Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:01 UTC
Windows "Apple has touted itself as the innovator in OS software; it has suggested that all the new additions in Windows Vista already exist in the most recent Mac OS X, Tiger. Microsoft might take issue with that, but there's no denying that it has struggled somewhat with Vista, which has had features cut and seen a series of delays. To find out what people on the street make of it, we asked our Vista Views panel, made up of ordinary readers, this question: Which feature in Leopard would you like to see in Vista?"
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Sabon
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2005-07-06

The main thing that Windows XP needed and Vista needs is MUCH better virus and spyware security without nagging users. If Microsoft can't figure out how to keep Windows safe then what are those 40,000 MS employees doing?

Security should be job one. But then that would be (falsely) assuming that MS even cares one bit about its customers. Either than or they are enept security wise. It can only be one or the other. Which is it?

The other thing I would change in Windows is the task bar. The fact that you can re-order then like you can on Apple's Dock is amazingly stupid. You can pretty much re-organize everything else in Windows but you can change which order things show up in the task bar (currently running apps) without closing them and then opening them in the order that you want them. Which of course is messed up when explorer (not IE) stops responding and has to restart. Then you get a random order of apps. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

The main thing that Windows XP needed and Vista needs is MUCH better virus and spyware security without nagging users. If Microsoft can't figure out how to keep Windows safe then what are those 40,000 MS employees doing?

Yes, because we all know that all 40,000 MS employees are trained security experts. If you think security isn't job one at Microsoft, you haven't been keeping up. Here's a nice starting point:
http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_howard/default.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/security/

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Umbra Member since:
2006-03-06

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60.000 employees not 40.000 employees :/

Improvements

NASA employees where 18,693 in 2004

The Manhattan Project was 130,000 employees in 1942-1946
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Edited 2006-08-10 00:43

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