Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Making people like Vista?

Microsoft Vista has been quite a PR disaster. So many people have had what they consider a "bad experience" with it that word of mouth has spread that line out. The general assumption is that Vista sucks.

In my personal opinion that is totally true. It's eyecandy is pathetically behind OSX wehich is also way behind Compiz under Linux from what I can see for a start, but I digress.

Microsoft, realising it has a mountain to climb, has decided to run a little confidence trick on users. It has been showing them a new OS code-named Mojave which is actually Vista, and guaging their reactions to it after they said they believed Vista was rubbish. They have yet to release the formal results of thier con-trick.

9 comments:

Stu said...

Real Dan Lyons (formerly Fake Steve Jobs) had a post on this the other day. He suggested a "new slogan for Vista: 'Works great in a focus group demo room when installed and operated by Microsoft employees in a controlled hardware environment.'"

The problem with Linux is too much choice, and not enough 'out of the box'. It's always going to be technically ahead of the curve, but behind in terms of usability, and 'grandma-friendliness'.

The problem with Vista is Microsoft.

Mitch said...

when my Pc goes to the internet in the sky microsoft can kiss my hard drive I`m avin a Mac.
I`ve now taken vista off 4 laptops and put XP on for various friends and family.

Boyce said...

All the complaints are the same as when XP was released.

Anonymous said...

luddites :-)

Pete said...

I bought a new laptop recently. Having heard all the tales of woe about Vista I had imaged my XP hard disk ready to drop it onto the new machine. I found, much to my surprise that Vista is excellent - fast and, believe it or not, runs really ancient programs (such as Appleworks for PC) much faster than XP. I would recommend it.

Mind you I do have 3 Gigs of RAM...

dreamingspire said...

A friend who retired recently after many years as an excellent electronics engineer had not really got into using PCs, but decided to have a go. Until he got to Vista he was having a bad time. Vista freed his mind.

Scoundrel said...

Windows 7 (formerly known as Blackcomb and Vienna) is the working name for the next major version of Microsoft Windows as the successor to Windows Vista. It is due to be released in 2010, just 3 years after Vista. This speaks volumes...

http://windows7news.com/

Anonymous said...

I was going to say something about Vista but can't think of anything good about it ,I'll just get my coat

Norfolk Blogger said...

I have Vista and love it. It has never crashed on me (I run on 2GB RAM), is much easier to do masi cthings on (like dealing with attachments, but actually almost everything is better than XP).

P.S. Why do you still have the word verifiaction if you have comments moderation in place ? it seems to me to be a layer of security that is not needed. I have comments moderation on and no word verification and I get very very little spam.