Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2008 21:33 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Windows Gizmodo has been running an interesting series of videos (part I | part II | part III) where they interview Bill Gates. They chopped the interview up into smaller pieces (as in, 2 minutes a pop), but the fourth installment only lasts 16 seconds. Bill Gates does say something very honest and open, though. After Gizmodo asked him what product of the last five years he would've wanted polished a little more, Gates answers: "Ask me after we ship the next version of Windows. Then I'll be more open to give you a blunt answer."
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Rush
by Joe User on Thu 10th Jan 2008 22:25 UTC
Joe User
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2005-06-29

I like Bill's franchise. He's a nice person, even if Microsoft itself is evil.

Regarding Vista, it had been delayed so much that if they had delayed it a little more, like 6-12 more months, they could have polished it, added the extra features, optimized it for lower-end hardware, etc... The extra delay wouldn't have been a problem for the end-users, but the improvements would have been worth it.

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RE: Rush
by Johann Chua on Fri 11th Jan 2008 02:46 in reply to "Rush"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

I like Bill's franchise. He's a nice person, even if Microsoft itself is evil.


You mean frankness, right? Franchise means something else. ^_-


Regarding Vista, it had been delayed so much that if they had delayed it a little more, like 6-12 more months, they could have polished it, added the extra features, optimized it for lower-end hardware, etc... The extra delay wouldn't have been a problem for the end-users, but the improvements would have been worth it.


Yeah. Vista is much better on my laptop after optimized drivers were available. Video playback is nice and smooth now. Should see about turning off the pre-load cache so I don't run out of memory (so quickly) when I'm running Firefox (less than a day; takes almost a week in Ubuntu). Need to get more RAM, in any case. Will see if 2GB really does make a difference.

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RE[2]: Rush
by PlatformAgnostic on Fri 11th Jan 2008 09:03 in reply to "RE: Rush"
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2006-01-02

What do you mean by "running out of memory?" Does your machine actually start getting slower, or are you only basing this on counters? Some of the counters in taskmgr are a bit misleading...

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