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Microsoft stakes all on new Windows
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| Microsoft is releasing a new version of its Windows
| software that experts say could be make or break for
| the computer giant.
Windows 7 to salvage Vista "train wreck"
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| "It's a big deal for Microsoft," analyst Rob Enderle
| of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said of the
| Windows 7 launch. "Windows Vista was a train wreck."
| "Microsoft is still a packaged software company,"
| Enderle said. "If people don't buy their updated
| packages, they feel it."
| "The fact that Microsoft is trying new things is
| actually pretty unique," Enderle said. "They are
| going to try to show that Microsoft and innovative
| marketing is not an oxymoron."
From: Rob Enderle [mailto:renderle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 11:06 PM
CC: Lisa Worthington (Waggener Edstrom)
Subject: RE: glass vs. non-glass
Well this is what happens when you set expectation high then pull features out.
Few people know that Jaguar should have been Panther as a result Apple was
praised for Jaguar and Panther while Microsoft is already being lambasted for
I get to do a lot of columns these days, could guarantee each of these titles
not only would get published they would make the front page or pull amazing
One thing has changed since '85 we have blogs now.
The press was taken through the product and every time a feature is dropped the
calls come in with the take that Vista is just smoke and mirrors now, I can
turn some of these but there are limitations to what I can do.
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