Here's an interesting take on Vista as a failure (not in sales terms - there it will succeed in spite of itself). No - in experience terms, for people who are moving from XP:
Not since Windows Me or Mac OS X 10.0 have I observed a more troubled consumer operating system. This is a difficult post to write, because I really don't want to beat on Microsoft about Vista yet again. But yesterday's continuation of the Windows Vista Capable lawsuit and several conversations I had today are reasons to look at what Microsoft got wrong and why the company should make things right.
Simply put: Windows Vista is a train wreck, but it didn't have to be. Unfortunately, my "Wow" moment: Accepting Windows Vista for what it is. Vista will succeed in the marketplace because of the huge infrastructure built up around the operating system. But that doesn't mean most people will like using Vista, or even ask for it.
And to all the people who think MS has nothing to fear from OS X, or Linux - those might not even be the threats. Recall that GM was sure that nothing was coming at them, either.
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