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Vista Mobile 7 Likely Delayed One Year; Vista 7 Always Rented, Not Sold



Summary: Microsoft's vapourware tactics continue to expose themselves as key products are pushed back again and again; clarifications about "rental", which is a permanent condition for all users of any version of Windows

THE mobile reality of Windows is rather pathetic and two days ago we wrote about several sources that say Vista Mobile 7 will arrive a year late (yes, "Vista Mobile", like Vista 7, which perpetuates a failure). IDG News Service further fuels these projections in a new article titled "Windows Mobile 7 Delayed Until 2011?"



Google's Android mobile operating system is stealing the spotlight from Windows Mobile 7, so much so that reports say Microsoft's latest OS is delayed (again) due to Google's success.


One day ago we wrote about the fact that Windows cannot ever be owned by its user/s. This is a point which is stressed quite strongly in the following new article form SJVN:

You might think that, as an individual user, you own the operating system that came on your PC -- but you'd be wrong. You can't sell the Windows that's pre-installed on your PC. You can sell a used copy of Windows, if you bought a copy and then deleted it from your computer. So, for example, if you bought a copy of Windows 7 to upgrade from your old PC's pre-existing Vista, you can't sell that copy of Vista, but you can sell the copy of Windows 7. This is one of the many reasons I prefer desktop Linux.


Are we entering a generation when people actually own their software, thanks to the GPL? Google does allow rooting of one's own Android phone, unlike the Hype Company.

This morning we shared one story about the implications of DRM-laden books -- books that are falsely advertised as ones that can be "purchased" when in fact they are only being "licensed" (for access by a person on his/her one rigid device while it lasts, unless/until shot down or confiscated remotely).

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