Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:14 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has confirmed that IE7 will be released as an optional download later this month. The long-awaited next version of Microsoft's browser software will be pushed out as an automatic update a "few weeks" later, probably as part of Microsoft's regular Patch Tuesday update cycle in either November or December. Firms not ready to install IE7 will be able to temporarily block the update.
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A lot of MS news lately?
by IceCubed on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:25 UTC
IceCubed
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2005-07-01

A lot of MS related news lately?

Edited 2006-10-10 21:41

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RE: A lot of MS news lately?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:35 in reply to "A lot of MS news lately?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

A lot of MS related news lately?

At OSNews, we don't have quotas or something. If a lot of things are newsworthy and are related to Microsoft, well, then, so be it.

Can't really help it.

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RE: A lot of MS news lately?
by NotParker on Wed 11th Oct 2006 02:55 in reply to "A lot of MS news lately?"
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2006-06-01

A lot of MS related news lately?

Based on usage, it should be 97% MS for desktop items and 43% for server items.

Linux should be .4 and 12%.

Edited 2006-10-11 02:55

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RE[2]: A lot of MS news lately?
by hal2k1 on Wed 11th Oct 2006 04:19 in reply to "RE: A lot of MS news lately?"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

"A lot of MS related news lately?

Based on usage, it should be 97% MS for desktop items and 43% for server items.

Linux should be .4 and 12%."


Sorry, but your figures are based on SALES.

Not a lot of Linux software is sold, mostly the model for Linux buisnesses is to sell support for the software.

Hence, your figures have absolutely nothing to do with "based on usage" as you claim they do.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Ooops... you mean 5 % for the desktop usage right? And Linux is larger on the server side than Windows (depending on how you define a server), so your numbers are flawed.

But that is however completely OT. Fact is that IE7 is coming, and it has been submitted to OSN and has been posted. And that's all very fine.

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RE: A lot of MS news lately?
by DigitalAxis on Wed 11th Oct 2006 05:04 in reply to "A lot of MS news lately?"
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2005-08-28

Fedora Core 6 is going to be released next week; expect more Fedora news articles around then... and the week after that, Ubuntu 6.10 will be released; I can guarantee there will be a flurry of news items about the 'Edgy Eft'. And of course, when Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) comes out there will be tons of reviews and opinions.

These things come in cycles. Occasionally there's a few simultaneous articles on Haiku or SkyOS or even RiscOS.

It depends whether or not big things are happening in the project (ReactOS having to redo their entire source code database to head off potential legal issues or something like that), not on what Thom or Eugenia like.

This Microsoft binge is because, with a release date finally in sight, Microsoft is trying to drum up interest in the operating system and other new programs that have been five years (and counting) in coming, and attempting to make up for lost time by pumping lots of money into it.

Not to mention, what Microsoft does is currently going to affect a lot more people than the latest developments in other operating systems, hence the debates about all the minutia.

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