Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Mar 2009 18:38 UTC
Windows The Windows 7 beta release is already a few months old now, and Microsoft has already made quite a number of changes to its new windows release after that, as detailed in the Engineering 7 weblog. These changes would make it to the public via the release candidate, but it has always been a bit unclear as to when it would arrive. Thanks to a slip-up, we now know the RC is coming in May.
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quatermass
Member since:
2005-08-03

I'll wait until SP1 comes out thank you very much.

Microsoft has cocked it up too many times to take chances otherwise. :-))

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Isn't Windows 7 really just Vista SP3 anyways..? so it should be great!

But yeah I get your point. :-)

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

al server releases since 2003 have been very well tested and rather stable. 2008 was absolutly steller (though it had SP1 for vista in it). There is no need to wait for 7 or 2008 R2 service pack 1. if you have been keeping up on the MSDN dev blogs you will know why.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I'll use it, if only to see what all the fuss is about. I've been using Linux Mint for so long though. It will be a tough act to follow.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I'll use it, if only to see what all the fuss is about. I've been using Linux Mint for so long though. It will be a tough act to follow.


It's really not, just so long as you remember that Windows is like Firefox. Without any addons, it's really nothing exciting. It's only when you start adding stuff to it that it becomes anything special.

But it does come with powersshell, so that's a step in the right direction ;) Scripters might also want to try out AutoIt, and its distant cousin, AutoHotkey.

However, just like Linux, Windows ain't for everyone. For example, if your killer apps consist of a terminal window and a bunch of CLI utils, then you'd just be running Cygwin on top of Windows and a bunch of GNU tools, along with some sweet toppings like perl, which is kind of a waste of your time, since you can do all that on Linux already.

Edited 2009-03-27 01:24 UTC

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