Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 21:35 UTC, submitted by Bob from Activewin
Windows A long and detailed preview of Windows 7 appeared on ActiveWin. Many screenshots included. "It's safe to say I am overwhelmed, overjoyed and most of all excited about Windows 7", the author concludes.
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Windows 7 looks great!
by berzerko on Tue 4th Nov 2008 05:04 UTC
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2005-11-11

Actually, I can see why some people say it looks like KDE, but I do think that this is going to be a good OS release. Honestly, I can't wait to try this out! I think that linux (and other factors) has really lit a fire under Microsoft's butt and we are finally seeing a better quality product in Windows.

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RE: Windows 7 looks great!
by obsidian on Tue 4th Nov 2008 06:56 in reply to "Windows 7 looks great!"
obsidian Member since:
2007-05-12

Actually, I can see why some people say it looks like KDE, but I do think that this is going to be a good OS release. Honestly, I can't wait to try this out! I think that linux (and other factors) has really lit a fire under Microsoft's butt and we are finally seeing a better quality product in Windows.


Very unlikely, given that Windows 7 uses the Vista kernel.

Hands up all those who think that Windows 7 will be more secure than OpenBSD. No-one? I agree - it won't even come close.

Hands up all those who think that Windows 7 will be more robust than Linux and the BSDs. No-one again - agreed again. Can't wait to see the first Win 7 BSOD... ;)

Edited 2008-11-04 06:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Windows 7 looks great!
by rajan r on Tue 4th Nov 2008 07:11 in reply to "RE: Windows 7 looks great!"
rajan r Member since:
2005-07-27

Because OpenBSD is a commercial OS meant for mass consumption....?

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RE[2]: Windows 7 looks great!
by dagw on Tue 4th Nov 2008 10:32 in reply to "RE: Windows 7 looks great!"
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2005-07-06

Hands up all those who think that Windows 7 will be more robust than Linux and the BSDs. No-one again - agreed again. Can't wait to see the first Win 7 BSOD...

Windows doesn't have to be more robust than Linux, it just has to be robust enough not not crash under normal use. My Ubuntu machine is no more or less stable than my Windows XP machine. There are things I can do to reliably hang my Ubuntu desktop every time. Sure those things are technically the 'fault' of things like graphics drivers or compiz or Xorg or whatever, rather than Linux as in the kernel, but from an end user perspective it really doesn't matter. I can't remember the last time XP hung on me under normal use, while with Linux it was yesterday. The whole Linux is a more stable desktop OS than Windows is largely a myth at this point.

Linux with a robust minimal WM, running only robust well tested apps and drivers with no 'exotic' features enabled I'll agree is very stable. Linux running with all the latest bells and whistles that your typical Ubuntu insall provides cannot really make that claim. Exactly the same is basically true for Windows as well.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Very unlikely, given that Windows 7 uses the Vista kernel.


And I'm sure you'll get around to explaining why that means Windows 7 will be identical to Vista... any minute now. (waiting...)

Hands up all those who think that Windows 7 will be more secure than OpenBSD. No-one? I agree - it won't even come close.

Hands up all those who think that Windows 7 will be more robust than Linux and the BSDs. No-one again - agreed again.


And since neither point has made a single whit of difference to the successes of previous versions of Windows, it's clear that either:

A) Windows is so fantastic that people will use it anyway. Or...
B) No one gives a damn.

Excellent argument, color me convinced.

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