Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2007 14:24 UTC
Windows "All promised features were cut from Vista." This is a commonly heard complaint about Windows Vista on the internet. While there certainly is a lot to complain about when it comes to Windows Vista, the mythical 'cancelled features' certainly is not one of them. Let me explain why.
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Dormant technoligies
by pupdawg on Sun 16th Dec 2007 16:12 UTC
pupdawg
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2006-04-03

How about the cinematic user experience. The fun WPF based sidebar with animated media player controls(we get an crappy dhtml based sidebar thrown together, and no one uses or develops for it). People expected Longhorn to be released resembling at least a little of the concepts that they showed publicly from 2003 on, and Vista does not. Global contacts integration...Vista's little contacts folder is a complete joke and completely useless. WinFS promised a lot in terms of file management and meta data.

Vista has all the promised technologies (minis WinFS) but they are dormant and hardly used.

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RE: Dormant technoligies
by casuto on Sun 16th Dec 2007 16:19 in reply to "Dormant technoligies"
casuto Member since:
2007-02-27

WinFS promised a lot in terms of file management and meta data.


Windows Search supports meta data for all files and documents.

Edited 2007-12-16 16:20

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RE[2]: Dormant technoligies
by pupdawg on Sun 16th Dec 2007 16:47 in reply to "RE: Dormant technoligies"
pupdawg Member since:
2006-04-03

It's true but WinFS had promised more power then Windows Search but the early alphas of WinFS were extremely slow and buggy so I never really got to see this power.

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