Originally Posted by Warmonger
Please explain to a fellow power user, what is exactly locked down for you? You've been asked before, and still haven't responded. I'm curious.
Amen, we need to establish Windows 8 is
better then Windows 7. The UI is just a graphical overlay for the real operating system
. Anyone who says Windows 8 sucks because of the start menu, has no credibility in these threads at all. If it bothers anyone that much, Windows 7 is supported until 2020. There is no reason for people to stoop to elementary levels, and argue over the UI change.
Different is not better.
I'll agree that the code is more efficient, and thus from a programming standpoint you could in fact call it better. The integration of several hugely popular features that historically required third party software is also an improvement. Great!
These are just small parts of the overall OS though. Let's not be Apple
Microsoft sugar coat the issue. A lot of things have been dumbed down or entirely removed due to being "unused"...
Several RDP and UNIX commands and switches were removed. MFU lists don't work properly. Dial up and some DSL connections are now gimped. Wireless ad-hoc networking is no longer possible without registry "hacks" and command line. BSOD is now pretty much worthless without a full dump. Touch input is always active, even if you have no touch enabled devices, and can cause issues with other input devices (wacom tablets). Device manager does not list all items (not limited to hidden items), and the command to unhide hidden items is no longer functional. Applications no longer have control over file protocol. UAC is now considerably more invasive. Windows Backup and Shadow Copy are replaced by the pretty much worthless "File History" feature. Several conflict prompts are no longer present - Windows silently picks the "best" option - which is often not the one you wanted. Network map is gone. While aesthetically pleasing and easier to read, there is a lot of info missing on the new task manager. Several NTFS features are no longer supported.You can no longer run with full privileges without actually running out of the local admin. I'm getting kinda bored of typing so I'll just stop here.
... Dunno bout you Microsoft, but a lot of people still use these features. Yeah, I can get around some of them, and I can live without others, but it does make my computing life just that much more frustrating / time consuming / expensive.
Perhaps I should remove the breaks from Steve Ballmer's Ford Fusion? Having seen the guy I would assume it's safe to say that is an unused feature - removing it will improve gas mileage.
Aaaannnyway, hope this satisfies your (and whoever else apparently asked?) sick desire for long boring lists. Edited by Zero4549 - 11/9/12 at 10:17pm