Intel driver refuses to install, refers me back to the vendor, i.e. microsoft.
And omFg what a shirtshow is the microsoft webpage, they’re calling the latest surface also the surface pro, not surface pro4/5/6/7/etc, I can’t find drivers to save my life. There is a “Surface” app in the store, that just links to the ms website. Registered my device with microsoft, only to be met with the message that my device is out of warranty and a link to the nearest microsoft store, no drivers, forums, nothing.
Regardless, I tried the updates for the “Surface Pro”, only to be met with the insult of “this is not a surface laptop”.
So I went into the device manager, uninstalled the intel HD400, restarted, driver got reinstalled magically and presto, Rhino 6 works like a dream again. What the fricking heck ?
Remember me asking about a linux port ?
I know, I know, you’re not considering it, but please consider it as a long term goal.
I will gladly trade Microsoft’s opaque mediocrity and general ineptitude for the jungle that is linux. I much rather hack a path for myself than be sent down wrong paths in a maze.
“yeah, but corporate clients [etc]” ,
have you seen a current corporate setup of late ? They’re vmware clients ffs, for mail and office work. I sat in meetings with adesk reps that seriously suggested running revit on a virtual machine.
My point is corporate IT has lost the plot and I can only see this situation imploding hard and I can easily see microsoft going the way of Novell.
If I was a dev, I would seriously consider being as platform agnostic as is humanly possible.