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Windows 7: Why Vista No Longer Matters

27 Oct 2008   #1
NormCameron

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Why Vista No Longer Matters

Windows 7 is the future, According to Joe Wilcox at Microsoft Watch, anyway. The blog has posted a laundry list of facts that it says proves Vista has already become irrelevant, long before Windows 7 hits store shelves.

Among the reasons, Joe mentions the conspicuous lack of Vista sessions at the Professional Developer conference, and the recent lack of advertisements for the OS. He also talks about how reticent Microsoft has been recently regarding Vista license sales numbers and weak client income figures as indicative of diminishing Vista performance.

The post also references the growing popularity of Vista-deficient netbooks as a factor in Microsoft’s desire to give Vista a “quick death.”

Wilcox concludes that “Vista deserved better market reception than it got,” but that a number of small(ish) flaws, like its glacial startup times, have given it a bad image that it simply hasn’t been able to shake.

The article makes a pretty compelling case for Vista being headed for an early death. Check it out and let us know whether you agree after the jump.

"A few days earlier, Steve boasted: "Vista is our best-selling product ever. So, if that takes too much getting over—we're not going to have products that are much more successful than Vista has been. We sold over 180 million copies in the first 18 months, quite successful." Really?

But who's buying this "best-selling" product ever? "We have 180 million users, mostly on the consumer market," Steve said in an Oct. 2 speech. Oh? According to Gartner analysts Neil MacDonald and David Smith, only about 10 percent of enterprises have adopted Windows Vista. That's not a high number, particularly in context of the approximately six years between Windows XP and Vista.

It's not surprising then that PDC attendees will hear whole lots about Windows 7 this week and very little about its predecessor. Windows 7 banners are plentiful enough, as are the sessions: Out of 194, 22 are dedicated to Seven and none to Windows Vista. It has leprosy, baby, and nobody wants to catch it. I Googled "PDC 2008," and one of the pages—not now available—is "Unveiling Windows 7 to the World."

Vista is headed to as quick a death as Microsoft can give it. Someday soon, some gun-toting Microsoft executive will lead Vista out back and "Pop!" Netbook buying trends and the sagging economy give Microsoft more reasons to want to off Vista as soon as humanly possible. The signs are everywhere: "

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27 Oct 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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No comment ... ../sadness!














Later Ted
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28 Oct 2008   #3
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

0 comment here. Jeesh.
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28 Oct 2008   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Joe allow us to feel sadness at the slow passing and then joy for the rebirth....
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28 Oct 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Bring on 7.....














Later Ted
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28 Oct 2008   #6
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

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29 Oct 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Poor Vista!...



@Norm I just clicked the coffin; cool.










Later Ted
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29 Oct 2008   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm getting that sinking feeling that I've been supporting a dud all along... not a WinME like dud, more of a MS dirty little not-so secret

At least we'll feel more at home with 7 than or XP hold-out counterparts
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29 Oct 2008   #9
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I am looking forward to W7, but I'll miss Vista. I LIKE Vista and I'll fight anybody who say's it isn't a good OS. Vista is like my kids, sometimes I could throttle them, but I wouldn't change them and I will defend them no matter what.

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26 Jan 2009   #10
KrAzE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
I am looking forward to W7, but I'll miss Vista. I LIKE Vista and I'll fight anybody who say's it isn't a good OS. Vista is like my kids, sometimes I could throttle them, but I wouldn't change them and I will defend them no matter what.

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