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Submission + - The Fundamental Design Fault of Windows Vista

ShooterNeo writes: In their haste to clone features from Apple, and to add new useless features to lure in users, Microsoft forgot why their operating system has economic value in the first place.

First, the delays. There is no technical reason why an operating system cannot respond essentially instantaneously to user input on any computer hardware newer than 2000. It is feasible, using vector graphics, to make control panels, menus, file directories, and other common tasks respond to user input in under 100 milliseconds. An operating system designed for productivity would do this.

Second, Windows has always been valuble because of backwards compatibility. Choosing to mostly give up this goal in Vista destroys the value of windows. Microsoft should support backwards compatibility for any application ever created. A virtual machine that uses a copy of the actual version of windows or DOS the application was written for would make this goal feasible.

User Access Control is yet another collosal blunder. Microsoft should have used virtualization to maintain backwards compatibility and to prevent malicious applications from causing real damage.

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The Fundamental Design Fault of Windows Vista

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