Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:39 UTC, submitted by waid0004
Windows An Italian Windows site called "Windowsette" has published some purported secret Microsoft documents outlining some design and strategy plans for Windows 8. The Microsoft Kitchen blog has provided some analysis of the documents. The documents appear genuine, and there's lots of interesting information there.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by WorknMan on Thu 1st Jul 2010 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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If there was one repository then someone will have to manage it and if someone manages it then you're going to have issues arise where updates aren't accepted and propagated in a timely manner. I'd sooner Adobe run their own repository, Microsoft have their own, Apple and so on have their own repositories. They all take care of their own and all the responsibility is on the individual companies involved rather than pushing it off onto a third party whom they cam blame when things go wrong.

The problem with this scenario is that only the 'big boys' would be able to run their own repository. Otherwise, if you've got every Tom, Dick, and Harry running their own, what's to stop them from putting malware in their repository, if they're the ones managing it?

If you sold a computer with no crapware tomorrow you'd have idiots jumping onto this very forum whining that the computer is more expensive and how one could easily uninstall all the crapware if one wanted.

Eh, I don't personally know any tech savvy people who would complain about having to pay a little more for a machine without crapware. But even if people did, the average consumer is never going to know the difference. And for them, whether they realize it or not, the slightly higher cost of the machine will be well worth not having the crapware in the first place (and the headaches that result from it).

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