Microsoft's next OS will index your hard drive and the the info to "provide better searches"

JEDI

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Fortune Magazine

Its new operating system, code-named Longhorn, is due out in 2006. It plans to be able to index every user's hard drive and use the information to provide better searches.
:Q


Anybody else getting this uneasy Big Brother feeling?
 

screw3d

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Isn't this indexing thing already on Win2000/XP? Or is this index to be searched by OTHER people on the web?
 

damiano

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Originally posted by: JEDI
Fortune Magazine

Its new operating system, code-named Longhorn, is due out in 2006. It plans to be able to index every user's hard drive and use the information to provide better searches.
:Q


Anybody else getting this uneasy Big Brother feeling?
you bet
they will know better what you have on your HD
and be able to do a general search through the web of all HD :(
 

PlatinumGold

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Originally posted by: JEDI
Fortune Magazine

Its new operating system, code-named Longhorn, is due out in 2006. It plans to be able to index every user's hard drive and use the information to provide better searches.
:Q


Anybody else getting this uneasy Big Brother feeling?
mb i'm extremely technically deficient, but what does INDEXING have to do with big brother??

 

MrChad

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OMG, I just found out the Windows XP has access to every file on my hard drive! I booted my computer, and it knew MY NAME! Damn M$! I bet they are broadcasting it over the internet to spammers!
 

PlatinumGold

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Originally posted by: MrChad
OMG, I just found out the Windows XP has access to every file on my hard drive! I booted my computer, and it knew MY NAME! Damn M$! I bet they are broadcasting it over the internet to spammers!
yup, big brother indeed, your OS ACTUALLY keeps track of everything on your HD.

Terrible.

it is indeed the end of the world.
 

RaiderJ

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Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
Originally posted by: MrChad
OMG, I just found out the Windows XP has access to every file on my hard drive! I booted my computer, and it knew MY NAME! Damn M$! I bet they are broadcasting it over the internet to spammers!
yup, big brother indeed, your OS ACTUALLY keeps track of everything on your HD.

Terrible.

it is indeed the end of the world.
Oh no! Its found my CD-ROM drives and network drives to!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
 

PlatinumGold

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BTW, Jedi

INDEXING is a GOOD thing in an OS. i believe that 2000 and XP does have indexing (each object, file, driver, etc is given it's own unique identifier).

 

sharkeeper

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WinFS is based on structure query. (SQL)

Not a big deal, your firewall and common sense are your best friends! :)

Cheers!
 

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