Better Memory Management in Windows 7 ???

Microsoft marketed Vista like it was the coming of a new generation. 3D desktop was supposed to be a revolution. What we got was 3D window switching that no one uses, and a pain-in-the-butt UAC, User Authorization Control, that if "On" makes you constantly tell Vista it's ok to run an application you have been running every time you sit down at the computer. If its off, Windows nags you that it's off, and your system can be in danger. On top of that, Vista is a memory hog. You need more memory to run those pretty graphics. XP was, and still is, faster than Vista. And Vista, like Office, was packaged in different version, confusing its customers. In the end, you ran with whatever came with that new computer you bought with Microsoft nags to have you upgrade.

What can we expect in Windows7? Microsoft says better performance, and better memory management. That's a pet peeve of mine. Every time we want to push a new product, better memory management is one of the features. We've been hearing about better memory management now for 20 years. You'd think they'd get it right by now. Instead of UAC with two choices, we will now have four choices which Microsoft calls a customizable UAC. A new feature to get us close to what we had in XP, but allow you to keep the current wonderful Vista UAC, if you want. More control over system tray icons, so what. Snap different windows to screen edges, so what. I'm starting to get a little bored with this...

In the end, we see Window7 as a patch of Vista, and a way to try to goad people to give up their beloved XP to get their revenue stream moving again.

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