Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th May 2006 18:58 UTC
Windows At WinHEC, Microsoft CEO said Vista might be pushed back a few weeks, depending on the feedback received on Vista Beta 2. "We think we are on track for shipping early in [2007]," the Microsoft CEO said. "We've talked about the month, but we get a chance to critically assess all of the feedback we'll get from this beta release then confirm or move [the launch date] a few weeks. We put the beta out today... So we should start getting feedback right away." Other than that, Bill Gates said Microsoft will focus its products on 64bit, starting later this year.
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hmmm
by tiiim on Wed 24th May 2006 19:48 UTC
tiiim
Member since:
2005-09-02

Will Vista ever come out? Apple will be on the way to delivery 10.5 which will shame Vista outright. There was a time I thought Vista rocked and it was going to be a great system, but after all these delays, feature cut down Vista is very dissapointing its little more than Windows XP with special FX with one or 2 extra features on it.. I work with Windows 2000 and that has all the features for a work enviorement and XP is enough for PC games (even though ill rather use an Xbox or a PS2) Vista is turning out to be very dissapointing. No im not just saying it, I have honestly tried to give Vista a chance i really have but its not working anymore... i think i stick with Apple at least they're making a system that will help our lifes rather than an upgrade for the sake of doing it. By this point it be Windows Vista SP 2 before we see any worthwhile upgrading...

People will get sicked and tired of MS products because they're not delivery anymore. XP was worth the upgrade I cant see the upgrade value in vista yet...please understand im not having a bash or trolling if you read my past posts I have tried to give it a chance but Im very dissapointed in Vista now.

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RE: hmmm
by tomcat on Thu 25th May 2006 00:10 in reply to "hmmm"
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2006-01-06

Regarding Apple...

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, did it really fall?

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RE[2]: hmmm
by Varg Vikernes on Thu 25th May 2006 00:49 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
Varg Vikernes Member since:
2005-07-06

it's 'does it make a noise'...

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RE[2]: hmmm
by Wrawrat on Thu 25th May 2006 02:59 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
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2005-06-30

Why, yes.

I get your point and there is some truth. At the same time, it's just funny that people will scream "Wow, look at all these NEW features/innovations!" when others have been using then for a while. The only thing that really stand out to me is the secure path for digital content. While it looks quite robust, it's not something I'm excited about.

Will probably get it since I like to tinker with OSes (and, most importantly, because it's likely we're going to get it for free, thanks to our MSDNAA) but it doesn't look like at all like the revolution they announced. Like claiming a whole forest is going to go down, but it ends up to be a lone tree...

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RE: hmmm
by unoengborg on Thu 25th May 2006 01:03 in reply to "hmmm"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

XP was worth the upgrade I cant see the upgrade value in vista yet...please understand im not having a bash or trolling if you read my past posts I have tried to give it a chance but Im very dissapointed in Vista now.

Actually, research by the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology and the Swiss ETH have shown that people are less effective doing common office tasks using XP than using software from y2k.

How Vista will affect productivity remains to be seen, to make an upgrade profitable it will need to increase the effectiveness of the personnel using it quite a bit, as the cost of training, installation, and validation perhaps followed by upgrades of hardware and third party software will be quite high in most companies.

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RE: hmmm
by Marcellus on Thu 25th May 2006 10:20 in reply to "hmmm"
Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

Apple will be on the way to delivery 10.5 which will shame Vista outright.

It will? I thought Apple was going to start talking about 10.5 in August, and until then there isn't anything really known about it.
So how can you know that OS X 10.5 will "shame Vista outright"?

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RE[2]: hmmm
by gdanko on Thu 25th May 2006 15:12 in reply to "RE: hmmm"
gdanko Member since:
2005-07-15

So how can you know that OS X 10.5 will "shame Vista outright"?

Because 10.4 does.

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RE: hmmm
by BluenoseJake on Thu 25th May 2006 13:50 in reply to "hmmm"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Seeing as it took Apple 10 years to write/steal/buy MacOS X, you're looking a bit black, eh kettle?

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