Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
Windows "Windows 7 might be a massive commercial success and an undeniably rock solid piece of software, but Microsoft is apparently unwilling to rest on those soft and cozy laurels. Asked about the riskiest product bet the Redmond crew is currently developing, its fearless leader Steve Ballmer took no time in answering 'the next release of Windows'." Also of note in this same video interview thing: Ballmer states that Silverlight is now pretty much strictly a client, non-cross platform thing, while explicitly stating that when it comes to doing something universal, "the world's gone HTML5".
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Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Sun 24th Oct 2010 05:44 UTC
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

"Windows 7 might be a massive commercial success and an undeniably rock solid piece of software,


and in an article last week Thom you sang Windows 7 praises. Do you think its that good? Without trying to deny some of the significance of Vista, UAC,WDDM etc. Vista was appalling and I am surprised that from the foundations of Vista MS has made something better than acceptable with Windows 7.

But fantastic I think not, the print management is still horrid, networking less than intuitive, still too many wizards to do simple things, driver support isn't great, boots up quickly enough (though Haiku it isn't) but shutdown takes an age, Why does it have to turn visual effects off when you watch a film? and backwards compatibility with windows software including MS software isn't fantastic.

Personally I prefer Linux and it seems that many have moved to Apple.

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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by WereCatf on Sun 24th Oct 2010 07:18 in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

But fantastic I think not, the print management is still horrid, networking less than intuitive, still too many wizards to do simple things, driver support isn't great, boots up quickly enough (though Haiku it isn't) but shutdown takes an age, Why does it have to turn visual effects off when you watch a film?

I don't really take a stance on the other things, but I find driver support in 7 actually pretty great; as long as I get it to connect to network it finds and downloads all the drivers I could possibly need from Windows Update automatically. I nowadays have a rather large cache of gadgets and whatnot and it has installed every single one of them without a hitch so far. I find it a really, really welcome change from previous Windows versions and I hope Microsoft will continue to hone Windows Update to include other software too.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Maybe I'm just a cheapskate - but My old Soundblaster that even worked in Haiku wouldn't work in Windows 7 Vista drivers don't work, (I eventually found a funny opensource driver that kind of worked.) I've stuck in about three different (admittedly old) wifi cards and had problems with drivers. It seems the Windows 7 is OK with drivers as long as the hardware is new.

Edited 2010-10-24 09:31 UTC

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