Linked by Adam S on Thu 21st Aug 2008 13:13 UTC
Windows Steven Sinofsky, who oversees Windows 7 development, has really committed to keeping us in the loop on the new Engineering Windows 7 blog. In today's post, "Measuring the Scale of a Release," he discusses whether or not Windows 7 will be a "major" or "minor" release. It's a pretty good piece that really makes some good points. Read on for our perspective.
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Not scared to switch
by asupcb on Thu 21st Aug 2008 14:08 UTC
asupcb
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2005-11-10

I'm currently a Windows user and I'm not scared to switch to a Mac I'm just not willing to pay such a premium for their hardware. I would gladly run Mac OS X if I could but I'm not going to pay for hardware that I don't particularly like (for the price) to do it. Apple laptops are about right price/performance-wise after a significant refresh but normally they carry a premium, especially on RAM.

After I move this October I'm planning to completely reformat my computer and I will probably have a Windows XP SP3 partition and some kind of Linux Partition. Can all Linux distros read/write to NTFS now? It's been a few years since I had time to play with Linux at university. Also does anyone know any good back up solutions for Windows XP?

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RE: Not scared to switch
by fretinator on Thu 21st Aug 2008 15:11 in reply to "Not scared to switch"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm currently a Windows user and I'm not scared to switch to a Mac I'm just not willing to pay such a premium for their hardware.


Exactly, I'm not buying a $2000 laptop. It's not happening!

Can all Linux distros read/write to NTFS now?

Yes, any recent one can.

Also does anyone know any good back up solutions for Windows XP?

Look for SyncToy (one of the free PowerToys). You setup a local folder and a remote folder (or an external drive). In the backround it syncs the folders. A good use would be to have your "My Documents" folder synced with a folder on the network drive. It's brain-dead easy to setup.

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RE[2]: Not scared to switch
by Tom K on Thu 21st Aug 2008 17:30 in reply to "RE: Not scared to switch"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

$2000?

Try $1099 for a MacBook. And RAM? Throw any PC2-5300 SODIMMs you can find into it. I believe the going price is about $35 for a 2 GB stick.

The Apple bashing is leaving something to be desired this morning.

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RE[2]: Not scared to switch
by asupcb on Thu 21st Aug 2008 17:59 in reply to "RE: Not scared to switch"
asupcb Member since:
2005-11-10

Thanks for the info ;)

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RE: Not scared to switch
by PhatSlaab on Thu 21st Aug 2008 15:31 in reply to "Not scared to switch"
PhatSlaab Member since:
2006-02-27

Besides hardware cost for a Mac, many people who pirate software know that it's harder to find their favorite programs for free. Windows has made pirating a breeze, why change anything?

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RE: Not scared to switch
by netpython on Thu 21st Aug 2008 15:43 in reply to "Not scared to switch"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Also does anyone know any good back up solutions for Windows XP?

I would recommend Norton Ghost.

Edited 2008-08-21 15:43 UTC

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