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15 Jan 2009   #11
johngalt

 

I am willing to bet that Vista is going to be cheaper *from the initial launch* by $100 or more.

You have it in writing now.


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15 Jan 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hmm,

The way I read it is this

1. He likes the improvements - he praises them quite a lot.

2. He is not sure they are worth shelling out hundreds of dollars for.

He probably will get it - he's an enthusiast, like us. He probably overegged it to make a point.

The point is most people are not enthusisats - they won't want to shell again for an o/s - many of them will have only had Vista a short time - it will ship on new machines till 7 comes out.

Once 7 is released, it will replace replace Vista on new machines - by default it will sell a lot.

Vista sales will be dead in the water, as John says. Vista will continue to get security updates from M$ - but there won't be any real improvements/upgrades.

SIW2
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15 Jan 2009   #13
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

to me vista was more of a stepping stone....

something that was already destined to happen..

i mean this by saying that because like i said i see vista more of like nextstep (this was the gap between Mac OS 9 and OSX).....

this needed to happen since they the hardware industry needed the boost so that there would be demand for higher technologies (such as touch for example or a IGP that can actually be usuable for gaming [to a point i might add..lol])

my two cents (have a dime now...)
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16 Jan 2009   #14
MaddestMax

Windows 7
 
 

I think I'm going to side with the people saying he's sort of a whiner. Not in a horrible way, but a whiner none the less. I had a hard time respecting the article after he mentioned having a difficult time finding a replacement for Daemon Tools. Although I was disappointed to find that DT wasn't functional in 7, it took me about 5 seconds to find a very functional (and free) replacement. But maybe I'm just being a judgmental POS. Like my friend above said, that just my two cents!
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16 Jan 2009   #15
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In reference to that article, I'm going to quote my favourite Looney Tune, Bugs Bunny: "What a maroon!"
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16 Jan 2009   #16
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From that same article, David Murphy's last sentence is this:

Quote:
As for me? I think I'll go back to Vista for now...
Isn't this the same guy that said "I think I'll be going back to XP now..."???
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16 Jan 2009   #17
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
damm most people dont even remember the Win Nt days.....
I bought NT4 and I demand that M$ should give me a free upgrade to windows 7 as NT4 was crap
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16 Jan 2009   #18
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by momalle1 View Post
All Microsoft needs now are some cute commercials and everyone will love them.
No, MS needs John Mayer. Only John Mayer can save MS' reputation.
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16 Jan 2009   #19
momalle1

Windows 7, Windows Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dalhectar View Post
No, MS needs John Mayer. Only John Mayer can save MS' reputation.
John Mayer?
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