*lol* they can't even distinguish between thei own projects.
Objects in beta phasis may appear closer as they are...
So, in case anyone read the "reviews" of the Windows 7 alpha and though that, just possibly, it isn't going to suck just as much as Vista...
Microsoft has been bribing reviewers by selecting laptop computers that they know Windows 7 is going to function perfectly on, and *giving* them, pre-loaded, to reviewers.
Ya think that maybe a bribe of a $2000 laptop would color your opinion of the OS a little?
No doubt about it: Windows 7 will suck as much as Vista.
I don't get it though, they don't even have entrenchment in vista yet (do they?) how are they going to pitch windws 7? "Hey all! If you were one of the smart ones who upgraded to vista, we have an upgrade path for YOU. If not, well, you better start catching up or the world will pass you by. Remember, not everybody gets to whitewash the fence."
Eventually they'll have scattered, erm littered their userbase over so many different versions nobody will be able to do anything.
Microsoft's problem right now is that the market is saturated, their market share has nowhere to go but down, and the desktop itself is rapidly becoming irrelevant. Moreover, their attempts to monopolize other areas of computing (mobile services, Internet services, cloud computing) are being rejected by everyone who saw what happened on the desktop and isn't going to let it happen again.
They're still entertaining the pipe dream of pulling off another rock-star rollout like Win95 in an era where the desktop simply isn't interesting anymore.
People have finally started to realize that they want the operating system to just start up and get out of the way. That's fundamentally incompatible with an operating system publisher that uses force-feed-bundling tactics to extend their monopoly into other areas.
Just watch: people are going to retch over how much Windows 7 tries to force you to use Windows Live services, when all they really want is to log on to Google.
Excuse me, but reports of the desktop's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Obviously something has to be running on the desktop, but that's no longer where most of the value of a computing environment is centered. I said irrelevant, not nonexistent.
It's harder to ding Microsoft on that when they haven't finished the operating system yet.
It only makes sense to put an unfinished product on something that you know it'll work on.
Linux soooooooo has it all over Apple in that market. :)
Linux is actually higher, though. If you do a little research you will discover that if you want an EEE with a hard disk, you have to take a Windows license with it. Therefore if you want to install your own Ubuntu or whatever you have to pay for a Windows license you don't want, and also be misrepresented as a Windows user.
It's just like in the regular laptop market. According to Toshiba's statistics I'm a Vista user because I couldn't buy my Satellite without Vista on it, and my time is worth more than the number of hours it would have taken to do the whole Windows Refund routine.
Still, it's nice to see that Linux is totally kicking Apple's ass in the netbook market.
Linux is actually higher, though. If you do a little research you will discover that if you want an EEE with a hard disk, you have to take a Windows license with it. Therefore if you want to install your own Ubuntu or whatever you have to pay for a Windows license you don't want, and also be misrepresented as a Windows user.You can install your own linux on all of them; you just need some external boot media like an usb-stick or a CF card with a bootable OS on it.
hm, but... remember, If it were to M$, you wouldn't be even able to buy XP anymore. Have fun with Vista on your netbook...
and, its 22% of asus sales going for EEE's.
and, allmost any netbooks for the US?
nt was windows 4.
2000 was windows 5
xp would then me windows 6
and vista would be windows 7
So what's windows 7 if it's not vista?