In just two weeks, on Oct. 22, Microsoft’s long operating-system nightmare will be over. The company will release Windows 7, a faster and much better operating system than the little-loved Windows Vista, which did a lot to harm both the company’s reputation, and the productivity and blood pressure of its users. PC makers will rush to flood physical and online stores with new computers pre-loaded with Windows 7, and to offer the software to Vista owners who wish to upgrade.
With Windows 7, PC users will at last have a strong, modern successor to the sturdy and familiar, but aged, Windows XP, which is still the most popular version of Windows, despite having come out in 2001. In the high-tech world, an eight-year-old operating system is the equivalent of a 20-year-old car. While XP works well for many people, it is relatively weak in areas such as security, networking and other features more important today than when XP was designed around 1999.
Federico Cella su Corriere.it Ci sono voluti vent’anni esatti, ma alla fine Linux ha vinto. Una vittoria figlia della pazienza, possibile solo se sei «no profit», dei piccoli e piccolissimi passi del «pinguino» sull’acerrimo rivale: Windows. Che poi si tratti di una vera vittoria, è tutto da dimostrare. Lo è senz’altro nelle parole del direttore … Leggi tutto