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#1 Yourhighness


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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

As some of you know, there has been a bit of "discussion" about Windows 7 lately (in press and at conference) and whether or not it will already hit the shelves next year. After Vista not being a real seller, MS needs to get moving. Sales numbers have dropped and they missed / ignored the "Cloud Computing" movement for too long.

A review of the beta release can be found at ZDNet here and screenshots here.

My personal view is that Vista looked like Aple, Windows Seven looks a bit like Linux/Aple and a bit of Windows :thumbsup:. I certainly hope that the MS version will get better. On a lighter side:
  • lots of features are planned to be downloadable rather than filling the hdd with stuff one never uses
  • the range of confusing and in my eyes rip off oriented subversions are not planned. Atleast not in that degree.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:00 PM

To be honest, I (and perhaps at least a few others) am growing weary of 'the latest and best' that Microsoft 'forces' upon us.

I use the word 'force' as although I realize the 'latest and best' is a viable business decision for Microsoft, it can be more than a tad of a nightmare for some people, perhaps.

There seems to be two choices each time a 'latest and best' OT system is released.

One can buy the new OS (usually along with an entirely new computer) - and then purchase new software, as well.

Or one can keep their present OS system/computer until it finally dies - but in return for doing this, that "unsupported" nasty rears it's unattractive little head. The new software created to keep up with the 'latest and best' OT often won't run on an older computer - and worse, this can include the security programs vital to computer user's survival.

With the financial crunch hitting not just the States but so many other Countries, wonder if there really will be waiting lines for this newest version of Microsoft's OS?
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 07:15 PM

Looks quite interesting based on that review whether people will buy it is another matter, as MaraM has said with Credit Crunch still affecting Countries will it get High Sales, but you have to take into account Windows 7 will not be ready till the End of Next Year or the begining of 2010 by that time the Financial Crisis will be over and the Economies will be recovering again and back to a bit of Growth.

I would bet that Microsoft will release Windows 7 in 2010, I believe this would be most likely.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:30 AM

Another take on Windows 7 from Marc Liron, plus other bits -


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:36 PM

Wow, one look at it and It's name should be changed to Lindows.

Anyways. I'm interested. Is their any way I can sign up for a future beta testing? I wanna try it.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

OT????? Not familiar with it.....the only OT I know of is OldTimer.....:thumbsup:....and I know it's not that....

But yeah....it'll be interesting to see how Windows 7 does once it comes out....whenever it does....

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