Linked by David Adams on Wed 23rd Apr 2008 17:23 UTC
Windows Hot on the heels of our previous story outlining the fiasco that Vista's release has been, TechRepublic's Jason Hiner predicts that Microsoft is aware of its blunder and will respond by making a release of Windows 7 ahead of schedule (primarily by overhauling Vista and calling it Windows 7, it seems) in order to encourage its enterprise clients to upgrade directly from XP to Windows 7.
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RE[4]: Vista is just fine for me
by andrewg on Thu 24th Apr 2008 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is just fine for me"
andrewg
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes Microsoft could and should do backwards compatibility in a VM. But the point is no matter what they do it will be interpreted as a failure / as a short coming by the legions of Microsoft haters contrasted with how Apple apologists will make excuses / justifications for almost any failure on Apple's part.

Note: bouncing icon observation was intended to be colourful language describing just how slow OS 10.0 was. By 10.2 the speed issue was solved.

Edited 2008-04-24 20:21 UTC

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blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

You're right. MS should have done virtualisation. If OS-X can have parallels and everyone raving about it why can't Vista?

Only now is bloody Parallels actually useful in a Windows Network Environment. Before it was a nightmare but no one seemed to bitch about it which seems to indicate Mac OS-X shrills seem to think Apple can do no wrong. They still overprice their hardware and underspec their systems.

Here's to hoping Windows 7 is Vista stripped down and optimised but that being said, I actually like Vista and seem to be able to get a lot done in it with little heartach. It took a little to get it there but the main problems I was having was a faulty SATA2 controller on my old Motherboard and a XFX based Nvidia 8800GT with crap BIOS. That and nvidia drivers have only started coming into their own recently. How long has it taken Nvida to step up to the Vista plate? Over a year.

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elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

But the point is no matter what they do it will be interpreted as a failure / as a short coming by the legions of Microsoft haters contrasted with how Apple apologists will make excuses / justifications for almost any failure on Apple's part.


Actually, that's not your original point-the point you made was that it amazed you how the same people calling for a scratch rewrite of Windows are the same folks who complain about Vista incompatibilities and that they couldn't have it both ways, but you in your own words admit that it can be done (and indeed it can). Whether those same people choose to be Microsoft haters is clearly their choice-but that's a different argument altogether. I'm merely pointing out that perhaps, as other people have stated, they *can* have it both ways. That's not at all an unreasonable request for a piece of software backed by multi-billion dollar company.

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