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Microsoft Uses the Gartner Group to Pressure Companies to Move to Vapourware (Vista 7)

Vista 7



Summary: History repeats itself as Gartner advises against exploration of other platforms

A Gartner analyst, Michael Silver, is in Microsoft's pocket not because of the things he says but because of who he's having lunch with and where his vested interests lie. We wrote about him before and provided extensive evidence. It was only months ago that he attacked ODF along with his employer, which is also in Microsoft's pocket [1, 2]. Microsoft and Bill Gates (at a personal capacity) pay these people's wages.



Rather than bore with these details which were outlined in dozens of prior posts, we urge readers to explore and judge the evidence independently. But in any event, Gartner is up to old and very familiar tricks right now.

Windows 7 hasn’t even hit the Release Candidate test phase, but already analysts at Gartner are advising business users they shouldn’t plan to wait for Service Pack 1 (SP1) to arrive before planning deployments.

From a March 12 research note by Gartner analyst Michael Silver (a link to which Microsoft is distributing to various press folks)...


We have already seen the Gartner Group agreeing not to bash Vista ahead of its release and Michael Silver taking an "upgrade to Vista or die" attitude -- to borrow the words of The Inquirer -- about a year ago. Michael Silver is a Microsoft drone with an infallible track record and it is trivial to make this claim based on very substantial findings (c/f links above).

What the latest situation shows is that Microsoft adopts the very same approach (as in Vista) to generate hype about Vista 7. Bribing bloggers is part of this spiel, too [1, 2].

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