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Old 5th September, 2006, 06:09 PM
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"The Next Windows After Vista Will Demand Radical Rethinking From Microsoft"

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Tuesday, 05 September 2006
In Depth: The Next Windows After Vista Will Demand Radical Rethinking From Microsoft

Microsoft is at a crossroads, and the operating system that follows Vista will likely mark a serious break from the past. That is, if Microsoft can figure out how to do things differently.

By Aaron Ricadela
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Two months before Microsoft is supposed to finish Windows Vista, the first new version of its desktop operating system in half a decade, the company is under intense pressure to change not only the way it develops Windows in the future, but everything about it. The last big Windows shake-up was 10 years ago, when Microsoft integrated its Web browser and Internet Protocol stack to fend off Netscape. Now Microsoft is at a crossroads again, and whatever comes after Vista could be a radical break from the past.......

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They cripple themselves by trying to control everything, rather than supporting innovation... IF MS is still No# 1 in ten years....they will have changed very much indeed....imho

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Why? People will buy Vista. I don't see people swapping to Linux in any major way, and Apple haven't made OSX officially available on the PC platform.
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This is what has always pissed me off about M$. They want to monopolize everything in their path, with less regard to how good their bloated products actually work. OTOH, Apple hasn't been any better with their closed mindset.

If/when OSX goes to PC, I'll be one of the first on it. Then I'd forgo Linux since I'm already pretty familiar with MacOS. At that point, I'd never use another M$ app as long as I live, (if that's possible)!!
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Why? People will buy Vista. I don't see people swapping to Linux in any major way, and Apple haven't made OSX officially available on the PC platform.
Ten years is a long time...a lot chickens can come home to roost.... I'm betting that there is plenty of Anti-MS sentiment world wide...once a viaible alternative appears...But like all my opinions, half hopful thinking...":O}

After all...Even "I" am typing today from Linux....you and Kaitain have to know, that means I'm motivated...I keep trying...if the was a GOOD alternative, I'd have left MS long long ago....I'm looking for any useable alternative...that "I" can use....":O} Maybe others will as well...?
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The codename for the one after vista is blackcomb. Notice how all these codename (Longhorn, Blackcomb) are part of the same mountain range.
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I'm telling ya. Google is going to come out with an inexpensive, well-supported OS to combat either Vista or Blackcomb. Then M$ will have to improve if they want to survive, and if they improve, they may not be evil anymore. Right?
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[QUOTE=Redroar]I'm telling ya. Google is going to come out with an inexpensive, well-supported OS to combat either Vista or Blackcomb.[quote]

Now that would be something to behold.

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After all...Even "I" am typing today from Linux....you and Kaitain have to know, that means I'm motivated.
I gave up on trying to use Linux as a proper desktop OS ages ago. Far too much work to make things work the way that I wanted them to. Every now and then I spend a little time trying to make things work, but generally I give up again! As a server OS it's great though.
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OSX Leopard is where it will be at:

~ 64-bit addressing of up to 16 exabytes of virtual memory and 4 terabytes physical
~ Full 64-bit arithmetic
~ 64-bit development tools
~ LP64 data model
~ Common source base support

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I gave up on trying to use Linux as a proper desktop OS ages ago. Far too much work to make things work the way that I wanted them to. Every now and then I spend a little time trying to make things work, but generally I give up again! As a server OS it's great though.
As you know Linux has become something of an annual pilgrimage for me...":O}

But this time it is a bit different, this time I actually have a bit of affection for Ubuntu...not saying it cares about me...but that might come in time! LOL

When I look down the road MS seems to be traveling...I need an out, another way to go...2000 pro can't last for ever and I can't abide phone home and all that will soon go with it... Nature arbores a vacuum, sooner or later real competition will have to show up, let's hope next time a real human being has the reins of power... Sorry, had a bad morning with Ubuntu! LOL
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.. Sorry, had a bad morning with Ubuntu! LOL
Better you than me!

Meh, I'm still mulling it over. Would installing an ATI GPU have been the same nightmare as you've had w the NV?
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OH! NO! I'm sure it be a completely different experience!..... LOL

You do have to realize that I have ZERO natural affinity for these things.... that and if there's a pot hole that can swallow and entire installation in seconds... I'll find it in the first hour I'm up...it's a gift...I never had to work for this, it was given to me! ":O}
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~ 64-bit addressing of up to 16 exabytes of virtual memory and 4 terabytes physical
~ Full 64-bit arithmetic
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Not so sure about the "Full 64-bit arithmetic" thing, but all of the other features are currently in OS X. For the past year or two, the high-end macs have supported up to 16 GB of physical memory through 8 DIMM slots.

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Well, I've missed being on MacOS since the ex ended up with my G4/933. That's the only reason I got a Winbox at the time anyway - it was cheap to build.


Daniel -

I hear ye. I think I may be the more unlucky/lame when it comes to futzing with OS' - I can eff up even the simplest DL > install!
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Yeah, why does everyone say Linux makes great gaming servers. I could only manage to get Wolf:ET running, without sound. For NVidia drivers, you need to go to the online installer repositary thing. There are nvidia drivers there, decent as well they are. I got rid of ubuntu from my 20 Gig drive because i needed the space for FEARCombat, PoE2 download, and space to reinstall BF2.

But the problem with linux is it just isn't plug and play enough. If it was, and it had even a decent implementation of handling exe's, i'd use it more.
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I gave up on trying to use Linux as a proper desktop OS ages ago. Far too much work to make things work the way that I wanted them to. Every now and then I spend a little time trying to make things work, but generally I give up again! As a server OS it's great though.
You are not encouraging me! LOL

I look at it this way. I have a "personal" moral obligation to rid myself of MS ASAP. Now as long as this is not possible (for me) I'm cool with 2000 Pro. (No phone home or the "good" things to come from MS.)

So I try each year to make Linux work at lest to a degree that allows me to learn weather or not it's ready to receive me and my overburdened conscience! ":O}

Unbuntu is close! Still haven't gotten a few major things in place as yet.

1. Networking ( is up but I lack permission, this whole permission thing is out of hand on my box!!)

2. Understanding permissions and how to set them up system wide rather than file by file!!

3. A Windows emulator that allows me to play games.

4. My Nforce card drivers

I can now do all My AOA work in Ubuntu...that's a first! Also my DVD drag and drop works out of the box! I "think" I can work with this until better comes along... I may be in 2000 pro for several more years... I intend that Linux should do the work here, I'm just an inspector and interested observer! ":O}
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Not to mention Bill's rapacious greed! ":O}
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