Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Dec 2007 00:31 UTC, submitted by Adam S
Windows "Microsoft's Hilton Locke, who used to work on the Tablet PC team and now works on the Windows Shell team, let us know today that if we are impressed with touch on the iPhone, then we'll be blown away by the touch features of the upcoming Windows 7." More here.
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Who Cares?
by patrick_ on Thu 13th Dec 2007 02:13 UTC
patrick_
Member since:
2006-03-02

Who cares about Windows anymore?

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RE: Who Cares?
by jayson.knight on Thu 13th Dec 2007 03:31 in reply to "Who Cares?"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"Who cares about Windows anymore?"

95% of the people who use PC's?

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by JamesTRexx on Thu 13th Dec 2007 07:50 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

95% of the people

Actually a lot less than that.
Most people only care about the applications and "Ooh shiny!". They don't care whether it runs on Windows, *nix, Apples or pears, they just want to do their mail, surfing, games, typing, etc.
If they have trouble with the OS that they can't fix with a magic repair button, they turn to others to fix their pc anyway.

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 13th Dec 2007 08:43 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

95% of the people who use PC's?


Thats a good point.

I care about Windows too, since I use it in addition to Linux. You have to know Windows to get into most IT-related fields.

However, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on anything by running *nix. I can access any Windows apps I want from my terminal server, even those that otherwise fail under Wine or VMs. .NET/WPF apps are no problem either--as you can see from the new Yahoo Messenger for Vista.

Heres my example:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/fullview.php?i=3885&original=1

Of course a terminal server fall flat at 3D gaming but Wine/Cedega usually work satisfactory after some tweaking. In the future we can hopefully look forward to DirectX/OpenGL hardware accelerated VM solutions!

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by Soulbender on Thu 13th Dec 2007 10:06 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I doubt they actually care about Windows per se. They just use whatever came on their PC and whatever does what they need to do. If it's called Windows, Apple or Linux is irrelevant for them.

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by Brunis on Thu 13th Dec 2007 10:33 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

>>"Who cares about Windows anymore?"

>95% of the people who use PC's?

No, they might have heard they are running Windows, but if you ask them which version they are running.. they might aswell say 97 or linux.. and they don't give a shit.. and they should'nt.. this is only religion to a few of us.. the ones that know the pathetic nature of Windows.. we have an fanatic interest in seeing Microsoft loose.. I used to think the Amiga would conquer the Pc.. then i thought BeOS would prevail.. know i have to rely on linux for that.. and i think linux has actually reached a stage where it is better than windows on the desktop.. the only problem is.. noone (the usual family computer nerd you call) is familiar with linux, so if you need help.. you're screwed!

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by Quoth_the_Raven on Thu 13th Dec 2007 10:39 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
Quoth_the_Raven Member since:
2005-11-15

Don't think it's 95% anymore.

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RE[2]: Who Cares?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Dec 2007 14:20 in reply to "RE: Who Cares?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

More like ~80% these days when looking apart from users on myfavouritedogfoodandseebritneyspearsandlindseylohannudeinthebathtubwi thparishilton.getfreshviruseshereforthe.net

Remember, there's a world outside where windows is a generic word for something transparent you can see through.

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