Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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Ditch Vista?
by SReilly on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:56 UTC
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After having spend five years developing it? That's just plain crazy!

I do think they need to rethink they're design process and backwards compatibility fetish. No sane OS should have to bend over backwards to maintain this level of hit or miss compatibility.

The Mac model, although much gripped about in the beginning, turned out to be a better solution for backwards compatibility than what Vista is trying to do. Maybe MS could base they're next operating system on Singularity and add an NT kernel running in a sand boxed, virtualized environment? Just an idea.

As for Vista Extras, I was notifies yesterday of DreamScene and language packs being available for immediate download. Now, can we please have some real extras? You know, something that actually adds value? I'm not talking about language packs as any sane operating system provides these without extra cost.

All in all, MS could do worse than learn from the Vista experience though I doubt Vista will remain a flop after SP2. The only question I have is, why do we have to wait for at least one major system update to get a decent OS for our buck?

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