Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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Developers trying to cater to iTards by adding custom skins

Oh god yes, please make skinning die. No people, you can't fix your applications fundamentally broken UI by adding skinning.

Why not just have the config files in the program directory

Because you wouldn't want any Joe user write to the program directory. There's no reason this config file can't be stored in the user profile though. Registry must die.

There needs to be a unified system that all apps use to announce that there's an update, so I can have ONE notification alert every week or so to let me know that some of my programs need updating.

Dude, you're on Windows. Bite the bullet ;)

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