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Windows 7 RC Commits Suicide on March 1, 2010

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May 4, 2009 7:30:11 PM

I'd rather Microsoft just shut down the RCs On March 1st than to annoy the hell out of ppl.
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May 4, 2009 7:37:59 PM

deltatuxI'd rather Microsoft just shut down the RCs On March 1st than to annoy the hell out of ppl.


You make no sense whatsoever. Bihourly shutdowns is perfect. It's long enough to get something done if you need to use your computer, but still allows Microsoft to prod people towards purchasing a real copy.

What's "annoying" is people possibly loosing data when it completely dies on a date they may or may not have known about.

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May 4, 2009 7:44:57 PM

3 months of annoyance is a little too long.
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May 4, 2009 7:45:02 PM

@bardie
Lol...and I'm sure that it will be cracked, to stop the shutdowns. What normal user will put RC on their computer?
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May 4, 2009 7:46:15 PM

This site needs to commit suicide. Seems they have very little content as of late and
what little they do have it's related to Windows 7 and most of the news is meaninless.


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a b $ Windows 7
May 4, 2009 8:06:35 PM

normal..hmm well I must be abbynormal. Its running on my lappy with no problems.
I think allowing free downloads of the rc and the use of it for a year is great business, it builds customer confidence and makes microsoft look like less of an all consuming money making juggernaut.

However, I worked in the food service industry for many years, especially in the casinos, and one thing I can tell you is this: when you offer people something for free (food, drinks, etc) you get a lot of complaints. This is human nature, when you give something for free, people do not see the value in it and perceive all kinds of negative things (this drink must be watered down, the bread tastes old, no wonder this is free) whether those things are actually true or not.

Anyway I like the beta even though I've had some issues I couldn't fix, and I'm sure the RC will run great on my machines. And if I have a few stumbles along the way, I'll happily remind myself that I didn't pay a dime for it!
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May 4, 2009 8:10:16 PM

laserlight_2@bardieLol...and I'm sure that it will be cracked, to stop the shutdowns. What normal user will put RC on their computer?



Already has been
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May 4, 2009 8:10:31 PM

DONT DO IT! DONT JUMP! LIFE IS WORTH LIVING!!!!!


ahem...yea..anyways...
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May 4, 2009 8:12:49 PM

bill gates is your daddyAlready has been

I was pretty sure it had been, but haven't touched seven yet. Might grab it this weekend.
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May 4, 2009 8:18:06 PM

buzznutnormal..hmm well I must be abbynormal. Its running on my lappy with no problems. I think allowing free downloads of the rc and the use of it for a year is great business, it builds customer confidence and makes microsoft look like less of an all consuming money making juggernaut. However, I worked in the food service industry for many years, especially in the casinos, and one thing I can tell you is this: when you offer people something for free (food, drinks, etc) you get a lot of complaints. This is human nature, when you give something for free, people do not see the value in it and perceive all kinds of negative things (this drink must be watered down, the bread tastes old, no wonder this is free) whether those things are actually true or not. Anyway I like the beta even though I've had some issues I couldn't fix, and I'm sure the RC will run great on my machines. And if I have a few stumbles along the way, I'll happily remind myself that I didn't pay a dime for it!

Abnormal is buying a vista laptop for the better hardware. Then making a XP install cd with sata raid drives for my laptops hardrive. Creating two partitions, and installing XP on one. And then finally installing a "special" version of vista on the second partition.

I might override the vista partition, with seven now that it's RC.
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May 4, 2009 8:30:31 PM

As if hackers won't find a way around this in the next 10 months.
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May 4, 2009 8:31:22 PM

bad headline title, it stops working... expires, ect not Commits Suicide . did some non english speaking person write the headline by going to babelfish or something?
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May 4, 2009 8:51:00 PM

jsloanbad headline title, it stops working... expires, ect not Commits Suicide . did some non english speaking person write the headline by going to babelfish or something?

The article was written by me but the headline was not. :) 
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May 4, 2009 8:59:11 PM

buzznut However, I worked in the food service industry for many years, especially in the casinos, and one thing I can tell you is this: when you offer people something for free (food, drinks, etc) you get a lot of complaints. This is human nature, when you give something for free, people do not see the value in it and perceive all kinds of negative things (this drink must be watered down, the bread tastes old, no wonder this is free) whether those things are actually true or not.


