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Five Things Microsoft Should Fix in Windows 8 to Prevent Another Vista

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    Five Things Microsoft Should Fix in Windows 8 to Prevent Another Vista


    As a Microsoft MVP, a fan of Microsoft in general, and a lover of Windows 7, I have looked forward to Windows 8 with great anticipation. But, the more time goes on, the more concerned I am about just how successful the launch of this OS will be, and I’m not alone. There are many bloggers, analysts, and experts out there who have Microsoft’s best interests at heart, and feel that Windows 8 as it stands today is not ready for prime time.

    Of course, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview we’re using today is a pre-release version that isn’t intended for prime time. But, there’s also a reason Microsoft isn’t calling it a “beta”. Microsoft is still making tweaks and adjustments, but in general the belief is that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is essentially “feature complete”, and the final version will not be much different than what we have now.
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    Agreed


    I agree with his points.

    Nice suggestion by one of the people posting.
    ...
    More fully developed Integrity Check. System File Checker is a relatively simple utility. I would like to see a sophisticated utility that is able to check the default integrity of the MBR, Windows registry, policies, services, ASLR, DEP, SEHOP, WMI, DCOM, CAPI2, Security Center, Firewall, Visual C++, .Net Framework, Oracle Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and other third-party dependencies, etc. This utiility should have the ability to restore all file associations including EXE, COM, BAT, VBS and CMD to default values. Detection of rootkits like Mebroot, Sinowal, etc. should be native to the operating system.
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    That is pretty much what the smarter ones on forums like this have been saying for months.

    No harm in him repeating it, the more often it is said, the better.
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    He say the same thing as me about grouping tiles in a folder, but what he said about the non-possibility for a tablet to join a domain is another Microsoft Windows 8 non sense. I understand they will have a light version similar to Windows 7 starter edition, but tablets need access to a Pro version and the possibility to join a domain. If a Wintel can't join a domain, why not use use Google Apps in a business ? You save on the cost of Microsoft Office, you have access to your email and docs everywhere and you can use an Android tablet too, why not? Microsoft is not the only one in cloud business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    He say the same thing as me about grouping tiles in a folder, but what he said about the non-possibility for a tablet to join a domain is another Microsoft Windows 8 non sense. I understand they will have a light version similar to Windows 7 starter edition, but tablets need access to a Pro version and the possibility to join a domain. If a Wintel can't join a domain, why not use use Google Apps in a business ? You save on the cost of Microsoft Office, you have access to your email and docs everywhere and you can use an Android tablet too, why not? Microsoft is not the only one in cloud business.
    I wonder if that means what I think it means... The Domain system is heavily dependant on the registry, no?
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    What's the point ...


    What's the point of a Windows tablet, if it can't join a Windows network?
    Why would businesses buy them?

    Maybe it only applies to WOA tablets.
    Perhaps they'll only come with "vendor-locked" networks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    What's the point of a Windows tablet, if it can't join a Windows network?
    Why would businesses buy them?

    I own a business and I will have a use for it. In my case a Windows Tablet will be something very useful to bring to a customer’s place instead of a notebook, I use an Android one for now, when I repair a PC in my shop, I have the work order on it, if I'm at a customer place I move my tablet from desk to desk with me, far more friendly to move than a Notebook, I also use the tablet to Google info I need, but in my shop if I use a Windows Tablets, I will need connectivity with my domain.
    Now if only the WOA tablet will not log to a domain I don’t have problem, but if all the tablets can’t do it, better continue to use my Android one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
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    This.
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