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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RE: Who is Don Reisinger
by snozzberry on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:47 UTC in reply to "Who is Don Reisinger"
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Actually, this forum has posted several examples of people disagreeing with his POV, and not all of them are MS fanboys.

Blogs are not typically useful articles if their sole opinion is that a recently released product is useless.

However, Vista's had half a decade in the pipeline. It was hyped beyond belief, and in the end what was delivered was underwhelming to the end user because most of it is infrastructure the common user will never know about.

One of the reasons OS X keeps being released on a roughly 18 month schedules is because the underpinnings are upgraded. The inane glitzy eye candy apps are the window dressing to convince people to upgrade, but the real changes are things like moving window compositors completely to graphics processors, abandoning kernel extensions, adding the Spotlight indexing system to the filesystem code, changing how Mail.app stores mail, etc.

Had MS included some killer apps with the basic edition of that relied directly on Vista-specific technology, it would sell the upgrade. They didn't, and promises of a more stable OS aren't sexy enough to convince the public.

Microsoft frankly stinks at "sexy," and their in-house satirical "How we would ruin marketing the iPod" video shows they know it.

Under the hood, Vista may be great...but the people right now defending it against XP sound no different than Mac users defending their OS against XP. Until there's sugar to take the medicine with, people will resist taking the medicine.

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