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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1) There is a myth that putting all the configuration files into one windows registry will make things faster. However, they never expect registry to grow to hundreds of megabytes and take up system resources.

2) A corrupted windows registry will cause boot up failure.

3) It is easier to launch Malwares with windows registry since it didn't have any good protection. Registry is the weakest link in system security.
Malware attack your registry and your system will not boot up.

4) Uninstaller usually forgot to remove the entries in the registry and force people to use registry cleaner to clean up.

5) People use to copy the aplication to a folder just to install the application (no installer required). Registry make installation complicate.

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