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[News] [Rival] Windows Vista = Beta, XP = 98SE, Linux Benefits

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Vista = Beta, XP = 98SE, Linux Benefits
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:24:49 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Microsoft’s painful blister: Windows Vista

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| Just days away from Microsoft’s first year anniversary of Vista Business RTM 
| on Nov 30, the last year has felt like Vista has been in a perpetual beta, 
| just like all those Web 2.0 sites.   


Windows XP: The New Windows 98SE

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| hether we like it or not, Microsoft is going to continue to be just fine. No 
| thanks to Vista mind you, rather because of what I call the 'New Coke 
| Syndrome.' When it comes to offering a new version of your OS, offer one that 
| is so Beta, so poorly thought through that people are ecstatic about the 
| previous release.    


A Marketing Campaign For GNU/Linux called "Vista"



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| 'Maybe "mean" is the wrong word to use for Microsoft. "Ruthless" is good. The 
| company is built in the image of Bill Gates and Bill is a guy who gets 
| caught-up in the game of business and doesn't typically see its personal 
| cost. To use what might seem to be an obscure example, just look at all the 
| various partnerships and industry consortia that Microsoft has announced 
| through the years that never produced a product or even a usable 
| specification. There have been literally dozens of these operations that are 
| intended solely to freeze the competition until Microsoft can figure what the 
|                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| heck it actually wants to do. To Microsoft its a PR exercise that helps them 
| compete but to customers it is just a damned lie. That's ruthless. There are 
|             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| plenty of other examples I can give but you get the point. I represent the 
| concerns of users, not vendors, and Microsoft doesn't really care about 
| users.'            


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| From nathanm Mon Oct 01 11:42:05 1990
| To: billg; bradsi;
| Subject: SPARC, MIPS & Compaq
| DateL Tue Oct 02, 22:57:14 1990
| [...]
| The purpose of announcing early like this is to freeze the market at the 
|                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| OEM and ISV level. In this respect it is JUST like the original Windows 
| announcement ..
| One might worry that this will help Sun because we will just have 
|                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| vaporware, that people will stop buying 486 machines, that we will have 
| ^^^^^^^^^
| endorsed RISC but not delivered .. So, Scott, do you really think you 
| can fight that avalanche?


Imaginary Innovations

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| Microsoft, Intel and Motorola were especially vocal in promoting
| alliances with media brands that, a year later, have fizzled or
| haven't come to fruition at all.
| Last year, Microsoft pumped up the crowds about its URGE music
| service, which it created in conjunction with Viacom's MTV. But
| while MTV is just now beginning to promote the service, Microsoft
| seems to have moved on in favor of the Zune Marketplace and the
| potential of satellite TV on Media Center PCs and Xbox 360s.


What Longhorn was supposed to be:


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