games you cite are great, but every console generation I buy a PlayStation for Sony’s exclusives, and I end up playing 3-4 games max. Xbox gets literally everything else
I personally love Microsoft’s exclusives like Halo, Gears, and Forza, and Xbox has been the best place to play 3rd party content for a long time. (The exception was the first few years of the Xbox One/ PS4 era, when Microsoft had a rare hardware deficit. Phil Spencer has said this will never happen again under his watch.)
Dismissing Xbox in 2022 is kind of hiding under a rock, I think.
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As it happens, I just upgraded to an HDHomeRun Flex 4K ATSC 3.0 network tuner.
The Tablo sounds interesting, but I can’t imagine the purpose of having 4 tuners that can’t be shared over a network? DVR only? Seems like a oddly specific limitation. Maybe only 2 of the available 4 tuners on my HDHomeRun are ATSC 3.0, but I can use them with any device on my LAN.
I’ve been using Silicon Dust network tuners since the Windows Media Center days, and I can’t say enough about them. Recommended.
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All car makers face recalls from time to time. Takes away nothing from their real achievements.
That the best you got?
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Tesla consistently scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other car brand:
And despite the global supply chain issues affecting other car makers, Tesla delivered nearly 1 million cars last year, up 87% over the prior year. This is easily the highest growth rate of any major car manufacturer.