Linked by Adam S on Thu 10th Jul 2008 16:58 UTC
Windows has an interesting artcile on 20 things Windows 7 MUST include (their emphasis, not mine). They begin "Despite its enhanced security, improved CPU scheduler and excellent stability, it's still the flawed gem in many critics' eyes. But can Microsoft win back the XP crowd with its upcoming Windows 7 offering? The fact is, they have to." My Take: Not sure I agree with them all -- do home users really care about WinFS? -- but some, like home user licensing and simpler management of startup items would be really compelling features for upgraders.
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RE: Gaming Mode
by stabbyjones on Thu 10th Jul 2008 23:53 UTC in reply to "Gaming Mode"
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most of this is already done somewhat in vista and sometimes earlier...

aero turns off when you load up games. that's at least partly a game mode. it ran games for me just as well as xp.

you can already customise a windows iso with nlite etc and as long as IE and WMP engines aren't required in the base install then that will be enough.

winfs... hahaha

IE8 standards compliance by default.

microsoft toolbox? sounds like turning windows update into synaptic.

i've never used the vista imaging myself but i've been told it's pretty good at deployment.

if msconfig is daunting (tickboxes next to each item) then you really shouldn't be running it.

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