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Thursday, October 04, 2007

The View From Here Is... Grisly?

Joe Wilcox on MSFT Vista, speaking of big software the world is leaving behind...

The results, while arguably anecdotal, are grisly...

"Everyone—every single person—that I put on Vista has switched back to XP," he said. "It's too complicated."

From an administrator's perspective, my VAR buddy likes some Vista deployment tools, but he viciously complained about poor driver support, networking changes and end user complaints about UAC (User Account Control) and Internet Explorer 7 security popups.

In this ringing Vista endorsement, one Microsoft Watch commenter claimed: "I'm an IT consultant and I'm proud to announce I've formatted 450 Windows Vista machines back to Windows XP to date. I have also prevented at least 1,000 Windows Vista sales."

...the relevance of Windows is in decline. Microsoft's desktop operating system is rapidly becoming a commodity.

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