Windows 7 – what it’s missing
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that today was the release of Microsoft’s latest operating system version, Windows 7.
So, everyone else has their own ideas of what’s missing in Windows 7, here’s my list, and it’s not the same petty focus that everyone else seems to have. Mine is based on what I want, rather than what’s remotely close to being reasonably achievable.
- Media Center devices to provide support for DirecTV.
- Trimmable transparent screen overlays supporting multi-touch input.
- IPv6 support from my home ISP.
- A web browser that opens quickly enough that I don’t forget what I was about to browse to.
- A tool to answer “why is the system so slow right now?” – especially on those occasions when the CPU is not being over-taxed.
- A free Zune HD. (Why not, since I’m dreaming here.)
- Simple facilities to allow electronic commerce to operate on ‘zero knowledge’ principles, so that I would share my credit card account number only with my credit card provider, rather than with every merchant I might do business with. (Maybe Infocard or something like it could come close to fulfilling this wish)
- An “Expert” mode, where menus are visible, files and file extensions are not hidden in Explorer. (For that matter, file extensions should not be hidden in Explorer. Ever.)
- MSN – excuse me – Windows Live Messenger that works in a somewhat rational way, back in the system tray, rather than as a minimised icon.
So, what are the things in your twisted imaginings that would turn Windows 7 from this kind of Seven:
into this kind?
[Note: Having said all of this, it should be clear by now that I think Windows Seven is well worth having. But I still want more!]