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03.01.10

Intel Unhappy With Failed Migration to Vista 7, Radical Microsoft Spin Begins

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 11:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“[W]e’re not going to have products that are much more successful than Vista has been.”

Steve Ballmer

Summary: More bad news for Vista 7, so Microsoft is starting to embrace miserable measures to flood the news with positive ‘fluff’

THE reality behind Vista 7 at Intel is so far similar to the reality of Windows Vista at Intel. There was never such a reality because the migration was called off.

Check out this news report:

Intel faces challenges in migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7, including application incompatibility and system readiness, the company said.

Intel worked with Microsoft to develop Windows 7 into a stable operating system, but there is still a lot of heavy lifting involved before migrating PCs to the new OS inside Intel’s environment, wrote Intel staff engineer Roy Ubry in a blog entry. Challenges include issues related to backward application compatibility, web browser support, 64-bit computing and privacy controls.

For those who do not remember, Intel said that it would move to Vista, never to truly fulfill this promise, so it was just an advertisement/endorsement for Microsoft (in the form of lip service). At one stage, Intel said it would wait for Service Pack 1 of Vista and there was also an Internet storm when memos from Intel came out saying that Vista became a forbidden item inside the company.

But never mind reality. Never mind the fact that Vista 7 is failing to gain adoption in businesses. Microsoft and its army of boosters are already rewriting the history of Vista and promoting Vista 7 using lies. Check out this anonymous nonsense at ZDNet. Fellow writers of the author from ZDNet UK could not help weighing in and complaining. Jamie Watson wrote:

Microsoft is reigning over the world of computer and none can defy this fact

Rubbish. Complete, total, pure rubbish.

Or, it would be better to say, Windows 7 is an improved version of Windows Vista.

Then why are customers who purchased Vista required to pay again to get Win 7? The customer has to pay for Microsoft’s mistakes?

Windows Vista too earned loads of acclamation from users

On what planet?

At this point I had read enough of this. Drinking the Kool-Aid and being a Microsoft Fan-Boi is one thing, but this is evidence of a severe overdose.

jw

Another occasional writer for ZDNet UK (community) replies to Jamie:

You hit it on the head, Jamie. Win 7 is not all it was cracked up to be. I have heard many complaints about it slowing down after a few months use, it has had security problems, driver problems,and it really is only vista with lipstick. But, since the purchaser has no choice but to buy a new computer with win 7 installed, then the numbers have no way to go but up.What if there was a choice? Would windows installed base start to slide?
The day is coming when you will have a better choice than win7, or win8.

These were the only two comments posted in reply to the lies. Speaking of the UK, the “UK government will upgrade to Microsoft Vista, snub Windows 7,” says this news site. The government apparently agrees with our reader who is a former Microsoft MVP. He says that Vista 7 is so buggy that he prefers a Service Pack of Vista. Microsoft’s UK booster Jack Schofield said that his “initial impression [of Vista 7] is how much it looks like Vista. Which I think is…uh…the thing I’m not supposed to say.”

“PCs running Windows 7 trial set to turn cranky,” heralds The India Times.

ON MARCH 1, Microsoft Windows 7 Release Candidate users will lose control over their computers. Their PCs will start shutting down every two hours, even if they haven’t saved their work. And, On June 1, the screens will go black. World’s largest software maker Microsoft’s business strategy for pushing hard to sell its new Windows 7 by exerting control over users’ PCs has opened a pandora’s box.

That happens today. Unpaid testers of Vista 7 will pay up or boot their computer every 2 hours, starting today. Jolly good fun this proprietary software thing, eh?

So anyway, what’s left to hype up Vista 7 with? How about ‘certifying’ generic hardware for Vista 7, just for promotion as we explained last year (brand recognition on hardware too)? Microsoft is doing this right now [1, 2, 3] with the company that sold Linux down the river, LG.

Let’s face it. Windows is all about marketing. Last week we showed that Archos was unable to do with Windows what it had done with Linux for several years. This is now being confirmed yet again by a publication which says that “Archos 9 tablet doesn’t make Windows look good”

Windows just doesn’t seem at home when squeezed into this 1.8-pound slab, with a touch-sensitive screen that is 8.9 inches on the diagonal. It’s sluggish, and the controls aren’t adapted to the size of the screen or the fact that there’s no real keyboard or mouse.

Windows is heavy and clumsy. It’s improperly engineered and it is not modular, either. A lot of people understand this and they move to other platforms (both users and developer do that). Microsoft — being Microsoft — is still talking about
Vista 8 vapourware. Here are just a couple of examples from the past week alone. One comes from a Windows boosting Web site:

With Windows 7 barely out the door, Microsoft has started making us aware that they are already busily working at Windows 8.

“Microsoft has started making us aware” is not the same as Microsoft actually showing something like a demo. Have they no shame? Or have they no product more capable than Vista? We suspect the latter is true.

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2 Comments

  1. stonebit said,

    March 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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    I am a tech at UPS. We have been running a sunset program for a few months now to get our Win2k machines replaced with a supported OS. Since the Win2k machines were licensed for Win2k, we have to replace the whole machine. Most of these old machines were used to access tools on our intranet via web browser (IE6, because corporate IT says FF has “known security issues” -the real reason i suspect is because we are shackled to ActiveX). They did not ‘need’ to be replaced for any reason other than to satisfy the necessity of receiving security updates. When we replace a machine, if it is anything remotely mission critical, it gets XP (all new PCs have a Vista7 license). If it is a PC that will only be used for general office work (email, web browsing), we have the option of installing Vista7 as sort of a field test beta. We’ve only got a few Vista7 builds in the building i work in. In every one, we are having major issues with the print spooler service failing and not restarting. Remote management is also a hassle. When using an XP machine to remotely manage a Vista7 machine, many of the tools within the management console are not available. This means i have to trek over to the PC to manage it or use our VNC app and boot the user off of the machine while i work on it. Another annoying ‘feature’ is that an administrator cannot kick off a user and login to the PC if the user has the PC ‘locked’. With every other Windows release, we were able to override the lock and boot the user off, allowing us to do our work. Soft-off power does not work either. The PC must be hard shut down for us to login if the user is not available to log off of the computer. There have been many other issues as well; but alas, i feel i’m rambling.

  2. your_friend said,

    March 2, 2010 at 1:07 am

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    I doubt the broken OS has gotten any better. If it had, Intel would not be wasting time with Windows 7, unless that too is just lip service. Intel recommends Microsoft Vista … erm, Windows 7 but don’t expect them to use it. Here’s a pathetic NYT article about it. They predicted Intel would change their minds and that Microsoft would quit shipping XP. Fun times! Here is a more straight forward opinion of Vista from the Inquirerer.

    Vista is undeployable by anyone with a grain of common sense … what are they going to use? The official answer is ‘nothing yet’, the one where they try not to offend is ‘likely Windows 7′, delivered with a pained smile. Since that is shaping up to be Me II SP1a, I am not sure Intel will bite there either unless they suddenly develop a GPU that can run it in that time frame.

    Score one for the Inquirer. That’s one prediction everyone could make but few did. Shame on those who continue to boost Microsoft. Competent people run GNU/Linux.

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