__/ [ ray ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 15:13 \__
> On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 04:54:13 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> | The new version of Microsoft Windows, called Vista, has slipped again.
>> | It was originally going to ship in 2003. Then 2005. Then 2006. Now in
>> | early 2007. I'm not surprised, having seen a demo of Microsoft's new
>> | programs at an "event" for tech buyers in New York last week.
> A little reminiscent of win98 - which, as I recall, was originally
> forecast as win32 sometime in 1993.
Windows 98 was a fine O/S for its time. In fact, rather unsurprisingly, it's
the last version of Windows that I was using regularly on a laptop which I
had purchased in 1999. Ever since, I never felt like anything compelling was
offered by Microsoft.
Meanwhile, Linux was treading in a big way. The revamped O/S from Apple made
me look sideways as well. Windows immediately lost its luster and around
2000-2001 all I ever did with my laptop was PuTTY with X server to remote
Red Hat clusters. I was using Windows (believed to be secure at the time)
merely as a relic and a front-end/terminal to Linux. The rest is history. I
long ago said farewell to the middleman (the pricey O/S in between me and
the proper kernel).
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