Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Aug 2009 10:26 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Technologizer has an interesting article about why Windows Vista failed, and it provides 16 reasons why this is the case. A few of those reasons reveal a certain lack of understanding, but a more pressing issue is that while listing these reasons individually is interesting, Vista's failure in the marketplace can be explained in a much more compact fashion.
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Could Microsoft have been working on longhorn and then delivered vista as a test before the actual release of longhorn happened. I think they may have. I use vista and its stood by me through some really bad times, raid broke, page file drive lost, disk instability, overheating cards, etc. I think i like vista because it grew on me. But can it be so that win 7 was the actual longhorn. Hmm!

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But can it be so that win 7 was the actual longhorn. Hmm!

Does Windows 7 have WinFS or the other major dropped Longhorn features? No. There is your answer. Vista was the alpha. Windows 7 is the beta. We'll have another release (Windows 8?) in which the currently included features are actually baked. And you'll possibly get another chance at Longhorn after that.

Patience, Grasshopper...

Edited 2009-08-12 05:13 UTC

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