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QOTW: what are your hopes for Windows 8?

by Parm Mann on 9 December 2011, 16:06

Tags: Windows 8

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Feels like Windows 7 arrived only yesterday, but all signs suggest that Microsoft's next major revision - Windows 8 - will be upon us in 2012.

Many of us have already experienced the developer preview, and many more will be getting their taste of Windows 8 when Microsoft rolls out the first public beta in February.

Whether you're eagerly anticipating the beta, waiting for a full retail release or you're sticking with OS X or Linux, you'll be seeing and hearing a lot more about Windows 8 in the coming months, and the release will inevitably shape the industry for years to come.

We've already had news of support for ARM processors, faster boot times, deeper Xbox Live integration, lower memory consumption, a new task manager, fewer annoying updates, and the proliferation of the ribbon interface, but while the improvements all sound logical, what we really want to know is this; what do you, the users, want to see in Windows 8?

Whether you're a developer, a systems manager, a home user, or a PC gamer, here's your chance to discuss what you'd like to see added, removed or tweaked in the next version of Windows.



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I'll start with the ability to turn off that god-awful Metro interface.

Please :)
A centralised way of dealing with installed apps. Firefox, Java, Adobe stuff, and goodness knows how many other apps having their own update methods, all of which need hand-holding is so 1990!

Proper codec management. It's 2011 for crying out loud. Installing a shoddy codec pack shouldn't be enough to hose the system to the point of needing a reinstall. I still see this on some forums :(
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Proper codec management. It's 2011 for crying out loud. Installing a shoddy codec pack shouldn't be enough to hose the system to the point of needing a reinstall. I still see this on some forums :(

I have had to do this before, took me weeks to figure out what it was as i would just get a complete lock up, not even a blue screen or anything. Cant actually even remember how i eventually did find out but the only thing i could do to fix it was wipe and start from fresh.

I would like to see much better management of large file transfers with the ability to set ‘walk-away’ options before you begin the transfer. Being able to pause would be nice aswell.
Better gaming performance and faster boot times. That's what I want.
A terminal/console that isn't complete crap.