Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Apr 2008 20:56 UTC
Windows "Reading the mainstream media this weekend, you'd believe that Bill Gates announced that Windows 7 will be released to retail in 2009. The only problem is, he didn't say anything of the sort. What Gates said merely confirmed what we've all known all along: that Windows 7 is being developed on a three-year timeframe."
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Seems as if???
by corbintechboy on Mon 7th Apr 2008 07:41 UTC
corbintechboy
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2006-05-02

Seems that Vista may go the way of WindowsME.

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RE: Seems as if???
by merkoth on Mon 7th Apr 2008 13:11 in reply to "Seems as if???"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

So what? Did WinME prevent anyone from purchasing the next Windows version? No, it didn't. All MS has to do is to release a new version an everyone will buy it. They always do.

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RE[2]: Seems as if???
by intangible on Mon 7th Apr 2008 15:42 in reply to "RE: Seems as if???"
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2005-07-06

Maybe they can release multiple versions and artificially cripple all of them except the most expensive so a lot of people will end up having to buy multiple versions. Ooh ooh, maybe they can make it so the OEM versions are completely non-transferable.

Wait... something about that sounds familiar.

Edited 2008-04-07 15:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Seems as if???
by Sodapop on Mon 7th Apr 2008 16:28 in reply to "RE: Seems as if???"
Sodapop Member since:
2005-07-06

And that's unfortunate. By the way, can you tell me what OS is on these new computers that people buy?.

Oh yeah, Microsoft Windows!. How silly of me to forget that the Joe User doesn't have much of a choice. Unless he digs around, which is too bothersome for our friend Joe.

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