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 mightshade on Sat 7th Jan 2012 03:46 UTC in reply to "Slow down?"
mightshade
Member since:
2008-11-20

... and get rid of that mess called the registry

A central configuration database actually has quite some benefits. I consider it one of the last places that need to be redesigned.

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RE[2]: Slow down?
by Alfman on Sat 7th Jan 2012 03:58 in reply to "RE: Slow down?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

mightshade,

"A central configuration database actually has quite some benefits. I consider it one of the last places that need to be redesigned."

You've got some nerve saying that out loud, man ;)

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RE[3]: Slow down?
by Neolander on Sat 7th Jan 2012 07:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow down?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Especially considering that non-Windows OSs have had central configuration databases for a long time without needing anything like the Windows Registry.

Consider /etc and .xxx home subdirectories on Unices, as an example.

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RE[3]: Slow down?
by mightshade on Sat 7th Jan 2012 12:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow down?"
mightshade Member since:
2008-11-20

:) I know. I think I'm just tired of reading "... and let's put everything in various text files in various directories instead!" (which usually follows in the next sentence), like this was some inherently better approach. Both have pros and cons, and neither is a "mess".

Edited 2012-01-07 12:17 UTC

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