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Why I'm Skipping Windows Vista: IT Speaks Out

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| Also, Vista sales have fallen short of expectations lately: For the fiscal
| first quarter of 2009, Microsoft's Windows client division revenue increased
| a mere 2 percent in year-over-year growth, while operating income dropped by
| 4 percent.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/15329...ml?tk=rss_news


Recent:

Microsoft Tries Desperately to Turn the Page on Vista at PDC

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| It's clear that Microsoft has thrown in the towel on the woeful Vista. Maybe
| that's why Microsoft's love fest, aka the Professional Developers Conference
| (PDC) last week in Los Angeles, provided a 24/7 forum to discuss a future
| without Vista, but like a political convention (which it resembled), it's
| time to sweep up the confetti and take a clear-eyed look at what we
| witnessed.
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http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3445.html


Microsoft Is Giving Up on Windows

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| It's true: Microsoft has confirmed that it's abandoning Windows as we know
| it. Cagey as ever, the Microsofties won't say when it'll happen, but they
| have talked a little bit about what the next OS is going to look like--or not
| look like.
|
| [...]
|
| Midori for Linux?
|
| One of my smarter-than-me buddies, Gary F., told me that Linus Torvalds
| worked on something called Midori a few years ago, an embedded Linux for
| mobile devices: "I doubt Microsoft would ever release something that could be
| traced back to Linux, but if I recall correctly, Transmeta's Midori had some
| rudimentary 'cloud computing' features vaguely similar to Microsoft's
| Midori." Read "Details emerge on Transmeta's "Mobile Linux" and "Transmeta
| Exports Midori Linux to China" for details.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/14970...n_windows.html


Windows 7: Oops! Microsoft did it again!

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| My initial evaluation of Windows 7 shows that it's really just Vista with a
| fresh coat of paint
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterpri...ws_7_oops.html


Windows 7: R.I.P.

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| Death throes. That’s how I’d describe the latest barrage of white papers from
| Microsoft. The company’s flagship, Windows Vista, is thrashing around in the
| shallows like a wounded animal, fighting in vain to escape the inevitable.
|
| [...]
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| Now we learn that there’s no point in waiting for Windows 7 because,
| according to Microsoft, “it’ll be just like Vista.”
|
| Talk about eating your young! Microsoft is now publicly trashing their next
| version in order to salvage their current dud. Never mind that they’re
| killing the very positive mystique surrounding Windows 7. Company executives
| are hell bent on proving that the Vista “Refuseniks” were wrong, and they’re
| not above using force to achieve their goal.
|
| That’s right, hidden within their latest propaganda piece is the not so
| veiled threat that customers who bypass Vista risk widening the very
| compatibility chasm that dissuaded them in the first place. That’s because
| Microsoft has no intention of making it any easier for customers to upgrade
| to Windows 7 from XP than it is for them to upgrade from XP to Vista today.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterpri...ows_7_rip.html
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