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 lemur2 on Fri 18th Apr 2008 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: meh"
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Okey, repeat after me

"Vista is not linux, vista is not linux, vista is not linux".

95% of the computer market are aware of Linux existence, we know it is said to be every users wet dream.

Now I'm not dreaming about it despite knowing of it's existence... so can we stay on the topic of what Ballmer is talking about instead? Especially as Linux is just like Vista "work in progress"....

Big question is rather, isn't consumer marketing laws saying something about false marketing?


Here is what Ballmer apparently did say about Vista:
"We had some things that we can't just set the dial back, but I think people wish we could. Vista is bigger than XP. It's going to stay bigger than XP. We have to make sure it doesn't get bigger still, and that the performance and that the battery life and that the compatibility, we're driving on the things that we need to drive hard to improve."

OK Steve we get it. It is big, and you have to be careful not to make it bigger.

Steve, what you have utterly failed to explain is this ... why is it big? It doesn't (apparently, to the user anyway) actually DO anything much that XP didn't also do faster at a fraction of the size of Vista.

OK ... so can we now focus on that?

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