Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:46 UTC, submitted by Richard
Windows Let's combine the two most popular topics on the internet today into one: Windows 7 on netbooks. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will ship a version of Windows 7 designed for netbooks, the popular small laptops that appear to be the only bright spot in an otherwise abysmal PC industry climate. However, with various reports indicating that Windows 7 already runs fine on netbooks, this raises the question: what exactly is Microsoft planning?
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christianhgross
Member since:
2005-11-15

>In other news, it is now known the new OS will integrate natively with sensory hardware within desktops and laptops, such as GPS chips and light sensors. Microsoft said that a laptop with GPS connectivity would know where it was in the world without third-party software, and deliver location-specific information to applications that require it, such as weather updates to the weather gadget on the Windows desktop.

Wow just brilliant! Waste time on software that needs to be outside! How often do I open my notebook, or desktop outside? WHAT A FREAKEN waste of time and money, and goes to show why Microsoft is a value trap.

I appreciate the fact that you could use this on mobile phones, or PDA's. BUT on notebooks? Desktops?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I appreciate the fact that you coul[d use this on mobile phones, or PDA's. BUT on notebooks? Desktops?


It might be pretty handy on netbooks though. You know, what the article is about.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft said that a laptop with GPS connectivity would know where it was in the world without third-party software, and deliver location-specific information to applications that require it,

I f--king HATE this. It's bad enough when web pages to this, but now all my apps are going to start second guessing what I want to do based on where they think I am.

Any webmaster who sets up their site to send me to www.foo.se , despite the fact that I typed www.foo.com just because I happen to be in Sweden should be publicly beaten. If I wanted information specific to Sweden I would have asked for it.

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"I f--king HATE this. It's bad enough when web pages to this, but now all my apps are going to start second guessing what I want to do based on where they think I am."

calm down there slick, this feature is as easy to turn off as unchecking a box in perferences.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

blah blah blah. whine why don't you? you don't HAVE to be outside to make use of a GPS. My phones picks up 8 sats in my office at work. And it has been useful inside sometimes. specially in large buildings.

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coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

If you don't want it, don't friggin' buy it.

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