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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Hello Adam, earth to Adam
by Karitku on Thu 21st Aug 2008 14:37 UTC
Karitku
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2006-01-12

Kind a crappy points you make to be honest. In first I think it's up to HW maker to make sure drivers work. Keep mind that Windows7 will use Vista driver model so they have plenty of time. If some HW maker makes bad drivers, don't buy that shit.

In second you kind a shoot yourself on foot. First you claim that you want something with both Shadow copy and Media Center but in the end you say make two versions. Do you think professional people want Media Center or regular users something like Shadow Copy? No, also most people will buy Vista, even if it's Ultimate, as OEM and that costs 160€. In reality there is only 3 versions of Vista for regular user Home Premium, Business and Ultimate. I think they are well focused althou Ultimate is overlypriced if you buy it in box version, which no sane person should.

On third point I really started to think have you ever even used Vista. Seriously Vista has backup solution that works automaticly and is easy enough to setup.

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RE: Hello Adam, earth to Adam
by fretinator on Thu 21st Aug 2008 15:15 in reply to "Hello Adam, earth to Adam"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Earth to Karitku:

I'm sorry, your call cannot be completed as dialed. Please re-check the number and try again. Beep.

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RE: Hello Adam, earth to Adam
by Adam S on Thu 21st Aug 2008 17:02 in reply to "Hello Adam, earth to Adam"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Seriously Vista has backup solution that works


I'm starting to wonder if you've ever used Vista. Are you calling that ridiculous joke of a backup program a "solution?" Puh-lease.

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RE[2]: Hello Adam, earth to Adam
by MollyC on Thu 21st Aug 2008 18:13 in reply to "RE: Hello Adam, earth to Adam"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

"Seriously Vista has backup solution that works
I'm starting to wonder if you've ever used Vista. Are you calling that ridiculous joke of a backup program a "solution?" Puh-lease. "

What's wrong with it, exactly? It does incremantal backups, uses shadow-copy under the covers, and supports automatic backups that can be scheduled a frequently as the user wants. What's the problem?

While I'm at it, you suggest bundling Outlook (or something as powerful) rather than Winows Mail (which you mistakenly referred to "Windows Live Mail", which is a downloadable desktop client for hotmail and other Live services). There are two problems with this:

1. If Microsoft were to do that, the EU would be levelling a two billion dollar fine the very next day.

2. It makes no sense for Microsoft to do this because Outlook is, as you say, "a for charge add-on that is a huge hit". If it's a huge hit that people are willing to pay for, why give it away for free?

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