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Windows 7's real name (not codename) will be ... Windows 7. No, really. http://ping.fm/f6XUD

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zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 13th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Wow. Someone tied the marketing weenies up in the basement and isolated them from the intelligent folks.
bitter_crimson
Oct. 13th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
*headdesk*
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rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
You'd be surprised.

I just wish they would figure out a naming scheme and stick with it. And the same with Office too.

1
2
3.0
3.1
3.11
NT 3.1
NT 3.51
95
NT 4
98
98 SE
2000
Me
XP
Vista
7

...and that's just the desktop version of Windows. Then there's Office 3.0/4.0/4.2/4.3/95/97/2000/XP/2003/2007 that everyone confuses with the OS. I can't wait until they release Office 14 for Windows 7. For some people who think that Office is tied to the OS, it will make their head 'splode!
zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 14th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Office XP is actually Office 2002. It's been so long, but I only think on the splash screen does it say XP. I thought Help->About identified itself as 2002.

Even Microsoft Works 4.0, which includes Word 2002, identifies it as 2002.
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Hey, the registry shows it as Office 10, so nyeah!
zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten about that. And 2003 is Office11, and 2007 is Office12. And they are skipping 13 to 14, heh heh.
jumbach
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
I thought it was supposed to be "Mojave."
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Nyet. That's Vista.
zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
And "Mojave" is the same as putting lipstick on a pig.

Sure, if I got a 3.4 quad core Xeon with 4GB of memory and disabled half of the start-up programs, Vista would scream, too.
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I've been running Vista (32 bit) on my ThinkPad T61 for about 3 weeks now with no problems. Oh, and that was in user mode - not with administrator rights.

That's a Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz with 2 GB RAM. And yes, Aero is off.

Windows 95 was lipstick on a pig. Windows 98 was eyeshadow, and Windows 98 SE was mascara. Windows Me was the same stuff, but at the Tammy Fae level.
zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't

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surprise me if running

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in administrator mode by definition

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causes Vista to run

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hotter.

It

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also wouldn't surprise me if the underlying hardware

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design affects Vista performance. For

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example,

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my HP Pavilion could be of

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crappy design.
rialtus
Oct. 14th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
So what crappy @$$ program are you using that is giving you UAC prompts? The only time I get them is literally when I'm doing something that would require that level - installing/removing software, or doing something like Active Directory Users and Computers, where I need to provide different credentials. I'm just thinking your apps may be the problem...

Norton just released a replacement for UAC... I am not recommending this, given I haven't even used it. But I'm just pointing it out.
zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Vista and Microsoft products. :-)

Actually, I was using hyperbole.

Since I'm flying solo anyway, I turned off UAC. When installing a bunch of products at one time, it's a complete PITA.

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