Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Windows 7

Still haven't tried Vista, so I don't know or care.

All I know about Windows 7 is that all the demonstrations that I've seen involve the touchscreen, which I consider about as useful as an electric spoon. The touchscreen certainly has it's applications, and it looks great when a magician demonstrates it on TV, but all I have to do is drag my finger accross my monitor one time, and I know that I don't want one. Did you see the stories where certain "experts" were predicting that the touchscreen would replace the mouse in five years? Well, I predict those experts will be replaced in one year, three years tops.

St. Ignutius, code for us now, and at the hour of our reformating, Amen.

It'll do ok, but...

...one still has the Windows legacy to deal with, cost, virus, DRM , lock-in/lock-down of code and capability.
And I probably will never buy a Win7 system, especially, since I am not a gamer.

Vapurware

You're promoting the misconception that a non-existent O/S (maybe to be released in 2010 with DRM enabled) is already here to compete. That's playing right into Microsoft's hands.

Not to mention that

MS usually puts out a semi decent beta. then they toss in the rest of the crap and end up with what they always end up with.

Big Bear

More in Tux Machines

Parted Magic 2014.11.19 Now Has Boot Repair Option

Parted Magic is a Linux distribution that features numerous tools for disk management, such as GParted and Parted. It’s one of the best distros of its kind, but also a commercial OS. Read more

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often its own reward. Outside of the world of computer science, however, these strategies are still relatively niche. A San Francisco startup called Assembly is trying to change all that, by evolving the open-source model to easily incorporate disciplines outside coding and to include a shared profit motive as well. Today the company is announcing a $2.9 million round of funding it will use to help expand its platform. Read more

French, German, Dutch and Italian hackathons fuel UK ODF plugfest

Hackathons in Toulouse (France), Munich (Germany), Woerden (the Netherlands) and Bologna (Italy) involving software developers and public administrations, are providing input for the ODF Plugfest taking place in London on 8 and 9 December. The first four meetings involve developers working on the Open Document Format ODF and the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools. The ODF Plugfest brings together multiple implementers and stakeholders of this document standard. The plugfest is aimed at increasing interoperability, tests implementations and discuss new features. Read more

Europe Commission approves Tradeshift data format for goverment purchasing

A product of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, UBL was developed in a transparent standards-setting process over a period of 13 years by hundreds of leading business experts. OASIS is the same organization that created ODF, the Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300), a widely used International Standard for word processing. Read more