05.25.09

Months Before Release, Vista 7 Puts Its Vest on and Becomes Fat Like Vista

Posted in Deception, DRM, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 6:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista 7 starts now

Summary: Vista 7 is finally shown for the resource hog which it will become once released

MAYBE IT IS related to DRM being added or maybe it’s something else, but watch this long-time Windows fan finding out that Vista 7 (in RC) is too fat for sub-notebooks. It got heavier. It’s not even a done product yet, but as Microsoft puts it [PDF], “In the face of strong competition, Evangelism’s focus may shift immediately to the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X.”

Anyway, from the new article in iTWire:

What has Microsoft added to the RC code to slow things down? Why does XP still feel so much faster than Windows 7, when earlier Windows 7 builds screamed along on netbooks in comparison?

No wonder Microsoft is getting cold feet. SJVN came out with the same experience when his verdict was that Vista 7 is too heavy for standard sub-notebooks. Actual benchmarks provided concurring numerical evidence, but those who published these results got attacked by the Vista 7 mob. One of them was even blacklisted by Microsoft's PR Department.

“Actual benchmarks provided concurring numerical evidence, but those who published these results got attacked by the Vista 7 mob. ”Since Microsoft has given up on Windows Vista while offering no replacement (XP does not count), a pro-Microsoft writer has just published the post “Rumors of Vista’s Demise Should Be Greatly Accelerated,” but he echoes the very same marketing pitch that we see coming from Microsoft and its paid-for people at Gartner. It was the same with Windows Vista back in 2006 when Microsoft orchestrated public discussions of its coming product — the platform which is the bread and butter of the company’s franchise. The new tune goes like, “forget Vista because Vista 7 will be much better,” but apart from many bribed bloggers and the bribed (by Microsoft) Gartner analysts [1, 2, 3], we mostly find evidence suggesting that Vista 7 (RTM) will more of the same. It gets even worse as the release date is approached.

“My initial evaluation of Windows 7 shows that it’s really just Vista with a fresh coat of paint.”

Randall Kennedy

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  1. twitter said,

    May 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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    If a benchmark by exo performance network is correct, IE 8 on it’s own will be too fat for Netbooks.

    What worked form M$ in the past won’t today. M$ has killed sub portables in the past by making Windows and their applications too fat. The problem for them now is that the hardware really is good enough and GNU/Linux does the job better. There’s nothing M$ can do about companies like Google, that use free software to offer services via the web that work on light hardware. M$’s bloated web services depend on their OS monopoly. As Vista has failed them, so has M$ search, Silverblight and a host of other parts of the Longhorn Launch Wave. Media, maps, news, office productivity and all the things people want from their computers are all better provided by free software and on line service providers which work great on everything from super computers to pocket PCs. Meanwhile, M$ has a mobile OS which features IE6 and a desktop OS that’s still too fat to fit on most hardware and won’t run on ARM, PowerPC or MIPS. Their money losing web services hardly deserve mentioning.

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