Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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by StephenBeDoper on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ."
StephenBeDoper
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Network center is just an abomination. The sole thing done right in the networking area is that you can finally connect to a wi-fi by clicking the signal icon. Almost all other changes in networking compared to windows XP and before are usability regressions. HomeGroup is nice, but it just seems like a brain-dead and inefficient workaround for network being excessively complex in Vista+.


I couldn't agree more, they actually managed to make something that's convoluted and confusing than network config under even Win9x.

After using Vista and 7 for an extended period, I get what they were going for - it seems that the "Network Center" is an attempt to abstract away the complexity of dealing with individual network adapters, connections, etc. Instead, you have a single generic network connection and Net Center (in theory) handles/hides all the behind-the-scenes complexity.

But IME that abstraction becomes a hindrance because you have to work around it whenever it doesn't work reliably (which was far too often, also IME).

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