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Vista 7 Incompatibility Issues, Crashes, and More NPD Lies

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Summary: Vista 7 issues persist and Microsoft's friend NPD does its usual shilling by delivering meaningless, selective, rigged statistics

EARLIER this week we gave some examples of compatibility problems in Vista 7 [1, 2]. We saw it coming (with evidence) months ago [1, 2].



As the following post shows, where GNU/Linux has compatibility issues Microsoft is sometimes the cause. Microsoft is being trailed for violations in Europe over these matters, but cronyism stands in the way.

The Danish TV station TV 2 has been using Microsoft's Media player to display its content on Sputnik for a long time. This has caused several problems, especially for those not using Windows or Internet Explorer.


As another new item about Windows, consider the following video which shows Vista 7 crashing on Japanese television. We gave 2 similar examples from Japanese television stations just over a week ago.

I loved the two clips from Japanese television demonstrating the new Windows 7 release - or rather, demonstrating that it still crashes!


It ought to be added that Microsoft is currently lying (with style) about sales figures, just as we anticipated. The same Microsoft-leaning NPD which said Linux had 4% market share in sub-notebooks (the real figure is somewhere around 30%) uses the usual tricks for clients like Microsoft. That's how NPD makes money.

Readers have told us about ways in which Microsoft miscounts Vista 7 sales and sometimes offers massive discounts in particular shops, maybe precisely those where NPD is counting (they only use a sample and extrapolate wildly). Those who know NPD's history with Microsoft will also know that the Zune never became the hit NPD said it would be; NPD and Microsoft are one heck of a mischievous pair which even fellow analysts ridiculed for delivering incomplete numbers and lying with a straight face (it's the "obligation to shareholders"). The sad thing is that there is no law against lies of this kind. We will probably elaborate on this later.

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