Bonum Certa Men Certa

[Meme] Microsoft Stooping Down Low in Search of Vapourware With a Superficial Version Bump

Recent: StatCounter: In May 2021 Windows Market Share Falls Sharply to Just 28%, Whereas GNU/Linux Climbs to 2.31% in Desktops/Laptops

Vista 10 going down the drain; Don't worry, we'll find a Vista 11 for you
Vista 11 will Fix Everythingâ„¢ though it doesn't even exist yet!



Summary: Instead of trying to actually fix its broken (and self-breaking) operating system Microsoft has decided to sell mythology and false promises, as usual

"Stewart Alsop, industry gadfly, presented Gates with the "Golden Vaporware" award, saying, "The delay of Windows was all part of a secret plan to have Bill turn thirty before it shipped."

--Barbarians Led by Bill Gates, a book composed
by the daughter of Microsoft's PR mogul



"The purpose of announcing early like this is to freeze the market at the OEM and ISV level. In this respect it is JUST like the original Windows announcement...

"One might worry that this will help Sun because we will just have vaporware, that people will stop buying 486 machines, that we will have endorsed RISC but not delivered... So, Scott, do you really think you can fight that avalanche?"

--Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft



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