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 dnstest on Mon 25th Oct 2010 08:00 UTC in reply to "Just a few ideas"
dnstest
Member since:
2006-06-11

You make some good points there, nothing I disagree with. I do a lot of Windows installs...so making up to date install disks is a must for me (unless I want to sit in Windows Update for hours for each install). I loved nLite for XP. In case you haven't heard about it, there is a similar tool for 7 that works great IMO. Gives you many of the same options and lets you unlock all editions on any 7 ISO. The tool is RT Seven Lite @ http://www.rt7lite.com/. It takes quite a bit longer than nLite, because of the decompression and rebuilding process...but it still is a handy tool!

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RE[2]: Just a few ideas
by WorknMan on Tue 26th Oct 2010 00:16 in reply to "RE: Just a few ideas"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yeah, I know about nLite and its ilk. It is one of the 30+ utils that I run. Point is, these utils should really be baked into the OS. IMHO, that would really bring some value-add to Windows 8. Only problem is, these kinds of tools are for power users, and Microsoft (and Apple for that matter) doesn't give a shit about power users.

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RE[3]: Just a few ideas
by dnstest on Tue 26th Oct 2010 09:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Just a few ideas"
dnstest Member since:
2006-06-11

Very true. It doesn't seem like a feature that I could ever imagine being "baked in" to the OS. But I do wonder why Microsoft doesn't have some sort of utility that does these things available for download. A lot of administrators and IT people would make use of such a utility. I am not sure if someone working in a large firm would be allowed to use these 3rd party utilities...I kind of doubt it. I am not sure they are illegal in any way, but I know they may go against the IT policies at big firms. I just run a small computer repair shop...so I don't see anything wrong with using them.

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