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[News] [Rival] Vista 7 Shown for the Failure it is Weeks Before Arrival

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Vista 7 Shown for the Failure it is Weeks Before Arrival
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:13:39 +0100
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Ballmer: Testers didn't ring Vista warning bells; Could the same
happen with Windows 7?

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| Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has done his best over 
| the past year-plus to try to dampen expectations 
| around Windows 7. Heâs doing it again this week 
| during his pre-launch European tour, telling press, 
| analysts and others there that he doesnât expect 
| Windows 7 to provide a sudden and miraculous boost to 
| the PC market.
| But Iâm more intrigued by a related comment Ballmer 
| made, as Iâve thought about this very scenario  
| myself in recent months. Ballmer pointed to Vista as 
| an example that tester feedback may not always be the 
| best measure of the success of a new operating system 
| release. From an October 7 Bloomberg story:
|     ââThe test feedback (on Windows 7) has been good, 
|     but the test feedback on Vista was good,â 
|     Ballmer, 53, said in an interview last week. âI 
|     am optimistic, but the proof will be in the 
|     pudding.ââ
| It feels like a long time ago when testers were 
| assessing the many Longhorn/Vista builds that 
| Microsoft issued both before and after the âresetâ in 
| 2004. Before the reset, Microsoft officials heard 
| from testers that there were some deep-seated 
| problems with its next planned version of Windows. As 
| a result, the Windows team went back to the drawing 
| board and rejiggered it. Then there were lots more 
| builds. And finally, in the fall of 2006, Microsoft 
| released Vista to manufacturing.


Breaking the dependency on proprietary software: A call to nonprofits to 
refuse Microsoft Windows 7

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| The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched the 
| next stage of its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign at 
| http://windows7sins.org, making the case against 
| Microsoft and proprietary software by writing to 500 
| leaders of the most influential nongovernmental 
| organizations (NGOs) worldwide, asking them to make the 
| switch to freedom-respecting free software, and to help 
| foster awareness of the ethical importance of computer 
| user freedom.


Vapourware already!!

Microsoft Developing a 128-bit Windows



Study: Windows 7 doesn't boot faster

,----[ Quote ]
| Although Windows 7 has been praised for loading and
| shutting down faster than prior versions of Windows,
| one software company says that, in many cases, the
| new operating system can take longer to get started
| than Windows Vista.
| Iolo Technologies, which sells PC tune-up software,
| said its lab unit found that a brand-new machine
| running Windows 7 takes a minute and 34 seconds to
| become usable, as compared to a minute and six
| seconds for Windows Vista. Iolo notes that it
| measured not the time it takes for the desktop to
| appear â which can be as little as 40 seconds on a
| fresh installation of Windows 7 â but rather the time
| it takes to become fully usable "with CPU cycles no
| longer significantly high and a true idle state
| achieved".

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