“On January 30th Microsoft releases to consumers the newest version of its operating system, called Windows Vista. Although the company said on January 17th that it would make Vista available for sale and download online, most people will buy the upgrade in old-fashioned boxes, just as they did back in 1995. But this time, despite plenty of razzmatazz, few customers will be queuing up to buy a copy.”
Peaks, Valleys, and Vistas
Submitted by Sphinx 2007-01-19 Windows 7 Comments
When can we expect those people complaining about too many Vista articles?
What’s that? It’s OK when they’re all negative? Oh, ok
Interesting article, since it mentions most of the difficulties Microsoft is currently facing. The problem is that MS isn’t the only one: The market is changing and every company is being forced to change the way they make money. That’s precisely why MS is opening to a wider market, selling not only Windows and Office but also gaming consoles (with Live Arcade subscriptions), media players like the Zune and services like OneCare. I repeat, just like the rest.
Web services and open source / free software are changing the way all computers-related companies make money, Microsoft is just acting in consequence of that changes. Apple dropped the “Computer” remember?
As I said, interesting but this facts are well known and they affect more than MS only.