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The Vista backlash gathers momentum

September 28, 2007

Vista busy cursor Back in June I predicted a user backlash against Vista. That prediction is being borne out, with ever more strident criticism from well-regarded sources.

In July the president of Acer voiced his concerns to the Financial Times Deutschland.

Now we have Don Reisinger on CNet, no less, calling for Vista to be scrapped!

From Don’s blogpost:

Never before have I seen such an abysmal start to an operating system release. For almost a year, people have been adopting Vista and becoming incensed by how poorly it operates. Not only does it cost too much, it requires more to run than XP, there is still poor driver support, and that draconian licensing scheme is a by-product of Microsoft picking on the wrong people.

The road ahead looks dangerous for Vista and Microsoft must realize that. With Mac OS X hot on its tail, Vista is simply not capable of competing at an OS level with some of the best software around. If Microsoft continues down this path, it will be Vista that will bring the software giant to its knees–not Bill Gates’ departure.

Well I really don’t see Vista getting dropped by Microsoft. That would be even more damaging to their credibility than keeping it. But Vista is clearly not going to go down in history as Redmond’s finest achievement.

Just to emphasise the point here is another post on similar lines from Torontomatic – Is Microsoft Vista on life support?

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One comment

  1. Oh, and there’s a great response to Don Reisinger’s blast at Vista on the fake Paul Thurrott website.

    I’m sure even the real Paul Thurrott will have a laugh.



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