07.29.12

Vista 8 Will Fail, Expect Bribed-for ‘Reviews’

Posted in Vista 8, Windows at 11:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Can rigged ‘reviews’ save the name of Vista 8?

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Summary: Early signs that the newest incarnation of Vista is not desired by the target market

Gartner, the crooked firm, has been trying to hide the truth told by its staff, but those who pay attention to what the market says are laughing at Vista 8 and even a rather Microsoft-friendly site is having a go:

This was the week when Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 got what can only be described as a bashing from the folks over at Gartner.

Reviewer and research director Gunnar Berger didn’t seem to think that the OS was all that good. In fact, when it’s not on a touch device, he reckons the software is:

In a word: Bad.*

And he’s not the only one to think so. Having surveyed the enterprise masses, Gartner discovered that they weren’t exactly frothing at the bit to get their hands on Windows 8:

We recently did a large field research study and specifically asked all of our interviewees if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed. The fact is most enterprises are still trying to get to Windows 7 and few enterprises are ready for Windows 8.

Expect Vista 8 to never take off so well, just like Vista and Vista 7. Microsoft lied about their “success”. Soon enough Microsoft will bribe many bloggers and reporters for fake/manufactured ‘reviews’; Microsoft does this every time and we already saw it doing this for Vista 8 already.

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2 Comments

  1. mcinsand said,

    July 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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    For about a decade, MS’ only real embarrassment was DOS 4.0. However, things have changed drastically. Beginning with Windows ME, market-acceptable versions of Windows have been the exceptions, rather than the rule. Windows 2000 and Windows 7 are very similar in that the only reason they are getting ho-hum acceptance is that they aren’t as terrible as their immediate predecessors. Since the late ’90′s, XP has been their only OS that the market has been happy with (although it’s also the one that drove me to FOSS). Again, Windows 7 is only tolerated because it’s not so bad as Vista. MS can’t afford to have another major failure, which is what they seem to have on their hands with Windows 8.

    This is truly bad news for both MS and Apple. Apple needs MS as a source of new cultmembers. Users fed up with rotten security and reliability are easy pickings, and, if they have more money than sense, then they are truly ripe for drinking the Kool-aid. If the market majority gets used to an operating system that has reliability, security, *and* choice, Apple is royally screwed.

    The parallels between Win 8 and Precise Pangolin show Windows’ fundamental user experience weaknesses, Apple’s user choice weaknesses, and one of FOSS’ strengths. Don’t like the latest Win 8 environment? Tough. Don’t like OSX’ new coat of paint? Tough. Don’t like Unity? Take a minute to install the desktop manager of choice.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    BSD also offers some choices; the problems there are different.

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