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Windows Now that Windows 7 is more or less finalised on the feature side of things, with the release candidate around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to look back upon what we thought Windows 7 would be - and what we actually hoped Windows 7 would be. So, I dove into our article and comment archive to see how many of our hopes, dreams, and predictions came true.
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If Microsoft is lucky
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 15th Apr 2009 23:35 UTC
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

If Microsoft is lucky 7 will be as big a hit as Windows 98.

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RE: If Microsoft is lucky
by softdrat on Thu 16th Apr 2009 01:41 in reply to "If Microsoft is lucky"
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2008-09-17

If Microsoft is lucky 7 will be as big a hit as Windows 98.


Really? Windows 98 is that last version of any MS operating system that I've ever bought, and after having had used Linux for 5 years, 98 was a HUGE disappointment. Still fiddling with 8.3 file names? No genuine user accounts with strict access controls? No SMP? No built-in firewall? Once, it displayed a message saying that IE had crashed. I wasn't running IE at the time.

I am sure 7 will be much better. But please don't let 98 (even for its time) be your standard of excellence.

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RE[2]: If Microsoft is lucky
by suryad on Thu 16th Apr 2009 02:10 in reply to "RE: If Microsoft is lucky"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

While I do not disagree with your comment I think the parent was comparing the size of sales and popularity of the OS and not how awesome it was. THough I must say 98 was quite good at that time.

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RE[2]: If Microsoft is lucky
by unclefester on Thu 16th Apr 2009 04:56 in reply to "RE: If Microsoft is lucky"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Eaxactly. Even in 1999 the Linux distros was far better than win98.

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