Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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RE: XP64 == XP
by rhy7s on Sat 12th Jun 2010 21:32 UTC in reply to "XP64 == XP"
rhy7s
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2008-08-04

The Control Panel in Windows 7 looks like someone puked code onto a GUI. There's no organisation to it, and virtually impossible to find anything without using the search feature.


I find I prefer the search but that may be because I know what I'm searching for. However icon view instead of category view in the Control Panel can be easier to get around from a point-and-click perspective, as can GodMode http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=windows+7+godmode

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RE[2]: XP64 == XP
by phoenix on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE: XP64 == XP"
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2005-07-11

Yes, search is a nice addition, but it's really only useful if you know what to search for.

However, the search field should not become the primary access method. The fact that it has, for a lot of people, just goes to show how poor the organisation of the Control Panel really is.

A well organised control panel would not need a search field. Having one would be a bonus.

MS devs really need to take some time and look at how KDE's System Settings works and how MacOS X' preferences folder thingy (what is it called?) works. And then come up with something similar.

The current path is a dead end.

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