NEWS: Windows 7/Linux wheres the advantage now?

Windows users must be really pleased.  Having spent a good while getting backward compatibility with their binary slug Vista, the rumours are now rife that Windows 7 will not be natively backward compatible at all.  So it begs the question, why not take this oportunity to move over to Linux, where getting your old software to run will probably be an easier experience through Wine (which will be far more established) than whatever emulator Windows 7 offers.

Now it may be that this new direction for Windows 7 turns out to have speed increases for the system running it.  Great, but at what price?  and talking of price, Microsoft will be expecting a financial reward for its new Windows, whereas Linux is free.

On a sort of related note, looking at Distrowatch.com for the last 7 days OpenSUSE is down on its overall clicks and Debian is about 150 clicks off overtaking it and getting second place after Ubuntu.  Could this be the effects of the Microsoft/Novell deal?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. After Vista, I’m surprised that anyone still takes Microsoft seriously. “Oh, Vista will improve and it will be way better than XP…” is the common argument. In how long, 4-5 years? Why wait that long for Vista to improve when Windows 8 is expected to come out before then–just to continue the vicious cycle of crappy incomplete operating systems. As soon as XP was fine they decided to release Vista. Is it the fact that we had something that was almost acceptable that bothers Micrsoft or do they just want to show everyone who’s boss?

    As you said, to run Vista you need a large wallet and a $3000 computer. Mircrosoft is just playing mind games–and their fuckin not funny.

    Vista was the peak for me, that was it. I HATE Microsoft! Ballmer is even more of a retard than Gates and Vista is even more of a piece of shit than Windows ME. Vista is just a fancy Windows ME IMO. I silently pity those who use Vista.

    Try an consider a Linux distribution. Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, hell there’s some great ones.

  2. openbytes says:

    Couldnt agree more! Thanks for posting and sorry about it having to be moderated. I believe Ive fixed that now. I dont believe in censorship!

    Best wishes.

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