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updated 11:15 pm EDT, Thu April 17, 2008

Microsoft expands services

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today labeled Windows Vista "a work in progress", sitting between rumblings that the company would continue support for XP for OEM platforms and UMPCs, and constant assurance that the next incarnation of Windows is on its way. According to Yahoo the statement came at an annual event in Seattle as Ballmer addressed many questions and concerns over Microsoft's next generation operating system.

"It's a very important piece of work," Ballmer said. "We did a lot of things right and have a lot of things we need to learn from. You never want to let five years go between releases."

Ballmer announced that Microsoft has big plans for both the virtualization and search markets, as well as the underused hosting service market.

by MacNN Staff



  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Windows ME II

    So Microsoft themselves are pretty much tossing in the towel...

  1. Bartman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    next version?

    and the next version will be better than vista why?

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ...better than vista...?

    ...perhaps they may copy more of apple's os... ...a real possible upgrade... ;-)

  1. MeandmyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    work in progress...

    Well, yeah Mr. Ballmer, especially since you have to put in all the supposedly neat features that were being touted for this current OS release and then, one by one, were taken out so that you could get Vista out the door!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey mister Gates

    MS has needed a decent OS written from the ground up since the 386 came out.

    With XP and more than 2Gigs of RAM, people are right back to the bad old days of extended memory, fer cryin out loud.

    You gotta have the Ballmers to do the write thing. Write a clean 64 bit OS and then virtualize everything: DOS, Windows 3 to XP, everything.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    work in progress

    so is Iraq.

    "Work in Progress" = "Unmitigated disaster which we are trying to distance ourselves from while saving face"

    Success has 1000 fathers; failure is an orphan.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    truer words were never

    spoken by Ballmer:

    "It's a very important piece of work,"

    It's a piece of work alright, and it's been very important to Apple's rise in market share as Windows users flee from Vista h***.

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