The selling of Longhorn: Who will buy it?

The selling of Longhorn: Who will buy it?

Summary: It has survived several major delays, intense industry scrutiny, and a radical redesign of its features. But the toughest test for Microsoft's next release of Windows is still to come, according to News.

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It has survived several major delays, intense industry scrutiny, and a radical redesign of its features. But the toughest test for Microsoft's next release of Windows is still to come, according to News.com's Ina Fried: Who will buy it? With previous Windows updates, users clamored for more stability and security.

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  • Nothing

    I upgrade regularly without regard for Microsoft.
    Yagotta B. Kidding
  • Will there be a choice?

    Since most people aren't yet ready to jump to Linux, and many don't appreciate the better quality and real innovation in OSX, it's likely that most people buying new computers will be force fed Longhorn. I currently use Win2k, OSX and Linux but will have to pay for Longhorn if I buy a new PC even though I may have less interest in it than WinXP. As in the past MS will marginalize their prior OS, offer no price breaks on the older OS, have press releases about the impending end of support and security updates to the older OS and dictate that only the new OS is pre-installed by OEM's. Not much of a choice for most folks...
    sargon_z
    • RE: Will there be a choice?

      That sounds like the Microsoft way.
      allforcarrie
  • I have a feeling.

    I have a feeling that we are going to see Micro$oft getting into Linux. This is one marke they have no share in. Think how many people would buy/download a MS linux distro, linux could totaly go mainstream.
    allforcarrie
  • Everyone will buy it. So will you !

    It's really fun to watch the new crop of reporters effectively report the same thing every few years.

    The selling of Windows 95: Who will buy it?
    The selling of Windows 98: Who will buy it?
    The selling of Windows XP: Who will buy it?
    The selling of Windows ??: Who will buy it?
    Prognosticator
  • Who will not buy Longhorn?

    You can probably figure out the answer if you ask who will not buy Longhorn?
    Answer: Mac aficionadoes, Linux faithful, Microsoft haters, and people who don't have enough horsepower and don't want to buy a new machine.
    hgh9mrp@...
  • XP was the last MS OS I'll buy

    I bought a new computer about a year ago and bought XP Pro for it. At home I have 3 computers running Win2K, WinXP, and Fedora Core. I don't plan to buy any future MS products unless they stop their unfair business practices and their offshoring. When they start getting petty on security updates and don't support 2K & XP I'll phase those out in favor of Linux. It's Linux on the desktop in my future.
    ericha8