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#26
MS should not announce new OS's more than a week before release, that way people can at least excuse them by saying 'well it's a bit lousy, but what can you expect from something made in a week or so'.
Because although all the claims about vista's developing time are clearly nonsensical they did have more than a year to turn out that lemon, and more than a year to decide to NOT release it, or ask no more than $30 for 'ultimate' at least to be honest and realistic and decent about it, so letting us know that they had all that time is only embarrassing for them.
 
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#27
They can't screw up with Windows 7, even if they try. Vista makes that possible. All they have to do is revise the WDDM for performance 3D/gaming purposes and streamline the kernel from the accessibility and security perspective and it will be a winner. I can imagine it will be on par with Windows XP on the performance level.

This relatively early introduction can't have a positive effect on Vista adoption rates right now. Many people who are thinking about getting Vista will just decide to wait another year or so, since you can expect Windows 7 betas to start coming out as soon as next year.

Which begs the question: what will the 10% to 15% of people who will be running Vista at the time do? Be pissed I imagine, since here they will have an OS that might be as fast or even faster than Windows XP, yet with more features than Vista. Yet, they spent years fiddling and tweaking Vista, installing large software libraries of applications and games only to abandon them and have to reinstall them onto a new OS. (Yeah, I bet you can upgrade from Vista to Win7, but who would want to do that? Clean install = smoother.)
Lol dont count on Windows 7 being better than vista as this is ms were talking about here. Good to see another Windows os thread turning into a Vista bashing theme *boring*.
 
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I tried vista and it it was good,but I'm not a fan of the size it takes on the hard disk.
 
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Okay people, lets try to stick to topic a bit more ;) . Maybe rather than posting why people hate Vista so much, lets post things we would like to see in Windows 7, changes, features, etc...

I for one would like to see better scope for changing themes, officially. vista only really has one theme. I would like to be able to have different themes, like different skins, that doesnt involve hacking and doesnt involve buying third part software.

Then you could have stuff like, free Windows 7 theme when you pre-order, and you get a Halo 4 skin, but its official like you could get in XP. There was the royale theme, zune theme, silver, green, blue. not many for XP, but they could scope it out better for Windows 7.
 
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It would be to bloated if it comes with too many themes. 98 used to have it's set of theme's.
MS relies on its user base to come up with themes. You just need to run Ux patcher(free) to be able to install these themes. Even linux doesn't come with many themes by default.
 
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#31
It would be to bloated if it comes with too many themes. 98 used to have it's set of theme's.
MS relies on its user base to come up with themes. You just need to run Ux patcher(free) to be able to install these themes. Even linux doesn't come with many themes by default.
I doesnt have to come with themes, but it would be good if the new windows seven had an integrated version of window blinds or something. Skin support, but officially. not hacked or 3rd party.
 
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As long as it's free it doesn't matter if it's 3rd party.
Let the software developers first concentrate on developing the OS better. I'm sure they MS doesn't want to pay it's employee's just for developing themes.
Not many people actually change their theme's.
 
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Yep ya right there i coudnt be bothered changing themes apart from my wallpaper ofcourse.
 

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#34
is it out of the question for microsoft to build an entire new OS from the ground up? i guess that would probably kill their business because thousands of companies that make software for windows would have to spend money and time learning a whole new system. and if that were to happen then why wouldnt those companies put their time and effort into linux.
 
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I think it's possible to build it from ground up and still keep compatibility with older versions it's the time MS needs to invest in it the problem, after all they make money from the sale's of their OS and the few hardware they sell.