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[News] The Story Behind Vista in a Nutshell

Latest Vista Conspiracy Theory

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| It seems that after five years of trying, Microsoft had to finally
| concede that it couldn't really get the new operating system working
| correctly. So as a last ditch effort to meet its self-imposed deadline,
| it opted to dress up Windows XP to make it look like something new.
| Microsoft first went to Window Blinds and had a new look built on
| transparent windows to match what Apple has been using for years. It
| then sat down and moved everything around so that anyone using a
| previous version of Windows wouldn?t be able to find anything. Next
| it added some new Vista splash screens to the mix with a new version
| number, upgraded Internet Explorer to version 7, changed the splash
| screen of Outlook Express to Windows Mail, and tossed in a copy of
| Windows Defender for free.


Related (just a few among the many stories backing the above):


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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten as the Company 'scrambles' to fix
| internal problems a Microsoft insider has confirmed to SHN... Microsoft has
| also admitted that it has major problems in it's Windows division and has
| has immediately initiated a total restructure of the division..."


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| Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive, walked
| into Bill Gates's office here one day in July last year to deliver a
| bombshell about the next generation of Microsoft Windows.
| 'It's not going to work,' Mr. Allchin says he told the Microsoft
| chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so complex its writers
| would never be able to make it run properly.
| The news got even worse: Longhorn was irredeemable because
| Microsoft engineers were building it just as they had always built
| software. Throughout its history, Microsoft had let thousands of
| programmers each produce their own piece of computer code, then
| stitched it together into one sprawling program. Now, Mr. Allchin
| argued, the jig was up. Microsoft needed to start over.

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