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Re: [News] [Rival] Windows 7apourware is Vista-level Disaster All Over Again

____/ Homer on Friday 30 May 2008 19:40 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Windows 7 Shows Microsoft Hasn't Learned Vista Lessons
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The project was called MinWin, a Microsoft effort to slim down the
>> | next version of Windows. The company said it had heard, loud and
>> | clear, that another bloated OS like Vista wouldn't fly. Then
>> | Windows 7 galumphed into the room.
>> `----
> Extra points for use of the word "galumphed".
> [quote]
> If the previews are any indication, MinWin has joined BOB on the ash
> heap of Redmond's abandoned projects.
> [/quote]
> Not the ash heap, no. They'll stick it in the broom cupboard next to
> Singularity, and all those other worthwhile projects that won't give
> Windows the fluff and glitz they think it needs to impress people.
> Talking of those few areas where the Vole actually tries to produce some
> /real/ software, whatever happened to that cooperative project between
> them and Novell? Wasn't it some research lab in Cambridge, or something,
> that was supposed to produce big boxes of pure; concentrated "WOW"?
> Or did that get shut down too?

Oh, *that*? It's probably just for PR purposes (y'know the deal, EU

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