Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Mar 2006 16:21 UTC, submitted by sean batten
Windows Microsoft appears to be in a state of panic, ordering 60 per cent of its new operating system to be re-written amidst a major shake-up of its troubled Windows division. According to a Volish denizen speaking to smarthouse.com, orders have come down from on high to rewrite more than 60 per cent of the consumer version of Vista in a bid to get it ready for the 2007 CES show in Las Vegas.
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RE: This is like a soap opera...
by vitae on Fri 24th Mar 2006 21:57 UTC in reply to "This is like a soap opera..."
vitae
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2006-02-20

I'd agree, it is like a soap opera and has been ever since the word Longhorn was first uttered in tech forums. And whether it's true or not, whether Vista is released on time or late, whether it has all the promised features or not, whether it's secure or not, this story is just one more in a long line of essentially meaningless information about this product, all the while keeping the attention firmly focused on Vista, apparently by any means necessary.

Has there EVER been this level of hype for an OS in the making before?

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topos Member since:
2005-07-28

Yes, Windows 95! 2 Years in a "hype" mode.
Vista looks on the same path. There is a difference though: Windows 95 still had OS2 as a potential competitor. Vista can still be delayed for the next 3 years and no other alternative desktop OS would grab a significant share of th market.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Has there EVER been this level of hype for an OS in the making before?

No, but that has in big part to do with the internet. The internet really took off in 1999-2001, but the social/viral aspect has really taken off in the past few years. That includes hypeing of new things. 5 years ago, Microsoft could put out press releases and most of the time they would probably go largely unnoticed. Now with the changed social aspect of the internet, everyone picks up on everything they put out and say, and it gets spread fast. This creates the illusion that it's being more excessively hyped by Microsoft than anything previously, when in reality, it's a viral internet thing.

Edited 2006-03-24 22:35

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