On May 29, 7:55 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Windows 7: Vista Mark II
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> | For sometime earlier this year, there was much talk about how Windows 7 was
> | going to play saviour to rescue its creators from the cesspit that Vista had
> | created. Now it looks like even the biggest fans of that company in Redmond
> | have realised that it is another dud.
> | I guess the disillusionment has begun with the netbook; for a while Windows 7
> | was going to run on netbooks at speeds that would rival that of XP. But when
> | Microsoft decided that netbooks needed to be redefined - the classic tactic
> | of moving the goalposts when your argument misses its mark - then the scales
> | fell from admiring eyes.
> | There's no need to wonder anymore: Windows 7 will be Vista Mark II. The time
> | for illusions is over and the real stuff is being jammed into the innards of
> | this great operating system - to use bizspeak, " as we speak, 24/7,
> | seamlessly."
> | What has passed for a netbook all this time never was. No, the new specs
> | which Microsoft has brought to the table are those of a low-end laptop. You
> | need to pay through the nose for a toy too.
> | [...]
> | If you're the kind who likes freedom, then GNU/Linux is there in all its
> | glorious flavours. You have the out-of-the-box working kind, or you have the
> | fiddly kind where you learn things that make you appreciate the hard work
> | that goes into creating a multiuser, secure operating system.
> This is going to be terrible for Microsoft. They can bribe reviewers, but not
> many customers.
And my Motorola Phone Tools software crashed in Windows 7. Yet it
works in Vista. (I do use Vista, but only when absolutely necessary.
The moment Motorola ports their software and their drivers to Ubuntu
or PC-BSD, then buh-bye MS.)