A Year After Release Vista 11 Hasn’t Even Been Adopted (Nowhere Near Vista 10 Yet) and Microsoft Already Drops Vista 12 ‘Vapourware’

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Vista 8, Windows at 12:02 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Windows user; 'Upgrading' to Vista 12

Adoption slowing down already

Summary: It’s rather revealing that Vista 11 is another Vista 8.x or Windows ME; almost nobody adopts it (not many people buy a new PC in an economic downturn amid rise of mobile devices) but Microsoft already rushes to promise some future version

Related: 6 Months After Vista 11′s Official Release the Market Share of Windows Falls to 28% (All-Time Low) | Microsoft ‘Delighted’ by Windows 11 (Vista 11) Usage, Which is Only 1% Three Months After Official Launch and Six Months After Release Online | 12 Months Later Vista 11 Still MIA (Very Small Share) and in Some Places Vista 7 Has Higher Share Than Vista 10!


“Stewart Alsop, industry gadfly, presented Gates with the “Golden Vaporware” award” ~Barbarians Led by Bill Gates (book)

“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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