Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
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> Windows 7: R.I.P.
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>| Death throes. That?s how I?d describe the latest barrage of white papers from
>| Microsoft. The company?s flagship, Windows Vista, is thrashing around in the
>| shallows like a wounded animal, fighting in vain to escape the inevitable.
>| Now we learn that there?s no point in waiting for Windows 7 because,
>| according to Microsoft, ?it?ll be just like Vista.?
>| Talk about eating your young! Microsoft is now publicly trashing their next
>| version in order to salvage their current dud. Never mind that they?re
>| killing the very positive mystique surrounding Windows 7. Company executives
>| are hell bent on proving that the Vista ?Refuseniks? were wrong, and they?re
>| not above using force to achieve their goal.
>| That?s right, hidden within their latest propaganda piece is the not so
>| veiled threat that customers who bypass Vista risk widening the very
>| compatibility chasm that dissuaded them in the first place. That?s because
>| Microsoft has no intention of making it any easier for customers to upgrade
>| to Windows 7 from XP than it is for them to upgrade from XP to Vista today.
> Even Randall Kennedy trashes Windows now that it's dying. He used to criticise
The network effect is a very interesting thing. Once sufficient people
take up a particular view, then the bandwagon effect begins. There is
surprisingly little original thought around, but on this occasion, it
does seem to be recognised that Windows is Beyond Economic Repair.
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