10 Reasons Why the Windows 7 Upgrade Is Unlike Any Other

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10 Reasons Why the Windows 7 Upgrade Is Unlike Any Other

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The Whole (Microsoft Windows) Enchilada

This is the first time the server side applications and the client side applications are all being updated at the same time.

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Storm Clouds?

This is the first time a really new computing model—cloud computing—is demanding that Microsoft can show it can play well with others.

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Google in the Rear View Mirror

This the first time that a big new competitor—Google—is creating a new operating system to be available within twelve months of the new Windows.

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Wheres Bill?

This will be the first Windows client operating system introduced following Bill Gates retirement.

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A Clean, Well Lighted Place

This is the first Windows client that will tout simplicity instead of complexity based on a NASA level programming effort.

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Secure by Design

This is the first client where security will take prominence over touting backward compatibility.

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All Together Now

This is the first time that an economic recovery, an aging IT infrastructure and a vendor community anxious to spur sales and a range of new processor chips will all play to the Microsoft upgrade theme song.

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Zero Price Competition

This is the first time that there are really good, mature free operating system competitors to Microsoft.

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A Healthy Apple

This is the first time that a healthy Apple is setting the consumer agenda in lots of areas where Microsoft would like to play.

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Vista? Never Heard of It

This will be the first time that Microsoft's major competitor is not the previous Microsoft operating system but an operating system—XP—introduced in October 2001.

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