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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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I'm not sure I buy performance as the reason for the registry, or a monolithic binary configuration store like it. Unix ran on those same slow platforms and managed to get by with text config files, as it mostly still does. VMS did, too, IIRC.

I suspect something more sinister was afoot....

Or maybe just stupid.

I don't like the XML trend these days, but even XML, like other text files, has one thing that the Registry does not: Comments.

Edited 2010-01-23 03:35 UTC

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