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[News] [Rival] Vista 7 Looks Ugly Already, Microsoft's Enderle Shill Talks Vista 8 Vapourware

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Vista 7 Looks Ugly Already, Microsoft's Enderle Shill Talks Vista 8 Vapourware
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:56:02 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Windows 7 XP Mode Hits Patch Of Turbulence

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| XP Mode has been hailed within the Microsoft channel as a potentially 
| effective carrot for enticing small businesses to upgrade to Windows 7, but 
| reports of glitches in XP Mode suggest that it might not be easy to use.  
| [...]
| "Whether XP Mode will be enough to get people to upgrade remains to be seen, 
| but this is definitely the right way to deal with the issue of backward 
| compatibility," said Kretzer. "There will be glitches, as there always are 
| with any new software solution, but this sort of backward compatibility will 
| only get robust as time goes on."    


Windows 7 and its biggest rival â XP?

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| So, since nobody has come forward with this killer feature and nobody can 
| even highlight a killer feature that can be done in 7 that canât in Linux I 
| can only conclude that there isnât one and the only draw I can see for 
| Windows 7 is that âits better than Vistaâ.  Maybe if you are an unhappy Vista 
| user you can consider trying an alternative first to see if like me the 
| dependency on Microsoft products is simply an addiction which really has no 
| relevance in modern computing?      


They start with vapourware ALREADY!!

Enderle/Microsoft marketing:

Looking Ahead to Windows 8 and the Rebirth of Windows



Seven reasons to skip upgrading to Windows 7

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| 1) Windows 7 still has all the security of a drunken teenager in a sports
| car. From Windows for Workgroups and NT 3 until today, Windows is a security
| joke. It used to be that running Windows just put your head into the noose.
| Now, millions of lazy Windows users are the reason why the Internet is a
| mess. If you already do all the right things to keep XP running safely,
| you're not going to get any safer by buying Windows 7.


What is Happening to Windows 7?

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| Why has Windows 7 suddenly fallen off the track with negative publicity? What
| happened? What changed?
| This is one of the strangest developments I have ever witnessedâeven rivaling
| the reverse publicity that began to pound OS/2 beginning around 1987, which
| eventually destroyed that OS as a viable alternative. The OS/2 destruction
| was orchestrated by Microsoft; who is orchestrating this?
| I knew something was up beginning a few weeks back when studies and reports
| began to emerge about how businesses will not upgrade to Windows 7. Everyone
| is trying to save money or something. It was never fully analyzed. The data
| point that sticks out was one report that said 60 percent of businesses are
| going to hold off on Windows 7 implementation. And these are companies that
| probably did not upgrade to Vista.
| These announcements came on the heels of an extremely positive pre-publicity
| campaign that was probably orchestrated by Microsoft or one of its agencies.
| In January of this year everyoneâand I mean everyoneâwas raving about Windows
| 7. Microsoft gave out the beta, which was praised, and then gave out copies
| of RC1, which was also praised. It was the best thing ever!


IT pros prefer old XP over new Windows 7, survey says

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| Cautious business IT administrators are more willing to stay with the devil
| they know, Windows XP, than risk the devil they don't, even if the latter is
| the highly touted Windows 7, a research company said Monday.
| According to Dimensional Research Inc., which surveyed more than 1,100 IT
| professionals in March, 72% of those polled said that they are more concerned
| about the cost and overhead of migrating to Windows 7 than they are about
| continuing to supporting the eight-year-old Windows XP. Only 28% felt the
| opposite, that they're more worried about holding XP's hand than migrating to
| Windows 7.


Microsoft bribes again?

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| But, if as appears may be the case Microsoft is letting people have Dell XPS
| M1330 laptops with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processors and 3GBs of RAM
| on 'indefinite loans (wink, wink) then it's a bribe in my book. What do you
| think? If you knew someone had been given a PC with a list price of $1,956
| and then wrote nice things about the operating system that came with it would
| you be inclined to think that they might be just a wee bit influenced by the
| almost two grand worth of computer?


