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What would you like to see in Windows 8?

  1. #51


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    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64), Windows 8 Enterprise (x64), Windows Server 2012


    Quote Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
    I don't think they're gonna put a torrent integration in it microsoft are strongly against using torrents.
    Only if it is used illegally. Think about this. You need to load 60,000 desktop machines with Windows 8. How do you do it over a weekend.....hummm. Not possible. It is if you use torrent you could update them all over a weekend. Cool don't you think.

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  2. #52


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    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64), Windows 8 Enterprise (x64), Windows Server 2012


    Quote Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
    I would like to see all the different windows settings, tweaks and customization, now spread out all over the place, centralized in one system wide control center.


    Overhaul of much too complicated security settings.
    The easier it is, the less mistakes are made.
    It is here in Windows 7. Create a folder and re-name it:
    AdminMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
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  3. #53


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    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64), Windows 8 Enterprise (x64), Windows Server 2012


    1. Better RDP support (i.e. multiple session, someone already mentioned that)
    2. Better Remote Support of the machine. (More access to the machine while the user is using the machine. Forcing them to log off so you can fix something is ridiculous, *NIX has had this for years!).
    3. Do away with driver letters. I hate that you can only map A-Z. Give use something else. (Yes I know you and use UNC but some software just can’t work with that)
    4. No support for Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows XP software (let’s just move forward)
    5. No XP Mode or Windows 7 Mode, this is just a huge security risk. So Windows 7 has XP Mode, which is a load of Windows XP, however Microsoft is dropping updates and security patches for that OS. So now your Windows 7 machine has a HUGE security hole. UGH!!! Someone dropped the ball on this one. If you are going to have XP Mode then you need to support Windows XP until the END of life of Windows 7. DUH!
    6. No more NTFS….WinFS (Please!)
    7. Plug and Play strings: Keep the cryptic stuff for developers etc. But put a better human readable description so you don’t have to search the web for: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_95C5&SUBSYS_03421028&REV_00. The description “ATI Radeon” is NO help, which card, chip etc. UGH!
    8. Network off loading. Require CPU based Network Cards to off load the networking to the network card where it belongs. This will give a HUGE computer speed boost if the OS never has to see if a packet is for the machine or not. As we have done with Video Cards for years!
    9. Single Edition: While installing it asks you questions to know which version works for you?
    a. Are you going to use this machine solely on a public network?
    i. Is this machine going to be used as a kiosk?
    b. Are you a home user?
    i. Do you have a server?
    1. Do you have a domain?
    c. Are you a small to medium business user?
    i. Do you have a domain?
    d. Are you an Enterprise User?
    e. Etc. etc. etc. (you get the idea)

    In reality it would basically load 1 of 3 versions: A Public Version, A Professional Version, or an Enterprise version. With the correct firewall, security and account settings. You only have 2 types of keys 1 for Enterprise and 1 for the Public and Professional. Keep it simple!
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  4. #54


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    Windows Seven x64


    I would like to see a "Trust List" for UAC so older programs can run without the UAC prompt. But the user has to put in the programs manually.. I will think of more..
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  5. #55


    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100


    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
    Only if it is used illegally. Think about this. You need to load 60,000 desktop machines with Windows 8. How do you do it over a weekend.....hummm. Not possible. It is if you use torrent you could update them all over a weekend. Cool don't you think.
    What exactly do you mean "load 60,000"? Do you mean PC manufacturers or PC users like me? If you mean PC manufacturers then why change something that works well anyways? They dont have a problem pumping out PC's with a new os.
    As for users, let them install it just like the RC of 7.

    Torrents arent the only way. For instance, i got my RC version of Windows 7 in a ISO and burned it to a dvd. And infact, if Microsoft was doing the "loading", they would probably do a clean install, not a install over another os to prevent possible problems.

    Also, since Microsoft is a software giant, i doubt they would want to encourage something that has allowed millions of people to get pirated version of software.

    I might have sounded snotty but that was not my intent; just sharing share my two cents.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100


    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
    1. Better RDP support (i.e. multiple session, someone already mentioned that)
    2. Better Remote Support of the machine. (More access to the machine while the user is using the machine. Forcing them to log off so you can fix something is ridiculous, *NIX has had this for years!).
    3. Do away with driver letters. I hate that you can only map A-Z. Give use something else. (Yes I know you and use UNC but some software just can‚??t work with that)
    4. No support for Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows XP software (let‚??s just move forward)
    5. No XP Mode or Windows 7 Mode, this is just a huge security risk. So Windows 7 has XP Mode, which is a load of Windows XP, however Microsoft is dropping updates and security patches for that OS. So now your Windows 7 machine has a HUGE security hole. UGH!!! Someone dropped the ball on this one. If you are going to have XP Mode then you need to support Windows XP until the END of life of Windows 7. DUH!
    6. No more NTFS‚?¶.WinFS (Please!)
    7. Plug and Play strings: Keep the cryptic stuff for developers etc. But put a better human readable description so you don‚??t have to search the web for: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_95C5&SUBSYS_03421028&REV_00. The description ‚??ATI Radeon‚?Ě is NO help, which card, chip etc. UGH!
    8. Network off loading. Require CPU based Network Cards to off load the networking to the network card where it belongs. This will give a HUGE computer speed boost if the OS never has to see if a packet is for the machine or not. As we have done with Video Cards for years!
    9. Single Edition: While installing it asks you questions to know which version works for you?
    a. Are you going to use this machine solely on a public network?
    i. Is this machine going to be used as a kiosk?
    b. Are you a home user?
    i. Do you have a server?
    1. Do you have a domain?
    c. Are you a small to medium business user?
    i. Do you have a domain?
    d. Are you an Enterprise User?
    e. Etc. etc. etc. (you get the idea)

