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ZDNet: Vista at the Tipping Point

Jan 19, 2007, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

[ Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this link. ]

"Five years after the release of Windows XP and costing a staggering $9 billion to create, Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing by Microsoft. The mighty marketing machine has swung into action. 'Microsoft's most important product launch ever' blare the headlines in the trade press. Yet the silence from businesses and customers is deafening. No one cares. Contrast this with what most people would consider Microsoft's most successful Windows launch ever: Windows 95. People actually queued outside stores to be the first to buy this exciting new product, the launch itself was covered as news; real news, actually covered by the mainstream press as a real media event; not just in the computer trade press..."

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