NPR’s Steve Inskeep gets a preview of Windows Vista from New York Times columnist David Pogue. Vista, the latest operating system from Microsoft is set to debut in December of 2006.
You can listen to the audio of the report (3:55) via a link from this page: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4952413
Of interest is Pogue’s comparisons of Vista to Apple’s Mac OS X. Pogue is “hopeful” that in December 2006 Vista will be as solid and secure as Mac OS X and discusses some ways Microsoft attempts to incorporate features into Vista that are already available in Apple’s Mac OS X.
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December 2006? If my math is correct that is a whole 14 months away… what are they doing over there
Keep on dreaming…
I heard it when it aired and was actually a bit surprised how excited Pogue was about Vista. Although, he did drop OS X references whenever he could. As did the interviewer.
I wonder if Short- uuhhh Long — ehhh … vista
could generate as much excitement as the “One More Thing”
coming this Wednesday ??
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Was Pogue excited because he knew the Mac’s superiority was secure…?
Easier to use? No. More features? Yes.
I am sure that Vista will create a buzz. Windows users are yearning for something better than what they have. When it is finally released, they will all sing its praises.
Mac users can sit back and yawn.
The link goes to NPR’s page and they don’t support QT. WTF
NPR is a crypto-corporate/government subsidiary of Arthur Daniels Midland and Monsanto. Of course they don’t use Quicktime. Apple is a bunch of pinkos.
When I was naive I listened to NPR and thought I was getting news.
Isn’t it weird that NPR does podcasts, is featured in iTunes, but doesn’t support AT on their website?!?!?!
I think I can actually hear Ballmer getting fatter.
Pogue sounded excited about Vista in general. I think what we have here is a computer enthusiast that would like to encourage all improvements. Windows is prettier and has security improvements. These are good things. The only real bad part is that it’s going to make people hestitate again and put-off buying a Mac.
I really hope that Apple makes running Windows programs on a Mactel very easy. It really is annoying to have to run two OSes to get my work done, but I refuse to have that all-in-one OS be based on Windows and controlled by Microsoft.
“When I was naive I listened to NPR and thought I was getting news.”
Whoever is now giving you what you think is news obviously didn’t tell you that it’s ARCHER Daniels Midland. Wanker.
MW: tHE dUDE knows “nothing”
Good ole Pogue. I’ll bet M$ PR is very unhappy that an old Machead is reporting about technology at the New York Times.
Kinda like the Republicans feel when they get reported on by NPR..
Let’s see. Leopard (a.k.a. Mac OS 10.5)possibly released in June 2006 (maybe earlier), while Microsoft Vista is possibly released in December 2006 of the same year. Hmmm. That gives Redmond at least six more months to incorporate some of the features of Leopard into Vista, no?