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01.29.10

Microsoft is Lying About Vista 7 Sales, Bloat

Posted in Deception, Finance, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 10:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft lies

Summary: Microsoft generates hype in very dishonest ways and Vista 7 is shown to be buggy and disliked by some

WE already know that Vista 7 is about as heavy as its predecessor and our reader Ryan, a former Microsoft MVP, insists that Vista 7 is more buggy than Vista (which is why he prefers Vista). Microsoft runs a campaign of disinformation for Vista 7, just as it did for Vista back in 2007. The latest round of disinformation revolves around the financial results, which seem like another case of book-cooking [1, 2] (Microsoft's CFO quit the company at the end of last year). We will provide more details on that at a later stage, but in the mean time, here are our long discussions about it (just yesterday in IRC, but this carries on today). To quote just a fragment of the points being raised:

DaemonFC a negative quarter disguised to look like their best one since the launch of XP is what they did Jan 29 00:27
DaemonFC by delaying pre-sale income Jan 29 00:28
Chips_B_Malroy its all in the math, the preception, the PR, the spin, the lies of marketing of M$ Jan 29 00:28
DaemonFC they borrowed heavily from their third quarter to bolster their fourth quarter Jan 29 00:28
DaemonFC on paper Jan 29 00:28
Chips_B_Malroy DaemonFC, yes, but I give them a small bounce out of Seven.  Give the devil his due Jan 29 00:29
DaemonFC It’s like if I borrowed $300 from myself this month and put it in savings and had a shitty hell of a time breaking even Jan 29 00:29
DaemonFC then next month I’m $300 ahead Jan 29 00:29
Chips_B_Malroy exactly the same thing Jan 29 00:29
Chips_B_Malroy Ballmer wants to pretent that MS is now recovered Jan 29 00:30
Chips_B_Malroy but Seven has been selling for awhile now Jan 29 00:30
DaemonFC it’s not that I did better next month, it’s that I put the hurt on myself this month to have a great on paper bank statement next month Jan 29 00:30
DaemonFC yes, that’s a common trick in business Jan 29 00:30
Chips_B_Malroy that last link had some interesting figures on how much stock MS is buying Jan 29 00:30
Chips_B_Malroy wow Jan 29 00:30
Chips_B_Malroy they are trying to drive the stock price up is my thought Jan 29 00:31
DaemonFC Chips_B_Malroy: In business you want to cut expenses or make more sales, preferably both Jan 29 00:31
DaemonFC Microsoft isn’t doing either very well Jan 29 00:31
DaemonFC Walmart does both very well, despite how evil they are Jan 29 00:32
DaemonFC they know that if they put in skylights they can turn most of the lights off and lower their electric bill Jan 29 00:32
Chips_B_Malroy DaemonFC> M$ isn’t dead or dying, just wounded right now Jan 29 00:32
DaemonFC their PR department then calls it “going green” Jan 29 00:32
Chips_B_Malroy it will die, if it continues on its present path Jan 29 00:33

According to this new report from The Register, technical problems are afoot for Vista 7. Microsoft desperately needs to sell the illusion that businesses are adopting Vista 7, even if whenever they buy a new computer/XP it still counts as “Vista 7″ (that’s a trick Microsoft also used to fraudulently inflate Vista numbers).

“In order to give the impression that Vista 8 is just around the corner, Microsoft is creating some new buzz and dates are named.”The Register writes that “Laptop owners upgrading their Windows XP and Windows Vista machines to Windows 7 are complaining that Microsoft’s new OS has severely reduced their available battery life.” The author quotes a person who wrote: “I was having excellent battery life until I installed the RTM of Windows 7 – all RC and beta builds that I installed I had nearly three hours of battery. Now, I have about 20 minutes and Win7 shuts down my laptop…”

As Richard Rasker puts it (regarding the above), “I don’t see the problem. Not only does this save a huge amount of energy, as the cause seems to be flaky Windows behaviour, not actual battery drain, but it incites people to get off their lazy ass and do something useful instead of staring at their laptop screens.

Microsoft need not worry though. It has already moved on to Vista 8 vapourware. This one will fix everything, they promise us. In order to give the impression that Vista 8 is just around the corner, Microsoft is creating some new buzz and dates are named [1, 2].

“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?”

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft

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