Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC
Windows As you may have seen, David's been taking care of OSNews for a few days because I'm quite busy with work. Still, there's one thing I'd like to talk about: the desktop mode in Windows 8. I wish I could've added this to the first impressions article, but I only arrived at this conclusion yesterday: desktop mode in Windows 8 is Microsoft's equivalent of Mac OS X's Classic mode.
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RE: Mac OS X's Classic mode
by andih on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:42 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X's Classic mode"
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

Must agree with you, how is win7 fantastic? I think it suck in almost every way..
filesystem used
ram usage
configurability
looks and functionality (although much better than xp and vista)
scalability (well not made to be a versatile server.. but still sucks bigtime here)
security
registry (.conf files, yes please)
cost
Built in DRM etc
how installing programs is managed.. (becomes better with new appstore I guess and hope)
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RE[2]: Mac OS X's Classic mode
by WereCatf on Thu 8th Mar 2012 06:56 in reply to "RE: Mac OS X's Classic mode"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

filesystem used


While there are a few filesystems I'd like to be able to use I have to ask you one question here: how does Microsoft's choice of filesystem affect you? Are there some things you cannot do with it but you can do with e.g. ext4? Have you found a performance-regression that no one else is aware of?

Or are you just lambasting it for the sake of lambasting it, without any actual real-world scenario behind it to justify such?

ram usage


Do clarify, what is wrong with Win7's RAM usage?

registry (.conf files, yes please)


Tell that to application developers. There is nothing stopping them from using .conf - files.

Also, are you similarly against e.g. gconf2 which is in practice the same thing as Windows registry?

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