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#1 Razor VinT

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:02 PM

In December 2006, Microsoft requested feedback from a select group of invitees regarding what they would like to see fixed, changed and/or added to future Windows builds. The Windows team got an earful: Nearly 800 new feature requests, another 560-plus change requests and almost 400 defects.

Among some of the more interesting items on the honed feedback-request list:

* Integrated antivirus
* Inclusion of a completely vector-based graphical-user interface
* Multi-session Remote Desktop
* Session-restore feature for Internet Explorer 7
* Capability for other Windows PCs to act as Media Center Extenders
* ISO/BIN system-image support
* Download manager for Internet Explorer
* Replace error ID number with plain language explanation

A number of the items on the list of 70 possible futures have to do with improving the fit and finish of Windows, such as allowing reordering of Taskbar Buttons, applying the Aero user-interface look and feel consistently throughout the operating system; and including more desktop themes.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:46 PM

* Integrated bluetooth?
* Integrated anti-virus would be nice, yes. Hell, they have everything but. But, I guarantee you that it won't happen. *anti-trust*
* More themes, yes.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:13 PM

* Original Longhorn style themes (with animation).
* No more uxtheme patching <_<
* iPhone and Surface style multi-touch technology for tablet PC.

Edited by TituFama, 13 July 2007 - 06:16 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:54 PM

maybe mac files support
integrated movie screen capture
compatible with surface if they come out in shops
full compatibility (unlike vista :angry: :cry: )

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:53 PM

* Improved gaming performance.

Vista sucks in gaming. I still have XP as dual boot for my DirectX 9 games.

#6 thoosje


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Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:26 PM

what about speed and stability

( not responding ) , Has stopped working

and what about removing user acount control the most anoying feature off them all,

netframework istn helping either for windows even vb6 aplications are faster then C# and all other
.net aplications, they should kinda fix that to

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:31 PM

:D * Replace error ID number with plain language explanation

my favorite.

because i don't speak DOS.

#8 Frylock86


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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:09 AM

* No more uxtheme patching <_<


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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:17 AM

- Integrated Eye-candy such as 3D desktop and wobbly windows (Possible with DWM)
- Support for integration of Linux bootloaders (GRUB)
- Support for viewing Linux filesystems
- Graphical OS selection screen
- Support for 3rd party themes
- Sizable thumbnails in taskbar
- Auto-hide Windows Sidebar
- Fully integrated Firefox
- WMP with support for all codecs
- Ability to select which components to install during OS setup (vLite)
- Integrated RAM caching
- No more need to defrag the Hard Drive

I know maybe half of these will never happen, but one can dream... :)

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:39 AM

*I would love if they completely trashed Internet Explorer
*Replace IE and Windows Live Mail/Outlook with Thunderbird and Firefox
*The ability to permantely uninstall microsoft components
* Capability for other Windows PCs to act as Media Center Extenders
Thats always nice^
*make Paint almost like Photoshop or atleast have .PSD or more support for image files
Integrate Spyware Protection/Antivirus
Ditch uxtheme
on screen touch keyboard

Edited by winmatrix2007, 14 July 2007 - 02:45 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:40 AM

Well I was about to say WMP with all codecs..!
Internet explorer with all session stuffs and better addons support within it..!
Agreed with no UXtheme patch...!
Integrated antivirus is good but dont tell me that is going to be LiveOnecare :lol:
Integrated dock....!
Include a powertoy or like some tweak stuff to change many features...!

Edited by idawn, 14 July 2007 - 02:42 AM.

#12 Dr. Doom

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

- start over, the NT kernel is a little bit old if you ask me
- make it impossible to install on current pc configurations (if you want new software, buy new hardware, get rid of that 10 years old piece of shit you call computer)
- add PROFESSIONAL audio/video/photo software
- it should be on a HD data disc
- integrate Word/Excel/PowerPiont Viewers into the OS
- make a better protection for "normal" people (UAC is annoying)
- make it look good (Longhorn Concept was good, only a moron is able to remove it...)
- give it a good name, don't make the same mistake twice, "Longhorn" sounds thousend times better than "Vista", Bill... my friend... WTF is wrong with you? If the next version of windows is codenamed "Windows Seven" and you put a stupid name like "Windows Vienna" don't wonder if nobody buy it... Call it "Windows Revolution" or anything more powerfull than the codename...
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#13 odd


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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

no more need to defrag hard drive
i read somewhere about that but it still defrags, if a piece of a program is lost,it searches for it,and defrags it into the same place automatically

uses 256mb ram unfortunately but it will be better in maybe 5 years
on screen touch keyboard

mmmmmmm surface???? or a touch screen
not anybody has that
Include a power toy or like some tweak stuff to change many features...!

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx ( xp only)

animated boot screen (if possible)
animated logon (possible ,was in longhorn)

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:15 AM

1) ONLY TWO VERSIONS OF THE OS!!!!! Home and Business

2) More games to play with!

3) Windows Live software integrated in.


5) Add/Remove like Linux

6) Fix up Internet Explorer more (No. I would not like any Mozilla engine based browser being the default browser for many of reasons.)

7) Make the development software free or give users a standard developing tool.

8) Alarm clock added to the Time/Date

9) Online Movie and Music subscription service in Windows Media Player.

10) A Texas Instruments like calculator!!!!

11) Add OpenOffice or give users the Student's and Teacher's office edition for free.

12) That's it! I'm not getting paid so why should I give them ideas to get rich off of.

Edited by yanike, 14 July 2007 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:36 PM

- A new GUI
- Get rid off Aero
- Better performance


#16 ShamusHand


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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:50 PM

- A new GUI
- Get rid off Aero
- Better performance


Wow, good job, 1 and 2 are the same thing... :P
I would disagree with what you said about performance. Like Dr. Doom said, if your machine can't handle Vista, then it probably a ten-year-old piece of steaming, flaming, diarrhea-y crap (Lol I just had to say that). So please, everyone, quit picking on Vista just because (s)he's the new kid! :lol:

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:53 PM

Why not try a new whay of gui/desktop like altimit or altimit mine os, with animated icons background sound runing softly, and easy on hardware, more compatibilities, fast updates, cheap os at last and dont f0k1nkg disable thigs like EAX, or Direct3D, because of that i can only use 2 of the my 5 speakers.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:06 PM

Back of Longhorn!
Vista is nothing like what the early Longhorn 4xxx builds we were shown.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:26 PM

@ Dr.Doom

I thought Microsoft said that they restarted the old Windows kernel and rebuilt it from the ground up?

Ugh, I guess not.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:07 PM

Indeed. 'Twould be much appreciated if we could get Windows Longhorn back. I'm fairly certain that even the Vista zealots will have to agree that Longhorn was still superior feature-wise, versus Vista.

My only real gripe was the Plex interface and some minor details.

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