With all the hype and questions over the costs for Vista, plus the interesting speed comparisons in PCA, not to mention the time taken for its release, do we really need to bother with it given the `proposed` release of Vienna in 2009?
I am beginning to wonder if Microsoft are shooting themselves in the foot on many counts. Apparently schools are pretty cool on Vista (and Works 2007), could this be true of industry and businesses?
Could it be that Vienna turns out to be another Vista in terms of lead times, cost and changes made?
I think Vienna will probably not make its estimated release date for two reasons. One its too short a time, Vista slipped and so probably will Vienna and the second reason is Vista, if they did release another updated operating system is such a short time I think they would be definately be shooting themselves in the foot. Microsoft are not fools, they make lots of money and I'm sure that they will delay Vienna as in 2 years time most people will be just about used to Vista and will not want to upgrade again so soon. I could be wrong of course, only time will tell.
I am having a great deal of difficulty understanding the marketing logic of this decision by Microsoft, there is a game plan obviously, but it defeats me and it would on the face beat present day marketing strategies, to announce a replacement days after a new product launch is somewhat bizarre, it does appear to be a very dangerous game, some might say, crazy, it certainly will effect possible present day sales of Vista with perhaps countless thousands deciding to bypass Vista completely, I am mystified to read this at this point in time
wee eddie haven't heard that before. They propose renting the software, another way of ripping people off I think. You could if you couldn't afford the newest version of Office as an example buy an older version at a much reduced price. It appears from what you say they intend to stop that if they can. So if you need to use Office you'll have to pay and keep on paying. Brilliant.