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Old November 3, 2008, 04:32 PM
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Some say that WIndows 7 is supposed to be what VISTA should have been in the first place - yeah I bet you they will start bashing WIndows 7 left and right - It's not really a major OS revision - it's actually VISTA with a new skin and interface, the only difference is that activation will no longer require entering a serial or using OEM authentication - but will start using biometrix authentication through retinal scans and RFID. (devices sold seperately of course!) :)
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Old November 3, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Some say that WIndows 7 is supposed to be what VISTA should have been in the first place - yeah I bet you they will start bashing WIndows 7 left and right - It's not really a major OS revision - it's actually VISTA with a new skin and interface, the only difference is that activation will no longer require entering a serial or using OEM authentication - but will start using biometrix authentication through retinal scans and RFID. (devices sold seperately of course!) :)
Well, IMO even if Windows 7 is just a vista that plays nice in the sandbox it'd be great to see a new OS that works out of the box on launch day.

I'm sure M$ is going out of their way to avoid the great majority of issues they had with the lauch of Vista not the least of which will be giving manufacturers a stable pre-release to write proper drivers for.

I'm not expecting miracles, but suspect it'll be the Vista folks were looking for at the original launch and that it'll be accepted (grudgingly of course... :) ) by those of us who refused to adopt Vista.
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Well, IMO even if Windows 7 is just a vista that plays nice in the sandbox it'd be great to see a new OS that works out of the box on launch day.

I'm sure M$ is going out of their way to avoid the great majority of issues they had with the lauch of Vista not the least of which will be giving manufacturers a stable pre-release to write proper drivers for.

I'm not expecting miracles, but suspect it'll be the Vista folks were looking for at the original launch and that it'll be accepted (grudgingly of course... :) ) by those of us who refused to adopt Vista.
Well I was registered with the beta of VISTA and it ran fine initially - problem was immature drivers that didn't play to well but VISTA has gone a long way. I can bet you anything there WILL be the same stories about Windows 7 - that is the same cycle that repeats. Also there has been a security update that affects XP VISTa and yes Windows 7 - now it will be fun to see Microsoft allow DX11 to be used in VISTA and not repeat the same mistake :)
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So windows 7 is a repackeged Vista? Thats a downer. I was really looking forward to server power and stability crossed with xp compatability in a windows OS LoL. Stupid me I geuss. Oh well, might as well get a degree in computer science and start making a open source port for DX10 to OpenBSD or FreeBSd and make the vid card drivers. That would be a real OS.
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hopefully, they will learn from their errors!
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So windows 7 is a repackeged Vista? Thats a downer. I was really looking forward to server power and stability crossed with xp compatability in a windows OS LoL. Stupid me I geuss. Oh well, might as well get a degree in computer science and start making a open source port for DX10 to OpenBSD or FreeBSd and make the vid card drivers. That would be a real OS.
lol yeah good luck on that :) OR you could simply stay with Windows XP - nobody is "forcing" you to upgrade to 7 - as to DirectX 11, we barely have ANY worthy DX10 games now as it is that makes full use of DX10 effects, so you won't see many DX11 games for quite a long time to come - and heard rumors that you will be able to use DX11 in VISTA - is there any REAL reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 - some say that it's better than VISTA, faster, etc, well the truth of the matter is Windows XP Sp3 does the job just fine, for both applications and gaming and don't see any valid reasons to update to windows 7, when you can have all that cheesy interface in XP with software.
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Who's THEY ? Are you refering to Microsoft ?
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Microsoft Windows 7 is what will either keep me using Windows XP (Until they no longer support it) or switch to a 100% linux environment and not care about gaming.

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I'm not to confident, but I can still dream haha
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Old November 4, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Heh.... well I imagine a few heads rolled over the Vista Rollout and they probably won't make those same mistakes again, but hey... Microsoft is in the business of innovating, if it happens to be innovative ways to piss people off rather than better features, maybe they're doing their job. :)
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