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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge, 11/16/00

By ebott ·
Microsoft has begun serious testing of its next Windows version, code-named Whistler, which is due for release sometime in 2001. Microsoft's product managers have told me they're still designing the product and they're actively seeking feedback. So I'm asking for your helpo in putting together a Whistler wishlist. This week, I'm focusing on tools and system utilities for power users and network administrators. What sort of utilities do you want to see included with the next version of Windows? Antivirus software? Firewall programs? If you've got a favorite third-party utility that deserves to be integrated into the OS, here's your chance to make your case. Be specific, and be sure to include solid reasons for your choices.

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by mike.crain In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I'd like the way it dispays graphics to be different. I have a program called picaview. You can right-click on the file and a thumbnail will apear in the menu.

Also, I'd like to right-click a .bmp and have the option to convert it to a .gif or a.jpg (Like in AcDess)

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by fkowal In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I believe MS needs to pay the guy who wrote SISOFT product lines and maybe even help him out and build a TOP of the line version for Whistler!

For thoes of you that have never seen or heard of the program, Get it.. there is a free version too. Best system information program available that I know of.

http://www.sisoftware.demon.co.uk/

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by m.graft In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I also would like to add that Win2K both Professional and Server do not turn of the PC when using the command SHUTDOWN. I learned this problem is related to the hardware that is not supported by Win2K on some of the PC's. I would find it useful if this problem will be solved with the new version.

In spite of that I still think that Microsoft is doing a very good job!

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by mhawkins In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I would like to see an integrated resource management utility with the ability to administer all the components of the network including user accounts, printers, and servers---a mix of Network Neighborhood, User Manager for Domains, and Server Manager. I administer both Microsoft and Novell servers and the convenience of using a single utility for administration is a great improvement over individual apps for each part of your network. I would also like a better utility for viewing and testing TCP/IP settings. Virus software is no longer an optional component on a system and should be integrated into the OS. Overall, Microsoft is producing a great opearating system, however there is always room for improvement.

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by Firebird1 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

As a development manager (and sometime developer), I would like to be able to quickly change the resolution of the screen. As you are developing, it would be great if you could quickly test at 640x480, 800x600, etc... There are several third partytools that do this, and I have written a small app that does this, but why not provide this, even if it is part of the Resource Kit or Option Pak.

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