Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Apr 2008 21:51 UTC
Windows Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday he expected the new version of Windows operating software, code-named Windows 7, to be released "sometime in the next year or so". The software giant has been aiming to issue more regular updates of the operating system software that powers the majority of the world's personal computers. Nevertheless, Gates' comments suggested that a successor to the Vista program might be released sooner than was generally expected.
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Different
by Sodapop on Sat 5th Apr 2008 00:05 UTC
Sodapop
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2005-07-06

I strongly believe if it's too different and requires a new learning experience, it will give the perfect opportunity for people to jump ship to another OS (Linux, Mac, BSD).

Even right now is a great time to just start thinking whether or not you want to try out a different Operating System.

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RE: Different
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 5th Apr 2008 00:21 in reply to "Different"
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2005-07-06

"I strongly believe if it's too different and requires a new learning experience, it will give the perfect opportunity for people to jump ship to another OS (Linux, Mac, BSD)"

I did it a long time ago (moving to Linux, even if right now I am in XP x64)
However we keep hoping that the majority of users move to another OS, but it simply doesn't happen.
Why? Macs are far too expensive outside the USA.
As to Linux the large computer manufacturers should be serious about offering it as an option, but a few token gestures is all we have had so far. As we know, people will use the OS they get with their computer, they are too lazy or simply not geek enough.

Edited 2008-04-05 00:25 UTC

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