Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 04:58 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows We already know some of the directions Windows 7 will be exploring: a system-wide multitouch user interface framework, a focus on performance, all while building on top of the groundwork Windows Vista has laid out. While off-hand remarks have been made concerning the operating system's release date, it appears Microsoft now formalised the release date of Windows 7.
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RE: Lacking direction
by mickrussom on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:14 UTC in reply to "Lacking direction"
mickrussom
Member since:
2006-05-13

This is a symptom of a bigger problem, and Microsoft's unwillingness to throw things out. They seem to be like a compulsive hoarder who claims that 'one day I might need it' but reality is, that 'one day' never actually comes.

Wrong. Not everyone wants to buy all new software when the old software works, and quite well at that.

If MSFT "throws" stuff out, Like EAX and Direct Sound 3d/2d, everyone just gets pissed.

They used to put a gun to developers head to use these APIs, and now they deprecate them. Lame, untenable, expensive and wrong.

Why should WINE be more compatible with legacy stuff than microsoft's new OS?

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RE[2]: Lacking direction
by kaiwai on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:13 in reply to "RE: Lacking direction"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Wrong. Not everyone wants to buy all new software when the old software works, and quite well at that.

If MSFT "throws" stuff out, Like EAX and Direct Sound 3d/2d, everyone just gets pissed.


Ah yes typical hyperbole of 'everyone just ges pissed' - who is this 'everyone'? when I look through the complaints; sure, people are pissed off about an application not working, but the number one complain *I* have seen from people is the crap performance then followed by crap hardware support and the lack of delivery of all the promises that were hyped up for 5 years!

There is a fine line between supporting software that is 3 years old (from 2005) and expecting Microsoft so support applications from Windows 3.1 as some people expect.

Oh, and I always love when people ćompare' Windows with wine - it exposes the individuals complete lack of understanding of software development - it truly does. Unless you have a clue in that area, please, don't voice your opinion - its frustrating having to read such nonsense.

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