I was a bit scared when this news dumped into our mailbox. Mainly because I thought Microsoft can now remove even more Windows apps than before. But it was rather a much more pleasant news item. Now, Microsoft makes more Windows apps removable and thats what the news item is about.
Yet another build released for Windows Insiders
This release, which is named 19H1 added these apps to the list of removable apps:
- 3D Viewer (previously called Mixed Reality Viewer)
- Groove Music
- Movies & TV
- Paint 3D
- Snip & Sketch
- Sticky Notes
- Voice Recorder
Except for Calculator. I would have uninstalled all of these apps. Google’s services on-line is pretty extensive. So, no need for Calendar or Mail. Paint 3D replaced the original Pain? Why?… Groove Music cannot be compared with WinAMP which is worlds best mediaplayer. Microsoft Movies and TV isn’t needed. There are so many other alternatives. I would uninstall it, but maybe you like it for the purpose of purchase movies? Sticky Notes and Voice Recorder is also something you don’t need. I would uninstall them as I use text editor for notes and OBS for recording my voice.
Microsoft doesn’t care if the Windows 10 manufactures delivers quality software
Why does people who installs Windows 10, needs to install these apps at all? Applications that is preinstalled by Dell and other companies were all mostly useful and inoffensive, yet Microsoft forces these apps that people doesn’t want. And that’s what I love about AmigaOS. The clean operating system that lets you choose almost everything from the start.
In AmigaOS, I can choose whatever editor I should use. What paint program, what browser, what communication software or even Mail program. AmigaOS comes as a basic operating system and the user can choose what she or he likes to install. Now, that’s what a operating system should do. It should be the engine and let the user choose the power that the engine manages to control. And that’s one of the main strengths of AmigaOS since the beginning.