Posted by: vwbusguy | October 29, 2008

Vista Reloaded : Windows 7

We are now seeing more and more sneak peeks about Windows 7.  But I have to wonder, outside of minor UI tweaks, additional hardware support, and another promise to ‘fix UAC’, what does Windows 7 have to offer more than just being a Vista service pack?

What Windows users should be upset about is Windows 7 still won’t come with everything that they promise Vista would come with (remember WinFS?).  Yet, now that Microsoft is inching closer, they’ve called it a new OS version which means you have to shell out more money to get not-even what they promised you Vista would be.

Meanwhile, the community-based OSs just fix and add functionality at an amazing pace.  Windows 7 just shows us more that Microsoft is losing touch with their user base.  They are greatly losing to linux on servers, desktops and laptops, look out.

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  1. […] Vista Reloaded : Windows 7 What Windows users should be upset about is Windows 7 still won’t come with everything that they promise Vista would come with (remember WinFS?). Yet, now that Microsoft is inching closer, they’ve called it a new OS version which means … Original post by somebody […]

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  3. Interesting question. But as long as you have no answer, you shouldn’t rush to attack Windows.

    Windows is a DESKTOP system years ahead of Linux (speed, unity, user-friendliness).
    It’s funny you talk about hardware support when there are so many ATI/Nvidia issues (more than 50-70% of the current GPU’s?) – scrolling in firefox is slow on a quad core CPU for me – video related problem -; I can’t move the decoding part of a HD movie to the GPU; my USB webcam doesn’t work; Fedora on my old system, a P4 2 GHz, is painfulfy slow – Windows XP runs smooth etc.

    I use Linux since RH 5. – but I hate the Windows bashing.

  4. I’m just basing my response on what we have so far. Maybe there’s more to Windows 7 than what has been released, but from all I can tell now, it’s a polished Vista (with ribbons).

    As far as Fedora 9 performance, my daily use laptop is a 2GHz Pentium 4 and Fedora 9 runs great on it. I also have Fedora 9 on an IBM 300PL with a 500MHz Pentium 3, with 256MB of RAM, running gnome. Also, Fedora 9 is used on the OLPC XO, and can run on an ASuS EeePC (something Vista can’t do).

    If you are running into issues with Fedora 9, please join irc.freenode.org and go to #Fedora. I’d love to help you with getting your system setup.

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