Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jun 2008 08:39 UTC
Windows Microsoft is hard at work trying to battle the public and businesses' perception about Windows Vista. They already published a whitepaper named "Five Misunderstood Features in Windows Vista", detailing some of what they believe are misunderstandings. Now, they also published a document wit five reasons to deploy Windows Vista - and why you shouldn't wait for Windows 7.
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by CapEnt on Thu 5th Jun 2008 10:54 UTC
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

A good product speaks by itself. When a company insist to release whitepapers all the time trying to convince customers why they product are in fact good, it's because something is truly wrong with it.

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RE: Something failed
by BluenoseJake on Thu 5th Jun 2008 11:15 in reply to "Something failed"
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2005-08-11

A good product speaks by itself. When a company insist to release whitepapers all the time trying to convince customers why they product are in fact good, it's because something is truly wrong with it.



Or there is something that is "perceived" to be wrong with it, like Linux is to technical compared to Windows.

The biggest problem with Vista, is that people don't like change, and in some ways (UAC for example) Vista is a huge change over XP. Change scares people.

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by Temcat on Thu 5th Jun 2008 11:50 in reply to "RE: Something failed"
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2005-10-18

People don't like change for the worse. Like taking more resources without giving me any tangible advantages. Or un-streamlining network connection UI. Or making my browser (IE and Firefox) UI hang for several seconds on the initial attempt to connect to a site. And this is with current updates on a new and capable hardware (Samsung Q70 laptop) with all so called "eye candy" turned off. Security improvements? Come on, I haven't had any security problems with XP SP2/3.

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by Moredhas on Thu 5th Jun 2008 11:51 in reply to "RE: Something failed"
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2008-04-10

True, people don't like change, but it has to be more than that. Sure, there are a lot of people staying with Windows XP, rather than going to Vista. If I weren't a Linux user, I'd still be using XP, too. On the other hand, there are also a lot of businesses switching to OS X or Linux, or trying them out in smaller sections of their network to see how they go. If it were all about not liking change, then people and entire companies wouldn't be moving to a totally alien platform, rather than the at least minimal familiarity of Vista.

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RE: Something failed
by BluenoseJake on Thu 5th Jun 2008 11:17 in reply to "Something failed"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

A good product speaks by itself. When a company insist to release whitepapers all the time trying to convince customers why they product are in fact good, it's because something is truly wrong with it.



Or there is something that is "perceived" to be wrong with it, like Linux is to technical compared to Windows.

The biggest problem with Vista, is that people don't like change, and in some ways (UAC for example) Vista is a huge change over XP. Change scares people.

****I have no idea why that posted twice****

Edited 2008-06-05 11:18 UTC

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RE: Something failed
by Soulbender on Thu 5th Jun 2008 15:05 in reply to "Something failed"
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2005-08-18

A good product speaks by itself.


And that's why you're not in sales or marketing.

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