Wednesday 25 July 2007

Vista = Disappointment

The first release of a Microsoft OS is ALWAYS crap, that's why people are waiting for the first service release. MS doesn't spend much on bug testing and lets us do it through trial and error. They don't call it a BETA because no-one would buy the damn thing!! The picture below is great too!

New numbers from web metrics firm Net Applications shows that Windows Vista’s rate of adoption is even worse than earlier believed. In fact Vista is still to reach a 5% market share, and June was the first month in Vista’s history to surpass the good old Windows 2000.

According to Net Applications’s report Windows Vista had a market share of just 4.52% at the end of June compared to only 0.18% in January, so it has been a growth. But if almost everyone is complaining about Vista, why are still people switching to Vista? Well the answer is simple, people are buying new PC’s and in most cases that PC comes pre-loaded with Windows Vista.

In an interview with Financial Times Deutschland, Acer president Gianfranco Lanci said:

The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista.

Despite the long wait between Windows XP and Vista, the latest operating system still lacks maturity. Stability is certainly a problem.

Users are voting with their feet, Lanci said, so that the Vista launch has had the smallest impact on PC sales of any version of Windows in the history of PC manufacturing. He added the situation didn't look likely to change in the next six months. And that a lot of people are still asking for XP to be loaded on their machines.

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