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Microsoft Cheats at Vista 7 'Speed', Uses New Vapourware

Vista 7



Summary: More false promises from Microsoft regarding an existing product (not released yet) and an imaginary one

TONY Manco has drawn our attention to this top finding which confirms what we already knew and showed. Vista 7 does not boot quickly.



Although Windows 7 has been praised for loading and shutting down faster than prior versions of Windows, one software company says that, in many cases, the new operating system can take longer to get started than Windows Vista.

[...]

The results are also fairly similar to what CNET found in its testing of the operating system. A Microsoft representative was not immediately able to comment on Iolo's findings.


The above also agrees with some previous benchmarks that we saw and mentioned, but Microsoft created so much marketing noise (sometimes using gentle bribes) that illusions linger on.

Another new illusion is one of products that do not exist. Such is the case with Vista 8; yes, Microsoft is moving on to more vapourware and Ars Technica helps Microsoft market this vapourware (even Vista 9).

Microsoft is working on 128-bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 and Windows 9 kernels. Consequently, the company is also forming relationships with major partners, including Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM.


"You kinda have to be insane to want a x86 instruction set doing that," remarks Oiaohm. "Who can print vaporware like that," asks Fewa, "it doesn't have a shred of credibility (at least to me). 64-bit solves all the problems, no need to increase the pipe. 16-->32 and 32-->64 were both due to memory addressing constraints."

MinceR writes: "I think that Microsoft thinking they'll survive to see 128bit CPUs is wishful thinking."

Oiaohm continues by arguing that "64-bit processors already have 128 bit processing sections. With NUMA we really don't need more than 64 bit for a long time to come."

“Basically, Windows 7 would be barely starting deployment and they are talking about releasing another one.”
      --Oiaohm
"I thought there was >64bit floating-point already," responds MinceR and Fewa argues that "since 264 is a pretty big number there is really no need for a 128-bit addressing processor."

This discussion went on for a while longer and Fewa labeled this "pure vaporware".

He added: "now Windows is only fooling the sheep and idiots and those people are not very productive. [...] at least someone gets it, but there are alot of sheep in there."

Oiaohm concludes as follows: "Did you notice the windows 8 release dates? 2011 and 2012. Basically, Windows 7 would be barely starting deployment and they are talking about releasing another one."

Yes, that is what Microsoft's manuals say about situations where it's pressured and nervous.

"In the face of strong competition, Evangelism's focus may shift immediately to the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X."

--Microsoft, internal document [PDF]



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