Windows 7 issues and solutions
08.01.2009 @ 04:38 #1
So I was talking to a friend who mention that a new version of Windows is being made which is called Windows 7(http://www.microsoft...dows/windows-7/). I said to him "Wow :o what is it like Vista but with no bugs?" ;D still I can't understand why another Windows when Vista is like only 2 years old. Yet, looking back at Microsoft's OS chronology each OS lasted no longer than 3 years until replace by a newer one (not including server OS just the ones that home users use), except XP which lasted for what...6 years? I'm thinking that we are in that stage where Micro will be releasing a couple more OS till that get an OS that last almost as long or longer like XP. ::)
08.01.2009 @ 12:44 #2
08.01.2009 @ 13:29 #3
Maybe. I have a sneaking suspicion Microsoft is going to be making moves to recapture the on-demand and streaming component audience it lost when it failed to capitalise on the Internet arena in future OS releases. And just recently, Microsoft filed for a patent on metered, pay-as-you-go computing, which also indicates to me a paradigm shift in the way they're thinking about OS design (regardless of whether this becomes practical reality or not).
The thing that concerns me a bit with Microsoft is their propensity for getting into bed with dubious technologies in an attempt to curb piracy. They seem to continually miss the point about why it's a problem in the first place. It concerns me that they just don't get it - what fundamental functionality and freedoms might we be forced (through de facto standardisation and interconnection) to relinquish in the future due to their failure to understand the issues? To date, this has hardly been a deal-breaker, but they do have a somewhat dubious track record, so it's something that's in the back of my mind :)
And along those lines, if the best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour, then they'd need to be pulling some seriously impressive security measures out from behind their sphincters because most security measures supplied by Microsoft at the moment are laughable.
At the end of the day, I just don't get excited over these things anymore. I'm the Internet equivalent of a cranky old man, brandishing his cane and yelling at the young whippersnappers to get off his lawn :D But I will be interested to observe the evolution of the OS, even if it's just the car crash mentality ;)
Just kidding. We shall see, we shall see :)
11.01.2009 @ 14:06 #4
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11.01.2009 @ 18:34 #7
There you go, Lovely -- some optimism to balance your cranky old man. :D
12.01.2009 @ 00:00 #8
MS only has to count with two CPU manufacturers and while theoretically they can do what they like, neither wants to see the other be the sole provide for MS's markets. Especially since they include the largest of all, the one Linux/OSS has to crack if they want to have any sort of hope of becoming relevant at all: the business market. But remember what I said specifically about the change in the software environment: cheaper support only stands to benefit businesses. Not to mention that without a general purpose computer, there will be no playing around, Facebook or MSN in the bosses time, all of which would be achieved without the need for traffic filtering hardware or software and the additional load on support- and administrative personnel.
It won't be tomorrow, or next year, or even the next five years. But I can see this happening over the course of the decennium following the next cpu cycle or two. And Linux/OSS adoption (with their egos and in-fighting on which licencing model is the most open, or the best suited to take OSS into battle with MS and come out victorious) on "old fashioned" all purpose computers will be the least of MS's worries. It might not be the ideal future or the future we instinctively would want as pc gamers (I've never in my life owned a gaming console), but if I had any say at Microsoft, that's where I would tell Ballmer to steer his company.
12.01.2009 @ 00:47 #9
12.01.2009 @ 10:17 #11
Installed the EE version along with the language pack. Still, so far, so good.
Copied over my latest saved game from my Vista install. Started up with only one prompt to use Administrator privileges.
Played....and played...and played...for over 2 hours without the first hiccup or sign of trouble. It plays awesome!
Finished Chapter 2 and have now placed the 3 orbs on behalf of Triss and have to quit for now.
So, if you're interested in trying the Windows 7 Beta release, it should work well with The Witcher. I'll be trying a few of my other favorites over the next few days.
12.01.2009 @ 11:27 #12
but, how'd you get the beta for WIN7? :hmmm:
12.01.2009 @ 12:37 #13
but, how'd you get the beta for WIN7? :hmmm:
for 30 days, and you will need a key from Microsoft ( http://technet.micro...r/dd353205.aspx ) to use it until 01 Aug
12.01.2009 @ 19:18 #14
13.01.2009 @ 00:46 #15
Maybe. I have a sneaking suspicion Microsoft is going to be making moves to recapture the on-demand and streaming component audience it lost when it failed to capitalize on the Internet arena in future OS releases. And just recently, Microsoft filed for a patent on metered, pay-as-you-go computing, which also indicates to me a paradigm shift in the way they're thinking about OS design (regardless of whether this becomes practical reality or not).
I hope it doesn't become a reality. :( What did it say on the link about the game bundle? $1.25 per hour? Imagine you play an MMO game for 4 hours a day all month (30 day month for example). So that's $5 a day times the 30 days = $150 a month, plus your ISP and the monthly charge of your MMO, that's gonna come close to $210 a month :'( (did not include the browser bundle because I'm pretty sure the game bundle will come with internet but if not then that's another $96 for browser).
This will hurt MS and the game industry. Because, the less I can use my PC, the less I can play my games. The less I can play my games, the less I'll be buying games. Shoot! I wouldn't buy their bundle bull in the first place. They can go F themselves up their A-holes. ]:->
P.S. Those who are trying Win 7, give some feed back. I've been ready some forums about it and like HOKYUNG said...
So basically, it's Vista but completed. Or should we considered Vista to be pre-windows 7? :hmmm: not sure.
13.01.2009 @ 05:50 #16
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13.01.2009 @ 21:59 #18
see if the Reverend or Mikul are there... if they're missing...you've got some problems :D
14.01.2009 @ 08:34 #19
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