Windows 7 still CAN NOT display, on a disk view, the SIZE of folders.
Come on, Microsoft. This is basic stuff. Yes, I know you couldn’t do it in XP … unless you downloaded a 3rd party hack from a ‘kid.’ Well, I don’t like loading up my production system with a bunch of hacks from 3rd parties.
This is unbelievable.
So, lets just lets make a list here, to see if you get my drift as to how Windows 7 fails on doing BASIC, motherhood and apple pie stuff:
- Cannot calculate the ‘time remaining’ when doing a large (and fast) file transfer [even on a powerful machine with 8 processor cores & 12GB memory]
- Doesn’t even BOTHER to try calculating the size of folders. This is bad.
- Stopped a file transfer in mid-stream and never even gave me the option to restart it … let alone tell me it stopped the file transfer.
These are not show-stoppers. But, this is not what I expect from a 2009 operating system.
Don’t get me wrong. There are things in Windows 7 that I do like. And I am HAPPY to talk about them. But, you have to know that I am grizzled, old veteran of computers … who wrote his first computer program 40 years ago … on paper tape. I programmed PDP-8 systems with 8K of RAM! My current video card has 100,000 times more memory!
I am not asking for miracles. Just things well within our scope of technology.