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    AndyC

    Massif wrote:
    

    Gah! Apostrophe madness! (Neither "its" in that context, nor do the plural of Abbreviations, (I believe, I'm prepared to be wrong on that) require an apostrophe.)


    Gah. You're right of course. That's what happens when the office runs out of coffee first thing on a Monday....

    Massif wrote:
    
    I'm sure it's entirely possible to do virtualisation seamlessly (or as seamlessly as anyone would care). Granted you couldn't do it right now with current virtualised OSs; but there's no reason a "parrallels" like solution sharing the same main file system couldn't be built into 7 to provide a "seams so small you can hardly see them" virtualised legacy layer.


    The best you're going to get is something like Classic on Mac OS, which was deeply unpleasant to have to actually work with. Windows would suffer worse than Mac on that front, due to the heavy integration between applications that something like COM provides. By the time you reach a "seamless enough" layer, you've likely already reached a point not too dissimilar to the File and Registry Virtualistion we have in Vista today.

    And that's before you even consider source-level backwards compatability. Look at the problems Adobe are having now that Apple are going all out to remove Carbon support from Mac OS X. Porting their entire existing code-base to use Cocoa is decidely non-trivial and something they've been reluctant to do. Imagine how the Windows developer community would feel if they were told that all their existing Win32 code and knowledge had to be scrapped and written against some new library. At that point what motivates them to stay developing for Windows rather than Unix/Mac OS? Wouldn't WINE suddenly look like a much more attractive platform?

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    Dovella

    were is here developers of Seven?

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    PaoloM

    Dovella wrote:
    were is here developers of Seven?

    If by that you mean "where are [in this forum] the developers of Seven?", then I'm here Smiley

    All right, I don't do the WHOLE Windows 7 thing, but I do my part Smiley

    PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset Smiley

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    evildictait​or

    PaoloM wrote:
    All right, I don't do the WHOLE Windows 7 thing


    What? Sheer laziness on your part. I mean how hard can it be to write 60 million lines of code in four different languages for multiple processors and GPUs and test it over three years.

    You're just lazy, that's your problem Tongue Out

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    Dodo

    PaoloM wrote:
    PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset
    You translate? Expressionless

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    PaoloM

    Dodo wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset
    You translate?

    For a modest fee.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    PaoloM wrote:
    
    Dodo wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
    PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset
    You translate?

    For a modest fee.


    I will give you one whole penny.

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    TommyCarlier

    Welcome at Channel 9. No, it's not Mediaset Wink [Mediaset = commercial TV network, founded by Berlusconi]

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    W3bbo

    evildictaitor wrote:
    What? Sheer laziness on your part. I mean how hard can it be to write 60 million lines of code in four different languages for multiple processors and GPUs and test it over three years.


    Whilst the original NT kernel was portable (Alpha, Sparc, MIPS, PowerPC, and i386) I don't know if it's still on the kernel spec-sheet. Granted, the kernel is still available for both IA-32 and IA-64, I haven't seen it available for much else.

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    Dovella

    PaoloM wrote:
     Dovella wrote: were is here developers of Seven?If by that you mean "where are [in this forum] the developers of Seven?", then I'm here All right, I don't do the WHOLE Windows 7 thing, but I do my part PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset
    Mamma mia Paolo sei Italiano e a lavoro su Seven??e tu dopo la nascita di mio figlio sei la notizia più bella che abbia ricevuto Big SmileSo che è cattiva educazione parlare Italiano qui, io non parlo (e non scrivo Inglese) quindi mi limito a leggere ma passo qui ogni giorno, Ti faccio i miei migilori auguri e complimenti :Dvolevo chiederti solo una cosa..secondo te ho detto una fesseria per Games for Windowsfacendo partire solo MinWin Direct X e la rete? mandando poi in Iber(I need to watch my language)one il sistema principale?GRAZIE

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    PaoloM

    Ahahahah Smiley

    No, your idea about minwin and games was not bad at all, but I can't comment on proposals and ideas (for now).

    Except, of course, for my deeply seated, almost primal, hatred for gradients Wink

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    littleguru

    Seven is still in Unimatrix Zero. I hope Voyager (as in my computer name) approaches fast the Borg territory to have Seven transferred on to Voyager Tongue Out

    Damn to much of Star Trek Voyager in my mind.

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    brian.​shapiro

    paolo,

    i hope you're taking note of good ideas from channel9 though

    good for you for hating gradients Smiley

    there are some modest gradients i vista that are good use though arent they? buttons and highlights, always grounded by borders,

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    evildictait​or

    brian.shapiro wrote:
    paolo,

    i hope you're taking note of good ideas from channel9 though

    good for you for hating gradients

    there are some modest gradients i vista that are good use though arent they? buttons and highlights, always grounded by borders,


    If by that you mean double gradients with a radial highlight like
    http://www.cgtutorials.com/oneadmin/_files/linksdir/4529_Aero_Glass_Vista_Button.gif
    then I agree with you.

    People who make buttons like
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikibooks/de/3/33/Swing_JButton.jpg
    Need special medical help.

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    TiAdiMundo

    PaoloM wrote:
    Ahahahah

    No, your idea about minwin and games was not bad at all, but I can't comment on proposals and ideas (for now).

    Except, of course, for my deeply seated, almost primal, hatred for gradients


    But gradients are very usefull, they show us in a very natural way on what we can click. By simulating a virtual "sunlight" that comes from above they are looking like real buttons.

    But reflections on buttons on top of gradients are really a little bit too much, especially when the button text becomes hard to read.

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    MasterPi

    PaoloM wrote:
    
    All right, I don't do the WHOLE Windows 7 thing, but I do my part


    Oh, so it's nothing great.

    I guess I'll just have to switch to Mac. [6]

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    cescotto

    Dovella wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote:
     Dovella wrote: were is here developers of Seven?If by that you mean "where are [in this forum] the developers of Seven?", then I'm here All right, I don't do the WHOLE Windows 7 thing, but I do my part PS: benvenuto/a su canale 9. No, non e' Mediaset
    Mamma mia Paolo sei Italiano e a lavoro su Seven??e tu dopo la nascita di mio figlio sei la notizia più bella che abbia ricevuto


    Il che suona molto triste...

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    Dovella

    PaoloM wrote:
    Ahahahah

    No, your idea about minwin and games was not bad at all, but I can't comment on proposals and ideas (for now).

    Except, of course, for my deeply seated, almost primal, hatred for gradients


    THX Big Smile
    Wink

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