Somehow, Microsoft kept its momentum through Windows 3.1, NT, Win95, 98, 2000 and WinXP, until Vista caused general grumbling.
After struggling with Vista Ultimate for too long, I installed the Win7 beta and have been much happier. Sleep and wake-up happen quickly. Devices install transparently and actually work. Networking is much simpler. But what happens next?
Together, let’s discuss:
- What really matters about Windows 7?
- As things move to the cloud, are operating systems still needed? How long?
- How do netbooks factor in?
- When might we see the next step forward in OSes? From whom?