Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Apr 2008 11:38 UTC
Windows When Vista was released, and the first reviews started to trickle in, it became apparent that Vista was a massive release - not only in terms of money spent on it by Microsoft and the amount of promotion, but also the operating system itself. It was huge, and it felt as such too. Despite what many have been saying the past year, Vista is, in fact, much more than just XP with a new theme. Basically every framework and feature has been rewritten, lots of new ones have been added, and, according to some, the process of modularisation has started with Vista (and Server 2008). It may come as no surprise that all these changes resulted in a whole boatload of bugs and breakage, which led many people to conclude that Vista was simply not as "done" as it should have been when released. Steve Ballmer confirmed these sentiments in a speech at Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals conference in Seattle.
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RE[3]: meh
by Alleister on Fri 18th Apr 2008 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: meh"
Alleister
Member since:
2006-05-29

Vista is more a case of false development then false marketing. Do you think they had a choice? I doubt people would have been more happy to get Vista forced down their throat with their next computer if even Microsoft had been saying what Ballmer did say now.

Rewriting every feature from scrap that you already had means that they either were badly implemented or they were implemented in a way that they couldn't be integrated with other changes done to Windows.

Either way it has "amateurish" written all over it and it explains the lack of new features in Vista. I think the problem was that Microsofts development model just didn't work anymore for a project this big.

I don't want my OS rewritten all 6 Years, i want it upgraded in reasonable time in a reasonable way which means, Vista isn't for me and i have run out of patience for MS... i expect my Mac to arrive tomorrow, then it is good bye Windows.

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RE[4]: meh
by mind!dagger on Fri 18th Apr 2008 14:06 in reply to "RE[3]: meh"
mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

I, personally, went Microsilly free in October of 2003 and have never returned.

Yes, I still repair old and ancient XP and newer Vista machines. Debian 4 Linux and OS X 10.5.2 work for me.

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RE[5]: meh
by jptros on Fri 18th Apr 2008 15:10 in reply to "RE[4]: meh"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Here's your cookie

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