First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Both happy and annoyed
- — 12 July, 1998 21:49
Your July editorial pretty well sums it up. After using Win 98 for 2 weeks, I'm both happy that I installed it and annoyed at some of the things that Microsoft still hasn't got right. To name a few:
Why do I still have to resort to a third party utility like "Shove It" to stop sized windows from hiding under my top-of-screen task bar? I'd have thought they could have got this right by now.
Again, why do I have to rely on another third party utility like "Powerdesk" from Mijenix to give me a useable explorer interface complete with drive icons, easy tiling of 2 Explorer windows, and a stack of other features that should have come standard in Windows for its $169 price tag?
And lastly, one that really gets to me: why, even with 64MB of RAM do I have to wait for info to get pulled off the hard disk when scrolling through a large folder, for example the "Windows" folder? I know that the File Manager of old lacked many features, including all the pretty file icons, but occasionally I fire it up, just to remind myself of what real speed is all about.
Thanks for the most relevant computer mag out there.