Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Sep 2006 17:45 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot (you know!) has published part 3 of his review of Vista RC1. This part focuses on upgrading to Vista from XP. "As with compatibility, the upgrade scenario appears to be another big win for Windows Vista. Granted, I've only upgraded one system. But it was a wonderfully real-world system, full of all kinds of crud. Yes, it's early yet: I will wait at least a few more days before declaring this a total victory; but so far so good."
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RE: Wow
by evad on Mon 11th Sep 2006 19:07 UTC in reply to "Wow"
evad
Member since:
2005-09-10

The reason this is a big deal for Windows is because Windows is installed on millions and millions of computers. They all have different hardware and software configurations.

Microsoft has to prepare an upgrade installation system that has to cope with all of this. Frankly if you upgraded from a GNU/Linux system released in 2001 to one being released in 2007 I suspect it wouldn't work all that well.

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RE[2]: Wow
by r_a_trip on Mon 11th Sep 2006 23:39 in reply to "RE: Wow"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Frankly if you upgraded from a GNU/Linux system released in 2001 to one being released in 2007 I suspect it wouldn't work all that well.

Too bad it includes the faulty assumption that the Windows software from 2001 never was updated after going gold.Windows XP maybe originally released in 2001, but with SP1 and SP2, this code base was moved forward.

Upgrading from Windows XP pre-SP1 may prove to be as bumpy a ride as updating a Debian-based system with mint-condition 2001 packages to something current.

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