Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:26 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
Windows Windows Vista has been out and about for a while now, and it has already been updated with a service pack, with a second service pack on its way. Vista's successor, Windows 7, is also getting closer and closer to release, but despite all that, Windows XP is still going strong, and demand for the operating system remains high. Because of that, Microsoft has yet again extended Windows XP's lifetime for OEMs and resellers.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by poundsmack on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

don't worry about 7. as long as they include direct x11 and dont stray frmo the path they are on now its going to be a nice solid release. like really solid.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 03:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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2007-02-17

don't worry about 7. as long as they include direct x11 and dont stray frmo the path they are on now its going to be a nice solid release. like really solid.


I doubt it very much. They will still include DRM, WGA and fundamental security vulnerabilities in Windows 7. Windows 7 will still have a core architecture derived from Vista, and hence retain Vista's driver incompatibility with and hardware that was out of production before Vista's launch ... which includes a large number of printers and NAS devices.

Windows 7 will still be written in the best interests of big business America, rather than the best interests of the end users who will nevertheless be expected to pay for it. There will still be all kinds of functions inextricably embedded in the core of the software which oppose or restrict what the end user of the system may do with his or her own system.

Hardware manufacturers (rather than OS suppliers) will still be expected to write the drivers, and there will still be zero incentive for hardware OEMs to do that for hardware they have already sold.

Windows 7 will hence very likely be almost as borked as Vista is. It will barely be better than a Vista service pack ... except that, unlike a service pack, you will have to pay for it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 07:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-06-29

Windows 7 will hence very likely be almost as borked as Vista is. It will barely be better than a Vista service pack ... except that, unlike a service pack, you will have to pay for it.


And I assume you all base these conclusions on usage of Windows 7? Or, as usual, are you pulling all this out of your GNU ass?

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