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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Knew Vista Was Rubbish Well Before Release

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____/ George Barca on Friday 23 January 2009 17:46 : \____

> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 04:58:50 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>>Microsoft Group Suggested Dropping 'Vista' From Home Basic
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>>| A group within  Microsoft Corp.  recommended in 2005 that the lowest-priced
>>| version of  Windows Vista be released without the "Vista" name because of
>>| concerns over "user product expectations," according to documents unsealed
>>| by a federal court Wednesday.
>>| The disclosure was made in a filing by the plaintiffs in a class-action
>>| lawsuit that claims Microsoft misled consumers with its "Vista Capable"
>>| marketing program in the months leading up to the January 2007 release of
>>| the operating system.
> I don't see how they couldn't know. Microsoft for whatever they
> are or pretend to be are not fools. They know exactly what they
> are releasing, for the most part. The beta testing for Vista was
> huge in number so the bug reports should have been streaming into
> Microsoft central. The only thing I can wonder is maybe, just
> maybe, the off shoring of coding and so forth has made things
> even worse as far as quality is concerned for Microsoft. I have
> no idea but it's a thought and not meant to let them off the hook
> at all though. Either way they are responsible. My complaint with
> Microsoft is that they knew and yet they still tried to steam
> roll Vista, a defective product, into the market and even after
> it was blasted by users and the media they still claimed the
> problems were not real. To me that is the highest form of
> arrogance. They are now paying for it in the form of a damaged
> reputation.

They were greedy. They thought that if they release ("build") it, they ("it")
will come[tm].

OEMs are now a lot more reluctant to just put Windows on every machine. Every
major OEM gives the option of preinstalled GNU/Linux.

Microsoft blew it and it knows it. Microsoft has just blown thousands of
employees and they know it. They know it well.

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