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Old 07-10-09, 10:41 PM   #13
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From a systems administration perspective, it would be glorious to have SSH built in. On our Solaris systems, its a godsend to not have to VNC into a damn machine to do simple file level actions. Plus, current free Windows SSH products (that can be used in the enterprise) are rare and hard to configure at best.
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Old 07-10-09, 11:05 PM   #14
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Many apps can do that today, even D-tools free. Or you can try Daemount.
But I want them built in. I don't want to have to d/l extra 3rd party apps to get my work/play done.
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Old 07-11-09, 02:06 AM   #15
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1. Virtual Drive mounting .... why isn't this included? it's super useful... I like to create .iso images of all my games so that I can load them without farting around with finding CDs.... yes they're legit cds too.

2. Native .rar support. Come on now... you all have to admit that it's horribly inconvenient to grab a seperate program (winrar) to open up .rar files... the built in unzipper is a joke these days.

3. Virtual Desktops - Anyone that uses a linux system knows how valuable these are... I know there's mods out there to do that to your windows desktop but FFS build it in.

4. Built in SSH and SFTP support - Once again, linux users know how frustrating it is to go from a linux shell to a windows one and have to get putty / psftp to be able to do things that are built into free operating systems... (Yes, they're both free too... but why can't
I agree with 2 and 4, they are things that are pretty crucial when working on windows. At the very least there should be .rar support.

The other two things, while useful, probably would be better off being part of a 3rd party application... though I'm not too sure about Virtual desktops. I personally don't use them at all... not even while on Linux.


As for me, i would like to see:
- A good disk defrag utility.
- More UI customizable options (haven't really checked out Win7 to be honest)
- Snappy boot time
- Less predefined folders in Documents (I never use Pictures, Videos, etc etc folders. They annoy the fack out of me)
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Old 07-11-09, 02:54 AM   #16
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At the very least there should be .rar support.
why? show me 5 companies that actually distribute legal files compressed in rar (non-SFX files).
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why? show me 5 companies that actually distribute legal files compressed in rar (non-SFX files).
I have to winrar things all the time into separate file sizes and send them via email to my work colleagues and hope they have winrar.

A bunch of my powerpoint presentations surpass the 24mb gmail limit.
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I have to winrar things all the time into separate file sizes and send them via email to my work colleagues and hope they have winrar.

A bunch of my powerpoint presentations surpass the 24mb gmail limit.
Ever heard of self extracting archives?
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As for me, i would like to see:
- A good disk defrag utility.
- More UI customizable options (haven't really checked out Win7 to be honest)
- Snappy boot time
- Less predefined folders in Documents (I never use Pictures, Videos, etc etc folders. They annoy the fack out of me)
I think these are legitimate requests for the next Windows. I stand by my previous statement about WinRAR though.

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I have to winrar things all the time into separate file sizes and send them via email to my work colleagues and hope they have winrar.

A bunch of my powerpoint presentations surpass the 24mb gmail limit.
Sounds like your use of WinRAR stems from the gmail limitation...
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Old 07-11-09, 11:00 AM   #20
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why? show me 5 companies that actually distribute legal files compressed in rar (non-SFX files).
Don't know what you mean by SFX files, but I randomly find things I need/use online in .rar format. And no, I'm not talking about illegal files of any kind.

You could say it's not downright necessary, but it would in fact be convenient. All in all, the Zip utility in Windows blows monkey chunks (at least in Vista). It wouldn't hurt at all for them to improve it.
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It wouldn't hurt at all for them to improve it.
yes it would, all commercial compression companies would sue them
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How about native support to make bootable USB drive/memory cards. Floppy drives have been out of the picture for 8 to 9 years now.

Or is it already in there?
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I think the thing I'm trying to get at here is that winrar support should already be added despite the fact that pirates use winrar to distribute their files.

Why? Because it's convenient for the user.

Even if Windows 7 doesn't include winrar, what's going to stop the pirates from downloading it anyway? Hell, what's stopping them from pirating winrar pro?

It's just a few minutes annoyance for a pirate to download it, quite a few minutes annoyance for people who don't know what WinRaR is and receive a .rar file from a friend.

I don't advocate piracy and I don't think including winrar in W7 would increase it either. It's just like you people fighting against DRM because you say "It doesn't matter the pirates will pirate it anyway it will make it convenient for us if developers didn't include DRM."

Don't be hypocritical here people...
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