Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Dec 2008 19:54 UTC
Windows Coming January, Windows 7 will make its big debut in the form of the first public beta release. However, just as with any other pre-final Windows build, it has already been leaked onto various torrent websites, and Paul Thurrot, everyone's favourite Microsoft zealot ["...hopefully Web site owners will get serious about getting ready for the next IE and correct these issues." Wait, what?], has written a review of this new beta. He concludes: "In use, Windows 7 is fairly unexceptional in the sense that, yes, it has some nice improvements over Windows Vista, but, no, none of them are particularly major changes. In this sense, Windows 7 is much like your typical Microsoft Office release, a nicely tweaked version of the previous release. (Cue the obvious Steven Sinofsky anecdote here, I guess.) That said, Windows Vista is clearly in need of a spit-shine, not to mention a public execution, and Windows 7 will provide Microsoft with a way to do both."
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This is is a killer
by eantoranz on Mon 29th Dec 2008 23:42 UTC
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IE 8 still renders some pages incorrectly in this version (I'm looking at you, Gmail), but hopefully Web site owners will get serious about getting ready for the next IE and correct these issues.


So web developers have to hurry up to fix things.... just because MS decided to go with their own EEE BS (10 years after the fact). He is _indeed_ one of my favorite MS shills ever (he is in a bitter fight with Rob Enderle to get the title).

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