Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 21:53 UTC
Windows I never thought it was possible, but as it turns out, Microsoft has managed to produce some pretty good commercials for its brand new operating system, Windows 7. They are quite product-oriented, and carry the slogan "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea".
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RE[2]: What features?
by poladark on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE: What features?"
poladark
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2009-07-15

No, the biggest leap in innovation was from VMS -> NT

/ducks


The best you can say about windows 7 is that it's not as bad as it used to be. It has lots of good stuff under the surface but looking at the competition it barely serves to bring the operating system up to date.

I'm still waiting for a usable shell in windows and a comprehensive command reference (like we've had in OpenVMS since version 7.1). Powershell is admittedly more powerful but you also end up writing almost as much code as you would if you just wrote a C# program anyhow and the entire documentation for how to write a usable Powershell script is hardly supplied with the operating system.

I'll wait for the series of commercials called "Windows 7 was my idea and they f--ked it up".

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RE[3]: What features?
by tobyv on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 21:55 in reply to "RE[2]: What features?"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

I'm still waiting for a usable shell in windows and a comprehensive command reference (like we've had in OpenVMS since version 7.1).


I'm still waiting for a versioning filesystem.. but seeing as Windows 7 is actually Windows 6.1 under the hood, I'm not longer conviced MS could get it right.

Powershell is admittedly more powerful but you also end up writing almost as much code as you would if you just wrote a C# program anyhow


LOL so true!

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