snag - 9:58 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: bill at 12:24 am (utc) on Jun 11, 2010]
j_rad, I noticed you didn't actually answer my challenge - go ahead, I'm waiting to see you rattle off that big ol list of awesome productivity-maximizing features that are in windows 7 and not in the other windows they released 2 years before that. I'm sure it'll be well worth the hundreds to thousands it will cost per user for an organization to 'upgrade'.
Adding to the point I already made about how MS loves to move and rename things for no reason, here are other reasons windows 7 is crap:
1. There is still a black screen during boot up. This is pathetic. Is it locked up? Who knows, just sit there and wait.
2. No significant improvement to boot time
3. The new launcher bar is a cross between a poor man's mac, a bad disney cartoon and fisher-price toys. It's great unless you're older than 5.
4. You can't upgrade from xp
5. They still have the ridiculous confirmation crap that xp SP2 introduced. No added security, but lots of extra annoying clicks for the user
6. Homegroups are terribly implemented, and windows 7 boxes have a ton of problems networking with xp boxes in a p2p/domainless environment
7. IE 8 is a terrible browser, and it's still integrated into the OS. No security problems there.
8. backwards compatibility issues
Your comment aside, everyone knows about linux. My complaints are not as a user, but as an IT admin who has to support MS crap, and has for 15 years. I'm a slave to the install base, and am in a far better position than most to judge what works on the desktop.
[edit reason] see sticky mail [/edit]
[edited by: bill at 12:24 am (utc) on Jun 11, 2010]