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[3]: Comment by Gone fishing
by WereCatf on Sun 24th Oct 2010 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing"
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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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Gone fishing Member since:

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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Uhhh...what don't work? Maybe you have a different version than me (I was running Office 2K Pro on Windows 7 X64) but the big four (PPT, Word, Excel, Access) installed and ran without a lick of trouble. No fiddling, no .dlls, just installed as admin and all was gravy. Once installed it never asked for admin again and all has worked beautifully.

I'd fire it up and take some caps, but after 3 months of my oldest bugging the heck out of me I finally broke down and installed Office 2K7. His college classes have a lot of homework, and most of it is in the new .x format which even with the converter old Office 2K just don't handle well. It is taking this old greybeard awhile but the ribbon ain't too bad once you get used to it, and having it autohide to maximize screen space is a nice touch.

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