Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 01:20 UTC, submitted by historyb
Gnome "The release of GNOME 3.0. the popular desktop's first major release in eight years, promises to be the major free software event in autumn 2010. Where is GNOME now? What can we expect of GNOME 3.0? Of GNOME 3 as a series of releases?"
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RE: Another 8 Years?
by Laurence on Thu 13th May 2010 09:09 UTC in reply to "Another 8 Years?"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

With the Internet, Cloud and Sync anything anywhere going on, I don't see people caring too much about the OS.


Windows 7 sales figures would seem to contradict that opinion.

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RE[2]: Another 8 Years?
by dc.ricardo on Thu 13th May 2010 21:14 in reply to "RE: Another 8 Years?"
dc.ricardo Member since:
2009-06-02

"With the Internet, Cloud and Sync anything anywhere going on, I don't see people caring too much about the OS.


Windows 7 sales figures would seem to contradict that opinion.
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Sales ou Pre-Installed? Choice or "Take it!"?

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RE[3]: Another 8 Years?
by Laurence on Fri 14th May 2010 07:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Another 8 Years?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"[q]With the Internet, Cloud and Sync anything anywhere going on, I don't see people caring too much about the OS.


Windows 7 sales figures would seem to contradict that opinion.
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Sales ou Pre-Installed? Choice or "Take it!"? [/q]

I mean the fact that Windows7 has smashed records for being the biggest selling OS of all time.

I wont go into the in's and out's of this as I've already made my thoughts on this very clear - back when the topic was originally announced on OSNews. But I will say that this record couldn't have been achieved on pre-installs alone.

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RE[3]: Another 8 Years?
by siride on Fri 14th May 2010 15:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Another 8 Years?"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Vista was pre-installed and it failed. People aren't going out of their way now to get XP instead of 7 because 7 is actually good.

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