Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jul 2006 11:00 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows Vista's installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an 'installer', the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC. It is hardware agnostic so it can adjust to different systems, and you can also install your own apps into it so that your Vista install becomes a full system image install. There's an interview with a Microsoft Australia tech specialist as well as a story that looks at some of the pros and cons of image-based installs.
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Antitrust paradise
by davidiwharper on Mon 24th Jul 2006 11:26 UTC
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2006-01-01

The antivirus/security market invaded by OneCare, the imaging market overtaken by WIM, and the music market taken on with URGE: where does it end?

Microsoft is taking on their rivals in so many markets with Vista it's unbelievable!

Edited 2006-07-24 11:27

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v RE: Antitrust paradise
by Kroc on Mon 24th Jul 2006 12:01 in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
RE[2]: Antitrust paradise
by hobgoblin on Mon 24th Jul 2006 13:06 in reply to "RE: Antitrust paradise"
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2005-07-06

well urge is just a service, basicly its ITMS.
lets see what microsoft comes up with as a software part of zune...

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RE: Antitrust paradise
by CPUGuy on Mon 24th Jul 2006 14:10 in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
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2005-07-06

OneCare is not bundled with the OS and is a pay-for service.

Windows Photo Center is basically stuff that XP could already do, just more polished.
They can't get in any trouble for this as there is no advanced application coming bunlded with Windows for free.

And Urge is MTV's music service, not Microsoft's.

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RE: Antitrust paradise
by CPUGuy on Mon 24th Jul 2006 14:12 in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
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2005-07-06

Also, WIM is nothing new, you have been able to deploy Windows over a network for many many years.

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RE: Antitrust paradise
by DrillSgt on Mon 24th Jul 2006 17:12 in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
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2005-12-02

"The antivirus/security market invaded by OneCare, the imaging market overtaken by WIM, and the music market taken on with URGE: where does it end?

Microsoft is taking on their rivals in so many markets with Vista it's unbelievable!"


Okay, I'll bite. What does WIM or URGE have to do with Microsoft, except for the fact that the software was written for use on windows? These are not Microsoft companies. OneCare is Microsoft, but not the other 2.

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