Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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Windows 7 just show that Microsoft has successfully copied Apples reality distortion field.

I don't quite understand that claim. Windows 7 sure is a good step up from WinXP or Vista and having used it for almost a year now I don't feel anything drawing me to Linux anymore. There's just very few precious things to complain about. While for example Vista introduced many of the things that 7 also has incorporated Microsoft really did see an effort in trying to polish them.

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jabbotts Member since:

I've been the opposite. Win7/Debian on the notebook and I pretty much boot to Win7 for updates monthly else I'm over on the Debian side. I probably use the WinXP VM more often than Win7 when I need to test a user reported issue, new software update or make use of one of the few work required win32 apps.

We'll see how it goes with my home desktop though. I want DX10+ and access to the full amount of ram in the box. I also don't really learn an OS until I have it on my own hardware and reinstalled a few times. Once past the initial learning curve, it may get relegated to running Windows only games. I don't personally see it becoming my primary desktop OS for home given how I use my preferred Linux distro; it's about what I run on top of the OS more than the kernel or shell stacked on top.

For my users at work, time will tell as we slowly issue new machines with Win7.

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JAlexoid Member since:

I don't feel anything drawing me to Linux anymore

I on the other hand, have only Steam games that make me return to Win7. System>Restart>GRUB:Windows7>Wait a bit>Wait a bit>Wait a bit longer>Click Steam and play games.
Otherwise it's hard to move from WinXP to Win7.

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Delgarde Member since:

I on the other hand, have only Steam games that make me return to Win7.

Well, if you listen to Phoronix, Steam is coming to Linux. Any time now. Maybe. ;)

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