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Microsoft Introduces Windows 7, Ending Vista Brand

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:49 PM
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Microsoft Introduces Windows 7, Ending Vista Brand


www.nytimes.com

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft introduced what it said would be a slimmer and more responsive version of its Windows operating system on Tuesday, while unceremoniously dropping the brand name Vista for the new product. The new version will instead be branded Windows 7, because it is the seventh of a long line of operating systems for PCs developed by the company since the 1980s. The company did not say when it would sell Windows 7 to the public. The company also said that it was planning...
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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:49 PM
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The news has been written, now the world will know how Microsoft has intended to retire all this time & receive pensions, if they could not get the banks authority to run their checks it could be they have to wait several days or weeks & it could take a month now we are in an age of recovery, to many problems besides computer software since our warranties are not yet expired, a year has yet to transform then Microsoft KILLED VISTA. Read the New York Times to learn how Microsoft intends to handle this death of VISTA. Our United States Government has started the return of the New York Stock Exchange Index to success, just how long it will hold is up to business and you might guess that a software company may have a problem because of their interpretation of product management. Yahoo has also discontinued a Vista-optimized IM program that was to be used on Yahoo Messenger for Vista and this could be proper timing. That's right, no more development of Yahoo Messenger for Vista, a Vista-specific version of its instant-messaging program. Now the tug boat cannot bring home XP or Vista because of Microsoft this Christmas. Yahoo is so excited that their applications were written on WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) can run both on XP and Vista. VISTA - THE NOW DEAD OPERATING SYSTEM! Good Luck with all that money at Microsoft folks cause the crash of computing is so near a return of payback the courts have yet to read this news of Microsoft.

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Hope it is better than vista, man it sucks!

Had to downgrade my new laptop to xp, couldn't stand the lagged response and over active security measures..

not to mention basically having to re-learn the whole operating system!



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:07 AM
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You know, I learned to be neutral to Vista. It's terrible for gaming, but it atleast looked pretty.

What about us poor SOB college students that ended up with laptops having Drivers that don't support any other form of Windows? That's right, my laptop wasn't made for Vista to begin with(Ram too low to run well) but had drivers and components installed that only work with it.

Luckily my Desktop can be modified.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:10 AM
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If u want xp to look like vista you can download vista skins, look like vista without the crappy speed attached to it!

I think microsoft knows Vista is a failure, and 90% of people hate it, which is why they are brining out a new system so soon!



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:16 AM
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This is awesome. Maybe Microsoft learned a lesson and decided to make a decent OS this time. They have to come out with something worth buying this time around because if they don't Windows 7 is just going to carry out the Vista name. I have faith. Not faith in Microsoft, but faith that people want to keep their jobs and learn from their mistakes.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:25 AM
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So a question,

The new pcs will they have XP on them or will they still be running vista.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:26 AM
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Windows Vista is the ME of this millenium (ME=Windows Millenium Edition).

Same thing happened when people upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows ME. They realized it was crap, and went back to 98. XP was sort of like this to begin with, but then stabilized, and became a good OS.

Vista doesn't have that possibility.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by SweetRevenge
You know, I learned to be neutral to Vista. It's terrible for gaming, but it atleast looked pretty.

What about us poor SOB college students that ended up with laptops having Drivers that don't support any other form of Windows? That's right, my laptop wasn't made for Vista to begin with(Ram too low to run well) but had drivers and components installed that only work with it.

Well then your laptop is terrible for gaming, not Vista.

