Many will not agree with me in this case. Or they may laugh at me. I also expect some foolish comments here. But that doesn’t stop me. There are few peoples I admire. The things they did in their fields. The work towards making a better world. Helping others. And this guy is one of them. And he is Bill Gates.
27th June 2008 was the last day of this man in Microsoft. He did a great work in making Windows a common OS. Wherever you go the default OS will be Windows variant. Though he may not have programmed it all by himself. But the work done in promoting made this OS a great success. Microsoft is Microsoft because of him.
There are millions of users to criticize Windows. But the truth is, it is the best OS. The Internet is Internet due to Windows. The simplicity in using the OS did the trick. Now there are some users who are Anti-Microsoft and hence hate this man. I would like to tell at this point that I’m not Microsoft supporter, neither I’m paid by them to write this nor I’m against them. This is just for the man behind Microsoft. Continue reading →
Now this is not an April fool prank. It’s true.
The chairman of Microsoft Corp., Bill Gates, said at a news-conference that the world’s largest maker of software is on-track to release its next-generation operating system (OS) sometime in 2009. Certain indirect claims of Microsoft confirm this time frame, which was already once named as the deadline for what is known as Windows 7, but then the company announced different schedules for code-named Vienna OS.
“Sometime in the next year or so we will have a new version of Windows operating system. I’m super-enthused about what it will do in lots of ways,” said Bill Gates at a conference of Inter-American Development Bank, reports Cnet News.com. Continue reading →
In an unbelievable decision Microsoft decided to stop shipping Vista. That makes the end of an OS which was hardly liked by anyone. The reasons for this move are still behind the scene. Meanwhile in another shocking decision, Microsoft decided to prolong support for Windows XP.
I think they realize that the popularity of Windows XP is far beyond Vista. In many reviews around the world there have been negative comments about this OS. It’s hardware requirements are too high and that makes upgrading from XP a costly move.
The other reason is a bit growing popularity of Linux. Especially Ubuntu which is the most preferred Linux distribution nowadays. Later this month Ubuntu will be releasing it’s version 8.04. That version looks very promising and hence Microsoft wants to concentrate on Windows XP which earns most of the revenue.
It is really shocking considering that Vista SP1 was released a month before. That service pack fills up most of the holes and makes it more stable. Though SP3 for XP has also been released. This move of Microsoft will make a lot of faces happy. But those who have moved to vista this is a big blow for them.
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