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(The Inquirer)   One of Bill Gates' biggest regrets? That MS canned the WinFS file sharing system. Subby's biggest MS regret? Ever buying WinMe and Vista   ( theinquirer.net) divider line
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2013-02-12 11:25:54 AM  
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If I recall correctly, WinFS was basically NTFS to store data with an SQL frontend to store information about the files.  So read/writes take a performance hit now so you later gain the ability to do a quick search of "display all emails from the last 100 days from Fred that have attachments", when reality has shown people prefer to take a get better performance with read/writes and the only performance hit is the one time you do the search.  It sounds like a developer pipe dream that died when reality of the implementation became clear to them.

If that's all Bill regrets then I think Bill has a pretty happy life.
2013-02-12 11:15:50 AM  
1 vote:
Windows 8 is fine you hipster bastards.
2013-02-12 10:55:38 AM  
1 vote:
Wait - its not placing a talentless hack in charge who can't control the fiefdoms or build new revenue from products that aren't literally 30 years old?
2013-02-12 10:42:22 AM  
1 vote:
Get Windows 8. Then you can add to that regrets list.
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