Let`s talk about Seven and Microsofts “new” marketing ideas

Microsoft Monopoly
Microsoft Monopoly

Almost three years ago Vista came out, and there was very big NO from all the users of than popular XP. Now three years later, we are facing new OS called Windows 7, and everyone is excited and cannot wait to give Microsoft their money for it. So what is the catch?

I was following the development of Vista when it was in early beta, through RCs and when it RTMed and was finally done, I switched to it. When I first saw the flip-3D and task-bar thumbnail preview, I was thinking, wow, if this is in beta, what will it be in RTM. But Microsoft was under great pressure from hardware industry. They had to make x64 windows, to satisfy the market. Because at that time AMD and Intel were in some kind of cold war. AMD first made the x64 CPU with possibility to execute x86 applications. And that was the great jump for them. Intel, as a more powerful company (I mean, they have more money to invest), very soon released the same thing. Than the war started, and it was looking as the AMD will win. But you all know the results. Let`s get back to MS and Vista. MS has released the first aid XP x64 that I think was not popular at all. And then few years later, Vista came out. (more…)

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Google Chrome OS cold blooded or not?

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Google announced “his” new OS. OK we all love Google for many services such as google search, maps, reader, calendar … Chrome … but Chrome OS? What’s the deal with this new OS. As far as i have read, it is a Linux distribution, but it will be very much limited. OK, that may sound just like Mac OS, they had limited their users, and everybody thinks that having Limited but fancy skinned OS is cool. I disagree! But Google has a Brand maybe even bigger than Apple and Microsoft. So it can “sell” anything he likes. Chrome OS is hitting for net-books, that are mainly for web … where Google has the biggest cut of cake. So maybe he will be more successful than WinXP.

The other part of the story is that Google is pushing the cloud computing, which is somehow OK. But, you know, my files are somewhere in the world, and I should trust that someone somewhere? I don’t know. Maybe it is more secure, maybe it is not. We’ll see what the future brings. (more…)

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