Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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Best selling? yaaaawn!
by tomchr on Fri 29th Jan 2010 21:54 UTC
tomchr
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2009-02-01

Oh, what a racket the OS business turned out to be...

Has been glaringly obvious that both Microsoft and Apple have been hampering OS progress by lock-in or by forcing developers to adapt.

I'm not really impressed with Win7. The Aero style is severly lacking in both subtle aesthetics and tactile refinement. A decade has passed and Windows still feels like parking a rhinoceros. Unfortunately, Microsoft is in the business of selling mediocrity.

Edited 2010-01-29 21:56 UTC

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RE: Best selling? yaaaawn!
by bnolsen on Sat 30th Jan 2010 20:18 in reply to "Best selling? yaaaawn!"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Not to mention aero tanks performance. A customer bought a core i7 laptop to demo our software on and mentioned that the software ran noticeably faster with all the effects tirned off. I generally don't notice since I turn all the crap off when building a dev box.

Network performance on windows 7 is still really really bad, running multi threaded processing apps makes the machine totally unusable (dual socket core i7s with 24GB ram). The default security model is a pain in the ass. I honestly see zero difference between vista, 2k8 and windows 7.

That being said I do all my dev work on linux, then compile and test on windows. The high performance stuff customers run on linux, any network filesystem access makes the windows stuff run at 6% system cpu capacity while the same setup with linux will run the cpus 100% (with corresponding speedup)

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