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Re: Ballmer says skip Vista

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Friday 17 October 2008 21:16 : \____

> <Quote>
> [Ballmer says that if high powered business people] want to wait for
> Windows 7 to switch from XP, instead of going to Vista, "They
> certainly can."
> 
> ...Microsoft has been stepping back from Vista for some time now. In
> early October, Microsoft quietly announced that it was extending sales
> of XP Professional SP3. In my opinion, XP SP3 is a much better
> operating system than Vista will ever be. Before that, Microsoft
> started fast-tracking Windows 7 and deemphasizing Vista. I've also
> noticed that, after giving up on those terrible Bill Gates and
> Seinfeld ads, Microsoft's equally awful "I'm a PC" ads seem to be
> disappearing off the airwaves....
> 
> I'm betting on 7 being Vista SP2 with a lot of marketing hype.   Be
> that as it may, Microsoft's Vista failure is continuing to give both
> the Linux desktop and the Mac a window to make gains on the desktop.
> [Apple needs to move into enterprise...]
> 
> As for the Linux desktop, Novell, with SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise
> Desktop) 10, is the only company that's making it easy for business
> users to jump to the Linux desktop. That's not enough.
> 
> The Linux desktop needs three technical improvements. These are:
> better laptop power management; more of the applications that users
> want; and, like it or lump it, better Windows interoperability/
> virtualization.
> </Quote>
> 
> http://blogs.computerworld.com/ballmer_says_skip_vista

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1645

Ballmer: ‘Windows 7 will be Vista^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
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