I think people tend to find more fault in an OS that they paid $300 for (Very few people did bought Vista Ultimate in stores, but still.) If people pay money for something, they expect it to be good. Example: "If I paid $150 for this MS Office, it BETTER be better than Openoffice."
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May 4, 2009 9:05:25 PM

jsloanbad headline title, it stops working... expires, ect not Commits Suicide . did some non english speaking person write the headline by going to babelfish or something?

I just changed the headline to something that better reflects the true nature of article.
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May 4, 2009 9:20:53 PM

:D 
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May 4, 2009 9:34:52 PM

you are good some people are tooo anal the have meds for that now ask your doc!!!
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May 4, 2009 9:46:24 PM

NOOO!!! I was hoping to use this with my i7 975.... [sigh]
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May 4, 2009 10:27:05 PM

^What???

You can still use the release candidate free of charge for 10+ months (thats what im planning on doing). You just have to actually get a copy of Windows 7 after those 10 months.
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May 4, 2009 10:49:03 PM

^^^^^Might want to check the date in the headline too...
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May 4, 2009 10:50:48 PM

Quote:
Windows 7 RC to Have Shutdowns on March 1 '01


hmmm.... so whats suppose to happen 8 years ago?
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May 4, 2009 10:52:12 PM

my bad, read it wrong...

3 much shorter isn't so bad; it's still a long time to run a FREE version...
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May 5, 2009 12:04:09 AM

re: "Windows 7 RC to Have Shutdowns on March 1 '10"

ah! for god sakes, doesn't anyone know any english grammer anymore?

what about

Windows 7 RC to Shutdown on March 1 '10

is it that hard, what about just copying the headline from another website.

;-)
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May 5, 2009 12:39:46 AM

I can't believe that you blew the misspelling of 'grammar'. Joking, right?
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May 5, 2009 12:55:07 AM

^LOL!!!
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May 5, 2009 12:58:53 AM

jsloanwhat about Windows 7 RC to Shutdown on March 1 '10

Well that's not entirely accurate, because it implies that the OS will be shutdown permanently.

strandwolfI can't believe that you blew the misspelling of 'grammar'. Joking, right?
Muphry's Law strikes!
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May 5, 2009 1:13:37 AM

randomizerWell that's not entirely accurate, because it implies that the OS will be shutdown permanently.
Muphry's Law strikes!


LOL I'd like to know who this Muphry person is, but I believe you're thinking of Murphy. As for the headline it reads "Windows 7 RC to Have Shutdowns on March 1 '10" which is correct.
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May 5, 2009 1:17:29 AM

strandwolfI can't believe that you blew the misspelling of 'grammar'.


you caught my joke, lmao, i did say it with a ;-)
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May 5, 2009 1:17:59 AM

kato128LOL I'd like to know who this Muphry person is, but I believe you're thinking of Murphy. As for the headline it reads "Windows 7 RC to Have Shutdowns on March 1 '10" which is correct.

No, I'm definitely talking about Muphry. :) 
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May 5, 2009 1:26:39 AM

randomizerNo, I'm definitely talking about Muphry.


Hehehe! nice!
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May 5, 2009 3:50:42 AM

i cant believe you nerds are making so many spelling mistaches
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May 5, 2009 6:34:09 AM

Got the RC! :D  Pretty slick I must say.
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May 5, 2009 3:38:31 PM

73% and counting
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May 5, 2009 4:56:06 PM

what kind of bugs me is that it doesn't sound like there will be an option to upgrade to the full release. i hate installing from scratch, reinstalling programs, restoring all my data, trying to remember exactly how i had things set up, etc.

that aside i'm using the beta now and it runs like a champ on my $200 eee 900a, no messing with drivers everything worked out of the box. i'm a linux guy mostly but i'm pretty impressed with 7's netbook support.

not so on my 5 or 6 year old thinkpad. come on MS, you couldnt include a working diver for my intel wireless card? really? the ubuntu 9.04 alphas and betas had no issues whatsoever with it.
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May 5, 2009 6:02:58 PM

well it is the release canidate, used for testing purposes for microsoft not the end user. you are getting 10 months free so you really cant complain
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