Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:27 UTC, submitted by Mystic TaCo
Microsoft Microsoft said Monday it has finalized the code for Office 2007, marking the completion of the first of two key projects for the software giant. Both Windows Vista and Office are slated for release to big businesses on Nov. 30. Microsoft has issued near-final test releases of Vista, but has not yet completed the final, or 'gold', code for the new operating system.
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RE: "Gone Gold"
by brewmastre on Mon 6th Nov 2006 21:03 UTC in reply to ""Gone Gold""
brewmastre
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2006-08-01

The sad part is, is that once MS piles on a bunch of Service packs/hotfixes/security patches it will no longer be of Gold quality.

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RE[2]: "Gone Gold"
by DittoBox on Mon 6th Nov 2006 21:58 in reply to "RE: "Gone Gold""
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2005-07-08

Yes because SP2 made Windows XP sooo much less secure...

Give me a break.

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RE[3]: "Gone Gold"
by brewmastre on Tue 7th Nov 2006 13:05 in reply to "RE[2]: "Gone Gold""
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

I didn't say anything about it being less secure, I am referring to how bloated XP becomes once you load all the patches on it. I don't remember the exact numbers but they speak for themselves: XP System dir Prepatch = 950M; XP System dir now w/ all patches installed = 2.4G. You can't seriously tell me that Windows doesn't get more and more bloated and slow with every patch MS throws at it.
I think a good quote that says it all is: "You can think of Windows XP as a house with a second floor built of spackle, wood filler and duct tape." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/23/AR2...

Edited 2006-11-07 13:09

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