Linked by RavinRay on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista has been dragged through the IT industry mud for most of its life, in some cases for good reason. But Microsoft's OEM chief believes that Windows 7's success will help repair the damage to Vista's reputation and polish its legacy. Windows 7 and Windows Vista share much of the same code, and over time, this could cause Windows Vista bashers to soften their views, said Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of the OEM division at Microsoft. 'I think people will look back on Vista after the Windows 7 release and realize that there were actually a bunch of good things there,' Guggenheimer said in a recent interview. 'So it'll actually be interesting to see in two years what the perception is of Vista.'"
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Making Vista look better....
by cjcox on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 20:34 UTC
cjcox
Member since:
2006-12-21

Of course they could always make Windows 7 stink so bad that we'd all appreciate the Vista we have.

Just a thought ;)

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RE: Making Vista look better....
by REM2000 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 08:10 in reply to "Making Vista look better...."
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

they already did that with Vista, it made XP look like the second coming of OS's ;)

I agree with other posters in that Vista perception will never change, Microsoft has to accept the fact that Vista will be considered the Windows Me of this decade.

It wasn't all bad PR, Vista before SP1 is slow and has an incredible amount of bugs for an RTM OS.

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Yeah I thought that was what he meant by saying: "I think people will look back on Vista after the Windows 7 release and realize that there were actually a bunch of good things there."

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