What would you like to see in Windows 12?


quack101

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Wow is this thread a wreck. I'm amazed by how much people don't understand how software and businesses work.
"omg why they release win12 I'm still using win7???"
You guys do know that in the 90s and 2000s MS released a new standalone version of windows every 2-3 years. 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista, they were all released in a span of a bit over 10 years. And while they did slow down a bit after, especially with Win10, it sill shouldn't be too surprising.

Anyways, as for what I want from 12, not too much honestly. OSes achieve most of what people want from them, and I don't think I've missed any feature. The main thing for me though is appearance. Even though I kinda liked the metro design of Win8, it definitely looked better on phones (diehard Windows Phone fan, still using one today), than it did on PCs. Design seriously took a nosedive after Vista and 7. So the best thing for me would be a complete UI redesign. And I'm talking everything. Yes we're promised a new and improved UI every Win release, but it's always lackluster and doesn't cover even a half of Windows, let alone 100%. Acrylic was the only thing that kinda looked nice from Win10, and it was barely used at all. Now they're killing it and replacing with Mica which looks straight up plain worse in every way. So I don't have any hopes for a good UI redesign happening, it's always gonna be up to 3rd party themes to fix that.

I would have ended my post there, but I've read a comment saying remove Cortana. I seriously don't understand it one bit. Cortana was one of he only true innovations in Windows in the past decade, and the initial idea was amazing. If you think of the future of computing, or look at any sci-fi movie, you will see voice commands in natural language and AI that serves us. That is the future, and I think it will happen at some point. Now of course, Microsoft in all of their infinite wisdom, instead of improving and building it, took a big diarrhea dump on it and now it's practically dead. What a shame.
@MaRio Like AI is great, it's just MS' execution of it that sucks. Google Assistant and Siri are both awesome.
 

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@MaRio Like AI is great, it's just MS' execution of it that sucks. Google Assistant and Siri are both awesome.
I hate this bs calling what is nothing more than a voice operated search engine "AI" - Cortana (or any of the so called AI tools) does not even come remotely close to passing the Turing Test.

The day Cortana unprompted by built in programming to be activated randomly says "That's it, I am in a bad mood and taking the day off" is the day I might start to believe AI has truly arrived.
 

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macOS Big Sur and later goes one step further with the read only OS partition; it's cryptographically signed and then a APFS snapshot is mounted to boot from. That system of security is the total death of any meaningful customization of anything basic to the OS, like what is talked about in Windows forums all the time. The users who want the computer to be "theirs" wouldn't be able to abide that state of affairs. They'd throw the computer out the window in very short order.

The data partition has all of the user's programs, data and settings, and that can be customized. But the ability of having your own boot screen or personal icon set or themes are gone, gone, gone.

Now, what I'd like to see in Windows 12 is a Desktop Abstraction Layer, so you can use the version and feature set of Windows you want with all of the security of the latest Windows. One could even develop a special Desktop Environment with the basics of Windows 7 (but with Libraries you could activate or disable at will), with the right-click Start button menu and the new Task Manager from Windows 8 and above and a Ribbon tabbed Explorer from Windows 11, and have the best of all worlds.

I just might go back to Windows if I had that DE. EDIT: I want my Windows Phone back!!!
 

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MS ONLY DOES WHAT IT WANTS. Screw us poor slobs !
 

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All of Windows 11 security + All of Windows 10's features - like a working, usable taskbar, with right click for TM, with the ability to move it to other locations (sides / top), etc.

IOW - Like 7 did with Vista and XP.

Exactly!!
Especially the taskbar - we need to be able to move it to other locations - left side, for example - like Windows 10.
 

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Although, if Microsoft could combine the start menu & search highlights, it would be perfect if what it would look like.
 

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"What would you like to see in Windows 12?"​

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The cup holders were on the old computers. Some people thought they were for optical disk. :cool:
That's where I was going with that... :wink:
 

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For it to not happen at all.
It takes me days to set up a new PC with all the tweaks and changes and every time they release a new version there is some problem that forces me to manually set the tweaks all over again.
 

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