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Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

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Windows 7 is the new and improved version of Windows. Microsoft built a version of Windows called 'Vista' that not only kept the viruses out but also protected us from nuclear fallout and biological weapons. Too bad no one could figure out how to use it. Now they're trying again with Windows 7. Each time they change the naming convention for Windows it signals the firing of the previous Windows product manager. Let's see, Windows 3.x, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 - 7 versions of Windows, 6 product managers without a job. Wait a 'sec...we've forgotten the 'unmentionable' versions of Windows; Me and 98. Looks like there are really 7 product managers looking for jobs - and that the Windows 95 manager was able to release 2 Windows versions before getting canned.

So how does Windows 7 stack up against the epic fail incarnate that is Vista? The guys and gals at xkcd say it best:

Luckily I'm not an Apple fanboy

...or I might blog about Apple's after-the-bell earnings call. The reported their largest quarter ever, over $10 billion for the first time, in the midst of a recession. There's always room for great products. Although they don't expect their 2nd fiscal quarter to be as strong, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they do better than their competitors.

Which market sectors are doing well in the U.S.?

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The New York Times has a piece about which sectors are growing in the current economy. As someone who's made the (gulp) decision to go into business in the past year, this is of particular interest to me.