Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Windows Last week we talked about what Linux (well, okay, X) could learn from Windows Vista and Windows 7, focusing on the graphics stack. A short article over at TechWorld lists seven things Windows 7 should learn from the Linux world. Some of them are spot-on, a few are nonsensical, and of course, and I'm sure you have a few to add too.
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RE: What I find missing in Windows
by waid0004 on Wed 19th Aug 2009 19:04 UTC in reply to "What I find missing in Windows"
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I agree with items 1-9, with the addition of my own.

10. Do not treat users as criminals. The only people that activation stops are normal users, the determined will always find a way around protection (ask Apple about Hackintoshes).

11. If item 10 is not reasonable, at least provide security updates to the non-activated. This would make the Internet better for everyone. Upgrading IE 6 to 7 should also be included

12. Actually implement POSIX correctly, fully and without fanfare.

13. Allow the user to configure the gui to allow any window to stay on top (other than Task Manager). Most window managers allow this.

14. Like others have said, move to a case sensitive file system. While you're at it, make it not fragment.

15. Create or sponsor some sort of online repository for trusted .NET apps. This doesn't necessarily have to be run by Microsoft or be a store.

15. Depreciate all of Win32 for modern APIs (like .NET) until no major application uses it, then remove it. Painful, but Win32 needs to die.

16. Put Midori on the fast track to be what replaces windows 7.


Not everyone that uses Linux uses it because they're raving GNU zealots. Some base their decisions on technical merit as their first priority.

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