Windows 7, What Do You Want?

December 20, 2007 at 10:22 am 2 comments

Windows(r) Vista(r) has charted new territory, but what about Windows 7? It is said that Windows 7 (codenamed Blackcomb, then Vienna, but will probly release under a different name) will need Quad Core computers and other powerful hardware.

So what do you want? Post a comment to say!

I want to see (in no particular order):

* Improve backwords compatibility, with support for programs dating back to Win 95, maybe an additional download?

* If you can’t do the above, improve Virtualition software. And have instructions how to easily install OSes.

* With Internet Explorer some sites render better in IE6 over IE7, an option in the browser to render the page in three of the most likely different ways may help.

* An easy way (maybe use a control panel) to select which programs should start on Start Up.

* Simple UI without the loss of features, like Word 2007 maybe.

* Forget about “looks”, if it makes the overall UI “a lot” nicer have it, but if you lose speed (Aero in Win Vista) over it forget it!

* Stable, as in very few crashes.

* Don’t forget about “power users”, people who like “perfmon”, and other helpful features.

* A way to “pin” any window to the top, not just programs with this feature.

* Have editions like “Home” (stuff you’d use at home), “Business” (stuff you’d use at a business), and “Complete” (every feature).

* Instead of the OS coming with a ton of features that you may not want, and having to uninstall them (eg. Games), have more downloads so you can make it the way you want. 

Other Microsoft Programs:

* Keep enhancing Visual Studio, have options to create skins (like used by Office 2007 XP).

* I love the help feature in Office 2007, it is much better then in Office 2003.

* With the help feture in Office, a way to have the program do it for you would be good (like a “Click Me to Have it Done” button), oposed to the current way that you have to “click here”, then “click there”, then “select that”, then “click OK”.

* I like the simple and useful UI of Live picture viewer, maybe keep as a downloadable add-on.

Well, that is my big list of just about every (good) idea I could think of, without the idea of the USB flame thrower, and microwave…

Please restrain from “hate comments”, but feel free to say what you don’t like and how you think it should be changed (or if you think it should be removed).

Now say YOUR ideas!

–Scotty

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  • 1. wiimahn  |  December 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Among all the things Vista has, nothing annoys me more then the UAC, but the concept of it is very smart, just maybe a better way of displaying it instead of annoying you every time you want to do something Administrative. I would display it once per reboot, and it should only be enabled for things like the internet and installation of applications. Everything else, like the Control Panel, MMC, and other administrative tools, should be left like XP Pro. Now far as things I would like to see, I would like to see better memory management, faster boot times, preferably 10 secs or less, better driver support, and less hard drive occupancy. Vista installs at over 12 GB depending on which version you install. Outrageous! Add Office to the installation of Windows and quit monopolizing on separate software sales! These are just some of the pet-peeves and things that I would like to see, I could list more, but no one wants to read a book, atleast mine that is…As a note, the Longhorn concept back in 2003-4 was quite interesting maybe incorporate some of that.

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  • 2. Scotty  |  December 20, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Good points wiimahn!

    I think the idea to enter a password each time you want to do something administrative came from Linux Ubuntu ( http://www.ubuntu.com ). Yes, this will stop some people from messing up their computer, but some people are smart enough not to mess it up on their own. Just think of all the time you waste on typing in your password!

    If you want to write your book, feel free to. I’ll read it!

    –Scotty

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