Vista 8 Reality Log

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Vista 8 -- like its predecessors Windows Vista and [[Vista 7 Reality Log|Vista 7]] -- relies a great deal on marketing and hype, even before its conception. The vapourware tactics are outlined below.
Vista 8 -- like its predecessors Windows Vista and [[Vista 7 Reality Log|Vista 7]] -- relies a great deal on marketing and hype, even before its conception. The vapourware tactics are outlined below.
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== 2009 ==
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== 2011 ==
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/22/microsoft-already-knows-win7-fails/ Why Microsoft Already Knows That Vista 7 Will Fail]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/10/06/vista-8-will-backfire/ Next Windows Becomes a Mess to Developers (ISVs) and OEMs]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/08/16/premature-failure-by-vapourware/ Microsoft Has Already Moved on to Vista 8 Vapourware]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/09/21/windows-8-bribe/ Vista 8 Bribes (5,000 ‘Free’ Tablets) Are Already Dumped for Cash]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/24/vista-about-vaporware/ If Vista 7 is Wonderful Like Microsoft Claims, Then Why is Vista 8 Vapourware Already Surfacing?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/08/26/microsoft-copies-kde4/ Tomorrow’s Windows is Yesterday’s Computing, a GNU/Linux Catchup Job]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/08/msft-lies-and-vaporware/ Microsoft Cheats at Vista 7 ‘Speed’, Uses New Vapourware (Vista 8)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/02/win8-as-another-mojave/ “Windows 8 Sounds Like It’s Basically Windows Phone 7 on a PC”]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/18/gartner-and-laura-didio-fud/ Microsoft Analysts Mock Free Software and Praise Vista 7] (Vista 8 mentioned at the bottom)
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/01/vista-8/ There is No Windows 8, It is Vista With New Tweaks]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/01/freeze-the-market-vista-wm/ Microsoft to Developers/Self: Forget About Vista 7, Let’s Spread Vista 8 Vapourware?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/04/02/steam-tactics/ The ‘Upgrade’ Will Fix Everything™, Says Microsoft]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/16/most-expensive-service-pack-ever/ Confirmed: Vista 7 Fails to Sell PCs, Mostly Replaces Vista] (More Vista 8 Hype)
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/22/vaporware-and-children-harm/ Microsoft Windows Advertising Goes Too Far, Parents Television Council Complains] (Microsoft publicly talks/writes about Vista 8)
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/02/imaginary-products-windows-8/ Vapourware After Vista 7 (Vista 8) Starts Much Earlier Than Vapourware After Vista (Vista 7)]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/06/brainwashing-the-masses/ Microsoft Press Deceives the Masses About Windows] (see bottom part for examples)
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/21/windows-ends-winmob-slips/ IDC Speculation That Vista 7 is Last PC Operating System from Microsoft, Windows Mobile 7 Already Slips]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/27/merge-of-another-win7-problem/ Vista 7 Limitations, Compatibility Issues, and Hype from the Microsoft Ecosystem] (latter parts are about "8")
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== 2010 ==
== 2010 ==
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/04/vista-7-still-stinks/ Deceptive Vista 7 Advertising, Neglect, Bugs, and More Security Problems]
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/21/the-register-for-novell-microsoft/ The Register Gloats About Microsoft Vapourware and Daemonises the Victim Red Hat, Which Microsoft/Novell Are Assaulting]
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/29/microsoft-generates-more-lies/ Microsoft is Lying About Vista 7 Sales, Bloat] ("In order to give the impression that Vista 8 is just around the corner, Microsoft is creating some new buzz and dates are named")
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/09/vaporware-and-fake-leaks/ Windows ‘Battery Killer’ (Vista 7) Also Has USB Data Transfer Issues and Stability Problems, Does Not Sell Well] (fake "leaks" about Vista 8)
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/12/msie-spin-and-huffington-vaporware/ Latest Deception for Internet Explorer 8 and Vista 8]
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/18/improper-os-comparisons/ Please Don’t Compare Microsoft Vapourware to Today’s GNU/Linux]
 
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/03/01/bad-news-vs-vista7-fluff/ Intel Unhappy With Failed Migration to Vista 7, Radical Microsoft Spin Begins]
 
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/06/29/microsoft-runs-away-from-win7/ John Dvorak: Vista 7 Was “a Face-saving Vista Re-do”] (contains a blurb about seemingly-fake "leaks")
 
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/06/29/microsoft-too-bad-to-bail/ Microsoft Keeps Losing Market Share to Google, Goes Aggressive, Discriminates Against GNU/Linux, and Grabs People’s Healthcare System] (as above)
 
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/07/03/amazon-reviews-for-microsoft/ Users of Microsoft Office 2010 Hate It, OpenOffice.org is Loved, Vista 7 is a ‘Meh’] (see bottom parts)
 
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/10/26/vapourware-and-disclosure/ Signs of Defeat: Microsoft Speaks About Invisible Windows, Not Existing Products]
 
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/12/11/vapourware-and-swpats/ Microsoft Windows Weakness on Desktops and Phones]
 
