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nova587
10-13-2008, 11:25 PM
Microsoft is expected to be handing out pre-betas (http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/25/microsoft-to-hand-out-windows-7-pre-betas-at-pdc-winhec/) of Windows 7 (http://engadget.com/tag/windows7) to devs at WinHEC and PDC soon, and it looks like it's settled on an official name for its next-gen OS -- ahem, Windows 7. Yep, the code name is the real name, which is a first for Windows. According to Mike Nash on the Vista blog, the company went with Windows 7 because it "just makes sense" as the seventh release of Windows, and MS doesn't want to come up with a new "aspirational" name like Vista -- it "doesn't do justice" to the goal of staying "firmly rooted" in the ideas of Vista. Which probably explains why it looks so much the same (http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/22/new-screenshots-of-windows-7-emerge/). Sure, call it whatever you like, just get it out the door on time, okay?

Source (http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/13/windows-7-to-be-officially-named-windows-7/)

Makes sense, right? Right.

10-13-2008, 11:54 PM
I heard that Windows 7 codename was Vienna
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el-camino-ss
10-14-2008, 12:21 AM
I heard that Windows 7 codename was Vienna
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http://www.megaleecher.net/uploads/windows-vienna-theme-pack.jpg

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no

nova587
10-14-2008, 01:58 AM
:lol:

Calaspawn
10-14-2008, 04:32 AM
Why don't they just release windows 7 as a service pack for vista?

lpxxfaintxx
10-14-2008, 06:16 AM
Why don't they just release windows 7 as a service pack for vista?

Are you crazy? That's like asking, why didn't they just release Windows Vista as a service pack for XP? They want our moniez.

Calaspawn
10-14-2008, 06:57 AM
Are you crazy? That's like asking, why didn't they just release Windows Vista as a service pack for XP? They want our moniez.

Only saying that because Windows 7 looks like an expansion pack for vista with improvements that could have been made in a patch so far.

HARD_ON
10-14-2008, 08:07 AM
That still doesn't matter. They'll suck as much money as they can out of people.
I mean, seriously. Look at how many people bought Vista. Microsoft could have improved Vista a lot of issues but it's clear now that they're leaving it for death.

MiCrOz
10-14-2008, 08:30 AM
Vista is today's ME.

Perma
10-14-2008, 08:48 AM
I heard that Windows 7 codename was Vienna
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Download Link: [URL]http://www.megaleecher.net/uploads/Vienna_Transformation_Pack_3.0.rar (http://www.megaleecher.net/uploads/windows-7-transformation-pack.jpg)

Vienna was the code name for Windows Server 2008 if I remember correctly.


Only saying that because Windows 7 looks like an expansion pack for vista with improvements that could have been made in a patch so far.

Microsoft is improving much of the kernel of Vista for their newest operating system, so it makes sense that they would re-release it under a different name. As for Vista, on a machine with modern hardware and the latest service pack it runs better than XP.

I used to be pro-XP, but I run Vista now as the service pack improved a lot of issues and the driver support is exponentially better than ever before, even on my aging machine.

Deg™
10-14-2008, 08:50 AM
They're changing the kernel again, because they ****ed up with Vista. Vista can't be fixed by a service pack.

Also, anyone who thinks this has been leaked as "viena" or "se7en" is a moron. Micro$oft doesnt let this **** out of the bag, and they certainly have the power to stop it from happening.

Perma
10-14-2008, 08:55 AM
There's nothing wrong with Vista's kernel. The majority of the problems with the operating system is it is installed on machines with underpowered hardware (even "brand new" machines ship with poor video cards and absolutely minimal amounts of RAM).

Then, consumers who purchase these machines out of sheer technical ineptitude turn around and cry to everyone about how much the operating system sucks, which causes people who have no experience on the matter to also say that it sucks.

There is actually very little that is wrong on a technical level with Vista.

HARD_ON
10-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Doesn't Vista, XP, 2000 all have the NT kernel?
Using the same kernel is worst than rewriting it and breaking most of the programs, in my opinion. They're foundation far past it's time already.

Deg™
10-14-2008, 09:43 AM
The problem with vista is that it NEEDS such a powerful system. the average PC user isn't going to want to spend top dollar for a gaming machine, when XP ran perfectly fine on their computer. The problem with Vista is that they tried to make it pretty, without thinking of system resources. Look at Ubuntu, it still looks and works better than Vista, but unfortunately, it's linux, and to get anywhere with a basic knowledge of computers, your average user can't use it. M$ needs to get their **** together and come out with an operating system that can compete with linux, on more than just a "we have a monopoly" level, as computer users are becoming more and more technically savvy.

BD-ICY
10-14-2008, 09:47 AM
WINDOWS MOJAVE!

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Thats all I have to say.

Deg™
10-14-2008, 10:04 AM
You do realize that the Mojave ads are obviously not a good identifier. The 'test' was obviously on a computer powerful enough to run vista without any issue, and the users only did basic tasks with preinstalled software. They didn't have a chance to run into any problems, and therefor thought it was good; and i'm pretty sure if MS told you you were using a new operating system, but you thought "hey this looks like Vista", you wouldn't assume they were lying to you.

NickF
10-15-2008, 03:05 AM
Looks like moar of the same bull****.

CrazyGerbilEater
10-15-2008, 09:06 AM
the people in mojave were obviously computer illiterate, therefore any supposed evidence gained from them is invalid.

a better test would be to give a group with diversified technical levels it for a month, and be forced to use, and install themselves several programs. but that wouldnt work as anyone with even a little computer knowledge would know instantly that it was vista.

