Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:51 UTC
Windows Forbes takes a look at Vista, and writes: "More than five years in the making, more than 50 million lines of code. The result? A vista slightly more inspiring than the one over the town dump. The new slogan is: 'The Wow Starts Now', and Microsoft touts new features, many filched shamelessly from Apple's Macintosh. But as with every previous version, there's no wow here, not even in ironic quotes. Vista is at best mildly annoying and at worst makes you want to rush to Redmond, Wash. and rip somebody's liver out." They also look at Office 2007.
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RE: Apps are everything
by iarann on Sun 11th Feb 2007 17:58 UTC in reply to "Apps are everything"
iarann
Member since:
2006-05-14

Stupid MS just doesn't get that power apps are everything.

What? Are you sure? Their Office suite dominates the market, and they practically give their OS away for free on new computers to pull you in. On top of that, all the main business apps run in Windows, so they don't need to develop a top photo manipulation suite or CAD program for Windows because someone else did. Theres also the pc gaming industry, which they have an almost exclusive hold over, and a key fact you may have missed as well: a huge amount of the free software for linux and the BSDs run in Windows. All the killer linux apps I can think of that aren't server related (OpenOffice.Org, Firefox, MySQL, Gimp, etc etc) all run in Windows natively. They also dominate the software development market on the Windows side, giving away only to java. I could call MS a lot of things, but stupid wouldn't be one of them.

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RE[2]: Apps are everything
by sumone on Sun 11th Feb 2007 18:20 in reply to "RE: Apps are everything"
sumone Member since:
2007-02-11

By apps, I obviously mean the built-in apps. After a certain point, what else can one add in a new OS if not killer apps for users or at least the underlying technologies? Apps to convince them to upgrade? Apps that Mac OS X ships with. MS's techs may be good but their focus is entirely either on businesses or on mom & grandma type users. If Vista were today to SHIP WITH killer apps, people will buy it. That was my point. MS are being stupid if they're not getting this. If they cannot include power apps in the OS for fear of getting sued, they can simply include links for DL.

Edited 2007-02-11 18:24

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RE[3]: Apps are everything
by CPUGuy on Sun 11th Feb 2007 21:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Apps are everything"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

Uhh, no, they aren't being stupid, they are being quite smart, actually.

Microsoft is not allowed to ship a "killer" app with Windows as anytime they even ship a half-way decent app with the OS they get their competitors screaming to the DOJ and to the EU (ever hear of Windows XP N?).

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RE[3]: Apps are everything
by CPUGuy on Sun 11th Feb 2007 21:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Apps are everything"
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

Also, to what "killer" MacOSX apps are you referring to?

iLife?
Only thing that Vista doesn't have is iWeb.

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