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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RE: Not scared to switch
by fretinator on Thu 21st Aug 2008 15:11 UTC 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[3]: Not scared to switch
by fretinator on Thu 21st Aug 2008 17:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Not scared to switch"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

$2000? Try $1099 for a MacBook.


I'm sorry, it's still too much. For $1099 I can get the "I'm sorry I can't afford the COOL Mac, please don't look down on me" basic Mac laptop. For $500-$600 I can get a similarly spec'd PC. As PsyStar has shown us, it is a very closed game Apple is running, where people pay twice the money for the "coolness" factor. That is why it is imperative to Apple that the OS never be available on other hardware. They are nice products, but I can't do my computer shopping at Tiffany's. Some people can. But as Jerry would say, "Not That There's Anything Wrong with That".

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RE[3]: Not scared to switch
by google_ninja on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 23:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Not scared to switch"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

1100$ is going to buy you a toy.

MBPs aren't that bad price wise when you compare them against similar higher end low-weight/low-noise laptops, like vaios or lenovos. The problem is you have far more choice in the pc world, so unless you buy right after an apple refresh, chances are you can get better components for a few hundred dollars less at any given time.

My problem is I dont care about uber portable, I buy machines that I can move around the house, or take to the coffee shop (basically just not be tied to a desk), and I dont care so much about weight when I can buy something at least twice as good for the same price, albeit closer to 8 lbs. I love osx, and I have an iMac, but until apple offers at least moderately powered mobile machines, my primary computer is always going to be a pc.

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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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