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Windows 7: Windows 8 in 2012, Beta as Early as 2011

02 Jul 2010   #11
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.


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02 Jul 2010   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.
what do linux distros leave out?

windows 7 doesn't even come with an email client.
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02 Jul 2010   #13
Vesko96

 

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Why do we need a new OS every three years?
Tell that to the Linux guys. Fedora and Ubuntu comes out with a new OS every 6 months. Linus Torvalds (creator of the Linux kernel) even said that a big problem with Microsoft is that they don't release a new OS more frequently.
Indeed. Although, Ubuntu (and Fedora), like all Linux OSs, are Open Source. Which means they have (probably) more people to work with, plus they do it for free. :P
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02 Jul 2010   #14
Vesko96

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.
what do linux distros leave out?

windows 7 doesn't even come with an email client.
Definitely. Linux comes with EVERYTHING, mostly because all the software developed for it is open source as well.
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02 Jul 2010   #15
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

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Why do we need a new OS every three years?
Tell that to the Linux guys. Fedora and Ubuntu comes out with a new OS every 6 months. Linus Torvalds (creator of the Linux kernel) even said that a big problem with Microsoft is that they don't release a new OS more frequently.
Indeed. Although, Ubuntu (and Fedora), like all Linux OSs, are Open Source. Which means they have (probably) more people to work with, plus they do it for free. :P
That is the important part, FREE. It maybe every six months, but you pay nothing, but your time. I complained about moving from XP due to cost for all my computers, glad I did it though. I just hate the feeling of knowing by next year or so I will need to save up and upgrade again. I also fear what won't work and force me into new software and hardware. I surely would hate to upgrade every three years (hardware and software). Just my 2 cents
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02 Jul 2010   #16
windows7user

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If Microsoft were to bundle in more software with Windows, they would just get in more trouble. People then will take advantage of this to smack Microsoft. They already have enough trouble bundling a web browser into the OS and you want them to bundle more?
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02 Jul 2010   #17
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.
what do linux distros leave out?

windows 7 doesn't even come with an email client.
For a home user linux leaves nothing out, i love ubuntu as a matter of fact. However there are reasons you dont see linux systems in a corporate environment. In addition to that, you do have to pay for Red hat which is probably the only linux you possibly might see in a business.

To top it off, if Linux was just as good as Windows everyone and every business would be using it because its free. But as we know thats not the case...

Actually Linux leaves one major thing out, support for most games. Which considering how big the gaming market is now, thats huge.
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02 Jul 2010   #18
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.

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For a home user linux leaves nothing out, i love ubuntu as a matter of fact. However there are reasons you dont see linux systems in a corporate environment. In addition to that, you do have to pay for Red hat which is probably the only linux you possibly might see in a business.

To top it off, if Linux was just as good as Windows everyone and every business would be using it because its free. But as we know thats not the case...
Only a fraction? Just because Windows has the majority market share doesn't mean Linux isn't used.

Not in a corporate environment? You're kidding, right?

It is as good as Windows, just not as user friendly. Windows is a point and click environment for any user to come along and pick up. Linux isn't.
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02 Jul 2010   #19
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

There are several problems that many IT guys are going to run into in the next 10 years if MS keeps to the trend and people continue buying PC's with Windows.

You will have environments that will nave numerous different OS's, there will be little conformity in the environment. Specialization in particular fields will be a necessity that not just any schmo off the street (like today) will be able to come in and work on a system and fix it.

That could be a blessing and a curse for IT professionals.
We need to weed out the Paper Cert Tech that really doesn't know jack, but passed their tests using Brain Dumps.

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If Microsoft were to bundle in more software with Windows, they would just get in more trouble. People then will take advantage of this to smack Microsoft. They already have enough trouble bundling a web browser into the OS and you want them to bundle more?
Yeah, every time they do, they get smacked down for anti-competitive practices.

Who is the most anti-competitive company in the Business? Apple. it definitely NOT MS.

And as for Linux.

Sure it works out of the box, but if you want to do just about anything you do with windows, you better learn some programming, and take the time to learn how to compile things.

I have seen more people spend more time trying to make Linux work the way they want, than actually using Linux to do things that are extremely easy in Windows.
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02 Jul 2010   #20
cloud8521

 

my problem with windows releasing so close to each other is the cost.
i essentially have to throw out my old OS that i paid good money for for the next one. sure theres upgrade version but that is still not cheap, your still 100$+
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