Of course Desktop Windows Snapping has been broken in every preview since.
At least the Command Prompt improvements still work.
I was pretty impressed with b9841 (I can't recall any operational issues).
After the last 3 previews I'm feeling apprehensive.
backup! It is merely redundancy to help protect you from HDD failure. There are other things that can kill your data besides HDD failure. If by hot clone you mean you just have it idling in your computer but not actually using it, you are still subject to the same dangers as when relying on RAID 1. If you mean you just use the clone to replace the drive that died after it died, yes, it is faster but you no longer have a backup. If something goes pear sheaped before you can make a new clone, then you are out of luck. Also, it takes longer to make a clone than it does an image and you can't store multiple clones on a drive like you can images.[/QUOTE]
No not RAID. Hot in my meaning it is up and running,(in my case D: I do have a back up as mentioned before as a clone on another drive and some images which are not powered up. 3 month intervals, swap out a HDD in my offsite storage. Maybe overkill, but worth it. Copying over the D: back to C: is in the background assuming physically the C: is ok. takes usually 8 minutes to do that, meanwhile you can continue computing. You do not have to "make" another clone, you just write/verify it back to C: or where ever you want.
More data info. Just did a image using Casper to my data drive 38Gb 18 minutes, using Macrim image to same drive 42 Gb 32 minutes. My SSD C: is 232Gb with 146 Gb free meaning 86Gb of windows stuff, gets compressed down pretty much minus page files etc. The last clone using Casper took 11 minutes. This is what Casper calls "smart clone", only writes the data that has been changed, keeps the data that has not changed. (in laymen's terms)
First, how the heck does anyone know what YOU want? Simply put, we don't.. so by definition, the question is impossible for anyone but you to answer.
Second, it's a strawman argument. Because YOU control the answer, and nobody else can know what it is, you will always be right no matter what anyone answers. All you have to do is claim "I don't want that" to anything anyone says.
Let me ask a different question. When Windows 7 came out, did you ask "what does it bring to the table that I want?" And if so, did you claim you didn't want things which later on, when you actually started using Windows 7 you found you actually liked?
It's hard for you to know what you want when you haven't actually used it. Simply hearing people talk about something isn't enough to make a judgment about it in most cases. I mean, describe jumplists to people and they'll go "that sounds stupid" but when they actually use them, they start to find them useful.
Windows 7 was a very minor upgrade over Windows Vista, but yet it was, by most peoples accounts, a significantly better user experience. Meanwhile, Vista was a HUGE upgrade over XP, but people really didn't see much value in it. So go figure.
then its settled. may you and your legacy stuff have a happy life together :}
microsoft is in a war and must make a decision to allow for a bunch of casualties in order to save the Mother Ship!