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Comment Open is not free. (Score -1, Troll) 468

Read the license again.

You may copy and/or distribute This Product, provided that You do not modify This Product (for terms and conditions for copying and distribution of modified versions of This Product, see Chapter III) and provided that You do not include This Product in another product forming Your Product (except as permitted under Chapter III)

Truecrypt is not free software and security problems have been noted in the past. Only free software should be trusted.

Comment With those two, M$ is dead. (Score -1, Troll) 640

According to Heather Bellini, of UBS AB and the top-ranked software analyst by Institutional Investor magazine all five M$ divisions were behind expectations and most are losers.

every one of Microsoft's five divisions may miss the company's and analysts' sales forecasts. The world's biggest software maker won't be able to cut enough costs to meet profit goals

Things have only gotten worse, which is why Oppenheimer & Co's analyst Brad Reback advises 10% cuts and others as much as 17%. None of that can save Vista, Zune, IE and other failures.


Windows 7 Won't Have Compact "MinWin" Kernel 580

An anonymous reader points us to an interview Microsoft's Windows 7 development chief, Steven Sinofsky, did with CNet. He reveals that Windows 7 will be a further evolution of Vista, and will lose the rumored MinWin kernel. "We're very clear that drivers and software that work on Windows Vista are going to work really well on Windows 7; in fact, they'll work the same. We're going to not introduce additional compatibilities, particularly in the driver model. Windows Vista was about improving those things. We are going to build on the success and the strength of the Windows Server 2008 kernel, and that has all of this work that you've been talking about. The key there is that the kernel in Windows Server 08 is an evolution of the kernel in Windows Vista, and then Windows 7 will be a further evolution of that kernel as well."

Comment I'm not helping the statistics (Score 5, Interesting) 692

I order all of our new Business PC's with Vista licenses, however I then load them with my volume licensing copy of XP excercising the downgrade rights that come with the Vista Business edition... I figure I may as well get the newest license, does not mean that I'm going to use it, as much as M$ would like to think that I am.

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