Windows 7 M1: Nothing to get excited about

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| The install itself looks very similar to a regular Vista install routine,
| indicating that Microsoft hasn’t spent any time on this part of the software
| yet.
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http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35936/118/


Recent:

Microsoft : Windows 7 still in planning stage and will take approximately 3
years to develop.
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| January 26th, 2008. Looks like Microsoft is NOT planning to release Windows 7
| in 2009. Microsoft's official response, by an email dated 26th January, 2008,
| to WinVistaClub states that Windows 7 is still in the planning stage and will
| take approximately 3 years to develop. * *
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http://www.winvistaclub.com/i7.html


http://www.thinknext.net/archives/2124


Impossible thing #1: Developing efficient, well engineered free software like
Debian GNU/Linux

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| So, not only does free software represent a vast amount of effort, but it is
| apparently very well-engineered and efficient effort leading to an even
| higher use value than equivalent proprietary products! Not only can free
| software manage large, complex projects, but it appears to do it better than
| proprietary methods. * *
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...ike_gnu_debian


More than half of Microsoft Vista needs re-writing

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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten..."
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=30516


A history of Microsoft Windows - the inside story exposed

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| 2004: (...)
| THE MANAGEMENT: "What do you mean it still doesn't work? Try
| harder!"
|
| 2005: (...)
| "MAKE IT WORK! FOR GOD'S SAKE, MAKE IT WORK! Well, throw it away
| and use the server version then, that seems all right. Look, they
| won't know the difference, drop the database stuff, nobody remembers
| what we said in 1995 now! That was ten years ago! "Apple has what?
| 3D acceleration? So, we have DirectX. What, in the desktop? Really?
| What, even Stallman's beardie-weirdies have it? Oh hell. Right, you
| lot, make it look like this!"
|
| 2006: Windows Vista
| THE MANAGEMENT: "Look, if we trickle it out to those mugs, I mean,
| valued customers who've already paid, we can say we released it this
| year and it'll buy us some more time..."
|
| 2007: No, really Windows Vista, honest
| MARKETING DEPT: "Never mind the features, look at it! Isn't it shiny?
| Yes! Pretty!"
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37962


Microsoft admits Vista screwed - report

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| Vista SP1 is code named "Fiji", presumably after a pretty looking
| island which is paralysed by coups.
|
| In a statement regarding the service pack Microsoft admits that
| Vista has "high impact" problems.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37125


MS Insider: The Office Crew Isn't Smart Enough to Supplant Real Windows
Developers

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| "With Alchin retiring, MarkL and MarkZ, two of the most talented
| architects in MS already having left, the picture gets really
| ugly for the Windows division," my friend claimed, and the BV's
| core team members, Ian McDonald, Jack Mayo, Todd Wanke, Clyde
| Rodriguez and others are starting to connect the dots.
|
| [...]
|
| He concluded ominously. "A trainwreck of biblical proportions looms.
| Pick a good seat on the sidelines, trainwrecks this large take
| awhile to complete. Vista may be the last MS OS for some time to
| come, especially if Cutler decides to play hardball."
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http://www.emailbattles.com/2006/09/...ws-developers/
http://tinyurl.com/35eqrt