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[2]: Ditch Vista?
by KenJackson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Ditch Vista?"
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Vista is designed for large RAM machines (over 1 GB main system RAM).

This is true, but that's a design decision that has been part of the modus operandi that has made Microsoft rich.

This is how it works. A new version of Widows comes out with fanfare and dancing icons. Most people want to stay abreast, so they buy an upgrade copy of Windows and upgrade their PC. But the new version is always designed to perform poorly on older hardware, so everyone suddenly notices how old and outdated there PC is and so they go buy a new PC, including another copy of the new version of Windows.

They just bought a copy of the new version of Windows for themselves, so why do they need to buy another copy? Because Microsoft say so. The decision to design for large RAM machines doubles their income in many cases.

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