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+1!

I guess the board of directors at M$ wants to frag Ballmer with this garbage - just like they fragged him with the sadness Vi$ta was...

MS should stick with Win7 for a while, and I mean like five years, until some real technology comes along that would make fundamental change really required. Most people haven't even converted from XP yet - got to get them onto Win7 before coming out with garbage that will see people flee to OSX...
Steve Ballmer really doesn't have too much of say in terms of Windows development, Steven Sinofsky tends to handle more things on that part (since Windows 7 anyway)

As for Microsoft sticking to Windows 7 for another few years? That won't happen as they usually stick to their 2 - 3 year release schedules, with the exception of Windows Vista due to the Longhorn code reset.

Microsoft knows that they missed a huge opportunity with the rise of Tablet and Slate based devices so this is also an attempt to get their name out there, especially with a flagship product such as Windows.

As far as OS X goes I believe that its market share will remain much the same, even with the release of Lion. The simple reasons being hardware and software compatibility and other technologies that most rely on which are only available to Windows.

Have you seen developer previews of OS X Lion by any chance? To me it just looks like a mashed up iOS with app icons everywhere. Microsoft's approach seems much more clean and streamlined in my opinion.
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That looks so incredibly unproductive I don't even. Dear god tell me that the Windows 7 taskbar will be around until something that is actually better comes along.
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We all skipped a version of windows at one point or another. I skipped windows 2000, ME, vista to some extent.

I won't have any problem skipping W8.
 
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XP = yey!
Vista = no!
7 = yey!
8 = no!
9 =yey!
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I'll reserve my judgment until after I try it.
So far I don't like the look of the UI too much though.
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In other news, Linux is alive and well.
    
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Windows 7 is to Vista as Windows 98 was to 95. Yes, they're very similar, but there are differences; one of which being UAC in Windows 7 isn't nearly as intrusive, and there are multiple levels (not just on or off).
NT 4.0
XP NT core 5.0
Vista NT core 6.0
W7 NT core 6.1

6.0 to 6.1 isn't a major revision. Every other version of NT after it's name change was a major revision before Windows 7. Vista just got bad publicity (exactly the reception that XP initially got) except many people never forgot how bad it was at first... so they changed the UI, made some necessary changes that would normally have been put in a service pack and gave it a new name so idiot consumers wouldn't hear the name "vista" and would be more likely to buy it. Funny how even 'enthusiasts' fall for this trick.

And why would you complain about UAC? I don't know anyone who knows something about computers who doesn't disable UAC as the first thing they do when they install Vista.
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Isn t this version 8 a "in the cloud" OS type ?!
   
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Isn t this version 8 a "in the cloud" OS type ?!
They will add cloud features and design but it will never be forced cloud.
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" All of a user’s programs can be viewed as tiles and clicked on with a touch of a finger. "

Sorry but i never liked the idea of touching my monitor with my fingers.

In other news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I

Or the idea of lots of bull**** running in the background at all times. I'm maxing 24GB of RAM 90% of the time as it is.

Please give me an OS that literally has a clock and uses a 0.1GB RAM footprint.
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