Linked by Adam S on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 14:50 UTC
Windows According to Microsoft beat writer Mary Jo Foley, word is that "Windows 7's mail, photo-management and movie-maker subsystems applets are all being replaced by optionally installable Windows Live equivalents." To many, replacing subsystems with services is a good thing. But what will the self-professed geeks think? Cnet seems to think that "Windows 7 must appeal to geeks--or else!"
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Subsystems?
by tamlin on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 16:34 UTC
tamlin
Member since:
2006-06-18

NT (3.51 - 6 and beyond) has got, to my knowledge, just three subsystems:
- Win32
- OS/2 1.x
- POSIX (some really ancient version)

Is someone trying to tell me Microsoft added a *moviemaker* and other crap as subsystems, that they now (if so, rightfully!) are to remove?! (though making such obvious *apps* into services seems like a bonehead idea - actually, I'd call it idiotic).

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RE: Subsystems?
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 19:38 in reply to "Subsystems?"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

I think it's just a use of the wrong word by the journalists. It's hard to call the Photogallery a 'Subsystem' with a straight face. It's just a program.

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RE[2]: Subsystems?
by sbergman27 on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 19:48 in reply to "RE: Subsystems?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

It's hard to call the Photogallery a 'Subsystem' with a straight face. It's just a program.

That's what we said about their web browser.

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RE: Subsystems?
by benhonghu on Wed 24th Sep 2008 14:32 in reply to "Subsystems?"
benhonghu Member since:
2008-08-24

That's exactly what was in my mind when I read the title the first time. Leveraging protected subsystems to user mode? I don't think so hehe.

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RE: Subsystems?
by dnstest on Wed 24th Sep 2008 16:42 in reply to "Subsystems?"
dnstest Member since:
2006-06-11

How many times will OSNews link to a Mary Jo Foley article? Don't we all know by now that she absolutely does not know what she is talking about. She eats bullshite fed to her by MS marketing all the time! A serious tech website should never link to Mary Jo Foley...

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RE[2]: Subsystems?
by sbergman27 on Wed 24th Sep 2008 16:58 in reply to "RE: Subsystems?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

How many times will OSNews link to a Mary Jo Foley article? Don't we all know by now that she absolutely does not know what she is talking about.

I've always rather liked her articles. She reports on Microsoft, does it with a critical eye, but avoids going over the line and becoming a "Microsoft Basher". After all, there's plenty of low hanging fruit on that tree.

From Mary Jo in the comments on the story:

"""
You're right: Subsystems is a bad word choice on my part. I will replace it in the post. As far as further clarification of which bundled apps get replaced, so far I have none, as the Windows 7 team is not talking about the product -- at least not to me -- beyond what is being said in the "Engineering 7" blog. MJ
"""

Edited 2008-09-24 17:02 UTC

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