Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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Windows' Registry is a 'Best Feature' ??
by Harky on Mon 12th Jan 2004 18:12 UTC

Somebody must be kidding me, right? That's the worst thing that has come out of Redmond. The intention was good, but the implementation is ugly, unmanageable, fragile, too much overhead required to the benefits, ... I could go on and on.

Even Microsoft acknowledge on this: their new developpement platform (aka .NET) is reverting to file config has it always been.

Don't key me wrong though: the Registry has it's utility, but not something we wish to 'keep' in new OSes... please no!