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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.
No, this isn't going to cost you a dime and might help everyone in the long run.
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I wonder if Windows 7 will have a Windows classic theme?
I venture to say most likely not, half the sale; the ooo and ahhh fellows who like vista do so 'cause they think it's so purdy, and not that they actually use it for anything 'cept maybe sufing the web saying bad things on forums to those who voice a negative opinion on vista; so, w7 will most likely LOOK different than the other windows os; and maybe even try to look a bit like linix with some kind of graphic twist like a squirt of lemon juice in your eye. And, despite what they say about making w7 smaller, most likely it will be twice as big as the beta they have now, as it is being designed by committe and everyone there has to get their little few lines of code in.
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excuse my noobishness but what does QFT mean?
It means Quoted for Truth
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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.
Windows still has a BSOD Image in peoples heads out there.
But this is not Microsofts fault but of Driver developers.

If MS had such strict rules back since the days of Win 95, we all would know Windows as THE stable OS.

Most PC users would rather pay some bucks more for their hardware than risking that it does crash the system!




Windows always been a very open OS.
That helped Software developers to get into it and made it popular.
But that also made Win open for bugs and attacks.
Unix is like the opposite, known to be extreme stable but also tricky to code for.

It is a very good thing MS changes Windows System Model to be less easy infective.
They already did a big step with Vista, btw
And Windows still don't loses the programmability as MS made it easy with .Net, DX10 and other stuff.
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I can't see why this is a bad idea, manufacturers can't just cruise into a new operating system (which should be shedding old bloat, instead of running 20 year old code in a brand new OS) without having devices that work on them.

We've seen Creative's "Vista Ready" cards, right?
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I can't see why this is a bad idea, manufacturers can't just cruise into a new operating system (which should be shedding old bloat, instead of running 20 year old code in a brand new OS) without having devices that work on them.

We've seen Creative's "Vista Ready" cards, right?
May i refer you to my sig rig? And the fact i will never buy another Creative product again.
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Good. MS was blamed for problems that was clearly the hardware vendors fault, but most people were too noobish to know who's fault it was.
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