PCWorld writes: Some of the coolest OS features are nowhere to be found in Windows XP or Vista. Here are 18 brilliant features that Microsoft should beg for, borrow, or steal--plus tips on how you can add many of them to your PC now.
somebody tell microsoft about this thing they were so much concerned with xbox 360 n start forgetting windows
Windows has almost all of those features. Number 3 is the most laughable, have they never heard of Remote Desktop?
Isn't it funny that OSX has over 12 of the features indicated? Think Different.
I looked at all those features and I don't see myself using any of them. The only one I could possibly see myself using is Expose. But then again, I'm PC savvy enough to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to bring up my Task Manager, look at the processes running, and identify what program is what. I don't need a Mac program to hold my hand for me and show me what's running. I could also use that ISO burning program, but that's what the internet's for. How hard is it to look for freeware ISO burning software. MS software may be overbloated, but it's not very hard to hit the delete key for crying out loud. Think Simple. Think Minimalism. Think Overpriced.
stupid article, you can do all of those things on a pc. most haven't been embedded into windows because of monopoly laws... third party options give me options, i like the freedom to choose. macs are for stupid people rofl.
...to hav to copied/cloned half of these features lol!!! XD
i think there were only 3 features on that list that aren't available by default on osx... the cube thing, data repository, and one extra for leeway :-p <3 leopard
Some of those features are nice, but none are essential. I have access to a MacBook Pro and a Vista based laptop. There's little in it for me really. I find some things on the Mac annoying, and some things in Vista annoying. I prefer Vista to be honest. I've used Ubuntu extensively, but I'd rather have an OS that does almost everything out of the box (activating mp3 play back etc). What people tend to forget (or ignore) is that one of the big advantages of Windows, is the extensive amount of choice. Simple things (like mp3 play back) just works on Windows (and OSX), but is a bit of a faff on Linux. Finding something that strips region coding from DVD's is easy with AnyDVD on PC, but try and do the same on a Mac and it's more hassle and time consuming. A lot of features missing from Windows comes down to the fact that every time they try and add features, third parties complain. That gives us more choice, but is slightly unfair, when Apple can effectively create a monopoly. In one fell swoop Apple can make a third party app redundant by copying the feature in the OS - and third parties can't do squat. Microsoft did mess up with Vista, making it hugely bloated and resource hungry, but they also added some nice new features and streamlined many areas.
i don't know what it is about osx but after ditching windows in favor of it, it's the little thing on my macbook that makes the difference. for example, osx recognizes and automatically switch between the printers that use at home and at work. it's stuff like that which i can't make windows do, that make the switch worthwhile.
Can't afford it. They're most likely also the people who own 360's and diss PS3's.
lol dont be angry they suckered you in. Maybe you can sell it back to a pawn shop?
N4G....News for Gamers Yeah....because Mac and Linux are great for gaming.
If Apple were smart, they would ramp up iTunes to support the delivery of full games on Macs (rather than the casual stuff they have now for iPods etc). By applying their DRM knowledge to gaming it may reduce piracy, which would make developing for Mac a more compelling prospect. If recent reports are to be believed, Macs are very slowly eating in to PC market share. If this continues and Apple help out the publishers with delivery/DRM I could see the Mac becoming a decent gaming platform. Afterall, the hardware is basically the same between PC and Mac - it's only the OS that makes things a challenge.
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