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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 theapparition on 9/11/2010 9:01:45 PM , Rating: 4
XP x64 was far, far, far more problematic than Vista ever was. That was a true POS.

A driver problem? Perhaps, but there were no driver conflicts, problems, or non-Windows drivers installed. So even then it was a Windows problem.

Non windows drivers? Microsoft packages supplied drivers with it's OS as a convience to it's customers. Even after WHQT, they can't be responsible for every single issue, it's the driver manufacturers job to take care of them. In your case it sounds like the chipset drivers for your particular motherboard were not up to par.
That's the real reason Vista was a disappointment. Not that anything was inherently wrong with Vista64, which was a great OS. Just that Vista was the first OS after MS changed the driver model. Hardware manufacturers had to scramble to re-write drivers, some procrastinated and put out poor drivers, others just plain botched it. But as a whole, Vista was trouble free. SP1 fixed any lingering minor issues that existed, including updating many of the poorly written (non-MS) drivers packed into the service pack.

I've been building systems since Win 3.1, and your preferences remain little else than your own.

Nice attempt at appeal to authority. I've been designing systems that go back to mainframe DEC and IBM. By your logic, my opinion now carries more weight than yours.

On my companies computers, we ran exclusively Vista64. Even pre SP1, never had the majority of issues that people complain about (albeit we only run new hardware). Almost all computers have been upgraded to Windows 7 now, and that's primarily because as leases expire, the new hardware comes in with Win7, not because we had any issue with Vista.

Anyone who claims that Win7 is somehow dramatically different under the hood compared to Vista is delusional.

RE: It would be appropriate
By Reclaimer77 on 9/12/2010 12:45:49 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone who claims that Win7 is somehow dramatically different under the hood compared to Vista is delusional.

It doesn't matter. The fact of the matter is there ARE improvements and they are significant, and you can't get them using Vista, you need Windows 7. For example, and this isn't up for debate, SSD drive performance in Windows 7 is significantly faster than Vista. That alone is a deal breaker for me, because I own an SSD and plan on never going back to HDD for my OS.

If it makes you feel better, just call Windows 7 Vista Fixed. It's mostly Vista, sure. But it's the fixed version with goodies you can't get in Vista.

RE: It would be appropriate
By YashBudini on 9/12/10, Rating: 0
RE: It would be appropriate
By talonvor on 9/17/2010 7:52:14 PM , Rating: 2
I hate to say it, but vista had serious memory problems right from the start. Granted those issues have been addressed somewhat.

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