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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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by WereCatf on Sun 24th Oct 2010 07:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
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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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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.

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It seems the Windows 7 is OK with drivers as long as the hardware is new.

Hmm, I have a few somewhat old devices working fine, but yeah, I guess the older the device is the less of a chance it'll download drivers for it. That's actually a plus for Linux, though: even hardware from the freaking stone age has big chances of working fine, not that even very recent hardware has much issues either.

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RE[3]: Comment by Gone fishing
by adinas on Sun 24th Oct 2010 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing"
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If you have the 64 bit version installed you will have a much harder time finding drivers for it than the 32 bit version, so that is a factor too

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