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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

09 Aug 2010   #1891
pjvex386

 

I use Windows, always was indifferent to it... Was a Linux snob a little.... But 7. I don't know if it is subconscious because they pre-released it for beta, but it has got a flow, a non-specific feeling of quality, and in my opinion, that maybe MS this time, put thought into making the best OS for people beyond those who don't know or don't care to learn what the control panel is or does.

Of course, I know open source is for communists, but I never thought MS encouraged people to learn how to make the most out of a tool which is there OS...

To support my sentiments, I'll just finish with my favorite quote on the matter....

"Give a man a fish, he eats for a day.... teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime." But unfortunately, the share price in fish accordingly plummet.

People/knowledge/empowerment vs. corporate/capitalistic avarice.

I am a fan of both, so I certainly don't sleep at night.


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09 Aug 2010   #1892
bjclark

Windows 7
 
 

I have had a couple of problems with dead icons in the "Games" folder. I couldn't delete, change, or move them, and had to go into the registry to remove them. Scary...
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09 Aug 2010   #1893
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
I wonder why you bothered to install Seven, you obviously want an 98/XP/VISTA.SEVEN OS, I'm sure if you ask M$ nicely they'll knock one up for you, after all such a special customer as yourself they'll drop everything, one month, you haven't broke the suface yet, and your on your soapbox.
This is a negative thread. Please play nice. It's my soapbox too.
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@periboob - I agree about the reg edits- and most of what you said in your "Long" post, were good and valid points.

I don't like libraries either. Most of the solutions I have seen simply hide them. I don't WANT to get used to them.There needs to be an easy way to make them totaly go away for people who would rather not have them. One that does not involve reg edits. Not only are they something I dont want or need, and an annoyance (To me), There is something just plain scary about something that snoops across my hard drive(s) and delivers a list of filies in one "Convenient" place. Big brother anyone? (I have indexing turned off too. I'll wait a few more seconds for a search.)

I don't have anything to hide; and lets face it, if some entity wanted info off a hard drive connected to the internet, they can still get it. I like my privacy though. Lets not make things TO easy. Don't get me wrong.... Just because i'm paranoid dosn't mean everyone has to be also. I'm not saying get rid of libraries, Just make them easy to get rid of for people who don't want or need them. I too, do not lose files on my hard drive, and like the way I have things organized. I rather resent someone "helping". (Although I DO realize there are people out there that appreciate the help.)

Summary:
1.To many reg edits that need to be a menu option in the GUI.
2. Keep libraries for those that like them, but make them easy to get rid of, (Totaly gone. Not just hidden.) for those that don't want or need them.

I'll step down for now... anyone else want up here?
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12 Aug 2010   #1894
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

The few probs i did find has been fixed by the Beta of SP1 i am using
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13 Aug 2010   #1895
typ911411and718

windows 7 | Vista
 
 

HA....i'll wait till "SP" 7 comes out....LOL....maybe they'll call it...Windows WMATSOB (we're moving at the speed of boring)... maybe then MS would be at the level of simplicity as Apple and the level of flexibility as Linux.




......NAH.....
that'll be impossible...cause their motto is and always will be "one step forward and two steps back"
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13 Aug 2010   #1896
jp2code

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This is a Vista & 7 dislike (I skipped Vista): On Recording Devices, the Stereo Mix or sound card is no longer allowed to record audio. I am certain Microsoft gave in to the Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property arguments, but not everyone wanted these features to pirate software.

i-Sound Recorder for Windows 7 will allow me to work around this, but I hate adding third party tools. Also, I still can't capture the Visual Studio applications that I create to provide demos with sound to my end users.
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13 Aug 2010   #1897
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
This is a Vista & 7 dislike (I skipped Vista): On Recording Devices, the Stereo Mix or sound card is no longer allowed to record audio. I am certain Microsoft gave in to the Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property arguments....
Nope you are wrong. I have StereoMix on my card. It is up to the manufactures to implement it into there drivers. Microsoft does not block it.
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13 Aug 2010   #1898
jp2code

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Nope you are wrong. I have StereoMix on my card. It is up to the manufactures to implement it into there drivers. Microsoft does not block it.
I'm not 100% sure I believe this, but I'll go with it since I can't prove the contrary on your system.

So most older PCs, that were built prior to Win7, would likely not be able to support this.

Correct?

When shopping for a new PC (not this year, of course), is there a way to verify that StereoMix is supported on them?
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13 Aug 2010   #1899
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Any REAL sound card like someting from m-audio or anything like that has full in/out/mix/monitor recording. Built-in audio is fine for beeps and boops and maybe listening to mp3s but if you care about actually recording audio or making music you'll be getting a real sound device anyway anyway. I'm not sure that any motherboards come with any decent audio built in. I do believe that such devices were pressured into not supporting monitor/mix recording actually. But there is NO WAY they can get away with that wholesale as PCs for DAW work would completely die.

If you can get your hands on a demo model you can try going into the control panel or audio settings and rying it out maybe, playing the built in music "sample" files and using the built in sound recorder... But if audio recording is important, buy a cheap Delta 44 or something and be golden.
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13 Aug 2010   #1900
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just to state that that my audio is a simple on-board realtek chip and I have "what you hear" as an input device - though it is a hidden device by default
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