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Windows So far, Microsoft has been very tight-lipped about Windows 7, carefully trying to prevent another Longhorn PR disaster where the company promised the heavens and more for Longhorn, but in the end ditched Longhorn to make way for Vista. Chris Flores (Windows Client Communications Team) as well as Steven Sinofsky, has broken the silence a little bit to talk about Windows 7. In addition, it is believed Windows 7 will make its first official debut at the D6 All Things Digital conference today, during a keynote held by Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.
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Comment by J.R.
by J.R. on Tue 27th May 2008 16:30 UTC
J.R.
Member since:
2007-07-25

In fact, one of our design goals for Windows 7 is that it will run on the recommended hardware we specified for Windows Vista and that the applications and devices that work with Windows Vista will be compatible with Windows 7.

Let me put it like this: the bad performance of Vista is what is making me NOT use it (because otherwise I really like it)...so I guess Windows 7 is a NO GO for me as well. I thought Windows 7 was suppose to "fix" Vista, but lets face it: the performance has been subject to A LOT of controversy...so I guess its time to look at the alternatives...

Edited 2008-05-27 16:30 UTC

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RE: Comment by J.R.
by Hiev on Tue 27th May 2008 17:46 in reply to "Comment by J.R."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

The context was that you won't need to update your drivers, and that's awesome, not like linux, when every minimal change screw your drivers.

Edited 2008-05-27 17:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by J.R.
by Moredhas on Wed 28th May 2008 02:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by J.R."
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I use Linux, I keep my drivers and everything up to date, and not once have I ever been left out in the cold with screwed drivers. And before anyone claims it's because I'm a power user, I'm not. I'm a GUI junkie, and while I don't fear the command line, I avoid it where possible. Clicking four things is easier than typing four lines.

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