Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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RE: Slow down?
by Neolander on Fri 6th Jan 2012 14:03 UTC in reply to "Slow down?"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I think part of the issue is one of developer attitude. On Linux, software doesn't tend to put itself on boot, reinvent GUI widgets for rubbish reasons, feature speech and blinking ads, etc... nearly as much as on Windows, yet nothing in current package managers prevents it to do so.

Edited 2012-01-06 14:04 UTC

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RE[2]: Slow down?
by bouhko on Fri 6th Jan 2012 15:49 in reply to "RE: Slow down?"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

software doesn't tend to put itself on boot

This is actually the main problem with Windows, all the crap that start at the same time as the OS for no good reason. Usually, when people call me to fix their slow computer, I just remove these apps from the boot (NOT from the computer, just the startup at boot), restart the PC and it's problem solved.,
Sometime the PC is so much f*cked up that I just go for a reinstall, but this is rare.

If Windows would prevent applications to start automatically at boot (at least without the user's consent), this would solve a lot of problems.

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