Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 22:55 UTC
Editorial Yesterday, a story made its rounds across the internet. It was picked up by many large news websites, and I'm sure it will be quoted by people until eternity. It was published by a large website, looked all fancy, it had multiple pages - it looked like it was really something. However, anyone with even the remotest bit of knowledge knows that the article was a collection of complete and utter bogus.
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ok here is what it really is
by poundsmack on Thu 13th Nov 2008 00:15 UTC
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everyone remember when Pontiac rereleased the GTO a few years back? it was fast, handeled pretty well, but over all it was unimpressive and lacked teh luster of its predicesor. then, 2 years later, they did a revision, not a full blown revision, but fine tuned it, added dual exaust, a corvet engine with 400 hp, and refined it to make it really worth while (still not as good as the GTO of old but i digress). that is what windows 7 is to Vista, they changed some things under the hood, make it more comseticly appealing and functional, and finetuned existing features while stripping out things it didnt need.

Windows 7 is not a revolutionary new OS built from the ground up, it is an OS build on proven core technologies (yes vista's core technologies are good, they just needed a little more fine tuning), giving it a nicely UI with better functionality (i have tried it, and trust me I will never hit the "clasic mode" button again) and over all made it better faster stronger. it will be good, very good, so people stop shouting from the rooftops that it isnt this or that, and start being greatfull for what it is and will be. its fast, stable, and doesnt come with the bloaded apps people dont commonly use, it has been streamlined and improved and the UI is rather nice. and for teh love of god, its pre beta (though it feels like true beta) stop comparing it to everythign that isnt in the same phase of development!

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Chicken Blood Member since:

everyone remember when Pontiac rereleased the GTO a few years back?


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wakeupneo Member since:

Severely OT but anyway....

everyone remember when Pontiac rereleased the GTO a few years back?

..with a cringe...yes. Pontiac took a great looking car (the Holden Monaro), pumped the front end with botox and a stupid grille and tried to flog the ugly bugger to Americans. If they'd left it alone and not called it a 'GTO' (which has waaaay too much history and hardcore fans to contend with) it might have done well. But, you get the G8 from us now and that doesn't look too bad I guess, so all is forgiven ;)

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