|25 Jul 2013||#1|
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Ms Please add Mount ISO's, W7 to Go and W8's security to W7
Open letter to anybody from Ms reading this.
It looks as though there WON'T be an SP2 for Windows 7 -- but if you could add these 3 features to Windows 7 it would enhance the (already good) useability of Windows 7 and probably deflect a lot of criticism away from W8. - You could then concentrate on getting W8 right for your tablets and mobiles while then ensuring a decent DESKTOP upgrade with the NEXT version of Windows (Windows 9 or whatever). I think even a MONKEY could understand that there is a total difference in running "classical desktop applications" and short simple essentially 1-click (or 1-touch) transactional stuff on phones and tablets.
So why not prepare the ground and incorporate these functions from W8 back into Windows 7
1) Mount virtual ISO's -- actually quite useful - more useful than you might imagine -- I know this can be done already with 3rd party apps but this sort of stuff is much better done in the OS.
2) allow a Windows to Go (Windows 7) version for Windows 7 Enterprise -- the W8 to go is about the only thing I use on W8 now !!! very handy for running your own versions of software when using other machines etc - and an EXCELLENT recovery tool as you can install standard Windows applications on it. ( I run VMware on my Windows 8 to go with Windows 7 and XP Virtual machines -- works great with Office 2010 and photoshop CS6 installed on the Windows 7 VM which I can use anywhere !!).
3) Back port the W8 security system to Windows 7 -- it's much better built in to the kernel and it's a development anyway from MSE -- would save you having TWO development teams till 2020 (end of support for Windows 7).
I see IE11 is going to be made available for Windows 7 - so Ms obviously knows that a big switch to W8 for corporates is JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. (There also hasn't been any Enterprise W8.1 version announcement either).
C'mon Ms -- admit you've hosed this one up - companies often do make mistakes --that's not a problem - but persisting with what is obviously a flawed product is just BOVINE.
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