the ability to mount iso files is a must. i really thought (well, at least hoped) that they would have introduced it in win 7. Maybe in sp1 or sp2? we can only hope
"Real-time" qualification...What do you want to see in windows 8? I would like to see a new kinda 3D desktop (You know the one where they have 4 desktops and you can switch between them ) and ofcourse a new layout. What would you like to see?
I don't think they're gonna put a torrent integration in it microsoft are strongly against using torrents.
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.
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.
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 canâ??t work with that)
4. No support for Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows XP software (letâ??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 NTFSâ?¦.WinFS (Please!)
7. Plug and Play strings: Keep the cryptic stuff for developers etc. But put a better human readable description so you donâ??t have to search the web for: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_95C5&SUBSYS_03421028&REV_00. The description â??ATI Radeonâ? 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!
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.