Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 12:58 UTC
Windows Even though the EULA accompanying the beta build of Windows 7 prohibits the publication of benchmark results (good luck enforcing that one, Redmond), everybody and their dog will still compare the Windows 7 beta to Vista and Windows XP. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is one of those benchmarking the beta, and according to his results, the Windows 7 beta beats both Vista and XP in just about every scenario.
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RE[3]: Skeptic
by centos_user on Sat 3rd Jan 2009 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Skeptic"
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"The "DRM stuff" amounts to being able to play blu-ray and hd-dvd legally. I really hope they don't remove that capability.

i hope they do
the movie-industry would have to choose between giving up on drm or loosing 95% of the pc-market "

The DRM is not going away, in Windows 7 aka 'Vista Me Edition' or any Windows edition.

With the current Economic outlook Corporations are not going to migrate to Windows 7, or even Windows Vista Business. With Companies barely holding on cutting jobs/cost all over the place. Microsoft has put itself into a 'quandary' of being expensive, hard to maintain and licensing costs to bankrupt any small operation. I think the dot-com-blowout from 2001 is coming again in the a Tsunami wave, it will take out small Tech companies and downsize some MEGA-Corps like Microsoft because the money is not there to buy it.

I believe a lot of companies will be cutting IT budgets and software not really needed to be upgraded quite frankly will NOT be and the MONEY needed to upgrade to Windows vista or Windows 7 is not going to happen. This is a marketing plan to try to lure people into the MS non-stop license payment plan. It would be different IF Microsoft did not have insecure software by design. Windows requires a Anti-Virus client, REAL Firewall, and some type of desktop central management in a Company environment. The ROI is not there to constantly upgrade, spend tons of money on re-writing in house applications, and tons of money on new hardware.

In perfect economic times I am sure it would not be an issue, and it would be good for the economy with all of the new products being sold. However, this is not going to get better tomorrow or next year.

The next Computing man-made disaster will be energy consumption, with the 'self made oil fiasco' the computing sector will be under the gun. With Obama's COAL TAX it will bring very high energy bills and it will crash out the electronics sector the same way they did it with the Auto sector. With Obama quotes of people should not be able to turn the thermostat down to 74 degrees is a fire across the bow shot.

The entire server/desktop methodology will be under fire, and when the Coal Tax powerplant electricity prices go into affect you will see what happens to new hardware purchases and how it will tank the industry.

This is coming and the warning shot since people voted for a guy who says to run the country off of a windmill, walk to work and eat by candle light it will be an interesting to see how the United States is turned into the United Socialist States of America.

I think the USSR was a fine example of how Obama plans to help out people who want something for nothing and the ridiculous Global Warming Swindle that is a FARCE.

Big Government will save you with lots of taxes for working people and freebies for people who cry because they don't have what someone else has because they do no work and will not work...

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