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Windows 7: Top Features Absent From Windows 7


01 Feb 2011   #11

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
If you need "Steady State" type of stuff IMO the obvious way to do it is with Virtual Machines where you can allow everything to work in "simulation" mode but you don't actually update any of the relevant disks.

These days current hardware is MORE than capable of suppoting large numbers of Virtual Machines.

Other than that the report really is a waste of time -- Applications already can be made fairly seamlessly if people would stick to the standard published interfaces but people often cheat especially when developing gaming software since they want to squeeze the largest possible piece of performance out of the hardware - which means bypassing the OS and writing to the hardware's firmware directly.

Cheers
jimbo

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01 Feb 2011   #12

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

The last 3 features dont make sense...
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01 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You got that one correct! "Update Drivers"? Give me a break! Any support site is all you need.

The Dell updater is for Dell not my HP?, Gateway?, or.... And the3rd AppSnap is easily replaced with the Secunia Personal Software Inspector.
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01 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
That report was the suckyist piece of junk writing I've ever seen! There was no content, half of his "missing" features were third-party software/driver updaters that Microsoft doesn't even own, let alone has ever included in Windows. Even his information is wrong, you don't have to supply your own drivers for the device manager, just right click on them and click the update button, if the system recognizes them it will automatically download the drivers for it. Sheesh.
This. That whole report was just garbage put together to try to get attention.

You should remove the link so no one else has to suffer through that.

~Lordbob
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01 Feb 2011   #15

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
That report was the suckyist piece of junk writing I've ever seen!

It's definitely up there in the rubbish 'article' stakes.
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01 Feb 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

As I was saying before it's not one of the usual news sources for me. A far better look while not the best source for a review on 7's features is seen at Windows 7's Best Underhyped Features
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01 Feb 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
If you have the "latest and greatest"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
If you need "Steady State" type of stuff IMO the obvious way to do it is with Virtual Machines where you can allow everything to work in "simulation" mode but you don't actually update any of the relevant disks.

These days current hardware is MORE than capable of suppoting large numbers of Virtual Machines.
That's alright if you have "latest and greatest" hardware.

The IT Admin used SteadyState on the PCs at my last job.
The machines had 4 GB HDDs and 256 MB of RAM!
No chance of running an XP VM on those PCs.
I don't know how they were able to run XP and Office.

Re-imaging takes time.
At my TAFE they use some stupid torrent system (for class files and system images).
It took literally an hour to re-image 20 PCs!
People whine about Windows taking longer than 30 seconds to boot, so you can imagine how loud the the howling was that day.
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01 Feb 2011   #18

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It's definitely up there in the rubbish 'article' stakes.
Consider the media that have posted it, InformationWeek. They tend to be anti-Microsoft, pro-Linux, or anything not Microsoft....

The only thing I missed in Windows 7 is the blinking network icon in the task bar. I am not sure what MS was thinking by disabling the animation...
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01 Feb 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You have to right click on the taskbar or Start button for properties and go into the notification area to show the network icon. It still looks close to what was seen in XP, Vista shapwise. It's now simply hidden from view by default.
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02 Feb 2011   #20

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Night Hawk, i think that Cr00zng meant that the xp network system tray icon-thingy used to animate to let you know when there was some activity.
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