On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:43:23 -0700, Kelsey Bjarnason wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 05:06:26 -0500, Terry Porter wrote:
>> Line above should read "I'm betting Vista 7 *doesn't* help slow the
> I'm betting it will, in a big way.
> No, I expect Windows 7 _will_ stem the tide, at least somewhat, of MS'
> ongoing saga of driving themselves into the dirt, but I also expect
> Windows 8 (or 7.x, as the case may be) to be the nail which finally
> punctures the giant's tires in a manner they can no longer patch.
> Whether they recover - re-design, re-engineer, re-think - or whether
> they simply go down the crapper, only time will tell, but I don't think
> it will be Windows 7 helping them down that path.
All good logic, I can hardly argue against, and wouldn't try.
If Microsoft were clever enough to listen to Kelsey, perhaps Vista 7
could save them in the short term.
However I think that Microsoft are too big, too slow, and too entrenched
to be able to dig themselves out of their own pit.
It will be fun watching tho.
Linux full time, on the desktop, since August 1997