*[http://techrights.org/2010/12/14/vista-8-is-windows-6-2/ Next Windows Release is Windows 6.2 (Vista is 6.0)]
*[http://techrights.org/2010/12/14/vista-8-is-windows-6-2/ Next Windows Release is Windows 6.2 (Vista is 6.0)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/12/11/vapourware-and-swpats/ Microsoft Windows Weakness on Desktops and Phones]
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/10/26/vapourware-and-disclosure/ Signs of Defeat: Microsoft Speaks About Invisible Windows, Not Existing Products]
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/07/03/amazon-reviews-for-microsoft/ Users of Microsoft Office 2010 Hate It, OpenOffice.org is Loved, Vista 7 is a ‘Meh’] (see bottom parts)
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/06/29/microsoft-too-bad-to-bail/ Microsoft Keeps Losing Market Share to Google, Goes Aggressive, Discriminates Against GNU/Linux, and Grabs People’s Healthcare System] (as above)
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/06/29/microsoft-runs-away-from-win7/ John Dvorak: Vista 7 Was “a Face-saving Vista Re-do”] (contains a blurb about seemingly-fake "leaks")
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/03/01/bad-news-vs-vista7-fluff/ Intel Unhappy With Failed Migration to Vista 7, Radical Microsoft Spin Begins]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/18/improper-os-comparisons/ Please Don’t Compare Microsoft Vapourware to Today’s GNU/Linux]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/12/msie-spin-and-huffington-vaporware/ Latest Deception for Internet Explorer 8 and Vista 8]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/09/vaporware-and-fake-leaks/ Windows ‘Battery Killer’ (Vista 7) Also Has USB Data Transfer Issues and Stability Problems, Does Not Sell Well] (fake "leaks" about Vista 8)
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/29/microsoft-generates-more-lies/ Microsoft is Lying About Vista 7 Sales, Bloat] ("In order to give the impression that Vista 8 is just around the corner, Microsoft is creating some new buzz and dates are named")
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/21/the-register-for-novell-microsoft/ The Register Gloats About Microsoft Vapourware and Daemonises the Victim Red Hat, Which Microsoft/Novell Are Assaulting]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/04/vista-7-still-stinks/ Deceptive Vista 7 Advertising, Neglect, Bugs, and More Security Problems]
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== 2011 ==
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== 2009 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/04/02/steam-tactics/ The ‘Upgrade’ Will Fix Everything™, Says Microsoft]
+
*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/27/merge-of-another-win7-problem/ Vista 7 Limitations, Compatibility Issues, and Hype from the Microsoft Ecosystem] (latter parts are about "8")
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/01/vista-8/ There is No Windows 8, It is Vista With New Tweaks]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/21/windows-ends-winmob-slips/ IDC Speculation That Vista 7 is Last PC Operating System from Microsoft, Windows Mobile 7 Already Slips]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/02/win8-as-another-mojave/ “Windows 8 Sounds Like It’s Basically Windows Phone 7 on a PC”]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/06/brainwashing-the-masses/ Microsoft Press Deceives the Masses About Windows] (see bottom part for examples)
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/08/26/microsoft-copies-kde4/ Tomorrow’s Windows is Yesterday’s Computing, a GNU/Linux Catchup Job]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/12/02/imaginary-products-windows-8/ Vapourware After Vista 7 (Vista 8) Starts Much Earlier Than Vapourware After Vista (Vista 7)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/09/21/windows-8-bribe/ Vista 8 Bribes (5,000 ‘Free’ Tablets) Are Already Dumped for Cash]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/22/vaporware-and-children-harm/ Microsoft Windows Advertising Goes Too Far, Parents Television Council Complains] (Microsoft publicly talks/writes about Vista 8)
-
*[http://techrights.org/2011/10/06/vista-8-will-backfire/ Next Windows Becomes a Mess to Developers (ISVs) and OEMs]
+
*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/16/most-expensive-service-pack-ever/ Confirmed: Vista 7 Fails to Sell PCs, Mostly Replaces Vista] (More Vista 8 Hype)
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/11/01/freeze-the-market-vista-wm/ Microsoft to Developers/Self: Forget About Vista 7, Let’s Spread Vista 8 Vapourware?]
 +
*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/18/gartner-and-laura-didio-fud/ Microsoft Analysts Mock Free Software and Praise Vista 7] (Vista 8 mentioned at the bottom)
 +
*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/10/08/msft-lies-and-vaporware/ Microsoft Cheats at Vista 7 ‘Speed’, Uses New Vapourware (Vista 8)]
 +
*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/24/vista-about-vaporware/ If Vista 7 is Wonderful Like Microsoft Claims, Then Why is Vista 8 Vapourware Already Surfacing?]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/08/16/premature-failure-by-vapourware/ Microsoft Has Already Moved on to Vista 8 Vapourware]
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*[http://boycottnovell.com/2009/04/22/microsoft-already-knows-win7-fails/ Why Microsoft Already Knows That Vista 7 Will Fail]

Revision as of 08:38, 7 October 2011

Vista 8 -- like its predecessors Windows Vista and Vista 7 -- relies a great deal on marketing and hype, even before its conception. The vapourware tactics are outlined below.

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