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[News] "Windows 7" Just an Improved Vista

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Free Software Foundation cites Windows 7 'sins'

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| Soon Microsoft users are going to have to pay for the mistake that was 
| Vista with an improved version of Vista (Windows 7). Maybe itâs time the FSF 
| reminded the public how they seem to allow themselves to get the shaft from a 
| company that should be able to get an operating system right the first time 
| around.     



Vista SP2 Fails to Install on Intel x64 Multiple CPUs/Multi-Core CPUs

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| Microsoft is letting users fend for themselves when Windows Vista Service
| Pack 2 fails to install on computers running multiple 64-bit Intel processors
| or a 64-bit Intel multi-core processor, at least for the time being. The
| Redmond company informed that attempting to deploy the second service pack
| for Vista or for Windows Server 2008 on top of computers featuring Intel x64
| multiple CPUs or multi-Core CPUs results in the following stop error: Stop
| 0x0000003E. An update was available, designed to resolve the problem, but it
| was pulled down, because it too caused Vista SP2 to crash with a stop error.
| Microsoft failed to offer any details on the Intel processors affected.



Windows 7: R.I.P.

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| Death throes. Thatâs how Iâd describe the latest barrage of white papers from
| Microsoft. The companyâs flagship, Windows Vista, is thrashing around in the
| shallows like a wounded animal, fighting in vain to escape the inevitable.
| [...]
| Now we learn that thereâs no point in waiting for Windows 7 because,
| according to Microsoft, âitâll be just like Vista.â
| Talk about eating your young! Microsoft is now publicly trashing their next
| version in order to salvage their current dud. Never mind that theyâre
| killing the very positive mystique surrounding Windows 7. Company executives
| are hell bent on proving that the Vista âRefuseniksâ were wrong, and theyâre
| not above using force to achieve their goal.
| Thatâs 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. Thatâs 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.

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