Yes, your point that Microsoft (and others) have been trying to do no less than redefine the language has been a sore one with me.
Well, they also try to redefine the way we work (which BTW it is what essentially they originally allowed us to do going from DOS to multitasking Windows):
Run fewer programs at the same time
Sometimes changing your computing behavior can have a big impact on your PC's performance. If you're the type of computer user who likes to keep eight programs and a dozen browser windows open at once—all while sending instant messages to your friends—don't be surprised if your PC bogs down. Keeping a lot of e‑mail messages open can also use up memory.
If you find your PC slowing down, ask yourself if you really need to keep all your programs and windows open at once. Find a better way to remind yourself to reply to e‑mail messages rather than keeping all of them open.
(please note how the above was pre-8 and pre-NCI)
I wouldn' t be that much surprised, re: http://www.msfn.org/...eaks/?p=1085763 , if they would come up with a tip like :
Use less files
In today's computing the complexity of managing a file system is ever increasing, considering how, besides the sheer data, the OS has to deal with UAC; DEP, ASLR, accounts, permissions, quotas, streams and more metadata, including records for telemetry and performance monitors, the occasional NSA snooping and what not.
Sometimes changing your computing behaviour can have a big impact on your Pc's performance. If you are the type of computer user that actually uses it to do some work, don't be surprised if your new Microsoft ® operating system is slower than an earlier one. Consider the idea of using it to only make selfies or re-caption lolcats images and post them on the internet .
Try creating less files, if you have many files searching or copying them may be slow.
As well, do not save the files on your local hard disk or SSD, the more these are empty the faster they will be accessed, learn to keep your files on our Cloud, where they will also be safer.
If you find your file manager slowing down when listing files or more generally when accessing or copying/moving files, ask yourself if you really need to list or copy those files. There is no need to copy or move them elsewhere, they are fine where they are. As well, try to not modify them, this way you will implicitly and preventively avoid fragmentation of the file system. Find a better way to deal with your storage, use a pencil and paper to take notes on where you saved your files, always think before initiating a search for a file, chances are that you can remember where you stored it and the search would be unneeded.
Edited by jaclaz, Today, 09:46 AM.