    In reality it would basically load 1 of 3 versions: A Public Version, A Professional Version, or an Enterprise version. With the correct firewall, security and account settings. You only have 2 types of keys 1 for Enterprise and 1 for the Public and Professional. Keep it simple!
    I love those ideas! Except the ones about ditching older operating system support. I believe forcing someone to make a complete renovation of their current software just to upgrade is not the right thing to do, and in fact, might just be the last straw for some people who have been fed up with MS (vista really annoys the hell out of some people) and decide to try a Mac.
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  7. #57


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    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64), Windows 8 Enterprise (x64), Windows Server 2012


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    What exactly do you mean "load 60,000"? Do you mean PC manufacturers or PC users like me? If you mean PC manufacturers then why change something that works well anyways? They dont have a problem pumping out PC's with a new os.
    As for users, let them install it just like the RC of 7.

    Torrents arent the only way. For instance, i got my RC version of Windows 7 in a ISO and burned it to a dvd. And infact, if Microsoft was doing the "loading", they would probably do a clean install, not a install over another os to prevent possible problems.

    Also, since Microsoft is a software giant, i doubt they would want to encourage something that has allowed millions of people to get pirated version of software.

    I might have sounded snotty but that was not my intent; just sharing share my two cents.
    Scenario: Say you are FedEx and you have 60,000 Windows Vista Machines. Your boss tells you we are doing to shutdown over the weekend. The first time in 10 years. While we are shutdown I want all 60,000 machines loaded with Windows 7. You cannot go to each machine and load Windows 7 from a DVD that would take forever. You cannot push an install because that would take forever. What you could do is setup torrent so that you could load all the machines at the same time. By the nature of torrent all the machines would get a part of the OS and then share it with others so the load time could be done over a long weekend. BTW Microsoft has been looking into this for a while now. So again if you use the technology legally it is a good thing. - All is good and sharing ideas is good too....thanks for your input.
    Last edited by WindowsStar; 07 Jan 2010 at 01:06.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100


    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
    Scenario: Say you are FedEx and you have 60,000 Windows Vista Machines. Your boss tells you we are doing to shutdown over the weekend. The first time in 10 years. While we are shutdown I want all 60,000 machines loaded with Windows 7. You cannot go to each machine and load Windows 7 from a DVD that would take forever. You cannot push an install because that would take forever. What you could do is setup torrent so that you could load all the machines at the same time. By the nature of torrent all the machines would get a part of the OS and then share it with others so the load time could be done over a long weekend. BTW Microsoft has been looking into this for a while now. So again if you use the technology legally it is a good thing. - All is good and sharing ideas is good too....thanks for your input.
    Your right, in the right situations, having a built in torrent system would be great for large businesses. I can see where your coming from, but i still cant get over the idea of presenting millions of windows users with the direct access to large amounts of pirated content. In your post you said "if you use the technology legally it is a good thing" and in my mind, that is a very, very big "if" when almost everyone computer savy enough to, has, in fact, downloaded illegal content from torrents or other sources. BUT lets say that MS's built in torrent system connects ONLY to their own server, and that server is not publicly available for uploads, then it would be great! All of what you mentioned; quick and convenient, would be there without the illegal aspects. The perfect solution.

    I appreciate you taking the time to clear up my concern.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I would like to see curtains and blinds maybe even a rug and a wood burner
    Nah but seriously id like to see the little things that we all... well most of us like but have to go 3rd party to get... i.e windows blinds and object dock... just those little things we have to hack and add..... just allow us to customise how we have our desktop without the risk if some hack that might corrupt our system or some 3rd party dock you have to pay millions to use ect ect.... well i think you get the idea and im sure there are many more other things that can be implemented like the snip-it tool in 7 so on and so forth

    Edit aha!!! hold on what about next time just the OS without all the added extras.... just add a second disc with the optional extras to pre load????
    Last edited by ripbox; 07 Jan 2010 at 18:53.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    A keyboard viewer, and easy access to comon symbols like ˙≈√ł √© , eta as seen below
    btw the pressed keys on the first screenshot = PrntScreen with more features
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