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I took the statments in the original post to mean sometime in 2009 (which really means Q2 2010).
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Free?

I want a free copy plus my bloody money back for this OS.

It's stupid, Vista has been out for what? 1 1/2 - 2 years? and they are releasing another one.

Is Vista going to be a Windows ME situation

I guess M$ has admitted defeat with this OS then.

Screw them, if they don't continue to support this OS i'm going Linux! I don't invest good money for a shoddy product.

Creative and M$ should get married.
I'm still waiting for a free upgrade for my computer that came with Me.
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With the abysmal results at launch (I don't care who's fault it was) of XP and Vista do we really need to be pushing up time lines? More importantly can I grow a little peach fuzz on my current OS. Im all about change but damn come on man you just ripped me a new one for 2 bills and now im gonna have to do it again maybe next year. I will only speak for myself on this but I am damn willing to wait for windows 7 for at least 2 years. Am I in the wrong here?
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Usually they want some alpha, and beta testings, release candidates, and time for manufacturers to make drivers before releasing OSes. I give it a very very slim chance there will be a new Windows before 2010.
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I still think a 32-bit version is necissary and all my systems have been 64-bit for a full 4 years.

There are still a lot of Athlon XPs, older P4s, and Pentium Ms out there. It would be foolish not to support them.
I was going to argue about this but then I realized he's right. The last 32 bit processors were sold in 2006 (the original CoreDuo's). This falls short of the average 3-5 year life expectancy. I do feel that it holds the rest of us back when MS supports obsolete tech, but in this case I feel they should at the very least offer a basic 32 bit version of Windows 7.

I'd like to see them do exactly that...offer 1 basic version of the OS in 32 bits, and all other versions as 64 bit exclusively.

I also feel that Windows 7 should be the last OS with a 32 bit version. By the time Windows 8 ships, all 32 bit CPU's will be obsolete anyway.
 
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You know? IMO... Microsoft is trying to be a hardware company that upgrades there product line once or twice a year.

I think they need to slow down. Concentrate on what they have promised to there customers and what they need. Build from there...

Just me two cents
     
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Guess what? Windows 7 has already been released in the form of Milestone 1. its a alpha release. but its been out since december, so maybe theyve put out more by now.
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Guess what? Windows 7 has already been released in the form of Milestone 1. its a alpha release. but its been out since december, so maybe theyve put out more by now.
Isn't the December version called MinWin or something?
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MinWin is the name of the new Kernel regardless of which version of Windows 7 it is.
    
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MinWin is the name of the new Kernel regardless of which version of Windows 7 it is.
Hopefully they don't go too far and skip out on something important in exchange for a performance boost.
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