Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Oct 2010 23:00 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Microsoft Netherlands published a news story on their website on Friday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Windows 7. Nothing surprising there one would think, except for the fact that the last paragraph of the article gave an outlook at the future, revealing the Windows 8 release date.
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RE: Just a few ideas
by Elv13 on Mon 25th Oct 2010 04:09 UTC in reply to "Just a few ideas"
Elv13
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2006-06-12

The "up" button have been replaced by the interactive path, it is much better if you want my opinion. As for the SSH client, why do you expect that, why would they do one? The whole point of PowerShell and the new microsoft effort to comeback in scripting is to be better than Unix. They will not include an utility and say "well, you can at least connect to something better now". As for truely integration SSH feature in Windows (painless remote Windows, quick file transfer, remote browsing) well, it is there (RDP, LiveMessenger), but it is nowhere near as integrated as SSH can be in Konqueror or using SSHfs. They should fix that instead of adding an ssh client.

As for codecs, archive format and all that, it is patented, and Microsoft is an easy target. Most business fear to directly attack the FLOSS communoty (notable exeption include Oracle and [s] formerly[/s] Microsoft). The collateral damage 300 000 geeks can do to an image is massive. But suing Microsoft is just a nice way to make money.

What I want to see in Windows 8 is a Windows store with strict UI guideline for apps approval. The consistency in Windows is a total disaster, and it is the only way to force pseudo artistic developers to conform for the food of everybody. Mac OSX and KDE done it well until now, but Apple is now in a long transition to iOS guidelines for the desktop, so expect a mess sooner than later.

Edited 2010-10-25 04:15 UTC

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RE[2]: Just a few ideas
by Hans Otten on Mon 25th Oct 2010 08:03 in reply to "RE: Just a few ideas"
Hans Otten Member since:
2009-12-24

I wanted the uplink also in the beginning. But I can live (and miss those now on XP!) now with the breadcrummbs and the backlink and the folder menu to get where I want. Do tell explorer to expand folders!

But yea, have a arrow button extra would be fine.

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