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Even Some Big Windows Fans Worry About Vista 7

Summary: Few weeks before its arrival, Vista 7 receives the thumbs-down from some major supporters

THE leaks of realities behind Vista 7 probably culminated when Microsoft's CEO admitted that it would not sell additional PCs (or at least that it's unlikely to).

This report from Sky News (UK) agrees with Microsoft's CEO regarding the crucial role of Vista 7 in Microsoft's future and the Telegraph (also UK-based) shows Microsoft's CEO admitting that Microsoft never recovered from Vista.

Mr Ballmer said: “We got some uneven reception when [Vista] first launched in large part because we made some design decisions to improve security at the expense of compatibility. I don’t think from a word-of-mouth perspective we ever recovered from that.”


Well, the very same problems persist with Vista 7. The article neglects to mention this. Vista 7 inherits the compatibility nightmares from Vista.

Looking at news from the past week, only 3 sets of headlines are about Vista, all in a negative context. Compare that with about 20 sets of headlines regarding Vista 7. These include Ballmer's discouraging words, which are also covered here.

Microsoft's Ballmer: Windows 7 software won't increase PC sales



Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer has indicated that the October 22 release of the Windows 7 operating system won't increase PC sales significantly. That's quite a statement from the CEO of the world's most influential software company on a new flagship piece of software that is said to be a truly shining product.


Jack Wallen has already listed 10 reasons why Vista "could flop". To quote the opening:

I, and a few others, think Windows 7 will not be the success most pundits are proclaiming. Here are 10 reasons why Windows 7 could easily fail.

1. Too much like Vista I have yet to run into a PC user who likes Vista. There may be a few who have decided that Aero is the prettiest of all interfaces and that the User Access Control is the be-all-end-all of security.

[...]


That first point is important and it's the reason why we insistently call it "Vista 7". We are trying to get across the message that Windows 7 is just the "real Mojave", or Vista renamed.

At Datamation, a self-professed "Windows guy" is now asking, "Is Microsoft Already Failing with Windows 7?"

But will Microsoft screw up the Windows 7 launch like it did Windows Vista?

So far, it's not looking good.


Weeks ahead of the release of Vista 7 there are many negative signs appearing. John Dvorak claims that a massive PR campaign is the reason Vista 7 received good publicity. This deception campaign is running out of steam now.

Vista 7 PR error

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