"Windows 7" ???

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by OHM, Dec 23, 2007.

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  1. OHM

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    Hi,
    I know it's kind of an old issue, but I heard that Microsoft is developing
    a new Windows OS called "Windows 7".
    I'm just curious. Why would they make a new OS, if Vista is so not stable?
    Are they perfectly sure that Vista is going to be stable by 2010?
    Is Vista going to be like XP(a lot of people use it, seemingly stable) by 2010?
    I don't get it. o_O
    Sorry for such non-sense question.
    Thanks in advance,
    and an early Merry Christmas ;)
     
  2. ThunderZ

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    Can not remember the name of it at the moment but you can bet there is a new OS already under development. Have read several places that MS plans on a new OS every 2(?) to 5(?) years. They do not make any money off of there old OS`s and software once released and in circulation. Nor do they make any, in fact they probably lose it, with the on going development of "patches. The only way to stay in business is the constant development and sales of new products.
     
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    I think it's an unwritten rule ?

    DOS = Good
    win 95 = Bad
    Win 98 = Good
    ME= Bad
    Windows 2000/Xp = Good
    Hasta La Vista = Bad
    Windows 7 = ?
     
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    Not only does M$ have to churn new OSs for themselves.

    But also for their hardware partners. It part of the hand in glove operations.
     
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    That is very true too. Would seem Vista is not the huge boon to revenue the hardware vendors had hoped for.
     
  6. Espresso

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    You forgot NT.
     
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    Every big company plans and develops hardware or software into the future to make the next versions even better. Its like building a prototype, when it is being build, its designer gets new ideas all the time, but he can not implement them all, because he would have to start over all the time and he would actually never finished it, so he postpone it to the next version or even next version of next version, if it can not be done in next version due to other ideas and so on. :)
     
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    Uh, why don't they, while their hard at that one, just go ahead with my own suggestion i been tossing around for a few years now and also develop WINDOWS 98.6! as in a better/Normal Windows 98 too?
     
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    You mean an even tempered/temperatured M$ OS? :D
     
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    :cool: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  12. OHM

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    Thanks for your reply guys,
    So there is a possibility that Vista would end up as a BAD OS,
    just like Windows ME, which Bill Gates called it a failure?
     
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    Have already read many comparing Vista to ME.......I will hold my comments till Vista sp1.

    ME was rushed to market simply to keep MS in the public eye. Win 2k\NT was really meant for business and not general public release. Mr. Gates wanted to make MS\Windows a household word so ME was rushed to release as a stop-gap to fill the void between 98 and XP.

    That is my (well read on the subject) opinion on the subject and I`m sticking to it. :ninja:
     
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    Windows XP Pro on three computers, I have no intention of changing anytime soon.
     
  15. L815

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    From what I read, Windows 7 is to be released around 2009. It's going to be totally redone including the core.

    Xp is based of 2000 and Vista is based on XP core so it's still pretty much the 2000 core.

    They are also thinking about implementing some new ideas where you can upload your home computer setup and access it anywhere you are.

    And best of all, no more registry!
     
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    For the same reason that there are no new Studebakers.
     
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    They'd prefer a shorter OS cycle then they had with XP -> Vista as it just caused problems for them. Vista is suppose to be a stepping stone into 7. Considering the long development time put into Vista and still all the features that were still removed or displaced, 7 is going to require quite a bit of work.
     
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    Studebaker was a good car, and they built a good truck......no matter what anyone says. I learned to drive in my folks Study Golden Hawk, with the big tail fins. That sucker was fast and reliable.

    My folks switched to Studebaker when Hudson began to fade. Then, when Studebaker died, they moved to American Motors. Seems like they always went with the dying company. They settled on Chevrolet when AM got bought out and killed by Chrysler Corp. GM isn't doing that well lately, but my parents have passed away and are probably driving a Hudson or Studebaker in Heaven today.
     
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    Dunno if it was rumored or based in some leak of fact, but i have heard another name mentioned for this O/S as SPECTRUM also.
     
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    As far as I know, this is still a codename.

    Windows NT4.0
    Windows NT5.0 => Windows 2000
    Windows NT5.1 => Windows XP
    Windows NT6.0 => Vista
    Windows NT7.0 => Windows 7
     
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    This is an ongoing Saga of epic proportions, so my advice to those interested in finally discovering a reputable replacement for vista is stay tuned.

    The rumors are really going to fly untill something of a real $M press release becomes public knowledge, and even then, i wouldn't take that as written in stone.

    Remember Longhorn?
     
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    There are some Windows 7 torrents out there though I don't know why someone wants to put an alpha OS build on their computer. Screenshots show not much different than Vista at this stage.
     
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    Sinclair maybe interested by the name Spectrum
     
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    I will use my XP2 until I can't get software for it. If M$ continues to put out OS's like Vista that Still isn't compatible with a lot of software, I will be tempted to look at the Mac when I need a new PC.
     
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