Linked by RavinRay on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista has been dragged through the IT industry mud for most of its life, in some cases for good reason. But Microsoft's OEM chief believes that Windows 7's success will help repair the damage to Vista's reputation and polish its legacy. Windows 7 and Windows Vista share much of the same code, and over time, this could cause Windows Vista bashers to soften their views, said Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of the OEM division at Microsoft. 'I think people will look back on Vista after the Windows 7 release and realize that there were actually a bunch of good things there,' Guggenheimer said in a recent interview. 'So it'll actually be interesting to see in two years what the perception is of Vista.'"
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RE: I hope not....
by richmassena on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 21:29 UTC in reply to "I hope not...."
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What does Windows 7 have in store for us that will make anyone look back wistfully and wish they were using Vista? After using the Windows 7 Beta, I see nothing Vista does better. I see many features that were nascent, broken or half-implemented in Vista that have reached usability in 7. Like Office 2007, Vista was an interim release, and Microsoft's sales division was able to get consumers and businesses to fund the second-phase of its product development at some damage to the company's reputation.

Edited 2009-07-23 21:34 UTC

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