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[2]: Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Sun 24th Oct 2010 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gone fishing"
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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Office 2000 (see cheapskate - still does what I want no awful ribbon) Doesn't work without a bit of playing finding dlls etc. actually easier to get it working with crossover in Linux.

Not suggesting one should but Outlook 2000 wont work with Vista or Windows 7.

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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"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

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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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I do have the 64 bit - but I was planning on keeping it for a while.

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