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[News] [Rival] Windows 'Battery Killer' (Vista 7) Fails to Sell, RC to be Remotely Killed

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows 'Battery Killer' (Vista 7) Fails to Sell, RC to be Remotely Killed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:20:37 +0000
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Windows 7 Fails to Boost Profits of PC Makers 

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| Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows 7 operating 
| system has fattened the company's earnings 
| and boosted personal-computer sales at 
| retailers like Best Buy Co. But it hasn't 
| increased the profits of PC giants Hewlett-
| Packard Co., Dell Inc. and others.


Microsoft faked its results (details below).

Microsoft warns of Windows 7 RC cut off

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| Although the Windows 7 RC officially 
| expires 1 June, users will be hit with bi-
| hourly shutdowns from 1 March, making it 
| impractical for day-to-day use.


Windows 7 RC nears auto-shutdown deadline, Microsoft warns


Running Windows 7 RC? Prepare for Shutdowns


Windows 7 RC 'buy a copy' shut downs start next month


Microsoft Windows 7 RC Goes Into Reduced Functionality Mode On 15th Of February




"# Business: $4.75 billion, down 3 percent from $4.88 billion a
year earlier. # Online Services Business: $581 million, down 5 percent
from $609 million a year earlier. # Entertainment & Devices: $2.9 billion, down
11 percent from $3.26 billion a year earlier."

First They Ignore Usâ

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| Update The figures are now in. That other
| OS client division brought in $2.8 billion
| more revenue than in the same quarter last
| year. The sad thing is that $1.7 billion of
| revenue counted this quarter was deferred
| income from sales of Vista (with upgrade
| rights to â7â). That means they got a 20%
| increase in revenue when PC production
| returned to normal from the slump. That
| means no âpopâ in the quarter in which â7â
| was released. The CPU and PC sector saw 30
| and 15% increases. Up-selling is just not
| workingâ


Windows 7 gives untrustworthy battery stats

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| He said the machine came with Linux and he
| spotted to Windows 7. "Big Mistake," he said.
| "I am not pleased."


Windows 7 â Itâs Vista All Over Again

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| âThere you go againâ. The Gipper said it in
| 1982, and Iâm saying it today â but about
| Windows 7, not Jimmy Carter.
| Because the more I play with Windows 7, the
| more I see the Vista debacle unfolding all
| over again. The commonly accepted wisdom is
| that Windows 7 is oh-so-much-better than
| Vista. Well, based on my own extensive
| testing, itâs not. Not at all.
| First a bit of history. Back in 2006 I was
| editor-in-chief of PC Magazine. Vista was
| coming out and we were pretty darn
| laudatory. Microsoft provided us with new
| hardware, we tested beta versions of Vista,
| and we loved it. Shortly after it shipped,
| alas, the Wow was less Now than Ow. Vista
| sucked upon release to the world for a wide
| range of reasons â not least because the
| networking and audio driver models were
| completely rebuilt in the six months prior
| to release. That led to driver problems,
| along with general instability. When I left
| PC Magazine in 2007, my parting column was
| a bit of an apology â weâd been too easy on
| what turned out to be one of Microsoftâs
| more uneven efforts.
| Itâs easy to get snowed. Microsoft provides
| its favored reviewers a steady stream of
| highlights, new versions, and new features
| â along with brand new hardware to run the
| new builds upon. A team of technical
| marketers inside the borg stand at the
| ready â helping the anointed work through,
| and around, any problems that develop
| during testing.
| [...]
| Weâve seen this story before. Vista was
| overhyped when it came out by everyone from
| PC Magazine to the Wall Street Journal. And
| now Windows 7 is getting the same treatment.


Overheard: Windows 7 is just Vista with new shade of lipstick


Is Windows 7 Just a Vista Service Pack?


Is Windows 7 just Vista in disguise?


Ballmer: Windows 7 is Vista, just 'a lot better'

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