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How to Improve Windows?

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malebolgia    0

Everything needs improvement including Windows. I personally would love to see a terminal in Windows among other things, but hey that?s just me. So I was wondering what other people would like to see implemented into Windows.

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MR_Candyman    114

a terminal? umm...hate to tell you this, but it'sa got one...

I'd prefer it if it were linux, just with better driver pickup and installation

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Jason    5

the end of rebooting for updates, which Longhorn is going to have I believe.

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Daem0hn    0

i agree with MR_Candyman, windows would be great if micrsoft stopped trying to own the market and put opensource out of business, and instead of spending billions marketting their stuff, spend the money on troubleshooting and debugging, all in all windows would be great if it was like linux, but with better support for drivers and software

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kaptain chump    0

i personally couldnt think of anything else windows could possibly need!

i think they should slim it down to a lean mean operating system and make its reliability the best in the market!

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Daem0hn    0

they should remove the small pauses between code that make it so you cant run XP on a P166, otherwise you could, it is these small pauses that microsoft knowingly puts in that makes us want a better processor, and who do we buy it from, intel, because they have a deal with MS

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ImOnTheGoodFoot    0

step 1. Format C:

step 2. ::HULK SMASH!!!::

step 3. www.apple.com

;)

j/k, I have XP and love it. I'd rather have a Mac but I can't afford one.

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lawtai    3

it'd be nice if we didn't have to reboot for updates, but right now, it only takes about 20 seconds for my computer to reboot, so it's not that big of a deal.

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eth3l    1

okay

step 1. Format C:

step 2. ::HULK SMASH!!!::

step 3. www.apple.com

That was actually funny, even though I am a hardcore PC advocate

"We're here, we're PC - get over it!"

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uniacidz    8

I still reckon a drink holder(not cd rom) is a great idea.

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malebolgia    0
a terminal? umm...hate to tell you this, but it'sa got one...

So Windows has a terminal where you can write fun little programs in along with a compiler?

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JK1150    0
So Windows has a terminal where you can write fun little programs in along with a compiler?

start> run> cmd

you can write files, run programs, etc.

i thought that was an obvious one though

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+Human.Online    8,773

Not really a windows issue, but Instant-on, silent cooling

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Jason    5
Not really a windows issue, but Instant-on, silent cooling

Only solid state hard disk's will solve the instant on I believe.

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+Human.Online    8,773

Not really, by instant I mean VERY quick. Nothing will EVER be 100% instant.

But I get where you're coming from.

So maybe a solid state drive (gig or so) for the OS? Apps etc on normal HD

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Gweedo    0

If it came with a builtin optimizer/tweaker that does all those registry tweaks and other tweaks we do automatically to optimize Windows to run the fastest and smoothest on your computer.

Edit: A lite version would be good too.

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ImOnTheGoodFoot    0
Not really, by instant I mean VERY quick.  Nothing will EVER be 100% instant.

But I get where you're coming from.

So maybe a solid state drive (gig or so) for the OS?  Apps etc on normal HD

Actually, IBM is working on developing true Instant-On. They usually accomplish what they set out to create.

heh... and with it being IBM technology, I wouldn't be suprised if Apple gets it first. mwahaha.

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Nidonocu    1

How about updating -all- the icons? Rather than having just updated and still having half of them looking like they've just come out of Windows 95. u_u

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eth3l    1

Aye!

How about updating -all- the icons? Rather than having just updated and still having half of them looking like they've just come out of Windows 95

Here! here! I think that Windows Icons are for crap! MS should hire foood to design the icons for longhorn!

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mAcOdIn    1

I would like for them to change the entire way the registry works. In fact I want it gone for good.

I want the programs to keep all thier settings in thier respective folders, and not need to be installed.

And I want it like that so I can install my programs as usuall on my hard drive, but run XP from a DVD-R, thus making it nearly impossible to screw up my install.

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Gweedo    0

Not having to install anything would be nice, especially after a reformat of the OS.

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Fonze    0
I would like for them to change the entire way the registry works. In fact I want it gone for good.

I want the programs to keep all thier settings in thier respective folders, and not need to be installed.

And I want it like that so I can install my programs as usuall on my hard drive, but run XP from a DVD-R, thus making it nearly impossible to screw up my install.

instead of removing the registry, they could and might include dynamic folders that are directly tied to the registry. these folders, when moved, renamed, or deleted, would make note to the registry to perform the correct operation to keep the program operational.

ie. if you delete a folder in program files called Symantec. it would completely uninstall all Symantec products along with removing their icons from the start menu

they could do this easily with the new WinFS that they will have in Longhorn

most suggestions i would have are already included in Longhorn :yes: tho, i bet i could come up with afew more if i really thought about it.

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Gweedo    0

Think! We wanna hear!

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CoolShady2002    0

Online crash analysis for the normal application faults would be nice. I guess it would be a gigantic task though, considering the amount of application faults worldwide.

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insurektion    0
I'd prefer it if it were linux, just with better driver pickup and installation

Linux is ghey unless you do server stuff. Photoshop 3D Max and Bryce are better than anything for linux.

edit: games are also fun to play with too. unless you have a Pentium 200 then saty with windows. as far as features; how about improved networking.

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