Personally I've been running Vista x64 on my new computer since february and yes, I game on it every single day. Only one game has failed so far (that's counting all the retro games that was released before Vista was even imagined... Or XP for that matter) and that was released a few days ago, the Call Of Duty World At War beta. Which isnt so much of a loss since the game seem to suck anyway
(I suspect its my aging ATI drivers as I havent updated for many months, not Vista itself)

Windows 7 is no doubt just Vista in disguise. That way everything Vista is compatible. And it wouldnt surprise me the sligtest if we will see performance comparisons of early Windows 7 vs early Vista and Microsoft will go "OMGLOOKATTHISAWESOMENESS!!!", brushing aside the later Vista reviews which shows it to be as fast or faster than XP.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:33 AM
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Every new pc will come out with visa, and only large corps like ibm, hp, mecer etc will have the option to downgrade machines to xp, not the consumer.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:35 AM
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I agree, Ive had Vista running for a while now, fair be it my system is pretty high specs, but once its installed and configured properly, its pretty darn good.

Even my older 2.8Ghz 2GB 100GB PC handled it well, so long as you configured it right.

Windows 7?... man... I fear what windows will become.

XP Was a flagship, Vista was just not good enough to beat it, but windows 7?...

I dont suppose theyre already naming file systems and technologies which are going to be scrubbed out closer to release are they?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:36 AM
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Yeah, of course you can play games on vista, but u have to admit, it's not exactly the ideal OS for gaming is it ?

Someone who has a medium style gaming pc is gonna feel and see the difference in the higher end games he plays, as opposed to someone with a decent gaming system...



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:41 AM
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Aside from being an absolute RAM hog, with tweaks and enough RAM, it isn't bad at all. Alot of marketing to make it look worse than it truly is.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by sir_chancealot
Windows Vista is the ME of this millenium (ME=Windows Millenium Edition).


No, ME stands for the "messed up" version of Windows.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:47 AM
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aah, the old windows "Malicious Edition"

just like vista, it barely had time to hit my pc before i was back to my old trusty OS again.

i tend to wait a while before changing OS. i didnt go to XP until XP SP1 was released, theres always probs with running the very latest OS the minute it hits the shelf coz you and your wallet are the guinea pigs of the computing world... "just to be first on the block to run vista"

commercialism, anyone?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:51 AM
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Ive had all of them and Vista has been cool, fast and reliable for everything Ive needed so far, games too, on a quad core. Ive no issues other than Im fedup with windows updates failing at some point and never installing again. But I have that issue on any OS.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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Great, so now MS bloodsuckers get to take ANOTHER $180 from us as we purchase the disc for the new OS and pray it really is better.

Well, I guess it really is time to switch to mac



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:04 AM
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I still think that for windows users, xp pro is the best. But let's not forget LINUX, wich is a nice alternative.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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Very nice. I just plopped down $1600 on a new Vista computer. Screw Microshaft.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:21 AM
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The only thing good about Microsoft is that Bill Gates is a philanthropist and Paul Allen contributes money to scientific progress, such as the radio telescope array.

Vista is a piece of garbage and so is every other Microsoft operating system (as well as their software). When will Microsoft take a hint and realize that using a DOS shell is ancient technology?!?! Unix is the best OS core on the market, as is evident with Linux and Mac OS. Solaris, Sun Microsystem's operating system, isn't too shabby either. Until Microsoft starts from the ground up and develops an OS that is similar to a Unix base, they will have no place in advanced computing architecture.

Are you aware that some of the newer versions of Linux (as well as some other open source, Unix-based operating systems) can still run on a 486 processor? Microsoft and Intel work hand-in-hand to purposely ensure that the average, non-technically inclined consumer must buy a new computer when A) a new operating system comes out, B) a new operating system is released, or C) they run out of storage. Microsoft purposely inflates the size of their software to ensure this. It was discovered by a team of open source programmers that Microsoft Office was a staggering 2000% larger (in terms of disk space usage) than it needed to be. And as you know, the newest version of Microsoft software and OS only run on the newer processors. This type of consumer manipulation ensures that both Microsoft and Intel will sell more computers (preloaded with Windows and Intel chipsets/CPUs, obviously) everytime the average consumer is in need of only a minor upgrade. (As far as I know, Microsoft has no partnership with AMD.)

I use Macs for my work, and if only Mac internet browsers would be as compatible with as many websites as PC browsers are, I would never use a PC again.

[edit on 10/30/2008 by pjslug]



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