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 DrillSgt on Mon 24th Jul 2006 17:12 UTC in reply to "Antitrust paradise"
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"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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