Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jul 2006 21:51 UTC
Windows With Windows Vista nearing its first release candidate in preparation for a final launch early next year, Microsoft is providing more details about possible upgrade paths. Of note: Windows 2000 cannot be upgraded to Vista. While Windows 2000 Professional customers may purchase a cheaper "upgrade" copy of Microsoft next-generation operating system, Windows Vista must be "clean installed", which means users will need to back up their files and data manually and then copy everything into place. Applications will also need to be re-installed.
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RE[2]: Windows stability rule #1
by yorch on Tue 1st Aug 2006 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows stability rule #1"
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"Microsoft has something to learn from them : database managed installations"

Sorry, but isn't Windows Installer (.msi files) supposed to be that?

You shouldn't worry about ".dll hell" as long as your software vendor provides applications in .msi format (most of the application nowadays)

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