____/ Linonut on Monday 07 April 2008 12:57 : \____
> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> UPDATE: Microsoft's Gates Says Vista Successor Coming Sooner
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>>| Should Gates be referring to a full-scale release, his timetable on Friday
>>| lops at least a year off the wait.
>> Microsoft Clears Gates-Induced Confusion about Windows 7
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>>| This statement created widespread confusion as most people understood that
>>| the final version of Windows 7 would be released next year, much earlier
>>| than expected. However, since this was Gates talking, and with all the fuss
>>| concerning Vista's failure on the market, people started wondering whether
>>| Microsoft changed its plans and wants to speed up the release of Windows 7,
>>| the next operating system from the Redmond company, due to replace Vista.
>>| However, a Microsoft spokesman told CNN that in fact the industry veteran
>>| was talking about alpha or beta versions, as it usually happens, and not
>>| the final product.
>> By this stage, the media and readers have already swallowed the big lie. And
>> that's just a 'Microsoft schedule' (like "Longhorn ready in 2003").
>> There's a word out there about it taking 3 more years, along with trouble
>> cropping up already... a codebase which is not maintainable.
> I wouldn't be surprised. Gates' statement, though, is probably wishful
> thinking more than vaporware.
> I'll bet he can't wait to flush that Vista turd.
Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?
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| We asked a simple question: what Microsoft product could have used a little
| more polish before release? The answer astounded us. We would just like to
| thank Bill Gates for his honesty and his openness.
> He swears to do better (see sig).
> Before Paul and I started the company, we had been involved in some
> large-scale software projects that were real disasters. They just kept
> pouring people in, and nobody knew how they were going to stabilize the
> project. We swore to ourselves that we would do better.
> -- Bill Gates, Programmers at Work by Susan Lammers (1986) ISBN 0914845713
Saved for future use. *grin*
~~ Best of wishes
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