Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:51 UTC
Windows Forbes takes a look at Vista, and writes: "More than five years in the making, more than 50 million lines of code. The result? A vista slightly more inspiring than the one over the town dump. The new slogan is: 'The Wow Starts Now', and Microsoft touts new features, many filched shamelessly from Apple's Macintosh. But as with every previous version, there's no wow here, not even in ironic quotes. Vista is at best mildly annoying and at worst makes you want to rush to Redmond, Wash. and rip somebody's liver out." They also look at Office 2007.
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RE: Apps are everything
by iarann on Sun 11th Feb 2007 17:58 UTC in reply to "Apps are everything"
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Stupid MS just doesn't get that power apps are everything.

What? Are you sure? Their Office suite dominates the market, and they practically give their OS away for free on new computers to pull you in. On top of that, all the main business apps run in Windows, so they don't need to develop a top photo manipulation suite or CAD program for Windows because someone else did. Theres also the pc gaming industry, which they have an almost exclusive hold over, and a key fact you may have missed as well: a huge amount of the free software for linux and the BSDs run in Windows. All the killer linux apps I can think of that aren't server related (OpenOffice.Org, Firefox, MySQL, Gimp, etc etc) all run in Windows natively. They also dominate the software development market on the Windows side, giving away only to java. I could call MS a lot of things, but stupid wouldn't be one of them.

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