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[4]: Ditch Vista?
by SReilly on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ditch Vista?"
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I have to say I'm inclined to disagree with you on that one. If you stop to consider the amount of willing, educated workers in easter Europe and the Indian subcontinent, two areas MS has already a large established presence, you will find that that argument does not hold up.

It seems to me what is actually happening is that MS do not want to spend anymore then is absolutely necessary to get their product to market. Arguably, this is one of the main reasons MS is the richest corporation on the planet as it's not the first time we see them pull a stunt like this.

This sort of behavior is fine when there is no where else for a consumer to go, but with the rise of Linux on the desktop, coupled with the new upsurge in interest for the Mac, MS could be digging they're own grave. For me, the problem is simple. The more you treat your customers like guinea pigs (and the more you treat them like criminals, but that's OT) the less likely they are to come back.

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