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Windows 7: upgrade pricing pressure from Apple

09 Jun 2009   #11

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by happinessiseasy View Post
They did supposedly update all the system applications such as mail, etc.
Eh, MS did that with Outlook Expre- er, Windows Live Essentials.

and Exchange support (after blasting Microsoft, ironic much?) doesn't seem to be much of an update.
I like the Apple commercials where they brag about running Office. Exchange doesn't make much sense... but whatever.

And they dropped 6GB from the Install package.
Win7 is a 3gb install disc image and installed is 11 gb, a lot of which is backups. Most games are bigger than that... I have no problem with how big Windows is.

Can they please cut iTunes down to size sometime soon? That thing is still a hog on Windows.
iTunes is one of the most horrible programs ever. Even worse than RealPlayer ever was. Apple should cut off all the graphical skin crap and just use default Windows systems, that'd take much less memory and be more compatible. iTunes always gets that thing where the UI turns black when the memory is being used. And on top of that, it runs stealth services in the background. WMP 12 == win.

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09 Jun 2009   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all

Who CARES what Apple does -- if you like (and can afford) Apple buy and enjoy.

I'd like to see some of the Fanboys using (or even attempting) to use their shiny new Macbooks connected to complicated diagnostic testing and service gear on an off shore Gas Platform or measuring data running along the San Andreas Fault.

Whatever else people might say about MS and Windows NO OTHER system can connect to so many completely different and often very specialized pieces of hardware.

For those that think the price of W7 is going to be too high -- just join technet for a 20% initial discount (search GOOGLE for the discount PROMO codes).

You'll get loads of LEGITIMATE software including W7 ultimate retail at release at a CHEAPER price than the retail copy of W7.

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09 Jun 2009   #13

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lastelement0 View Post
i totally agree. i really think that Microsoft needs to seriously take a moment and rethink things for a bit. especially with the low blows that apple dealt them during their WWDC today.

they need to do something.
M/S don't need to do anything, Apple is a minor player and will always remain so,

Remember M/S is a software creator, Apple is a hardware manufacturer, that just tagged a system onto their products.
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