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post #11 of 39
they should support vista a little bit seeing as how it's progressed fairly well, and spend close to all the resources towards 7 and releasing it so that it has more time for drivers to mature
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Well to me I only want to buy new parts for a computer or a new computer to game with. If every game worked with the other OSs I would probably use them, even better if the games worked around Windows 98 I would still use it. Gaming is a relaxing and entertaining part of having my computers(Folding as well since coming here). Maybe Microsoft should stop...take abreath and ask the customers what they really want or need. Game on and start Folding for OCN 37726.

JMO on a good topic.
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A fresh start will be great!
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They really need to do a total rewrite, but their only options right now are to do a total rewrite, taking a big financial hit, but getting the possibility of doing things right, or they could continue to make small changes in the hope of getting better until they are the laughing stock of the OS world.

I think the technical term for this is "Toronto Maple Leaf syndrome"
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
They really need to do a total rewrite, but their only options right now are to do a total rewrite, taking a big financial hit, but getting the possibility of doing things right, or they could continue to make small changes in the hope of getting better until they are the laughing stock of the OS world.

I think the technical term for this is "Toronto Maple Leaf syndrome"
Since when did m$ need to do anything right to keep getting money?
post #16 of 39
I hope windows 7 is a very small crappie OS, They have already released Vista and that is the only OS they should be working on. I didn't pay 200$ for an OS that is getting less and less support.

If people are pissed off that Vista has a larger install footprint then I think they need to rethink their position a little. A 15GB install footprint is not all the bad when most of the PCs that have vista installed have 160GB HDD or bigger. Compared to the 3.55GB install footprint of windows XP. When XP first came out they were putting it on 20 and 30GB HDDs.

A lot of cheap (Cheap being 600-800$) AMD Dual Core laptops come with 320GB HDDs so if people are mad about a 15GB install footprint then I think they need to go down town and buy a 20 or 30GB hard drive and install it on there and then see how bad it could really be.
    
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post #17 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
If people are pissed off that Vista has a larger install footprint then I think they need to rethink their position a little. A 15GB install footprint is not all the bad when most of the PCs that have vista installed have 160GB HDD or bigger. Compared to the 3.55GB install footprint of windows XP. When XP first came out they were putting it on 20 and 30GB HDDs.

A lot of cheap (Cheap being 600-800$) AMD Dual Core laptops come with 320GB HDDs so if people are mad about a 15GB install footprint then I think they need to go down town and buy a 20 or 30GB hard drive and install it on there and then see how bad it could really be.
I wish you would understand the point here, though:

They could have, and should have, done BETTER. Linux's footprint is like 5GB. OSX's footprint is ~6-7GB.

aero is mediocre and requires a powerhouse PC. Compiz-Fusion is amazing and requires a PC with a quarter of the specs that aero requires.

It's about the execution. Vista has a lot of great concepts, but lots of them have been poorly implemented.
post #18 of 39
maybe all the support vista is losing will be absorbed by linux!
every time i pick up a pc magazing i start to see more and more articles about linux hopeully we are seeing a change here and linux will become dominant and people will start making opengl games to play
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post #19 of 39
Sorry, I love Linux, but Aero is much better than Compiz-Fuzion. All I want is something that looks clean and pretty. I don't need my windows to wobble all over the screen while still looking like brown crap.
    
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post #20 of 39
Until your average parent can install Barbie or Action Man games on linux for their kids, windows will still be the popular O/S.
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