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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Vista; Vista II; DirectX 11!?
by cyclops on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 23:59 UTC
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

Seriously in an article that highlights Vista as a poorly scalable OS and an unwanted one with users companies opting for a *8year old OS*. I'm a little bit frightened that every Vista User here is pining for an unreleased OS. I can't but help think I have been here before.

I predicted that Vista would be everywhere after a couple of years but its not. Its unwanted an unloved.

The strangest thing is Vista II's greatest success to date has been its marketing, and Vista's greatest failure was technical+DRM.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I predicted that Vista would be everywhere after a couple of years but its not. Its unwanted an unloved.

Yeah. I figured the same. It has been very interesting to watch what I thought was assured *not* happen... for a change. MS, it seems, can no longer force people to move to their latest "offering", even with all the leverage they control. Now its up to someone else to offer something that will truly attract those recalcitrants. ;-)

Edited 2008-12-23 00:18 UTC

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

vista had a lot going for it; MS completely rewrote the networking stack, the sound stack, created a new hardware-based graphics API (WPF), locked down the kernel, added promotable admin rights, put IE in its own sandbox, redid the way memory is managed, added IO priorities, seriously improved wake-from-sleep time, etc.

unfortunatly it didnt polish it up at all. well with 7 the polish comes on and its good. realll good.

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

vista had a lot going for it; MS completely rewrote the networking stack, the sound stack, created a new hardware-based graphics API (WPF), locked down the kernel, added promotable admin rights, put IE in its own sandbox, redid the way memory is managed, added IO priorities, seriously improved wake-from-sleep time, etc.

unfortunatly it didnt polish it up at all. well with 7 the polish comes on and its good. realll good.


Like they did with Vista...and its still DRM infected. Benchmarks are showing little to no improvements to performance....because it is Vista.

The reality is though because of the way Microsoft release you are due a whole host of new regressions.

Thats ignoring all the stuff users hate...change even if it is for the better.

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