Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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It's a marketing problem
by japh on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:24 UTC
japh
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2005-11-11

My guess is that one of the reasons "Mojave" got positive feedback was that no one promised the users it would "revolutionize the way you work with computers".

They probably also didn't get to see this first:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ifQvQCO7Y to get their hopes up.

And finally, they probably didn't have to wait for a few years before getting to try it out.

Vista isn't bad, and in my opinion it's probably the best from Microsoft so far, but you're not going to make people happy with something good (a few years late) if you promised them something wonderful.

Microsoft's biggest problem with Vista is their own marketing who managed to make people upset with something that actually isn't bad.

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