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Microsoft gave developers their first hands-on experience with the upcoming Windows 7 operating system Tuesday. Set for release in 2010, the version of Windows 7 shown at the company's Professional Developers Conference refines certain aspects of the company's Windows Vista OS and is designed to improve on performance. "The best way to think of Windows 7 is to look at it as an improved version of Windows Vista," said Al Gillen, an IDC analyst, told TechNewsWorld.
Most tech companies stretch to reach the future, and MS did that once. But MS has been showing us exciting new business models lately by traveling from the tech future all the way back to the Pleistocene age of cavemen. But wait, it gets more exciting than that! MS wants you to pay for the right to go back in time . . . without any modern weapons. You gotta love their sales pitches. They sound like politicians who tell us something and then say, "Read my lips." My Vista has locked up so many times on my laptop, I am transitioning as fast as I can from every single MS product on my hard drive. And any clouds I ride on in the virtual world will not be subscription based MS clouds. Been nice knowing you Bill, but I'm moving on. Hi Google. Wanna do lunch?
Way to go Microsoft. The light dawns. At last you can make money with Microsoft 7 by adding features that have been available for free on Linux for a couple of years.
Now, let me know when M7 will actually drive the printers, scanners, etc., that I already know, and use, with other OSes. Even w98. or xp. or 2000.
Frankly, I (and probably other businesses) do not feel like replacing our peripherals for hundreds of dollars because your high-priced OS does not have enough power to drive what others like Mac and Linux do out of the box. Also, let me know when M7 can read and write even your own former MS files like Word.docs and .wps and so on, without making me do mass conversions of years of files.
When M7 can read, write and convert .odf (.odt,, etc) and other world universal standards, let me know that as well.
Since I already have enough power to use new and old MS Word files, as well as modern .odf systems, free, I would appreciate you bringing your systems at least up to that level if you need to make money.