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Old 28 October 2008, 15:52   #1
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Windows 7 - the New OS

Yep you read right Vista is old now, Windows 7 is the new one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

What do you all recon, let me remind you of Millenium/2000 after 98, then we had XP now will 7 actually work without loads of updates?
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Old 28 October 2008, 16:17   #2
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I heard on TV tonight that all the computers of the future will store information in the internet rather than hardrives. It called Cloud Computing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
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This news has been flying around for a while now.

I always said Vista was a dead end just like ME was - right again!!!

The problem with storing your data remotely over the net is the terrible lack of upload speeds - I have a 20mb download connection which is awesome but my upload speed is only 768k - many people get a lot less than this. It would take forever to upload large amounts of data - for example if you have some digi photos or even worse video!!!

Obviously in future it won't be such a problem but how many people would trust others with their data???
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http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/snowleopard/


If you're in the middle of the forest, and you're not around to hear it, can you hear the sound of Vista falling on it's arse?
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Nah.. the internet is too dodgy in too many places yet and suffers too many bottlenecks and traffic problems for cloud to be a useful concept yet IMO

Windows 7 hmm .. no one will really know till people start using it .. what I want to know is, what the hell happened to micro$ofts 'instant on' idea where the o/s was on a chip, and booted the machine almost instantly ?
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I always said Vista was a dead end just like ME was - right again!!!
Oh yes, why don't you just give yourself a pat on the back for posting completing complate bollox! ME was a failure sure, but sales of Vista will prove you completely wrong. It's a major development and credible replacement for XP, embraces all MSFT's technologies whereas ME was just a re-packaging of Win '98. OK Visa has got performance issues and the interface is a radical change for those of use used to XP and other legacy MSFT O/S (and some of the layout poorly thought out IMHO) but it has a purpose, and was designed and is marketed my people cleverer than most of those who moan and whinge about it.

Muzzy, I think you hit the nail right on the head about this cloudy computing.
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Oh yes, why don't you just give yourself a pat on the back for posting completing complate bollox! ME was a failure sure, but sales of Vista will prove you completely wrong. It's a major development and credible replacement for XP, embraces all MSFT's technologies whereas ME was just a re-packaging of Win '98. OK Visa has got performance issues and the interface is a radical change for those of use used to XP and other legacy MSFT O/S (and some of the layout poorly thought out IMHO) but it has a purpose, and was designed and is marketed my people cleverer than most of those who moan and whinge about it.

Muzzy, I think you hit the nail right on the head about this cloudy computing.
Sales of Vista are far lower than Microcost were hoping - the only reason it has sold as many as it has is because they are forcing it down people's thoats when they buy a consumer PC. Most of the big corperate customers have turned their backs on it.

Microsoft actually reduced the protection in it to make it easier to pirate but even so - even when it's free - the pirates don't want it either!!!

And as to their DRM - Peter Guttman really attacks them

"It's very consumer-hostile technology that is being deployed said
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6286245.stm

So it doesn't seem to be just me posting "complete bollox" does it?
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Peter Gutmann is right iMHO, but that hardly supports your ranting!
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I would bet users will have to pay annual subscriptions for the pleasure of accessing their own data. With both the cost to users and our reliance on windows OS increasing. They are very clever, but users are not as stupid as they seem to believe, now where is that Linux disc?
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Sales of Vista are far lower than Microcost were hoping
Sales of *every Microsoft product* is far below what Microsoft is hoping.

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