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[4]: Risky?
by orestes on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Risky?"
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, the option for OEMs to offer that right has been there a long time, same as any other volume customer. The reason it was so prevalent with Vista is MS was utterly idiotic in their usage of the "Vista Capable" branding and OEMs knew it.

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RE[5]: Risky?
by sj87 on Sun 24th Oct 2010 19:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Risky?"
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2007-12-16

Microsoft lowered the Vista capable -specs for a number of reasons, mainly because Intel asked for it. Intel wanted unrealisticly low requirements so that OEMs could bundle Vista with crap hardware. Microsoft didn't ask Fujitsu or HP to serve Vista laptops that couldn't handle Vista, they themselves chose that road.

The OEMs knew they were selling crap and it's not Microsoft's fault. Not really fair the people went to court against Microsoft and not HP nor Dell nor the rest of the criminals.

Edited 2010-10-24 19:30 UTC

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