Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jan 2009 21:34 UTC
Windows Tech ARP has a collection of dates regarding Microsoft's update program. The upgrade program concerns upgrade paths from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and basically entails that when you buy a Windows Vista machine after July 1 2009, you will get a free upgrade to Windows 7 once it's released. The data also confirm a number of versions for Windows 7.
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RE[2]: Smorgasbord
by sbergman27 on Wed 7th Jan 2009 01:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Smorgasbord"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

If ever there's confusion about what variation to install, it's in the Linux operating system bubble.

You often jump too quickly to conclusions, flanque. The OP seems more partial to OpenBSD. And last I looked, there was one OpenBSD. He has a point, and is standing on firm ground. And your post was tangential to that topic.

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RE[3]: Smorgasbord
by flanque on Wed 7th Jan 2009 02:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Smorgasbord"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

You often jump too quickly to conclusions, flanque. The OP seems more partial to OpenBSD. And last I looked, there was one OpenBSD. He has a point, and is standing on firm ground. And your post was tangential to that topic.

I often jump too quickly to conclusions? Really? Perhaps it's just an alternative point of view that doesn't align with yours. It's possible, but hey, I best not just too quickly to that conclusion.

I wasn't talking about specifically Apple's demonstration of how to do it.

I also wasn't suggesting that Bink thinks it's OK for Linux distributions yet somehow not OK for Windows varients.

I was talking about the general comment of Microsoft making the apparent availability of a smorgasbord of varients and constrasting that to the smorgasbord of Linux distribution varients.

The top 10 page on distrowatch even says (italic and bold mine):
The bewildering choice and the ever increasing number of Linux distributions can be confusing for those who are new to Linux.


That's all "on-topic". Your injection of personal references to me is more tangential, if anything.

Edited 2009-01-07 02:57 UTC

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RE[4]: Smorgasbord
by MaxKlokan on Thu 8th Jan 2009 09:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Smorgasbord"
MaxKlokan Member since:
2007-12-04

That's all "on-topic".

In a story about Windows' upgrade paths and in reply to a comment that did not even mention Linux ? Doesn't sound really "on-topic" to me ;-)

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