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Lawsuit may have forced Microsoft to change what it means to be Vista Capable





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RE: Lawyer speak
By BMFPitt on 4/9/2007 11:55:54 AM , Rating: 3
How noticeable is the change from Windows 95 to XP, in your opinion? All they updated was the UI, right?

When the only thing you notice is the GUI, only the GUI has been updated.


RE: Lawyer speak
By Scott66 on 4/9/2007 12:44:46 PM , Rating: 3
Here is a Microsoft example of reality verses customer expectations.
Spending half an hour explaining that Microsoft Windows does not include Microsoft Office. Nowhere does it say that the Office is a part of windows. But people expect it because they are both Microsoft and as far as the customer sees,they are always together (at a friends house, workplace etc.).

Now add the extra wrinkle of the different versions of office and Windows. A person does not have to be an idiot to be confused and to expect more. Now the real fun part is in telling him/her how much office will cost to get publisher and powerpoint.


RE: Lawyer speak
By Volrath06660 on 4/9/2007 4:57:48 PM , Rating: 1
Dude, they updated more than that I think......95 was still FAT32 file organization, with a maximum file size of 1 byte under 4 gigs, while XP is NTFS file organization, with a much much much bigger file size...I am not exactly sure how large.....The UI change was minor in comparison to a file system change.

That is my biggest beef with Vista....it was supposed to have a new file system, but they cheaped out at the end and stayed with NTFS. Now the only selling point is DX 10 and RAM addressing for up to 128 gigs. Good steps, but a new file system would have been nice.


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