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

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Windows 7 Shows Microsoft Hasn't Learned Vista Lessons

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| 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.   


Microsoft needs to lift its head out of the sand

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| No. Why don't we say that Windows 7 will be out in late 2009 or early 2010, 
| it'll use the same driver models, the kernel is an evolutionary improvement, 
| and everything that we wished could have worked better in Vista we will 
| deliver in Windows 7?   
| [...]
| But until it does that, it should expect people to be skeptical and wonder if 
| a Microsoft operating system is really best for them. After all, those people 
| can only judge the future by looking at the past. And if the past year and a 
| half is any indication, Microsoft has some work to do to repair its 
| reputation.    


Enough vapourware and experimental ME2/ME3. Time to just use a platform that
works... *today*.

Why would you want to try Linux?

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| In the end, your computer is a tool. You use it do do stuff. Does it matter 
| to you what color your screwdrivers are? Does it matter to you what OS you 
| use as long as you can accomplish what you want? If the answer is no, save 
| yourself a little money and try Linux, you might be surprised to see what 
| you've been missing.    



Eight Things About Windows 7

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| 1. Windows 7 won't be much different from Windows Vista...
| 2. There's no new kernel or modular design...
| 3. The user interface won't radically change....


Going out of business sale! Buy XP before it’s too late!

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| I don’t recall ever seeing any company advertising the ‘old’ product over
| the ‘new’ product so strongly before, but Vista’s stink has grown so strong
| that it makes good business sense to promote XP over Vista. Has anyone ever
| been actually able to make a solid case for using Vista over XP? I haven’t
| seen one.


Are These Windows Transparent or Translucent?

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| Besides myth busting, there is Microsoft's desperate need to get out
| something positive about Windows. That's not easy with all the negative Web
| chatter about Vista and the constant nitpicking of Apple "Get a Mac" TV
| commercials. Silence is golden only when there is no other noise. Given how
| bad the Vista talk is, perhaps Microsoft executives think that they can get
| away with talking Seven without causing too much sales harm to the current
| operating system.
| That said, including today's reaffirmation of a ship date—"approximately
| three years after the general availability of Windows Vista," according to
| Chris' credited blog—any information risks freezing sales. I see extremes
| rather than middle ground. Either Microsoft executives see that even limited
| information disclosure can do little more harm, or they don't care—meaning
| they've already given up on Windows Vista.


What we do know about Windows 7

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| Windows 7 will be a minor update to Vista — with “minor,” here, meaning as
| less disruptive as possible to users and their applications. Microsoft has
| said Windows 7 will use the same driver model that Vista did.


Windows 7: The information lockdown continues

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| I’m hearing increasing dissatisfaction from Microsoft customers, testers and
| other sources typically in the insider track that Microsoft still hasn’t
| shared any Windows 7 information. The silence is deafening — and
| disconcerting — they say. As was the case with Internet Explorer 8, the issue
| isn’t whether Microsoft’s Windows client team is sitting on its hands, doing
| nothing; instead, the worry is that Microsoft is moving full-steam-ahead to
| build a Windows 7 that won’t have a whole lot of input from outsiders. After
| the compatibility and marketing nightmares that have plagued Vista, one would
| think Microsoft might be interested in letting its users have more sway on
| what they really want from a new version of Windows.



Microsoft Clears Gates-Induced Confusion about Windows 7

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| This statement created widespread confusion as most people understood that
| the final version of Windows 7 would be released next year, much earlier than
| expected. However, since this was Gates talking, and with all the fuss
| concerning Vista's failure on the market, people started wondering whether
| Microsoft changed its plans and wants to speed up the release of Windows 7,
| the next operating system from the Redmond company, due to replace Vista.    
| However, a Microsoft spokesman told CNN that in fact the industry veteran was
| talking about alpha or beta versions, as it usually happens, and not the
| final product.  


Microsoft : Windows 7 still in planning stage and will take approximately 3
years to develop.

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| January 26th, 2008. Looks like Microsoft is NOT planning to release Windows 7
| in 2009. Microsoft's official response, by an email dated 26th January, 2008,
| to WinVistaClub states that Windows 7 is still in the planning stage and will
| take approximately 3 years to develop.

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