Oh Goody, Windows 7 …

Just when you’ve gotten use to avoiding Vista, MS gives us something new to avoid … uh Vista Reborn … oh, ‘scuse me “Windows 7” … you know, because they HAVE to release a new OS every 3-yrs no matter what … This new version of Windows is supposed to be more compatible with mini-notes, netbooks, and touch interfaces.  Yay … btw guys, XP workd just fine for the minis.  I guess I should quit giving Vista a hard time.  It works great on super beefy machines :).    Anyhow, I see this going about as well as the Vista launch.  The only reason I have Vista is because my new computers came with it.  Given a choice, I would have stuck with XP because after years of patching, it was pretty stable.  Well, it should be fun watching the confusion this time next year with XP, Vista, and Windows 7 all out at the same time.  Oh, and I love the little dig about the threat from Android with respect to the netbooks.  Sigh … nice piece of Google bait to hang in front of the MS bear (btw:  bear baiting is illegal).   All MS has to do is give us a nice stripped down version of Windows and some Office Essentials (Meat, Cheese, and Bun, no lettuce, tomatoes, spread, onions, sprouts, pickles, bacon, nor a little stick to hold it all together) and it will be all good.  Anyhow, here’s a link to an article with more details about the beta launch.  (There’s got to be somebody out there who wants to try Window 7 first  — Lord knows who would want to sacrifice a perfectly good piece of hardware to this beast ???  It sounds like something to pay a medical guinea pig to do.)

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