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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RE: Antitrust paradise
by Kroc on Mon 24th Jul 2006 12:01 UTC in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

But failing with most of them:

Urge has worse restrictions than iTunes, Urge has no podcasting support, no audio books, the UI is still cluttered, it's no iTunes/ITMS. They're hardly competing at all.

Most features in Vista are already in OS X, and they dropped WinFS, they dropped file Meta data (except for Office files) and dropped just about everything revolutionary they promised for the OS. The only thing I can see that they've delivered on is Avalon.

Tiger is a lean, fast and slick OS, Vista is a hemouraging absoraloff comparable to OS X 10.0. MS have several years and several revisions to go through before they get Vista anywhere near what they originally promised.

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RE[2]: Antitrust paradise
by hobgoblin on Mon 24th Jul 2006 13:06 in reply to "RE: Antitrust paradise"
hobgoblin Member since:
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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