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If people didn't steal other people's ideas we would probably be grunting at each other while sitting naked in the forest.
And? We're above that era...And it only really works if you improve upon the idea too.
    
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Only if it can be combined with other login data types. I'd feel like a badass if to log into my computer required facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, a magnetic card swipe (thank you, POS keyboard), and a password.
AND a sample of your DNA
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Originally Posted by kingsnake2 View Post
Keep in mind that these are only very unconfirmed rumors.

I was hoping for a complete kernal overhaul though.
What are you talking about? Evey single one of those "rumors" can be seen in leaked builds.
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Been running windows installs off bootable CDs and flash drives for years.

Most of the other features range from "meh", to probably annoying enough to make me give up Windows.

Given how nervous the list makes me, it seems like it may give Windows enough of a popularity boost to take back some of Apple's market share.

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but Windows being >$100 at retail. (No, don't go on about student editions, OEMs don't buy those.)
OEMs pay even less. Many even make money by including Windows, as MS pays them.

If market share is at stake, MS will give Windows away.
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I don't see why any of these features would "make Apple nervous"
The title is for page hits only. Given that Apples Mac sales have only been increasing quarter over quarter and PC sales falling, pretty sure Apple doesn't care was MS does. They have done anything innovative with Windows in 10 years.
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Windows does not need to make Apple nervous as Apple have nothing to compare to Windows.
    
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I find it odd that you think the most important improvement they could make is a shorter installation time.
My mistake I missed out a word. Meant decrease in performance.
    
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Windows Explorer will have a ribbon toolbar, just like MS Office
Eww. I can't stand the look of that toolbar. I hope they only make it an option and at least leave us the possibility of the normal view similar to what they did with the start button when they switched from Win2000 to XP.
    
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Most of these "features" are nothing short of deal killers. Now, an improved Task Manager that actually lets you see what the system is doing and what is eating resources - that is something definitely good. But a BSOD that is black instead of blue? It's still a BSOD - but then BSOD is much more rare under Win7 than versions prior. Windows Explorer with ribbon menus? Now that is garbage, proven by the garbage ribbon menus that hog screen space, like in Office or AutoCAD - it makes the user screen so squinty and tiny, wthout adding any redeeming qualities.

Settings on a USB keychain - that will surely go over well in the corporate environment. Most people can't even set up their screens half way to usability, customising like this should allow people to become even more inefficient. Log on screen - if I saw that screen, I'd be formatting the drive and installing Linux.

Tablets? The tablet fad is already passing, and will be pretty dead by the end of this year...
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Most of those things OSX already has eg App Store or are just pointless tweaks... and the rest like a new BSOD? Why would that make Apple nervous lol
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