It seems coincidental that Windows 7 sales on Amazon are alleged to have beaten that of the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows AND Steve Ballmer CEO has, in my opinion, more than a passing resemblance to Voldemort from the Harry Potter films.
Putting that aside is it really celebration time at Microsoft or more importantly for its customers? Keep in mind that Microsoft (Bill Veghte) is reported as saying:
The problem for Microsoft wasn’t that products like Vista were bad, It’s that the company wasn’t telling its story well enough
Of course, silly me! There was me thinking the internet was awash with problems and complaints from its users (myself included) and all the time the only thing wrong was Microsoft wasn’t telling its story well enough…..I don’t know about anyone else but I’m convinced.
Back in the real world…..
Makes you wonder if Microsoft will ever apologise for the Vista fiasco (and maybe also justify the need to upgrade XP to 7) Sure in comparison to Vista, 7 is a great upgrade, but what then of the people that either wanted to (or indeed want to) go back to XP. Wheres the upgrade benefits for them?
Whilst IMO the gaming platform on the PC is starting to die (in favor of a console solution) gamers still seem (IMO) to want XP for Windows gaming in order that they get every ounce of CPU power out of their machines. Don’t think so? Check the gaming performance stats for XP and 7.
Windows 7 beats Harry Potter? I would hope so, when you look at how many potential customers there are for an OS compared to a book which will interest only some people, its too right that Windows 7 would beat it. To suggest that this is some sort of sign of Windows 7 greatness is not only silly but in my opinion dishonest.
Still doesn’t answer the question though that why should a Vista user pay again simply to get the software they expected in the first place. Why does Microsoft seem to continue to refuse to accept any blame for Vista and more importantly why should anyone pay Microsoft again for another upgrade.
The answer of course is bound to come in a wordy, meaningless reply that seeks to confuse more than inform. Of course thats the remit of the MS faithful and the tactic they have relied on for years IMO.
Microsoft in party mode at the moment? Doesn’t really matter, I tend to think the functionality of software is more important than any glitz that a company wants to dress its recent release up in. Maybe thats where Vista went wrong?
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Goblin – firstname.lastname@example.org