Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE: my take
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:54 UTC in reply to "my take"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

"in short this artical is FUD, sure Vista is not perfect no OS is. and XP when it first came out also
went thru some bumy times before it got really stable. which it achived with SP2, was was years after it was released."

True. But I have to wonder, why should Microsoft be allowed to release practically every new 'major' version of their operating systems with such insecurities and bugs and that general feeling of "this was rushed to market?" Why do people always bring up the past OSes as some excuse that Microsoft can't get it right for whatever reason on the first release, and give them the benefit of the doubt saying that it'll be better later? Sure, it seems to be true for the most part--but is Microsoft really so pathetic, with all their power in the market and money, that they truly can't release a good product in the first place?

I've personally got sick of the cycle myself, and am in awe with the quality and innovation of the many other operating systems out there. I think a typical case of IE Blues is going on in the entire Windows world... maybe a swift kick in the nuts from its competitors in terms of market share will do the trick. Hopefully as more OEMs start selling Linux-based PCs, they really start eating up Microsoft's share of the market... that's the only real way I can see to find out any time soon. Unless Macs start coming out of nowhere and tearing Microsoft up.

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