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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 9/12/2010 2:09:56 AM , Rating: -1
Uh... in the links you provided... either all OSes were within 3~5 frames within each other - with WinXP typically on the faster side, or CP was about 5~10fps faster. Your sources.

As *I* already stated. Benchmarks, the OSes comes up about the same. Real world use is different.. such as boot up, shut-down - or in vista's case, it'll shut down whenever it feels like it.

Vista look and felt like a badly re-skinned XP, nothing more. It offered no real advantage or advancement in operating an MS-OS.

Windows7 added a lot of touchs, fixed the FLAWED memory usage. A 1GB Win7 PC will run better than a 4GB Vista (both with same CPU, etc). Of course at least 2GB is nicer for 7.

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?

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