Gartner: Vista Still Not 'Done' - Yahoo! News

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Theo, Jan 7, 2007.

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    Theo Guest

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    Dan G Russ Guest

    First off, I am a Microsoft fan. I like Vista a lot. But I can't see what
    took so long to get it to market? I don't see 5 years of difference between
    Vista and XP. XP, to me, was and is, a great OS.

    I will continue to use Vista and will use the next OS after Vista but I
    don't see that Vista is that great (in comparison). I remember when first
    installing XP and after using it a bit, I said 'this is OK.' I really
    haven't thought that about Vista. Maybe it's hard to improve when you've got
    it right already.
    Dan G Russ, Jan 7, 2007
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    The true test of Vista will be once it has broad market penetration. Then we
    will see how effective the security features are. Security is the big
    difference between XP and Vista. Aero and the Windows Presentation
    Foundation may also make a difference if WPF is adopted by developers. WPF
    will run on XP but it's much better when combined with Aero. Note that Aero
    doesn't necessarily mean Glass. With Aero and WPF programmers will be able
    to create some truly amazing program interfaces. If it will come to be only
    time will tell.
    Kerry Brown, Jan 7, 2007
  4. XP SP2 was a serious detour, for one thing.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 7, 2007
  5. I think this is a stupid report - when was anything ever a finished product
    in the IT business at the time of release???

    And of course we would expect an update service to deliver updates!!!

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Jan 7, 2007
  6. Like me, Russ, i can only assume that Vista doesn't give you the WOW factor!

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    Roscoe Guest

    Agreed. Five years and this is all they got? I like Vista OK and will use
    it too. A little underwhelming though.
    Roscoe, Jan 7, 2007
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    David Hearn Guest

    And in Aug 2004 development was pretty much restarted, but using the
    Sever 2003 base, rather than XP base. That wasted a lot of time in many
    ways (although I guess lessons were learnt from the first attempt, and
    not a completely waste).

    David Hearn, Jan 8, 2007
  9. All too funny.. MS release IE7, quite different in look, better security,
    tabs etc, and all most want is their old IE6 back with the added security of

    Vista is released with more than a few major improvements, but because the
    desktop is similar, people can't see an immediate difference and complain
    about the waiting time and start whining with 'what's the point"..

    Office 2007 has major visual changes, all for the better it has to be said,
    and now people complain that they will never get used to the new format, and
    that the typing pool will probably take strike action because of it..

    Less notice should be taken of reporting services, most if not all of whom
    have a tendency to hunt with the hounds and run with the fox..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Jan 8, 2007
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    Brian, Jan 9, 2007
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