Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Apr 2008 11:38 UTC
Windows When Vista was released, and the first reviews started to trickle in, it became apparent that Vista was a massive release - not only in terms of money spent on it by Microsoft and the amount of promotion, but also the operating system itself. It was huge, and it felt as such too. Despite what many have been saying the past year, Vista is, in fact, much more than just XP with a new theme. Basically every framework and feature has been rewritten, lots of new ones have been added, and, according to some, the process of modularisation has started with Vista (and Server 2008). It may come as no surprise that all these changes resulted in a whole boatload of bugs and breakage, which led many people to conclude that Vista was simply not as "done" as it should have been when released. Steve Ballmer confirmed these sentiments in a speech at Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals conference in Seattle.
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RE[2]: meh
by tech10171968 on Fri 18th Apr 2008 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE: meh"
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I think the better question to ask is this; why was it sold as being 'finished' when its actually still 'work in progress'.

I'm surprised that people are just now asking this question; Microsoft has done this with their last few iterations of Windows. It's as if the customers are being used as beta testers and don't even know it.

Edited 2008-04-18 15:03 UTC

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