Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd May 2006 22:47 UTC
Windows It's the hour of reckoning for Windows Vista. After five years of course changes, false starts and a host of beta and CTP builds, Microsoft is set to deliver a broad-scale build of Vista to two million testers. Microsoft is likely to drop the build - known by multiple names, including the consumer Vista CTP and Vista Beta 2 - as early as the week of May 22 at the WinHEC in Seattle, according to company watchers. And on a related note, if you want the fancy Vista look on your XP machine, check out this transformation pack.
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More Hardware Control
by DKR on Tue 23rd May 2006 00:08 UTC
DKR
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2005-08-22

Microsoft should seriously consider producing and controlling its own hardware in the same manner that Apple does. There would be far less betas, and more time to reap successes on awesome hardware support.

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RE: More Hardware Control
by itomato on Tue 23rd May 2006 00:30 in reply to "More Hardware Control"
itomato Member since:
2006-05-18

I think the stipulations of their anti-trust agreement negate that possibility, but I could be wrong.

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RE[2]: More Hardware Control
by elsewhere on Tue 23rd May 2006 00:43 in reply to "RE: More Hardware Control"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

I think the stipulations of their anti-trust agreement negate that possibility, but I could be wrong.

I think the common sense ideology behind anti-trust laws in the first place would negate that possibility, but I too could be wrong. ;)

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RE: More Hardware Control
by segedunum on Tue 23rd May 2006 13:31 in reply to "More Hardware Control"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft should seriously consider producing and controlling its own hardware in the same manner that Apple does.

That's a case of enough supply meeting demand. Microsoft would never be able to get enough supply out into the market via that method, just like Apple.

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