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Windows 10 as a development environment... Oh freakin' goody.
📍Multi-montor is finicky
📍Text scaling is still horribly broken
📍It takes longer to resume from standby than my old laptop takes to boot up from a cold start
📍Color matching LCD monitors is pants-on-head retarded
📍32GB of RAM isn't going to be enough...

This is going to be a long summer in corporate land.

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  • 5
    Maybe it's the hardware at fault not the OS. 🤷 Doesn't matter how much ram you've got if it's bottle necked by other stuff
  • 0
    It can’t be that bad ...
  • 2
    @otavio I'm not finished setting everything up yet and I'm positive it is going to get worse.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Windows... I'm just not looking forward to building my development environment in Windows again.
  • 0
    @DomNomz If it's a hardware issue, I would expect similar problems in a different OS on the same hardware. Alas, my Debian-based bootable drive clearly demonstrate that Windows is utterly incompetent at text/DPI scaling and color profile matching.

    I think the RAM will be fine but Windows is not as efficient at management as alternative operating systems.
  • 1
    Been rocking windows 10 since its release, no issues atm, cant say the same about the past. Maybe try run some windows updates ? They do actually do things sometimes
  • 0
    Been using windows for dev since 1990 and have never had any such problems, and I have no problem using linux either, on the other hand, my favorite text editor is Vim ;)
  • 0
    @zickig
    I made quite the oppisite experience: after installing linux on my machine everything was working out of the box. After I did a fresh windows install It had no driver for my network card
  • 1
    I use two displays without any issue.
    Perhaps you should upgrade to something newer than 1503.
  • 0
    Use SSD for your main drive (OS/Tools)
  • 1
    you lie. even ui scaling via rdp on android works just well.
  • 2
    Yes multi monitor with different resolutions are a pain in Windows. So many glitches.
  • 1
    @MaxDeepfield your post makes me feel like crying
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  • 0
    there are no proofs for your problems
  • 2
    Never had a problem, but you know what they say.. "99% of the problems are located between the monitor and the user."
  • 0
    I use Windows with two monitors.... The only thing I agree is: text scalling in win10 initial builds was broken... Better in newer releases... Which build are you on?
  • 1
    You cannot blame the OS for different colors on different monitors. Yeah, color profile stuff may not be the best in windows, but I had problems with it on Linux too. All green became pink (@Alice would have loved that), and somehow I got it working by tinkering with the color profiles, which was also a nightmare, because sometimes the profile was directly applied, sometimes just after an X restart, which I didn't think of first because other profiles directly worked (or at least seemed to be working because something with the colors changed).

    Other problem with Linux (Ubuntu Budgie) I had: Display the Taskbar (panel) on multiple monitors. Simply wasn't possible. I know there are other distributions out there which can probably do this and Arch is the solution to everything, but I liked the system. Only help the web could provider me was to wait for an update in the *far far* future, as the devs are working on it.
  • 0
    If you really need color calibration for work, just invest in a Spyder5Express.
    Takes about a minute per screen, and beats what you're able to do using only your eyes as a tool, with a magnitude.
  • 0
    Many of my colleagues using 6 monitors , I use 3, with win10. Only thing that slows the wakeup process is the monitor turn on time, not the os. You should check your graphic card driver
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    @Forside I don't so much blame the OS for the problem as I blame it for not helping with a solution. We're stuck at an earlier build of Windows 10 because of McAfee... Yay corporate PCs.

    Update:
    ➖ After some considerable time tinkering with the monitor menus themselves, I have mostly solved the color issues.
    ✔️ DPI scaling fixed by NOT DOING THAT... Why Microsoft defaults that setting to "broken" I don't know.
    ✔️ Make all screens use the same resolution and reboot a lot after setup... Seems to be stablizing some.
    ❌ RAM turns out is a corporate issue... McAfee we're stuck with is sucking a considerable amount down. More tinkering required.

    At the end of the day, I have a tool and I have to make it work. I don't have to like it.
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