Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 21:53 UTC
Windows I never thought it was possible, but as it turns out, Microsoft has managed to produce some pretty good commercials for its brand new operating system, Windows 7. They are quite product-oriented, and carry the slogan "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea".
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RE[3]: What features?
by grat on Sun 25th Oct 2009 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What features?"
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OK. So you want to tell us that everything in this post is wrong............but you don't want to say why.

I don't blame him. I spent awhile on it, largely because I figured someone needed to.

I think you need to re-read that and understand the implications of it. The 64-bit criticisms were certainly valid and worth exploring as well as the braindamaged approach for Windows 7 XP mode. You address none of that.

They're valid, but as I point out, linux has the same problem with lib and lib64, and there are 32 bit and 64 bit binaries, and each link to their own set of libraries. I'm not aware of an OS that can seamlessly link 64 bit and 32 bit executables to the same dynamic libraries.

As for XP mode, it's essentially a free copy of a VM. Could as easily be VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallels... and still largely unneeded. The only practical application I've found is for 32 bit apps that refuse to run on 64 bit Windows 7-- and those are rare.

Sorry, but I'm afraid shouting "Everybody hates Microsoft, pity them!" is not any kind of response or rebuttal.

Yes, but shouting "It's Dumb!" and not providing any reasons why it's dumb other than "It's not what it was" isn't really valid either.

Good for you, but that doesn't answer the criticisms of the OP.

The OP's criticism's seem to be about as valid as the Apple ad campaign in response to Windows 7-- a lot of dull, invective, personal opinion that has very little to do with the reality of Windows 7.

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