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Vista has not yet settle in… and already the buzz on the next Windows is kicking in… oh man!

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For those anxious about the Vista successor… Extracted from ThinkNext.

Can’t believe it? Yes, again, news about Windows 7.

It’s has been 2 months since my last post about Windows 7 Milestone 1. It was interesting and funny to watch how skeptics around the world reacted to my news. Many people denied and tried hard to prove what I posted was not true. Well, skeptics here is very reasonable but the evidences they used were merely those not-yet-updated ‘Vista’ in version windows or dialogues, and, many F words. That’s not reasonable, nether works. How desperately I hope those guys know more about software development and engineering.
You know there is something like the dark side of the force, especially when you have control on something and feel a little bit more powerful than the people you’re watching.

I’m afraid I’ll kick those guys again since today I bring you new bits of Windows 7.

This time it’s the 2nd release of Windows 7 Milestone 1. Version 6.1 (build 6574.1.{SECRET}). The {SECRET} here means I won’t expose detail.

No, even Milestone 1 isn’t a single release. Microsoft releases multiple versions of M1 with different minor version numbers. Well, for me it is the 2nd one I’ve gotten but I’ve no idea about how many releases Microsoft did before. I’ll use Win7 M1 R2, which stands for Windows 7 Milestone 1 Release 2, to describe it in the following. Please be noted, ‘Release 2’ is my naming convention, not Microsoft’s.

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April 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

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Fixing Windows Vista, one machine at a time…

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A good read from Ed Bott from ZDNet on the process / experience of grabbing all the junkware preinstalled onto two beautiful laptop from Sony…

I have dealt with a friends’ Lenovo laptop before and it is exactly the same crap that is on there… all trial version… all taking up the startup process, reminding you again and again to purchase the full version… The out of the box experience just sucks.

All the non Apple hardware maker out there… please read the above article or learnt something from the community. Home user regardless, should not put up with such crap… Yes I heard that per machine, Sony makes around 60 bucks just to put all the crapware on it… but you will drive away more consumer to Apple… Why do that? 🙂

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April 22, 2008 at 8:42 am

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