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Until your average parent can install Barbie or Action Man games on linux for their kids, windows will still be the popular O/S.
lol. A very simple statement, but the general idea has a lot of truth to it IMO.
    
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If Windows is totally reworked, and no longer works with previous apps, Mac will start to boom!
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Same can be said to Mac.
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Windows needs a ground-up rewrite. This will make some customers mad, but will be much better for MS in the long run.


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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
The one thing that could make Linux dominate Windows is game support. MS is not going to open up DX, so the only way this will happen is if game designers switch to using OpenGL.
 
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MS seems to be in a lose-lose situation here.

They continue supporting software/hardware from 1995 and people will complain that the install footprint is too big and it takes too long to develop.

They start from the ground up and people complain that their software/hardware from 1995 doesn't work anymore.
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How about:



(From the link.)

Less than half of the PCs out there can run Vista smoothly.

Microsoft is not like Apple. They can't force users to buy new hardware for their new operating systems; Microsoft has to hope that customers will buy new PCs every few years that run their new OSes, and as we have seen, many customers are unwilling to do so.
Apple doesnt force users to buy new hardware either. Leopard work with the older PowerPC Macs.. Tiger runs on a 500mhz G3 with 256MB of RAM just fine. Im sure Leopard runs smoothly on similar specs as well.

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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"
Isnt Windows 7 from the ground up? In any case, the NT kernel is getting old, but its been good. And I think this article really isnt accurate at all saying they are collapsing under their own weight..

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If Windows is totally reworked, and no longer works with previous apps, Mac will start to boom!
Microsoft would never drop compatibility. They would integrate emulation into their OS then. App may run slower, but not by much more than likely, and its better than dropping support. Apple will "boom" when people start adopting them faster, which is happening, considering Apple's market share has gone up.
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I think the article means it has outgrown "people who arent used to buying a computer every 7 years" with the hardware comment
Honestly, a 3 year old PC probably would have a difficult time with Vista... especially if it has less than 2 GB of RAM in it.
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It is inevitable progression of a dominant monolithic structure; happens to every empire and culture in history, even in nature too....the larger older unit becomes overburdened by it's own infrastucture, unable to adapt to change when necessary ergo the smaller dynamic unit fills the need and grows at an exponential rate, specifically feeding off the larger carrion, sucking the life out of it. The result is many supierior competitors who then begin the process anew with a new round of conquest, merging and domination. when vista was released with it's overburdened hardware requirements, licensing restrictions and pricetag, it was obvious that ms had crossed the line that heralded it's beginning decline; I found it amazing that jobs did not seize the opportunity offered then; nevertheless perhaps linix or some other open os will fill the need. the nice thing is the urge for freedom prevails in all of mankinds endeavours- an os is just one such example.
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the nice thing is the urge for freedom prevails in all of mankinds endeavours- an os is just one such example.
I freely chose Vista; as in my opinion, it's the best operating system available.
    
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I freely chose Vista; as in my opinion, it's the best operating system available.
Me as well.

I followed the crowd at my college, poking fun at it a little, but after using it, and trying it, I realized that everyone was just bashing it because it was the "cool" and "non-conformist" thing to do (college students trying to go against the system, thats unheard of ) rather than bashing it for legitimate reasons. Despite his opposite opinion, having legitimate reasons against it is one of the reasons I respect Hundred Gunner and others who dislike it.

Only issues I have had was with a TV tuner (the company does not make Vista drivers for it, they want you to have to buy their newer cards) and a wireless card that I don't even use (Belkin makes Vista drivers only with their N cards).

From an IT stand point, vista is very very kind. Updates for drivers through MS update (optional to install them of course), along with an expanded library plenty make up for its size for desktop/ modern laptop uses.

Note I use the phrase "desktop / modern laptop uses" because it's size (along with a few other reasons) are why my little laptop (10 gig hard drive, 700mhz Pentium 3, 256mb of RAM) is running Linux.
    
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