Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 21:02 UTC
Windows Microsoft is about to release the Windows Vista operating system, its biggest software upgrade in years. The commercial versions will be out in November and the consumer version will be ready in January. Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, sat down to talk with Mercury News Staff Writer Dean Takahashi about the Vista launch.
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DAmn Thats a Shame
by ParaMouthBalls on Fri 27th Oct 2006 10:57 UTC
ParaMouthBalls
Member since:
2006-10-25

Learn how the company works first. I took buisness in college and costumer service, I know its 1# in every companies books to bring back their costumers. Whats with this software shit anyway. Isn't OS News about companies too. Its not the product, its the company doing its best to bring in great things to benefit you in the long run. Microsoft is doing a good job, though do to having to drop everything because everyone complaing about bugs and Graphics that don't support their system they haven't met their (Quota/Deadline) yet. I'm not complaing about the software, be glad microsoft is doing something about it now than later.

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RE: DAmn Thats a Shame
by merkoth on Fri 27th Oct 2006 17:37 in reply to "DAmn Thats a Shame"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

be glad microsoft is doing something about it now than later.

So, we're all supposed to be thankful to MS just for doing its job? Who's the one making money? You? Me? In my humble opinion they are the ones who should be thankful to people for not moving to another platform and keep paying over and over againg just to get:

* A f*cked up first release (let's face it: every MS OS has had a "Second Edition", "OSR2", "SP2", etc)

* Terribly slow fixes and updates (but if you can wait 5 years for an OS supposed to be here way sooner I think that's not a problem)

* Low quality support (I have to deal with them everyday, they always say "Please refer to the PC's manufacturer" No way, you made the OS, not HP).

* WGA (Better keep my comments, I don't want get banned from... the solar system)

But, even suffering all that, people keeps trusting and, even worse, buying MS. That's just unbelievable.

PS: This is not a personal attack to ParaMouthBalls. No flaming here, just trying to understand how on earth MS has managed to be the #1.

PS2: I know that a Service Pack has nothing to do with a "Second Edition" or something like that. But Windows XP SP2 was huge (hey, they lost some binary compatibility, that means big changes), and XP original release was almost completely f*cked up.

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RE[2]: DAmn Thats a Shame
by ronaldst on Fri 27th Oct 2006 18:31 in reply to "RE: DAmn Thats a Shame"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

@merkoth

No flaming here, just trying to understand how on earth MS has managed to be the #1.

Everybody else either gave up (IBM) or like most repeatably made weird decisions that killed or weakened them (CBM, Apple, Acorn, etc...)

The IBM AS/400's first releases also were a mess. Unstable and the likes. Systems 36 were much better. But nowadays, it's the most solid servers out there. Just like today's Windows OS, XP is pretty rock solid. Vista will be even better. Maturity is important but takes time.

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RE[2]: DAmn Thats a Shame
by DrillSgt on Fri 27th Oct 2006 22:21 in reply to "RE: DAmn Thats a Shame"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"But, even suffering all that, people keeps trusting and, even worse, buying MS. That's just unbelievable."

Actually it is not. It is not Microsoft that keeps Microsoft in business. It is the software manufacturers such as Adobe and the like who only write software for Windows or Mac OS X, and yet others who only write software for Windows alone. Until we get those folks on board with writing software for other platforms such as Linux, Windows will remain.

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