“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.'”