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    SoulSniper

    Longhorn looks to be the biggest change in Windows since 95, and looks to be very innovative

    What with, indigo and WinFS, so why can't the developers of LongHorn spend a while trying to make 6 month reinstalls a thing of the past. I mean, these guys must be some of the best developers on the planet (and I sure would love to meet them all Smiley).

    In my eyes the 3 greatest goals of LongHorn should be:

    1) Increase security. This should include increased security against attackers and increased security against viruses. Admittedly a lot of viruses have spread because of ignorant customers (Blaster worm wrecked havoc, but wasnt a patch for the RPC bug released 6 weeks before the virus??) but making it more difficult for viruses to spread is a must. One of the reasons Linux viruses are rare is because for a Linux virus to be effective it would need root privelages, and as the Linux community will tell you, dont take the name of Root in vain!

    2) Make 6 month reinstalls a thing of the past.

    3) Make disappearing files a thing of the past. I work in a customer support department for a large PC manufacturer in the UK and we get a lot of calls from customers who (for some strange reason) suddenly have blue screens saying:

    File missing or corrupt C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM or NTLDR.exe

    Why do these files randomly go missing?? The customers cant delete them themselves, can they??

    I know I'm asking for quite a lot, but I'd much rather have those than having "My Games" on the Start Menu.

    SoulSniper
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