Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Apr 2008 20:56 UTC
Windows "Reading the mainstream media this weekend, you'd believe that Bill Gates announced that Windows 7 will be released to retail in 2009. The only problem is, he didn't say anything of the sort. What Gates said merely confirmed what we've all known all along: that Windows 7 is being developed on a three-year timeframe."
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Comment by flanque
by flanque on Sun 6th Apr 2008 21:17 UTC
flanque
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2005-12-15

There's no news here. This is just a summary of Gates' comment and common sense. I'm a little suprised why this is considered news.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by Michael on Sun 6th Apr 2008 22:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

It's based on the premise: if a misinterpretation of the quote is news, so must a correction of that misinterpretation.

Also, nothing else seems to have happened today.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Mon 7th Apr 2008 02:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Well, Gates' hasn't clarified his comments, so I guess this is an interpreted correction to an misinterpretation? :-\

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RE: Comment by flanque
by sbergman27 on Mon 7th Apr 2008 01:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

There's no news here. This is just a summary of Gates' comment and common sense. I'm a little suprised why this is considered news.

Where reactions to Gate's off-hand comments are involved, common sense *is* news. ;-)

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Definition of news
by Darkelve on Mon 7th Apr 2008 05:51 UTC
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

What is news is entirely subjective for a person.

It is much more predictable for a group. The fact that a lot of people would be interested in a certain kind of information makes it news. Well, that's how I like to look at it.

Edited 2008-04-07 05:53 UTC

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v Seems as if???
by corbintechboy on Mon 7th Apr 2008 07:41 UTC
RE: Seems as if???
by merkoth on Mon 7th Apr 2008 13:11 UTC in reply to "Seems as if???"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

So what? Did WinME prevent anyone from purchasing the next Windows version? No, it didn't. All MS has to do is to release a new version an everyone will buy it. They always do.

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RE[2]: Seems as if???
by intangible on Mon 7th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Seems as if???"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe they can release multiple versions and artificially cripple all of them except the most expensive so a lot of people will end up having to buy multiple versions. Ooh ooh, maybe they can make it so the OEM versions are completely non-transferable.

Wait... something about that sounds familiar.

Edited 2008-04-07 15:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Seems as if???
by Sodapop on Mon 7th Apr 2008 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Seems as if???"
Sodapop Member since:
2005-07-06

And that's unfortunate. By the way, can you tell me what OS is on these new computers that people buy?.

Oh yeah, Microsoft Windows!. How silly of me to forget that the Joe User doesn't have much of a choice. Unless he digs around, which is too bothersome for our friend Joe.

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