Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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Which Vista is right for you?
by troy.w.banther on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:32 UTC
troy.w.banther
Member since:
2008-06-28

The pricing 'shell' game Microsoft played was what killed Vista.

Vista Editions:

Home Basic
Home Premium
Business
Enterprise
Ultimate

Retail Prices:

$199
$239
$299
License only
$399

Upgrade Prices:

$99
$159
$199
License only
$259

The thinking at the top of Microsoft, mostly billionaires, please correct me if I am incorrect about that, did not believe people would shun Vista.

Consumers and PC retailers did not flock to Vista like it 3.1 users did for 95 or 2000 users to XP. They did a simple calculation and rejected the product that was rushed to market.

Maybe Microsoft hasn't changed but consumers have?

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