I didn't read the entire thing, but it seems like it is a good thing overall. Maybe this way MS will be able to create a really nice stable system. I have my doubts on the astetics (sp?), but at least if it runs well its a step forward.Daveway said:
Kinda like those Office ads that they've been doing.raggedjimmi said:"hey, Windows XP was terrible, sorry guys! we hear ya. so we figured we'd use that and make Vista better"
while true (RE: the learning from mistakes bit) it seems like they are just using some kind of advertising to get people to upgrade when Vista is out. how pathetic! oh man im so glad im done with that crap.
- I'm sorry, but I can't help hoping they'll make a disastrous piece of ****, which will be the drop that makes the 95% of the worlds computer users finally loose their temper, thus opening up the market, not just for apple and linux, but for innovation in general.ham_man said:I truly hope that Microsoft will make a good OS, if only to make life easier for the people who know no different. I always have thought that the only way that it would be fixed is with a rebuild from the ground up...
I agree completely. It's a bit a strange article. The way MS seem to be repentant sinners, admitting past faults in a way big companies normally doesn't do.raggedjimmi said:while true (RE: the learning from mistakes bit) it seems like they are just using some kind of advertising to get people to upgrade when Vista is out.
I don't believe a word of it. This "new Microsoft" sounds an awful lot like Windows 95 to me. Remember the Windows that did not require DOS? It was an outright lie. Now Allchin claims that Microsoft has seen the error of its ways and will sin no more. Yet what we have are the remains of Longhorn being rechristened as Windows Vista. In order to do it right, Microsoft would have to scrap its old Windows code and begin anew. Developing new code would be just the beginning. In order for a new Windows to succeed, Microsoft would have to reeducate its third-party developers, OEMs, and user-base. None of this has happened. I know of no plans for it ever to happen. Until it does, Allchin's comments reported in the article are just talk.mojohanna said:As an Apple lover, what is scary about this article is the beast may be waking up. Just as Apple starts to get a foothold with its OS and people start to migrate to OSX and Apple hardware MS goes through a major change in its corporate culture and becomes more nimble.
Apple's inherent flexibility is one of the reasons its OS is so good. They can add features, do rewrites from the ground up etc and continue to deliver a excellent, stable OS to its users.
It worries me that MS gets this figured out before more people make the switch. It will be difficult for MS to make a wholehearted shift in its philosophy at the same time focusing on mataining its lead. Afterwords, if the shift is successful, MS could emerge as an even more dominant player (if anyone could imagine that)