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Microsoft employees carry a coffin for Apple's iPhone  (Source: Carl J)

  (Source: Carl J)
Microsoft is pretty confident about how Windows Phone 7 will perform in the marketplace

Well, we can say that the folks from Redmond definitely have a morbid sense of humor. In celebration of the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft held a mock funeral for two of the stars of the smartphone community: the Apple iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry.

According to Neowin, there were hearses for both the iPhone and the BlackBerry along with Microsoft employees dressed up in Windows Phone 7 garb. Microsoft even went so far as to have employees performing the infamous "Thriller Dance" to celebrate the hope that Windows Phone 7 will bury the competition.

Interestingly enough, while Microsoft definitely had Apple and RIM in its crosshairs today, “dead” Google was nowhere to be found. There were no hearses for the Android OS, so either Microsoft just overlooked this "minor" detail, or it doesn't think that it has the muscle to bury Android so quickly.

Windows Phone 7 is reportedly set to launch on October 11.

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RE: It would be appropriate
By Belard on 9/11/2010 3:01:06 PM , Rating: 1
You may PREFER... but Vista still sucks.

Operations of Win7 is better than vista. Win7 ran good on my notebook with 1GB, runs great with 2GB. Even my quad core only runs on 2GB of RAM. While I've seen 3~4GB Vista systems struggle for mundane things.

Yeah, Win7 is based off the core of Vista. But MS spent 2 years cleaning up the vista mess. If it was just another skin job, it would have taken months. But there are lots of improvements in Win7. The memory handling WILL never be fixed in Vista... you NEED Vista64 & 4~8GB of RAM to have a usable computer. I run with 2GB, I run 3-4 different browsers, Photoshop, encoding video in the background... and I'm running just fine.

Every open window in Vista eats a huge chunk system memory, even multi-tasking and such is a killer.

And what benchmarks are you talking about? WinXP on most systems, boot faster, shut down faster and of course games run faster over vista. That is constant. now, running a job such as encoding a video or 3D - is brute CPU force.... whoopie. Do several multi-tasking jobs and vista blows it every time.

Hey, lets head over to Newegg and see whats there.

Hmmm... Theres no VISTA there. Just Windows7. Vista went away before Windows7 - thats how much it sucked and was hated. Vista never approached XP market share... and 5 years from now, there will STILL be more XP users than vista ;)

RE: It would be appropriate
By inighthawki on 9/11/2010 3:31:54 PM , Rating: 2
Actually if you look at most benchmarks, it shows gaming performance has just about no difference, and sometimes favors vista or 7 over XP, and im not speaking of dx10. 7 also boots faster than XP, so I don't know where you got that statistic from.

I don't know where people get these strange ideas that XP some some sort of "gaming machine" with average of 10FPS or more in games, when in fact it's often times worse or on par with 7/Vista

RE: It would be appropriate
By Belard on 9/12/10, Rating: -1
RE: It would be appropriate
By themaster08 on 9/12/2010 4:04:35 AM , Rating: 2
I find it quite funny that every time Vista is even mentioned in any comment, you're always there ;).

RE: It would be appropriate
By B3an on 9/18/2010 9:04:08 PM , Rating: 2
I've built over 150 PC's with XP, Vista, And Win7 machines over the years and i can say without doubt that Vista SP2 is very nearly as fast as Win7. And while it wont run as good with 1GB as Win7, it's not far off at all.

Vista had many problems in the early days thanks mostly to 3rd party drivers, but using Vista or Win7 today they are practically identical for stability.

RE: It would be appropriate
By Wonga on 9/12/2010 9:08:57 AM , Rating: 2
..."or in vista's case, it'll shut down whenever it feels like it."


"A 1GB Win7 PC will run better than a 4GB Vista..."

That's a negatory.

RE: It would be appropriate
By inighthawki on 9/13/2010 10:04:21 AM , Rating: 2
Perhaps my eyes work differently because with the exception of Arma 2, almost all games run within +/ 2 fps of XP, and in many cases 7 is leading. Even the second benchmark link I posted states in the conclusion that 7 performed better than XP. Denial much?

RE: It would be appropriate
By Wonga on 9/12/2010 9:07:20 AM , Rating: 2
" NEED Vista64 & 4~8GB of RAM to have a usable computer"


"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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