Summary: Reports on Windows from Microsoft-friendly sources help deceive the public
OUR observations regarding Vista 8 go as far back as early 2009 when Microsoft started shaping perceptions about it. Some people used early builds of the system as early as last year, but these were obviously Microsoft partners or boosters. Just to be able to run it so early one must be carefully selected. Microsoft gives no access to those who might be critical. David Gewirtz, occasional GNU/Linux basher in ZDNet, neglects to account for this selection process when he approaches Windows fans (testers) for the most part to gather their views on Vista 8 and thereby jump to the false conclusion that long-term use makes it acceptable. This is not only bias by design but also by intent, knowing the author’s past convictions. So why are those people so desperate that they set up faux surveys? Well, Vista 8 is not just doing poorly; it is doing nothing.
U.S. notebook and desktop sales down 21% in Windows 8′s first month, says NPD, showing the new OS hasn’t moved the meter
Another report says “Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows 8 has not given a boost to U.S. sales of PCs and tablet computers, according to the NPD Group.”
Those who know better are moving to UNIX and Linux; the rest, those whom Microsoft controls, suffer the consequences:
The laptops issued to students in the Lake Washington School District were supposed to accelerate learning, but now a nasty computer virus spreading everywhere is disrupting class and costing the district money.
The district has spent more than one month fighting off something called the Goblin virus. It comes from downloaded malware via the internet and spreads easily from computer to computer.
The virus is affecting not only high school and middle school students who received a laptop for the first time this year, but also devices at the district office and elementary schools.