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Why Microsoft Already Knows That Vista 7 Will Fail

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 7, Windows at 5:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Proceeding to vapourware after the vapourware

Vista 7

Summary: Microsoft already discusses another piece of vapourware

A VERY recent survey showed that enterprises will not adopt Vista 7, which DaemonFC compares to a Service Pack of Vista (there are more serious technical barriers). Pro-Microsoft writers like Gavin Clarke and Mary Jo Foley are already promoting the next vapourware, which they call “Windows 8″ and it is a positive sign because, to borrow Microsoft’s very own words:

“In the face of strong competition, Evangelism’s focus may shift immediately to the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

Microsoft is moving on to advocating future vapourware before the existing vapourware is even released. This means that things must be very depressing for Windows engineers. Bribes might not be enough, not even when analysts are involved.

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  1. David Gerard said,

    April 22, 2009 at 7:46 am


    Links to promoting Windows 8?

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Why help the cause?

    BW Reply:

    ZDNet and The Register ran Windows 8 articles yesterday based largely on job recruitment postings at MS, which themselves came off as thinly-veiled evangelism. These articles aren’t very hard to find on Google…

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    It might as well be added that Gavin Clarke and Mary Jo Foley now do a podcast together (about Microsoft, obviously).

  2. David Gerard said,

    April 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm


    Oh, good Lord. I just did a Google News search on Windows 8. Here’s 7 getting the best press they’ve had in years – and even I, noted Microsoft disliker and target of astroturfers, think Windows 7 is actually a pretty good shot, very nice to use and wouldn’t be a disaster on business desktops – and they’re already throwing it over the side?

    The Register article is particularly hilarious. Windows 8 will have $DATABASE_FILESYSTEM!

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    They should get a standard filesystem working first.

    Our review of it suggests that there are data loss bugs in Vista 7.

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