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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Vista 7 Battery Excuses Disputed, Dismissed

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's Vista 7 Battery Excuses Disputed, Dismissed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:21:30 +0000
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Users Dispute Microsoft's Explanation of Windows 7 Battery Problems

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| Within minutes, Windows 7 users who have 
| experienced those problems disagreed, calling 
| the explanation "hand washing" and noting 
| that if the company's conclusion was correct, 
| then many affected users must be "under some 
| sort of bizarre bad battery curse."
| [...]
| "I completely reject Steven Sinofsky's 
| explanation. It's simple hand-washing," said 
| a user identified as "Btstech" on the support 
| thread. "There are hundreds of postings here 
| explaining the problem. Immediately after 
| installing Windows 7, people's batteries are 
| effectively 'dying.' Numerous people have 
| purchased NEW batteries and encountered the 
| same behavior immediately.
| "The OS is causing this for some reason. Not 
| saying it's damaging the batteries, but it's 
| rendering them useless," Btstech continued. 
| "This is a no brainer. There is a problem 
| here with the new operating system and the 
| way it interacts with various laptops and it 
| must be fixed."



Windows 7 Fails to Boost Profits of PC Makers


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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