Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 04:58 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows We already know some of the directions Windows 7 will be exploring: a system-wide multitouch user interface framework, a focus on performance, all while building on top of the groundwork Windows Vista has laid out. While off-hand remarks have been made concerning the operating system's release date, it appears Microsoft now formalised the release date of Windows 7.
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RE: Lacking direction
by mickrussom on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:14 UTC in reply to "Lacking direction"
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This is a symptom of a bigger problem, and Microsoft's unwillingness to throw things out. They seem to be like a compulsive hoarder who claims that 'one day I might need it' but reality is, that 'one day' never actually comes.

Wrong. Not everyone wants to buy all new software when the old software works, and quite well at that.

If MSFT "throws" stuff out, Like EAX and Direct Sound 3d/2d, everyone just gets pissed.

They used to put a gun to developers head to use these APIs, and now they deprecate them. Lame, untenable, expensive and wrong.

Why should WINE be more compatible with legacy stuff than microsoft's new OS?

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