Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Windows Last week we talked about what Linux (well, okay, X) could learn from Windows Vista and Windows 7, focusing on the graphics stack. A short article over at TechWorld lists seven things Windows 7 should learn from the Linux world. Some of them are spot-on, a few are nonsensical, and of course, and I'm sure you have a few to add too.
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Most people don't change newer OS until they really need usually because there computer brokes. Faster release cycle would only harm Microsoft because most people don't want to change how things work. We might have liberal thinking but our habits are very much conservative.

Seem to me that your sentence (in bold) implies that even with faster release cycles MS would still change the way the OS works in style of the XP->Vista change; which I don't argee on.

Faster release cycles combined with online OS upgrades could enable MS to make small incremental improvements to its OS without drastic changes to the way things work.
Most linux distributions seems to manage that.

MS could also implement a subscription style payment scheme to enable people to choose to either buy the OS "as it is" (as in todays situation) or to buy the OS with a subscribtion to yearly updates and improvements beyond the standard securityupdates and servicepacks.

I don't disagree on the conservative nature of most users mind.
Change is often scary ;)

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