Blacklisted by Microsoft!

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| Basically, they blacklisted me from certain super-secret (i.e.
| pre-conference, NDA, off-the books) sessions at their Professional Developer
| Conference (PDC) â- this after formally inviting me to attend those sessions
| as an "esteemed reviewer" representing InfoWorld.
| [...]
| Oct. 9, 2008 -- A short while later, I get my first hit. It seems that the
| whole mess started when the Windows Server team made the mistake of inviting
| yours truly to an event hosted by the Windows Client team. Apparently, the
| folks on the Server team were unaware of my decidedly negative views towards
| Vista, and when the Client folks found out they had invited Randall C.
| Kennedy -â a.k.a. Vista's most vocal and effective critic -â to their
| special, "for fanbois only" (nice photos, Paul) shindig, they went ballistic.
| First, it appears that someone high up on the Client Team (Steve?) really
| doesn't like me. I mean, really, truly loathes me. And it's not just your
| run-of-the-mill frustration with a journalist who picks on them. This thing
| is personal, and the executive in question is allowing his or her personal
| feelings to spill over into the company's handling of formal press relations
| with InfoWorld.


Shuttleworth: Windows 7 an Opportunity for Linux

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| "The principals of diversity in the desktop space are well established,"
| Shuttleworth told InternetNews.com. "The benefits to consumers and industry
| of having an alternative are very substantial. Any change in the status quo
| is an opportunity."



PC Mag May Boycott Edelman PR

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| Transparency is a word that's been kicked around a lot lately. But
| too much transparency is what got Edelman PR pro and blogebrity
| Steve Rubel kicked around this week, instead. An early Friday
| 13th comment about PC Magazine is fueling a potential boycott,
| as well as fulfilling what the PR world had feared about blogging.


Windows 7âs biggest threat: journalists

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| ZDNET.MICROSOFT.COM, Blogosphere.NET, Wednesday (NNGadget) â As Microsoft
| continues to prepare for the 2009 2010 launch of Windows 7, it today issued a
| plea through its network of objective opinion-shapers: Donât let the
| journalists near it.
| Microsoft MSDN software disk scarecrow in cornfieldâWe understand that many
| journalists use Macs,â said CNet marketing marketer Don Reisinger. âThis
| means they necessarily suckle at the Satanic rear passage of Steve Jobs. We
| cannot countenance their bias. Journalists are responsible for all those
| signs outside computer shops offering to replace Vista with XP. When was the
| last time you saw the entire technology field stop and wait for an
| announcement from any other company besides Apple? Itâs so unfair!â


Windows 7 Unmasked

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| But after the stage props came down, and after the projectors finally went
| cold, attendees were left with a pre-beta copy of something that looked less
| like a new OS than the repackaging of an old one. At least that was my
| impression after I started exploring the Windows 7 M3 (Milestone 3) bits that
| came on my shiny new 160GB Western Digital USB hard disk (one of the better
| tchotchkes I've received at a conference). As I reported on my Enterprise
| Desktop blog, the more I dug into Windows 7, the more I saw an OS that looked
| and felt like a slightly tweaked version of Windows Vista.
| [...]
| Just what was so new about Microsoft's next Windows, apart from a rejuggled
| UI? Windows 7 appeared to suck memory like Vista, to consume CPU like Vista,
| and to have the same consumer focus. How would this product be received by
| enterprise customers, the vast majority of whom had soundly rejected its
| predecessor? After all, if Vista wasn't good enough for big business, then
| surely a Vista-derived encore would meet with a similarly chilly reception.
| [...]
| Otherwise, Windows 7 operates much like Vista. There are subtle visual tweaks
| here and there, but nothing on the level of the dramatic XP-to-Vista
| transition. Ironically, Vista users may be more annoyed by the UI changes
| than users coming from XP. Because the Windows 7 and Vista Aero experiences
| are so similar, seasoned users of Vista will be more likely to look in the
| wrong places for common functions. By contrast, XP users won't be burdened
| with now-outdated Aero navigation skills.

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