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    News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Microsoft celebrates anniversary by announcing that 240 million licenses have been sold.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    One of the few successes for Microsoft in the last 12 months.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    So about one windows 7 license for every dollar they lost on the Kin

    Joking aside I do prefer it when a firm actually admits their mistake, and backs up the train even when its at the final hour like the kin debacal.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    I may be wrong beause I can't find any figures, but I'm fairly sure microsoft have had success with Sharepoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Office 2010, Azure etc. Microsoft don't just do operating systems

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    WP7 seems to be favoured by a few reviews as well, might go in Phones4u et al and look at them tomorrow :3
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    good luck, finding an omnia 7 is like trying to find a virgin in Romford, or an iPad owner who isn't up their own arse.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Had a look at the HD7 today, looks really slick and is very responsive, but the screen made me pause for thought, it's not as nice as the samsung galaxy s and o2 aren't doing the samsung omnia 7 so if I stay with o2 i won't be able to get a amoled screen :s

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    Omnia 7 -do want.

    The HTC in the anand review look pretty slick, all aluminium case.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    I think the figures are misleading. Yes 97% of machines being sold are sold with a Windows 7 license. My experience is that companies are wiping them to install Windows XP. The ten big clients that I have worked with in my short time at my new company all do this.

    Only one, and they have only six computers are on Windows 7.


    As for Windows 7, there isn't that much difference between it and Vista. Certainly not enough to justify the hatred of Vista and the love of 7.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevsta View Post
    As for Windows 7, there isn't that much difference between it and Vista. Certainly not enough to justify the hatred of Vista and the love of 7.
    Exactly why i'm still on 64bit vista, i really prefer vista over xp now but win 7 kinda of seams like vista with some extra patches and tweaks that i really would not notice.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevsta View Post
    I think the figures are misleading. Yes 97% of machines being sold are sold with a Windows 7 license. My experience is that companies are wiping them to install Windows XP. The ten big clients that I have worked with in my short time at my new company all do this.
    This is correct. Microsoft being greedy basterds won't sell you XP license directly anymore so you have to pay for Windows 7 and pay AGAIN for downgrade to XP.

    2 x the cost.

    You gotta hate them for reinforcing what THEY think is right but lets face it, its not the first time.

    Its great they are selling millions Windows copies but we really need some competition on the market that has been monopolized for years [business market that is] Home users aren't that bad - there is always a choice - Linux/OS X etc.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Its great they are selling millions Windows copies but we really need some competition on the market that has been monopolized for years [business market that it] Home users aren't that bad - there is always a choice - Linux/OS X etc.
    I agree but the problem is they have such a strong foothold in big businesses. It's hardly ever gonna change on that unfortunately.

    However, I am sure small businesses can get by with Linux and OpenOffice. Just take time to get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    This is correct. Microsoft being greedy basterds won't sell you XP license directly anymore so you have to pay for Windows 7 and pay AGAIN for downgrade to XP.

    2 x the cost.

    You gotta hate them for reinforcing what THEY think is right but lets face it, its not the first time.

    Its great they are selling millions Windows copies but we really need some competition on the market that has been monopolized for years [business market that is] Home users aren't that bad - there is always a choice - Linux/OS X etc.
    Serves you right for forcing your employees to use a 10 yr old OS
    Not as heinous a crime as IE6, granted.

    I'll always object to companies running software years behind everyone else, though I know some of you have valid reasons..

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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    This is correct. Microsoft being greedy basterds won't sell you XP license directly anymore so you have to pay for Windows 7 and pay AGAIN for downgrade to XP.

    2 x the cost.

    You gotta hate them for reinforcing what THEY think is right but lets face it, its not the first time.

    Its great they are selling millions Windows copies but we really need some competition on the market that has been monopolized for years [business market that is] Home users aren't that bad - there is always a choice - Linux/OS X etc.
    Ah yes twice the cost, don't know who's been doing your purchasing but erm, well good for the vendor shall we say. Everywhere I've been involved (and as a consultant, that would be a few) got it for free or the price of a media kit (only need one media kit obviously, but most people use a network install).

    All they are enforcing is people to try and use the most up to date by default. Personally I wish they had really put the willies up people pushing them on to service pack 3 sooner, I had a fairly long stint at a place a few months ago the desktop team were so inept they machines frequently bluescreened, the desktop team wouldn't even issue a ticket! As someone who is trying to develop big systems inside that kind of environment its bloody annoying.

    This is the problem, people don't want to be forced to make big changes frequently, but XP is a very old operating system. It has a hell of a lot of issues, I could go in to technical details about a real time risk system I was working on which had a quirk with the booking screen, when on the 3rd (and only ever when on the 3rd) monitor certain graphics card related issues would present. Matrox understandably didn't want to know, why use a 10 yo OS?

    Don't get me wrong XP as can be seen by its market share historically was a good OS, but its time has long been gone, its graphics layer is almost as bad as OSX, and those be strong condemnations.

    It would be great to see some real competition to windows in the market place, but personally I just can't see anything that is even remotely close. Also for the most part, the microsoft of the 00's is actually not a particularly evil company when compared with Apple they look like saints, when compared with google they look a little less scary (all your data are belong to us).
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    Re: News - Windows 7 reaches first birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    It would be great to see some real competition to windows in the market place, but personally I just can't see anything that is even remotely close. Also for the most part, the microsoft of the 00's is actually not a particularly evil company when compared with Apple they look like saints, when compared with google they look a little less scary (all your data are belong to us).
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    windows 7 is a year old holy fudge i didn't realise it had been out a year it maybe because the i only started seeing the advertising campaign this year

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