Vista dust yet to settle down ... and yet so much Windows7 smoke !

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by anandk, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. anandk

    anandk Guest

    Vista has 'just' been released...well, almost just. 'To upgrade' or 'not to
    upgrade' or 'when to updrade', is the question on top of most minds ! Now ?
    Or After the SP1. Corporates & Individuals, waiting for the SP1 to iron out
    minor Vista issues, before deciding to take the plunge, feel good when they
    read in a reputed blog : "Vista SP1 coming soon, say sources !" The blog gets
    a lot of reads. Then two days, later the same writer again says : "SP1 not
    coming so soon !" The Blog again gets a lot of hits ! The rumour mill sure is
    active !

    To add fuel to fire, is all talk of "Windows7". "Expect Windows7 by 2010" !
    Hey, thats just 3 years from now ! Sould one then wait for Windows7 to
    udgrade, which is said to be a really outstanting OS ! But what if the date
    slips ?

    True, such talk always keeps Microsoft in the news, but it also hurts the
    cause of consumers waiting to upgrade. No doubt, Windows always draws
    speculation, probably because it is so basic to everything that we do these
    days with computers.

    But again sources say that currently the Windows7 is still on drawing board
    for MS. There is still a lot of innovation that needs to flow to the
    customers from Vista launch. But with such talk, Windows7 is threatening to
    steal the thunder away from Vista and eclipse Vista/SP1 in public MindSpace

    Internally, MS doesn't want dust kicking on Windows7; Not even its Mktg
    does; Its is just what speculators have been talking about ! Microsoft then
    needs to issue a clear cut time frame, well atleast to the nearest quarter
    period, as to when a consumer should expect the SP1, If at all it does
    actually plan to release one. Or is it abandoning the idea of "Service
    Packs", and just release these fixes through Windows Update or otherwise,
    throughout the year, the latest "Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack"
    being an example.

    My advice to those planning to upgrade ... The best time is NOW !!! ;-)
    anandk, Jul 31, 2007
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    Ian Betts Guest

    Just turn on auto up dates because that is all SPs are about really.
    Ian Betts, Jul 31, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Vista will become to Windows 7 what ME was to Windows 2000, a very, very poor
    Mick Murphy, Jul 31, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    I will gladly wait :)

    Actually, I will gladly pay $100-150 for XP SP2 + Aero. :)
    xfile, Jul 31, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Or you could pay nothing and get Ubuntu with Beryl and see what Aero was
    supposed to be.

    To email me, remove what's invalid
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
  6. anandk

    xfile Guest

    LOL, you try every possible opportunity.

    I probably will provided if our applications and development tools can work
    with it. Otherwise, I won't bother.

    xfile, Jul 31, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Why don't you ask about those programs at alt.os.linux.ubuntu?
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
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    Pooh-Man Guest

    I don't need no steenking rotating desktop. It's just a useless gimmick.
    Pooh-Man, Jul 31, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    No worry.

    I have people to ask if I really want to. And for the record, even if (a
    big one) I try, it won't be your credit :) It is that much I "like" Vista.
    I will try Apple as well except they are really expensive.
    xfile, Jul 31, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Just like clockwork. The Ubuntu marketing department chimes in with his
    Ubuntu banter. Give it a rest and go slither over to the Ubuntu groups

    Bill Yanaire, Jul 31, 2007
  11. anandk

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Why would anyone want to look at a TOY OS (Ubuntu) when they can get a
    workhorse of an OS in Windows XP and eventually Vista!
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 31, 2007
  12. Diarrhea of the mouth.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, Jul 31, 2007
  13. Diarrhea of the mouth.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, Jul 31, 2007
  14. anandk

    Frank Guest

    Aero was supposed to be a flippin cube?
    I don't think so.
    More lies huh?
    Frank, Jul 31, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    The problem with your argument is the premise that Ubuntu is a "TOY OS".
    It isn't. That's just a fanboy's excuse to tell himself he is safe with

    The next time you have to clean your Windows box of malware or get the
    eventual BSOD, get back to me about how it's a "workhorse".
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Richard Urban top posted in true Wintard fashion and blustered:
    My, my, did your widdle buttons get pushed, Mr MVP?
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
  17. anandk

    Alias Guest

    It's called "efficiency".
    No. In fact, you've inspired me to post on more Vista groups.

    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
  18. anandk

    Alias Guest

    Diarrhea of the brain.
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
  19. anandk

    Alias Guest

    Um, your ignorance -- once again -- is showing. The revolving cube is a
    just a small part of Beryl. Course, you can't even install Ubuntu, much
    less Beryl so how would you know? You don't. Sooooooooooo, you're just
    blowing hot air but what else is new?
    Alias, Jul 31, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    I'm am pretty safe with Vista and XP because I have up to date Antivirus
    software, a good firewall, and I don't visit sites that are suspect. I do
    my work which XP hosts and I produce results. That is how my OS is a
    workhorse. It allows me to run the software (Visual Studio .NET) so I can
    make a living.

    If I had a TOY OS like Linux or Ubuntu, I couldn't run Visual Studio and
    make a living. Don't go and tell me to run under an emulator like Wine
    because in the Windows world, you just can't do that. There are many
    reasons why and I won't go into them here.

    Just be happy when a few geeks decide to play with Ubuntu and be happy. Go
    to the Ubuntu groups and tell them that they are in Computing heaven with
    their choices. They don't have to pay MicroSquish any money or deal with
    activation. BFD. I run with legitimate software so if I have to make a
    call to reactivate, I'll do it. Yes it is inconvienent, but not the end of
    the world like you are suggesting.

    Go preach to others in the third world countries where they don't have the
    money to use Microsoft solutions. Is Microsoft perfect? Of course not, but
    once the bugs are ironed out, it works and it works well.

    It pays my bills and I'm happy with it.
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 31, 2007
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