Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:42 UTC
Windows Over the past few days, Microsoft has been talking about improvements made to Windows 8 on its 'Building Windows 8' blog at MSDN. Strangely enough, the improvements mentioned were either dealing with the classic desktop, or were demonstrated using the classic desktop - and not the fancy Metro user interface which is supposed to be Windows 8's big new thing. Today's post finally gives a little more detail about how the classic and Metro UI work together, but questions still remain.
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RE[2]: Gates rant
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Gates rant"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Pretty much true. I always thought Gates was referring to different things that were originally meant to be human understandable but now aren't. The registry seemed like a good idea at some point. A central registry for all settings. So all of your programs would be have the same way! But then COM got its hands on it so each com control had to install itself in the registry to let every program that could ever use it could figure out what features it provided.

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