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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.. that are so easy to fuck up beyond repair that the only way to fix them is to reinstall or reset.

Making them harder to fuck up obviously is not a solution MS is contemplating.

My sentiments exactly.. they keep adding tools to clean up after their crap solutions.. instead of fixing their terrible mess.. but that would break backwards compatibility! Imagine if their customers couldn't run their windows 3.1 software on windows 8 .. !! oh the horror!

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lucas_maximus Member since:

There are tools, it is called MSCONFIG, and has been there for the last 10 years at least.

Don't make uninformed statements about Windows.

At least Windows has backwards compatibility (and forward), try installing the latest Firefox on Ubuntu 4.04 ... good luck.

Firefox should even work on Win2000 (which has a higher install base for desktop than Linux).

Edited 2012-01-07 17:54 UTC

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