Windows 7 available!

apostate
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yeah, i love linux too.

Post by apostate » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:45 am

yeah, i love linux too.

Guest

Excerpt

Post by Guest » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:28 am

From the latest "Windows Secrets" newsletter:

"Vista is looking more and more like the Edsel of the computer industry. Presumably as a result of slow uptake by corporations and individual users, Microsoft last month confirmed that it will allow OEMs and smaller-scale "system builders" to pay as late as May 30, 2009, for copies of XP ordered by Jan. 31.

Combine this news with reports that Windows 7 may ship as early as mid-2009, and it looks like Microsoft is ready to relegate Vista to the binary scrapheap. Maybe the company's recent $300 million marketing push for Vista wasn't so successful as Microsoft claims it was.

If Windows 7 turns out to have better performance and reliability than Vista, as some reviewers believe, the OS may gain a measure of relieved acceptance from end users after only a few months on the market.

Dell has gradually been inflating its surcharge for "downgrading" a PC from Vista to XP. The bite rose last June from U.S. $20 to $50, then spiked in October to $100, and now is a whopping $150. The fact that Dell's customers appear to be willing to pay this amount or more to avoid Vista may be the greatest indictment of Microsoft's unloved OS.

The reality is that the Redmond software giant has been forced by popular opinion to provide customers with a Vista-free option — an extended life for XP — more than two years after Vista's rollout. Depending on your point of view, this concession can be interpreted negatively as an act of desperation or more positively as a burst of marketing acumen on the company's part."

Very interesting . . .

wehaveitall
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Microsoft

Post by wehaveitall » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:43 am

Many people seem to be mad at Microsoft for some of their poor decision making recently. See here:http://lifehacker.com/5127866/in-2009-microsoft-still-underestimates-the-web?skyline=true&s=x
WOT ROCKS!

wehaveitall
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Microsoft changed their limit

Post by wehaveitall » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:46 am

Until January 24, any number of people can try windows 7
http://lifehacker.com/5128404/microsoft-extends-windows-7-beta-availability-until-january-24th
WOT ROCKS!

AnonymousSpecial
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I'm going to download the

Post by AnonymousSpecial » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:23 am

I'm going to download the BETA and have a bit of a play around with it. From the reviews it looks like it's going to be quite promising.

c۞g
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Yeah... my point.

Post by c۞g » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:08 pm

cmd.exe in XP means that XP is *still* a command line interface it's just dressed up with eye candy that looks like a GUI. As long as Windows supports cmd.exe it will not be a true GUI and what in cmd.exe are we going to do now-a-days? DIR /s/a:H *.* /w/p
(which pulls a wide directory, pausing per screen display for all files including hidden files in all directories including sub directories)

Remember Windows XP is NT5.2 and [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT t=_self]NT[/url] is a DOS-based (aka:CLI) OS.
Vista is based on NT6.0 and the beta release for Windows 7? That's NT6.1

As long as MS clings to NT which was first released as NT3.1 in 1993, MS OS's will remain DOS-based command line interfaces, no matter how they bloat the eye candy for a GUI

c۞g
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nice link

Post by c۞g » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:13 pm

LOL!
They [url=http://dosbox.com/comp_list.php?letter=C t=_self]show support[/url] for Commander Keen.
Good deal!

Sami
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Re: Yeah... my point.

Post by Sami » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:05 pm

cmd.exe in XP means that XP is *still* a command line interface it's just dressed up with eye candy that looks like a GUI

Cmd.exe is [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cmd.exe t=_self]a command line interpreter[/url], a program that runs on top of Windows, not the other way around. You're confusing XP with older Windows versions.

what in cmd.exe are we going to do now-a-days?

A command shell is easily the most useful program on any computer, I spend most of my time working with one. Sure, cmd.exe is pretty awful, but there are [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_command_shells t=_self]better ones[/url].

Remember Windows XP is NT5.2 and NT is a DOS-based

No, the NT family [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS#The_Windows_command-line_interface t=_self]isn't DOS-based[/url] and has never been.

petersohn
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Windows NT

Post by petersohn » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:52 am

Windows NT is not a DOS based OS. But it's not about the GUI and the command line interface. Windows 98 was DOS based, because it used the same kernel as DOS. It just included a GUI on top of that. However, Windows NT is not DOS based. It has a CLI named cmd.exe, but it behaves completely differently. It also has a DOS emulator, which can run old DOS programs, but with quite limited functionality.

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DOS Emulater

Post by Guest » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:05 pm

"Caldera" DOS?

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