Conceivably Tech reports that Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for a faster shutdown procedure. Filed in 2005, the procedure overrides already open applications that may be delaying the shutdown. Users might recall seeing this feature in action in the form of the notification screen that flashes up if you've tried to shut down and other programs or unsaved documents are still open.
The patent abstract reads:
"Aspects include the operating system receiving a command to initiate shut down, and automatically terminating graphical user interface (GUI) applications that delay shut down which do not have top level windows. Also, aspects provide a user, through a graphical user interface, the ability to automatically terminate all running applications in response to determining that a running GUI application has a top level windows."
Do you think Microsoft should have been awarded this patent or do you think this is an example of a flawed patent system? Let us know in the comments below!
Time to shut down for the night...
Yes, I want to close the blasted program...
OMGWT*BBQ, why won't you turn off already??
*Power button held down*
If you want to see "sick" flowchart then look up budgeting of congress and how billions are wasted on miscellaneous spending.
Anything is possible right?
Its not like the old days where i have to wait for everything to end and the disks to park so i can turn it off manually? You just click 'shutdown' and walk away.
As for saving open documents etc... i don't know if i want them automatically saved. Why?
Firstly, its likely to put a whole range of docs in the wrong folders, meaning i have to troll through folders and put files in the right places. Secondly, likely to save docs i didn't want saved, creating a whole new level of junk to manually delete.
Again, we have yet to see this implemented and i could be wrong, but it just looks like more fluff to add to the sales brochure to help sell OS's.
If you want to see a sick flow chart, look up the WoW feral DPS flow chart: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk21/Mortbringsli/?action=view¤t=KittyDPSRotationFIX.jpg
Or the simplified flow chart: http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e388/vertidog/catdps.jpg :P