Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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I don't know...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 29th Oct 2008 05:16 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

On the one hand, Windows 7 sounds like it's got some interesting ideas. On the other hand, it's obviously just Vista Version 2.0, and will continue to have those things I disliked then, and I'll continue to dislike when Win7 comes out. In typical Microsoft fashion, this seems like the usual "one step forward, two steps back" style of 'evolution'. To be fair, Microsoft does seem to be doing things better with Win7 than Vista, so I'll at least try it at the local Staples on their demo units when it's released.

I'm not expecting much, but I'd love to be proven wrong. On the other hand, I've grown quite a strong dislike towards Microsoft in general over the last several years, starting with my last years on XP, so at the same time I can't see myself purposely buying it just to run Windows. Unfortunately, though, I'll probably be forced into it when I buy a new PC, since OEMs usually sell their better hardware combinations with Windows only... leaving Linux users screwed (if they sell Linux at all).

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RE: I don't know...
by Buck on Wed 29th Oct 2008 09:11 in reply to "I don't know..."
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2005-06-29

Unfortunately, though, I'll probably be forced into it when I buy a new PC

Why don't you people just assemble your own computers? It's fun and you get to know every peripheral and get to choose that elusive 'ideal' config. I always used to do just that before going the Mac way.

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