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Vista 10 Not Ready, But Released Anyway

Summary: Despite severe technical issues in the rushed-out-the-door Vista 10, Microsoft decides to stick with the deadline, only days after reporting billions of dollars in losses

VISTA 10 media SPAM is already everywhere, not just in Microsoft advocacy sites. Microsoft AstroTurfers and PR agencies, respectively, inject the subject into forums and pressure people in the media to write about it in many languages. Microsoft wants to sell us perceptions and it pretends that Vista 10 is "free", "best ever", "secure", and so on.



"Microsoft is trying to rescue the business by going into GNU/Linux-dominated areas, not just mobile devices but also servers."Andrew Orlowski, a very provocative (at times even trollish) writer, chastises Vista 10 and says that when it comes to mobile devices, it's "going nowhere fast". Even people inside Microsoft tell me that Vista 10 is not ready. It's basically just a brand and many hardware companies don't care enough to make their products compatible with it. This is going to hurt Microsoft's bottom line, just as Vista did nearly a decade ago. History repeats itself. Vista too was rushed out the door; Orlowski says it's the same with Vista 10 and people inside Microsoft tell me that it still crashes a lot (screens of death). It's well past the prototyping stage, but it still has that Microsoft 'quality' to it. Microsoft announced some days ago that it had been losing billions of dollars. The decline of Windows had a lot to do with it and Microsoft knows that the common carrier is where the company must put all its of eggs (without Windows dominance, Office too ceases to matter because it relies on format monoculture). Microsoft cannot hide the losses anymore. To quote a new comment from Needs Sunlight: "Speculating on two explanations which could be about carrying the 1998 debt, it could be that M$ trying to write off some of that debt now. Or it could be that it has carried that debt as long as it can and can no longer keep it hidden and things are blowing up."

Microsoft is trying to rescue the business by going into GNU/Linux-dominated areas, not just mobile devices but also servers. Don't call it 'cloud', as it serves to mislead and it usually means surveillance. IDG shamelessly promotes ASP.Net and some British media promotes Microsoft mail loss on the 'cloud' as if Microsoft belongs in E-mail, where GNU/Linux and Free software are already dominant and vastly more reliable (Windows plays a role only in pumping SPAM into mail servers). At Microsoft-friendly circles, Microsoft boosters pretend that Microsoft is 'buddies' with GNU/Linux (which it is still attacking in many ways), but as we explained the other day, that's just Microsoft trying to take over the competition because Microsoft is losing in a very big way.

Vista 10 will not be a success story but more like a semi-functional system update for Vista 7/8 with newer back doors (more on that in our next post) and decade-old GNU/Linux features, which Microsoft arrogantly copied and now markets as 'innovations'.

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