Belphegor
10-15-2008, 10:00 AM
There's nothing wrong with Vista's kernel. The majority of the problems with the operating system is it is installed on machines with underpowered hardware (even "brand new" machines ship with poor video cards and absolutely minimal amounts of RAM).

Then, consumers who purchase these machines out of sheer technical ineptitude turn around and cry to everyone about how much the operating system sucks, which causes people who have no experience on the matter to also say that it sucks.

There is actually very little that is wrong on a technical level with Vista.That is what I try to tell everyone... The other problem is installing your own hardware to upgrade to Vista. This however like you mentioned is fixed quite well in the Service Pack, the only other problem is if the hardware company didn't buy into the Vista drivers, it wont be compatible. But if your a hardware company and didn't want to run on the newest Microsoft systems, then you're ****ing retarded. :P

Irene
10-17-2008, 05:33 PM
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8440/92239949lp0.jpg

nova587
10-17-2008, 05:44 PM
wtf...

JeweyK
10-17-2008, 05:47 PM
wtf...

Avalon[FR]
10-17-2008, 06:00 PM
Good, because vista is just plain BAD.

Perma
10-17-2008, 06:13 PM
;643162']Good, because vista is just plain BAD.

I'm afraid you've been misinformed.

CrazyGerbilEater
10-17-2008, 06:53 PM
vista is not built with the technical user in mind, but for people who dont understand how to use computers.

which is why I hate it. Im a fairly technical user, and become more technical daily, if they made a version for computer idiots, and a version for technical users, and kept them seperate, win.

Perma
10-17-2008, 07:06 PM
vista is not built with the technical user in mind, but for people who dont understand how to use computers.

which is why I hate it. Im a fairly technical user, and become more technical daily, if they made a version for computer idiots, and a version for technical users, and kept them seperate, win.

There is absolutely no deterrent in using Vista whether you are a technical user or not, apart from having inadequate hardware. It's just an operating system.

CrazyGerbilEater
10-17-2008, 07:07 PM
There is absolutely no deterrent in using Vista whether you are a technical user or not, apart from having inadequate hardware. It's just an operating system.

linux is just an operating system, so is unix, yet you dont see retards on it, just like you wont see me on vista.

Perma
10-17-2008, 07:11 PM
linux is just an operating system, so is unix, yet you dont see retards on it, just like you wont see me on vista.

You don't see retards on it because Linux doesn't ship on mainstream machines at major retailers (although, there have been some instances of Linux shipping on new systems).

Typically, especially those that are computer illiterate, people will not want to swap out their operating system for a less supported, less compatible and less featured one - even retards.

CrazyGerbilEater
10-17-2008, 07:18 PM
less supported, less compatible

theres one reason not to use vista, but i understand that vista does work, if you dont constantly download programs that are old, open source, unupdated, or complex.

xp is the most supported OS in existance currently, and as im ALWAYS downloading things, i need something that supports nearly everthing, and has tutorials to make everything else work.

Windows 7 looks promising, since itll be a refitted vista, and add still more support for itself, while not being completly bloatware(so they say anyway)

but really, there is no reason to go to vista, as windows 7 is right around the corner, and xp works perfectly still.

vista is fated to go down as Windows ME 2

Perma
10-17-2008, 08:14 PM
theres one reason not to use vista, but i understand that vista does work, if you dont constantly download programs that are old, open source, unupdated, or complex.

xp is the most supported OS in existance currently, and as im ALWAYS downloading things, i need something that supports nearly everthing, and has tutorials to make everything else work.

Windows 7 looks promising, since itll be a refitted vista, and add still more support for itself, while not being completly bloatware(so they say anyway)

but really, there is no reason to go to vista, as windows 7 is right around the corner, and xp works perfectly still.

vista is fated to go down as Windows ME 2

You will be sorely disappointed when you realize that the launch of Windows 7 will likely go no better than that of Vista, and every major release before that. The stability and compatibility are never there upon release.

By that time, Vista will be as solid as XP is now (even though it is already) and people will be vainly defending it as they do currently with XP.

DSG
10-18-2008, 07:01 PM
I don't know how many times I have seen peoples optical drives just vanish in Vista... **** like that shouldn't happen on a RETAIL operating system. It's not an isolated incident so don't claim just because it hasn't happened to you it isn't common. Even with SP1 Vista still has some serious issues, you may not realize it because you don't troubleshoot other peoples/businesses machines. It's still bad enough the business world continues to reject it. Tell me why anybody would want to use an operating system that is rejected by the business world. The only reason I have Vista installed is because I have to troubleshoot machines that run it. I prefer XP or Linux (or even OS X).

Unless Windows 7 is a MAJOR improvement expect the same from the business world once again. Microsoft has nobody to blame but themselves for their current situation.

el-camino-ss
10-20-2008, 06:32 PM
I don't know how many times I have seen peoples optical drives just vanish in Vista... **** like that shouldn't happen on a RETAIL operating system. It's not an isolated incident so don't claim just because it hasn't happened to you it isn't common. Even with SP1 Vista still has some serious issues, you may not realize it because you don't troubleshoot other peoples/businesses machines. It's still bad enough the business world continues to reject it. Tell me why anybody would want to use an operating system that is rejected by the business world. The only reason I have Vista installed is because I have to troubleshoot machines that run it. I prefer XP or Linux (or even OS X).

Unless Windows 7 is a MAJOR improvement expect the same from the business world once again. Microsoft has nobody to blame but themselves for their current situation.

Ya at least 3 people a week come in with that issue, I have noticed it happens after they DL itunes... We charge 30 bucks to fix it, but I usually just do it for free.