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[DV] Microsoft makes Windows 7 driver support mandatory

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In order to make the transition to the next version of Windows more smooth, Microsoft decided hardware makers will now need to test their drivers on the beta version of Windows 7 before they can get Vista approval.

The Windows Logo Program specifies that device drivers must be tested starting June 1. It doesn't appear that the requirement is retroactive.

The tests, submitted using the Winqual Submission Tool, are part of the qualification process Microsoft demands of peripherals and PC makers that want to use the "Windows Vista," "Certified with Windows Vista" or other similar logos on their products or packaging.
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Well maybe this is a step in the right direction.
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This just means that hardware is going to get more expensive.

Microsoft really needs to stop these practices of theirs, nobody likes them.
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This just means that hardware is going to get more expensive.

Microsoft really needs to stop these practices of theirs, nobody likes them.
Yeah, I can see now.

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Free drivers(click here)...(not certified....so...****.)
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This is actually a pretty good idea. Will definitely ease the transition when Windows 7 is released.
 
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It makes sense. They want to eliminate the initial driver problems that Vista had in Windows 7. They took notice that the initial reaction really hurt Vista's reputation, and they don't want another repeat of that.
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I wonder if Windows 7 will have a Windows classic theme?
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This just means that hardware is going to get more expensive.

Microsoft really needs to stop these practices of theirs, nobody likes them.
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Yeah, I can see now.

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED DRIVERS $50


Free drivers(click here)...(not certified....so...****.)
I take it you two enjoyed not being able to get working drivers for a lot of products in the time after Vista was first released? Practices like this provide incentive for hardware manufacturers to put more emphasis on producing workable drivers within a reasonable amount of time.
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How about opening the hardware specs? There are people out there who will not only create better drivers, but also keep them up to date even after vendors stop supporting the hardware. This is called open source.
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post #10 of 27
this is a very good idea as long as there's no extra cost or nothing
every generation of windows face driver issues and there's always the need to have more time to adapt to it,
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