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Jan 22, 2008, 12:25pm EST Report Abuse


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_MD_ Jan 22, 2008, 01:46pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Yeah, I heard about it. The say it's due to such a failure of Vista... but you know, since they're releasing it sooner, it means they're stripping it off which is what actually needed to be done.

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FordGT90Concept Jan 22, 2008, 02:12pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
I said before that Microsoft was adopting a rapid release schedule for Windows. That's the work in progress. Making that decision probably has a lot to do with Vista as it did with Netburst for Intel. Microsoft is very lucky the own such a large share of the market because usually stagnant activity results in major losses in technology.

Personally, I would be very happy if they released an application that automatically updates Windows until there is nothing left to get. That would make me so happy.

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Dublin_Gunner Jan 22, 2008, 02:23pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Eh, has it not been known for ages that a new Windows would be out in 2009??

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AlanOne Jan 22, 2008, 02:37pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Hopefully, M$ will learn from the mistakes made with Vista. Such as backwards compatibility issues with games and older software, something XP was fairly good at handling.

And hopefully M$ will bring the damn price point down (the main reason I'm still using XP)! :P

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Beavis Khan Jan 22, 2008, 02:47pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Releasing Windows 7 in 2009 is probably the best thing Microsoft could do to make sure less people move to Vista today. Why the hell would I spend several hundred dollars per seat to upgrade to Vista now, when I can just wait a year and get a better* product for the same price? Microsoft have lost their minds if they think corporate America (or anywhere else) is going to be happy with a two year refresh cycle.

* in theory, anyway

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FordGT90Concept Jan 22, 2008, 02:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
A new calculator and paint!?! I want it. :D


As to the two-year cycle, it allows people to buy when they need it rather than wait for the next big thing. It's really applying Moore's law to the way software should progress. I don't think it's fair to shoot the concept down until they had a chance to try it. Windows 7 may be what Vista was supposed to be.

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Sean Costello Jan 30, 2008, 10:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
MinWIn is gonna be badass if thats Windows 7's kernal.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jan 30, 2008, 11:27pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Sean Costello said:
MinWIn is gonna be badass if thats Windows 7's kernal.

It is.

I cant wait for the beta and RC stages. I will definitely be dual booting Vista and Windows 7. Windows seven looks very promising.

john albrich Jan 31, 2008, 05:07am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
I hope the focus this time is finally on the 64bit version, and diverting resource and assets to 32bit support is only as needed to meet legacy requirements.

If we're going to fast-track the next OS, let's do it right this time.

Jan 31, 2008, 01:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
I'm very happy with the 64-bit version of Vista Ultimate, as I was also happy with XP x64 Edition ... I'm still surprised that Microsoft didn't include the 64-bit versions of Vista on every retail DVD (as opposed to having to order it). I think Ultimate is the only retail version that has 64-bit included in the box.

ian elliott Jan 31, 2008, 02:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Windows XP is the benchmark. If they can release something which is better than that. I'm there.

Adam Kolak Jan 31, 2008, 04:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
john albrich said:
I hope the focus this time is finally on the 64bit version, and diverting resource and assets to 32bit support is only as needed to meet legacy requirements.

If we're going to fast-track the next OS, let's do it right this time.

Microsoft said that Windows 7 would be the last OS they make with a 32 bit version.

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Jan 31, 2008, 06:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 early early version out? :/
Yah but hopefully they push it more. I think they should have pushed Ultimate less and various 64-bit versions more.



 

    
 
 

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