Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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Take 2
by imstillatwork on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:52 UTC
imstillatwork
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2007-03-22

MS does not need to abandon the product. they need to simplify the product choices and lower the price. 2 versions, HOME or PRO. That's the way it should be.

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RE: Take 2
by Kroc on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:57 in reply to "Take 2"
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2005-11-10

Not simple enough. One version, one disc, both archs, all features you can install/uninstall by ticking the right box in 'add/remove features' (including IE). That's how it should be done.

I'm really damned glad that Apple seem to understand this with Leopard - one version, PPC, x86, 32-bit & 64-bit all on one disc. The consumer (and developer) doesn't have to arse around with what version they have, or having to buy a new disc just to use 64-bit. How can a developer be expected to migrate to 64-bit apps, when the consumer is going to have a hard enough time getting there as it is! It's backward and arcane; nothing different at the Microsoft shop, clearly.

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RE[2]: Take 2
by snozzberry on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:32 in reply to "RE: Take 2"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

I'm really damned glad that Apple seem to understand this with Leopard - one version, PPC, x86, 32-bit & 64-bit all on one disc.

They've got two advantages working for them.

One, the media is DVD instead of CD (which until Tiger was the norm) so they've got at least 4.7Gb to hold it.

Two, the executable format (Mach) is multi-arch by design and has been since Steve Jobs was running NeXT, so technically the disc only needs one installer app.

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