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Why Vista Took So Long

SJasperson Re:The modern DVCSs would all do better (761 comments)

And anyone who wants more details on the SCCS in question can go out and buy a copy of Vincent Maraia's THE BUILD MASTER (http://www.amazon.com/Build-Master-Microsofts-Con figuration-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321332059) which talks about the challenges of SCCM on this scale in great detail, and how Microsoft has addressed them. You may not agree with all his conclusions, you may not like the products that come out of Microsoft, you may think that Microsoft's corporate polices are scummy - but that doesn't mean that your random little SVN repository is going to scale up to handle a project the size of Windows Vista.

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SJasperson SJasperson writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SJasperson (811166) writes "Think you can design your new application with any user interface you like? Microsoft doesn't agree. If it looks like Office 2007, you'd better go visit the Office UI Licensing site and sign up for the royalty-free license and get a copy of the design guidelines to make sure you're reusing their intellectual property in an approved fashion. Here's the press release in case you don't know what a big favor they're doing you. Didn't this all get litigated back in the days of Lotus v. Borland?"
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SJasperson SJasperson writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SJasperson writes "Back in March, Microsoftie Chris Sells showed how to put together a Vista-ready system for under $400. Today someone at Microsoft Canada leaked the Vista retail price list, and though they quickly yanked it again, Mary Jo Foley has the scoop. With prices for Microsoft's soon-to-be-released operating system ranging from $270 to a whopping $450, you have to ask yourself: would you rather have Vista, or a second computer running a free OS?"

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