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Next Windows could be in 2009

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Windows users saw a five year gap between the release of Windows XP and its new successor, Windows Vista. However, according to one of Microsoft’s vice presidents, Ben Fathi, the next operating system could ship as early and 2009. "You can think roughly two, two and a half years is a reasonable time frame that our partners can depend on and can work with," he said. "That's a good timeframe for refresh." To put that time period into perspective, two and a half years is about the same length of time as there was between XP service pack two and the launch of Vista.

    Source: [H]ard|OCP
     
  2. Easy Rhino

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    psft, vista is old news. ill be holding out for the next windows :roll:
     
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    They should make it right the first time and they wouldn't need to keep changing it. Kinda of like a car. They all look different but the controls are all in the same place. Every time a new version of windows comes out they move everything. Next thing you know the gas and brake pedals are reversed, the turn signal lever is where the heater controls used to be. Heater controls are now steering wheel mounted and the stereo in under the seat. :rolleyes: Who'd drive that?
     
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    like osx coming out with a diff one evry 6 months :cool:
     
  5. OnBoard

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    Vista SE with USB 3.0 support. (and soon the inquier will post that as a fact :p)
     
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    I think what they mean is that they will be updating Vista - much like they said they would.
    This is so that they do not have to make a completely new version of Windows.
     
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    Except, no matter how well you think something is engineered it will never be perfect. I bet Microsoft could look back on XP and think of many ways they could have improved it and that's why Vista is being released. There will always be a successor to something an it will, in most cases be better then what was released.

    You don't know it but each year a car comes out, especially for a specific body style, improvements are made. You may not notice it but it happens.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I belive it...remember windows 2000 and how fast XP came after it?
     
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    Looks like its me & xp until 2009! ;)
     
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    Why don't you see it? Because it's behind the dashboard or under the hood yadda yadda. I think you missed my point about the car analogy. In my analogy...the "user interface" of a car remains unchanged. Anyone who knows how to drive a ford can drive a chevy or toyata because all the controls are in the same places. I dont like what microsoft does to the gui with each version. Ok, make it pretty, make it slick, but stop moving things around! :banghead: The first time I used it I spent WAY too much time trying to find the resolution slider or device manager or whatever. Maybe not those -exact- examples I'm just using the reference. Give me XP with Aero and I'd be happy. I can always get object desktop I guess.
     
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    It wont be new. It'll just be an upgrade! Mark my words!
     
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    Methinks this "new" OS will be little more than Vista SE - in other words fixing everything M$ screwed up, and putting OGL support and hardware acceleration back in. Vista sucks.
     
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    Vista R2, Just like Windows 2003 R2
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Figures. It's all about the money and getting more of it. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, MONEYY, MONEYYYYYYY!!!!!
     
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    this wouldn't surprise me after all windows millennium only lasted 1-2 years also and vista is really just the successor of windows millennium
     
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    Wow. I guess they got alot of criticism on Vista....they have probably been working on this one about as long as they have on Vista...and then some.
     
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    I thought they said Vista was going to be the "last OS for a good long time"
     
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    How and why can they expect us to even pay the slightest bit of attention to such a claim... they ruined all of their time frame estimates' credibility with vista.
     
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    the wiki link seems to be wrong, Alex.
     
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    Add a ) on the end of the URL.
     
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    OGL support is dependant on ati/amd and nvidia and the like to put out the driver, ms didnt remove ogl, the WINDOWED ogl is wraper based unless u set areo up to run on OGL(i can be) fullscreen OGL is to run on a normal ICD.

    i have vista but i also think you need to read up b4 you post FUD, check
    http://www.opengl.org/news/permalin...pengl_icds_for_aeroglass_compositing_desktop/

    its just dependant on the hardware maker to put out working ogl ICD, amd from what i hear is working to get better OGL drivers for ati/amd videocards already, so we hopefully will see good ogl icd for windows 2k/xp/2003 as well as vista soon
     
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