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    Now the fun begin...
    Microsoft acknowledges Linux threat to Windows client - canonical, Linux, Microsoft, Red Hat - Good Gear Guide

    Looks like windows 7 going to be another vista for M$.
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    I don't draw that conclusion; I think it is more about preparing MS investors for the fact that they are not going to be making the sort of profits they have done in the past.

    The problem for MS is which way to go; if they keep paying high dividends to investors, they have less money to invest in research and the development of new products which aren't under threat from Linux.

    They also cannot move economically to the services model that most Linux vendors have adopted because the costs of maintaining MS applications are so much higher than they are for Linux.

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    Windows 7? What is it? I though that they are releasing Vista 7
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    IMHO, i think M$ lost the concentration to focus on their products. Why, because of greedy nature...want to hold all the market shares for everything...even in search engine market. They loose the focus on product to make it better and stay as competitor. The world will not all the era use XP, which is already 8/9 years old now. And the technology developed in these years how fast, every body know that.

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    Windows 7? What is it? I though that they are releasing Vista 7
    Haha..exactly...vista 7.
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    Helm added that Microsoft is trying to discourage the production of inexpensive computers where Windows becomes the most expensive component because it can't make as much money on Windows on these devices, and they could drive down the price of Windows.
    I love this. Force companies to make expensive computers rather then making a cheaper, better OS. The only thing that will end up killing Microsoft IS Microsoft.
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    I read something crucial on the link provided:


    "Microsoft would like the notebooks to go away and be replaced by lightweight laptops; ones with a longer battery life that cost enough to justify full windows on them"

    Definitely note books cant go away. I think MS is running out of cash to invest. All their releases have been found to have bugs - even the latest release Windows 7! It appears that Microsoft's glowing track record with Windows 7 is about to come to an end also.

    I don't even think the starter Edition of Windows 7 will be on track to watch and the growing popularity of Linux on client PC rather than on servers is now on the rise. . One more year is all Linux needs to be superior!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfan80 View Post
    One more year is all Linux needs to be superior!!
    Nah! Linux was already superior to Windows in the main area of my work - quality documentation - in 2000 and, in the first year of running Windows and Linux side by side, I had several complete lock ups on Windows and none in Linux.

    I even managed to recover from a couple of them by entering Windows from Linux and deleting the offending files - much easier and quicker than using the Windows rescue disk.

    And I could do all that in Linux as a mere novice!

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    Linux will only be a threat to Windows when we start to see the big gaming shops bringing out major releases for Linux. I don't see World of Warcraft for Linux, no NHL 2010 for Linux, and no Call to Duty VI for Linux.

    If Linux becomes a serious threat... the Microsoft will release it's own variant of Linux and it will turn it's engineering department on full overdrive to bury the competition. I'm not so sure I want to see that happen anytime soon. Eventually... but not right now.

    The more attention Microsoft gets regarding impending Linux threats the better it's arguments sound to the U.S.A. government industry regulators and the E.U. that there is "real" competition to Windows. Alas... I'd rather that Microsoft have to dodge more regulators and anti-trust investigators myself. For the moment... put the civil servants on to the beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudLion_ca View Post
    The more attention Microsoft gets regarding impending Linux threats the better it's arguments sound to the U.S.A. government industry regulators and the E.U. that there is "real" competition to Windows. Alas... I'd rather that Microsoft have to dodge more regulators and anti-trust investigators myself. For the moment... put the civil servants on to the beast.
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