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Windows Seven in 2010. Does Anyone Still Care?

So the next OS from Microsoft will be Windows Seven (where’s Windows 6?) – does anyone still care?

I simply don’t get it: Vista is barely out, nobody seems to like it, CIO’s refuse to upgrade, analyst firms tell them to wait, individual users who tried it switch back to XP, others time their new PC purchase so they can still get an XP machine – generally speaking Vista was as poorly received as the ill-fated Windows ME.

Apple is gaining market share, the major computer manufacturers are offering Linux PC’s, the Web OS concept is getting popular, applications are already on the Web – can anyone clearly see the shape of personal computing in 2012? (Yes, I know MS plans for 2010, I’m just adding the customary delay.) Will it still matter what OS we use to get on the Internet? How can Microsoft be so out of touch?

Considering the resistance to Vista ( see this Computerworld article on making XP last for 7 years) why would the world want to upgrade switch to yet-another Windows OS in five years?

Of course I’m not saying nobody cares. This hypnotized crowd certainly does. smile_yawn

Update (7/23): ZDNet’s David Berlind is asking the same question.

Update (7/25): Why ‘Seven’ and Not SP1?

Update (8/9): a very good analysis by eWeek: Broken Windows

Comments

  1. I like vista. It seems to be a small improvement over Windows XP for the most part. In fact I timed my last computer purchase so that it would come with Vista instead of XP. However I would never pay retail price for it, and I haven’t upgraded any existing machines to Vista.

  2. Zoli, I told the MS boys in 1996 that one day people will only need one of their windows – have a guess which one. WebOS is the way, it has taken a long time, but we are getting there.

    ST

  3. How stupid can one person be? “So the next OS from Microsoft will be Windows Seven (where’s Windows 6?) – does anyone still care?” Try Counting…..
    Windows 95 = 1
    Windows 98 = 2
    Windows ME = 3
    Windows 2k = 4
    Windows XP = 5
    Windows Vista = 6

    “I simply don’t get it: Vista is barely out, nobody seems to like it, CIO’s refuse to upgrade, analyst firms tell them to wait, individual users who tried it switch back to XP, others time their new PC purchase so they can still get an XP machine – generally speaking Vista was as poorly received as the ill-fated Windows ME.”

    First off, its on your behalf that your so ill informed, your the one who doesnt like windows vista, because of the fact, that you look pass whatever vista has to offer.

    Second maybe they told them to wait, due to the fact its a new os and seeing how every new os has its due bugs that needs to be address? UH DUH!?

    “Apple is gaining market share”
    Yea maybe in your little dream world buddy, i probably bet anything that your running a computer with windows os, damn retards. Apple is played out, they try to hard to come up with something good, maybe if you apple users get lucky, microsoft will buy over the company and stick windows os so far apples @$$ you’ll be beging for windows OS’s.

    “Considering the resistance to Vista ( see this Computerworld article on making XP last for 7 years) why would the world want to upgrade switch to yet-another Windows OS in five years?”
    This is just your un-educated opinion in your little windows hate world.

    You people make me laugh with all your hate towards Microsoft. You people make me sick who dis microsoft, its halariouse. Here’s a though maybe windows “7” will be completely based on Linux build? will that shut you guys up? or im guessing it wouldn’t you’ll just find some other bs to pick on, when you your selfs use windows os.

  4. Hm .. initially I thought of correcting the grammar in the above comment, but it’s too much work. An entertaining comment, though…

  5. wow your ignorance amazes me says:

    grammar what? you obviously got my point, didn’t you? so grammar my ass. since when did the internet became english class. your ignorance makes me laugh and yet at times make me feel sorry for you. but we aren’t in competition and i have respect for in the sense of a fellow seeker of knowledge.

  6. I don’t know who’s stupid Anubis.
    Windows 1,2,3,3.1
    Windows NT 3.5
    Windows 95 = 4.0
    Windows NT 4.0
    Windows 98 = 4.05
    Windows 2000 = NT 5.0.2195
    Windows Me = 4.95
    Windows XP = NT 5.1.2600
    Windows Server 2003, XP Pro 64 = NT 5.2
    Windows Vista = NT 6.0
    Windows 7.0 Vienna = NT 7.0

    Do you understand now? The Number is from the number of version, so Windows 2000 can have name Windows NT 5.0 ro Windows XP can be Windows NT 5.1

    There are two groups of windows. Me is newer than 2000, but is built on older Dos/9x/Me core (Dos/ Win 1,2,3,95,98,Me). NT Core (Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista) is more flexible and faster for last computers.

  7. As an IT professional working every day with small businesses and Windows XP / Vista & Server 2008 I can honestly say they blow away any competition from Apple Mac OS X (which I use at home), Linux (which has no unified idea of what it wants to be). Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista is simply the most reliable, most well supported and most versatile operating system in the world. End of. If you use it for 6 months and disagree you are insane. Windows currently has 1 billion people worldwide familiar with its operation. You think 1 billion people will switch to Linux, Mac OS X or Google Docs in 4 years? Right.

  8. I will not upgrade until most of the rest of the world has already approved of it. My XP works great for now. Why change? I would like to start to move away from Microsoft. I have been avid fan of their products for many years but their handling of the Money program tells me they could care less where they leave customers hanging out. They could of just given the program to Quicken is it was worth nothing so that Quicken could have done something to make a seemless conversion. No they just left everyone to wonder where to go next and probably loose years of easy data access.
    I am ready to look at a whole new picture now. One that will never again leave me in this position and it may well not include Microsoft at all.

  9. I like vista. It seems to be a small improvement over Windows XP for the most part. I would never pay retail price for it, and I haven't upgraded any existing machines to Vista. There are Banking Resumes in Sampleresumes.in which is intereesting and amazing. the tips which are provided for writing resume by these site is amazing and I ike it.

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