Yet another Windows 8 wishlist

Yup, more people have things they wanna see in Windows 8.

This time it’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDNet

He has a pretty good list..

Some of the highlights are below…

Custom installer

Look, it’s the 21st century. Installing the OS on one drive and setting it up so that the data is stored on another drive should be a trivial matter that’s handled during setup. The current installer is simply prehistoric and I hope to see dramatic improvements in Windows 8.

Better support for compressed file formats

There are are a number of very good, free, open source tools for handling compressed files out there. My favorite is 7-Zip and it’s capable of handling all sorts of exotic archives. However, I’m still sort of surprised that apart from supporting .ZIP archives, Windows still can’t handle any other commonly used compressed file format.

Combined antivirus/antispyware/firewall

This seems like a no-brainer to me. Microsoft should bring all the security software under one application in the next incarnation of Windows.

Updated Task Manager

The Windows Task Manager is a very useful tool. However, it’s very long in the tooth and overdue for a revamp (apart from some minor additions, it’s the same Task Manager that was present in NT4). It doesn’t need to be as complex and fully-featured as Sysinternal’s Process Explorer, but more features could be useful.

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