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[News] [Rival] Microsoft CEO Says the Truth About Vista 3 Years Late

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft CEO Says the Truth About Vista 3 Years Late
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 09:11:44 +0100
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"[W]e're not going to have products that are much more successful than Vista has been."

                        --Steve Ballmer, 2008

Ballmer: Microsoft wasted time on Vista

,----[ Quote ]
| In a chat with fellow CEOs at Microsoft's 
| 14th annual CEO Summit, Microsoft boss  
| Steve Ballmer came close to admitting 
| Vista was a dog.


Ballmer: We Wasted Too Many Years on Vista

,----[ Quote ]
| During the speech, Ballmer took an 
| honest-yet-surprising turn and admitted 
| that Microsoft fell short with Windows 
| Vista. "We tried too big a task and in 
| the process wound up losing thousands of 
| man hours of innovation," Ballmer said. 
| He added that Microsoft spent too many 
| years building the Windows Vista 
| operating system, but then paused to 
| question about the appropriate time frame 
| for research and development.


Monty Ballmer â The Life of Vista

,----[ Quote ]
| Remember the comments we highlighted here 
| in regards to Vista from the Microsoft 
| faithful at the time?  Complete denial of 
| any problems and in fact we highlighted 
| many comments such as âVista is lovedâ or 
| it being a âgift to the worldââI ask any 
| Windows user here to think back to that 
| time (and Im emailed by Windows users so 
| I know they read this) and say, if MS 
| Faithful were praising the Vista product 
| then and now Ballmer admits this, what 
| worth can you put into the voice of any 
| Microsoft Advocate? â Iâll let you decide 
| and Microsoftâs catalogue is eaten away 
| by the plethora of alternatives.


Vista 7 is the same.


Microsoft to Patch Unhackable Windows 7 Bug

,----[ Quote ]
| Later today, Microsoft will play it safe by
| patching a Windows 7 bug that it says can't
| be exploited.
| Of the 11 security bulletins that will be
| released in a few hours, "Bulletin 7" will
| address one or more vulnerabilities in
| Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server
| 2003.


Intel hits migration delays with Windows 7

,----[ Quote ]
| Intel faces challenges in migrating from
| Windows XP to Windows 7, including
| application incompatibility and system
| readiness, the company said.
| Intel worked with Microsoft to develop
| Windows 7 into a stable operating system, but
| there is still a lot of heavy lifting
| involved before migrating PCs to the new OS
| inside Intel's environment, wrote Intel staff
| engineer Roy Ubry in a blog entry. Challenges
| include issues related to backward
| application compatibility, web browser
| support, 64-bit computing and privacy
| controls.


Intel: Just 3,000 employees run Windows 7

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| Despite the firm's rapid turnaround of PCs and its very public
| partnership with Microsoft, Bryant said that so far it had
| shifted just 3,000 of its 80,000 plus employees onto Windows 7.

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