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Re: Window 7: A New / Second Vista?

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____/ Rick on Friday 04 September 2009 23:08 : \____

> On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:14:05 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Fritz Wuehler on Friday 04 September 2009 16:02 : \____
>>> http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_37/b4146020996347.htm
>>> "But even the software giant has tried to tamp down expectations for
>>> the new operating system"
>>> In other words: my 'Windows 7, I HATE IT ALREADY' campaign is bearing
>>> fruit. Windows 7 will be another dud and its release will NOT result in
>>> another PC upgrade cycle. Businesses will all but ignore Windows 7 and
>>> most uptake will come from consumers. This would be disastrous for
>>> Microsoft's credibility in the marketplace.
>>> I wonder what M$ will come up with after the failure of Windows 7, a
>>> Windows XP Second Edition? I'm pretty sure another incremental Vista
>>> update won't cut it with Wall Street so they'll have to try something
>>> radical. How about porting the Windows UI to Linux or (more likely)
>>> FreeBSD? Might work, but far from certain.
>>> Windows 7, I HATE IT ALREADY!!!
>> Why not be sympathetic about it? I mean, Microsoft's profits have fallen
>> by a third for two consecutive quarters and Vista 7 will ensure this
>> trend continues. Hopefully Captain Zune will save Microsoft...
> Hopefully not. Microsoft needs to lose it's perceived stranglehold.

Yeah... I think "Zune as saviour" was subtle implication of sarcasm.

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