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Microsoft CEO promises Windows 8 in 2012

Postby Lit » Thu May 26, 2011 3:16 am

Microsoft CEO promises Windows 8 in 2012, 500 new features for Windows Phone 7

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technol ... tures.html

Windows 8 for desktop computers and tablets will ship in 2012, and an upcoming Windows Phone 7 update will include 500 new features, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Monday at a developers conference in Japan.
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Postby Get Real! » Thu May 26, 2011 11:20 am

The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:
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Postby cyprusgrump » Sun May 29, 2011 4:00 am

Get Real! wrote:The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:


Agree entirely!

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I'll never give Micro$oft another €0.01 again!
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Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun May 29, 2011 7:58 am

I just wonder how buggy it will be - every alternate version of windows seems to be destined to have problems.....

I like Ubuntu too but am currently stuck with Windows as the machine is work provided...
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Postby Sotos » Mon May 30, 2011 10:41 am

Releasing new versions of the Operating System is fine even if they do it every year as long as they don't want from you $200 to upgrade from the last version! I believe that when you buy windows you should be entitled to free upgrades for at least 10 years!
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Postby Sotos » Mon May 30, 2011 10:47 am

cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:


Agree entirely!

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I'll never give Micro$oft another €0.01 again!


I am about to upgrade an old PC to make it an HTPC. Should I consider ubuntu ... or should I use the Win 7 "Free Version" I already have? I want to run XBMC, Boxee or something similar, run a VPN so I can connect to Hulu and Netflix (will ubuntu run Microsoft Silverlight?) and connect to my other computers via the network to play media. Other than being free does ubuntu offer any advantages in these kind of things?
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Postby kurupetos » Mon May 30, 2011 12:06 pm

Sotos wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:


Agree entirely!

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I'll never give Micro$oft another €0.01 again!


I am about to upgrade an old PC to make it an HTPC. Should I consider ubuntu ... or should I use the Win 7 "Free Version" I already have? I want to run XBMC, Boxee or something similar, run a VPN so I can connect to Hulu and Netflix (will ubuntu run Microsoft Silverlight?) and connect to my other computers via the network to play media. Other than being free does ubuntu offer any advantages in these kind of things?


What's a Win 7 "Free Version"? :?
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Postby kurupetos » Mon May 30, 2011 12:07 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:I just wonder how buggy it will be - every alternate version of windows seems to be destined to have problems.....

I like Ubuntu too but am currently stuck with Windows as the machine is work provided...


Typical cheapskate! :x
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Postby cyprusgrump » Mon May 30, 2011 1:14 pm

Sotos wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:


Agree entirely!

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I'll never give Micro$oft another €0.01 again!


I am about to upgrade an old PC to make it an HTPC. Should I consider ubuntu ... or should I use the Win 7 "Free Version" I already have? I want to run XBMC, Boxee or something similar, run a VPN so I can connect to Hulu and Netflix (will ubuntu run Microsoft Silverlight?) and connect to my other computers via the network to play media. Other than being free does ubuntu offer any advantages in these kind of things?


Well, it won't run Silverlight I shouldn't think... :lol:

Why not download it and try it...? It is free... you can burn a CD and run it from there to see how it works with your hardware before installing it... XMBC and other stuff like that will be fine... VPN is built-in under network connections and if you need any additional software (Openvpn daemon for instance) just click on the software centre and it will install it for you...

I think you'll find that for any given hardware Ubuntu is much faster than Windows 7....
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Postby Get Real! » Mon May 30, 2011 1:40 pm

Sotos wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:The last time someone promised a new Windows by a certain date got grilled for the next decade! :lol:

Microsoft doesn’t seem to get it! We don’t need a new Windows every year… we just need ONE that is small, fast, and efficient! In other words, one that works like it should! :roll:


Agree entirely!

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I'll never give Micro$oft another €0.01 again!


I am about to upgrade an old PC to make it an HTPC. Should I consider ubuntu ... or should I use the Win 7 "Free Version" I already have? I want to run XBMC, Boxee or something similar, run a VPN so I can connect to Hulu and Netflix (will ubuntu run Microsoft Silverlight?) and connect to my other computers via the network to play media. Other than being free does ubuntu offer any advantages in these kind of things?

You’re just a movie freak Sotos, so what you need is to buy a cinema! :lol:
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