Monday, August 09, 2004

Windows Still Not Ready For The Desktop

This new article on explains Why Windows Isn't Quite Ready for the Desktop. On the whole, I have to agree with the guy. Personally, I have lots of problems with Window XP:
  1. It is slow. (Although XP does reboot a lot faster than 2k.)
  2. Many key features are full of bugs. (Printing, for example.)
  3. The Registry is a disaster.
  4. It is full of security holes.
  5. Options and settings are apparently laid out at random.
  6. The UI is generally inconsistent.
Obviously, these are general issues and I could write a book on the specifics. Since I don't have time to do that, I'd recommend looking at a copy of Windows XP Annoyances. This little tome weighs in at a svelte 586 pages.


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