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post #11 of 19
It'll be delayed. If anything it'll be out late 2011 or early 2012, I'm not worried.
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post #12 of 19
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Well, look at it this way...

Power companys do have a monopoly on, well, power... So if you, as in the consumer, can put your own power into the power lines, the power company my law, has to pay you for the energy you are supplying... There are a few solar farms that make their money this way...

Software monopoly's should work in a similar way. MS knows that they make the only main stream consumer OS. SO they pretty much do whatever they want without thinking to much about what the consumer wants (guessing).

My take on the whole thing is that MS should have to pay the people/company's who put out a comparable os. Some Linux distro's are getting close...

I know this will probably never happen, but this just goes to show the legislation they spend billions on to keep the laws flowing the way they want...
um... unlike Microsoft, Power Companies in US are strictly regulated by the government, just insurance industry. They can't just charge you whatever they feel. In addition, companies themselves can't seek maximum profit approach. The % they make on operation is also restrained. The only reason they are monopoly is because government figured it would be the best for consumers if they are….
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Wow 3 year life span for Vista.....all that money i spent on it......just for M$ to conclude that it sucks and isn't worth carrying on.

3 years is just not good enough when it comes down to an OS. I know a lot of things change in 3 years but for the money you pay you expect a whole lot more.
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post #14 of 19
Even if they do release it on-time in 2010 - which they won't - Linux will have gained a much greater market share by then, and they simply will have to charge less.
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I am sure Microsoft care so much about what the media say.....
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Woot

post #17 of 19
well lets hope it works...
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
What changes over the current Vista OS are they going to make? A "facelift"? Or a new OS altogether?
Probably not much facelift going on at all, but everything I've read thus far indicated a major rewrite of the kernel. Which is a good thing. (Look up the keynote address on MinWin on YouTube)
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
Software monopoly's should work in a similar way. MS knows that they make the only main stream consumer OS. SO they pretty much do whatever they want without thinking to much about what the consumer wants (guessing).
Good guess... lol

But that's exactly right. m$ knows people are going to buy their product no matter what, because they're the only dog on the block. The product can be as crappy as they care to make it, and the price can be as high as they want it to be. If a competitor comes along, they either buy them out or undercut them by ridiculously lowering the prices (the monster, m$, can handle it, but the new dog cannot.) Monopoly is a fun game, but only when you're playing it on a board. Well, that's not true. I'm sure it's fun for Señor Gates.
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