Windows 7: It has been a long time coming

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I found a really cool list of taglines that were suggested for the announcement of the new version of Windows. Some of them were not that cool so I just picked the best and posted them here instead of linking to the full list on my shared-items (link) blog.

Which reminds me, I have a lot of new readers, (hi guys) and you may not have heard of my shared-items blog. It is a spot where you can see everything that I am reading that I think is interesting enough to share. It is the reason that you do not get many forwards from me. I put all the coolest stuff on my shared-items at

So without further ado, here is the list:

  • Windows 7: We heard it’s a lucky number
  • Windows 7: Like Windows 6 — wait, there was no Windows 6
  • Windows 7: Apparently 13 versions of Windows + 1 = 7
  • Windows 7: Experience crashes and bad architecture under a classic name
  • Windows 7: The franchise gets a reboot
  • Windows 7: Vista 2 coming soon
  • Windows 7: Please ignore all that stuff we’ve been doing for the past decade
  • Windows 7: DOS 12.1182
  • Windows 7: If it looks like Vista, and smells like Vista…
  • Look through Windows 7 and see Google’s cloud more clearly
  • Windows 7: If that’s the price, it might be worth it
  • “Windows 7″? Give that marketer a promotion
  • Windows 7: If at first you don’t succeed, try again with a worse name
  • Windows 7: Proving that Windows Vista really was a step backward
  • Windows 7: On the path to catch up with Mac OS X…in 3 iterations. So 15 years.
  • Windows 7: When we hit 0, we’ll call it DOS again
  • Windows 7: The search for Spock
  • Windows 7: What does Microsoft think this is, the Police Academy series?
  • In death we have a name, and that name is Windows
  • Windows 7: Microsoft renames its failed Vista brand
  • Windows 7: The Vista Menace
  • Windows 7: No quantum of solace for Vista users
  • Windows 7: A few too many
  • Windows 7: Ballmer in space
  • Windows 7: Don’t call it a comeback
  • Windows 7: How long until the first Service Pack?
  • Windows 7: I can’t believe it’s not Vista

Found at I am citing the source since that is the right thing to do, but I am not linking and I am warning most of you, if I know my audience, that you would rather not go there. And, if I know my audience some of you will ignore the warning but this way you cannot blame me, which is (after all) all I care about. 🙂

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14 responses to “Windows 7: It has been a long time coming

  1. Windows 7. Beause we tried waisting time on naming the OS, and decided to spend the extra money on developement.

    I talked to my tech guy last weekend about Windows 7. He said one of the big things is that they are going to trim some fat from the OS. Hopefully that means they will stop loading up Windows with worthless stuff like AOL, Google toolbars, or medial players other than WMP. I guess they could reduce the ammount of code in the OS, but I have never had a problem with the size of Vista. I ran Vista Ultimate on a box with half the recommended ammount of RAM for 6 months just fine. Never could understand the accuations about Vista being bloated.

  2. I think the point is that coming up with a name for a new version of an old software should not be so difficult that it requires spending a lot of time or money on it.

    Spend the extra money on development? I didn’t realize the the money was tight as M$. I guess Apple and Google are having a bigger impact than I thought.

    You have had unusually good luck with your machines. I have worked on hundreds of machines, on many versions of Windows even ones that had really great specs. They all seem to have problems with the applications bumping into and crashing the OS.

    Windows and Office both suffer from three different kinds of bloat. One is the code, but you are not going to see that until you start programing. Second, redundant and useless features installed by default. Third, visual bloat. I know that you love your options but when you have to make hundreds of decision just to do basic stuff this gets ridiculous.

    If you are doing the same basic stuff every day you get used to the quirks and it really is not that big of a deal, but my work constantly requires learning and doing new things. To make that work I need as short a learning curve as possible, and I need an operating system that takes care of itself.

    If you want to talk more about visual bloat remind me to show you some examples from heraldry. Sometimes a few pictures are worth more than 1,000 words.

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  4. These are hilarious.

    I’m no MS fan, but have been running Vista for several months now and not suffered any sort of crash – and as a designer, I tend to push my PCs limits. Of course, I had few if any problems with XP either. Again, I avoid MS products whenever possible, and maybe I’m just lucky, but I tend to think a lot of the distaste from Vista is a carry-over from the early releases and that MS doesn’t get a lot of chances to mess up.

    Both OSX and Linux have had their share of tech hiccups, but they’ve got a more caring userbase that is more likely to forgive these things, or turn a blind eye to them. MS though is on top and as such suffers from the most criticism.

    Out of curiosity I checked out the link to the original article and couldn’t figure out what was so offending about it.

  5. Ryan, the warning was aimed at a different part of my audience. They know who they are and will appreciate it fully. But, don’t worry I will find an interesting inside joke for you someday… when the opportunity comes along.

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  8. I tryed windows 7 , and I love it..

    It’s so much faster than vista.

  9. Mark,

    I have heard a lot of positive lately about W7. Sounds like it was mostly a bug fix edition… which they desperately needed. I am all for them cleaning things up and making it faster. It might even make it easier for me since I am the first line of support for co-workers, friends and family.

    My big question is, is W7 faster, smaller, more stable than XP? That would be enough for me to start recommending people to switch. For right now I am telling everyone I can to stick with XP because it works, which means less work for me.

  10. I like your article

  11. I love windows 7

    It’s so much faster than vista.

  12. I wonder if it would run better that XP on 512k?

  13. Yes, I have spent half a year of

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